Thursday, 31 July 2008

strike 3 - pt3

welcome back, gentle reader

omfg it gets worse. any of you donkeys have a clue ??

PokerStars Tournament #99227279, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $0.10
360 players
Total Prize Pool: $36.00
Tournament started - 2008/07/31 - 16:26:29 (ET)

Dear ResdentEvil,
You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
A $6.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
You earned 72.99 tournament leader points in this tournament.

creamed by a pl08 donkey, come on people !!

strike 2 - pt2

welcome back, gentle reader

PokerStars Tournament #99203228, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $0.10
360 players
Total Prize Pool: $36.00
Tournament started - 2008/07/31 - 14:22:29 (ET)

Dear ResdentEvil,
You finished the tournament in 4th place.
A $2.80 award has been credited to your Real Money account.
You earned 51.61 tournament leader points in this tournament.

you lot should be thouroughly ashamed, ffs

hang your head.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Book of Revelation

welcome back, gentle reader

i dont often post this early in the week as i am usually too tired after a herd weekends graft ... graft=beer+poker+late nights :) this weekend was no different ... lmfao !! i wish *)
started well enough, Acorn phoned and asked if i fancied a wee live game over at his cousins. who was i to refuse ? he was doing the driving :) there were only five of us and it was a £5 rebuy with Acorn and i ending heads up

with his AJ v my A9 .... a 9 on the turn, big cheer .... J on the fawking river boooooo !!

i'll fire this piece in here 'cause i cant remember the exact timeline .... but according to my stats, blog type stats that is, i had been getting over a dozen (wow) visits a day ... with nary a comment in sight .... not surprising you say, considering some of the drivel i write :)
i have to say i was very curious as to whom these visitors were. then i was talking to the mrs on the phone .... lots of stuff came out, but the pertinent one was, you guessed it, she reads my blog ... fawk me !! the more i thought about it the less surprised i was. the troubling thought was she was reading but not telling, go figure, huh. anyway, she was less than impressed with a few things, blog related, but so be it, i have nothing to hide.
my main thought was, yey ! the truth is out there ! (x-files theme tune just rattled thru your brain, didn't it) at last, perhaps a new beginning for us ?? her idea of a new beginning was not quite my idea ... she never spoke to me for three fucking days.

i am very much a if-you-might-not-like-the-answer-dont-ask-the-damned-question type of person and that goes for this blog. dont like it ? dont read it. ( then again, perhaps
Rosie is correct "you are a man and therefor a cunt" )
of course, whats written here, could of course be misconstrued, misinterpreted and just taken the wrong way, then again, many a "funny" comment or line in a chat box has started more than one blog war !!

if in doubt, seek clarification :)

so what happened saturday ... lol tried playing whack-a-mole-nlhe .... thats right .... multi-tabling where there are more games going than you have available screen space .... lol the table pops up and whack ! decision time, in like 3 secs before the next one pops up ! great fun but i do need a larger bankroll to get to grips with it :)

sunday was a rTr admin v us v serfs or along those lines. my excuse for not winning ? by the time i shoved ... my 44 dominated Lou's AK :) i think the obligatory A fell somewhere ... i was feeling like shit and really only wanted to go and lie down :) honestly.
there was one very interesting hand i played against this pro fish and his comment "it doesn't make sense" when i bet the river, made me mighty happy. not everyday a pro comments like that :)

Level III (25/50) - 9-max
4: ResdentEvil (2515 in chips)
Seat 5: simonjjj (2230 in chips)

*** HOLE CARDS *** [Jd Th]

*** FLOP *** [Kd 4d Qd]

ResdentEvil: bets 50
simonjjj: raises 150 to 200
ResdentEvil: calls 150

*** TURN *** [Kd 4d Qd] [Ah]

ResdentEvil: checks
simonjjj: bets 300
ResdentEvil: raises 300 to 600
simonjjj: calls 300

*** RIVER *** [Kd 4d Qd Ah] [3d]

ResdentEvil: bets 600
simonjjj said, "dont make sense"
ResdentEvil said, "call :)"
simonjjj said, "should have shoved turn"
simonjjj said, "flopped 2 pr"
ResdentEvil said, ":))"
simonjjj: calls 600

*** SHOW DOWN ***
ResdentEvil: shows [Jd Th] (a flush, King high)

simonjjj said, ";dsijriuers"
simonjjj: mucks hand
ResdentEvil collected 2900 from pot
simonjjj said, "nh"
(btw he did indeed flop 2pr, but i would have called his shove :)

Thursday, 17 July 2008

fuel55's gold - pt2

welcome back, gentle reader.

Full Tilt Poker Game #7236990751: $11 + $1 Sit & Go (Turbo) (55017895),
Table 1 - 300/600 - Pot Limit Omaha H/L - 19:05:08 ET - 2008/07/15

Seat 2: rockfish7 (4,318)
Seat 3: Vizsla-Dog (4,168)
Seat 6: V5877 (1,884)
Seat 7: koz31 (1,270)
Seat 9: dD (1,860)

dD posts the small blind of 300
rockfish7 posts the big blind of 600
The button is in seat #7

*** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to dD [5h 5s 6h 8h]

Vizsla-Dog folds
V5877 folds
koz31 folds
dD calls 300
rockfish7 checks

*** FLOP *** [5d 5c 2h] ....... gin (trick is to keep him in)

dD checks .............................. check in case his low has been counterfeited
rockfish7 checks .................... damn

*** TURN *** [5d 5c 2h] [Kc]

dD checks ............................... lets hope he has caught something now
rockfish7 bets 600 ................. thats better
dD has 15 seconds left to act
dD raises to 1,260, and is all in ... he cant fold now, can he ?
rockfish7 has 15 seconds left to act
rockfish7 calls 660 ..................... excellent

dD shows [5h 5s 6h 8h]
rockfish7 shows [3c 9h Js 7s] ... wow !!!!

*** RIVER *** [5d 5c 2h Kc] [Jc]

dD shows four of a kind, Fives, for high
rockfish7 shows two pair, Jacks and Fives, for high
dD wins the pot (3,720) with four of a kind, Fives
No low hand qualified

presto knows no bounds.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

The Dark Half - Stephen King, 1989

welcome back, gentle reader.

one bitch back, one bitch gone.

the removal guys came in on thursday, packed stuff in boxes for several hours, then left. on friday they returned, team handed, packed lots more stuff and this time loaded it all into their van, then they left, van included. sometime early saturday afternoon the van arrived at its destination in Englandshire. on sunday, i loaded the brood and the last of their stuff into the car and headed for their new home in Englandshire. 6 years, 3 kids, 0 help. enough was enough i guess, she missed her family. hopefully, back with her real friends and family, she will get some much needed help and support. on monday i got on the train and headed home, alone.
there are still a few things to be done to the house before it goes up for sale, great timing huh ? should get them done in a few weeks then try and get it sold and then ... well there a few things in the pipeline to allow me to transfer down south, so at the very least i will get to see the kids more often. i wonder if the enforced break will allow us two bitches to get our acts together ??

next time you whinge about the cost of petrol ...

When you cry for cheaper oil, do you know what you are really asking for? Gordon Brown has just shown us. He has unwittingly exposed the pipeline that runs from your petrol station to the poisoned people of the Niger Delta. The more you howl for cheap oil, the more they will be Shell-shocked into submission.
To understand, you need to know the story of the Niger Delta, a once lush land of mangrove swamps at the base of Nigeria. In the late 1950s, in the final days of British imperial rule, Shell's local subsidiary discovered it lay on top of vast pools of oil. Britain immediately became its number one user, with the US close behind. In the long decades since, more than $200bn worth of oil and gas has been pumped from beneath the Delta people's feet.
So you would imagine the Niger Delta must now be an oasis of riches, with its 30m people bathing in wealth. But no: they live with nothing and die by the age of 40. While the lifeblood of twenty-first century techno-life is pumped from their land, they live in the Stone Age, with no schools, no hospitals and barely any electricity. They have felt three effects from the petrol. Their land has been poisoned by oil spills; the fish they lived off have been turned into stunted, toxic rarities; and when they ask for compensation, they are shot at.

full article HERE

No doubt Brown will say the British soldiers would also provide human rights training to Nigerian soldiers. But the reason Nigerian soldiers are there is to suppress the local people so their oil can be seized. How do you slather human rights training on top of a mission like that?
An old woman from the Delta tries, in the new American documentary Sweet Crude, to talk directly to you. She says: "I'd like people all over the world to realise there's a segment of humanity suffering as a result of oil production – ordinary men, women, children. They should think about them and not think simply of energy. Think of us as people. That's more important than anything."

But while we are unrepentant junkies, howling for cheap petrol, will we be able to hear her?