Thursday, May 21, 2009

well not much to report really. been a pretty dull month so far. havent played live since the irish masters and online is going pretty shit. played over 1700 sngs so far this month and im down over $6k. last week though i did get a $3k bonus for reaching 300k vpps so that was nice. and ive earned 55k vpps so far this month, so im actually in profit despite bein down over $6k! lol pretty funny come to think of it. even when i lose i win. didnt expect to run great this month though tbh cos i ran above expectation last month and made well over $20k.

went to see "I love you man" and "fighting" in the past week neither of them were much use.bought myself a new mouse a few weeks back. anyone who sits at a computer 30+ hours a week clicking away on a mouse will quickly realise how important it is to have a really comfortable mouse! my old mouse was wireless and it was a little small. giving me pains in my hand. wireless mouses are a really bad idea for anyone multitabling online poker i soon found out. bein wireless they need batteries obv! and what happens when uve got like 18 sngs going and ur mouse goes dead? oh fuck! not good trust me. scampering around the room like a maniac pulling the backs of remote controls looking for replacement batteries while your being timed out of all ur sngs with AA etc. and all u can do is watch. so anyway ye decided to get myself a top wired 1 as i didnt want this to happen again. very bad for the oul nerves. the mouse cost 90 euro which I thought was a bit of a rip. but then i went to monte carlo and paid 7 euro for a twix. so 90 for a mouse actually seemed very reasonable.

bought myself a 1 bed apartment in bulgaria a couple of years ago and its finally ready. ive been talking to the manager of the complex recently, sent me pics etc. and so im really excited about seeing that. gonna try get over to check it out some time in august. jeez its less than 4 weeks to vegas. really looking forward to that. itll be the 1st time ill have been away from home for more than 2 weeks and so that should be interesting.

anyway thats about it for now heading to manchester on wed for the champions league final so that should be good. hopefully i can run better online for the rest of the month. and have a graph i can post that im not embarrased about. until next week peace out.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

JP Irish Masters

played the irish masters in the red cow this weekend. it got 221 players. 750 buy in. finished 10th for 3k but was very disapointed tbh.40k for the winner. before i started this blog i said i wouldnt bother with hand histories as i find them very boring to read on other peoples blogs, but ill give my exit hand details just this once.

were 5 handed (final table bubble) blinds are 4k 8k 500 ante. im playing around 220k. im 2nd to act and raise to 23k with 10s 6s, button calls both blinds fold. flop comes down 8h 9s Js, i bet 35k button calls. turn comes down 4c. i ship 155k, he thinks about it for about half an hour and calls with As 4s. blank on the river and gg me. : (
had a really good think about it after i got home and calmed down a bit. and decided i am happy with how i played the hand. wasnt to be unfortunately but at least i ended my awful live mtt run. thatll prob be my last decent tourney before vegas. flying over on the 16th june till 15th july so looking forward to that. gonna play a couple of side events this year before the main event starts. gonna grind as much as possible before then as i dont plan on playing alot online in vegas. didnt do a whole lot of grinding since monte carlo so not much to report about online. gonna get stuck in this week. oh ye, i made up my mind i will be going for supernova elite again this year. stars are giving people that play the wsop 100k vpps, which is a huge help when going for elite. its 10% of what u need. ive only 280k vpps so far this year and so im a little behind schedule but ill catch up.

heading over to manchester for the champions league final on the 27th. obv its bein held in rome but the atmosphere in manchester for this is excvellent! went over for it last year and had great craic so decided wed head over again this year. kinda hoped wed be playing chelsea tbh as its nice beating other english clubs in the final, but ah well, beating barca will be just as nice im sure.

anyway thats about it for now, ill try update this at least once a week for any1 who can be arsed reading it so leave me a comment or a link to ur blog if u want me to add u 2 my blog list. gg : )

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

let the blogging begin!

been meaning to set 1 of these up for quite a while now but just been too lazy i suppose. just back from the monte carlo EPT which meant no online poker for a week. (break from computers) so now is a good time to set 1 up i guess.

never really got goin in the main event, busted 5 mins from the end of day 1. folded to me on the button with A 10 sooty ive 18k blinds 400 800 75 ante. i raise to 2400 sb raises to 6400 i ship he calls with AQ gg me. :( guy who knocked me out went on to win it so at least i can say i was beaten by the best! lol. i was on the same table the whole day and it looked like a pretty awful table draw for me. had julian thew to my immediate left and juha helpi to his left. neither of them really got going either though, juha got moved after a couple of levels shortstacked and julian got knocked out a couple of levels later.

finished 7 off the money in a 1k side event with 250 runners. :mad: pushed 44 for 11 bbs from the cutoff ran into AA. :( was very happy with how i played in this even so sucked not to cash.

anyway overall monte carlo is a pretty shit place tbh. "alcatraz for millionares" the devilfish called it. nice place to go and witness i suppose. it is beautiful like. yachts and cars are pretty sick. a real eye opener in this "global recession" lol! reminder that therell always be sick wealth in the world no matter how things get. never seen so many super cars in 1 place in my life. in dublin guys cruise around in pimped out civics and lancers with noisey exhausts. over there they cruise around in lambos and ferraris. the older ones drive rollers bentleys and astons. lol

only decent night out i had was my last 1 when myself my girlfriend (helen) francis mcCormac (wally) roy brindley and the devilfish and his girlfriend were out. devilfish was a good laugh. 1st hour was just him and roy telling jokes. roy went home early cos they were flying out earlyish the next morning. (lightweight!!) imo. anyway we ended up goin back to a bar in the monte carlo bay hotel which had a pool table. and so me an the fish played 2 random english guys in a game of doubles. pwned them obv. no thx to me though tbh. he tried to convince them at the start to put a few quid on it but they werent having none of it unfortunately. ok im starting to ramble so ill finish up now. was my 1st time really meeting wally and roy and they seem pretty cool.ok so thats it for now leave me a comment or whatever if any1 actually reads this lol. peace out back to grinding online for me :)