Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hectic weekend! Collected my new car on Friday then straight to the Citywest for the teamcop. Was really looking forward to this event and I felt we had a real chance of winning it. It only got 19 teams (114 players) and that was the only bad thing I can say about the event. Great banter, perfect venue,friendly staff and just a great atmosphere in general. Real pity it didnt get a bigger crowd.

I was chatting with my team before the event and I was joking with Jude saying I reckon he could be a bit of a liability in this event. Saying he"d either be gone in the 1st level or he"d win it. Unfortunately he was the 1st player eliminated and we were under pressure straight away. Not alot he could do in fairness as he was set over setted. We lost another player (Brian Rickard) at the end of day 1 and so there was 4 of us remaining going into day 2. We had our work cutout as there were still some teams with all six players. But it was still anyones game. There were some really strong teams in it. I didnt have a room booked on Friday so I ended up just driving home. Stayed on the Saturday night and went on the drink. Its just no fun driving home alone from a poker festival sober!

The tourney was full of the regular faces and there was some sick tables at times. At one point in day 2 my table consisted of myself, Nicky Power, John o Shea, Paul Leckey, Rob Taylor and Dave Masters. Alot tougher than the average €250 tourney. Was great crack at the table and there was lots of banter. (even though most of it was Nicky and John abusing me!) Although neither of them got a chip off me so I was happy enough. Also had a side bet with John which I won so that was sweet. Pretty happy with how I played in general over the weekend and eventually went on to finish 2nd losing heads up to Dave Masters.Played with Dave most of the tourney and he played really well throughtout the tournament so welldone to him and his team on winning the team event too. Deserved winners. Also welldone to Dara finishing 2nd in the side event. Yet another solid result for him.

Our team tied for 2nd with team Eglinton. Another very strong team. So we chopped 2nd and 3rd place prize money given each team €3750. If I had won the heads up we would have finished 2nd but wasnt much difference in the prize money so didnt really matter to the team. There was however €1100 difference in the individual prize money. Finsihed the weekend with a profit of €3k after side bets etc. so was very happy with that.

Drove home on Sunday and I unregistered from two sit an gos which I was due to play on stars. the weekly vip sng with a stars pro. Wasnt in the humour of playing online so just chilled out and went for dinner instead.

Online has been pretty meh lately as I havent been running too good. Putting in a decent volume though so Im racking up the fpps. Have to grind hard this week after taking 3 days off over the weekend. Also myself Derek Murray and Jude Ainsworth are heading to Barcelona next Tuesday for the Barce ept. So wont be playing much online while Im over there.On a bit of a live heater atm which hopefully can continue over there. Quick recap of my last 4 tourneys

Waterford €170 side event 91 players : Done a 3 way chop

Fitwilliam monthly €270 130 players : Done a 5 way chop

Macua Irish Classic €1100 158 players : 12th

Teamcop €250 114 players : 2nd

Pretty impressive run which hopefully can keep up.
Ye so were heading over on the 1st and theres a €1100 event on the 2nd which we"ll all be playing. Theres also a €200 rebuy satelite on daily for the Main event. Hoping to get a seat in that.

So gonna put the head down this week online and play the Fitz monthly on Thursday which will be my only live outing until the ept. Should be a good few Irish over there. Finatn Gavin and a few others are goin afaik. Fintan will be lookin for a repeat of his result last year.

Anyway im fucking wrecked! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  1. Nice report Mick and well done on another live result. Any donk can luckbox one big score but the consistency you're displaying is the hallmark of greatness. Enjoyed the banter at the weekend myself.

    Looking forward to the rap video. I hear the lyrics go
    "Drivin' in me beamer with me bitches by me side,
    Feelin' kinda gangsta cos I'm from the Northside"