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 : )


  1. Hi Mick,

    Great to see you have a blog now. Very unlucky in the end in the Red Cow. Only a matter of time before you get a major live score.

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging!

    Reading all accounts, you played a terrific game at the the Masters, leading all the way... You played that hand fine, it was a sick hero call by your A4 chancer, especially on the FT bubble. Don't give up on live poker - not just yet!