Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Guerre de Cent Ans - bataille de cadsand

welcome back, gentle reader.

since everyone does end of month, thought i'd be an awkward git and do it mid-month :)

if i had got around to it, approx 3 days ago, then this would have been a "he holds him with his glittering eye" post .... i did bust my next $$ barrier and then slipped back under it .... not by much, but enough to put the post on temporary hold !

as well as donking the 1c/2c cash i have dipped my toe back in the tourney cct.

the acornman turbos (2 table no-limit 08) have gone quite well. played about 15, final tabled 12, itm in 6 of the madness, with three 1st places, w00t (lmfao they are $1.50+25c buy-in)

the reason i slipped below the next $100 barrier is due to mtt's ... and not cashing obviously, lol, well i did cash in two. the funnier one was on virgin (boss media, i believe) it was the 10c bankroll builder, oh and it was a re-buy !! anyway, got just in the money, top 20 paid, and i misread the drop down tourney summary, thought it said there were 10 left .... there were 20 in fact, so i pushed from late, with a fair stack, with my mid pair, straight into the bb who woke up with AA .... fcuk, out in 20th for €3 or there abouts ! ah well not bad for a 10c entry and no i did not re-buy at all !

tell you what, the plo8b turbo's are mental. there appears to be loads of nlhe players only too willing to get their chips in with minimal outs, it beggars belief. seriously, some people have no clue. for example ....
i limp early with A245 sooted to the ace. usual 6 players see the flop ! anyway the flop comes down all low with a 3 in there and two of my suit. i make a small bet, everyone ! calls but the guy on the button pots it ! so i min re-raise, all fold except the button who min re-raises, i min-re-raise and so on till all the chips are in the middle. at the very least i was expecting him to show A2xx .... but oh no, all he has are aces ! not a fcuking out in sight ! he has no low, no draws to the straight or flush .... seriously wtf ? by the river i have the nut low and a straight, night-night mr nlhe donk :)

here are the mtt results :)

HORSE....Buy-In: $3.00/$0.30....216 players....Total Prize Pool: $648.00
You finished the tournament in 7th place. A $21.06 award ....
....earned 83.98 tournament leader points....

8-Game........Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20........174 players........Total Prize Pool: $348.00
You finished the tournament in 3rd place. A $39.15 award........
........earned 102.98 tournament leader points........

8-Game........Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20........144 players........Total Prize Pool: $288.00
You finished the tournament in 12th place. A $7.20 award........
........earned 46.84 tournament leader points........

and finally ....

pt pl08b stats :)

1c/2c 29364 hands +$186.10 (pl08b)
2c/5c 12815 hands +$23.26 (pl08b)
5c/10c 295 hands +$0.97 (limit 08b)
10c/20c 525 hands -$3.03 (limit 08b)
10c/25c 190 hands -$4.15 (no limit 08b)
10c/25c 1570 hands +$71.25 (pl08b)
25c/50c 513 hands +$36.35 (limit 08b)

oh, for the record, when i break the next barrier, i am going to step up to the 10c/25c level. not gonna multi-table these, just one table and the rest will be 1c/2c and 2c/5c .... i can tell, you are just drooling at the thought :)

Friday, 15 May 2009

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looks like I am a real player now .... w00t

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lol fcuking idiots

Thursday, 14 May 2009

The Bridges of Madison County

welcome back gentle reader

well i thought i was on to a winner this week, as early doors i discovered i could view blogger yeah !! from work, hell i could even view the comments and yeah !! i could even post a comment !!
that lasted until this morning when the internet trolls obviously discovered their error, and switched the fucking firewall back on, bollox. ah well, nose back to the fucking grindstone ....

btw did i mention this may come across as a whiny-bitch-post ?

lets start with Brit MP's expenses .... well folks, what the fuck, seriously what the fuck did you expect ?
an ice cube tray, horse manure (the bastards are full of it), jellied eels (puke), a £112 toilet seat (wtf ?), dog food (barf:), tea lights (omfg candles), fluffy dusters .... unfuckingbelievable
doesn't surprise me one bit, actually. i mean, standard issue for a politician is a Teflon Suit and a Masters-Degree-in-How-to-not-answer-the-question-you-have-just-been-asked, so anyone who really believes their MP is there to help them, well, pass me your rose-tinted-fucking-spectacles-please.

now as outrageous as this is, it pales into insignificance when compared to missing
.... the coverage of this poor wee girl was in itself, outrageous .... why ?
apparently over 1000 children go "missing" in Britain every-single-fucking-year .... where is their coverage ????

and of course, there are always those in the lunatic fringe .... personally i blame radio4

heard this on the way home tonight hut 33 .... seriously, take 10 minutes and give it a listen, you will prolly listen to it all, the sketch with the gay royal is too funny !!

oh yes, they had some guy on wittering about a cat curfew .... almost crashed the car at this point ! he wants all us moggy owners to keep 'em inside overnight .... to stop them killing birds .... wtf ? .... for a start, the only thing my moggy's ever bring home during the hours of darkness are mice, you dumb muppet.

more dumb muppets ....
no fucking wonder it was an anonymous phone bid .... sorry girls, but its a shiny rock ffs, dug out of the earth .... and just what the fuck is he going to do with it ? think about it....

and speaking of such .... ok ya dalling, which wall ? .... just as well i am not an art critic.

this wee gem caught my eye, another storm in a d-cup so which party bought them ? .... euro elections coming up ....

and next time you want to complain about next doors dog shitting on yer lawn, spare these poor folks a thought .... (they live in milton keynes after all) dalling, oh dalling, the pool looks a bit yellow ....

then again, maybe i should just lighten the fuck up, sigh

finally, please be very careful next time you mow the lawn ....
what do you mean you didn't see it ?

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Dealing the Missing Piece of a Casino Night

welcome back, gentle reader.

I love a good round of Poker, but one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of the game are the tense situations that get created in the heat of a card playing frenzy. When I play at home, I have everything set up just like at a real casino, but something or some part of the experience always feels missing. For a long while my friends and I were wondering why that undeniably electric atmosphere couldn’t be recreated exactly in any of our four walls. We thought for a while about the reasons. Was it the lack of glitzy lights? The absence of glamorous ladies and gents? Perhaps the music wasn’t right? Nope. The problem was obvious: we needed a slick, skilled and trustworthy dealer.

Hiring a professional croupier makes a big difference to the atmosphere of a game and when we hit upon it, it seemed to be the precisely the missing piece of our Poker puzzle. There’s simply no comparison to wowing your crowd with a straight-faced super speed shuffler. So how
could I find a professional dealer that I could afford to make our weekly game a bit more interesting? Everyone wants to play James Bond once in a while! Wise as always, the internet provided that answer for me in a site called Dial a Dealer.
On Dial a Dealer, Professional card dealers and casino hire
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It’s not hard to see how big this site will be in the very near future. I remembered to blog about this site because of its rather cool appearance (a very realistic looking gambling table) and the
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While our game is next week, I do look forward to recreating that delightfully authentic James Bond Casino Royale atmosphere with the professional dealer I hired last night from dialadealer.com. Everyone has been getting their James Bond suits and cocktail dresses at the ready for the main event !

Make sure you visit dialadealer.com too!