Monday, October 19, 2009

Getting stuck in!!

Played 924 sngs last week 221 of which I played on Friday which is the most Ive ever played in one day and the most Ive ever played in one week. So Im pretty happy with my work. Made $2,832 profit over the 924 sngs without rakeback and made over 30k vpps for the week. Also finished 3rd in theSaturn high orbit Leaderboard and 15th in the Uranus high orbit which was good for another $680. And recieved $360 from stars because of colluding so well over $5k proft for the week.

Decided not to play the IPO last weekend for a number of reasons. Sounds like it went very well so welldone to all those involved. Good to see a few familiar faces down in the business end but unfortunately yet again another big tournament in Ireland won by an overseas player!

Also welldone to Eoghan O Dea flying the Irsh flag on the International poker scene finishing 2nd in the wpt Marrakech for a cool €263,662. Another very nice payday for him.
I was slightly tempted to go to Morroco for this but cant really take any more holidays for the rest of year cos Im so busy getting Elite.
I just passed 730k vpps for the year. Hopefully I can put in another solid weeks grinding before the Irish winter Festival which Ill be playing this weekend

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Last Friday was pretty hectic! Had my heat of the late night stars of poker in Citywest at 10am. So i had to be there at 9am. Which meant getting up before 8am! UUGGHH! Anyway had no success in my heat finished 3rd. Pretty annoyed with my exit hand. I know hinesight is a great thing but I really should have folded as I was beating nothing. Heres the link for the show for anyone who hasnt seen it Played fine until that

So after playing in that I rushed home to try and catch my flight to Killarney. Which I managed to catch somehow! The flight was due to take off at 2.30pm. I got to Dublin Airport at 2.15pm ran through customs!! And got on the plane at 2.20pm!! I was the last person to get on the flight obviously. Couldnt believe I got on the plane 10 mins before takeoff! Arrived in the INEC around 4pm ish and was down only a couple of hundred chips. Got off to a good start but seemed to get dwindled away towards the end of the day and day 2. Got knocked out about half way through day 2 and so it was too late to play the side event. Wasnt keen on playing it anyway. I didnt play any other form of poker after my main event exit and decided to go on the piss. Great craic down there as I had expected with everybody who is anybody in Irish Poker was around.

Dissapointing to see the main event and the side event bein won by overseas players. Great result for Goffy coming 2nd and a very nice payday for him and all the lads. Always good to see the Dubs doin well in these festivals. Stayed in Killarney till monday flew home monday and spent the day in bed recovering from a hefty weekends drinking.

Got back to the grind on Tuesday and got stuck in. Felt guilty after taking another 4 days off and so I had some catching up to do. With less than 3 months left in the year I need to start putting in some long hours to get elite.
Headed to the 1/4 finals of the darts in Citywest on Friday. Was good craic obviously but the matches were a bit disappointing. Taylor beat Lewis 4-0 and Barney beat the Irsh guy Jacko 4-0. Men against boys stuff in fairness. Watched the Ireland v Italy match on Saturday and so it was pretty much another weekend full of drinking and very little poker.

Im on 710k vpps now which means I need 290k more by the end of the year for Elite. Should do it alright just gonna be a busy 3 months. Gonna give the IPO a miss this weekend cos I didnt really enjoy it last year. Venue isnt really able for the amount of players it holds. Irish winter festival next week will be the next live outing. That and the IPC is all I have planned really before xmas

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Back to Supernova

My supernova elite status expired yesterday. It was up until the end of September. Im on 680k vpps for the year at the minute which means Ive to get another 320k by the end of the year to get Elite. I should do it but Im gonna have to put the head down for the rest of the year. No more holidays or time off. September went well overall online. despite taking a week off for Barca I still managed to get in 2k sngs and make $2k profit from them. Done well in mtts, had a coeple of small cashes in the sng leaderboards and grinded 75k vpps. So made well over $10k for the month.

Havent had a live game since Barca and so Im looking forward to this weekend. I had planned on playing the Fitz monthly last thursday. But I got a couple of calls from my mates who were goin out for Arthurs Day and so I just couldnt refuse.

Ive to be in Citywest for 9am tomorrow for the early morning Stars of Poker. Heading down to Killarney after that and so Im going to be arriving late for that unfortunately, although its a great structure so bein a couple of hours late is no harm. Organisers kindly arranged a flight to Killarney for me. Not exactly a stars private jet but Ryanair will have to do until I scoop the wsop main event. Due to arrive in Killarney at 4.20 so Ill be heading straight to the poker obv.

Watched my wsop feature table on poker tube the other day. Coverage is pretty bad and gives you no idea of how the table is playing etc. Couldnt believe they didnt show my Q 2 hand. Only showed 2 of my hands. My exit hand, and a fold I made on the bubble in the bb with AKs. Ivey raised from early/mid position with 99 and it was folded to me in the bb. Remember were 1 from the money and Ive just over half the average stack. Its an intersting situation which you wont find yourself in too often but I stick by my guns and think a fold is the best option.
I was doing well in an mtt the other day and some random observer comes into the chatbox... "bigmickg I saw u fold AKs vs Ivey on the wsop m.e bubble why?"
"Surely $22k is nothing to a big money grinder like you?"

I didnt reply but i was lol to myself. $22k is alot of money to anyone. (especially me)
and lol that he though I was some kinda of high roller baller tybe. (obv because im elite) alot of people have the impression that elites are all millionaire high rollers, unfortunately for me that certainly isnt the case. In reality your just a grinder who pays alot! of rake.

Recieved a chat ban today for 3 hours!! lol Not sure what I even said tbh but Im always at it. Ive been warned once or twice before but never actually banned. This time Im really gonna try and stop abusing the fish when they suck out.

Bein really busy lately both poker and non poker eventually got round to putting my old car up for sale. heres the link if anyones interested