Friday, 28 September 2012

eek !

welcome back

so I've shoved 'em all-in and so far I have one caller. Action on you ....

I'm actually quite glad, tbh, as it gives me something to aim at, some much needed motivation of which I've sorely been lacking this year. (just this year ??!! - Ed) So far, it's thanks to this degen, from this degen right here. This really is uber ironic, you don't know the half of it, lol.

It's quite simple. I'll play the whole month of October in an unusually sober state. If my bankroll goes up, I win.
If it goes down, you win.

I'll put up £50.  (hee haw in the grand scheme but I do not have fifty notes .. to burn, so to speak)

All my play will be on 'stars as its the only place I have more than twenty bucks, lol. I will post here and on the the forum when I'll be playing. Search feature is usually on anyway. Any tournies I play, you'll have to track via sharkscope. I would expect that I'll mostly play cash and will post results from pokerTracker once or twice a week. I say "expect" because thats what I usually degen around in but who knows ? Challenges often throw up the unexpected.

and how will you know that I am not "cheating" and necking ale ? That's the easy part .. if you look me up, late of an evening and I'm giving it away, playing too many hands with crap cards and going to showdown, you'll know I'm "cheating" and the money will be yours, that's right, I would forfeit the challenge and the caller or callers, win the bet.

Does that cover it bro ? Any suggestions or rules you feel should be in play, drop 'em in the comments, email or pm on the forum.

Roll on Monday, until then, action is still on you ....

pleasant dreams

Thursday, 27 September 2012

the bet

welcome back

I was on internet radio tonight.

I asked if anyone would like to call me out. Would anyone like to "bet" I could make a profit from playing online poker. (the exact deal is - do not drink alcohol whilst playing)

No immediate takers. Would you like a go ?

pleasant dreams

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

the moral victory (almost)

welcome back

I had a plan last night. I pretty much stuck to it. Pretty awesome considering I have the type of personality that can be easily distracted, lol.
The beers were in, which I drank at a moderate pace, fml. Play only one variant and one type of game. Get some kip at a decent hour, like most normal human beings do, fml.
The beer was consumed at a steady pace, I only played one single cash variant and I was in the hay not long after midnight, result. Sadly the results on the virtual felt were not quite as consistent, bugger.
Part of the plan was to see if I could "grind" out a decent amount of hands. I did. Monster sesh for this part time fish amounted to 2200 hands, fml. Some parts were a bit weird. The only way I can describe it is that although I was playing it felt like I was actually railing someone (even though I could see their hole cards). Weird.

Just having a trawl thru "final hands" from PT .... eek !

Poker Tracker is awesomely enlightening and depressing in equal measures, lol and meh.

My one straight flush and two sets of quads .. all folded pre, lol.
Of a possible 98 full houses I saw the flop 19 times and I lost twenty bucks ? wtf ??
(if I'd won a key hand, I'd have made two bucks on the boat front .... my AA24 v A24J ...  yup, three jacks on the board and its goodbye twent two bucks, cunt)
I made twenty five on flushes, straights and sets .. but lost twenty five on two pairs and pairs .. thats a double wtf ??
(food for thought .. I won a 120bb pot with two pairs but lost a 30bb pot with two pairs)(the 30bb pot was lol all-in pre flipaments .. my AAJ2 gubbed by 2248 who hits the flush with his 2 and 4 of clubs, ah well, gamblers will gambol)
(the worst of the pairs was a 24bb pot that I had to let go on the turn at which point I was in for 13bb .. obv made sense to me at the time, fml)

The plan will be back in action tonight, with less beers available :)

The moral victory will be complete when there are noBeers available, lol.

pleasant dreams