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Title: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 01:49:52 AM
Ok guys I have been meaning to do a blog for a while so as Vegas Vengence has come to an end I thought it would be a good place to start.

To be honest it will probably go downhill from here as this trip has been epic, a big shout out to the Stockton Massive it"s been a good one and to JBworldwide who roomed with me in Vegas.

First of all a quick introduction my real name is Brian will be turning 50 in January married to Susan for 26 years who unfortunately has chronic Ms and as I am her full time carer I have a fair bit of time for poker online mainly with the odd live game thrown in here and there, I have son who is 25 and is now back living at home.

I started playing about 5 years ago after being invited to a home game with a mate, who gave us all a poker ranking chart and proceeded to rob us blind, who can trust a poker player.

I have never been a massive winner but always get enough for treats, bink the odd tournament here and there take the cash and spend it.

I am intending to keep this blog updated if anything interesting occurs in life and poker, but as nothing interesting normally occurs don"t be holding your breath.

I will break the blog into daily events from the start of the Vegas trip, made a few notes tonight whist the memories are relatively fresh, will be a bit of poker and a bit of social events added in, will try not to make it too boring, any comments appreciated will get the first couple of days updated tomorrow.

By the way this blog will start with a lot of run good in Vegas may as well start at the top and follow the slippery journey to mediocrity.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Santino67 on November 26, 2011, 12:05:17 PM

may as well start at the top and follow the slippery journey to mediocrity.


You"re sounding like Big Ger already Brian  :D Looking forward to this!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Des on November 26, 2011, 12:47:38 PM
Well done for getting your blog out Brian, I"ve been tempted for a while!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 16:08:57 PM
16/17/2011 Apat Trip

It was an early start on the Wednesday had to get Susan booked into the local Hospice, they were providing the weeks respite whilst I was away, this will be the first time in 3 years we haven"t been in each others company and to be honest we both needed the break.

Mathew and Stuart collected me from home and the journey began.

We were in and settled in the bar by about 5 30 and joined the rest of the travellers and made introductions.

I had no intention of flying with a massive hangover so limited alcohol levels to 3 pints of Guinness  and a meal in the hotel which set us up for the next day.

Stuart had a similar intention to take it easy, but knowing Stuart that was never going to happen,he awoke the next morning feeling a bit rough to say the least.

I met up with JB with whom I would be sharing a room in Vegas as one of our original party had dropped out, a spare place was available so he took advantage of a fantastic room rate, whoever got that sorted thanks for that.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 16:34:03 PM
17/11/2011

Arrived in Vegas at about 3pm dropped cases in room and down to Carnival Court in Harrahs for more introductions and let the festivities begin.

November is pretty much out of season over there, but there were enough people to create a good atmosphere, and a couple of bands played fairly decent stuff, the blonde singer in the second band was worth watching she was a definate 9/10.

The dance floor started to fill, but as I danced like a dad when I was 20 I don"t think 30 years on I would have improved, so I just enjoyed the buckets of beers and the chat.

I started talking to Colin (gallowgate) I think and we were started to be harassed a strange gentleman who never said a word just pointed and motioned things he was very odd, he eventually disappeared after Colin give him ciggy, glad I got to talk to Colin as later in the week our paths would cross on the final table of a game in Aria more of which later.

It got to 8pm and the $80 bounty hunter was about to start so we headed over for our first Vegas tournament.

It was pretty uneventful for me I got 1 bounty when my AA held against JJ and 99 all in, I eventually went out pushing 99 into 10 10.

Poker Profit/loss -$80

Hit the sack at 12:30 wide awake by 3:00am this is going to be a long trip.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 17:49:17 PM
18/11/2011

Had a lie in till about 10, then decided to have a wander of the strip got down to the Wynn and had a look around the Ferrari showroom one day you never know, some of the shops in Vegas are amazing you could really blow some cash over there.

I then returned to Harrahs to try the buffet for breakfast which to be honest was a bit overwhelming too much food at that time of day filled up on pancakes, sausage, bacon and maple syrup.

The afternoon was spent in Casino royale $1 beers for the win, mainly watching players playing craps and pai gow, I don"t really get involved in the table games in the casino (too sensible, boring you decide).

Tonight"s the stag and 21st celebrations so head back to hotel for a quick shower and change.

Met in the lobby about 5 ish and Rodders was appointed as walk leader as he knew were he was going, when people say distances are longer in Vegas they are correct it only looks down the road, but it"s a bloody long road.

We stopped off at the Bellagio to watch the fountain show which was quite impressive and 15 mins later the trek continued.

We finally arrived at the Monte Carlo at about 6pm just in time for happy hour, ordered 4 beers 8 arrived (it"s all about timing). The waiter was getting a bit flustered at this point as we returned to the tables, he demanded that we either drink at the bar or get waiter service at the table no service ensued so we went our own way no tips ftw.

Being from the North East of England we decided to drop into the ice bar, the concept being you pay $55 to sit in a fridge.

One of our group thinks shorts would be the order of the day, and after being served with cocktails in glasses made of ice we comment that the temperature was positively balmy compared to Middlesbrough on a Saturday night and asked for the windows to be opened to let a bit of cool air in, unfortunately the waitress didn"t get the joke but hey ho. It was a good concept but don"t think it will catch on in the boro, if I fancy it again will go to local Tescos and open the freezer doors.

Hail a taxi for the next trip Frankies Tiki Bar please ok, 15 mins later he drops us off at Hooters and says don"t know where it is get out, ty for that, 15 mins in Hooters not very impressed eventually get too Frankies for a few cocktails and an enjoyable night was had by all.

18/11/2011 will continue in next thread.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pables on November 26, 2011, 17:51:38 PM


The dance floor started to fill, but as I danced like a dad when I was 20 I don"t think 30 years on I would have improved, so I just enjoyed the buckets of beers and the chat.




I think I am with you here Brian!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: jacklevel06 on November 26, 2011, 18:26:44 PM
Looking forward to this blog.Nice to meet you fro the first time.( Micky)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 18:27:12 PM
18/11/2011 continued

It"s now about 1am and what to do next, discussions ensued with the bouncer on the door and after I had suggested I was looking for a nice pair of items for my wife as a gift ie earrings,bracelets etc he suggested Treasues, he assured me that this was a high class jewellery store and I would not be disappointed with the stores contents.

A limo was ordered (must be a high class place) and duly arrived 20 mins later.

We got into the limo cant remember who, 3 or 4 of us and the central locking clicked shut.

A couple of minutes later our driver arrived at the back door to give us our instructions.

"Gripper is the name" he scowled in his South London gangster accent "this is a free limo service as long as you all give me $10 each" sounds free enough to me, to be honest if had asked for $50 we would of paid he was scary lol.

Leaving the bar we head into the back streets of Vegas it was getting darker no lights visible this is we"re we thought we were being kidnapped to become male prostitutes in a seedy part of town, I want me mam I thought.

We reached our destination and left the car, there may have been a slight smile of urine in the back of that car, the thought of Gripper still scares me now,we entered treasures and got a couple of drinks.

This was not your local branch of Beaverbrookes, I was shocked to say the least, for a 50 year old I really should of done more in my life (wink wink).

Eventually one of the assistants approached and sat down next to me, actually not next to me on me she was Swedish goes by the name of Anika nice girl very friendly.

We chatted about this and that and she eventually asked what I would like, and I explained I was after a pair of...... With this I was whisked off upstairs too check out the goods, as this is a family friendly forum I wont go into to much detail about the next 25 mins but I returned downstairs smiling no earrings but a few dollars lighter (that could be a good film title).

This is good preparation for a 2 day poker tournament the next day it"s now 3 am, we get a cab back to Harrahs the journey was fine apart from when we reached the level crossing the meter said $6 by the time the train had gone past it was $12 it took that train a good 20 mins to go past good timing by the taxi driver, got to bed 3:45am ready for ceasers palace tomorrow, need sleep.

No poker today so still down $140.

I thought I was here to play poker but over the next few days that is made up for


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 22:03:26 PM
19/11/2011

Ok,today is the day of the 2 day Apat event at Ceasers Palace had an early morning stroll over to Ceasers and wandered the shops for a while before the game started at 1pm.

The poker room was spot on, away from the casino floor, so no extra noise to contend with, pictures can be found in the updates thread.

Although I have been a member of Apat a while I have not played that many games mainly due to family circumstances, my best effort was in Edinburgh a few years ago finished mid 20s I think lost a standard raise at the end, one time in Bolton I was out 3rd hand with the usual AA v KK no K bink for me, but that"s part of the game, accept it and move on.

Get seated happy with seat 6, at least you can see all the action clearly.

I had Todd, JP, and 3 random Americans too my right and 3 to my left was Scouse there was one other Apat player to my left, but I cannot remember his name apologies if you happen to read this.

I obviously cannot remember all hands but I will describe a couple of important ones too me, (will try not to go on too much).

I am aware of the reputation of my game put out by other members of the Stockton team so I tried to take advantage of this and think I got away with a couple of plays which I would not normally get involved in.

The first hand I remember was JP raised (JJ), I reraised with (AQ) folds round to JP who flats, I can"t remember chip stacks at the time but had enough to 3 bet fold or shove depending upon situation.The flop comes down with 3 low cards, no flush or str8 draws both check, turn again a low card JP checks I bet out, JP asks me if he shoves would I fold, I have to inform him we are not allowed to talk about the hand, and after a small dwell he folds, I breathe a huge sigh of relief, he still doesn"t believe that I had AQ there to this day but I honestly did mate.

One of the Americans on the table was playing really loose and getting lucky flopping straights twice and cracking aces with 7 3 off and his chips tack was up and down for the first few levels. Scouse was trying to get in a few pots with him and managed to get chips off him with a good bluff on the river holding nothing.

My next significant hand was with the same guy again can"t remember stack sizes will speak in big blinds.
He raises 2.5x on the button (AK), I reraise him with (JJ), he flats, flop comes down K x x he min bets, needing to know were I am I reraise leaving behind about 18/20 big blinds if he shoves here I probably fold but he flats. a nice J appears on the turn so I proceeded to get 2 streets of value from him, it didn"t knock him out but left him shortish, I think Jack eventually knocked him out with KK v A9 on a 9 high flop.

The rest of the game was uneventful winning and losing the odd pot, I managed to escape when I had raised pre with 10 10 and got flatted by JJ and someone else called with suited connectors, I don"t know why but had funny feeling about this hand so I folded when there was a bet and raise in front of me (position ftw) it eventually went to showdown and it was JJ v str8 and flush draw, so lost the minimum.

It gets to the last hand of the night and I have 30k folded round to Glenn who shoves 10bbs, Todd flats in the small blind and I have A5 in the big, looking back it would of been a good spot to shove but figured my kicker was too weak (appreciate any ones thoughts on this position), I did fold and the flop came down A 5 x lol so missed a possible treble up but you have to be in it to win it the JJ held against 10 8 I think, so I made my first day 2 with 30k about 15 bigs so a reasonable shoving stack.

Headed back to Harrahs hadn"t eaten all day so popped into KGB Buurgers for a late night snack, was very nice but too much,there was no way I would sleep with that laying on my stomach so registered for the $25 crapshoot, won"t bore you with hand details but got to the final table with 2 big blinds obv shoved next 4 hands and was called the maniac by the locals (never been called a maniac before on the poker tables, never likely to be called it again).

I eventually got heads up with a young American who asked if I wanted to chop it, I agreed but he asked if he could have first place to impress his girlfriend to which I agreed got $140 went to bed.

Poker Profit/loss -$160 but still in Apat event.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on November 26, 2011, 22:25:00 PM
Brian - you write well - you play well - you are a great bloke - It was an absolute pleasure to be with you in Vegas - till the next time.

Ger


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Santino67 on November 26, 2011, 22:35:24 PM

smiling no earrings but a few dollars lighter (that could be a good film title).



Just  :D  :D , Fantastic stuff Brian, I"m loving this!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2011, 23:44:31 PM
20/11/11

Apat day 2 arrives, so I nip over to the food court get a corned beef sandwich for dinner to fill a gap before the serious business starts.

I am on the button and get dealt AK (this might be a short post), min raise fold fold oh well get too see a few more hands got 20 bigs now, time for a nap (ask Phil or stu).

Card dead for the next few levels, but there has been a few bust outs so the final table is within sight, although that trophy was looking like it needed a home in Middlesbrough.

KK utg happy days min raise hoping for a shove, Adam I think shoves with AK, cards on there backs the KK holds so up to 28 bigs, standard play at this stage.

Again no spots to get chips in Adam shoves with A6 I call in the big blind with 77, 7 on the flop gives me the lock on the hand, the A hits the river and Stuart tells me he folded 7 2 so the case 7 helped, ul Adam but it was all standard stuff.

My final hand was a shove with A8 to Stuart Wards raise utg, Stuart and myself play a lot together and I am fairly certain he might fold if he doesn"t have a big hand there, unfortunately he has KK, I hit an 8 so finished in 9th for $327, don"t regret the shove there and to be honest I am glad the ace or the other 8 didn"t hit as my life would of been a nightmare for the next few years nh Stuart ul with the QQ later on. Well done to Micky for winning the tournament and congrats to all other finalists, it was a real pleasure.

Poker Profit $300 ish. Today has not finished will finish in the next thread,quite enjoying this writing lark. Tbc.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pables on November 27, 2011, 00:17:22 AM
Gr8 stuff keep it going Brian....Obv don"t expect 5 episodes a day  :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 00:28:06 AM
20/11/11 Part two

It"s about 4 pm now,so I try and contact a few people to see if anything is planned for tonight, couldn"t get in touch with anyone, not a problem plenty of things to do in Vegas.

I head to the Venetian, to check out the deepstack games 7pm start 10k 30 mins, I like the look of that so get registered, got some time to fill so I head over to Asia Noodle for the Noodle Special, again food was top notch, headed to the card room for the tourney.

Tournament starts at 7pm exactly (gala take note 2 hour delay for poker player game no 25/50 chips you have to laugh).

I have a quick scout around the table,mixture of hoodies, older players, tourists and 1 massive nit (me).

Reads we"re fairly accurate hoodies never limped, raised or reraised fair enough, older players limp called, limp folded and moaned if they were reraised, they like to see a flop if they hit they are still in,if they miss cards hit the muck quicker than a quick thing.

Won and lost a few pots here and there and was moved tables a couple of times, and ended up on the original table with about 15 big blinds.

I get 44 utg and decided I am going with this hand as the better players are just stealing dead money from the limpers.
I raise 2.5x bb old guy limps and as expected hoodie reraises, I shove, the older guy decides to play and the hoodie makes up the bet, pot is now about 49k ish, it"s 44 v JK v A3, bink first card out is a 4 wee triple up had to sweat a str8 draw on the river, it"s never easy lol.

Down to 2 tables got about 25bbs, the way this table has been playing has been raise then re raise all in with 25/30 bbs so no poker being played, a big Canadian is moaning if he wants to play poker not bingo, there was a really hot young girl on the table,but being in seat 1 and she was in seat 10 I was not able to take in the eye candy, good job actually might of got a penalty for slavering on the table.

The Canadian raise 2.5x bb with (A 10) folds to me in bb (66) he is ready to collect pot and is waiting for my fold, I 3 bet up 7 bbs leaving myself 22bbs left, I am not sure if I would of called a shove as there were a few shortstacks left and with just over 20bbs I could find a better spot said I was nit.

He folds showing A10 saying I definitely have AK, he asks for a show normally I don"t but I quite liked this guy, he was funny so showed him 66, he complimented my play and said at last a Poker game .

12 left, about 25bbs left I raise utg with (AJ sooted) 2.5 bigs, Canadian guy reraises folds to me, I am not keen on this hand any more so I fold showing my cards he shows me AK and he called me a tight nit laughing (he has a good read on me then).

Got to the ft 10 left 9 paid first hand all in and a call  I was not involved JJ v AK jacks hold I have now cashed at the Venetian happy days.

Short stack pushes 5 bigs the idiot in the big blind folds couldn"t believe it, he then said He only had 63, obviously if he wins the hand I get another $150 , pushed with QJ v 10 10 didn"t hit so I was out in 9th for $450 bed is now calling its 2:45am.

Poker Profit/loss $600.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 00:29:47 AM

Gr8 stuff keep it going Brian....Obv don"t expect 5 episodes a day  :)


I am wide awake at the moment so may as well get it all down


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 00:45:59 AM
21/11/11

Managed to get up in time to meet in Lobby at around 10am to get a few cabs to the wedding.

I don"t know Adam and Julie but good luck in your future life together really enjoyed the service was a nice way to spend a morning in Vegas, and I hoped you both enjoyed the day ty again, sorry for the 2 hands in the Apat event but it was fairly standard stuff.

Afternoon spent in the Grand Lux cafe with a few people, Dan Owston recommended the Caramalised Chicken which I ordered, and have too agree it was a good choice worth a try if you ever visit.

Night time was spent at the Tropicana at the Japat game don"t panic this is a short post I played 4 hands all game, AA, AA, AK and KK and was out within 2 hours don"t you just love poker, really enjoyed the game actually really good laugh, some moves you wouldn"t normally see in a casino but the dealers were ok and joined in the fun nice to play in a not too serious game was good.

Headed back to Harrahs got an early night in,need to make a decision it"s either Binnions 2pm game or Arias 1pm game I think I made the right choice the next thread will reveal all.

Poker Profit/Loss $550.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 15:36:18 PM
22/11/11 Part 1 longish post all poker

Get up at about 10 am get some breakfast, a croissant and a coffee (very continental), I have 2 choices today Binnions 2pm to coincide with a visit downtown or Arias 1pm game, decide on the Aria, if I bust early I can always go downtown later.

Get a cab with Phil, Stu and Mathew and go and register, Mathew decides he doesn"t fancy it but the other 2 get bought in.

There are a number of Apat players in this, Asa, JP, Darren, Michelle, Colin and a few others.

Game starts at 1pm exactly the games are really run spot on over here, there are about 92 entries but with a 2 hour buy in and rentries allowed expected numbers are about 130.

I take ny seat, again a seat I like 4, I can see all the action, not stuck behind the dealer or anything like that.

All unknowns on this table.

Second hand of the day get AA there is a min raise utg to 100 I reraise to 450 folds around to original raiser he mucks, I show the AA and tell them I always have it, this turned out to be a good show as I did get a lot of respect on this table.

Nothing significant happened until the following hand limp utg, 1 caller in the cut off, I have 7d 8d on the button I decide to reraise (most unlike me but whilst in Vegas), original limper calls cut off folds.
Flop comes down 10 10 8 rainbow, utg half pots it, I reraise, he calls, I don"t think he has a big pp here the 10 is a possibility the turn is an 8, he checks I bet out hoping for a fold he calls ugh, worried he has the 10 now but I think he would reraise to get more in the pot.The river is the Q I put a tiny blocker bet out out and he takes ages then eventually calls my hand is good and am up to 16k good start.

AA had been cracked 3 times on this table all held by seat 1 was very odd, it was the seat of death.

I got up to 25k after hitting a set with JJ, so I am in a good position to accumulate some chips, at this stage people were down to 10/15 big blinds so a lot of all ins were happening.

I raise utg with 77, the big blind calls and we see a flop, he was one of the better players on the table and had just lost a big pot and could be slightly tilted. Floptasticish (is that a word) 746 rainbow, I bet out oppo calls, turn is a horrible 5 I check, bb shoves all in about 6k, I am really uncomfortable now as any 3, or 8 but I do have redraw outs to the boat.
He asks if I have a set, I didn"t reply he then said it was an easy fold if I did, this did not convince me, I called he turned over Q9, avoided the 8 so at the break I am up to 33k. He re enters and we meet again later.

Get back to table after break short stack pushes, I call with AQ, he has AK didn"t hit lose a few not a massive amount still steady away.

I raise utg with 88, I am getting no resistance from anyone they are all moaning that I am a card rack hey ho take advantage, get shoved on by the AK guy from earlier got enough chips to make the call, hoping for a race, he turns over JJ, nh sir have some more Chips from me well maybe not,flop was 822 he storms off into the distance I just smile and get on with it

Stuart Ward and JP were moved to my table, and utg limps 1 caller Stuart was in the big blind he has about 6k, it was obvious he was shoving, all in he said utg insta calls other limper folds cards on the backs utg AA v J5 off for Stuart, flop Jxx turn x river J, so another one bites the dust in seat 1 with AA.

Break time I do a count I am up 85k average is about 45k so in a good position will continue in next thread.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: stone on November 27, 2011, 16:01:05 PM
Great read, looking forward to the next installment! Very interested as to how you rate the Aria tourney vs other rooms like the Venetian?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 16:39:38 PM
22/11/11 Part 2

Continued to win and lose few chips to shortstacks all ins and was down to 60k when the following hand occurred I think this was a game changer for me, folded to dealer who shoves about 12 bigs I have A9 spades in the small blind, I figure my A could be good so I call, then the BB shoves his stack in whoops I thought, got a count and it was only an extra 5k to call so I threw in 5k and the cards were on their backs KK v A9 v QQ massive sigh from me until Barry"s book hit the river, the call I thought was ok but looks pretty bad when the cards were on display but stack sizes rather than the cards were the determine factors, I have now just under 100k, it"s the first time I have had this many in a live game for a long time.

We are down to the last 2 tables now, about 17 left including 5 Apat players, myself,Asa, Stuart, Michelle and Colin, I have about 175k 45 bigs.

The next 3 hands are quite significant in my tournament any thoughts for or criticisms on my play I will take on board.

1: Colin raises utg to 9k 1 person flats, I look down to see AQ off, I reraise to 21k folded to Colin who insta shoves, I have him covered but not by much if I lose I will be crippled I fold leaving myself with 40 bigs he shows 10 10.

I get a few chips back by stealing blinds with 22 and 97suited.

2: Folds to cut off he shoves 15 bigs, I look down to see AQ think for a while he could be shoving KQ any pair so I call hoping for a race or I am dominating, sigh he shows AK,not to worry Q on the turn and I scoop (I did say I ran golden in this game)

3: Colin again raises utg to 12k I have again 45bigs so decide to just call with 10 10 in the small blind (weak play by me should of reraised but I didn"t so need to get on with it).
Again a low flop but Colin insta shoves for the lot about 160k, I eventually fold he shows 99 nh wp sir, genius fold if he has JJ weak fold to the hand he has shown oh well still healthy.

I got to the final table with about 20 bigs and with 3  other Apat members, Asa, Michelle, Colin wp guys for getting there.

After a few all ins we were down to 5 handed the chip leader was bullying and he raises utg folds to me in big blind I look down and see 10 10 all in from me he calls and shows AJ,look at clock 5 th place pays $595, my 10 10 holds and I am back to 30 bigs, we are all fairly equal now and the chop deal was $1877 each which I proposed we took, a young American at first refused then he realised he was the shortstack after my double up we shook hands and got the cash sorted, 2 Apat players in the chop myself and Asa wp mate.

I am not sure of the time I think it finished around 10:30 so it was a good 9.5 hours of play.

Cab back to Harrahs, went to KGB with Asa and Darren for food then straight to bed have to be up early tomorrow trip to Grand Canyon.

This was my last game of the holiday so all in all I played 7 games buy ins totalled $575 total return was $2877 cashed in 4 ft bubble in one, I can"t complain about bad luck this week the cards hit me hard and I think I played reasonably well especially the Venetian Game.

I understand poker and understand this was a fairly run good trip and if if I ever return I still believe you have to take what you can afford to lose,because that is usually what happens,Vegas wasn"t built on winners,but I will return and this trip has given myself a lot more confidence in my game.


Poker Profit/loss +$2302




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on November 27, 2011, 16:48:29 PM

22/11/11 Part 2



I understand poker





it was going so so well until this part :p

good stuff brian, keep it up


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 16:50:35 PM

Great read, looking forward to the next installment! Very interested as to how you rate the Aria tourney vs other rooms like the Venetian?


Enjoyed both poker rooms about the same,Venetian was very busy, because it was running its final deepstack event, so the Sunday tournament was pushed out towards the sports book room, this was not a problem other than some background music.

The Aria again separate from the gaming floor just a few machines close by so noise was negligible, this place was really smart, chic, modern everything I am not, but if I had the cash I would def try and stay there.

Ceasers Pakace again was spot on, it was away from any distractions in a separate area so no noise other than the riffling of chips.

All games ran on Time Tds were spot on it just ran so smooth, it"s going to be a pain to return to the self deals at Gala in the coming months.

All the $100 dollar games were usually 30 min blinds but soon got to push/fold stage but that"s not a problem as there is always a game nearby, ty for reading


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 16:52:57 PM


22/11/11 Part 2



I understand poker





it was going so so well until this part :p

good stuff brian, keep it up


Cheeky lol


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on November 27, 2011, 17:45:34 PM
Good work Brian, keep it going please :-)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 27, 2011, 18:14:57 PM
Good stuff Brian, and obviously some good results - my envy is almost tangible.

Look forward to seeing the new Vegas-style play on Thursday 3bet with  6d 7d? Whatever next? :-)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 27, 2011, 23:44:41 PM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 28, 2011, 00:03:58 AM
24/11/11 last one i promise

Last day, get packed have a last wander around get some food in KGBS and prepare for journey home.

Everything ran on time as usual limo arrived 2 15 15 mins to airport ready for the flight home at 5 25.

No delays on flight and we were back in Manchester and home by 2

nb watched The Guard on the flight home laughed all the way home kept waking Stuart up worth seeing if you get a chance.

Just want to say thanks to every one who was there I dont think it could of gone any better a special thanks to Ger who planted this seed back in February and it grew into one of my best ever holidays, a special thanks to Mathew, Stuart, Phil who have become good mates entirely through Apat and a number of new friends made, you are all great people.

I hope to make a few events next year depending upon family commitments and meet up again.

If you have read this piece of drivel from top to bottom i apologise for any bad spelling, grammer etc my brother has already been on my case.

NB In previous post donkeypack is fxxxxpack

keep an eye open for further adventures.

Thanks Again over and out



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on November 28, 2011, 00:07:15 AM
As said before an absolute pleasure to meet you and I hope to meet you many times again

Great company - Great craic - priceless


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: suzanne on November 28, 2011, 00:29:42 AM
Dont worry about the grammar, I am more curious about these bracelets?

Soooo...you go to a jewellery store, in a limo and leave with no bracelet OR earrings and it cost you $140 but you leave smiling?

Then...Stu buys a bracelet which enables him to touch his toes and you decline!...at least he got something for his money though it does raise the question as to why he would WANT to touch his toes LOL.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on November 28, 2011, 00:32:39 AM

Dont worry about the grammar, I am more curious about these bracelets?

Soooo...you go to a jewellery store, in a limo and leave with no bracelet OR earrings and it cost you $140 but you leave smiling?

Then...Stu buys a bracelet which enables him to touch his toes and you decline!...at least he got something for his money though it does raise the question as to why he would WANT to touch his toes LOL.


at the post that is fully tongue in cheek  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: suzanne on November 28, 2011, 00:35:47 AM
Cringeeeeeeee  :-[ Just read it again and was about to hit delete when I see Ger has quoted me  :-[ :D

Edit.. Now the penny has dropped I am even more curious about this bit LOL

"Some one suggested a zoo, not a full zoo just one which contained rhinos apparently, I am assuming it is a conservation type establishment so I agree to put in a donation or 2.
It was not a zoo, again I am too green for this place, although I made several donations and I hope the rhino survives at least for another couple of years." ???


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: HOLDorFOLD on November 28, 2011, 01:07:00 AM

Cringeeeeeeee  :-[ Just read it again and was about to hit delete when I see Ger has quoted me  :-[ :D

Edit.. Now the penny has dropped I am even more curious about this bit LOL

"Some one suggested a zoo, not a full zoo just one which contained rhinos apparently, I am assuming it is a conservation type establishment so I agree to put in a donation or 2.
It was not a zoo, again I am too green for this place, although I made several donations and I hope the rhino survives at least for another couple of years." ???


The rhino"s are fed daily on spearmint  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: amcgrath1uk on November 28, 2011, 01:22:48 AM
Pleasure to meet you Brian, awesome results and a top top guy!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: lukybugur on November 28, 2011, 01:35:32 AM
I"ve just read this from start to finish and would like to thank you for a v pleasant read. It was great to meet you (albeit v briefly) and congrats on your successes out there.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Laxie on November 28, 2011, 09:42:10 AM


Cringeeeeeeee  :-[ Just read it again and was about to hit delete when I see Ger has quoted me  :-[ :D

Edit.. Now the penny has dropped I am even more curious about this bit LOL

"Some one suggested a zoo, not a full zoo just one which contained rhinos apparently, I am assuming it is a conservation type establishment so I agree to put in a donation or 2.
It was not a zoo, again I am too green for this place, although I made several donations and I hope the rhino survives at least for another couple of years." ???


The rhino"s are fed daily on spearmint  ;D


The gift that keeps on giving...lol

Great read and nice to meet you this past week.   :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Supernova on November 28, 2011, 16:54:35 PM
Likewise, I enjoyed reading this and it was a pleasure to meet you Brian :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 30, 2011, 03:36:51 AM
Back to reality tonight with the £30 self deal at Gala, 4 tables of mahjong in the background, nice and relaxing.
As per usual ended up dealing till 11pm, then got moved tables, to cut a long story short,was the bubble boy ran J9 suited into AA hit a flush draw and the 9 on the flop but didnt improve.
Saver had been agreed half an hour before so doubled my money.
Pays for the game with the Stockton boys on Thursday.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AceOnTheRiver on November 30, 2011, 17:41:24 PM

The first hand I remember was JP raised (JJ), I reraised with (AQ) folds round to JP who flats, I can"t remember chip stacks at the time but had enough to 3 bet fold or shove depending upon situation.The flop comes down with 3 low cards, no flush or str8 draws both check, turn again a low card JP checks I bet out, JP asks me if he shoves would I fold, I have to inform him we are not allowed to talk about the hand, and after a small dwell he folds, I breathe a huge sigh of relief, he still doesn"t believe that I had AQ there to this day but I honestly did mate.


I have put in bold for you the only true statements within this paragraph ;)

Great spending time with you last week - Keep the run and the blog going


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on November 30, 2011, 19:59:23 PM


The first hand I remember was JP raised (JJ), I reraised with (AQ) folds round to JP who flats, I can"t remember chip stacks at the time but had enough to 3 bet fold or shove depending upon situation.The flop comes down with 3 low cards, no flush or str8 draws both check, turn again a low card JP checks I bet out, JP asks me if he shoves would I fold, I have to inform him we are not allowed to talk about the hand, and after a small dwell he folds, I breathe a huge sigh of relief, he still doesn"t believe that I had AQ there to this day but I honestly did mate.


I have put in bold for you the only true statements within this paragraph ;)

Great spending time with you last week - Keep the run and the blog going


QFT

Intend to personally bring this run to a big creaming carwreck of a halt tomorrow night :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 30, 2011, 20:21:02 PM



The first hand I remember was JP raised (JJ), I reraised with (AQ) folds round to JP who flats, I can"t remember chip stacks at the time but had enough to 3 bet fold or shove depending upon situation.The flop comes down with 3 low cards, no flush or str8 draws both check, turn again a low card JP checks I bet out, JP asks me if he shoves would I fold, I have to inform him we are not allowed to talk about the hand, and after a small dwell he folds, I breathe a huge sigh of relief, he still doesn"t believe that I had AQ there to this day but I honestly did mate.


I have put in bold for you the only true statements within this paragraph ;)

Great spending time with you last week - Keep the run and the blog going


QFT

Intend to personally bring this run to a big creaming carwreck of a halt tomorrow night :)



Join the queue son :-)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on November 30, 2011, 20:24:44 PM




The first hand I remember was JP raised (JJ), I reraised with (AQ) folds round to JP who flats, I can"t remember chip stacks at the time but had enough to 3 bet fold or shove depending upon situation.The flop comes down with 3 low cards, no flush or str8 draws both check, turn again a low card JP checks I bet out, JP asks me if he shoves would I fold, I have to inform him we are not allowed to talk about the hand, and after a small dwell he folds, I breathe a huge sigh of relief, he still doesn"t believe that I had AQ there to this day but I honestly did mate.


I have put in bold for you the only true statements within this paragraph ;)

Great spending time with you last week - Keep the run and the blog going


QFT

Intend to personally bring this run to a big creaming carwreck of a halt tomorrow night :)



Join the queue son :-)


lol :D

not looked so much forward to a thursday in a long time, the love is back!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 30, 2011, 23:25:04 PM





The first hand I remember was JP raised (JJ), I reraised with (AQ) folds round to JP who flats, I can"t remember chip stacks at the time but had enough to 3 bet fold or shove depending upon situation.The flop comes down with 3 low cards, no flush or str8 draws both check, turn again a low card JP checks I bet out, JP asks me if he shoves would I fold, I have to inform him we are not allowed to talk about the hand, and after a small dwell he folds, I breathe a huge sigh of relief, he still doesn"t believe that I had AQ there to this day but I honestly did mate.


I have put in bold for you the only true statements within this paragraph ;)

Great spending time with you last week - Keep the run and the blog going


QFT

Intend to personally bring this run to a big creaming carwreck of a halt tomorrow night :)



Join the queue son :-)


lol :D

not looked so much forward to a thursday in a long time, the love is back!!


we"ll soon knock that out of you...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on December 01, 2011, 15:17:31 PM
By we you mean motson yes? Bring it on!! Drunk poker ftw!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 02, 2011, 13:41:02 PM
Well, they tried to take me down, but skill and luck prevailed and i managed to finsh 2cd las night at Rileys.
Both of the posters above tried in vain to take my chips but failed, although i did go in behind against Stuarts AJ with K 10, the J on the flop gave him more hope, but when you are running well the K was always going to bink on the river, ul Stu standard play at that stage.

Credit Card bill arrived today with hotel bill on it, again a big thanks to whoever got that rate for Vegas ridiculous price for 6 nights, out tonight to a home game with the person who first showed me how to play poker a few years ago, he robbed a few of us blind in the first few weeks, but times have changed since the early days, not driving tonight so beer and chilli and good banter will occur.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AceOnTheRiver on December 02, 2011, 13:59:49 PM

again a big thanks to whoever got that rate for Vegas ridiculous price for 6 nights,


Rich Baker - Curly FYI


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on December 03, 2011, 12:47:55 PM
Just read this from start to finish. Great read.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 05, 2011, 20:16:47 PM
Ty for reading Ian glad u enjoyed it.

As i said i will try and keep this up date with any happenings in my world, but dont be expecting too many fireworks.
Last week made £80 in live poker ft bubble at Gala £30 profit got a saver,  free game tomorrow, 2cd at Rileys Thursday and £30 profit in a home game on Friday night, we usually play some £5 or £10 turbo sngs, have a few beers and the host cooks a curry or chilli its a good night out.

Before Vegas, i had gone through all the sites I had cash on and emptied them all for some spending money plus had to lend my son a bit, left $100 on Stars and played a couple today, got a 312/3500 in the bigger $5 for a double up, usual ak v 99 lose a race gg.

Also played the 2k5 gtee had 60 bigs left 9/150 lost a race with 99 v kj down to 30 bigs, and just spewed the lot of 3 off the cash with 25 bigs A5 v AK why does the big blind and chip leader wake up there with AK, could of and should of folded.

Looking for a site to deposit on, probably be 888, had a bit of success on there the last few months, except in the Apat league, ran like a 3 legged donkey in them games.

Wifes MS playing up today she cant feel her torso at all, and unable to taste any food, dont know how she copes with this horrid condition, hoping to get a motomed machine for home soon, basically its an excersise bike with a motor so it does the work, but she gets a bit of excersise.

Thats your lot for the time being any more news will update later.

GL AND RUN GOOD.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on December 09, 2011, 12:16:14 PM
Official request to change the title of this blog to the "Tales of the Stockton luckbox" please  ;) x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 09, 2011, 13:01:50 PM

Official request to change the title of this blog to the "Tales of the Stockton luckbox" please  ;) x


If last nights game was televised it would of been a master class in tight aggressive sng play.
Mind you the dealer was a bit dodgy (hang on a minute).
I refute all allegations of cheating, chip dumping and other insults hurled in my general direction, and I am currently consulting my lawyer regarding comments made.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on December 09, 2011, 13:21:59 PM
 ::)

I personally love our hand...

Me : "I"ve got a 2"
You : "So have I"
Me : "With a Jack kicker?"
You "So have I"
You "Oh.. and for some reason another 4 stuck to the Jack..."
Me "I have no 3rd card Brian... you win again then, out kicked by a backup kicker  :P"

Shocking!  :-* x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on December 09, 2011, 16:51:44 PM


Official request to change the title of this blog to the "Tales of the Stockton luckbox" please  ;) x


If last nights game was televised it would of been a master class in tight aggressive sng play.
Mind you the dealer was a bit dodgy (hang on a minute).
I refute all allegations of cheating, chip dumping and other insults hurled in my general direction, and I am currently consulting my lawyer regarding comments made.


Piss off, dealing yourself 3 cards more than once and getting to showdown with all 3 still there, beating AA and 56s with AQ off (LUCKBOX) AND mysteriously getting one of your best mates to fold everytime you 3 bet him pre....



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on December 09, 2011, 17:03:32 PM



Official request to change the title of this blog to the "Tales of the Stockton luckbox" please  ;) x


If last nights game was televised it would of been a master class in tight aggressive sng play.
Mind you the dealer was a bit dodgy (hang on a minute).
I refute all allegations of cheating, chip dumping and other insults hurled in my general direction, and I am currently consulting my lawyer regarding comments made.


Piss off, dealing yourself 3 cards more than once and getting to showdown with all 3 still there, beating AA and 56s with AQ off (LUCKBOX) AND mysteriously getting one of your best mates to fold everytime you 3 bet him pre....




4/5 sooted Stu... i wasnt that good  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 09, 2011, 17:07:26 PM



Official request to change the title of this blog to the "Tales of the Stockton luckbox" please  ;) x


If last nights game was televised it would of been a master class in tight aggressive sng play.
Mind you the dealer was a bit dodgy (hang on a minute).
I refute all allegations of cheating, chip dumping and other insults hurled in my general direction, and I am currently consulting my lawyer regarding comments made.


Piss off, dealing yourself 3 cards more than once and getting to showdown with all 3 still there, beating AA and 56s with AQ off (LUCKBOX) AND mysteriously getting one of your best mates to fold everytime you 3 bet him pre....



Putting it like that, i demand a stewards enquiry.
Ste correctly folded when i 3 bet cos i always have it, as you know.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 11, 2011, 17:09:31 PM
Had a good week this week on the poker front, played 2 live games ft bubbled at local G, not a massive achievement only 24 runners I think no cash received.

Played the usual game at Riley"s on Thursday won that for £55, although there was a few dodgy happenings with my dealing, dealt myself 3 cards twice 4s both times, didn"t realise on both occasions until showdown, the said card had no bearing on the hands other than it should of been the burn card, but as it had got to showdown the hands played out.

I am not clever enough to cheat, but it was all good fun and next week I am not dealing.

As I said in the above posts been playing a few 2k guaranteed on stars 2 rebuys, 1 add on, I usually reg just before the add on period and treat it as a $ 20 deep stack, average chip stacks are usually around 9/10k.

I have played  4 or 5 of these this week with a couple of min cashes, going out to the usual race when set to at least min cash, I have actually changed my mindset regarding the min cash and tried to be more aggro around the bubble stage to try and build a stack.

Last nights effort was a case in point I managed to double up twice around the bubble stage and got a decent stack, to cut a long story short was chip leader until the final 4 then lost a race for 2.5m chips 99 v KQ which would of give me 60% of chips in play, ended up pushing with A rag 15 bigs got called by a bigger A and lost so finished 4th for $998.

Also played a couple of $15 sngs which I won for $120 so just over $1k last night happy days.

Went to see Boro win as well yesterday, so all in all a good Saturday.

Christmas tree is done, cards are written off to my mams for tea, will play last league game tonight, plus the stars 2k see if lightning can strike twice, be lucky.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on December 11, 2011, 17:21:19 PM

Played the usual game at Riley"s on Thursday won that for £55, although there was a few dodgy happenings with my dealing, dealt myself 3 cards against Phil who [ ] took it well twice 4s both times, didn"t realise on both occasions until showdown, the said card had no bearing on the hands other than [X] massively tilting Phil it should of been the burn card, but as it had got to showdown the hands played out.


FYP  ;D

Nice cash last night Brian.. see you online tonight for the final game and probs Tuesday if I can get there with work x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 14, 2011, 21:41:42 PM
Midweek report coming in. A bit more run good aswell.

I played the local G last night and got a 3rd for £110, knockout hand slightly sick, me a8 v a5 standard shoves and calls at this stage flop 772 turn 2 ok split pot then river 5 gg me.
Happy with 3rd place as i made a schoolboy error earlier when trying to raise 2.5 bigs raised it by 15 instead and ran into kk lol i had 99 so grinded out a 20 bb stack for 3rd so happy with that.

Played the $3k5 deepstack on 888 today managed to get 5000 chips in with KK v A8 he had 3k2, hit my set but  he managed to river the straight blinds are 10/20 just love 888, but recovered to actually win it for $1032 so happy days.

Family news, my son has just got a new job with a double up in Salary really pleased for him. and proud, he will have to commute to leeds for now but if it goes ok he will probably move down there, be glad to get my house back.

So have gone from small roll on two sites to over $1k2 on each of them, happy days.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 14, 2011, 22:00:58 PM
Well done - now accept my friend request on FB so I can abuse you properly  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on December 15, 2011, 13:45:54 PM

Well done - now accept my friend request on FB so I can abuse you properly  ;D ;D ;D


its ok ger, he is already getting plenty of stick.

old luckbox!!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 15, 2011, 15:01:40 PM


Well done - now accept my friend request on FB so I can abuse you properly  ;D ;D ;D


its ok ger, he is already getting plenty of stick.

old luckbox!!!


Bri was sat to my immediate left on that G final table which helps to explain how I built my stack from c10k at the start of it to over 20k...  ;) ;)

He then woke up with AK on the button when I open shoved A2  >:(

Higlight of the final table was Nathan the Gala dealer betting the 4KK flop and getting a call and thenbluff shoving his A9 on a 4KK4 turn... no surprise to find the other guy holding a King...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on December 15, 2011, 15:23:30 PM
hope you are mentally prepared for the abuse tonight brian mate!! theres a storm coming :p


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 18, 2011, 22:11:07 PM
End of week report coming up, i read in another thread that Rodders likes to see results and buy ins etc so will post at the end, will try and do this on a weekly basis every Saturday or Sunday, this weeks will be easy as its been a good week, but will keep as honest as possible as there are probably more losing weeks than winning ones.

Regarding my online Poker, i am not an online grinder and tend to play when i feel like it, i dont really practice bankroll management tend to play for fun and if i see a game i fancy will just register mainly play mtts up to $55 and sngs from $15 up.

If i do get a result i tend to withdraw at least 3/4s of win as i dont like leaving too much online $500 is more than enough, i got slightly burnt when Full Tilt went down, it could of been a lot worse, 4 days before it shut down withdrew $1400 leaving $450 to play with (initial deposit), this cash reached my bank the day before it closed down, so i have $450 still in there hopefully i will get this back if they ever reopen, that will be a bonus if it ever happens.

Online Games played this week (888 and stars) = 20
Total Buy ins                                              = $332.50
Total Returns                                              = $2034.15
Profit                                                         = $1701.65



I enjoy playing live, and usually play at Casino once a week and a pub game on a Thursday this week made a small profit as below

G casino
Buy In £25 came 3rd for £115
Pub
Buy in £10 no cash
Live Profit £80.

Like I said this week has been a good one but I will be honest in this blog and if next weeks results are poor, you will see them, hopefully they wont be, and a few more results will follow.

Bought a new 3 d tv this week with the cash won so at least all the family get something out of the winnings, and the visa bill is paid off so good times.

Run good and be lucky.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on December 18, 2011, 23:19:36 PM
TBF you were unlucky on friday. I was playing.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 20, 2011, 14:48:35 PM

TBF you were unlucky on friday. I was playing.


It was Thursday and you"re a fish who can"t fold a pair


Good week Brian and may there be many more - see you at G tonight?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AceOnTheRiver on December 23, 2011, 16:50:10 PM
With reference to our chat over lunch at the Venetian, I am currently listening to Hawksbee & Jacobs" Christmas Eve (sort of) show where they are playing the best "clips" of all time.

They"ve just played the Antti Niemi clip which is one of my all time favourites

"He"s No Finished... he"s only 28"  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 23, 2011, 23:35:58 PM

With reference to our chat over lunch at the Venetian, I am currently listening to Hawksbee & Jacobs" Christmas Eve (sort of) show where they are playing the best "clips" of all time.

They"ve just played the Antti Niemi clip which is one of my all time favourites

"He"s No Finished... he"s only 28"  ;D ;D ;D


Yes i remember that one, if i remember correctly the discussion was about a new keeper for Scotland, absolute classic.

I have started to download clips of the week on I Tunes, its a good way to raise a smile.
Do you Know what happened to Mike Parry ? he just seemed to vanish of the face of the earth, he was always a permanant fixture on them clips.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 24, 2011, 00:18:36 AM
End of week report coming up, not too much going on volume wise.
I have played twice live the first being a 10 10 10 at the local G, managed a 3rd for £70, made the mistake of playing a pot against the better of the 2 players (David3103), both flopped top pair no folding at this stage of the game, he had the better Kicker, nh gg gl, he went on to win the game which was expected because the other player was pretty weak, keeps it in the Stockton teams coffers.

The second live effort was the weekly game at Rileys with the rest of the Stockton Massive, a 10 man Sng £10 buy in with 1 rebuy if required.

Shots were brought to the table and every time some one won a hand a shot had to be drunk (i was excused as i was driving Philtc was my designated drinker).

Was pretty card dead most of the game and called a 8bb shove with K 10 sooted i had 10 bb i think  and was against q6 which managed to river a straight (i run too bad lol).

The next hand I shoved with 95 and Mark isolated my shove with 75 happy days, I think the shots had something to do with that as I managed to double up to 6 big blinds.
One of the chip leaders had been back and forth to the toilets (again shot related), he eventually gave in and stacked off lightly.
To cut a long story short I managed to win the game for £60 from a 2 big blind stack, the chip and the chair rings true again, never give up that's the second time in a month I have managed win from 2 bigs the other being in Vegas last month.

G Casino
Buy in £22 came 3rd for £70
Pub
Buy in £10 came 1st for £60
Live Profit £98.

Online
Games Played = 6
Buy Ins =         $92
Returns =       $30
Loss        =     -$62

Online have ran into AA 3X when they have limped utg and I have shoved 15 to 20 bigs, will get a suck out on one of these eventually.

I have gone on a bit too long now, all that is left is to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year, I am hoping to make a few Apat events next year can't make Brighton, will explain reason in the next post.
Good Health and Peace to all.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: satan on December 25, 2011, 08:12:28 AM

End of week report coming up, not too much going on volume wise.
I have played twice live the first being a 10 10 10 at the local G, managed a 3rd for £70, made the mistake of playing a pot against the better of the 2 players (David3103), both flopped top pair no folding at this stage of the game, he had



that other guy must have been RUBBISH  :P


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AceOnTheRiver on December 25, 2011, 13:44:46 PM


They"ve just played the Antti Niemi clip which is one of my all time favourites


Yes i remember that one, if i remember correctly the discussion was about a new keeper for Scotland, absolute classic.


yep, in essence a Hearts fan calling in to enquire why, when the Scotland manager is picking other Hearts players he hasn"t selected their keeper.

"I don"t understand why, for 3 years now he"s been ignoring Antti Niemi"
"Antti Niemi?"
"Aye, I don"t know why he doesn"t get a game"
"For Scotland?"
"Aye"
"He"s from Finland"
"What?"
"He"s Finnish!"
"He"s no finished. he"s only 28" ;D ;D ;D ;D
"No he"s a Fin! He"s from Finland"
"What d"ya mean?"
"He"s a Fin! His nationality is Finland"
"He"s No Scottish?"
"NO"
"Oh, I though he was Scottish" :-[ :-[ :-[

LOL


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AceOnTheRiver on December 25, 2011, 13:47:15 PM

Do you Know what happened to Mike Parry ? he just seemed to vanish of the face of the earth, he was always a permanant fixture on them clips.


Mike Parry quit about a year ago. Not sure why but I know his health had been very bad. I"ve heard him on Fighting talk once since and I think he"s stood in on 606 a couple of times


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 25, 2011, 16:31:55 PM


End of week report coming up, not too much going on volume wise.
I have played twice live the first being a 10 10 10 at the local G, managed a 3rd for £70, made the mistake of playing a pot against the better of the 2 players (David3103), both flopped top pair no folding at this stage of the game, he had



that other guy must have been RUBBISH  :P


Indeed he was


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on December 26, 2011, 04:14:52 AM


Do you Know what happened to Mike Parry ? he just seemed to vanish of the face of the earth, he was always a permanant fixture on them clips.


Mike Parry quit about a year ago. Not sure why but I know his health had been very bad. I"ve heard him on Fighting talk once since and I think he"s stood in on 606 a couple of times


didn"t he quit in protest at the appointment of Keys and Gray


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AceOnTheRiver on December 26, 2011, 11:41:54 AM
It"s possible. The timing was about right.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 26, 2011, 13:18:19 PM
Re Mike Parry, found him, he is still alive and kicking he is still broadcasting on sportstonightlive.com, got a random tweet yesterday, weird how this world works.

Nothing happening on the Poker front, choice today between £100 game at G or Boro v Hull choosing the later as its a chance to meet with some mates, and get some fresh air and a few drinks.

I packed in going to football a few years ago, but missed the social side, starting to feel the love again. Come on Boro !.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 02, 2012, 23:55:59 PM
After a brief break from Poker over the holidays decided to fire up a couple of tables on 888 and on Stars with a nice bink in the end, although there will be a couple of bad beat s thrown in, i will place 50p in the old tin.

888 played 2 games $22 $3k freeze out pretty standard ending 88 me, shoving 15bbs into kj and losing standard stuff.
The other game $3 rebuy managed to get a decent stack with 1 rebuy and and 1 add on was up to 40k, villain limps utg 99 i re raise with 10 10 it all goes in pre 9 first card out gg me, on other sites i might fold the 10 10 there with 35 bigs but on 888 its usually +ev so no cash on 888 today, bumped into Ger on one table dont know if he cashed or not will have a look later.

Onto Stars played the 8k 1 rebuy 1add on $8 game, lost 1st stack aq v q7 on nearly decided to ditch it, but rebought, to cut a long story short managed to finish 6th/1313 runners for $951, my penultimate hand was as follows raise utg  Ah As, reraise by me  Ac Ad  all in pre 2.6 million chips, heart, heart on flop heart turn, heart river just had to laugh.

Does this class as a bad beat ?, as once the 2 hearts hit the flop he has the advantage all be it slight.
Happy with the $951 but first prize was $4k, oh well onwards and upwards.

Hope you all enjoyed the festivities and I would just like to wish every one a happy, healthy and prosporous new year.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 14, 2012, 11:21:21 AM
Not a great deal to report on the poker front in the last week or so, a few deep runs on stars losing the important flips at the business end of tournaments, min cashes for the win, still $899 profit in jan on stars.

On 888 losing about $65, min cashed in a couple, one cooler hand in $4k gteed,on the cash bubble sitting in 4th place with 35 bigs 20 paid,get into a raising war with the chip leader,  i thought he was just abusing the bubble I get it all in with QQ v KK, I didn"t bink the Q so went out in 21st one of the cash.

The way the pay structure is on 888 min cashing between 10 20 not worth folding there just to min cash going for the win every time.

I also decided to play a few sngs on Stars to see if I can boost bankroll a bit, after a decent start 2 wins and a 3rd $15 games didnt cash in about 10, can"t see myself grinding these as they are so dull, will prob play the odd you or 2 and if I win one just use winnings for a higher buy in mtt.

Had a load of problems with HEM this week as well thought I had lost 3 years worth of data but it"s sorted now seems to be working ok.

Instead of the sngs have decided to have a little dabble in the cash games I have about 40 buy ins for 50 nl so gave that a little go last night played about 300 hands made $12,peak being $55 lowest being -$32 bit swingy. At the moment only playing 1 table just to get used to the differences between mtts and cash, will prob add a 2cd table if I have double up on first or drop to 25nl and play two or three tables.

Live poker got a 3rd at the local G this week got it in good aq v a10 v Stuart who binked nh gg Gl and Riley"s got in good qq v 10  7 v Stuart who again binked nh gg Gl. All fairly standard stuff in the late game.

Looking forward to Apat game tonight, off to watch Boro this afternoon, may meet up in the game tonight if not run good,be lucky and good health.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 20, 2012, 07:58:22 AM
Played a bit more cash this week got up to 2 k hands and have made $160 which is ok, would of been more but had a couple of accidents KK v aa twice which I suppose are coolers, have to take them on the chin.

Tourney wise played the Apat game last weekend finished 15th I think KK < A10 at the business end so again fairly routine stuff. Only played about 3 other games on Stars nothing spectacular to report.

Played twice live,finishing 4th  cash bubble at the G lad won it from half a big blind, he had 1500 chips at 3k/1k5 was comical to watch but good luck to him, and last night at gala finished 12th 2 of the cash Ak < K8 for 50k in chips, the villain was hitting the lot at the time so it was inevitable, should of been out an hour previous when I got it in bad and got lucky, embrace the variance.

Off to Coventry at the weekend to watch the Boro, it"s my 50th birthday and Coventry had a deal for 2 tickets,hotel room,2 free drinks in Casino and breakfast for £43.50 so my brother, cousin and mate going down, also a few from Stockton going including Phil and Stu, so will probably play the tourney at the casino on Saturday night.

I actually stopped going to football a few years ago as it was fairly depressing, not because Boro were losing every week,I have followed them through worse periods, the atmosphere at games has changed so much, I just found it a bit of a bland experience,and it became a chore to get to a match.

I have started to go to games on a regular basis again but it"s more for the social side now ie drinks before and after the game with mates, the results are pretty immaterial where as a few years ago a bad result would totally ruin a weekend or a full week in some cases.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 20, 2012, 08:48:24 AM
No poker in this bit just a few ramblings about being a Boro supporter for the past 45 years

I stated going to games when I was about 8 years old,my Dad would take me to Ayresome Park every other Saturday the journey would consist of a bus ride to my uncles house around 5 miles were we would meet him,and walk the next 3 to 4 miles to the ground, It was 8 years later when I started going myself that the bus went to the ground but my dad didn"t like to pay the extra to do the full journey he would rather make me walk the extra 3 mile to save 15p, times were hard. I don"t think he actually paid an entrance fee for me into the ground he would shove me in front of him in the turnstile,ask the bloke to give me a squeeze (not in the sexual sense you understand) and we would both get in for the price of one ticket, apparently saving the extra cash meant a couple more pints for him on the night he tells me now lol.

One of my earliest memories was camping outside the Ground in the middle of January to get tickets to see Man Utd in the Fa Cup it was bloody freezing, again my dad was with me I was probably about 9 I think, and to to this day I wonder why I had to be there he could of just camped himself got 2 tickets job done, but no if I wanted to see the game I had to endure the same as him.

We got the tickets, the game had to be played at 3 pm on a school day,it was during the miners strike and the 3 day week was on,so floodlights were not allowed to be used hence the afternoon game, we lost the game 3 0 I think,but like now Man Utd were massive at the time so it was a big game.

When Jack Charlton arrived as manager in the early 70s we were all convinced we were actually going to win some thing or even get to an FA cup final, but it never happened and I was convinced we would never win anything but there was always hope, but when he left it was Bob Hope or No hope.

My favourite time as a Boro fan was after liquidation, we went up from the third to the first in successive seasons, subsequently relegated, but that team was made up of local players, and it did give a sense of we were all part of that team, even the supporters.

I have seen us in a Cup Final, I have seen us win a major trophy, and also appear in a major European Final all of which I would never of believed when I started going all those years ago, like I said in a previous post I don"t have the same passion as I used to have,but since Mowbray took over from Strachen I have took more of an interest I think I like the idea of local players and management representing the town,it just gives the club a stronger link to to the town and does help give the place a push and a boost, any way must stop rambling on ironing to do. Balla lifestyle me you know.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 31, 2012, 01:36:36 AM
After a great start to the month with my 4th place on stars the rest has been pretty average on the poker front, I have played 45 mtts on stars ranging from $5 to $20 making a profit of $751 which is about $200 less than I actually won from my 4th place finish at the start of the month. I have had a few min cashes here and there and deepish runs without getting the rub of the green at the business end of the tournaments, i am currently coming off a 15 game cashless streak which is pretty annoying But playing in big field mtts it"s pretty standard stuff.

Cash wise I am up $150 after about 2k hands So bankroll round about $1300 on stars hopefully that will increase in February.

On 888 I was down $175 after 12 mtts,that includes the Apat game which I think I finished late teens I think,lost late on with KK against A 10 no complaints standard at that stage of the game, I managed to get a 3rd last night in a 3k gteed for $450 which puts me in profit for the month on 888. I think I shall start playing more on 888 as the fields are so much softer than Stars, bankroll on there currently standing at $750, again hope to get that moving upwards next month.

I have to be happy with this months efforts if I can win $1k a month every month I would be well pleased,as it is a hobby not a profession.

Regarding live play I am probably breaking even cashed a few weeks ago at the local g which paid for various other entries into the local games but not any cashes of note.

Had a good weekend at the Ricoh for my birthday, football was poor but enjoyed the weekend, ending up watching Stuart destroy the final table for a few hundred notes,was dying to tell the others to call him down because he was pushing so light, it was good stuff actually, he really took advantage of his stack size and the others just trying to ladder, pretty sure I had 10% of him that night as well.

Family wise my son has just started a new job in Leeds so he is commuting there daily from Middlesbrough which is a pain for him, so I would imagine once he has settled in the job he will be moving to Leeds, the wife"s MS still causing her loads of grief went to see the specialist last week got the usual sympathy etc but unfortunaly there is nothing which can be done, we have managed to get an excercise bike for her at home now,so at least she is getting a bit of excercise which hopefully in the future will give her a bit of strength in the legs so she can get back on her feet, and hopefully start to walk again, this is a long way off though we can only but hope.

I have also noticed a thread for Vegas will be keeping an eye on that , any way run good be healthy and good luck.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: blackpuma on January 31, 2012, 22:15:49 PM
 its a wonder you got time to play poker lol


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on February 01, 2012, 01:27:01 AM
Like this blog bri, keep it up!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on February 01, 2012, 17:51:17 PM
I have been waiting to give you it, you wouldnt come have fun on the night, then we didnt see you sunday and you werent there thursday. You May have to wait til i win it tomorrow as all my funds are being plowed into getting pissed

Another good month though, well done, you must give me some online tips, i am even more terrible at that than i am live!!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on February 01, 2012, 18:30:23 PM

I have been waiting to give you it, you wouldnt come have fun on the night, then we didnt see you sunday and you werent there thursday. You May have to wait til i win it tomorrow as all my funds are being plowed into getting pissed

Another good month though, well done, you must give me some online tips, i am even more terrible at that than i am live!!!


No wonder you never have any money Stu...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on February 01, 2012, 18:34:05 PM


I have been waiting to give you it, you wouldnt come have fun on the night, then we didnt see you sunday and you werent there thursday. You May have to wait til i win it tomorrow as all my funds are being plowed into getting pissed

Another good month though, well done, you must give me some online tips, i am even more terrible at that than i am live!!!


No wonder you never have any money Stu...


oh chortle :p

GL: at Nottingham this week pops, lets get a cash plez :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 02, 2012, 04:21:41 AM
Can"t seem to sleep at the minute,been reading about Fred Goodwin as he is now known, now we have all made rickets at work which can cost the company some cash or whatever.

I once dropped a tv set down some stairs whilst taking it to the workshop for repair and obviously we had to compensate the customer so it cost the company some cash and I had to make a donation too, for a few days later I still felt a bit of a clown and felt pretty bad, if I remember rightly the customer was given £300 to buy a new tv, now onto Fred,do you think he gets a good nights sleep,when it seems he was blamed for whatever daft amount Rbs lost, or he has just said sod it and got on with it, I cannot imagine how he must feel being blamed for the whole banking crisis, I think I would be waking up in a cold sweat every few hours, pretty intense pressure.

Poker today was ok, had a set over set incident when I had KK and villain had AA was for a 285k pot as well,didn"t all go in pre flop he slow played the aces, it went in pretty quick post flop though, he had a small sweat when I had the flush draw on the river, but he faded it, eventually min cashed, also got a 16th out of 3500 field for a measly $33 in a turbo game final hand AK < 76 again for a 40 big blind pot and a poss final table finish, still getting quite deep just need to run good at the end, will keep plugging away.

Had a good cash session 350 hands for $120 profit nice to see graph head north again.

You can also follow my ramblings on Twitter user name Erimus1, usually more bad beat stories if any wants to follow please do, anyway must try to get some sleep, run good, be healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on February 02, 2012, 10:35:23 AM
Why bother getting some sleep Bri? You have your weekly thursday night nap a the poker table tonight :D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 12, 2012, 16:20:17 PM
Trying to keep this updated on a weekly basis, this one is a bit late,this is the first opportunity to get some thing down.
Poker wise been a bit disappointing started of ok winning Gers game on Sky,a few sngs and a couple of min cashes getting me up $200 so not a bad start to the month, this last week though has seen that profit turn into a loss of $150 played a few higher buy in games on Stars and had no cashes in last 15 mtts, looking at HEM I have just been running into big hands when pushing to get a stack or pushing to survive, the amount of times I have ran into AA is becoming a bit of a joke the last 5 mtts I have gone out to AA, twice when I have had KK and others pairs,or big aces hey ho take it on the chin move on hope the next 15 games turn it around.

I was interested to read Leigh's article on enjoying poker, this definitely struck a chord with me, I usually play the local 30 freeze out once a week but the last few times I have been there it has been a massive pain in the neck, as soon as I sat down didn"t really want to play, I have just gone out of habit, so I think a rest from this is required, will take a break for a few weeks to see if I can get the love back, the Riley"s game on a Thursday I look forward too and this will still be attended, it"s a good laugh and not taken too seriously, just a bunch of decent people having a game of cards and a drink.

The first Apat game I attended was up in Edinburgh a few years ago, this was the first time I had played in an event costing >30 and was really nervous, I remember Leigh being at my table and he managed to call my hand when I had  AAA when my trembling hands pushed the chips across the line against a straight draw, a few years down the line I don"t think I shake as much now as I did then,  I really enjoyed that tournament and I want to get back to enjoying the game for what it is, a hobby were I can make a bit of extra cash here and there, if I don"t get the extra cash so be it, but I have to get back to enjoying the game.

Run good, be healthy and good luck.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 16, 2012, 01:59:11 AM
Good news regarding Stars for the new league format, really pleased with that, less mucking about depositing here and there, the software is second to none, with all the extra incentives added will be a definite Sunday fixture.

Had a good day on Stars today got a 5th for $753 in 10k freezout, was always short stacked on the final table,so was happy with the laddering, missed a massive flush and straight draw just before final table which left me in grind mode with 15 bigs on the ft.

I cashed a bit out and decided to have a go at a sat for Dtds £50k gtee at the weekend, I managed to bink a seat to that so I will be playing Friday night hopefully the run good will continue, I understand it"s a re entry format so I might take a second bullet just in case, watch this space for further developments.

I also managed to win the mtt (sng really) at the local G last night for £170, with another member of Apat finishing 2cd.

I shall be updating on Twitter so if any one fancies a sweat Erimus1 is user name.

Run good, be healthy and good luck.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on February 16, 2012, 12:21:00 PM
Do I get a % for the DTD trip Bri?

After all, I gifted you a double up on Tuesday and spammed you into playing the satellite.

I don"t do twitter so will just keep an eye out for you on the Blonde updates


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on February 16, 2012, 12:34:20 PM
Nice one Brian... you selling any %"s for DTD? I could be tempted..... x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 16, 2012, 14:09:03 PM

Do I get a % for the DTD trip Bri?

After all, I gifted you a double up on Tuesday and spammed you into playing the satellite.

I don"t do twitter so will just keep an eye out for you on the Blonde updates


Must admit your contacts this week have been highly profitable, we will have to see what we can do.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 16, 2012, 14:10:56 PM

Nice one Brian... you selling any %"s for DTD? I could be tempted..... x


Will speak to you tonight, obv got in for 30 so I think I can stretch that one but there is a re entry available, speak laterr


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 27, 2012, 09:41:21 AM
End of month report coming up.

I will get this down today as probably not playing online for a few days, I have played about 110 games on Stars this month mainly mtts with the odd sngs thrown in managed a $1049 (this includes a live cashfrom the local G) profit for the month so got to be happy with that, since Vegas been averaging just over about $1k a month which for a hobby is not too shabby.

I have cashed out from 888 for the time being, I usually like to play a few sngs alongside mtts to reduce the losses on mtts but was finding there wasn"t enough games running,so at the moment playing all games on Stars, obviously will get an account started on W Hills or re open one, can"t remember if I have played there or not.

Earlier in the month, I got a seat for Dtds 50k gteed (satty for 30),but didn"t get much going in that, I lost with AA to a 5 high flush early doors (about 2k5), then with KK on a A high board, after them two hands couldn"t get any momentum going and it just fizzled out losing stack with AJ on a A high board to a rivered flush, but will be trying to play this game each month, either by satting in or using hopefully winnings from Stars.

Away from the poker been doing a decent amount of swimming, got back problems so this a lot easier than running or using the treadmill, I also managed to clamber up one of our local landmarks, Roseberry Topping, it may not be Everest but it felt like it, it nearly killed me, I remember when I was a kid running up there for fun! It"s 1049 ft (320m) and when you get to the top the views are actually stunning, should of took some photos but wasn"t in a fit state, but if you google it there will be images I would imagine, if you ever visit the area it is well worth a trek up, plus there is a decent pub at the bottom as well.

It was good to meet up with Jb when he made a visit last week, he played our home game at Riley"s neither of us cashed but was a decent game, if i remember correctly stu luck boxed his way to victory 10 8 > Lucy"s AA and then A4 > Lucy"s QQ, Stuart definitely owes Lucy a drink or two, waffled on enough now, will be attending a charity tournament in aid of Gary Parkinson tomorrow night at the local G, he is an ex Boro player who is suffering from Locked in syndrome which means his body is totally paralysed due to a stroke but is totally aware mentally about what is going on around him, they are raising money so he can be brought home from hospital.

The above does strike a chord in my wife"s life as she suffers from MS and is totally dependant on me doing everything for her, but at least she has some sort of movement and is now getting regular excercise now we have a motomed bike at home, hopefully this will give her enough leg strength to stand again, a lot of hard work required though.

That"s it for now run good , be lucky and stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 11, 2012, 03:19:24 AM
Not a great start to the month only playing a few games a day but haven"t had any significant cashes to note, I have managed to build stacks early then in the mid stages go mad trying to chip up to try and push for the final table spots.
Having looked back at a few of the hands on hem realised that they were just not good enough spots to 3 bet or 4 bet, hopefully in the next few weeks I can get rid of these mistakes and push on a bit.

I am down about $200 for the month, this is due to just playing mtts, I usually try to play a few sngs alongside the tourneys to help pay for the mtts but haven"t bothered for some reason, so over the next few days need to grind a few of these to hopefully claw a bit of the bankroll back, but the games on Stars are not that easy to beat especially during the weekdays and I don"t put in enough volume to override variance, run bad etc, I tend to have more success on the weekends in these games.

Loving the new stars app, works flawlessly, haven"t played it on the phone but works a treat on the I pad, it"s great when you are in the middle of a game and need to do stuff, just take it with you where ever you are going,not having to run back to the other room when you hear the bet warning sound and missing them aces.

Live poker again has been minimal, played a charity event a few weeks ago finished 15th, managed to win a bottle of Champagne by knocking out (not literally) Gary Pallister ex Boro, Man U footballer, he couldn"t fold 99 on a kkA board when I had KQ, easy game.

The local G casino has a new schedule out, it"s not vastly different to previous one but might give the Monday £30 dealer dealt game a spin, it"s a shame this card room hasn"t took off because it"s a decent room, out of the way of the main casino, so you are not getting distracted or deafened by the mah Jong which starts at the Gala at 11, 3 or 4 tables of that going whilst trying to concentrate drives you mad.

I was hoping to play Dtds £150 at the weekend, but the wife has to go into hospital on Sat for a minor operation, she could be discharged on the Sunday so I need to be home just in case.

Looking foreward to playing the first league game tonight, hopefully the north east team can get a good start and be in the running for some of the prizes at the end.

Like I said in my initial blogpost this was never going to be a blog full of sin and debauchery ( I wish), just an average Joe who enjoys the game for what it is trying to make a little bit here and there.

Run good, be lucky and stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 19, 2012, 09:14:52 AM
This week has definitely tested my temperament for poker both live and online.

As I have said before I do not play for a living, I play for a bit of fun and hopefully make a profit each month, I do have a fair bit of spare time so I can manage to fit in longish sessions, I usually have one or two mtts going or a few sngs running to eleviate the boredom of mtts, hopefully the sngs pay for the mtts.

Up until tonight not a lot has been going right I have been getting deep in games then losing the inevitable flip when trying to chip up, I have managed to min cash in  a few of these games but have been on a pretty bad downswing, I am down about $350 which although is not a massive amount it is giving the bankroll a rather unhealthy look.

And now the good news,played the league game tonight finished 72 cd which was the exact first cash place, I had 15 bigs utg I have QQ which I min raise planning to call any shove or get it in on any flop, utg1 min raises me and I immediately think AA or KK, this has been happening so often in the last week or two the cards may as well of been face up, if I had 25 bigs I might of folded but had decided to shove hoping to bink the Q.
Cards turned over AA v QQ didn"t bink so out, at least I didnt bubble, $4 profit.

I hadn"t played over the last two days so decided to give th $55 $7k5 gtee game a shot (poor bankroll management) , the reason being the field was capped at 500 all the other games had mega fields and didn"t fancy playing a massive field tournament, I think it got 425 runners when reg finished.

To cut a long story short managed to get 2cd place for $1k8 losing a big flip heads up me AK villain 4d5d flop k high 2 diamonds the diamond hit on the river leaving me with a bowl, effectively a $700 flip first prize was $2k5, at least it gets me back in profit for the month. I cant complain,had my fair share of luck to get where I was, happy with the boost to the bankroll.

One of the things I have realised over the last few months is actually never give up in an mtt no matter how short stacked you are, I reached tonight"s final table with 8 big blinds and tbh I was just hoping to ladder to 7th or 8th, but I hit a hand and trebled up against two of the big stacks and from then on managed to play with stack of 20 to 30 big blinds fairly easily,raising and reraising with decent hands, also folding when played back at keeping the stack at a reasonable level.

Played 2 live games this week at the local G, managed to cash bubble both of them, I love the way people tell me what I am doing wrong and how I should of played a certain hand, it"s the reason I keep going back, will probably play the G tonight a £30 freeze out 15k in chips so plenty of play.

That"s it for now run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on March 19, 2012, 10:41:34 AM
Applause
Applause

What a shot take though! vwd


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on March 19, 2012, 12:21:57 PM

Applause
Applause

What a shot take though! vwd


+1 well done Brian... top man.

p.s I"ve heard

(http://stadiums.football.co.uk/Images/Photos/Thumbs/33-0.jpg)

is nice this time of year..... just saying x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 28, 2012, 01:32:39 AM


Applause
Applause

What a shot take though! vwd


+1 well done Brian... top man.

p.s I"ve heard

(http://stadiums.football.co.uk/Images/Photos/Thumbs/33-0.jpg)

is nice this time of year..... just saying x


Was on the cards but Getting Susan sorted for a 2 dayer was going to be problematic, however just binked a sat into Dtds 100k so will be playing there on the Friday, see you Thursday with a bit of luck.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 01, 2012, 10:49:23 AM
March finished with a whimper after my mid month success, still made another +1k3 profit so got to be happy with that.

I manged another final table in $4 mtt but finished 7th in that, for not a lot, but getting to a final table is good going.
I am currently on a 17 game mtt non cashing streak which for the big fields on Stars is probably standard, never even been close to the cash.

I managed to get a seat to Dtds £150 next week for 10 euros so hopefully will get a bit of run good live, as the local live stuff has been going fairly awful, been playing well enough but at the business end not getting the rub of the green.

The last 3 games I have been the cash bubble, which is pretty frustrating, but when getting knocked out I have been ahead when the chips are in, after that can"t do anything about it.

When playing the mtts I try to have a few sngs running alongside,but even cashing in these things now is really hard everyone seems to play so solid,not really sure wether it"s worth bothering with, if you try and open up early on the amount of chips you win is fairly insignificant, as in most of the games I have played recently there is usually 5 players left at 100/200, and then it"s a matter of will you call correctly and hold,or shove correctly and hold,(in both cases I haven"t).

I will be donating to the league game tonight as per, and also trying to get a seat for the ukipt, if unsuccessful tonight  i have enough on Dtds site for 2 more shots at that, would like to get a seat as I would love to play that one, would imagine it being a cracking atmosphere down there for a shot at a life changing sum of cash.

Run good, be lucky and stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 07, 2012, 12:41:51 PM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 14, 2012, 02:10:05 AM
Just a quick update on the latest poker quests, online the usual up an down breakeven week, not really been in the mood to be honest so volume has been minimal.

On the live front would loved to have given the Ukipt a go but a bit out of the roll,had a few sat attempts but to no avail.

Grosvenor are running a festival in Stockton this week, so instead of the usual Stockton home game at Rileys, I decided to give the 6 max event a go it was £110 fee 10 k starting stack with 25min blinds.
On arrival at the  Casino I met up with Philtc who was also playing.

We took our seats and initial runners was about 18, this rose to 26 with late entries and a couple of re entries, prize pool was £2600, top 4 paid.
Phil and I were on separate tables which I am quite happy about, we would meet up later.

I won"t go through a list of hands apart from the first one which was although good for me, the villain just went mad, I don"t know what made him play that way, I have played him before and is usually quite solid.

Remember £100 buy in 10 k chips 25/50 25 min clock.

Table is 3 handed 2 people missing, I get AA in small blind, raise it to 150, big blind repops to 650, being so early do I want to trap or see if has got something, I reraise to 1750, he flats flop Q, 5, 9 rainbow, I bet 2k5 , he calls, now I am thinking has he just hit his set or two pair, turn 2, a brick , the pot is now too big to fold so I just get the lot in expecting this to be the shortest £100 game I have ever played, he calls and shows AJ off, drawing dead, 1 hand up to 20k, happy days.

A few hours later myself and Phil got to the final table, I think I had about 40 bigs, Phil had about 20.

I managed to double up the shortie when I raised with A8 and called his re raise obv he had AK but I was getting 2.5/1 so it was a sigh call as I was never ahead, so I am down to 30 bigs.

Next hand get AK utg standard re raise 2.5 bigs shortie who I have just doubled up shoves again, Phil who is on the big blind asks how much I have behind and I have him covered he tanks for a while then folds (he has aq clubs), he knows I am not light here and my actions pretty much indicate my chips are going in, placed them close to the line, I call the short stacks shove and we are off to the races, he has JJ, nice K in the window, I fade the the J and knock out the short stack at the table, the board did run out 3 clubs so Phil would of rivered the nut flush, cant be results orientated Phil good fold mate.

We are now on the cash bubble, it"s folded to the small blind who limps into Phils big blind, who checks, flop comes Q J 9, small blind checks Phil shoves and gets an insta call small blind has QQQ, Phil has J9 I think or at least the J, the Q on the river just rubs salt into the wounds ul Phil that was just a cooler mate.

Each time a player had been knocked out if any player suggested a deal each player was given a red and black card if you wanted a deal to be discussed you had to place a black card in the centre of the table,if all cards were black then a deal could be discussed if one card was red the game carried on, we carried on.

One player suggested we split pot 4 ways which would of been about £625 each and play on for the trophy and the champion of champions seat worth £700 I think but this was refused by the card vote.

At this point in the tourney I had about 25bigs and was in 3rd position short stack had 10 bigs so he was in push fold mode, he pushed all in (a4) chip leader re raised all in (aq) I have A9 spades, obv was calling the 10 bigs shove but the all in was too much to call, the AQ held but like Phil earlier I would of hit the nut flush on the river, what did I say earlier, can"t be results orientated, in hindsight maybe should of called because even if we both get knocked out I still would of got 3rd place providing the big stack won the hand as I had more chips than the short stack, the difference between 3rd and 4th place was £300.

The last  2 levels made a few shoves which got through but eventually the blinds caught up and 3 handed the chips disappeared quite quickly, I pushed A9 into the big blinds A10 and even though I got a few outs for a chopped pot didn"t manage the bink, so at about 3 am finished a creditable 3rd for £520, which by the way was only £30 short of the buy in for the main event 50k chips 1 hour clock, my kind of structure, but circumstances at home means that I could not commit to a poss 3 day event without social services putting me in jail for cruelty and neglect, more important things in life than a poker game.

Just want to give a good luck message to another Apat member who has made day 2 of the ukipt, no doubt david3103 will be updating his blog poker pops ponders poker with hopefully some run good.

run good, be lucky and stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on April 15, 2012, 17:23:44 PM

Phil would of rivered the nut flush, cant be results orientated Phil good fold mate.


Sigh.... wish I was even more of a fish sometimes :)

Well played again though Brian, top man. Still remember looking over at your face when you doubled up within what seemed 2 minutes haha.. a picture of happy days mixed with WTF!  ;D

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFrCD3pIlDo[/youtube]
if you havent seen it... spot the only one supping guinness  8) hadnt realised I was sharing the table with Steve Holden (http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=77989 (http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=77989)), nice guy and obviously as fishy as me as he was the one who I went all in with mid levels, he thought he"d talked me into spewing all my chips when he flipped 5/2off for the turned straight.. not realising I"d fished there too with the same hand  ;D x



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on April 18, 2012, 09:12:09 AM
I need pictures and the name of the villain benefactor in the AA v AJ hand please :)

Please let it be Dr Donk!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 21, 2012, 09:07:17 AM
I have had a fairly frustrating time with poker this week, my usual jaunt to the G on Monday for their deep stack ended in the usual bubble position, ran AJ into 10 10 with 15 bigs fairly standard stuff but again another 4 hour game for no reward.

It was good to meet up with Ger again at the Stockton home game, who proceeded to get one of the other players on tilt early on leading him to rant on for 15mins at the break Q4 > 10 10, incidentally if any of us win with Q4 instant shame and a game ban will ensue, no one is allowed to play it, it"s just a Stockton thing, finished 5th in this ran A10 into AK. The tilted player did manage to get his chips back of Ger later, the lord taketh, the lord giveth back, it"s only a game Anth.

Not a massive amount played online but yesterday out of 4 mtts managed to final table 2, one was a $4 180 man for $59, I don"t usually play the 180s but just started one to see how they played, lost a massive pot KK < QQ aipf just before the final table so went to the ft with 15 bigs, couldnt get the elusive double up, managed to ladder a few places and didn"t bink when required.

The second final table was a $6k gteed game finished 8th for $180ish, the final hand I have 16 bigs in the small blind dealt 77, I min raise to induce the shove, which he does with k8, didn"t hold no need for the 3rd K on the river so another race lost, hey ho move on, he has 15 bigs at this stage so again fairly standard I think, gotta win those flips at the end.

Any thoughts on the min raise to induce, or should I just shove all in if I am happy to get it all in any way, had no numbers on him, he was new player and Hem has stopped working for some reason, think next time in that position will just get the lot in and put the pressure on the caller.

Last mtt of the night was the $55 $7k5 gteed got myself into a cash position then get dealt QQ but ran it into KK which left me 5 of the cash and time for bed, tomorrows another day.

At least the bankroll has returned to the place it started at the beginning of the month, and with the Gukpt bink I am in profit for April plus my second Hendon mob flag.

This will be the final week of my son living at home as he will be heading to West Yorkshire to live, so a few trips to Leeds may be required, and the possibility of a few visits to the poker rooms of Leeds may ensue.

Run good, be lucky and stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on April 21, 2012, 10:27:59 AM

It was good to meet up with Ger again at the Stockton home game, who proceeded to get one of the other players on tilt early on leading him to rant on for 15mins at the break Q4 > 10 10, incidentally if any of us win with Q4 instant shame and a game ban will ensue, no one is allowed to play it, it"s just a Stockton thing, finished 5th in this ran A10 into AK. The tilted player did manage to get his chips back of Ger later, the lord taketh, the lord giveth back, it"s only a game Anth.


Great to meet up - Oh and I felt the love (especially with a 44x flop)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 01, 2012, 16:21:55 PM

This blog has lasted a little longer than I thought it would when  i first started which I am quite pleased about, it"s quite good to re read especially the Vegas stuff good memories and nice to have them to look back upon.

Before I get to Aprils efforts a massive congratulations to  Pokerpops for his binkage in the Grand Prix, really well deserved especially after the unlucky hand in the Ukipt see his blog for further details.

I met Dave a few years ago playing at the Eagle with the rest of the Stockton massive and I do tend to vent my spleen either through Facebook or at the local   Casinos to him about various bad beats, moans etc and he is a good listener and gives solid advice and encouragement,which has helped me with my game thanks to him for that,well  done again really pleased for you.

Not been a good month online played about 80 mtts/sngs and I am probably down about $150 which ain"t to bad, think made 3 final tables but unless you finish in the top 2 or 3 usually prizes are pretty meh, finished the month in profit because of my 3rd place finish  at the Gukpt event (basically a sng only 26 entries but a cash is a cash)

I managed to  get a seat into the Sunday million last weekend but couldn"t fold AA on a ten high straightening and flushing board when villain min raised my c bet, it"s nearly always a set there but once I have to call or reraise I am virtually committed to the pot, he had 10 10 I didn"t manage to hit my miracle card so the dream remains unfulfilled, will be trying to sat into this on a more regular basis gotta keep believing.

Live poker pretty limited last month, finished 13th in the local Gala freezout getting it in good with AQ v K9 pre against the table aggressor who has hit every flop and continued in this vein hitting the K on the flop nh gg gl.

And finally Esther (a ref to a prog in late 70s and 80s)
Stupid things said at a poker table at my local casino

Player  in cut off says to player next to him " I need to go to the loo, can you please fold my hand as I don"t want to fold out of turn" and leaves the table.

Run Good, Be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 11, 2012, 15:15:25 PM
It"s harder to keep these blogs updated when nothing happens but I want to keep the momentum going and keep updating on a semi regular basis.

Poker for the last few weeks has been pretty meh getting deep in a few tournaments then losing standard hands, currently slightly down for the month but nothing a little win wont put right. I have had to half my roll on Stars to pay a few bills which is annoying as I wanted to play for the full year and see how much is in there at the end of twelve months but still playing with free money so will have to see how it goes.

I have played 2 of the scoop events on stars min cashing and 2 bounties in one and nowhere in the other,

I see Leigh had a nice cash in one of the events well played sir unlucky not to go all the way, but a nice cash anyway.

I played the local 10 10 10 game at the G on tuesday and as per the standard was questionable but happy with that as we know it"s profitable in the long run.

I decided I would deal, and the game started 4k chips with 1 rebuy and 1 add on if required, every pot contested in the early stages was contested by at least 7 players every pot limped and the array of cards at showdown was laughable but was a fun table, the first hand I played went as follows 4 limpers at 50/100 gets to me on the button look down to see Ah Jh  raise to 650, get the sb and bb to fold but the others couldn"t resist so pot is 3k, floptastic
2h, 4h 10h (reading Paul Daniels magic card tricks really helped), utg leads, couple of folds gets to me I just call next card 5s leads again so again just call, I am just putting him on the draw or top pair,river card another heart prob lose my action but no he duly shoves all in and on a non paring board show him the bad news he shows the the As 5h so up to 10k in one hand easy game.

The next hand of any significance I get QQ utg raise to 500 get 3 callers not ideal but it is what is flop Q high rainbow I check get an all in and 2 folds easy call, set holds and have got 14k going into the break, I add on the extra 4k so got 18k blinds 150/300 15 min clock.

I lose a few chips and am down to 16k when I get AA utg I raise to 875, folds to big blind who makes up the extra, I know the player in big blind is very loose and will defend wide,in fact in all the times I have played him I don"t think he has ever folded a big blind he states that he doesn"t like folding once he has chips in the pot flop come 2, 7, 10, I bet 1k2 into 2k2 pot he insta shoves 15k, I don"t think he"s KK or QQ, would probably reraise pre, sets are possibility or 2 pair hands, after 30secs dwell I fold face up and expecting him to muck and move on but he shows 7 2 off for a flopped 2 pair, good fold move on, I thought a set or 10 7 but 2 7 was a slightly loose defend, he says I should of raised more pre and he might of folded, I am not one for trying to explain what I do at the poker table in fact one of my pet hates is when people try and tell the worse players how they should of played a certain hand Don"t tap the tank etc.

I get to the final table with 15bigs get AK utg first hand raise to 2k4 big blind shoves, call hoping for a flip he shows KK, nice A on the flop but the case K on the river scuppers my chances of the £250 first prize so another  cashless game but I actually enjoyed the game which is what it"s all about.

I may pop along to the G tonight for the 20/20,and they are also having a 2 day event next week 20k start 45 min blinds, might play this if there is decent number of runners will decide nearer the time.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on May 11, 2012, 23:15:22 PM

he says I should of raised more pre and he might of folded.


You forgot to thank him for the rub down!!

Its good that poker is still profitable after all these years


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on May 12, 2012, 08:48:15 AM
Name and shame the villain with 72 Bri?
So many candidates...

Nice fold though.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 22, 2012, 09:28:48 AM
Not too much volume last week due to the fact Stars had decided to give me a good kicking, with a ridiculous amount of coolers when apparently every time I had a premium my opponent decided to flop the set or two pair or straights (50pin the tin), so I took a few days off and surprised the misses with my decorating skills and done a 60 minute makeover to the bedroom.

The fact was 60 mins turned into 3 days and after knocking over a tin of red paint onto the carpet it has turned out to be a more expensive task than playing small stake mtts on stars.

After finishing the job on Saturday I logged on to Apat and seen that the Welsh online champs were on so I deposited 33 on W Hilll and set about the task at hand.

I like the structure of these games plenty of chips and decent blind levels means you can make mistakes and be still in with a chance rather than shove fold early if you have lost a few early on.

I can"t remember many hands but the most significant was late on when utg raised, I have QQ in cut off (20 bigs) I re raise, not intending to fold, gets to initial raiser who shoves, I call hoping to see JJ or AQ, but no he has AA but I got lucky and hit the Q on the flop and it held, ul for the AA but at that stage was just standard stuff.

I have a stack now and managed to get to the final table in about 6th place, 8 got paid and to be honest I would of been ok with a min cash the way things had been going the last week or so.

Ger went out on the bubble 99< JJ, so I made the cash, to cut a long story short I finished 2cd for £350, when heads up had a massive deficit to make up as the eventual winner had just won a massive pot off the person who was second at the time, last hand was 55 v 10 10 no miracle 5 for me, got to be happy with the cash and my second silver medal (does this get sent automatically or do I need to contact Des anyone know).

I have withdrew the cash from Hills as I have to go and buy a new carpet, easy come easy go.

Onto Stars, stars played and cashed in a couple of 6 max sit n goes so played the $55 7k5 game, was sitting 6/13/166 when I had AQ 3 times in 5 hands needless to say didn"t win one of them first was a standard race v shorties 99 that would of been for chip lead, next was v similar stack got checked down to the river of course he had hit his 3 outer AQ < A7 and finally Ran it into AK, I should of folded it after my raise I still had 20 bigs left but it was 3:15am and was slightly tilted from previous hands, I finished 13th for $190, profits profit.

I have played 2 live games this week finishing in 6th no cash at the Local G, and bubbling the final table at Gala on Thursday night, which was a horrible game really didn"t want to be there, too many coaches and professionals at the table, keep your mouths shut and stop tapping the tank please.

Gala have a mini festival on at the weekend, I may play the £100 on the Friday night, the Saturday game is a 2 dayer so can"t do that one, that"s your lot for now.

Run good, be lucky and most importantly stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on May 22, 2012, 18:04:41 PM

Ger went out on the bubble 99< JJ, so I made the cash


The nightmares have stopped  8) Glad to be of service....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on May 25, 2012, 12:27:48 PM
Time you reported on your game on Tuesday I think Brian...  :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 25, 2012, 14:57:05 PM
Tuesday game report as requested

10 10 10 game at the G, started at the same table as Pokerpops and Stuart, I took my seat and proceeded to take my powernap, I am fairly inactive in the early levels so a sleep is most welcome.

Stuart was trying to outnit me and was fairly successful I think I played 2 hands to his 3.

I was fairly card dead but made a squeeze to the usual 6 limpers with A 10 in the big blind, Pokerpops calls but an ace high flop sees me take the pot.
I get to the add on stage with 8k and take the rebuy and add on so I have 16k after the break, this is where the trouble starts.

Just before the break in the last hand I get KsQs in the cut off I raise expecting folds  but get 1 caller, floptastic QdQh 5d I bet out I get called turn is 7c I bet another 2k, another call, river 9d I check villain then shoves the lot in, about 9k which if I called would leave me with 2k5ish after the break, being the total nit I am after a dwell, I fold and villain shows a total bluff, wp sir nh outplayed me move on (this will come back to haunt him later on).
I thought going back after the break with with 40bigs rather than 8 would be better for me as I believe I have an edge on this table.

After the break Pokerpops has been moved, Stuart is still on the table I start to become a bit more active, my table image is only ever plays AA so I get a few raises and c bets through.

Captain Birds eye turns up at the table he is a really bad reg, you can never put him on a hand because he limps every single hand he has from whatever position, whatever stack size, he limps utg gets 1 caller I have AK on the button I pump it up to 2k blinds 200/400, Captain calls leaving himself 3k behind, flop is AK7 I bet he shoves I call he shows QQ, this hand should of been all in pre but whatever, good result for me up to about 30k, same scenario last week  that time his QQ held   standard flipaments.

My next important hand utg limps at 300/600 Stuart calls in cut off I bump it up to 3k with A 10, utg  calls pricing Stuart in he calls flop comes Ace high 2 spades, Stuart checks I lead out utg folds Stuart shoves he has a flush draw, I fade the flush and win a nice pot, Stuart got his revenge at last nights home game beating me heads up AA v K6, and he calls me a luckbox, nh sir gg.

We get to 5 handed and decided to take 30 off for the bubble so a free game for whoever bubbles, I raise with AJ from cut off, mr bluffer from earlier calls, 2 to the flop, flop all low cards, I check he insta shoves, he has been donking every flop and has been in saying its hard for people to call if they haven"t hit I called and was good,faded his cards and off he trotted.

Sometimes a bad fold will help you cash in tournaments, trip queens easy lay down.

Stacks are now fairly equal so a chop is agreed with the 2 bigger stacks getting £145 each and I picked up £130, blinds would dictate an all in move for all stacks so a deal was agreed plus it was 2 30 am.

Online got a 9/455 in a six max for a $130, again losing a 60/40 at the business for a final table spot but that"s poker. I will be playing the £100 game at Galas mini festival tonight so hoping for some more run good.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 04, 2012, 01:05:13 AM
End of May passed with a whimper, I played the £100 game at Gala Teesside which turned into a damp squib, lost a biggish pot early on when I hit a straight on the turn but the flush arrived on the river and I folded like the big wimp I am when he shoved 8k into a pot of 3k, he might not of had it but blinds were 100/200 at the time and I thought I could find a better spot, it turns out I couldn"t and went out to  a standard flip my KQ v 33 not even a sweat as the door card was a 3 with no straight or flush draws I headed home.

The structure of the games at Gala are pretty poor and tbh I should of paid the extra and headed down to Dtd for their 150 game, we live and learn.

Bubbled the Local G game on Monday and Tuesday got my cash back in the Tuesday game, again at that stage of the game it"s which cards hold up as there is pretty much no play left at the business end, still getting there though,got to be in it to win it.

I finished May with a profit but was a fairly swingy month was down £200 ish for the first two weeks managed to get to £650 up before ending the month with a profit of about £450, this was eaten up though by the purchase of a new carpet as previously mentioned in an earlier post.

June had started ok with 5/5 cashes in $15 sngs 1 win,3 seconds and 1 third,but the profits from these disappeared in a couple of mtts which amounted to nothing.

Played a couple of stars mtts tonight including the league game in which I managed to make the final table to finish 6th, QQ < A9 board ran out 5687 but I was short stacked so it was a fairly standard raise, shove call situation.

The other game a 5k gteed went out on the stone cold bubble with QQ again, this time losing to AQ min cash was $22 , never folding in that spot just for the min cash, again it was a standard spot the villain had been playing like a total nutter think his vpp was about 65% but he was just smashing the deck every single time, gotta win those 70/30 "s.

It"s nice to see the holdem manager stats go into Green after tonight"s result, just hoping for some run good this month and keep the graph going in an upward direction.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 06, 2012, 16:12:59 PM
Played 2 games at the local G this week, both are advertised as mtts but due to low numbers are basically sit n goes, both attracted 10 runners each, and total prize pool  of £300.

Mondays game is a 15k starting stack 20 min blinds this is my preffered  game as it gives you a chance to play a bit of poker ie being able to 3 or 4 bet without committing to a hand early on, the table on Monday had a few younger players out and listening to the chat most knew what they were doing.

Tuesdays game is a 10 10 10 4k chips start 4k 4k rebuy add on, Tuesday"s table is a bit softer than Mondays, a couple of decent players and a few weak regs.

The contrast between the 2 games were fairly extreme the only premium I picked up all night was JJ which I 3 bet an utg raise and the small blind folded QQ to my c bet on a K high board, obviously my reputation helps in these situations, the rest of the night consisted of smashing the flops with daft 2 pairs, flushes getting there and just getting paid off with daft holdings most of which I should not of been in the pot but because of weak passive play by opponents, to cut a long story short we chopped the £300 we both had 70k ish and it was late.

Tuesdays game I feel I played a lot better but I couldn"t hit a flop for love nor money, still managed to chip up to 35k when I limped QQ early position 10 bigs
Small blind makes it up flop comes 6 high, I check both players shove respective stacks easy call, fade a straight draw, back in it.

The next decisive hand was 5 handed I raise 2k5 (500/1k), k3 suited on the buttonCaptain Birds eye calls as he does every time flop 337, he shoves I call of course he has A3, we seem to tangle every time we play and he even gavle me a rub down earlier on in the game when I raised utg must be AA he said its the only thing he plays, if you are reading this it was 9 8 suited and  after double baralling the flop and turn on a 44 3 2 board managed to get 98 off suit to fold in the big blind.

Exited in 5th place A4< A10 blind on blind standard shove and call, although cashed in the first game I felt as though I played better poker in the second but didn"t get the rub of the green ie hitting flops and draws, standard variance I suppose but we carry on, this time next year Rodney.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 11, 2012, 01:51:35 AM
The Stockton home game was cancelled this week due to lack of numbers, so had a night off and decided to play the G £20 double chance on the Friday, this seems to be the best attended comp of the week the last few weeks there has been 25 plus runners with a few re entries, making a decent prize pool of about £800ish.

A few of the regulars were there and a few regs from Gala had come over, the £10 rebuy at Gala on a Friday night can turn out to be a bit expensive with a fair bit of Gambling going on and if you are not careful it can turn out to be an expensive night  if you don"t catch the cards early on.

The first hand of any significance was as follows blinds are 100/200 utg limps ( never played this player before, he had bought in late and just sat down),
Utg +2 calls  gets to me in cut off I have JJ, I assume to have the best hand so pop it up to 800, it folds to original limpers who both call so pot is now 2700, flop is K22 rainbow, checked to me I bet 1200 utg 1 calls as does other player , probably going to shut down now on this flop turn is a blank utg goes all in player two calls, I fold at least one should have a king, cards turned over player A has 92off and player two has pocket Kings for a flopped house.

Apparently Guy  with 92 plays like that in the cash games and when he is in there is a clamour to get to his table, I don"t play much cash poker but I think if I see him sat down I may take a seat.

When our table was split myself and another guy got to our table and asked TD which seats we were assigned to, due to screens being bust he said flip a coin, I ended up on the dealer button and the other Guy got the other empty seat, this other guy proceeded to hit a massive heater and in about 15 hands had gone from 15k to about 80k so that was a nice flip for him to win, I dwindled down to about 15k and was just looking for a hand to shove with.

Got the elusive double up with JJ v J10 so had a playable stack.
To cut a long story short we were 5 handed it was 2:30am wife had just phoned to see were I was,the big stack pushed all in with A10 called by 88 (50k effective) I called with JJ (80k) so 240k  in the middle first card out was an ace, I didn"t hit my miracle 2 outer so took 4th place £120, bit annoying the last hand but was only 12 bigs so it was a standard spot I suppose.

Nothing much to report online, finished 13th or 14th in league game tonight AK < KK but had a  bit of luck to get as far as I did AQ> AK and AQ > KK earlier in the game, looking back at the hand history stacks dictated shoves and calls so all standard stuff.

One or two deepish runs in other mtts but no cashes of significance bankroll slightly reduced but had a decent run in sngs to pay for the mtts.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 13, 2012, 11:12:04 AM
Been a very good week so far, online had my biggest win finishing 4th in S tars Big $33 for $2k4 was a tilt entry as  had registered late in an earlier tournament had been knocked out in my second hand with KK v A10 and just decided to play the above tournament as it was top of the list (great game selection).

I went through the game yesterday in a replayer and was quite surprised how I actually made the final table, not many premiums or coolers just doubling up at the right times and just keeping my stack above average all the game.

I did get lucky on the final table cracking AA twice once was we"re I raised KJ suited, one of the shorter stacks pushed I had to call and flopped a straight and it held.

The other was played pretty badly by villain, he limps utg gets 3 callers and I have K7 in small blind, I make it up as getting massive pot odds, flop come k high not especially happy but put a third pot size bet out, (any significant action I am probably done with the hand).

The original limper  calls all others fold, turn is a blank and the river is a K, again although I have it trips kicker is not very good , I put out a half pot size bet he calls and shows dem aces.

Laddered my way to 4th place had Ger on the rail via Apat and lost when I shoved AK into A5 and the 5 binked, was a disappointing end as I had caught up chip wise to 3rd place and was attacking him each time and getting all the shoves through, there was one hand I will put up on strategy board when 4 handed and get people"s opinions later.

Played at the G last night and decided to deal, dealt myself AA 4 times in the first 4 levels, once all in pre v 77 they lost, once against a small all in shove won a small pot, once won the blinds and the last time raise by me call in the big blind flop 9 10 J 2 hearts I lead out,  lady in big blind insta 2.5x my raise pretty sure she has 2 pair, set or flopped it, fold asking nicely for a show she shows the flopped straight nh miss.

Proceeded to deal 2 coolers in favour of the same guy AA v KK twice in 3 or 4 hands, once was against Stuart Ward, I don"t think he is talking to me now lol.

Managed to get to final table and when 4 handed a deal was done, we all had even chip stacks and blinds were 3k/6k so took £180 so that"s 3/3 cashes at the G in last 3 games.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 18, 2012, 10:31:58 AM
Unfortunately couldn"t make it 4/4 cashes at the local G last night when I finished 5th with the payout being top 4, no saver for the bubble was paid, no one suggested it so wasn"t too bothered, I never ask for savers would rather just play for the cash.

My exit hand was a bit meh, I raised AQ, short stack shoves all in 18k,I have 23k  I call she has KK, not ideal but standard, flop AQ2 (still running good) turn blank but the case K on the river some one had folded a k pre, hey ho got lucky then got unlucky, she says sorry for shouting in the K on the river, no apologies needed its poker.

Made the final table with Pokerpops, he may go through his tournament in his own blog but his exit was pretty sick, he ran into someone playing his first live game and the Poker gods decided to let him hit every hand with whatever 2 cards he was holding, hopefully this will keep him coming back for more as it will be easy chips in the future.

I got home about 11:30 and was wide awake so decided to late reg the Stars $55 $5k guarantee, started playing on the I pad in bed,but at about 2:30 the battery was running low and was about 2 away from the cash so I got up to finish the game on the other pc.

I scraped into the cash with 15 bigs and about an hour later was on the final table with 15 bigs.

I was in 8th place when the table just went stupid with big stacks clashing with others and knocking each other out, I just kept out of trouble, in one hand there was 3 all ins with the chip leader scooping the lot so had laddered to 4th spot without playing a hand.

It was now 4 handed and I managed a double up to 30k with K 10 > A9, then went on the most ridiculous heater I have had for a while going from 30k to 187k and the chip lead.

3 handed the game was close but managed to get heads up with a chip disadvantage of 2:1 but still had 25 bigs to play with, heads up I lost a few chips with the nut flush draw and a middle pin straight draw but missed this left me with 10 bigs, I shoved with Ah 4h got called by AK but 2 hearts on the flop gave me hope but I bricked turn and river so I went back to bed $1288 better off,which was quite spooky because earlier in the day I had withdrawn that exact same amount back to my bank account.

This has been my best ever month playing poker I am up over $4k including live winnings so far, long may it continue.

When I am next in the G I might just buy the girl who knocked me out a drink as it turned out to be the best case  K I have seen for a while.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 18, 2012, 14:15:43 PM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 29, 2012, 19:03:07 PM
Been a mish mash of poker this week with pretty limited success, I normally only play tournaments or sngs but I decided to give cash and zoom a go on Stars.

First zoom session went really well up 4 buy ins 10/25 cents due to a generous Russian deciding to put $75 into a tiny pot with an 8 high flush when I had turned quads easy game, other sessions haven"t been so profitable  losing here and there and I have probably lost them buy ins at zoom and 25/50.

Although cash is probably the best way to go to make regular money at poker (if you are any good) I just don"t think I am any good at it so will stick to mtts and hopefully bink the odd score here and there.

This month has been my best yet peaking at $4k1 including live results currently showing a slight drop down to $3k9 on holdem manager.
I have took half out and this will be put towards a kitchen makeover ( I wanted a trip to Vegas but the wife wasn"t having any of that).

Today was a frustrating day played 6 mtts so far cashing in 3 with one deep run in a 6k gteed going out in 13th when I called a 35big blind shove with JJ against A4, I could of folded but he had 4 bet all in a few times, I was pleasantly surprised to see I was 70/30 fav but the ace hit the turn and that was that,I thought his play was pretty awful but that"s what we want don"t tap the tank etc.

The Stockton home game resumed last night after a few weeks off, I managed to 5 bet Pokerpops with 89off but had to fold to his 6 bet, he sometimes gets AA and this was his time lol, then bluffed rest of stack off with 44 when an ace hit the river and the flush came in, alas villain had flopped a full house with 10 8.

My second stack eventually ran into AA again when I pushed late with AJ got a flush draw on the flop but missed, still a good time was had by all, just got to work on my timing.

I also had a small stake in some one mentioned today in a different thread although I didn"t profit only lost $13 but did rail a couple of his games, he really is good to watch and was pretty deep in big $162, I think he finished 16th but he was unlucky not too get to final table, that would of been a nice score.

I have unlocked my stats on opr and may put in for the staking license at some stage if I fancy taking a shot at something a bit bigger, will decide on this later on, that"s it for June I think unless anything major happens in next 24 hours.

Run good, be lucky and stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on June 29, 2012, 19:23:14 PM

I have unlocked my stats on opr and may put in for the staking license at some stage if I fancy taking a shot at something a bit bigger....


All of it please Brian x

p.s. http://www.apat.com/forum/index.php?topic=11468.0 (http://www.apat.com/forum/index.php?topic=11468.0) ?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 10, 2012, 10:46:16 AM
Fairly uneventful start to the month on the poker front not a lot of volume put in tbh not feeling it, played 22 games cashed in 7 only in profit because have got a few sng cashes so they have payed the entries for tournaments, the sngs  are a right grind and can be a right pain I don"t think I could sit and play them all day, but I suppose if you are a multi tabling reg you are not there for a bit of fun it is your living so good luck to you.

I have had a few deep runs as per usual made one final table for not a lot, it"s the usual lose or win the important flip at the end which usually means a min cash or win it for a chance for the lot, gotta win those flips.

Cash and zoom poker have again taken a back seat again been coolered in a few spots and I just don"t like playing cash poker so it"s back to mtts and sngs for me.

Live poker has again been uneventful after my good run last month, made the final table of the last 3 tourneys at the G, not really difficult as runners have been around the 20 mark so they are effectively sngs, my usual tactic in these things is fold fold then shove when the pots are worth winning, I just can"t get involved in some of the 8 way limped pots at the G at the low blind levels, obviously if you have hand you put in a substantial raise you might lose one player but once a player has invested they are seeing that flop whatever the cost.

I haven"t cashed in the last 3, all fairly standard exits wont bore you with the details.

Last months profits have been spent and we will be seeing a new kitchen installed in August, hoping to win a bit this month so I can pay the fitter, I would attempt to do a bit myself but my DIY skills are negligible to say the least, best to leave it to the professionals.

The G have decided to put another 2 day event on at the weekend, after having a Facebook poll asking players which would they prefer a 1 day or 2 day £100 game, I can"t remember exact percentages but pretty sure 95% said a 1 dayer would be the players choice so they decided to stay with the 2 day event, what was the point of the vote, nice to know they are listening to their customers,  I will be surprised if they make 30 players this month listening to the chat.

I am hoping to make Nottingham in August for the Europeans so may bump into a few of you,in the mean time Run good, be lucky and stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 18, 2012, 12:16:12 PM
Mid month mumblings to follow, according to opr have played 43 this month and I have cashed in 13 but unfortunately nothing big,made a final table on Monday finishing 9th when I shoved AJ utg with 12 bigs only to be called by Aq which held so fair enough, I did get lucky getting there with a few suck outs so can"t complain too much, so slightly down in mtts but slightly in profit due to a couple of sng cashes

I played the same game last night and was chip leader with 20 left when I got it in good with  AQ v AJ for a +400k pot but the J binked and was down to playing a 25 big blind stack again, I managed to find dem aces utg with 18 bigs so do a min raise get called by KJ, same player as above he manages to get a full house by the river, was convinced he had made at least KKk so when he checks back the river assuming I would put my last 10 bigs in I didn"t bother paying him off  so I lost the minimum but it killed the mtt any way and I eventually gave the chips to someone else, finished 12th.


Live poker has been fairly useless as well although Sundays game was quite enjoyable with Pokerpops winning it after delivering my knockout blow with a 6 on the river giving him a straight when we both had flush draws, mine being the higher, all standard stuff I managed to hit a straight last week when he had flopped trips so all is fair in love and war, glad he won it though, especially against all the young whizz kids who are still convinced we only play aces, hang on a minute I do it"s Dave who is a bit mad, in a good way.

G,s £100 2 day event went ahead it managed to get 16 runners and they wer e still 3 handed at 11:30pm on Sunday night, £900 was first prize but it"s a fairly long slog, average stacks were still between 40/50 bigs then don"t know what time it ended hopefully they will try and get the numbers up for the next one by offering a gtee or making it a one dayer with a slightly shorter clock.

Contemplating playing the Grand Prix at Dtd next week but only if I can get Susan looked after, I don"t really want the extra cost of hotels etc.Wedding anniversary his week, 27 years and counting, probably go out for a decent steak providing the place we go to has improved their wheelchair access, that"s it for now, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on July 18, 2012, 13:39:13 PM
a bit mad, in a good way

i think I"ll have that as my epitaph

thanks Bri


You"re right, the 6 on the river was suitable recompense for the 10 10 < KJ the week before
I ran good on Sunday night and ran equally bad last night - plus you missed the worst line up ever seen in there


The 2 day thing ended just before the SUnday comp so around 1230. Rocky eventually coming out on top, as he really should have.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 29, 2012, 11:03:32 AM
Well that"s it for another month in poker, and it hasn"t been that bad,it could of been a lot better with a bit of luck and a prevailing wind, first I would just like to congratulate Pokerpops on another brilliant run at he Grand Prix in Nottingham, as I write this he is currently 11th going into day 3.

He is the short stack but a chip and a chair Gl to him.

My circumstances dictate I cant play too many multi day events live but I am hoping to get to Nottingham for the Apat game just getting stuff sorted for Susan and as soon as that"s done will get registered.

Online has been profitable I am just $4 off getting $1k for the month, I am not one for setting targets but my general aim for the month is $500at least, so got to be happy with doubling that.

I am now adding in a few $30 sngs as I go along but these don"t fill up as fast as the $15 games and also playing a lot more heads up sngs which at he moment is going along ok.

I am also going to start playing a few more sats to the bigger games online hoping to play the Sunday million tonight, if I win a few sngs may buy in direct as a treat.

I played a sat for a ukipt seat last night on Stars, 2 seats were available and there was £200 for third and £80 for 4th, got 4th unfortunately, when 4 handed we were all fairly close and I played my exit hand so badly, so bad in fact not even going to talk about it as it still annoys  me now.

I am a relatively conservative player and the last few mtts I have played I just have just decided to try and get a big stack when I have about 20/30 big blinds to try and get a decisive stack to win one of these things, taking a more aggressive approach hasn"t yet yielded big results but hopefully one of them will come in one day.

That"s it for Julys ramblings, run good, be lucky stay healthy.






Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on July 29, 2012, 11:07:34 AM

I am a relatively conservative player and the last few mtts I have played I just have just decided to try and get a big stack when I have about 20/30 big blinds to try and get a decisive stack to win one of these things, taking a more aggressive approach hasn"t yet yielded big results but hopefully one of them will come in one day.


Welcome to the Dark Side  ::)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 30, 2012, 12:13:09 PM
Final table stars 4k gtee good luck me 8th at mo but 20 bigs 1 double up got a chance


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 30, 2012, 12:24:58 PM
Ran KQ into aq picked up the flush draw but no love, another frustrating run, gotta keep trying.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 30, 2012, 19:53:35 PM
2cd final table of the day erimus 14 if you fancy a rail.

Finished 7th hamstrung by chip leader who was hitting everything, lost two races at end, gotta learn to win them flips.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 08, 2012, 04:58:24 AM
Average start to August online, breaking even just in mtts thanks to a 10th and a 12th place in a couple of  $55 tournaments on Stars, the rest have been pretty meh, was going quite well in the hot $33 the other day but got a bit to aggro with AQ, villain was always going to have AK for a 50 big blind pot and a good chance of going super deep disappeared into the ether.

I have decided to cash out 2/3rds of  the money on Stars and only leave 1k there to play with and at the end of every month take any profit out and start again at 1k, if there is no profit just keep grinding it till there is. My initial thoughts were to try and reach 10k by the end of the year then withdraw but if I can top up my money in my carers role each month this will be of more benefit to us.
I can reload for specific events like sats to ukipt if I fancy another go at them, still kicking myself for throwing a potential seat away last week.

Good to hear Full Tilt may be reopening as I have $ 450 stuck in there, that will be a nice bonus which was was unexpected.

I haven"t played live for a while so I thought I would make an effort this week and have played 3 nights on the trot, the first game was on Sunday the 15/15 at the g, it attracted about 18 runners including PhilTC and Pokerpops, it was a really enjoyable game plenty of laughs, banter etc managed to finish 6th, losing a race AK v 55 flopped 5 killed me although I did hit an A and a K on the turn and river, thanks for that,  if you read Pokerpops blog he and Phil chopped it Gl and wp them, although Dave is running in God mode at the minute, hope it continues for him.

The Monday night game was a £30 freeze out with 10 runners, it is 15 k in chips and gives plenty of play, it deserves to get more runners than it gets but if numbers were to increase think they would have to reduce starting stacks otherwise it would take 2 days to finish.

The mtt payed the top 2 but we were 3 handed I was shortstack 15 bigs one of the others offered a chop and I was happy to take £80, it was late and wanted to get home.

I popped over to the G to see if their Tuesday game was going ahead but it looked as though it wasn"t going to run so went to Gala instead, Pokerpops had done the same and we had a chat in the break both agreeing that this particular Card room tilts the hell out of us both, the two previous nights I had really enjoyed the game, people were being friendly, the game was good, valets giving good service, and just a nice ambiance, gala is the total opposite, but we are here and may as well play.

I got to the break with 10 big blinds after making 2 moves without success earlier, utg raises to 700 gets 3 callers, I look down at KJdd, decide to squeeze to 2k only worrying really about utg if he reraises I will reassess, call, call, call, now I have KJdd oop and a 10 k pot, only have 6k behind, Completely whiff the flop, all low cards and black, utg ships it all in, can"t do any thing,sigh fold he shows 45 for  an up and down straight draw, outplayed ? Suppose so but I can"t do much once he has shoved flop.

Grinded for an hour or so back to 8k then at blinds 300/600 an argument ensues between one player who has just lost with KK v AK, pretty standard spot couldn"t see the need for shouting but think it was because another player had said something, I had put some music on previous to this as I didn"t really want to be there, I eventually lost a race 1010 me v AJ, J on he flop,no help for me on the turn and river, got to learn to win them flips.

So on the live front played 3 for a loss of a tenner, cheap nights out.

G are running a one dayer on Saturday,£100 buy in 20k chips 30 min blinds might pop along for that if my son gets home this weekend to look after Susan, plus the Stockon home game will be at the G this Thursday to celebrate and congratulate Dave on another successful run at Dtds Grand Prix.

Congratulations to Rob as well for his run at the Gps in Stoke, it"s good to see members doing well in various tourneys around the country, that"s your lot for now, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 12, 2012, 06:20:03 AM
Online running pretty horrid at the moment not a sniff of anything, the closest coming in a $55 tournament when on the exact cash bubble small blind shoves all in I have 15 bigs look down at AQ, I could fold here and squeeze into the cash but I call, yippee he has Q3, 3 on the river, urgh, hey oh move on.

Also had a deepish run in the big $11 on stars losing another AK v a8 encounter small blind v big blind for a top 20 spot and the possibility of a decent run, but again wasn"t to be.

Apologies for the bad beat stories 50 p gone in the tin.

Better news on the live front played G casinos new comp it"s £100 20k starting stack 30 minute blinds and this month attracted 36ish runners I think, the casino added £300 as well.

I wont bore you with the early stages but got off to a good start when I hit a set of tens v AA, didn"t get full value as 4 clubs were on the board and it was checked down at the river.

The table was fairly solid with hardly any limping plenty o f 3 and 4 betting going on , I was a bit up and down and when we finally broke to two tables I had about 30 big blinds.

I got moved and ended up sitting to the right of Pokerpops and kept my stack between 25 and 30 bigs with a few light steals from the button, the decisive hand on this table was when it was the final table bubble, the short stack shoves from mid position about 35k small blind takes an age to fold I have QQ in the big blind, trivial call from me, villain turns over AA, urgh, first card out is a Q and the Q on the turn seals it for me, ul for the AA but I will take it.

We get to the final table, Pokerpops is there and with all decent regs it is not going to be an easy table, comp is paying top 6
Blinds are 1k5/3k and I have about 100k, so just over 30 bigs.

I get a few raises through with mid pairs uncontested so I am keeping a decent stack then comes the most significant hand of the night.
We are on the cash bubble (£280) for 6th place I look down at 10 10 I make my standard raise 2.5x, I can"t remember blinds but I have about 30 bigs behind, Pokerpops who probably has about 60 plus bigs  4 bets me a biggish amount I can"t remember the exact figure.

It folds around to me and I have a decision, it"s either fold or shove, the amount he had 4 bet me too didnt give me the option to set mine, I instantly shoved hoping to represent AA or KK, now I didn"t get an instant call so I am ruling out AA or KK, my thoughts are now if has JJ he can fold because I have made it look so strong, can he fold QQ if that is what he has, I keep watching him count out the chips to make the call, he tanked for a while and he eventually folded,  I breathed a huge sigh of relief and showed my hand and from his reaction I think I got him to lay down the better hand, I don"t normally show and this was not intended as a rubdown or anything like that i was just glad it got through, speaking to him at the break he said he didn"t think I would do what I did with 10 10 on the cash bubble, he still hasn"t said what he had by the way, may have to read his blog later it might be in there.

In the above hand I think he calls most other players but he is pretty sure I am only doing that particular move with either aces or kings in that spot.

We get to 4 handed the chipleader has 35 bigs v 20 bigs I have 18and the short stack has 14, 4th place is £450 we discuss a deal at the request of chip leader who takes home £1200, second place takes £1k and myself and the other lad take home £875 each, quite happy with that,the £875 was more than 4th and 3rd place amounts so all in all a good days work.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on August 12, 2012, 12:22:05 PM
Fish!

I had QJ, instant read to know you have tens and I have two overs, just couldn"t bring myself to take the flip.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on August 12, 2012, 12:49:18 PM

Fish!

I had QJ, instant read to know you have tens and I have two overs, just couldn"t bring myself to take the flip.


Just checked outside to see if the planets were still aligned  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 15, 2012, 12:49:36 PM
Alternative view on last nights game at G, see Pokerpops for the original.

As Dave has said there at 2 casinos within a few miles of each other and the G at the moment can"t compete with Gala regarding the number of runners, last nights game at gala was a £60 game which would prob get 60 plus runners and obviously generate a decent prize pool, but due to time restrictions a few levels are missed out and the structure is not very good, I used to play a lot at Gala and done ok but on one reentry game they changed the structure mid way through the game and instead of going back after the break with 25 bigs paid the reentry fee and had a 12 big blind stack, (structure had been altered 2 weeks previous when I hadn"t entered, my bad for not checking), since then only been back on the odd occasion.

Although the fields aren"t big at G, the games are generally sit and goes rather than mtts and with some  people usually buying in twice they can be quite profitable.

Only play premiums in the first few levels as its usually 6 people to a pot, once someone has chips in the middle it doesn"t matter what some one raises to they are going to call.

Lost first lot of chips when aggro good player raises, gets one flat from small blind I have 55, the pot is 1200, I only have 2k so just announce all in, aggro player  folds,limper calls he has 99, no help on board so take the extra chips, original raiser had 77 so I saved him some chips.

Significant hand of the night Dr Donk limps utg as is his usual move I limp call with 98,5 people eventually see flop which was 9,5,7, dr donk leads out for 1k2, I only have 6k behind so announce all in, Dr Donk is going to call if he has hit so I might get a double up, get 2 callers behind so pot is now about 20k, I stand up assuming I am going home, turn card is a 6, so I sit back down again, no help for anyone on the river, but the old lady announces straight so I assume we are splitting, she actually misread her hand and had J high, bink back in the game.

I reraise Dave from the dealer button after his raise of an early position limper he shoves all in, I fold AJ, reading his blog he has 99, nines how does he do that to my show of strength, (previous history may have been involved). ::)

Eventually get to heads up with Dave, a couple of days to late but it is what it is. He has the chip advantage so no talking of splitting the pot, eventually my KQ beats his KJ and we are equal in chips, I ask if he wants to split as it is late and we both take £175, like he said I don"t have much experience in live heads up mainly because any tournament I have gone deep in deals are usually done, if it wasn"t so late I would of been happy to play on,I assumed Dave would of been working today so offered the option.

I am well in profit at the G by just playing these small games rather than the higher variance games at Gala, and it"s generally a more pleasant experience.

Game selection for the win.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 15, 2012, 17:25:52 PM
Nottingham is now a definite, found a place literally 10 minutes from home which can accommodate Susan, I don"t know why I haven"t seen this place before, speaking to the manager she says there is always rooms and beds available and with the price being very close to standard night in a decent hotel it is a better option than booking a hotel for both of us and leaving her alone with a mobile to contact me if required.

I actually deposited the cash on Monday to get my seat and put a bit too much in which allowed entry into the sat which ran, I would like to say I was unlucky and bubbled the seat but as there were only 3 runners that would of been a slight exaggeration well done to Suzanne who got the seat, i cant complain though had a profitable few days and my buy in is taken care of, looking foreward to the game and will be nice to meet up

I shall be playing the knockout game tonight and possibly a few on Stars so hopefully a good session will ensue.

Vegas may be on the cards again if she likes it and she settles in there, probably march/April 2013.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on August 15, 2012, 18:05:14 PM
Fantastic Brian, not sure when you want to head down, but will be driving down on Friday morning mate if you want a lift.. coming back Monday. Let me know.

Vegas.. just been talking about this with Matty this afternoon.. decided we"re 100% going back next year, just can"t decide when.

Option a) March for my birthday
Option b) WSOP time
Option c) Anth wanting to do "comic con" in July followed by Vegas after (probs just missing end of WSOP though)
Option d) November for WSOP main event final
Option e) Whenever APAT decide it would be an idea to go back :)
Option f) All of the above.. or maybe a couple  ;D

x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on August 15, 2012, 18:12:56 PM
Vegas 2013 - OK planning meeting in the Bar Friday night in Nottingham  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: HOLDorFOLD on August 15, 2012, 22:49:49 PM

Vegas 2013 - OK planning meeting in the Bar Friday night in Nottingham  ;D


Radar alert .... quickly scrolling through recent posts and this jumped out at me



;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 18, 2012, 03:49:03 AM
Decided to play the £20 double chance at the G tonight, this seems to be the most popular tournament of the week attracting 38 runners tonight.

One of the reasons for this is, over at the Gala is their £10 rebuy and that can get a bit manic, so a few of the Gala regs pop over for a game.
My opening table is ok got 2 solid players to my right and the rest a mixture of
Social players and donators, I include myself as a social player not being disparaging to the other people there.

The first few levels are fairly sedate I manage to chip up a bit  playing in position and c betting which are getting through without much resistance, I raise utg with 9d 7d and get 1 caller in the big blind flop comes down 9h, 7h, 2h, I bet out get called and a fourth heart on the turn slows the action down, he puts a tiny bet in on the brick of a river and i pay him off,he has an 8 high flush which he had flopped mbn, he tells me he always sees a flop if he is in the big blind, no matter what size the bet, noted sir and in the memory bank.

After the break I only have 10 bigs left so looking for a spot to shove, utg min raises I have JJ, I shove, player behind reshoves and original raiser calls the all in, it"s QQ, v AK v JJ, flop comes down AKQ, some how I manage to hit a flush on the river so triple up and am now in a comfortable position.

I get to the final table and the bubble bursts so it"s my 3rd cash on the trot at the G and after a bit of luck winning a flip with K 10 v 99 I have about 70k, my last hand is a bit of cooler but I played it wrong, I should of raised pre as the villain is fairly tight and usually fairly easy to play against, I limp with J 10, to see a flop of 10, 10, 8, eventually it"s all in and he has 10 8 for the flopped boat, nh sir, was limping and betting any flop and  it probably gets through 90% of the time, still no big deal, I got lucky with the JJ earlier, swings and roundabouts.

I am up £1100 this week at the G, which has come at the right time as this will be paying for the Kitchen to get sorted, appliances arrived today, followed by work tops next week.

I managed to get a hotel sorted for next week, will be staying at Britania in the city centre, managed to get it for £43 inc breakfast which is a bargain as normally we have to get a disabled access room and this is normally around £85, so will be travelling on the Sunday morning and will not have to drive home the same day, hopefully can have a deep run down there, looking foreward to it.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 21, 2012, 03:08:25 AM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on August 21, 2012, 07:31:10 AM
Betty has the potential to become legendary

On the cash table on Sunday she flat called on the river with the absolute nuts. Something like J9 on a Q 10 8 6 3 board.
None of the other players at the table seemed to see anything in this and it was obviously not a collusion issue, but it made me smile.

As did the thought of Dr D asking to chop £480 five ways. Did you deal before he left the room? I"m not one for deals that far out, but if it wound up da Donk I might be more easily persuaded


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 27, 2012, 02:53:24 AM
Main event just passed me by today,ran qq into kk on a 7 high flop, might of got away with it if he had reraised my 4 bet, but he slow played them and trapped me so fair play to him.

I went back to hotel for a nap as I was totally zonked and awoke at about 7 45, tried to register for some games on Stars but wifi was no good so I went back to dtd to play the sat for the 500k.

It ended up with 36 runners and it was an absolute grind managed a double up when I had qq v 33 hit my set on the flop checked back all around 3 on the turn and the chips flew in set over set in my favour, at the end of the rebuy period average was 10k I had 20k so didn"t bother with the rebuy or add on, the rest of the game I just had to maintain a 15 to 20 big blind stack, v difficult when being dealt total rubbish, down to 10 bigs utg look at kk, blinds are 400/800, I limp for 800 button min raises I shove he calls he turns over kj, had to sweat a straight draw but they held.

Got dealt a random selection of rubbish until 33 utg, I raise it up and still get 4 callers, I hadn"t played a hand for an hour, anyway all high cards had to fold, I am now down to 10 bigs and just looking for a spot now, there are 10 seats we are down to 13 left, it folds to small blind who shoves 13 bigs I look down at A5, I call and he turns over q2, flop has 2 fives on it so get the double up to 20 bigs.

Card dead for a level blinds now 1k/2k, aa utg shove all in get called by big stack ak aces hold so now up to 40k cruise to a seat you would think, not in my world, on the bubble shortie shoves A2 called by Ak flop ak2, yes bubble has burst, nope 2 on the turn scuppers that.

Blinds are now 2k/4k I have 36k folds to me in small blind qq, big blind is the shortack so raise enough to put him all in, he calls with Ak, flop 234, turn k river 5 just to rub it in, still 11 left I have 20k, then the bubble bursts on the other table and we get the seat, happy days.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pables on August 27, 2012, 09:36:31 AM
Well done Brian. GL next week


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on August 27, 2012, 17:51:10 PM
Well played sir!

Hopefully see you at DTD on Sunday :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 31, 2012, 11:40:47 AM
As regular readers may be aware I managed to get a seat into Dtds £500k guaranteed last week and the following is an account of Day 1a.

I had originally planned to play Day 1c but after contacting David (Pokerpops) I decided to play the same day as him and we could travel down together saving extra costs like hotels and fuel as we could get back the same day, He says he is not a good passenger so offered to drive so thanks to him for that.

Starting stack is 50k with a 40min blind structure, got seated at table 27 seat 2 right under the air con and it was freezing but got to soldier on, made of strong stuff on Teesside.

I didn"t recognise any of the names at the table and it didn"t cause too many problems, except when seat 3 turned up a few hours late, more on that later.
I managed to get to 57k with a few raises and c bets here and there and generally had a decent start, had AA twice but got no callers so won blinds and antes but was happy how things were going.

Seat 3 finally arrived a few hours in and in his first managed to hit a full house on the river and get paid and get almost a double up, timing for him was perfect.

First significant loss 2 limpers to 500 I look down at KK, bump it up to 2k, seat 3 flats my raise and the 2 limpers call, flop 10 10 5, checks back to me and I also check this is a good flop for KK but seat 3 was a wild card and a 10 is definitely in his range, seat 3 calls others fold, turn card Q, ibet out half pot on the turn seat 3 min raises,  i call, river card is another q, he takes an age and he checks, I am now beaten by any 10 any Q but because I bet out on the Q turn I could turn my hand into a bluff and represent the Q but I wasn"t convinced he would lay down the lower house because of his previous plays and his general loose play, I checked and he turned over A 10, nh so lost about 20k  in that pot but because I didn"t bloat the pot on the flop I lost the minimum, was disappointed but i think I played it well, as I could of lost a lot more.

Got a few more back with AK on a k high flop with 2 diamonds on board bet every street got called on all streets, he didn"t hit his flush, I then limp yawned (apparently this is my biggest tell in the Stockton home game),ask Philtc he is aware of it but the others are oblivious), horrible flop, straightening, flushing but managed to get some chips although not a full double up.

I get a table move and have about 83k, can"t remember blind levels, get dealt KK, big stack flats and big blind makes up, flop 3, 8, 10, again looks a safe enough board but got to be aware of sets, checked to me I bet half pot One flatter, now worried, turn j, check check river q I bet smallish about one third pot, and he bets 45k a massive overbet, obviously a straight beats me, any 2 pair combos or a set or a bluff, I reluctantly fold as calling would leave me with about 10 bigs, he doesn"t show but he said he had 333 so another bullet dodged.

I am now looking for a good spot to shove and nothing transpires and have been blinded down to about 15 bigs blinds 2k4/1k2, then the poker gods smile on me, utg raises 6k gets a flat call I look down at the mighty 67 suited, and decide that this is my make or break hand as I am short, tired and grumpy,
All cards on there backs AK v AQ v 67, magic 6 on the turn and I am back to 30 bigs and a decent ish stack.

I can now raise and fold, I raise 66 utg get flatted in 2 positions, flop 6 2 4, magic,check from bb, I check, guy bets pot (guy who had 33 v KK), I double check my cards,all in,and a call he has 99, fade the 9 boom 211k.

I finished the day on 189,500 blinds are 3k/6k when we go back (Dave has about 150k), so about 30 bigs which I have got to be happy with considering we"re I was, if I can get a few big hands to hold on Sunday you never know.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on August 31, 2012, 12:12:32 PM

Got a few more back with AK on a k high flop with 2 diamonds on board bet every street got called on all streets, he didn"t hit his flush, I then limp yawned (apparently this is my biggest tell in the Stockton home game),ask Philtc he is aware of it but the others are oblivious), horrible flop, straightening, flushing but managed to get some chips although not a full double up.


Limp yawning for the win haha.. you"re both doing fantastic Brian. Keep going Sunday mate x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on September 01, 2012, 01:05:53 AM
great write up. Like the play on the KK hands too. Gl on sunday


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 01, 2012, 09:41:02 AM
Poker in August.

Online, mainly Stars only played 58 games lowest total since November, losing  the love ?, had a losing month probably around $400, no biggie but disappointing, don"t know the exact figure Hem gone down again.
I hadn"t played on Stars the last week until last night when I had to get 100vpps to keep the silver star status, turned out an expensive night to get there, finished 5 off the cash in a $55 tournament, pushed q 10 into 97, 12 bigs, drawing dead on the flop, villain flopped a straight, typical the way his month has gone.

I played the knockout cup on Apat and we reached the quarter finals, I played ok throughout made final table in each game winning one out right and a 4th,so that effectively gave me a freeroll into Apat Nottingham.

This brings me onto Live stuff which has been my saviour this month with a successful run at the local G, all stuff has been previously written about and about £1200 profit through that. I didn"t play well in the main event and ran QQ into KK and got too excited at a 7 high flop, I bloated the pot too much and was committed by the river even though I probably knew I was beat, at least I learnt from that mistake and made good decisions at Dtd with my Overpairs to the board, gotta learn from previous mistakes.

Obviously thoughts now are all about tomorrow, I have 30 bigs going back to Dtd, would be nice to have a premium hold at one stage, it looks great when I can analyse a hand and deduce the correct course of action and make a correct fold, but for once or twice tomorrow lets get it in 80/20 + and hold, also no sweats would be nice although that"s asking too much.

An ideal situation would be a Stockton massive heads up confrontation on the final table that would be my wish, it"s a long shot but you never know.

Susan will be staying at the care home on Sunday, this gives me peace of mind as I know if something did happen there are qualified nurses and assistants around to get her sorted if required and I don"t have to worry about a random phone call in Nottingham from home.

The kitchen gets a refit on Monday so we can see some benefit from my hours at the tables, an extra expense occurred yesterday as well,the washing machine decided to give up the ghost, got a friend round who condemned it saying cost of repair is not far of the cost of a new one so that"s next on the shopping list. Thanks for reading, Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 02, 2012, 15:34:47 PM
Quick report from dtd £500 ak raise,couldn"t call on a low all back flop, blinds too big for any fancy stuff, no thinking now 10 10 all in, called by AQ an ace on the flop sealed my fate, funking for Dave now.
It"s been a good experience love to do it again sometime.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 03, 2012, 14:58:01 PM
After yesterday"s efforts  just a few afterthoughts about the deepstack.

When I first started playing live Poker, it was just £30 freeze outs and even this was thought as an expensive tournament, I never dreamt I would be playing in a £500 deepstack, I know I got in via a sat but again the sat was a 50/50/50 I did get in for the minimum  but was prepared to take the 3 buy ins if I felt I needed it.

When I went back with 30 bigs I was thinking, I have a bit of time to get a hand but with the blinds and antes so big I didn"t really have much wiggle room,looking back at the AK hand utg,I thought I had enough were if I missed the flop I could fold and wait a bit more, I think this showed my lack of experience at this sort of level, I had 25 bigs and min raised and folded on a very unhelpful board, a shove pre would possibly of won me at least one more round to get a hand or get a aq KQ or a small pair to call and take the flip at that point.

I eventually shoved 18bigs with 10 10 against AQ, in ahead pre when the chips are in is all you can ask at this point, i lost the race, standard stuff, the thing is if I ever get into these sort of games again I have to learn from this experience and take any of the stuff I have learnt with me.

I will be definitely adding a satellite or 2 into my games especially for the games at Dtd which are an absolute must play if you can get in.

I never felt out of my comfort zone at any time and thought I playe d really well, it is just the AK hand which still niggles a little bit, but I might of lost that flip as well, it"s a well worn record now on this blog gotta win those flips deep to get deeper.

I am going to get to November when this blog will be a year old and then contemplate continuing with it or not,as doing a read back it seems to be a moaning whine when I lose,and a gloaty bink when I have won, I have tried to be as honest as possible when writing these things and hope it has entertained those who have been on the journey from Vegas to mediocrity. thanks for reading Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.
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Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 03, 2012, 15:55:25 PM
Forgot about this from yesterday, after my knockout was sat with a few people from Teesside, I don"t know them well but am aware of them, devil fish wanders over and sits down and starts talking about Saturday nights exploits, he has been in a club supping champagne and gets a cab from said club.

the cabbie asks him if he has had a good night, devilish replies yes but not a lot of women about tonight,
Cabbie says "that wil be because it"s a Gay Bar", true or not it came across as good laugh, he then gets his guitar out and starts a Johhny Cash session, got good guitar skills but can"t sing.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 03, 2012, 16:02:28 PM
Blog needs a new title...

"hanging with the Devilfish"

:)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on September 03, 2012, 19:32:22 PM
Brian.. I personally hope you keep this blog going mate, like you say from £30 freezeouts to playing a £500 buy in.. who knows whats next. You know I"m a big fan of your game, and if I"m honest slightly jealous.. think it keeps me from going completely to the dark side to be honest and have learnt a lot from your style of playing, not just on a Thursday but your consistent runs live, at the G and online. I know you play the right way. Keep it going, would miss your updates if they disappeared, binkage or no binkage x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 03, 2012, 23:15:17 PM
Cheers for that Phil, wept a little tear, ps chopped the G tonight for £110, 3 handed we all had about 50kish didn"t fancy sitting there for another couple of hours and bubble it, the other two were keen to get on the cash table, me, it"s another food shop in Marks and Spencer"s instead of Aldi.

I also flopped a straight flush so get entered into a 10k free roll at the end of the month online.
Congrats again on your work stuff nice binkage.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 03, 2012, 23:58:58 PM

Brian.. I personally hope you keep this blog going mate, like you say from £30 freezeouts to playing a £500 buy in.. who knows whats next. You know I"m a big fan of your game, and if I"m honest slightly jealous.. think it keeps me from going completely to the dark side to be honest and have learnt a lot from your style of playing, not just on a Thursday but your consistent runs live, at the G and online. I know you play the right way. Keep it going, would miss your updates if they disappeared, binkage or no binkage x


Me too. Bri has a better understanding of the game than many. He knows his image and exploits it well.
Fossil? No way!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 04, 2012, 13:42:04 PM
Just a quick report on last nights game, I did card rack it in but there was one or two hands were I got paid far too much on the villains holdings.

It"s a 15k starting stack £30 game, it got 31 runners last week, hopefully this game is starting to take off, no just the 10 runners so a sng, didn"t mind as I was out for a bit of relaxation and a laugh.

The early levels flops were seen by an average of 6 people this gave me a chance to have a power nap before the real stuff started, learnt to sleep with one eye open just in case.

Blinds 200/100, 2 limpers I bump it upto 550, the big blind reraises to 2k, limpers fold, I call and see a k high flop 2 hearts, he donks  1k2, I reraise to 2k5, he flats, brick turn,he pots it, I fold pretty confident he has me beat if it"s a bluff well played, we will never know he mucks his cards.

I raise utg with 99 get 2 limpers young Luke who is on the button a good player ships it in,about 3k5, he had been coolered a few hands before,his range here is massive with the 2 limpers I make the call and we get heads up he shows 66, my hand holds so I am back above starting stack.

A local player late registers with about 30 big blinds, he talks a good game but i am not totally convinced so I will adjust my play accordingly.

I 3 bet a limper and get it through and the next hand I raise 55 utg which gets through, I am now in the big blind and look down at KK.

The new arrival limps the button 200/400, I raise to 1350 he flats, flop comes down J high, I lead out he flats, turn nothing significant so I put in another bet and he shoves all in, if this was a £500 comp (ohh listen to me) I might think about it a little but I called, if he has hit a set or a funky 2 pair fair enough, he turns over j8 off, my hand holds, he has played 1 hand and donated 30 to the prize pool, ty very much.

He then goes on telling me the reason why he flatted the 3 bet with j8 was because he had seen me raise the previous 2 hands and he just thought I was at it, now he knows my reputation as a tight player, I just cannot understand why he would think j8 would be in any decent shape against my image or even my 3 betting range, not that I am complaining come back to the table tomorrow and we can play again.

I also flopped a straight flush with j 10 of clubs with 2 people still betting into the pot, the fourth club killed my action but the 2 hands I was up against where a flopped straight not of the flushing variety and 2 pair, I did min raise the turn to keep them both in the 2 pair folded and I couldn"t extract any value from the straight with the 4 clubs on board.

the G have a promo on at the moment if you get quad kings or above you get entered into a 10k free roll online at the end of the month so I shall be adding another site onto my crowded pc.

I knock out another with AA v AQ, I did say at the start I card racked it, we were 3 handed at 300/600  with 3 left and 2 paid, it could of been an extremely long bubble so we chopped it for £110 each, £80 profit for 3 hours is ok as I was still feeling tired from the weekend.

I would love to join Dave for the sat at Newcastle tonight but not fair on Susan if I have to pack her off again if I qualified, the place she stayed in was ok but not ideal, work still needs to be done finding a suitable place, I don"t think that is going to be an easy task, I have found someone who can look after her for a few hours a week so it looks like I can get back to the gym for some serious training or a sick sweat in the sauna and steam rooms.

Gala might be a possibility tonight as the game at the G has failed to start on the last 2 Tuesday"s, thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on September 09, 2012, 10:24:17 AM
Just caught up on this Brian definitely should keep blog going if possible. Very much worth reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 10, 2012, 20:49:08 PM
I couldn"t make it 6 out of 6 cashes at the G last night in the 15/15, table was as ridiculous as ever 7 people to every flop,waste of time squeezing or making any moves as once they have put a chip in the pot no one was folding.

First hand of any significance I reraised an utg limp with dem aces, to 1200 blinds 200/400,every player behind calls so we go to the flop with  7 people in the pot, probably not a favourite here, flop 6,10,10 the pot is about 9k I only have 10k behind, its fairly feasible that a 10 is out there but wasn"t going to bet fold so just put the lot in, got one caller who had flatted with 66 so he flopped the house, no problems with his flat there he had enough chips, I just wonder what the other 6 called with, he proceeded to teach me about implied odds and that is why he called, cheers for the lesson mate nh, home by 8pm.

I regged a few on Stars and had a deep run in the $4 cubed, eventually losing a couple of flips at 3am this morning, pretty frustrating as win one of them and I would of been in good shape to at least final table it but it wasnt to be.

It was good to see Jp at the nobbers game on Thursday, congrats on the win sir, and I see another invasion is imminent so looking forward to that.

On the home front all the stuff for the kitchen arrived, everything worked,everything fitted correctly without any hassle so just need the walls and floor tiling and we are done.

It"s the Gs monthly £100 on Saturday which I may be making an appearance in, it does clash with the Apat game on Saturday which is disappointing  but if I get knocked out early may make an appearance later on.

I know my brother reads this and I would just like to congratulate him again in Qualifying as a Radiographer at the local hospital, he was made redundant 2 years ago, managed to get accepted on a course and his hard work has paid off and starts his new career at the end of the month not bad for a 47 year old, well done really proud of you.

Thanks for the words of encouragement regarding the blog by the way, it may not be as baller as other blogs available, but it it is what is,an ordinary bloke having a go at the pokers.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 12, 2012, 00:39:41 AM
Only 5 of us turned up tonight for the prestigious G 10 10 10 game so we decided to play a winner takes all sat into Saturdays £100 game.

I proceeded to fold for most of the night,woke up at the right time with AA v QQ v K9 which held for a virtual treble up, eventually got heads up with Luke which I managed to win,total prize pool was £125, enough for the buy in on Saturday, I gave Luke the extra £15, was feeling in a generous mood, he had predicted earlier that it was obvious I was going to get aces and win the lot and for willing that in he deserved a bit back.

I left Dave crushing the blackjack tables, he started with the £3 change from the buy in and reg fee, and was going strong when I left at about 23:45, hope it didn"t go wrong in the interveening time.

Incidentally my skirmish with the blackjack table lasted one hand, I don"t normally play the table games but it seemed a bit tight to cash in the £3 change, not being a blackjack player Dave said I will tell you what to do, ok I said, proceeded to ignore his advice and lose the £3 straight away, in the first session think he spun the £3 into £40 ish which covered his buy in for the sng, and like I said above he was further crushing in his second session.

Looking forward to Saturdays game, not sure how many runners it will get, going by previous events 60ish would be my guess, but we shall wait and see.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 12, 2012, 06:56:09 AM
 :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 20, 2012, 11:13:57 AM
Not been playing much lately,the £100 game at the G fizzled out into a mid place finish, tbh there was not a lot to talk about other than a second straight flush in a week, I didn"t bother paying the extra £1 for the jackpot as I had already qualified for the £10k free roll on sunday which looks like being about 120 runners, with an extra value Gukpt seat for the winner available as an extra incentive,lets hope for a bit of run good in that one.

Had aces cracked early on in the above game by J9 which seems to be the norm in any biggish events I play in lately, probably fold em if the blind levels are below 100/200 from now on  ;), didn"t lose too many chips as flush and straight draws arrived on the river and there was a lot of betting and calling before it got to me, the joys of being oop, not a whinge by the way just an observation.

I got home and regged for the Irish online champs, got a good start with AA > QQ and was doing ok until I raise utg with 66, get reraised all in by Ger for between 15/20 bigs which I call hoping for a flip, unfortunately he has 10 10 didn"t bink my 6 and the rest of the game fizzled out.
As Ger reminded me in chat "welcome to the dark side", it probably should of been a fold in that position,and a year ago I would of insta mucked,but win that hopefully flip and I have a chance to run deep, I still had  20ish bigs left after the loss but couldn"t get any momentum going.

Over at Stars been running pretty poorly until last night, I seem to be isolating early position limpers correctly but people keep waking up with hands behind,and I keep running into big hands when I usually the second best hand at the time, hold em manager also showing 4 out of the last 5 times with AA it is coloured red indicating I have lost the hand so I think I am due to get get some chips in future tournaments with AA, variance and all that malarkey.

I have only been playing 1 or 2 games a day this month, mainly because I can"t be bothered grinding the sngs to get the mtt entries,so I late regged the $5 cubed last night playing on the i pad app, and managed to finish 3rd for$ 550 which has put me in profit on Stars for the month by about $350, the battery was dying about 12:30 so had to leave my warm bed to go and finish the game off in the back room, got back to bed around 2:15 with a nice boost to roll which is now just under $2k, ( when full tilt returns will have another little boost, roll on November).

Incidentally my biggest coup was a 3 way all in, post flop on a K4 5 flop against AA and AK who had both limped I had 44 in the big blind, mbn, this gave me a stack to take a few hits here and there.

My final hand was A10> k9 against the chip leader who was just shoving all in every hand, he had the stack to do it, unlucky for me he hit his 9, if my hand holds here I have 1 mirrion chips and a chance to take it down, it wasn"t to be, still haven"t won a Stars tourney out right which is frustrating and needs to be put right sooner rather than later , thanks for reading, run good , be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 26, 2012, 14:34:18 PM
2 live games played this week, the G had a £500 added free roll on Saturday to celebrate there 1st birthday in Stockton.

As regular readers know if they read mine or Pokerpops blog the G struggles to get players for most of the tournaments at the minute (Sunays and Fridays seem to be picking up now),but with the added £500 92 players turned up and a £2k1 pot was created, goes to show add a bit of free money players will turn up.

Opening table was good fun and it was a good laugh, had my AA cracked early on by 67 in the big blind, seems to be a recurring theme early on here, I raised 2.5 from utg and the big blind had posted his big blind with a 1k chip, he couldn"t be bothered getting it changed so he elected to call the raise, the flop was 48k rainbow, I bet 3/4 pot, called turn Q, I bet again I have 10k behind, he calls the river is a 5, I check and he shoves all in, a straight gets there, a daft 2 pair or good 2 pair, I don"t think this particular player is getting lairy with a bluff or a 1 pair hand so with 30 bigs left I fold, he shows 67 for the rivered straight, nh move on, he apologised for a few minutes saying he only called because I was giving him the correct odds to call, I smiled and agreed, I played it pretty badly ;).

Got to the last 2 tables, was in shove or fold mode utg makes it 4x bb and I look down at 88 I reshoved hoping for a flip but he had JJ and it held so I was out in 17th place.

I checked the G schedules over the last 2 nights and surprise,surprise both tournaments cancelled, the Tuesday game is never going to compete with the £30 game at Gala so they really need to think a new strategy with this one, it"s pretty obvious no mtt currently on a Thursday so put the 10 10 10 on the Thursday and have the tuesday game as non game night pretty simple.

I went to play Gala last night, thought I was going to have to get the canoe out to get over there but it wasn"t too bad, it got 47 runners which is well below the norm, prob the weather put a few off, I managed to get a 5th place for £120, I will report one hand, I think Pokerpops game is starting to rub off on me a little bit.

My rep at Gala is ultra tight, so tight that I actually squeak when I make a move, blind are 300/600/50 I raise utg with 86 off just assuming to win blinds and antes, I had been card dead and needed to get up to at least average 68off utg is never in my range here, get 1 caller, flop comes down A57, obviously have to represent ace here plus with an up and down not getting away from this hand, I bet half pot, caller comes along, turn card 2, a brick really, happy to continue to rep the ace the caller may have an ace but is worried about his kicker, I bet half pot,again he calls, whatever the river card is its going in, it does help that the river is a 4 making my straight, it all goes in, villain folds showing an ace saying your kickers good. this gets me above average and the rest is pretty standard stuff, done a bit of laddering at the ft eventually getting it in good with AJ v K8 but the 8 on the flop killed it for me.

I had 2 of the better players at Gala saying they couldn"t believe the way my game has changed (so aggressive  :o),and complimented me on my play which was nice to hear.

Online got a 13th in the Ecop game were I made an awful play with 77 which has been discussed elsewhere, will have a few sessions on Stars over the next few days, will probably end up being a  break even slightly up month both live and online.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 26, 2012, 19:44:10 PM
wpsir :) not sure what you mean about my game rubbing off on you.

Names for the two "better players" at Gala please!!

I gather the table talk over there is interesting at the moment...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 01, 2012, 19:15:01 PM
September spluttered to a halt poker wise, checked on opr and I only played 33 games for a small profit cashed in 9% of games but volume pretty low, made 1 final table but couldn"t convert it to a win.

Live poker again a small profit but it tends to be 2 steps forward 1 step back at the minute.

I played the 15/15 at G last night and was going quite well until I got it in bad with 444 against a full house,but still had enough to get back in it, blinds are 200/400 2 limpers one never folds whatever the reraise, I look down at AQ, shoving 20 bigs looks over the top but it might get him to fold, I repop it 2200, original limper folds serial caller calls as expected, flop k 10 2 rainbow, he leads out pretty obvious he has the king, but I was going with this hand whatever the flop, missed my draws and the over and his K5 was always going to win that.

As I was leaving the card room i got a call from the wife asking if I could get home as there was a problem there, strange how this world works, got Home got the wife sorted alls well that ends well.

There will be 4 of us trekking up to Glasgow in a few weeks for the Scottish champs looking forward to that one, was going to give the sats for Dtds £500 game a go but 2 successive poker weekends is stretching it a bit so I will leave them alone for this month.

I read that another member has told online poker to Gtfo and I must admit I have been feeling a little frustrated with the game of late, but I will probably just carry on, not trying to make a living out of it but a bit extra here and there helps out a bit, it"s a free roll after all , home news,kitchen should be fully finished by the end of the week just need to spruce up on my cookery skills to take advantage of the new surroundings.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 07, 2012, 10:30:17 AM
If this is how October is going to continue I think I will have the rest of the month off, Apat Glasgow excluded.
I have been on the wrong side of variance this week pretty much from the get go.

The home game on Thursday got 19 runners in total probs a record including the travellers, I managed to reraise Curlys raise with AQ and stacked my first buy in against Gers KK, and Curlys AA, great timing, by the turn a j would give me an improbable straight, didnt happen, Chips please.

We returned after the break and  a few hands in I get AK suited, I make my standard raise and Ger decides to reshove, he has been shoving fairly light all night, I mean who shoves KK into AA and AQ, l call, I have him covered by 2k or so, on there backs AK v AJ, pretty safe board until the river were the j decides to make an appearance 5 or 6 hands too late for me but hey ho that"s poker, eventually go out A2
I went to see Tim Vine during the week who was very good with the quick fire one liners but part of his show was to chat with selected members of the audience about hilarious things that have happened to them, this died a death and was really embarrassingly bad, I suppose that"s a chance he has to take with this format, it didn"t work in the Boro.

I nearly got involved with a story from myself from a few years ago 39 to be exact, I entered a Tarzan comp at a holiday camp the family was staying at, the premise being you had to go on stage in a loin cloth or speedos, or in my case woollies swimming trunks and beat your chest and do the old Tarzan call.

After all the contestants had done there stuff the results were read out in Miss World fashion, reverse order, and the winner is BRIAN, I ran on the stage all exited never won a thing in my short life this was the start of fame and fortune, the judge whispered in my ear not you son the other Brian, fml, it"s gone downhill all the way since that day, incidentally they gave me a consolation prize of a pink beach badminton set, ty very much, which lead 29 years later to me winning the Middlesbrough mens badminton doubles champs when I was 40, the only trophy I have ever received in my sporting career.

Sorry about that all my yesterday"s, back to the Poker I decided to play Galas £150, bad beat alert, AQ loses to Q5 suited he gets the flush eventually, I really dont know how to get some players off hands over there, bet bet,call call sigh your flush is good on a ace high flop, down to a shoving stack look down at AA on the button,  I have 18 bigs blinds 300/600, I min raise get 2 callers flop QJ9, 2 spades, small blind bets out 4k which is approx pot, knowing this player QJ is defo in his range as is any k for the straight draw or 2 spades for the flush draw, he is also capable  of just having top pair crap kicker, I am sick of hero folding in these spots in big games so I just shove hoping he is just on a draw, as he turns them over I say QJ is good but I have outs, I was right didn"t bink gg me.
If I was deeper stacked I could fold but as played it was what it was.

Online played 5 games so far, again can"t really be bothered cashed in 2 for not a lot, had a ridiculous hand in a $10 game on Stars but I won"t bore you with the details as it seems to come across as a moaning post and people don"t like to read about bad beats.

Looking forward to Glasgow next week don"t think I will be playing live this week unless the Thursday  game goes ahead, thinking about buying a Marine tropical fish tank, I need a new hobby this one is driving me to distraction.
Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on October 07, 2012, 13:51:33 PM
Variance sucks, but you will rise above it and return to winning ways Bri.

Marine tropicals eh? Just remember, "don"t tap the tank"  :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 15, 2012, 22:52:06 PM
Mid month mumblings, don"t worry not a long one.

My report from Glasgow will be very short.

I lasted till about 7:30, 88 was the best hand I had seen all day, unfortunately ran it into 99 so I was out. The banter at the table was first class mostly provided by Phil who is a pleasure to be sat with, at one stage 3 players from our home game were at the same table, what are the chances of that.

We popped over to Gala for the £30 fo (glutton for punishment), bubbled the final table ran A 10 into AQ, I did bink the 10 but broadway arrived on the river so that was that, 3 Apat members made ft and Gary M from Stockton managed to get 2cd place which helped pay for his weekend well played him.

Although the poker was pretty meh it was a good weekend really enjoyed the company, good times.

Played a couple on Stars today and cashed in both 27/360 in a $16:50 fo and 36/450 in a $5 cubed, losing standard races for min cashes in both pretty frustrating as in both games lost crucial hands for 50/60 bigs in the mid stages then limping over the line, oh well that"s poker.

Next live appearance probs Sunday at G"s 15/15 need a break tbh pokered out, looking forward to Full Tilt reopening, that will feel like a win, I have about $450 stuck on there, never expected to see it again so happy days.

I will be ordering my new fishtank tomorrow done plenty of research and have found one that will fit the bill, going for a marine set up, so more random fish will be entering my life.

Run Good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 28, 2012, 18:45:29 PM
Writing this before I head off for the 15/15 at the G hoping to add to it at the end with some positive news on the poker front.

The clocks went back last night and SAD has already set in for me, not the depresion illness but the Sets Always Destroyed syndrome which i seem to be suffering a lot from, alright its a cheap bad beat story but hey got to get them in somehow.

Poker very quiet since Glasgow just the 2 Thursday home games one of which was literally a home game at mine with Susan on the rail giving Stuart a bit of chew, was only a 5 handed affair and was a pleasant night, Lucy won the game I got second but made a nice change, my place is only small so a 5 or 6 max game is comfortable any more would be to many, fancied an outdoor game during the summer with BBQ etc but alas the weather has been pretty poor so that never materialised.

Online only played about 12 games for a loss of about $50 and live with Glasgow probs down about £300 had  1 cash in 6 games.

I had an interesting dual with Ger in the Scots online game twice all in against him with the same hand splitting the pot on both occasions, then his QQ holding against my AK, finished about 14th I think no cash good fun though, he has a bit of a hex on me at the minute can"t seem to win a hand against him, he went onto cash I think so well played him.

Currently setting up a Marine tank in the living room this is taking most of my time and money doing plenty of reading so Poker is taking a back seat at the minute.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy, Nb assume if no report later assume it didn"t go well.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 29, 2012, 02:24:35 AM
Good news from the G, for me anyway done a 4 way chop for £220 happy days, then realised I have an outstanding bill due on the first of November sigh, a buy now pay in 6 months jobbie has just caught up with me, still it"s effectively a free Dyson, I said to Susan don"t worry will win enough to pay for it before November, cut it a bit short but got there.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 31, 2012, 05:53:48 AM
After Sundays escapades at the G headed over to Gala for their 30 freeze out tonight, took my usual seat in the dealer position as no one else seemed to want it.

I don"t mind dealing to be honest,it keeps me out of trouble early doors mainly because I keep forgetting to look at my cards, the tournament was the usual 6 or 7 to a flop and as usual I hit nothing better than second pair, folding correctly on all occasions.

The cut off for the optional re entry is 9 30 and at about 9:10 I get AK suited on the button , 4 people limped their 200s and with 1k2 in the pot and with only 15 bigs I am happy to take the flip here or better still a 70/30 favourite, the utg limper duly obliged with a call with AJ and I held so get to the break without having to rebuy, which I don"t think I was going to do, jobs to do at home etc.

After the break, nothing major happens until the loosest player at Gala opens utg, an easy shove by me with AK gets called again by him with AQ, happy days, well it was until he hit the flush on the turn, drawing dead looked like an early night, counted out the chips, I have 2700 left blinds are 300/600, I was a bit sick now I was still dealing and wasn"t in the best of moods, utg min raises gets 1 caller and I am in the big blind, if I look i will fold junk so just go all in without looking both players call, treble up possible to 12 bigs if I win the hand, flop jj2 rainbow, turn k river 7, turn the cards over I have 77 in the hole, lol treble up. I almost left my chips on the table after the AK v AQ hand to go home.

To cut a long story short made the final table and got heads up, we"re I doubled up twice with pairs holding against over cards and was quite confident of beating my opponent as he had just resorted to shoving every hand, eventually I called with A7 suited which wasn"t a match for his 10 10 I did hit the 7 on the flop but no help with the rest of the flop, got £390 for 2cd place,was £600 for first and a seat in Galas 150 game in December, I cant complain about getting 2cd especially from my position earlier in the game, so my last 2 live games have turned a losing month into a profitable one, happy days.

Off to buy a fish with my winnings.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on October 31, 2012, 07:06:45 AM

Off to buy a fish with my winnings.


Stu for sale  ???


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2012, 11:12:38 AM
A really slow start to November hardly played anything at all, Full tilt reopened and I had $500 in there played a few games and have now $501, that"s including a cash my first mtt back and a sng win but as per usual with this game it"s a one step forward, 2 steps back, love the software though it"s always been my favourite site.

Stars continues to frustrate the one game I did play  $10 cubed I correctly folded KK early doors to AA pre, I raise early gets re raised 3 x before its back to me it"s AA v QQ v AK, it"s the first level never think I am good here, I don"t fold KK very often but it seemed correct, it was, aces held, good start for the man with the aces.
After losing my Internet connection get dealt KK again, still got 100 bigs at this stage, but the big stack decides to reshove my initial raise with 100 bigs, it"s nearly always AK this so I called,it was, I lost move on.

Live stuff includes the Tuesday game at Gala, the G game has now been cancelled so I pop over for the £30 fo, trying to make it 4 out 4 final tables, alas it wasn"t to be lost 2 flips late on, one semi interesting hand which may have blown my cover a bit over there was as follows, 3 limpers at 300/600 I am in big blind look at 36 off, I hadn"t played a hand for a while and was only bothered about the initial limper who usually never folds the other 2 are semi decent and can fold to a reraise from a tight player.

There is over 3k in the pot I bet 2k, initial limper folds, but the other 2 call, good reads by me then, flop KK3, I bet after sb checks and the dealer calls, sb folds, turn is a 2, I think I can rep the the k as I have raised initially and continued to bet, I bet out again dealer calls, river was an 8, I bet again, about half pot and am insta called, I sheepishly announce 2 pair kings and 3s and have to show the mighty 36 which was a winner, I really didn"t want to show as I like my image down there as being ultra tight, the dealer didn"t show but I assumed he had AJ, A10.

It"s almost a year now for this blog and as I said in my original post follow me on my journey to mediocrity, there has been a few highs, final tabling a big 33 on Stars, final tabling a Gukpt event ( I know it was only a small one but hey got a second Hendon mob flag), making day 2 of a £500 event, eventually losing a flip, gotta win them fl (oops cant say that phrase as Philtc keeps taking the mick).

I still have cash on 2 sites stars and tilt but after withdrawing most of it my bankroll is around $500 on each and I am finding it difficult to motivate myself to play the small stakes mtts so I am undecided what to do at the minute plus I am not enjoying the online game as much as I used to, I will have a think and make a decision, still love playing live though, got to try and sat into a few more big games.

I cannot make Stoke unfortunately, wife"s Birthday same day, seems a bit cruel to put her in a nursing home on her birthday, but will be watching with interest, and finally a Good Luck message to Pokerpops in St Kitts,win the lot sir.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 28, 2012, 11:41:22 AM
This blog is now 1 year old and have managed to post every month since Vegas which I am quite pleased about as that was my initial aim when I first started writing this thing.

Overall poker has been quite good, my initial roll on Stars was around $500 in January and at one stage reached the heady heights of $4500 but my approach to poker always has been any winnings will be used for life purchases which are outside the normal household income.

I have twice built rolls on a couple of sites were I could move up stakes and play a bit higher but being fairly conservative regarding gambling and money in General, I just don"t have that attitude towards cash, ie it"s more important in real life than online poker.

Since October my volume has drastically reduced from playing 100+ games a month to playing on average between 20 and 30. I was finding I was logging on clicking on 3 or 4 mtts and within 5 minutes I wished I hadn"t bothered so now I just pick and choose a game or 2 when I really want to play.

I managed a 2cd in a 6 max last week for $850 took half out and paid for a new bed and a couple of small cashes means a profit of about $ 500 this month.

I am only playing playing live once a week now the 15/15 at the G on a Sunday which starts early enough not to be sat at 3 am with people folding 3 bigs in the hope of a chop.

Good luck to all playing in the Home internationals at the weekend and the main event in Stoke.

The blog may have run it"s course as volume is reducing and interest at the moment in poker is negligible, and my outside life is quite dull, no tales of degen and debauchery, so if you don"t see any more posts it"s more a lack of interest from me but I will still be playing a bit here and there especially the Apat games, just checked the online player rankings and I am 5th i think, don"t know how that has happened so will be playing the rest of those games hoping to climb up the ladder.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 01, 2012, 00:20:21 AM
Emptied all accounts tonight, having December away from online poker, unless there is a one off game i fancy. I will make a decision in January whether to redeposit or not, depends if i miss it or not.

It has been a decent year, i have made a bit of cash, plus extras have been bought for the house which would not of been bought if it wasnt for the odd bink here and there, unfortunately these odd binks wouldnt sustain a pro career, (not that this was ever a thought).

I hope i havent bored you too much during my year in Poker, and if you have read it thanks for reading and replying.
As was said in my original post, join me on my journey to mediocrity, i have arrived at that place for now, the journey may resume in January, watch this space.

Run good, be lucky and stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 09, 2012, 17:01:54 PM
As stated above resting from online poker in December, except for tonights Apat game were I should be making an appearance, however live poker still on the go and this week has been ok.

The G has a 15/15 game on a Sunday night and this is usually my one definite game of the week, it starts at 6 gets between 20/30 runners and since it started has been fairly profitable for me, made the final table last week and when 4 handed we all had about 10 bigs so we chopped it for 220 each first prize was 350 and it was basically all in or fold for everyone so happy with that.

The home game was played on Thusday at the G, Riley"s now shut down so I would imagine this will be our home ground from now on, first buy in went when I raised utg 89, i get 3 callers ( no respect from anyone theses days)get 2 pair on the river, but the 9 gave Pokerpops a straight, chips required, eventually raise all in with KQ stu calls with AQ but Phil finds AA and it holds, small sweat for Phil on the river but no J for my straight.

I was umming and Arring about playing the £100 game at the G yesterday but decided to go for it when my son decided to pop home from Leeds so he could keep an eye on Susan, it generated a pot of 6k with re entries and as usual it"s a really good game with a good structure, this game will get better,there was a league free roll on at Gala plus a few Newcastle players who usually journey down had a game up there, I can see this game getting 70 plus soon.

The first few levels were fairly standard fold fold and more folds, then get a table move, not a good one really, one player won a Anzpt tour event, one a second place in a world series event and a regular player in the Gukpts he had just had a decent cash in the £2k Gukpt.

I had been pretty card dead and decided to raise utg 9 10hh, the big blind calls but a c bet on a ace high flop gets through, then next hand get KK, again 1 caller, dangerous player, Ace high flop, I lead he calls, turn brings a third spade, I look and I have the K spades, if I bet out here and get reraised all in, I wouldn"t be too happy so I check hoping for a free card which I do get.
Bink a non pairing the board spade, I check and he bets out, after a small dwell I reraise just over min, and he calls with what I assume is a smaller spade, I am now up to 30k.

The very next hand AA raise again win blinds and antes, and the next hand I reraise again, this is the fourth on the trot, did I say I had AA again, I get called by the one person I wanted to call me, was pretty certain I was going to get a full double if he didn"t suck out on me, flop 2,4,5 2 clubs, I check he bets out, i go all in, he could have a set, feasible, he could have a flush draw, I can"t fold against this player any one else yes but not him, 62 off no club, I managed to avoid his outs and am up to 50k.

I get a table move a really good one at least 4 players from the Sunday 15/15 all pleasant people but pretty easy to play against, I get my stack up to 90k, despite folding 99 incorrectly against AQ v AJ to a reraise and a re re raise.

Down to 3 tables I look down at JJ in big blind, utg has min raised it, it"s got one caller and I decide to just call, the original raiser who got a second in a world series event never folds so I decided to be a bit cautious, flop all hearts inc one jack, it gets back to original raiser who bets out, gets one fold, I just decide to flat hoping for a non heart turn, but the heart hit, we both check, river is a 5 which pairs the board, he leads out for 20k, I  put the rest of my chips over the line and he calls for the rest, bink 130k it"s only  30 bigs but a nice boost.

There are 14 left 7 paid, I raise with A10 lose the minimum to 9 10 when he rivers 2 pair, I then lose to AJ when I have AQ, we get to the ft I have 22 bigs  and am drawn in the big blind, I try to make a move from cut off twice only to be reraised, then some one shoves, I can"t call with K10, 2 people were really short stacked and were going to be committed in the next hand or two, the table decided 7th and 8th should be paid 100 as we had been playing for 12hours, I eventually shove with AK for 8 bigs the big stack thinks for ages, he tells me after he had A9, pretty sure he should try and isolate my shove here but hey ho, I get called by 44, QJx flop gives me hope but a 4 and a j gives villain a full house, pretty sure the villain with 44 would fold if big stack isolates but we will never know.

Overall happy with my play , the chips I lost with A10, and AQ were pivotal in me having a chance of winning the whole thing, easier going to a ft with 50 bigs than with 22, but it is what it is, played 3 of these now final tabled 2 so not too shabby.

I got £270 for 7th place.

Off to buy a fish, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 09, 2012, 18:18:48 PM
Nice result, keep the blog going


Off to buy a fish, run good, be lucky stay healthy.

You can get decent fish here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSl8gWsFZ0&sns=em

(Stolen from a thread on Blonde)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 09, 2012, 19:13:12 PM
lol, prefer mine a bit fresher ie breathing.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 16, 2012, 02:07:36 AM
As regular readers are aware I was supposed to be taking a break from online poker but as I have no will power I decided to put a bit on Stars as I was getting bored  and the I pad app makes it too tempting to play, having won about £400 live last week I put £200 on Stars and started with an initial bankroll of $350

I don"t follow any strict bankroll rules, if I fancy a game I will play it and I actually like the cubed or quad games, plenty of chips and decent amount of play.

I logged on for the 555 at 7:30 onFriday night and was chip leader half way through thanks to a scoop KK v JJ v JJ an early treble up and was sitting pretty but couldn"t get any momentum going, and I just tended to double up the shortstacks either losing flips or getting outdrawn, all fairly standard stuff, no complaints it"s all part of the game, I finished 23rd for about $55 any profit is good.

I should of went to bed as all the profit went in 2 subsequent games so bankroll back to $350.

I was going to go to the G for the £500 free roll  tonight but Susan wasn"t feeling too good so decided against it, I decided to register for the $22 6 max at 7:30 which I got a 2cd in last month.

I ran like god in the first few levels stacking 3 people when hitting sets against AA twice and KK this gave me a good start and never looked back, chipping up nicely, not taking too many risks, I get to the last 2 tables and have about 50 bigs and was quite confident of getting to the final table, this soon changed losing two flips on the trot.

I finally get to the ft with 20 bigs, it was an odd dynamic 3 people have 20ish bigs the other 3 have 50/60 big blind stacks unfortunately I was stuck in between two big stacks.

I know people say you should always go for the win the big money at the top but my first target was to beat the 2 other shorties, the diff between 6th and 4th being $200, so I decided to only play against the short stacks which provided to be fruitful, the big stacks were very passive and we soon become 4 handed, I only have 10 bigs so have only one move, 4th place was $400, 3rd was $655, the 3 big stacks shouldn"t really clash with me being so short but 2 of them decided to get it all in 88 v 10 10, can"t remember who won 8s might of hit a set and one of the big stack only has 3 bigs left, he loses the next hand so his misfortune has made me an extra $255,  I get my 5 bigs in with 77, of course I lose the flip, that"s standard, but I would of had to get really lucky to have any chance of winning the whole thing, asked for a cheeky deal before shoving my 5 bigs lol, of course they didn"t accept, got to be happy with laddering to 3rd place, as 6th was $190 so it was a job well done.

Bankroll now $1k, onwards and upwards or shall I take it out and spend it on stuff?, I like buying stuff and poker this year has given me the opportunity to buy a lot of treats.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 16, 2012, 09:12:31 AM
The boy is back!

#enjoymentftw


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 16, 2012, 13:27:17 PM
Nice one, take the profit, treat yourself  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 17, 2012, 02:40:50 AM
Another bit of success at the G tonight, got a 3 way chop £300 each which was a nice bonus after last nights little binkage, highlights include getting quad queens and being told by a really obnoxious man how badly I played them and if I min raised he would of paid me off, couldn"t be bothered to explain my reasonings and thoughts behind the play with him.

First hand after the break get KK in small blind with Pokerpops dealing in the big blind, I limp he always raises my limps, ahah  got him, min re raise him, he min re raise me, can you see we"re this is going, all in sigh I ask I assume you have AA good read by me there.The flop was no help, Kingball on the turn, oops I did it again faded the river, I sheepishly said ul, but he had loads of chips left so it was only a minor hit for him. I said if I win the tourney I will give him his buy in back.

We both reached the final table made an open with K 10 sooted from cut off, get reraised and a call before its back to me , I fold, 99 holds v 2 undercards, I wouldn"t of binked good fold then, this left me with a shoving stack but with no spots arriving got it in with   AQ v K7 which held so got a double up, Dave eventually gets knocked out in 5th I think, get a few shoves through, then call an all in with AK v JJ pretty standard spot, I hit so 3rd place guaranteed which is £180, one of the other guys proposed £300 each, which was a bit more than 2cd place so we decide to split it, the extra tenner going to the winner of the last hand.

I went and cashed out and had a look on the cash table for Dave but he wasn"t there,found him on the blackjack table, as promised I gave him his buy in back, he didn"t want to accept it but I did say it and It"s good karma for future games.

It"s nice to win a few flips for a change, variance catching up I suppose.Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 17, 2012, 09:23:39 AM
Fish


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 17, 2012, 12:03:23 PM

Fish


If there is supposed to be a question mark after the above remark, yes I might go and buy a fish or a piece of Coral, if there is no question mark I totally agree  ;)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 17, 2012, 13:13:48 PM


Fish


If there is supposed to be a question mark after the above remark, yes I might go and buy a fish or a piece of Coral, if there is no question mark I totally agree  ;)


Woteva



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on December 19, 2012, 20:59:18 PM

License issued to Brian Harland.


Drums fingers..... x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 19, 2012, 22:32:33 PM


License issued to Brian Harland.


Drums fingers..... x



constantly - fastest finger first  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on December 19, 2012, 23:33:18 PM
Unless you have been sensible and reserved....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 27, 2012, 01:02:25 AM
Part 1

Ok end of year review coming up ie a quick resume of the previous 12 pages
any new readers can either read this or if you are a glutton for punishment start at Page 1.

I think it was around May/June 2011 that a few people from Chezger were planning a trip to Vegas, and as I had never been before I put my name down as a potential visitor, this then spawned into an epic trip which will probably never be bettered, Apat organised the first American tournament in November plus a wedding was also on the cards.

All Vegas reports can be read in detail in the blog but I ran really well and came back home in profit, (would of been more if trips to certain establishments were not taken, but hey it was Vegas).

November 2011 also seen the opening of a G casino in competition to the local Gala, this was to provide a happy hunting ground throughout the year.

I used to flit between sites but decided this year I would play mainly on Stars with the odd game thrown in elsewhere, my end of the year stats according to opr were as follows

Games Played  612
In The Money     106 (17%)
Cash won           $14803
ROI                        27%
Net Profit.          $3184

I also got a 2cd place in one of the Apat online games when it was on W Hill and had a couple of other bits and pieces on 888 and sky, it"s not all good news online though my cash play has been pretty poor when I have played.

I am not a cash player but having looked at some stats on Hem, I tend to get coolered in standard spots but I am not too keen on cash poker so I try to avoid it.

The new G has been really good to me this year and I think I am approximately up minimum 2k5, including a 3rd place in a 6 max Gukpt event admittedly only 26 runners, but a flag is a flag to go with my first flag ,Apat Vegas.

I really enjoy the G and have to laugh when the so called better players moan about playing the serial limpers and people who cant fold,and play their hands virtually face up, i want these players to turn up every week , I know they will suck out on me or beat me with better cards or better play but give me a table full of weak players every single game and I would be quite happy.

This year also saw me play in my first ever £500 event, (got in via satellite) at dtd,  I made day 2 and finished out of the cash losing a standard flip, I was ahead pre with 10 10 v AQ, gotta win those flips (sorry Phil, had to get it in).

December came and I decided take rest from online poker and I emptied all accounts, Live at the G continued to be successful 3 final tables in succession and a £650 profit, I succumbed to online poker and redeposited on Stars and managed a 3rd place in 6 max for $660, took half out for Christmas and will start playing again in the new year, I have a staking deal going on for the New Year which will be on Full Tilt which will give me a bit more focus and hopefully i can turn a profit for all investors.

I also found out I had been selected to represent Team Apat in Luton in the team championships in January, this has put the cherry on my Poker year and am really chuffed to have been chosen and am looking forward to it immensely, if you are still here I would like to wish everyone a happy, prosperous and healthy new year and whatever you wish for you achieve.

I will put Part 2 up tomorrow sometime.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 29, 2012, 13:19:32 PM
Part 2

I would just like to share with you a few highlights 2012 poker has brought

Vegas, although technically 2011, it was what inspired this blog, Epic trip got to be a target for next year, WSOP 2013?, may set aside a few quid to try and qualify, if not November 2013 a possibility.

Final Tabled a Big $33 on Stars.
The elusive big bink still eludes me but getting closer.

My favourite hand, still makes me smile, this was on the final table of a $8 cubed.

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/4786425

First prize was $3650, should I have folded?, lol.

G casino, player who is in cut off receives cards from dealer, asks person who is sat next to him to fold his cards for him as he doesn"t want to fold out of turn as he needs to go to the toilet.

Betty a local legend, calling my bets all the way down when she has flopped the full house and just calling my last bet on the river with the nuts, possible collusion going on there, I had trips she had the fh, the thing is with Betty you cannot put her on any sort of hand, it could be the nuts or it could be 23 off, chasing and hitting and missing any flush, straight or 2 pair draw. Long live Betty, Dr Donk and the rest of the regs at G.

Knowing you opponent, jamming 10 10 on the cash bubble of a £100 game, knowing he is the only person who is capable of folding the hand he did fold, sorry Dave for bringing that back up.

If I had a heart rate monitor on in this hand it would of went of the scale, and under the table was like a dress rehearsal for Riverdance.

Following Daves adventures at Dtd and subsequently in St Kitts, hope next year matches or betters this one well done Dave.

Apat message saying I had been selected for team game in January.

A few indulgences from Poker this year, after all there is nothing better than stuff bought with money won.

Kitchen Upgrade, we had a few ridiculous quotes £10k plus, this was never going to happen, had a decent month in July paid for most of it, sourced all goods ourselves then got a couple of quotes for labour, done it at quarter of the price.

Always fancied setting up a marine aquarium, this was finally set up in October, the tank itself was paid for out of savings, all the inhabitants bought from G winnings.

There is nothing better than after sitting on my backside all day playing poker than relaxing in bed watching Tv, a remote control Tv bed was ordered after a small bink in November.

First world problem on Christmas night though, battery failed on remote control, tv stuck in down position, battery was an odd sized type, this was resolved the next day, order restored.

I apologise for this post being slightly self indulgent, but I suppose this is what I play poker for, getting stuff which the normal household income wouldn't stretch to.

2013 will be different as playing in a staking agreement so no withdrawals for at least a year; let's see where we are next December.

Run Good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 07, 2013, 02:50:22 AM
First post of the year, writing this before heading to G,s 15/15 tonight, will post later on with anything of interest in that one.

I haven"t played much over the holiday period, the bits I have done have been pretty meh, getting deep losing flips, nothing changes there then, will be starting on Full tilt tomorrow hoping to get a good start in January.

I have been doing a bit a financial jiggery pokery and looks like Vegas later in the year is virtually nailed on, promised Susan a few long weekends away, these will be in this country as getting any sort of insurance and ongoing health conditions rules out trips abroad, plus the heat is no good for MS so any place with a bit of heat and sunshine is a no go.

Really looking forward to the team event in Luton, then the following weekend I have a stag weekend in Scarborough so a busy end to the month.

Depending upon results at the G this month, may have to invest a little in the Vegas qualifiers on Apat, it"s worth a couple of shots, I need to win a little bit though as I don"t want to just keep reloading from normal household income.

Late edit:

Finished 5th tonight for £100, got to the final table with 15 bigs, other than winning a pot with JJ, I had no other spots to open as the blinds are that big that any bet you are committed, finally pushed 84 clubs into A7 who proceeded to hit quad aces, 2cd week running I have lost to quads last week was kkkk, still managed to ladder a few places, G have their monthly 100 on Saturday, so if I can get Susan looked after may give that a go, its effectively a free roll with tonight"s winnings.

Another 40 plus field tonight looks like this place is starting to attract a few more people with  more and more of the Gala regs coming over.






Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 08, 2013, 03:01:56 AM
Just a quickie, apologies its a bit of a whinge but here goes.

I have 2 stakes going at the moment one with a few guys from Apat and one with some non poker player mates who after hearing what i was doing on here wanted a little bit of a sweat throughout the year.

The stake on Apat is with Full Tilt, and the other is on Stars, both will get the same amount of attention, will be playing a similar amount of games on both sites.

You may of already read elsewhere but finished 12th of an $8k gtee on tilt losing with KQ V KJ for a plus 60k stack
and have now just final table bubbled a $2k gtee on Stars, knockout hand below

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/4806895

so a possible $3k day turns ino a $150 day, still better to cash than not too, always another game, apolgies again as they are both fairly standard spots, both stakes are now just in profit long way to go though.

The above is totally insignificant in the real world though, I know Stuart reads this and just want to add my support to his Dad and his family at this time, keep strong mate.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 13, 2013, 02:18:29 AM
Just got in from the £100 game at the G , unfortunately bubbled the final table lost to a shorties push Q4 v my K 10, then lost the rest QQ v A 10, I had the queens.

I suppose the villain got some sort of revenge as I had cracked his aces with a 10 high flush AA v 10 10 a few hands earlier, standard spot he min raises I shove 15 bigs with 10 10, I hit straight and flush draws on the turn and get there for once, but the poker gods decided that was enough run good,  had to fold sets of 7 "s and 10 " s earlier on the game as straights and flushes get there despite me betting flop and turn,  massive bets on the river by villains turn their hands face up, neither person was capable of bluffing in them spots and they both turned over the nuts, if they bet smaller I probably pay them off but they were too greedy.

It was effectively a free roll as had won £130 during the week including a 3rd at the home game, seems a long time since I cashed in that game.

Online continues to frustrate, nothing to report after the 2 final table bubbles earlier in the week, down on both Stars and Tilt.

I am not turning this into a whinge fest, although it does sound like it at times, just reporting what has happened, apologies if it comes across as that.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on January 15, 2013, 01:29:30 AM



The above is totally insignificant in the real world though, I know Stuart reads this and just want to add my support to his Dad and his family at this time, keep strong mate.




Thanks Bri, you all dont have a clue how much you all mean to us :) xx


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 21, 2013, 02:39:22 AM
sing when I am winning ?, well not in this post, having a yuk January so far, after the two ft bubbles a few weeks ago I haven"t had a sniff of anything, not playing badly but just losing in standard spots, running into big hands, getting outdrawn etc but it"s all part of the fun.

Played at Gala on Tuesday made the ft, but was cash bubble KQ< A9, could of gone first hand so not a bad effort, managed to lose min with JJ, on a 10 high flop, villain had flopped quads, just grindedit back.

tonight"s 15/15 at the G got to the last 15, repopped A10 from small blind, serial limpers called and the big blind joined in the fun, flop A10 Q, lead out, bb just min raises, she obviously has flopped it, but folding was to tight, she may as well of played with her cards face up, failed to house up and I was a goner.

The last 3 raises by myself led to 2 villains getting full houses, and the last one flopped the straight, must have upset someone somewhere this month, as I type this villain has flopped a straight against my AK , sigh on Full tilt.

Bankroll on tilt now at $900, so got some work to do to get it going in a positive direction, as said above just running badly, gotta play through it.

Can"t wait for Saturday, got Susan sorted, she will be in a local care home so I don"t have to worry about any phone calls from home, it"s not ideal but is less of a worry for me as she will get looked after ok in there.

Hopefully the snow will have cleared by next week for a safe journey down, currently looking for my bookends for use in the Table Tennis comp on the Sunday.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 23, 2013, 13:40:54 PM
Mini rant alert, had the following 2 hands today, all fairly standard stuff in my world of poker this month, this was on Stars for 180k and chip lead

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/4833618

I think i am deep enough and have enough implied odds to set mine, if i 3 bet original raiser and he re raises dont know whether i want to get it all in with 66, perhaps jamming after the squeeze may have been profitable, neither should call but people dont seem to want to fold once they have 3 bet, no one believes any more.

Obviously happy with the flop, after that not in my hands anymore.

This was on Tilt again for a top 10 stack again sigh balls, I really am trying to get something going on both stakes but it just ain"t happening at the minute,

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/4833449

Cards not showing on replayer, flop was 7 x A, villain had A7 perhaps my reraise was too small but to be honest i want the call every time, just got to get on with it.

At least i am getting to the stage were i have a chance of getting a bink.

After the Stars hand decided to head to Gala for a bit of live stuff, got the most tiltiest table ever, I volunteered to deal and get berated for not getting enough hands in, this guy then takes over and proceeds to misdeal first two hands lol. incidentally the slow play was mainly due to people who had earphones on asking what"s happened in the betting, concentrate on the game please.

Same guy every round, "is it on me ?", "how much ?", "what are the blinds ?"

I raise with AA to 350, guy with headphones says call and throws in 100, realises I have raised attempts to take the 100 back, verbal declaration, he has to call the 350, nothing much happens after that  i win a small pot.

New player never seen before makes his standard raise to 1k2 at 50/100 shows 1010 saying when I have tens people always have KK or AA that"s why he makes it so big, flawed logic there then as surely KK or AA will reraise, he couldn"t see my point of view, any way he won the 150 chips uncontested.

New dealer gets knocked out ,limps with k3 loses the lot lot on a k high board, well played sir please come again.I get to deal again,as per usual the other 8 are incapable of passing 2 cards in a pre determined order due to all sorts of problems they might have, one player who has just finished eating decides to let rip every round with an enormous belch just to let us know he is still here. I may just sound like a grumpy old sod here but manners cost nothing.

Card dead min raise 10 9 off on the button, have to fold to  a re raise and an all in 88 v AK, flop 10 10 9, fml, a few hands later lose a flip v the obnoxious belcher AK v my 10 10.
I hope the G start a tourney again on a Tuesday, I would rather play a friendly sng than endure tonight"s episode again.

Live poker for the win then, not at Gala for the foreseeable future.

           Yours faithfully

                    Mr Angry.

I don"t go on tilt vey often especially in live games,(online, different kettle of fish, just ask the wife), I think I went off it once in one of our home games at Riley"s ,and since then the other players have been waiting for another rant, this is the closest you will get guys I am in a happy place, peace to all




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 23, 2013, 17:42:52 PM
Been to the cinema this afternoon, the choices were,les mis or the impossible, chose the latter but I should of read the synopsis with a bit more care.

I thought it was about the toon army and Newcastle Uniteds inability to win a major trophy in the last 50 years, apparently it wasn"t.

Joking aside pretty powerful film, amazing things humans in times of adversity.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 29, 2013, 10:50:49 AM
Its almost the end of the month then and in Poker terms can pretty much right it off, down on both Stars and tilt haven"t got the exact figures to hand but on both  sites I am down about $150, plenty of time to redeem this situation.

I had a quick scan through my hand histories and apart from a few spewey moments I am quite happy with most of my play, no final tables made but was close on a few occasions, including a couple of bubbles and losing big flips for a chance to get a decent score, these have been documented earlier so won"t bother going through them again

Live poker again has run pretty much the same as online, not getting the rub of the green at the business end of games and I have made a slight loss, again the stakes I am playing it"s not a worry, I play what I can afford if I can"t afford it I won"t play.

The team event weekend started with the local G game on the Friday night bubbled the final table on that one, again going for the win when I could of played a bit tighter to make ft, 6 places were paid but I want to win these things not sit for 6 hours for a min cash, lost a flip AQ v 55, then my A 10 couldn"t hold against J 10 to get me back in the game.

On leaving the casino the snow had been falling quite heavy and I was hoping it wouldn"t cause to many problems for the following days activities.

The next morning got a text from Dave saying he would pick me up around 8 at my my home but to save him driving onto the estate I made my way to the end of the estate, then a mile or so extra and then to the slip road of the A19, felt like Scott of the Antarctic, too much exercise that early.

The tournament started off well, 3 bet some one with AQ, he flats flop QQK, this could be a short game if he has KQ,  the board eventually ran out QQKAQ,
Praying for him to have AA KK or AK, but my bet on the river got nothing, he had pocket 10 s and as he said he couldn"t see a hand he was beating so folded, sigh.

I got up to 30 k after I got some chips of rodders who had been really unlucky in 3 or 4 hands with KK, QQ when despite his betting the final boards were so ugly, flushes, straight draws he could only call or fold and I think this led to a bit of frustration in his last hand against me, he is a good player and understands this stupid game we play.

At 30 k raised utg with AK off to 525 got shoved on for 11 bigs from utg2 gets to me assuming we are flipping call and it"s 8c9c, he flops massive including top pair I hit the K on the river but it gives him a flush, pretty standard had 60% equity pre instead of the assumed 50 ish so can"t complain.

I exited in about 122cd I think , I raise JJ utg from a 22 big blind stack and utg  plus 2 min reraises me, this stinks of AA KK, but I had decided if I was 3 bet I was shoving, should of went with my gut instinct as I was right AA v JJ,  I didn"t bink.

I would like to thank Carl for the opportunity to play and hope you are feeling better as I know you weren"t feeling too good and no doubt we will meet again.

The table tennis the following day went as expected, badly,played 3 games lost the first 2, 2-0, but got a little pride back with a 1 - 1 draw in the last game.

Finally a big thanks to Dave and Lucy who were my travelling companions for the weekend and as always was a pleasure.

Off to Scarborough at the weekend for a stag do, not sure what to expect in Scarbororugh on a cold weekend in January but we shall see.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: nosey-p on January 29, 2013, 11:40:47 AM
That was me with the 8 9C, was getting frustrated with the hands I was getting and since I hardly played a hand since sitting down I thought I would get some respect. With AKs it was a no brainer for you, I got lucky, the last time I got lucky was in 2009  :D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 07, 2013, 02:43:11 AM
One week into February and began the month with positive thoughts and dreams of winning big, still waiting,3 weeks to go so plenty of time.

On to the action, online first,Stars decided to give me some run good in two mtts earlier in the week flopping sets, straights etc, AK holding in a few spots v smaller aces and was in a good position in 2 mtts but both failing in the last furlong for cashes totalling around $120 enough to splash around in a few more games, but as is the case a few hours of run good turns back to a few days of run bad so breaking even on Stars.

Onto Full tilt, we have a little bit of good news, not in the money department but in the self belief department, actually made a Final table tonight,losing the Inevitable shove with AQ where villain has the obligatory AK,apparently it"s law if I have AQ, AK is always out,  flop gave me hope in that a king would give me a straight but it didn"t arrive so busted in 8th for $58 I think, so clawing back a bit, been getting deep in a few just need that bit of luck at the end.

Onto live stuff, joined Dave at the G on Sunday you may of read his report, the self deal aspect of the game is so frustrating in the fact that it"s the same people who deal all the time, when we returned from the break the person who offered to deal didn"t bother turning back up and when Dave returned to his own seat the other players cowered away from the cards in case they had to deal. I took on the mantle, don"t mind dealing,actually saves me looking at my cards, keeps me more interested.

The game itself was nothing special,didn"t trouble the cashiers when I shoved KQ into KK gg me, earlier in the game when my AA lost to 53 off got ribbed by a reg indicating I should of raised more with my Aces pre and I might not of lost the hand, I was quite happy being called by 53 off and will take it every day of the week thanks, didn"t lose the lot as the board had 4 to a straight and flush possibilities so lost the minimum.

Tuesday saw me return to Gala, I know I shouldn"t but I did, Susan had friends round so it was the only game on.

Got registered 1 min after closing so didn"t get the extra 1k sat down first hand KK, raise by me, re raise by villain, re re raise by me, insta shove by villain, I have never seen him before and went with my read and folded , good read then, not, he showed QQ, first time I have folded  KK pre live.

I think I have ran into AA so often lately that it was in the back of my head I was behind so i just re enforced my position down there as being a nit, not a bad thing to be honest.

I eventually make the final table, see sometimes bad folds work out,i was the shortstack and eventually pushed 66 into 77 to finish 6th for £120.

Home game tonight and the G have their monthly £100 game on Saturday which I hope to play, sorry for going on a bit, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on February 07, 2013, 10:45:55 AM

Home game tonight


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on February 07, 2013, 11:50:57 AM
Hah - so you fold to some unknown when he 5bet jams vs your Kings but you wouldn"t fold to me!

First hand or not, unless someone turns over his cards and shows me AA I"m not folding Kings preflop. As you well know, even if your opponent has Aces you can always hit a King...

Home game tonight - and are you playing Saturday?



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 07, 2013, 13:52:23 PM
That is the first time I have folded KK pre, it is awful I know but it was just a reaction to constantly running into peoples slightly bigger hands both online and live, Apat team JJ v AA, Sunday KQv KK, AA into 53 off  ::),It was a mental thing although the previous games should have no bearing on my decision and I deserve a bit of a slap, it worked out in the end though.

Home game tonight,yes providing nothing unexpected happens at home, and Saturday 90% certain to play, again circumstances allowing.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 11, 2013, 02:26:26 AM
Well that was one weird poker weekend, starting on Thursday with the home game which was fun, raucous, noisey, I volunteered to deal and I dont think I played a hand till I got knocked out in the 4th level, the card room manager threatened to eject two players and he was getting a bit irate with us I think, but it was fun although my head has been buzzing for 2 days since.

Friday played a fruitless session on Stars were every draw hit every bluff was called, always having the second best hand and it was just a horrible session, I am usually fairly calm but I could feel tilt raging inside and to be honest was getting really angry and snarly which should not really happen, dented the roll on Stars a bit but no big deal, have to get over it.

Saturday played the £100 game at the G, and when the draw was made the table was full of solid players including Pokerpops, I would rather meet him on a final table than tangle early but needs must.

The game played out as expected, it was very difficult to accumulate chips as every body was solid, raised 44 utg early flop 488 2 clubs got a little bit but not a lot and the rest were standard raises and c bets some got through some didn"t.

I eventually went out when losing a flip KJ v 99 I hit my K but the turn was a 9 and that was me done.

I got home about 9 and regged  for a $24 super stack which I took down for $1300 on Full tilt, this was extra pleasing in the fact it is part of a stake which a few people are involved with on here, we have now doubled our starting roll, had Stuart on the rail via face book after he had seen my post,and he railed me to victory, finding Full Tilt not as aggro as Stars in the games and I was quite comfortable throughout.

Sunday morning regged for a 6 max $50 game and bubbled the final table for £113, made a weak play with KK on the bubble when I just flatted some ones 4 bet, was shoving any non ace flop but the ace hit and villain was betting out, I folded on the river,due to someone with 6 bigs at other table, prob a bit weak but hey ho it was what it was.

Eventually got it in good as a 70/30 fav but lost the semi flip.

Played the G 15/15 tonight, got paid off when I hit a straight flush after my raise with 77 was called in 4 spots turned the straight flush and was paid off by the K flush, my last hand I raise KK get flatted by 57, flop 777, the rest is history.

The difference between yesterday"s game and today"s was shown in the first hand, Levels 25/50 raise to 400, called in 4 spots, apparently he doesn"t like JJ, he won the pot and gained the 2k plus pot, next Hand I get JJ make my standard raise to 150 and win the blinds, then again I am a nit who only plays aces.

Played a couple on Tilt when I got home, min cashed in a $10 3k gteeed, and flopped a straight flush in a sng which I finished 3rd in so an extra $30 added to the roll, didn"t get paid with the straight flush though.

Promised to stay in the rest of the week so no more live games until next Sunday, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 19, 2013, 20:51:58 PM
Just a few words about this weeks poker efforts, not running well. Those few words sums it up really but I will give you a few more details if you are interested.

Friday played the G £20 double chance, it got over 70 runners which meant a late finish if you managed to reach the final table, I decided to play a lot looser than normal mainly because with the amount of runners wanted to get a big stack or get home as Susan was still up and didn"t want to leave her sat up till 4 am, nothing major happened mainly due to the fact we were seeing about 4 hands per level due to serial tankers, new dealer dealing ultra slowly for some reason and the usual slow play, eventually 4 bet with KQ off in the small blind after 2 limpers and a small reraise from the button, I only had 6k left so was committed to the pot, got flatted by button flop was KQ9, chips go in he has 99 and that was that, apparently it was chopped at 4ish, glad I got knocked out.

Sunday brings the  15/15, 35 runners, kept running into top of people"s ranges when I decided to open or 3 bet, shown, AA, KK and KK after my raise folds or raise flats, get a few chips when I raise AK utg,  get 3 bet again but this time it all goes in he has KK, binked 2 aces, again I wasn"t bothered whether I had won that pot, we get to the final 2 tables limp utg with KK 12 bigs get min reraised by some one who has had AA 3 x in the last hour, cards turned over, he has AA, I bink the K on the flop but he rebinks the A on the river, the table is full of ohhs and ahhs, standard stuff this week, nh move on, I got lucky then unlucky see plenty of it online, perhaps poker is rigged full stop.

They put on a £10 sat for the £100 game, get QQ early flatted in one spot flop 10,8,8, of course villain has 10 10, still got chips left, ty to villain who although got a few chips didn"t stack me, obv now waiting for a shove spot, Pokerpops opens utg 500 gets 1 flat I shove 1500 with 1010 Dave calls other limper folds 10 10 v K 10, Dave binks the K nh again standard stuff, Dave won the sat so that was good, if I don"t win I want it to go to him.

Online not a lot happening managed to bubble a final table on Stars in a 2k guaranteed last night for not a lot, going for all the chips but again people kept waking up with slightly bigger hands, timing is everything and mine is slightly off at the minute.

Most annoying flip lost was in the big $55 for a 50bb pot and a poss run at some big money, alas wasn"t to be AK < JJ, best hand won, so be it.

Apologies if this comes across as a series of bad beat moans, I don"t moan about bad beats as read in V Blues blog if I am getting it in good after that it is out of my control.

if you are still here thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on February 20, 2013, 00:52:20 AM
Will you be in Notts Bri?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 28, 2013, 02:25:07 AM
End of month ramblings for any one still interested, won"t be a long one,

Pokerstars can"t hit a thing another losing month apologies to my non poker playing mates who have a little bit of me on there, was due a bad run and it has occurred just got to keep going, I think a lot of my problems is due to a little known software glitch on the Russian download version, apparently no fold button is available and every Russian I enter a pot with is unable to and unwilling to fold, and they always get there, will keep plodding on there.

Full tilt been a good month, results can be seen elsewhere but up about $1k2 so good news on that front, will be adding a bit of cash play from March just as fillers when sngs are not filling up, this may or may not be a good move we shall wait and see, have contacted all stakees who are ok with it, haven"t heard back from Rodders but don"t see a problem.

Live play has been a slog and again a slight loss for the month but only 1 or 2 buy ins so not going to send me to the poorhouse.

I managed to bink a seat to the £300 deepstack last night so I will be getting the back room sorted with music, food, drinks etc ready for that particular slog 30k chips 15 min blinds I think, just railed Pokerpops tonight who also managed to bink a seat, so hopefully we will be travelling down on Sunday for Day 2 together, we have 10% of each other so Gl to us in that one.

I would prefer to play live to be honest but petrol, hotel and costs for getting Susan looked after makes it a no brainer to play the online Day 1a.

I had a spare couple of pound on Dtd so played one of there golden chip games, I didn"t have enough left for an add on ( my bad planning) and went into the latter stages with 5 bigs, got very lucky v Curlarge twice and managed to get a decent stack but alas no shiny golden chip, a handful of bubble instead, still got time to get one of those chip things.

Apart from the £300 game tonight taking a few days off Poker, off to buy some new glasses, sat on my old ones and no matter how much twisting and reshaping i try I have to sit with with my head tilting slightly to the right to see through them, also having a day trip to York on Friday, to get a bit of fresh air into the system, although the bloody romans didn"t think about wheelchair access when designing this city, bloody Romans what did they do for us?.

Whoops gone off on one, run good, be lucky and stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 01, 2013, 02:55:06 AM
Managed to bag a Day 2 place in Nottingham at the weekend, I have 180k which will be 30 bigs but with antes it"s the M which is a bit low, the last time I made a day 2 had a similar stack and lost a flip hopefully variance will be on my side this time.

The tournament itself was odd, lost a flip AK v 88 early on flop a 8 x, turned a flush draw so was down to 30 bigs and pretty hamstrung I couldn"t raise fold so was waiting for a spot.

Pushed AQ from utg big blind wakes up with AK which is standard, but I 4 flush it, this gets me to 20 bigs, go card dead for another 2 levels, again all spots when I have hands are raised and reraised so no joy, I have 12 bigs in the big blind when the button min raises, hoping for a flip I shove all in 22,he turns over KK, as I was typing in nh gg wp, the miracle 2 hit the river, not quite a miracle but you know what I mean.

I am now above starting stack and get moved were i get AA into QQ , JJ into 99 and called various short stack shoves with decent hands, always ahead and the hands hold, I peaked at 250k, then lost 3 way flip 77 v a10 v k10, if this hand holds I am up to 350k plus but alas the a k 10 flop didn"t improve, can"t complain about that one, yes I can, sigh balls.

Play slowed down in the last level as we were all in similar positions, I didn"t get any hands in the last level to test any one plus all to my left had me covered so decided to be happy with what I had gained.

Although not a massive stack it"s obviously worth the trip down and get a double early and we are away.

off to learn my 6000 times table now.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on March 01, 2013, 14:05:23 PM
Wiiiiiiii nice one Brian.. GL sunday mate x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on March 01, 2013, 16:50:10 PM

Wiiiiiiii nice one Brian.. GL sunday mate x


Obviously this, despite your shove on my BB shortly before my exit.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 01, 2013, 18:43:24 PM
Sorry about that one Dave, only had one eye open seen the ace assumed the other matched, imagine my horror when I opened the other eye and it was a ten, was annoyed when you get moved to my table, we should have had a word with td, at least we didn"t have to come to blows, obv keep you updated on Sunday, may pop to the G tonight to remove all tilt from my world.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 04, 2013, 02:59:57 AM
Had a few hours to reflect over yesterdays game, and if I was in the same position with the same decisions to make I don"t think I would of played any of my hands differently.

My reputation precedes me as being a tight player and it was never my intention to just go into this tourney  to nit it up and climb the ladder. I had already planned on what I was spending the £30k on, unfortunately all that gold bling  will have to wait another day.

It was good news when we arrived there were 62 players and all were to be paid £600 so it was worth the trip down the motorway  as I was in it for £60 plus had sold and swopped a bit with a few people.

Blinds started at 3k/6k running ante 1k so I had 30 bigs which is ok but can be a vulnerable stack.

As expected no limped hands ensued and usually was 2 people to a flop and when hands went to showdown, the hands shown were fairly decent.
 A barren run of hands in the first 30 mins and I was down to 25 bigs, I get AJ in the cut off and I raise to 14k, bb calls, completely whiff the flop but c bet fairly small third of pot is met by a reraise, with the info given pretty sure I am beaten so I give up, he had 99, nh move on.

Blinds move up a level and I am between 18 bigs, folds to me on button I have A5 suited, the villain in small blind only has 10 bigs so I raise to 10 bigs, obviously hoping big blind doesn"t wake up with a hand but happy to try and get the short stacks chips, he folds as does the big blind, that pays for the next round.

We have just hit a pay jump now guarenteed £850, I wasn"t aware of this but was informed by another player.

I still want a double up rather than sit and fold , I get 44 utg plus 1, happy to flip here, shove,gets through, with my stack people are not calling to light as i have about 16 bigs or so.

Raise utg to 16k, I get AQ suited in cut off,  I 3 bet not all in but enough to say I am not folding, he folds, please I need a double up just not happening.

Dave had put a post on blonde I think about playing 5 hours and losing only 4k in chips, which although is ok and my shortstack play had been ok but I did want a double up obviously not going to win this thing by hanging around my starting stack all day.

AQ shove at 8/16, Bb calls hope to see AJ, no he has AQ split it, get JJ in v k10 yes at last I have won a pot, unfortunately this gets me back up to 180k, I get very few opportunities to shove against people"s raises and reraises and eventually shove KQ utg into the shortstacks AA, he didn"t even cover me so I have 30k left and this goes in blind 84 off against A10 which holds.

It was just one of those days were all my big hands didn"t meet not so big hands and I don"t think I could of done anything different, when holding between 10-15 bigs I have very little fold equity versus people"s raises, I am quite happy to gamble with suited connectors etc, but hands like j3, 94, etc just don"t usually fair well and are insta folds.

I finished 20th  for £1150, 70% of this is mine the rest to be divided between a few people, G have their monthly £100 game on Saturday, should be playing it, again depends if I can get Susan looked after.

Regarding the online day 1, although it makes sense to play it online, ie no fuel, hotel costs etc if I am playing a£300 comp I think I would prefer it live just to make it a bit different to my normal live games which regularly see 11 people to a flop, including 2 from a different table.

If you are still here thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: gjp100 on March 04, 2013, 10:34:52 AM
Nice play - and cash Brian!  Can"t help but think a really big one"s waiting for you one day. 

Would love to see you all blinged up!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 05, 2013, 18:19:19 PM
Cheers Gary, though it was going to happen today just finished 19/1332 in big $33 on Stars, got lucky in penultimate hand to stay in, got unlucky in the last hand for a possible good run at it, will keep at it.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: KarmaDope on March 06, 2013, 21:12:40 PM
Bri, in another thread you noted that you have subscribed to Tournament Poker Edge.

Any recommendations on which series to watch assuming I was to give it a try for a month?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 07, 2013, 03:40:06 AM
Anything by bigdogpocket5s and kid Cardiff are good, these are higher stakes players so some of the stuff is quite difficult to get away with at lower stakes, ttwist has some good lower stake stuff inc deep runs in micro millions etc.

The videos are downloadable so if taking the trial download as many as poss, you can also watch them on the iPad which is a good point, I used to use deuces cracked but found the content on there was mainly focused on cash, been with these a year now and it definitely made a difference in my game, it"s about $15 a month which is decent value, they tend to have at least 1 or 2 new videos a week, there is a lot of content from theory, going over hand histories and live sweat sessions, I prefer the live sweat sessions as they tend to be more real as opposed to going over a hand history when the result is already known, if you are up here later this month can show you some of the stuff if you havent already subscribed.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: KarmaDope on March 07, 2013, 13:34:59 PM

Anything by bigdogpocket5s and kid Cardiff are good, these are higher stakes players so some of the stuff is quite difficult to get away with at lower stakes, ttwist has some good lower stake stuff inc deep runs in micro millions etc.

The videos are downloadable so if taking the trial download as many as poss, you can also watch them on the iPad which is a good point, I used to use deuces cracked but found the content on there was mainly focused on cash, been with these a year now and it definitely made a difference in my game, it"s about $15 a month which is decent value, they tend to have at least 1 or 2 new videos a week, there is a lot of content from theory, going over hand histories and live sweat sessions, I prefer the live sweat sessions as they tend to be more real as opposed to going over a hand history when the result is already known, if you are up here later this month can show you some of the stuff if you havent already subscribed.




Cheers - not coming up in March as cant get time off work so will give it a try in the next few weeks, download the videos and watch them on my daily commute!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 08, 2013, 04:56:45 AM
So far been a week full of nearlys, obviously Nottingham although never in with a serious shout of winning it there was a vague possibility.

Pokerstars on Monday sees me deep in the Big $33,  i make 2 errors with 50 bigs and throw away a chance of a decent score, finish mid 50s.

Tuesday again big $33, limped pot at 2500/5000 I get 83 off in big blind flop 2 pair eventually gets it all in v a turned straight, obviously don"t bink my outs for the house, so nearly a 45 big blind stack with 18 left with $6k up top, finished 19th.

Wednesday, a deep run in a knockout tournament on tilt finishing 13th with $2k5 up top, lose the standard flip at this stage.

Thursday $55 $5k guarenteed, get it all in for 51k v AJ  with AK for chip lead with 15 left, lose that hand, not too worry still got 15 bigs can get back into it, shoving every hand on the bubble eventually someone calls me 66 v AQ flop 9910 10 x, go to bed, can"t sleep not loving the game at the minute.

Sngs continue to frustrate,obviously volume is the key to these things, cashing in a few then losing a few it"s a two steps forward one back scenario.

Sorry for venting my spleen but it is a blog about Poker, warts and all, then again I shouldn"t complain I am in Profit for the year and all of the above is just part of the long game.








Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 16, 2013, 12:48:19 PM
Popped over to Gala tonight for the £40 freeze out £2k guarenteed for 30 plus players, the other option was G casinos £20 double chance which in previous weeks has seen fields of 70 plus but and usually generates prizes between 1500 and 1800, I decided on the lower variance game, my preferred card room is the G but lately things have been a bit tiresome over there.

I was gifted a double up early doors when I limped in small blind with A8 hearts and eventually get it all in on a 3 heart board against 53 hearts.

A few hands later another 13 k is gifted when I hit top pair top kicker AJ v a not so well timed bluff by a drunk guy to my left.

The rest of the tournament went smoothly with constant 3 bets over serial limpers which I either took down pre or with a c bet.

We eventually reach the final table and managed a double with KK v AK and we were 4 handed, the bubble was given £50,  the chipleader has knocked every one out and has a big stack compared to the rest of us I have about 120k blinds are 3/6k,  I raise with K 10 against chip leader, this player never folds, he has final tabled a world series event and knows what he is doing flop comes 10  7 2 rainbow, he checks, I am ok with the flop pretty sure I have the best hand and  bet 18k into pot which is approx 36k, he calls turn card is a jack, not ideal but we will assess, he leads out here 25k sigh didn"t like that card.

As I said previously this player never folds his big blind and will call light, he doesn"t have to have the Jack, the other two players are both short stacked and not knowing the maths in my head pretty sure this would be a bad shove over the top icm wise, prizes 160, 240, 480, 800,  he could have KJ, I have k blocker so not as likely, AJ , QJ, I reluctantly fold and he shows J8, he probably saves me here by leading the turn as I was always double barreling, he had a gut shot on the flop and with his chip stack he was justified in calling.

Eventually get heads up the two shorties going in the next two hands and get heads up with a4:1 chip deficit, at this point I only have 20 bigs, the last hand I raise 10 7 from button get flatted flop 10 Q 3, I bet out he calls eventually goes all in he has Q2, I didn"t bink my outs and finished 2cd for £480, with my chip stack I wanted a double up and get a chance to play a bit of deepstack heads up but it wasn"t to be. Genting deepstack this week ....... Maybe.

Although I prefer the G, this game provides a lot more value on a Friday night so if Fridays are Poker nights it may be Gala in the future.

One good thing about last night there was no pre flop analysis of every hand by so called experts which has become a pretty big bug bear of mine over at the G but I will still be there on Sunday for the 15/15 hoping for a bit more run good, off to buy a fish or piece of coral.

Good luck to any one playing in Grand Prix especially Dave and Lucy had 2 attempts online this week came up well short, would of preferred to play live but home circumstances dictate unfortunately.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 24, 2013, 02:53:47 AM
As its a poker blog I will make a blog about poker, I wasn"t going to do a tourney report from the Gps but I am wide awake so I thought I would put a few things out there, it gets it off my chest and may provide a bit of interest to some.

Gps structure is a 1 hour clock 25 k starting stack within 5 minutes the shout of player down came echoing across the room, the guy who got knocked out came over to our table to explain his misfortune to his mate who was sat next to me, he flopped a set of jacks against an open ended straight and  flush draw 53 who decide to put his full 25k across the line with the draw obviously the Jacks call, and obviously one of the draws hits, he is off to re enter.

The early levels I drop from 25k to 21k then back to 30k, with the river being my saviour on several occasions, much to the annoyance of the guy to my right, first hand I 3 bet with AA over 2 limpers he calls flop 678, horrible flop 2 clubs as well, both check turn is a q, he checks I bet 1k into 3k pot, he min raises me which immediately sets of alarm bells, I call, river is a 8 non club, he bets 2 k I just call, just in case he has 66 or 77 pre but the 8 gave me a better 2 pair he had 67, he had a little moan at me not malicious, just saying I had you trapped etc etc, it could of been worse for him I might of shoved the lot in on the flop and he would of been rebuying with his mate.

We clashed on 2 more occasions were again I 3 bet pre with the best hand, he flats but again by the river I have the best hand, flush v a set I think, but again he never reraised my c bets and let me get there pretty cheap.

The next few hours are the usual grind, get small pairs in early position raise with them get the odd one or two callers, fail to hit sets then the bets are flying in so have to get out of there.

Eventually get moved to the feature table with around 28k I think, Did anyone watch any of it interested in any ones thoughts or comments.

Card dead for a while , then I 3 bet with k 10 off on the button v  an utg min raise, I hadn"t played a hand for half an hour so this looked a decent spot, he folded so got enough to pay the next couple of rounds.

I get KK utg raise to 2k, utg1 flats gets to aggressive player on button who 3 bets to 6k I think, I only have 24k back, which is 30 bigs, if I 4 bet here it looks like AA or KK so I decide to shove hoping he has AK and puts me on jacks or tens and wants to flip, he sheepishly folds obviously was doing it fairly light, cant blame a trier.

I get KK a few hands later but my 3 bet of the utg raiser is not resisted, he said he had AQ and put me on AK , they always do.

Totally card dead in the last hour and ended the day with 35300 for Day 2.

Day 2 starts with blinds 1600/800/200 so not a lot of wiggle room, no hands in the first half hour, but aces and kings flying around all over, I raise AJ diamonds utg I am 3 bet by a guy I had been sat with on Day 1, pretty sure I am dominated here so I fold, he shows KK, good fold then but perhaps I might of hit a flush, more of that in a bit.

Mid position min raises I look down QQ, all in and a call, QQ v QJ happy days j on the flop, always a sweat, back to 40k now, I raise 88 utg +1,gets through, next hand AK with the ace hearts, raise to 4k3 guy shoves 45k, gets back to me, this guy has just lost a load of chips 44< 99 and JJ < AA so I think it is a tilt  shove so I call, he has kJ hearts, he flops the flush, I did t even see it as I was looking for the  Jack to arrive, the chips were swept over to the other side of the table and that was it, the pot was about 100k and with blinds and antes at 1k/2k would of been a promising position to be in, alas it wasn"t to be.

Even at this buy in level I felt as though I had done myself justice and would have no qualms about playing them again, obviously I don"t have the bankroll to buy in direct to these things so it will have to be via sats or other means ie grinding a few wins on line, I would like to thank the people who put up their cash for the stake so I could play this game and although we didnt have a massive sweat we had a bit of mild perspiration.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 25, 2013, 17:10:36 PM
Cliffs on last nights effort at the G.

Both Dave and I reach final table.

I lose 150k  pot just before final table, A10 < A2 no change there then, still got 65k left.
Lady open folds AK v my 8 big blind shove.

Dave slow rolled on cash bubble, he shoves with 66, young girl tanks at least 5 mins, she has 8 big blinds, it"s a 15 min clock, she eventually calls with QQ, was worried about people behind apparently.

Old guy blinds down to 1.5 bigs gets there with 94 v my q 10, eventually goes out next hand.

Dave finishes 5th after pushing with 33 and the same girl snaps instantly with AK.

I push with Q6 sb to bb and run into AQ to finish 4th for £105, which pays for 3 peppermint shrimp and a File fish with some change leftover for midweek treats.

It wasn"t the final table I wanted to appear on this Sunday tbh,but profits profit and it"s been a while since I have cashed at G, live definitely more profitable than online so far this month.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 30, 2013, 15:12:17 PM
March has been full of close but no cigars unfortunately, live play has produced an overall profit of around £900 which   I have to be pleased with.

I am playing well and with a bit of luck in decisive spots could of been a lot more but poker can be a bitch at times, take Thursdays rebuy at G, lose with QQ v AKv Q6 came third in that hand , fairly standard with the AK but I don"t know were the Q6 came from, incidentally Q6 wins.

Take the add on build a stack to 15k get it in JJ v J10, lose, no probs rebuild back to 20k, get it in JJ v AQ, again standard, lose, then A8 v j 10 who flops the straight fun game, eventually push with 48 into bb who wakes up with one of  the  4 hands he is going to call with, gg me,congrats to Dave for winning it, only played because it was 1k gteed and only had 12 runners velly value, it did reach its guarentee in the end with just over 30, bubbled final table, not naear cash so not  bothered.

Stars still killing me graph just looks like a slide heading south at an alarming rate, not much left on there and I am not sure if I will redeposit, been deep in a few of the bigs but again no luck at the business end and playing for 5,6 hours for a min cash is soul destroying, ( slight overkill but you know what I mean).

Full Tilt again been losing a bit but got a boost the other day with a final table and a few sng cashes, will post more details on the stakers thread.

Gutted to be missing Nottingham but couldn"t get Susan looked after, if I use the local care home that"s £80 a day and with hotel costs fuel etc turns a £100 comp into a £500 one, good luck to all  who are there and Congrats to the England team on there success last night, especially Stuart, well played.

Gala having a £150 today, have sold a bit here and there so I will be playing over there, hopefully variance will be on my side today and we get a cash if not no problemo just gotta keep trying.

run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 31, 2013, 05:44:40 AM
Postscript to above post.

Cashed in 5th place in the Gala £150 today for £730, sold a bit was nice to give a return to investors.

Flush draws continue to kill me, flopped a set of queens first hand with a shortie all in, pot approx 200k he runner runner flushed it, seeGps  report for similar story.

Grinded my stack back to 100k, then get it all in AK v KJ, the j hits the flop and I don"t bink my ace or 10 to outdraw villain, massive sigh.

On the final table when someone is all in and it"s a possible pay jump, I like most of us are hoping the shortstack loses and we make a bit more cash, but had the situation tonight were 1 player,not the player who called the all in was shouting for and cheering the Jack when it arrived, personally wasn"t too bothered and another player asked him to calm it, just play with a bit of dignity, win with grace and lose with grace, sermon over.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on March 31, 2013, 07:57:34 AM

Postscript to above post.

Cashed in 5th place in the Gala £150 today for £730, sold a bit was nice to give a return to investors.

Flush draws continue to kill me, flopped a set of queens first hand with a shortie all in, pot approx 200k he runner runner flushed it, seeGps  report for similar story.

Grinded my stack back to 100k, then get it all in AK v KJ, the j hits the flop and I don"t bink my ace or 10 to outdraw villain, massive sigh.

On the final table when someone is all in and it"s a possible pay jump, I like most of us are hoping the shortstack loses and we make a bit more cash, but had the situation tonight were 1 player,not the player who called the all in was shouting for and cheering the Jack when it arrived, personally wasn"t too bothered and another player asked him to calm it, just play with a bit of dignity, win with grace and lose with grace, sermon over.



Name and shame IMO


Congratulations Bri, that "bracelet" moment is coming.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 01, 2013, 00:54:59 AM
Good start to the month over at the G done a chop for £200, chipleader took first as he was massive we all had 10/15 bigs, made sense to deal at £200.

I lost a massive pot just before final table KQ v K10 which would of made me chipleader on the final table and not taking a shove stack as was the case.

It was a little bit feisty over there tonight early doors not the normal friendly bunch on a Sunday, don"t see what people get worked up about it"s a £30 freezout, chill people, have fun.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 09, 2013, 12:57:48 PM
An ok start to the month 2 final tables on tilt, and a few more deep runs here and there for not a lot of cash, bankroll on tilt heading north and on Stars going south.
Thought i would do something different and just go through a hand history it should be below, excuse poor sound, microphone was made out of an old tin of coke and a piece of string.

It was a $10 rebuy on tilt and was in for $40 after add on, appreciate any comments on hands or if any one is interested in more vids rather than hand histories, might invest in a decent microphone.

http://youtu.be/qLrpAhkMK88

G have their monthly £100 on Saturday in which i should be investing 22k starting stack 30 min levels, its usually a good game and am usually there or there abouts at the end, lets get some run good at the end for a change.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 10, 2013, 14:16:55 PM
This months quest is to control my online tilt tendancies, in live play i dont tilt at all, i never berate an opponent for a perceived bad play and i can usually control emotions at a poker table.

Online is slightly different, although i dont go on tilt and throw a load of cash away my language is usually pretty choice and can feel my blood start to boil, this is not really pleasant for Susan to hear so i vowed to her last night that it would stop, i usually play in the same room so she is there all of the time.

The poker gods decided to test my resolve this morning i regged for the early fiddy $50 $4k gteed and Susan asked to watch me play so i agreed, first hand in as follows:

Full Tilt Poker Game #32465662968: The Early Fiddy (252200007), Table 2 - 10/20 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:02:21 WET - 2013/04/10 [08:02:21 ET - 2013/04/10]
Seat 1: Credo7 (2,990)
Seat 2: nbgshark (2,950)
Seat 3: rinrus (3,000)
Seat 4: erikuf (2,130)
Seat 5: paulmcb55 (3,000)
Seat 7: BroncoLondon (3,000)
Seat 8: rapidy-zap (3,930)
Seat 9: Dgart (3,000)
nbgshark posts the small blind of 10
rinrus posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Credo7 [Ad Ah]
tr0nzowned sits down
erikuf folds
paulmcb55 folds
BroncoLondon folds
rapidy-zap calls 20
Dgart folds
Credo7 raises to 100
nbgshark raises to 320
rinrus folds
rapidy-zap has 15 seconds left to act
rapidy-zap folds
Credo7 raises to 910
nbgshark raises to 2,950, and is all in
Credo7 calls 2,040
nbgshark shows [Kd As]
Credo7 shows [Ad Ah]
*** FLOP *** [4d 5s Kc] (Total Pot: 5,940, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
*** TURN *** [4d 5s Kc] [Kh] (Total Pot: 5,940, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
*** RIVER *** [4d 5s Kc Kh] [Js] (Total Pot: 5,940, 2 Players, 1 All-In)
nbgshark shows three of a kind, Kings
Credo7 shows two pair, Aces and Kings
nbgshark wins the pot (5,940) with three of a kind, Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,940 | Rake 0
Board: [4d 5s Kc Kh Js]
Seat 1: Credo7 (button) showed [Ad Ah] and lost with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 2: nbgshark (small blind) showed [Kd As] and won (5,940) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 3: rinrus (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: erikuf didn"t bet (folded)
Seat 5: paulmcb55 didn"t bet (folded)
Seat 7: BroncoLondon didn"t bet (folded)
Seat 8: rapidy-zap folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Dgart didn"t bet (fold

As i smiled and typed nh in the chat box to my bearussian friend, Susan blurted out What the **** was that, how did you lose that ?, Why didnt you fold ?. ;D ;D ;D

The rest of todays games will be played in the back room with my guitar on my knee.

Variance returned the favour in a $11 later AA holds v Ak.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: fandango on April 10, 2013, 14:31:27 PM
PRICELESS!!  :D :D :D :D :D

The End.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 14, 2013, 00:26:41 AM
Quick report on todays poker efforts, full of the usual rubbish so beware.

£100 fo at G saw 63 runners take their seats, had a decent start up to 27k then the following occurs,

A raise utg to 600 by loose player, flatted by utg2, i have 77 in the big blind i complete flop comes down 7 4 2 rainbow, bink happy days, i check original raiser bets ot 2100,

utg then min raises to 4200, joy of joys a treble up is on the cards, i click it back to 8400, original raiser shoves all in utg2 reshoves, i double check my set, get my 27K in.

Cards on their backs 77 me, 44 utg2, original raiser has 35 off suit, of course he binks the ace for the straight and i dont fill up on the river, would of been nice to have 80k at 100/200, massive sigh.

i take the second bullet and build my stack back to 30k after card racking it for half an hour, but it didnt last and eventually went out calling blind with 7 bigs couldnt hit my gutshot and i was gone.

Got home regged for a turbo on tilt made the final table get it all in for 200k pot with 10 10 v j7 and he manages to hit the straight again massive sigh $1k6 up top i get $161 for my troubles.

3 massive pots in my last 3 big comps have gone against me big time and it is certainly causing massive frustration, but it is what is and have to just get on with it.

Saving run good for Gukpt next month at the local G.

The second bullet today means shopping at Aldi this week instead of M&S, only kidding Mark and Sparks tomorrow for the weeks grub.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.

Made  a second final table tonight, get 25 bigs in with 10 10 v q9, lose it obviously, the rest goes q3 v q 10 $85 for 9th was in for $20 ( $10 rebuy), one day Rodney.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on April 14, 2013, 12:43:54 PM


Saving run good for Gukpt next month at the local G.



10% please :p


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 14, 2013, 13:04:40 PM
Will sort something nearer time Stuart, hope things at home are as ok as they can be.

As a slight diversion from the poker, i set this thing up 6 months ago, gone from a box of water to below, this is my self indulgance from poker winnings, win at poker buy a fish, simples.

This lot currently feeding on Lobster eggs, beans on toast for dinner for us today then.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-znzFbXgGA&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

Followed your instructions Phil but once i click youtube button the correct stuff is there but nothing shows in preview.

Skills see


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: fandango on April 14, 2013, 14:55:24 PM
Awesome stuff Brian!!

Those are very happy Fish, look superb.

Wish I had the commitment to keep marine fish, had cold water, and tropical before but have always loved marine set ups.

Keep up the good work  :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on April 14, 2013, 15:00:55 PM

Awesome stuff Brian!!


+1 and video posting notes updated :) x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 17, 2013, 13:49:05 PM
Thought i would add another one of these, it is only 15 mins long, the ft starts at around 8 mins i think, just wondered about a couple of hands i played, thoughts please

QJ clubs in small blind, 10 mins in, as i said in commentery a 3 bet and fold to a shove would of been a better play.

KQ around 12 mins in, again shove or fold rather than flat in hindsight might of been better.

The A9 suited hand again should min raise this then decide subsequent action depending upon any action.

Again apologies for the sound quality, plus the Teesside accent is not made for public broadcasting, not a voice for radio, or a face for tv come to think of it.

Any comments appreciated, cheers.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPpRqAHIKeo[/youtube]



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 18, 2013, 02:35:02 AM
Massive sigh, just pure bubbled seat for Gukpt main event lose the flip 77 v AK, gutted is an understatement.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 24, 2013, 02:57:25 AM
Attempt number 2 at a Gukpt sat resulted in disappointment again tonight, card and spot dead with 10 bigs got 2 shoves through to chip up a bit but after matey boy min raises at 600/1200 I look down at pocket 2s he has about 13 bigs left I shove hoping he can fold his rag ace hands, if he has a pair I can bink a set, alas the might of A7 is too good to fold and the 77 flop saw my demise, oh well at least it wasn"t the bubble like last week.

In last weeks game was going along nicely and was in a decent position until I doubled up 3 shorties pushes, all with decent equity both pre and post flop.

I was in 3rd  place when the fish at the table limps at 2k/4k and shoves his 10 high into the big blinds trip 2s, which he had let him see for free, this put me in third and prob cost me a seat, tbh it was who was going to get the fishes  chips which would determine 2cd place, I ended pushing 77 into AK and didn"t win that flip.

Also bubbled the Sunday night game AQ v KQ v 88 for 90 k  and the chip lead, alas no ace from space for me and Betty scooped the lot, glad she got it and not the KQ, this left me with 5k blinds 2k/4k and I was in the big blind, I actually got a walk which made me chuckle but hey ho chip and a chair and all that, pushed blind next hand and Betty tanked for a while in the big blind, she only had to call 4k I think, she eventually called with 10 2, she had to call with any 2 tbh, but the annoying thing was another player got involved by attempting to tell her what to do, I did say no coaching you are not involved in the hand  I had 4  5 and binked a 4 so got a double up, then ran a9 into A10 we both hit our respective kickers and that was that, no mention or asking for bubble payment which I am ok with as I wanted to win the thing not get my £30 back thats gone as far as I am concerned.

Spent a bit too much on live poker in the last few weeks so need to curb it a little, it"s all covered by previous wins so it"s not as if I am putting us in the poor house or anything like that, just have to be careful.

I may have one more sat attempt next week, I would like to play the Gukpt as its on my doorstep but not paying the full £550, if I don"t play the  main probs do a side event but will decide that later on. I will have a look online to see if any sats are currently running on their site and see if it"s worth having a dabble on there.

Had a decent run online I have made 5 final tables so far this month on tilt but have been unable to take one down, the early fiddy today I got to the ft with 25 bigs but couldn"t get the elusive double to 50 bigs, eventually shoving 18 bigs with 10  10 and the chip leader wakes up with AK, even if I min raise AK always going to 3 bet and never folding in that spot so get it in good is all you can do after that the rng does its thing.

It would of been nice to even ladder up one more place as this would of got the roll on Tilt up to $3k, as it is it"s currently $2888, happy with how that is going and with a bit of variance on my side it could of been a lot healthier but it is what it is.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 30, 2013, 18:28:04 PM
Last day of the month means final day blog entry.

Online going ok made a few final tables on Tilt unable to convert one to a win but had some close shaves would of liked to of reached $3k but satisfied to be starting May with bankroll at $2800, peaked at $2937 but just donated the last couple of days.

Sit and goes are now just filled with regs during the day and they don"t run that frequent so it"s quite difficult to get any momentum going in them, usually  4 or 5 left when blinds are big then it"s who calls shoves correctly and holds or vice versa.

I went to play a sat on Sunday for Gukpt but there were no guarenteed seats so I decided to play cash, and possibly enter sat at break with 20 bigs and spin it up, back to the cash this was the first time ever I have played live cash as I prefer mtts.

[ ] cash went well.

I sat with £60 blinds 25/50 won a bit with JJ v AK, then dribbled down to £45 decided to raise in cut off with 97, get 1 caller and a min re raise from big blind, I call hoping to smash the flop, flop 6 8 10 rainbow, that will do then, I check gets to original raiser who leads for £7, I flat and other person comes along, turn card A, he leads I reraise leaving £10 behind he agonises for ages and eventually puts me all in saying I am calling for the board to pair which it duly does, he fills up with his flopped set of sixes,he then apologises which is actually more annoying than losing the pot, it"s the game nh wp etc.

The wife then phones and asks to see if I can get home as soon as which I duly did, great timing , phone 10 mins earlier I save £50 lol.

Got a free £30 off Sky for depositing £10 today won £30 so will use that for tonight"s Gukpt sat, hopefully it will run as last weeks was cancelled, only needs 8 runners to start ,2 seats guarenteed.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.






Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 04, 2013, 06:06:39 AM
Decent start to the month just chopped Gala freezout for £590, was chipleader but with the blinds at 10k/20k was a bit of a crapshoot and could of gone to any one of us, perhaps I should of asked for a bit more as one person only had 9 bigs, but during negotiations Susan phoned up and wanted me home ASAP as she was still sat up at 4am so done an even chop, it was one of the regs and an unknown so a bit of karma for future deals possibly.

Had a couple of days off online but did finish 350/2500 in the miniftops 6 max rebuy for not a lot, lost a flip with AK v 44 v AK for a decent stack, $51 for my troubles, was only in for $20 so a little bit of profit.

This week sees the gukpt roll into town, I have been unsuccessful so far in the sats for the main event, bubbling one and got unlucky on the final table on Tuesday finishing 7th I think, Pokerpops unluckily bubbled in that one As well.

I had budgeted to play two side events the £100 freezout on Tuesday and the 6 max on Wednesday and also at least one more sat attempt on Sunday 10 seats guarenteed £30 rebuy, obviously with tonight"s little bink the main event might be on the cards, this will depend on a few things like getting Susan looked after for a full day on either Thursday or Friday, then if I make Day 2 this will have to have some cover as well, but it is only 10 mins from home and it should be manageable to get back home if required.

If I do decide to play the main event I will be selling a bit so watch that space if anyone is interested.

In other news went to see Micky Flanagan last night and had a right good laugh, if you get the chance to see him he is very good, it"s daft o"clock now but I can"t sleep due to feckin birds singing.

I shall be purchasing a few Turbo snails today as I have an outbreak of Algae in the tank and these things are supposed to munch on that so will give that a go, that"s provided the mantis shrimp which I have still failed to trap eats them which he did when I bought a few aiptasia eating shrimps, £18 for a meal for a mantis shrimp, better fed than me.

Waffled on too much, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: amcgrath1uk on May 04, 2013, 09:02:51 AM
#onlyamatteroftime

keep it going fella!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on May 04, 2013, 11:57:32 AM

#onlyamatteroftime

keep it going fella!


#beensayingthatforages

Turbo snails is an oxymoron surely?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 06, 2013, 02:47:54 AM
Just got in from the Super sat to main event at the local G where I have managed to bink a seat, happy days, I have to take parents to the airport at 3:30 so may as well bore you with some details.

Seat draw placed to the left of Pokerpops, not the ideal situation but we have to get on with it.

It"s a £30 rebuy with 10 seats guarenteed,  2k starting stack, I 3 bet 10 10, to 200 early doors get the obligatory 3 callers, 9 high flop, checked to me there"s 1k in the pot so just put it all in hope no one has hit a 4, 449 flop 2 diamonds, folds all around , get KK reraise 2 limpers bb makes up limpers fold, flop 89 10 rainbow, guy shoves he only has 650, I make the call he has j 10, don"t avoid the 7 on the river so I am back under starting stack.

I don"t play another hand and take the add on and rebuy so I have 8k at the first break which is 40 bigs, it"s only a 20 min clock so need to get busy.

Unfortunately I go totally card dead and the only hand I won was a walk in the big blind.

I get a table move and blinds are 300/600 I have 7k so in shove mode, push AJ gets through,Hold with A5 v QJ, then a double up with KJ v 22.

I  am still hovering around 10 bigs so can"t make any plays then the following happens folds to me in cut off look down at 33, we are still 3 of a seat, g had made it 11 guarenteed, I shove and get slow rolled by QQ in the big blind, the gentleman in question has been my memisis lately and has cost me at least one seat in previous games due to his unconventional style, flop was Q24, urgh stood up to walk away, turn card was a 6 and the river was the miracle 5, Boom runner runner straight, now I don"t usually show any emotion at the table either winning or losing a hand but i did actually cheer when the 5 hit, especially against this opponent.

When we were down to 12 players one player asked if we all put £45 in the pot all 12 can get the seat and seeing as it was full of regs I agreed but there was 1 person who refused, so the game carried on hand for hand, the short stack shoved 7 bigs from the cut off, I look down at 10 10 I reshove and he tables k 5, now an arguement ensues on the other table and it was at least 10 mins before the flop was dealt, no king appeared and I make a flush on the river, seat gained.

The person who bubbled is a well known local and a few of the players asked if I was prepared to put the £40 towards his seat, now I was happy to do this before the bubble burst and knowing the guy agreed, I only had £30 on me so I  donated, wonder if I had bubbled the same would of happened to me, not sure really but poker karma may come back and reward me.

Friday was my preferred choice of day 1 to play so will be there at 12pm, one time please, couple of sides to play first Tuesdays £100 and Wednesdays £100 6 max, Mondays £75 is a maybe will make a decision on that one later today.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 08, 2013, 00:10:16 AM
Played the 2 side events of the gukpt and unfortunately bricked both, last night ran KK into AA, nothing much i could do with that one.

Tonights game started ok got from 7k to 12k at first break then dribbled down to 10 bigs after a couple of 3 bets which bricked flops and any c bet was met with resistance, finally got 10 bigs in with A10 on the button, the big blind finds 88 and it holds, fairly standard stuff.

6 max tomorrow night, may give it a swerve will decide nearer the time, looking forward to main event on Friday, saving run good for that one.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 09, 2013, 13:41:41 PM
Played the 6 max last night and almost got the perfect start flopping a straight, v a set but the turn card killed any more action and I couldn"t extract any more from opponent, the rest of the game was as expected difficult, all decent players and chips hard to come by.

I think I peaked around 12k, but not hitting flops and c bets not being believed led to the demise, I reshoved with 99 (12 bigs) after a raise v 2 limpers, hoped he had AK, AQ for a flip at least, alas he had jj and he hit a j on the flop so I was drawing fairly thin after that, so the sides are over for me and have the main to play tomorrow, hoping to have saved any run good, good fortune to that one, either way I haven"t had to dig into bank account for any cash, although my drawer with my poker winnings is looking a bit empty, time for a refill me thinks.

Had 3 days offline whilst Gukpt in town, back on it today finished 9/150 final table, and 10/219 final table bubble for a tiny profit, not worth mentioning but still knocking on the door. Will be doing an afternoon session after I have done the weekly shop.

The other stake I have running on Stars hasn"t been going as good as tilt and we are down to  $500, so I have informed all people on that one that we shall be going out with a bang and have a full schedule in the Scoop series, make or break on Stars for me, thanks for reading, I know my brother does, apparently one of the first sites he checks daily.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on May 09, 2013, 15:29:07 PM

thanks for reading, I know my brother does, apparently one of the first sites he checks daily.


Eagerly await this thread to pop up on unread, like most of the community - keep it going leg end  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 10, 2013, 21:37:28 PM
Get this over with whilst still fresh in the memory. Main event started ok got up to 27k early doors but was back to 21k by the 1st break, we had one maniac on the table ( a local reg who plays any 2) and doesn"t have a fold button.

Him and Chen tangled consistently and chips were being passed to and fro between them, eventually 9 2 suited led to Chens demise when Chen made trips but the back door flush got there.

Meanwhile I couldn"t catch a thing and eventually 3 bet AJ (2k)on the button, Maniac calls, he had raised pre to 600, cut off comes along, flop A75 rainbow, cut off leads for 5k, virtually pot, not happy here but I call, K on the turn, check check, and on a 2 river he jams for 11k, stinks of 2 pair to me and I fold reluctantly, he shows A7 for a flopped 2 pair, yawn, standard.

I am now down to 12k and pretty hamstrung see a few flops, whiff them all and with blinds at 200/400 jam 9k with JJ, unfortunately someone wakes up with KK behind and no Miracle jack or weird straight occurs and I am gone, pretty much the same time Dave leaves his table losing A10 v JJ I think.

Overall a pretty disappointing Gukpt week for me, the saving grace was from last weeks chop at Gala paid for the whole series so financially didn"t make a dent in the bank account, just the money drawer is a bit lighter.

The maniac on the table got up to 70 k within 3 or 4 levels, then went out when he had flopped a set of threes, with 2 spades on board, the flush binked on the river and the recipient took a massive 45k plus pot. He was unlucky in that hand but his luck had to run out at some point, live by the sword, die by the sword I suppose.

Scoop this week starts on Stars and I will be milling around all the low buy in events going to go out fighting on Stars win or lose the lot, on tilt I will continue with the proper bankroll management and hopefully some success will ensue.

Genting Sheffied next week will probs have one satellite attempt during the week to see if I can bink a seat for that, unfortunately Wembley out of the question as its too much hassle to get Susan looked after.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 13, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
Note to self, must try and run better, still smiling because it just makes me laugh.

Full Tilt Poker Game #32643874040: $3,000 Guarantee (253699212), Table 9 - NL Hold'em - 1200/2400 Ante 300 - 02:16:16 WET - 2013/05/13 [21:16:16 ET - 2013/05/12]
Seat 2: digrutis (42,151)
Seat 3: carterjak (23,936)
Seat 4: KLAKE0 (8,716)
Seat 5: sthjtd (30,372)
Seat 6: Credo7 (49,755)
Seat 7: Renational (26,475)
Seat 8: miskin7 (54,458)
Seat 9: Yannick1980 (50,602)
digrutis antes 300
carterjak antes 300
KLAKE0 antes 300
sthjtd antes 300
Credo7 antes 300
Renational antes 300
miskin7 antes 300
Yannick1980 antes 300
Credo7 posts the small blind of 1,200
Renational posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Credo7 [Ad Ac]
miskin7 folds
Yannick1980 folds
digrutis folds
carterjak folds
KLAKE0 folds
sthjtd raises to 30,072, and is all in
Credo7 raises to 49,455, and is all in
Renational calls 23,775, and is all in
Credo7 shows [Ad Ac]
Renational shows [Kd Kh]
sthjtd shows [Jd Js]
Uncalled bet of 19,383 returned to Credo7
*** FLOP *** [3c 4h Kc] (Total Pot: 88,719, 3 Players, 2 All-In)
*** TURN *** [3c 4h Kc] [Jh] (Total Pot: 88,719, 3 Players, 2 All-In)
*** RIVER *** [3c 4h Kc Jh] [9c] (Total Pot: 88,719, 3 Players, 2 All-In)
Credo7 shows a pair of Aces
sthjtd shows three of a kind, Jacks
sthjtd wins the side pot (7,794) with three of a kind, Jacks
Renational shows three of a kind, Kings
Renational wins the main pot (80,925) with three of a kind, Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 88,719 Main pot 80,925. Side pot 7,794. | Rake 0
Board: [3c 4h Kc Jh 9c]
Seat 2: digrutis folded before the Flop
Seat 3: carterjak folded before the Flop
Seat 4: KLAKE0 folded before the Flop
Seat 5: sthjtd (button) showed [Jd Js] and won (7,794) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 6: Credo7 (small blind) showed [Ad Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 7: Renational (big blind) showed [Kd Kh] and won (80,925) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 8: miskin7 folded before the Flop
Seat 9: Yannick1980 folded before the Flop

#lovethegame.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 19, 2013, 02:57:31 AM
A day of might have beens, started this morning on the iPad a $33 4k gtee on Stars finished 32/308 for $68 lose the flip AQ v 44 for 45 bigs and a decent shot at $1k8, standard, would of been nice to win that before getting out of bed

Decided to play the 2:15 $33 game finished that one 19/350 for another $69, again lose AK v 10 10 actually flop the world open ended straight draw and nut flash draw brick that one again for a 50 plus big blind stack and a shot at $2k, standard.

Played a $20 hyper 6 max to the big 55, win my seat in one hand 66 v AQ v AQ v AK flopped the 6 didn"t need it would of won any way.

Finished 230/2500 for $130 in that one ran JJ into QQ for 40 bigs, but can"t really complain about that as I had cracked both KK and AA with JJ well before the cash, unfortunately lightning didn"t strike for the third time and the queens held, so fair play on that one.

I have managed to get out of the hole on Stars thanks to a 3rd in a $7k5 gtee for $1k on Wednesday and have jumped into profit for the first time since January, which is good news for my mates who have a little piece of me on Stars, only $500 up but better to be plus than minus.

I have been watching the live stream of the Gps and it really makes me want to play more deepstack live games the structure on these are superb and will definitely be trying to play one or more of them, I know Southend is the next one this may be a bit too far to travel but I think Stoke is a possibility.

The Wembley thing is something I would like to have a go at but the logistics of getting Susan looked after plus costs of transport hotels etc make it a bit of a non starter for me which is a bit of a shame but that"s life.

Nothing to report on Full tilt other than a few min cashes and a couple of close but no cigars, again it"s just not getting the rub of the green at the business end of games, the pay structure at the bottom end is really not worth bothering with so have been playing with more aggression than is usual for me but not been getting the love, QQ v KJ for a ft spot k on the river and the infamous AA v KK v JJ see hand history above for that one.

On the live scene nothing to report since my bink at Gala a few weeks ago unfortunately the Gukpt took most of that up, glad there isn"t a festival every week, G have a £2k gtee on a Tuesday now and this week just to say reached the guarantee, I texted Dave who was unaware of the new game and he came and late regged and I think he ended up doing a deal 4 way at the end, I spewed off most of my chips in a blind v blind battle where we both hit the flop me with the 10 and him with the 8 he eventually spiked the 8 on the river for trips and my 2 pair was no good, with this player even if I jam the flop or turn because he has hit he won"t fold so either way I lose my chips by the river.

Gala have their bi monthly £150 next Saturday which all things considered I should be playing, I have gave the option to the people who have a bit of me on Stars to let me withdraw the cash from there and will be playing as part of the Stars stake, awaiting their replies, it just means I am not withdrawing cash from the household funds for poker, I prefer it when poker funds poker unless it"s just a £30 freezout which is just a standard night out.

Waffled on enough, thanks for reading if you are still here, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 24, 2013, 10:27:54 AM
Maybe serious or maybe not.

Looking to go to Vegas for world series and looking for funding for 100% of all action, my total buy ins will be approximately $50k, inc main event.

A little bit about me, I don"t drink, smoke or take recreational drugs but for this trip I may start so any funds shipped would help towards starting any one of the afore mentioned habits, I don"t think this will affect my game as I tend to sleep through most of the games anyway waking to win a flip with 20 bigs then once I have won that nod off again, rinse and repeat until I have won the tournament.

The above strategy has proved successful on numerous occasions and has funded my millionaire lifestyle so far. This lifestyle I would like to share with others so you too can share in the glory of a poker millionaire.

So you can be assured I wont be wasting any of your hard earned cash I am intending to book a suite at the Wynn or Bellagio so I am fully rested for each tournament I play, part of the $50k will fund this by the way, I will send postcards to each investor so they can see how we are doing every week.

Some people are aware of my home situation ie a ft carer for my wife and may be a bit concerned about her wellbeing while I am away, well you don"t need to be I have made contingency plans and will be leaving her with 14 days supply of food beside the bed, a hose pipe leading from the bathroom for water and because we have nurses coming in twice a week they can see to  all of her other needs.

So I don"t get lonely in Vegas I have heard you can hire ladies who will sit and have a chat with you for an hour or so this may also come out of the initial funding just so I don"t get too stressed playing with other peoples cash.

I will be dining in the finest eating establishments as I find a healthy body means a healthy mind and means more wins for us all.

I understand this might get more attention if it was in the staking section but I thought I would put it here first so any one who reads this can have first choice of the action.

As for current form currently running like a 3 legged donkey. I think the only thing positive for me this month is investing in Dave H who has made us a bit, well done Dave you have saved my month.

Back to reality, Galas £150 tomorrow cashed last month so would be nice to Get back to back cashes.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy and for the above package as Fred Pontin used to say BOOK EARLY.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 27, 2013, 02:17:33 AM
The gala game  yesterday was a bit of a damp squib, didn"t start well as I got delayed at home and didn"t register in time for the extra 2k so started with 15k as opposed to the 17k.

The game itself was pretty frustrating ,  3 betting serial limpers who never fold missing flops and c bets always meeting resistance meant I was down to 11k at the dinner break.

At 200/400 , limp limp limp to me on the button I have AJ suited I raise to 1600, and get 2 callers, flop is all low cards and utg limper shoves  i reluctantly fold and 55 is shown, the flop was 346 rainbow, so I suppose it"s not a bad flop for his hand.

End up going out on a missed flush draw when I was pot committed, fail to hit the flush and that was that, never got going, I don"t think I went above starting stack, just one of them days.

i played  a bit online when I got home and cash bubbled a tourney on tilt When I limped with AA (10 bigs), 84 in big blind gets there with trip 444 my own fault for being a bit too clever but obviously wanting a double up, hey no it happens.

Sunday at the G made the final table in a really healthy position have 100k plus after hitting a set of 8s twice and getting three streets of value on both occasions.

Crucial hand I raise AK to 9k (2.1), big blind calls flop A Q 10 it all goes in he has q10, I fail to hit and pass over 71k, I still have 30k but blinds are now 3k/6k, I shove a2 diamonds, 66 gets folded ( so bad), we are now on the bubble,  no saver has been agreed  I shove QJ from cut off, dealer button tanks and folds he later tells me he has KQ, the big blind calls he has A7, the river brought a pretty red queen and I actually make the cash, we eventually do a deal £200 each for us 3 and 350 for the chip leader, the q10 guy from the previous hand.

The AK v q10 was annoying  but I couldn"t complain the deck hit me hard tonight for a change, early on in the game 3 betting both j9 and j8 against limpers when i had the button, one I flopped the straight and the other I flopped the flush, this was going to be my last game of the month but the G have a £2k gtee on a Tuesday now and the last two Tuesday"s have seen overlays of a couple of hundred pounds so it is decent value, the G have started to get their act together now and is getting more and more popular with a lot of the Gala regs now making regular appearances.

Pokerpops also made the final table but he just finished outside the cash he lost with KQ v AJ in a standard spot.

I have probably broke even this month live but have had a shout at some decent cashes as played most of the Gukpt festival thanks to a win at Gala.

Online,losing month on Tilt unless the last few days get me out of it, have to wait and see how that pans out, will post figures on the staking board later in the week, Stars won $1k plus a bit but have since donated some of it back to the poker community, at least the roll is still in tact on there.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 29, 2013, 03:28:37 AM
As I won a bit on Sunday decided to pop along to the G for their £2k gteed 30/30 comp, we start with 8k in chips and can add on the other 8 at any time, it"s deep enough to play without the add on for the first 3 levels and decide at the break whether to pay the extra £30.

The usual suspects at the table, serial limpers plus 2 good players including Pokerpops, didn"t get involved early as is my usual strategy as any 3 bet is usually met with a massive pot early doors which I don"t really want to get involved in unless I have a decent hand and position.

I literally play 5 hands in the first 3 levels and am up to 35k  with the average being 18 so I keep the extra 30 in my pocket and go into the next session in a healthy spot.

It does help when you turn quads in a 3 way pot with people betting into you, must be nice.

After the break get moved back to original table and I am a bit more active than normal then get dealt AA on the button, limp, limp, limp I 3 bet to 3k get one caller, Dave folds he has a small pair he tells me later and has decided not to set mine flop q high, villain bets out, with the blind levels now only 20 mins decide if he has a part of the flop he won"t fold so I set him all in, a bit of an over bet but if he has hit he will chase his 2 pair, if he has a set then I still have outs, he flips KQ, fade the K and Q, and the 25k plus pot is shipped to me.

We get to the final table with around 30 bigs after a few raise folds previously, first hand raise utg KQ , get flatted then reraised KQ never good here fold, flatter shows AQ, reraiser shows an ace, convinced it was AK due to previous tendencies during game.

I miss an opportunity of a treble up when there is a raise utg and a flat, I have 77 utg + 3 I decide to fold, if I play the hand with my 20 bigs I should ship but too many to act after me and the initial raise I  decided to wait for a better spot. Flop came 7 high and I would of turned the house and one person eventually goes all in but we don"t see the cards, oh well cant be results orientated.

Dave reships over a min raise but the big blind wakes up with QQ, the original raiser folds and Dave tables AQ, he doesn"t bink so finishes in 7th.

We do a deal 5 handed for £369 each, again blind levels are dictating it"s shove or fold so happy with the outcome.

If you read my previous entry regarding a sat to a  Gukpt event you will know we all paid the bubble £40 so he could have a seat, one person refused on the official bubble but he is a reg and a decent bloke so I put in the cash.

He used the cash to buy into the Gps at Sheffield as he couldnt play the Stockton game, we were aware of his intentions, apparently he cashed for over £2k and he came over tonight and gave me and all the others who had paid the £40, £100 as a thank you for the gesture at the Sat, never expected that one so all in all £30 for mtt entry came back home with £499, happy days.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 05, 2013, 12:07:42 PM
Quick review of last nights 30/30 at the G, aggro player at first table ( he has just chopped a scoop event, knows what he is doing), he has already scared the table with his reraises and 4 bets, the limpers are in revolt, lol.

He 3 bets mid position the 2 early position limpers, I look down at KQdd, I 4 bet to 600 on the button, limpers flee, he min clicks it back, pot is to big to fold, not happy here blinds are only 25/50 and the pot is 2kplus, flop k high, he donks out I min reraise and I get the fold, phew didn"t want to throw in the extra 30 that early.

I get moved tables and win a few when I hit nut flush when people are putting in tiny bets with tptk and a flopped 2pair, I shouldn"t be there at the river but all gifts gratefully accepted.

20k at the break, I reraise KK over 2 limpers, see the flop 5 handed which is
678 I bet out, get min reraised, stinks here of 2 pair set, turn gives 4 to a straight, villain shoves for 20k, easy fold I show my KK , he shows 59 suited, wp sir limp utg with 59 then call reraise, please come again.

Ray ( really bad but pleasant, like it when he is at my table), limps utg, call, call, call, 10 10, pot is 2k4 so I reraise to 1k6, Ray the utg limper puts a big bet in here, fold, fold, fold gets to me, I reluctantly fold, (Dave, Whats he got here ?)he shows me KK, he only has 3 hands in this spot, I should just flat really and see a flop pre but it"s just not my game perhaps I should adjust in these donkaments and play limp along bingo.

Interesting conversation after this hand with lad sat to my left, (he just final tabled a gukpt for 7k), why do you fold after reraising? he asks

He doesn"t seem to understand that there are 2 peoples cards I am thinking about here mine and the villains, my only move was to push as villains bet had committed him and probably myself if I was to get involved I had 25 bigs left if I fold, I just dont think I am good in this spot ever, perhaps I might hit my set but we will never know.

The same player who cashed at the Gukpt shoved 60 big blinds with AQ suited on day 1 of the Gukpt and was called by AK and got there, better to be lucky than good then.

Eventually push 33, 12 bigs into big blinds KQ who hits 2 pair then the straight just to rub it in.

It"s the monthly £100 at the G at the weekend but Lucy is having a poker/ housewarming party which is my preferred option this week, this leaves that £100 as funds towards Coventry at the end of the month which I hope to play.

thanks for reading , run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 05, 2013, 20:32:39 PM
Easy fold to Ray"s 3bet. Tens are never in good shape there.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 13, 2013, 01:04:09 AM
Been an interesting few days of poker up here in the sunny North East, started with Lucy"s home game on Saturday, missed the monthly £100 at the G for this, (£1100 overlay as well), couldn"t actually play the G as couldn"t get Susan looked after for the full day.

12 people took to the felt and the top 3 positions were taken by myself 3rd, Liam 2cd and Stuart 1st, the cream rising the top I suppose, getting too old and was driving so didn"t partake in the take a shot every hand won game, saves my liver for the future, cheers Lucy was a fun night.

Sundays 15/15 at the G saw me comfortably make the top 12 with a decent stack but as has become normal this week double up the shorties is my job,

77 < 44, case 4 as well, KK < KQ , flush on the turn, and k7 < A6 after I hit my 7 on the flop, this was a 4 big blind shove but it is the G and it took some courage for the caller to call it off, home by 11:30.

Tuesdays 30/30 game saw me play the worst i have played for a long time, was in a comfortable position with 30 bigs when I decide to 3 bet  early limpers with Q7 suited, ofc  all call, what"s the point, just limp and play bingo, checks to me I Have to rep the A high flop, which gets me one caller, I double barrel the turn which is a nothing card hoping he can lay down any raggy ace he has, river is a 5 no straight or flush draws so I triple barrel, he calls with A2, soul read, well played, shove next hand 10 bigs  with A 10 get slow rolled by AK, I didn"t bink, early night for me then.

May take a 2 week break from the G and make Coventry my next live outing, got tilted by the dealer who is proficient but so slow, with a 20 minute clock got to keep the game flowing.

Onto today, I thought this was going to be my day at last but wasn"t to be in the end, was doing really well in one of the mftops on tilt , I have been in top 20 all game, then 3 hands later I am gone for a pittance, won"t bore you with the exit hands, but I was always at least 3 to 1 fav pre to win the hand, cruel game at times, think I won $17 which is profit for which we have to be grateful, but annoying when the top prize is $3k.

Started the big $22 on stars whilst making the tea, the I pad version is the nuts, whittle down to 15 bigs after  losing a few hands early and was in shove mode when tea was being eaten, helping Susan eat and playing poker, who said men can"t multi task.

fast forward a few hours I am sat with 666k 4/25 and enjoying life, have a few people on the rail and I can see that e mail arriving saying congrats you have won 10k, wishful thinking on my part unfortunately, hit a set with 33 all heart board villain bets out, he covers me by the way, turn black card, villain bets again, I flat, river is a feckin heart, massive sigh, I call his bet yes he has the A hearts, I still have 35 bigs so can get back into it.

I flat an under the gun raise with KQ, flop AKQ, villain bets out , I should repop here if he has AK, AQ it"s a cooler, I flat like a wimp, turn is a 3, again bet call, it all goes in on the river villain has 33 for a turned set, so I finish 24 for $175.

If I repop his bet on the flop he can"t or shouldn"t call so I got punished for playing it weakly, if I go with my read he has AK or AQ I should fold the flop, I was between a rock and a hard place tbh.

Oh well tomorrow"s another day and maybe my time will come, if it does happy days, if not its been fun trying.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 15, 2013, 02:59:25 AM
Galas £40ertonight, went well, not, get a decent start , then lose 3k with KK aipf v 8 10, flop 88x turn 10, no get out on the river, last hand before the the break look down at KK again, only have 4k left so I just min bet the serial limpers and get called by small and big blind, flop 8 10 x , I shove enough in the pot already, get called by 8 6 in the big blind, turn card is the 8, much hilarity ensued around the table, we all laughed and smiled.

Decided to re enter wasn"t going to but this should be my last live game for a week or 2.

Build up a decent stack get 50 bigs and get AA, get flatted flop JJ5, I lead out, villain calls , l bet again, villain shoves all in, yuk not happy here, because I have 40 bigs left I give him the benefit of the doubt, I have never seen him before and just assume he has the J, he didn"t, i am such a nit, lol.

Justice was done and my 88 holds v villain from hand above, get to the final table only 6 places paid , I have about 30 bigs, raise JJ utg + 1,to 5k , get 4 callers flop 10 7 4,  i lead out, get shoved on by shortie who has 77 in his hand, this leaves me with 6bigs, I shove 97 utg get 4 callers flop 97j , and I hold to get back to 22 bigs, 7 left, a young kid doesn"t agree to bubble payment, so look down at AA, after someone has just shoved, happy days, obviously call, villain has JJ, door card is a J, he has me covered and I am out, marvellous.

Not getting any love at the business end of the games this week, would love to say I am still smiling and happy but it does do your head in at times.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 19, 2013, 03:06:34 AM
Strange how things work out, Tuesdays are my usual night for live poker but a week of dirty suck outs and one bad play last week I decided to have a small break, plus I have to be careful how much I spend on live poker, if I don"t have a win it can get pretty expensive if I play all the games I want to, could  spend £200 a week if I was that way inclined, although we are not skint we are by no means well off and the cash I get for looking after Susan and her money lets us have a decent standard of living but we have to be a bit careful.

My live poker drawer has more socks in it now than cash so will pick and choose the games I want to play, anyway I digress.

First game today late regged a $26 sat for the Benjamin, only 3 runners left in and there was 2 prizes $90 and a seat worth $109, velly value as they say in these parts, managed to get heads up and had a 4 to 1 chip deficit, would of preferred the cash tbh as tourney had already started and I had some stuff to do around the house, won every shove whether I was ahead pre or behind and won the thing so I was put into the $100 game directly, unfortunately for us nothing happened and I ran QQ into KK in a pretty  standard spot, probs could of flatted raise and got away on the flop, but was pretty much comitted to the hand.

With the sun shining up here, and to prevent temptation of driving to the casino I partook in some Kronenberg cider during the early evening, ( wont drink and drive so no casino visit later on).

After 4 bottles, (they just taste too good), regged a $26 $12k on tilt, and the big $55 on Stars.

I am not a big drinker so had to really concentrate on the games, early on in the big $55 folded a set of tens on the dryest flop ever, was a misclick as I had just had a double up on tilt with KK v AK,  and was celebrating that, my bad.

Ran well on Stars and was in top 50 all the way through until lost a big flip and eventually finished early 100s for $175 I think, that"s 3 cashes on the trot in that tournament just need one of the big hands to hold then I can get knocked out closer to the big money just to wind me up a bit more.

Meanwhile on Tilt, folded AA after I c bet flop, and the action went a bit daft, didn"t get to showdown but was happy with my fold as it stank of someone hitting 2 pair, my c bet was re raised, then another re raise followed, I had about 50 bigs at this point so I just gave up,  will never know if I was right or wrong but was happy with the fold.

Eventually get to the final table, and managed to ladder a few spots when the shorties went busto and was 4/5.

The other shortstack pushed and was called, if the shortstack loses here I make another $400, but he wins the 60/40, I eventually reshove 10 bigs over a min raise with AQ, villain has AK , I do pick up a gut shot but didn"t get there so $867 added to the roll on tilt.

I visited the local hospice today to see if Susan can have some respite care in November whilst I pop off to Vegas but alas the are having a refurb so that is out, got some other ideas in mind so Vegas 2013 is not yet dead in the water.

Local care home unable to look after Susan next week so Coventry is looking like it will not happen, but have a couple of calls to make today which could resolve this issue, hoping to make it one way or the other.

run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 19, 2013, 06:47:37 AM
Loving the casual mention of an $867 score


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 19, 2013, 09:48:45 AM
lol, it"s not real unless I can fill up my sock draw, it"s just numbers till December.

It"s weird actually playing as a stake because if this was just my cash when I go on a bad run I would withdraw a chunk and the bankroll would reduce further so couldn"t play the $26 $55 mtts, before last nights bink was down $375 or so from the previous high.

Since starting playing Poker I have always built a semi decent bankroll, then withdrew a chunk and stayed playing lower, I am not a gambler by nature this is one of the reasons I am a smallish winner in the game, it"s difficult not to get jealous of seeing names winning huge amounts every now and then but on the other hand they are losing a chunks to get that big score.

There is an interesting thread on Blonde regarding someone who has a stake on Stars who is a bigger winner than I have ever been and reading about his swings in mtts is an eye opener, as I have said before a lot of the game is in your head, one week you are the greatest, can"t put a foot wrong, the next you are getting no where and although doing nothing different the game gives you a quick reminder that luck plays a massive factor in this game.

I am glad I have done this stake by the way as it has kept me focused more and just have to realise and understand with mtts your graph is going to go up and down, it"s the nature of the beast.

The Stars stake although not as healthy as the one here is back to $800 a loss of $200 since January but the games on Stars are much more difficult than on Tilt, not just the numbers but the quality of player, my bankroll management on there has gone out of the window, I have decided to just play one or 2 of the bigger games $22 $33 or $55 and go for a big score rather than grind the lower limits, this last week or so have had a decent chance of some biggies but alas not yet.

Did you play at the G last night by the way ?.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on June 19, 2013, 16:43:49 PM
The stake is going to have little drops then good rises, if you see wha ti mean, if you were just cashing in all of the tournies you played in you would be a pro :)

The way the stake is generally on the rise so far has been superb, just keep it going how you are mate :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on June 20, 2013, 11:16:32 AM

The stake is going to have little drops then good rises, if you see wha ti mean, if you were just cashing in all of the tournies you played in you would be a pro myth :)

The way the stake is generally on the rise so far has been superb, just keep it going how you are mate :)

FYP

Yes, the stake is amazingly consistent and so far has run pretty good and not had many swings, if you can keep it up for the rest of the year then the result would be beyond amazing to be honest.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 20, 2013, 14:34:54 PM


The stake is going to have little drops then good rises, if you see wha ti mean, if you were just cashing in all of the tournies you played in you would be a pro myth :)

The way the stake is generally on the rise so far has been superb, just keep it going how you are mate :)

FYP

Yes, the stake is amazingly consistent and so far has run pretty good and not had many swings, if you can keep it up for the rest of the year then the result would be beyond amazing to be honest.


If you could start winning a few flips on final tables that would be nice.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 20, 2013, 16:03:37 PM
Flips, like to win a 80/20 on the odd occasion as well, re Gala and G in the last 14 days, only kidding, its all part of the game, no doubt I have hit sets v big pairs we forget about them easily enough but we bemoan our luck when it happens to us, but 2 on a final table is a tad cruel.

Will be travelling to Coventry next week, had to pay a bit extra for a disability friendly room as will be travelling with Susan, looking forward to it.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 24, 2013, 02:22:37 AM
Supposed to have a break from live poker but can"t resist, played the Home game on Thursday, a return to the old stomping ground, only 5 of us but won it for £30, happy with any profit.

Ok then, nearly a freeroll at Gala on Friday the £40 freezout, nice bonus when I arrive an envelope with my name on it contains £70,  in last weeks game I was the bubble, it was agreed if any of the regs won they would pay the bubble, there was one objector to paying out on the night so nothing was paid out then, the objector went out in 6th place, and as was agreed my money was there, bit of karma from a few weeks ago when I agreed to a chop 3 way when I could of argued for a bit more, bubbled the final table in the game tonight, only paid 5 so was trying to chip up, ran A 10 into 99, didn"t get there, standard spot, no problems.

Poker drawer has some cash back so played the G 15/15 tonight which again managed to get a chop 4 handed for £175, blinds were 5k/10k and we were all in shove mode so happy with the chop.

My rep may have been dented a little tonight, I am considered an uber nit by a few players down there, but had one hand when I had 30k at 1.5k/3k, it"s limped utg, and 5 people called, I look at k9 hearts and just get it all in, utg calls she has just lost a massive pot with KK, everyone else folds, and I end up winning the race v 33, one reg was really surprised at my holding, will have to go back to only playing Aces for a while till the dust settles.

I very rarely show my hands as the tendency down there is to analyse the hell out of any hand played, and to be honest there are very few people down there whose views I would take on board. I am happy to keep them all in a state of  not knowing any of my holdings whether it is early on or late in the game, dont give out free info.

So running into a bit of form just in time for Coventry, may play Tuesdays £2k gteed at the G will wait and see with that.

Nothing happened online over the weekend, played the Sunday Kick off after winning a seat got pretty deep then lost a standard flip, back to Full tilt tomorrow after a swim/sauna session tomorrow afternoon, a nice bit of r and r.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 27, 2013, 22:14:34 PM
Last post of the month, frustrating month online especially on Stars, some really deep runs only to get unlucky at the business end, hey ho it is what it is, all details can be seen in above posts so won"t go over old ground.

Full tilt had another winning month but again nothing substantial, started really well, then fell away, then had a good result then fell away but that is the nature of mtts, still think Full Tilt is so soft compared to Stars but they have started to reduce one or two of their guarentees during the day, reached Platinum on their edge rewards thing so a few extra $$$ at the end of the week, just looked on opr and I haven"t cashed in my last 20 mtts which is pretty poor form but all part of the fun, just done a review of some hand histories and tbh don"t think I have played badly just variance not being on my side, sure it will turn around.

Started to play a few turbo sats for tourney dollars which has helped, 300 chips to start and people still limp fold. I don"t think there is any skill but sometimes the value is too good not to jump in and try and get lucky.

Live play this month has seen me lose or break even, cant be bothered to work it out,  but either way it"s not significant.

Looking forward to Coventry, only myself and Stuart from the Stockton massive attending I think. If you are a reader of this thing would be nice to meet up for a chat and you can put a face to these ramblings.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on June 28, 2013, 10:53:50 AM

Looking forward to Coventry, only myself and Stuart from the Stockton massive attending I think. If you are a reader of this thing would be nice to meet up for a chat and you can put a face to these ramblings.


GL Brian got a good feeling for you this weekend. Run well mate and try and keep Stu out of mischief x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 28, 2013, 18:20:12 PM
Cheers Phil, I want that onion as a card guard.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 01, 2013, 00:13:11 AM
Quick report on Coventry, really enjoyed the game don't fancy the £30 freezouts at home now, structure superb, affordable buy in played in the right atmosphere etc all round superb entertainment.

Starting table contained some familiar faces and although it wasn't mad aggro it was difficult to pick up chips every one was solid and played really well, I had the eventual winner to my left all day and as Rodders said he did play really well, although he should of reraised me when I turned a boat, but he only had A high so the chips I got were probably all I was going to get.

Had the situation of AA me v KK , but villain had a feeling and got away from it losing the minimum whilst I only won the minimum, actually had AA 3x against the same Guy and he got away all 3 times well played sir whoever you are.

I was always hovering between 20/30 bigs  when I look down at QQ in the big blind and it had been raised utg I decide to flat, Ace high flop Adilong leads for 2k I think, he should be c bettimg this flop all day long so I repop to 5k2, he repops  so I give up, he shows me Ak nh sir, could of lost the lot all in pre so lost the minimum.

Back to 30k again, Rodders  raise utg, I have 77 in bb, I 3 bet to 5k, he 4 bets me to 14k,  shove or fold for me here, don't think he does this with 66 downwards so put him on  10+ , AK suited, online I might take the flip, I let it go he didnt show but said we were flipping so I would say AK, think he folds AJ and poss  AQ  to my 3 bet pre, nh sir.

Incidentally the above 2 villains are currently in my stake on Full Tilt not the way to treat someone who is currently making them a bit, only joking pleasure playing with you guys.

My game killing hand raise QJ off mid position, (see not only AA in my raising range), sb and bb both call flop aj9 2 hearts not ideal its checked back to me and I check pot control ( or being a wimp), turn is a k hearts, checked to me I lead out now, sb calls, river is a j so I have made trips.

I bet out and am called and beaten by 57 hearts,  flush baby, massive sigh so instead of 45k back to 17, any heart on the river I have the nuts, oh well.

Utg min raises, I jam A7 with 15 bigs, Rodders wakes up with KK, I miss gg me, glad the Ace didn't hit as Rodders had already lost a similar one a few hands earlier and would have been a bit unjust, all in all a really enjoyable game didn't make any mistakes best I have played for a long time tbh.

Small brag alert, retuned home fired up 3 mtts on Tilt, got a third in a Knockout for $960 plus a few bounties which took us to over $1k, then finished 15th for $75 in another, played the Trex but nothing happened in that lost a flip trying to get a stack.

May have a new project on the go will reveal all when I have heard back from the people in the Full Tilt stake, watch this space, that's if you do watch this space, gone on a bit again.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 03, 2013, 04:12:13 AM
Off to decent start to July, managed a 3rd at the local G tonight for £400, also got my first ever  live Royal Flush.

Been asleep for first levels, literally only played 2 hands, limp utg from Ray ( you may Remeber him from  a previous post) utg + 1 flats, I raise to 400  Ac Kc 3 callers  behind.

Ray min raises me here to 950, ( he has 3 hands in his range here, i am splitting with him or have 30% equity or i am screwed.

utg calls, I just call , it just looks too pretty, looking to flop a flush draw here nothing else if an ace or king comes, I am folding, (still a nit at heart).

Pot is now about 5k ish, flop  Qc  10c  9d, ray jams all his chips in around 5k, utg jams his chips in, gamble time for me, all in, nfd, straight draw and royal flush draw, guy behind tanks for ages pot is around 25k and he decides to get it all in he is getting about 5 to 1, utg shows AA (told you), utg + 1, 9 10 for 2 pair my with Ackc and guy behind with 5c6c, turn card Jc, river 10, guy who has boat cheers not realising he was drawing dead on the turn, scoop 32k in level 2.

I didn"t bother with the add on,  get to the ft with about 25 bigs, bubble is paid then I get KK v AJ which holds then AA v 88 which holds, get it all in A10 v A4, for 2cd in chips, chop it, yuk, then lose a flip, I run so bad,  ::) ::) ::),some one has an early flight to Spain today and wants to deal I only have about 5 bigs ask for an equal chop, wasnt going to happen , I took £400, instead of £325, the other two split the rest, happy with that although I could of just tried to gamble the 5 bigs, Susan had just phoned to ask me to get home as she needed her bed.

Got to a final table on Tilt as well but only managed 8th for $60 but still good to get there and be in with a chance.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 08, 2013, 01:38:28 AM
The G delivers again tonight, managed to chop 4 ways tonight"s tournament for £195 each, got to be happy with that, was down to 6 bigs on the bubble, when I limp with AA from the cut off, the big blind picked up a flush draw, but I managed to hold for a full double to about 16 bigs, bubble bursts, I jam KQ into A Q, Kingball cheers dealer, we have a about 95k now with blinds at 3k/6k, there are only 450k chips in play and a quick count indicates we all have similar stacks, so we agreed a 4 way chop, was just shove or fold at this point so we agree to chop it up.

Chipstack was up and down tonight, scooped a big one with k9 dd after I 3 bet 2 limpers from the button, original limper jams 88, post flop, second limper has A 5 dd, 2 diamonds on the flop, turn and river bring 99.

I lose the minimum with KK, on a paired, straight, flushy board, he turned trips, and rivered the straight, so back to 30 bigs on the ft.

Utg raises 2.5 xI decide to flat 10 10 in the small blind, flop comes down 8 high, I check he leads out, , I click it back and he jams it all in, I tank and fold my 10 10, put him on JJ+, he showed pocket 8 for a set on the flop, good fold then although got the cards wrong I was pretty sure I was beat.

Had a really good day in York with Phil and a few others on Saturday, the place was heaving but the atmosphere was great not a hint of trouble any where, first time in a while I have had a good drink, felt a bit flat on Sunday for some reason and nearly didn"t bother with the G but glad I did.

Managed to late reg the online champs on my return, lost a few with AK on. K J x board the j giving villain a set, get back into it but then get it in good with QQ v AK for a decent stack, k on the flop sealed my fate, tbh I don"t think I would have lasted till the end of the tourney as I was cream crackered.

Full Tilt has started poorly, only one final table so far, variance giving me a quick reminder that poker can be a pretty brutal game, one minute you can do nothing wrong the next you are the biggest donk on the planet.

I have transferred some cash from that stake over to Dtd to play a few sats for their Golden chips and summer series events, probably start playing a few of those this week.

We had a bit of a scene at the ft tonight, I was not involved, old guy bets out when a 3rd club got there on the river against some who has bet all the way, who decided to call the old guy, a lucky b******d, which is out of order, old guy  throws his cards towards the muck and the old guy was really upset, quite understandable tbh, management got involved and the cards were allowed to be turned over, the flush had got there so was awarded the pot, although the young guy insisted they were in the muck, he eventually said he would concede the pot as an apology, actually the flush won any way, he did apologise but it left a pretty sour atmosphere for a while.

The young guy involved I had given him a bad beat on Tuesday with QQ v KK, and was seated to my left on the first table tonight and he started the evening by complaining to me how lucky I was last week, really !!!, time to get over it, let it go and move on.

run good , be lucky stay healthy.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on July 08, 2013, 09:34:34 AM
Have to wonder whether Mr BadBeat is cut out for this game. If he was a little more pleasant I might take him to one side and explain stuff to him, but I find it hard to like him.
Always pleased to see him at the table though...

Good luck in the DTD satellites - try and avoid taking my chips though. Please.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 11, 2013, 10:44:41 AM
2 posts in a week but got to post the negatives  as well as the positives, although it does end well.

After Sundays cash I popped along to The deepstack on Monday, 20k in chips to start and around 30 runners, the table was great, ie if I get a hand or two will be up to 60 k within the hour, alas it wasn"t to be and was down to 15k at the break.

Dr Donk has returned, you may remember him from previous ramblings he managed to dust off 40k before the break to the rest of the table, I can understand if they were coolers but the hands which I saw he went to showdown with were just bizarre, any way it"s a bit of fun on a Monday night.

To cut a long story short got my chips in good with JJ v AK v A3, after the break and I was left with a bowl after the k hit the flop.

Tuesday was the £2k gtee which would be interesting to see what numbers this got as Gala were having a £2k5 gtee on the same night £60 buy in as opposed to Gs £30/£30.

It got about 28 runners and there was another £500 ish overlay the 3 rd in 3 weeks, all the 2 casinos doing is spitting the already small player pool and giving away free money, long may this continue.

I managed to get to 25k before the add on period and with 40 bigs after the break didn"t bother with the add on, it"s only a 20 min clock after the break and I try and change gears after the break to get enough chips to get to the final table and am quite comfy with 40 bigs.

I manage to chip up until I raise AK utg get flatted by q8 in the big blind, flop comes AQ8, I lead get called , check check, I bet small on the river, a blocker bet as this particular person will never check raise unless she has it, she min clicks it back and I pay her off, 2 pair is good.

Eventually jam 66 with 12 bigs, AQ tank calls, ffs get it in man, I lose and I A high flop sees my demise.

I normally don"t play cash but with the £30 in my pocket there was a spare seat next to Dave, I sat with £30 and indicated I won"t be reloading just doubling or going, get it all in with AK v KJ, 4 card straight hits, Betty gets me again 2 nights running, still not a fan of cash, although seeing the spurious plays down there it would be profitable in the long run I would imagine, just can"t be bothered to grind it back if I lost a few coolers plus I don"t have a live bankroll to play properly and am not comfortable losing a few hundred in a night or two so will continue to swerve unless I am feeling in the mood.

I get home about 12 and late reg the $3k  rebuy on tilt, and at about 3:45am go to bed $ 640 to the good, finished 2/166, needed that result as confidence was a bit low as I was down about $400 the previous week.

Even though I say I was down $400 i am not I am still $4k5 up since January, so I unless I lose $4k6 I am not actually losing, this highlights how this game messes with your head thinking you are losing when you are actually winning.

Played the $5k superstack yesterday and finished 13/566 for $45 which is frustrating after 6 hours play, I ran QQ into KK into 88, cooler really all about 25 bigs deep, the 8 scooped the lot, I was always behind the KK so not a bad beat as such, would of had a moan if I held the KK though, lol.

Played a few golden chip sats on Dtd made 3 fts but havent won one tbh not sure whether I will bother with them, they are as frustrating as the $2.50 180 manners on Stars, may put the cash back on Tilt will let all stakees know what I am doing with them in next few days.

Saturday brings the £100 monthly at the G, because of last Sundays cash I can play this and probably will but it means my profit from that game has been wiped out and would of had a break even week which is ok with me.

May treat myself to the new I pad, buy now pay when the stake ends, thanks for reading run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Chipaccrual on July 11, 2013, 12:34:32 PM
I get as frustrated as you do with the DTD Golden Chip satellites.  There is a minimal skill element due to the structure and fact that it"s a 1 in 12 shot at a GC.

I"m also convinced with the number of familiar faces playing these on a regular basis that there is plenty of soft play going on.  It"s fairly obvious, yet would never be proved.

I"ve got 2 chips so far, but am pretty much breakeven across the satellites I have played.  One player has 7 chips, that is some serious run good going on there.

If you are definitely planning on playing the Grand Prix, then I would persevere with them, as with the new merged stacks rule, if you can get through on the back of a GC early on, then there is a lot to be said for playing a reasonable amount of extra day 1"s, looking to get that stack increased prior to the Day 2.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on July 11, 2013, 14:29:37 PM

I get as frustrated as you do with the DTD Golden Chip satellites.  There is a minimal skill element due to the structure and fact that it"s a 1 in 12 shot at a GC.

I"m also convinced with the number of familiar faces playing these on a regular basis that there is plenty of soft play going on.  It"s fairly obvious, yet would never be proved.

I"ve got 2 chips so far, but am pretty much breakeven across the satellites I have played.  One player has 7 chips, that is some serious run good going on there.

If you are definitely planning on playing the Grand Prix, then I would persevere with them, as with the new merged stacks rule, if you can get through on the back of a GC early on, then there is a lot to be said for playing a reasonable amount of extra day 1"s, looking to get that stack increased prior to the Day 2.


The guy with 7 chips appears to be playing every game that runs including the £1 feeders. There are a bunch of regulars on these and that has been the case for most of the GPs, but I don"t think I"ve seen anything too OOL in terms of collusion.

To merge, or not to merge? I"m aiming for 3 or 4 Golden Chips and if I make Day 2 with the first then I will be forced to play the rest and hope to merge, but I don"t think I"d spend cash on merging if I made Day 2 on the 4th.
Being top 10% is hard to do once....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 14, 2013, 02:04:13 AM
Overlay at the G in today"s £100 er, unconditional Guarentee of £5k 34 runners and a few re entries see an overlay of about £1200.

Table ok got David3103 to my left so stealing not going to be easy also a calling station to his right so I need some hands decent equity.

Steady start up to 40 k at tea break, a few 3 bets in position, with c bets getting through and if it got to showdown was usually in front.

After the break chipped down to 30k so was in the 20/30 big blind mode which is no mans land, need to be careful.

I raise to 2k2 with 88, get jammed all in by a 12 big blind stack with 33, I call, 3 on the flop sees me down to 10 bigs.

Limp AA from utg +1, Dave gives me a wry look from mid position and folds, get a little bit from the big blind who has hit his 9 on a jack high flop but my betting was ridiculous and he worked out he must be beat, still got more than if I just jammed, up to 15 bigs now, next hand KK, card rack or what, this time I just jam, hoping to get called by a small pair, won the blinds and antes, no worries back to 18 k which is just under 20 bigs.

Horror hand next ( not for me ul Dave was urgh), AK suited for me I just push 17 bigs, Dave calls, cards on there backs AK v 10 10, flop QJQ turn brick river J, an ugly counterfeit for Dave, salvation for me.

We reach the final table with between 20/30 bigs everyone agrees we will all get our buy in back and play for the rest.

A few shortstacks bust and we are on the bubble, we had one massive chip leader and all the rest were of us were equal, he offered to take first prize and the rest of us would get £600 which was ok with me, but we had one detractor who declined indicating he had been staked in by a backer and his backer won"t accept any deals.

utg min raises I look down at 99, I jam for 17 bigs. He calls A5 is shown, my 99 holds and we have made £300 minimum, the guy who refuses the deal goes out next losing a flip 77 v AK, he gets £300, so he loses £300 by not agreeing to the deal, he was quite apologetic about the deal but he was under the instruction of his backer so fair enough.

I raise AJ suited from the button big blind jams,  it"s 11 bigs, I call he has JJ which holds and am now down to 12 bigs which I jam next hand with AQ, and am looked up by JJ again, I don"t hit so finish in 4th for £500, Dave and myself have 10% of each other in these so I dropped the £50 at the cash table for him and also give my brother 10% so i will ship his £50 today.

Not going to moan about losing flips as I got very lucky v Dave earlier,  it"s poker and we have to get lucky and unlucky and accept what happens.

Treat myself yesterday to the new I pad, so this will pay for that, we"ll in 6 months as it was a buy now pay later jobbie.

This week we have the 30/30 £2k gtee on Tuesday and Galas bi monthly £150 on Saturday which I may play, might try and sat in on Monday night, will decide on the day, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 19, 2013, 11:01:03 AM
Swinging, (reader count goes up, lol) ok not that kind although the Middlesbrough swingers club is pretty active on a TV show apparently.

Its just the poker variety unfortunately, Tuesdays Game at G was pretty uneventful for me, after the first hand i knew i should not have bothered, i 3 bet AQ from mid position get flatted by some fish in the big blind  ::) ::) ::).

The flop is A high bet half pot, bb calls turn is a 7, i bet 50% of pot, get called and pay off the two pair on the river big blind has A7, Nh Dave, awful call by me tbh, but it is what it is.

I get moved tables and lose the rest of my stack with an open ended straight, and straight flush draw flush which didnt get there.

I added the extra $8k on which was optimistic to say the least as its only a 20 min clock after the break and blinds at 150/300/25 need to get lucky which i didnt, home buy 10:30.

Managed a 3rd on Full tilt for $290 losing a chip lead pot with AA V J9 in  a 3 pot, win this hand and am massive chip leader with $650 up top, frustrating to say the least.

The last few days have been pretty barren with only 1 cash in about 8 tourneys so down a few hundred for the month, meh.

Lol hand from a Stars tourney last night

PokerStars Hand #101585485680: Tournament #814010674, $5.00+$0.50 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXIV (2000/4000) - 2013/07/19 2:16:22 WET [2013/07/18 21:16:22 ET]
Table "814010674 9" 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: erimus14 (89432 in chips)
Seat 3: drkamikaze1 (96608 in chips)
Seat 4: TheRYC (71959 in chips)
Seat 5: Fajtus (48371 in chips)
Seat 6: Engenheiro81 (157672 in chips)
Seat 7: pixie183 (61644 in chips)
Seat 8: ll_kNj_ll (66507 in chips)
Seat 9: TheFibonachi (17674 in chips) is sitting out
erimus14: posts the ante 500
drkamikaze1: posts the ante 500
TheRYC: posts the ante 500
Fajtus: posts the ante 500
Engenheiro81: posts the ante 500
pixie183: posts the ante 500
ll_kNj_ll: posts the ante 500
TheFibonachi: posts the ante 500
TheFibonachi: posts small blind 2000
erimus14: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to erimus14 [Kc Kh]
drkamikaze1: folds
TheRYC: raises 4000 to 8000
Fajtus: folds
Engenheiro81: calls 8000
pixie183: raises 53144 to 61144 and is all-in
ll_kNj_ll: folds
TheFibonachi: folds
erimus14: raises 27788 to 88932 and is all-in
TheRYC: folds
Engenheiro81: calls 80932
*** FLOP *** [Jd 6d Ks]
*** TURN *** [Jd 6d Ks] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [Jd 6d Ks 3d] [5s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
erimus14: shows [Kc Kh] (three of a kind, Kings)
Engenheiro81: shows [Ad Ah] (a pair of Aces)
erimus14 collected 55576 from side pot
pixie183: shows [7d 9d] (a flush, Jack high)
pixie183 collected 197432 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 253008 Main pot 197432. Side pot 55576. | Rake 0
Board [Jd 6d Ks 3d 5s]
Seat 1: erimus14 (big blind) showed [Kc Kh] and won (55576) with three of a kind, Kings
Seat 3: drkamikaze1 folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 4: TheRYC folded before Flop
Seat 5: Fajtus folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 6: Engenheiro81 showed [Ad Ah] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 7: pixie183 showed [7d 9d] and won (197432) with a flush, Jack high
Seat 8: ll_kNj_ll (button) folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 9: TheFibonachi (small blind) folded before Flop

I got lucky obviously against the AA but would of had 255k and a decent shot of $3k5, not so much a bad beat but again a really deep run done by a premium hand which seems to be happening a fair bit lately oh well, cant dwell on it.

The rest goes in next hand to same villain AK V AA mbn.

Playing Galas £150 tomorrow providing the cold which seems to be rearing its ugly head doesnt materialise, swopped a bit with Dave for his trip to Nottingham Gl Sir, and my brother gets his usual !0%.

Just realised been married 28 years tomorrow so should take Susan out but this weather is no good for Ms, within 5 minutes of being in the heat she is dead on her feet so will play that by ear.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 29, 2013, 01:35:09 AM
Not much to report this week, last weeks £150 at Gala was pretty Uneventful,lost most of my chips in a 3 bet pot blind v blind me AQ v villains AJ, j on the flop but had a gutshot which missed, eventually shove over a limper with 9 10 hearts hoping for at least live cards, unfortunately they were both undercards to the JJ of the limping villain, didn"t bink and was an early night for me.

Went to see Sean Locke on Tuesday night instead of the poker, actually started to drive towards the G before realising I wasn"t heading there that night so diverted my way back to the town centre, highly recommend Sean Locke if you get the chance to see him.

Volume online poor and losing when I am playing, had 2 or 3 days of constantly running into the top of people"s ranges, annoying but can"t do anything about it.

Played Galas £40 on Friday,made the final table but couldn"t convert it into a decent cash got my entrance fee back when I jammed 13 bigs blind v blind j7 v k4, flop j7k QQ turn and river gg me.

Back from the G,s 15/15 tonight done a chop for £200 each, the chip leader took a bit more, all had around 90k, blinds were 5k/10k, standard shove fest at this stage happy with £200.

Had one pocket pair all night, and only had 3 hands which went to showdown,  once against Pokerpops were I thought I was behind but actually won the pot, was pretty poor play by me tbh but I will take it, the second was a blind v blind shove K4 me v A9 (5 bigs), I managed to bink the king,  and AK v QQ again managed to bink the Ace, all fairly standard spots. The rest of the chips were picked up by just jamming over the serial limpers when blinds were big and with the antes and the dead money was very profitable, luckily the limpers assume I have AA or KK every time so it"s definitely +ev to shove fairly light. Luckily the players left at the table were limp folding a lot and I chipped up quite nicely for the final table, the final table   Plays really shallow at the G and the average is usually around 20 bigs, around 40 minutes in we have made the money and we sorted out the deal.

The legend that is Betty had a little dig saying " At least I don"t go all in with K4 especially not suited, she only plays good cards", this was in response to my blind v blind shove as described above, bless her.

Currently watching Breaking Bad on Netflix, started watching this a few years ago when it first came out then missed a few seasons so decided to watch it from Season One, its one of those just one more episode shows and am currently onto Season 5 Episode 4, highly recommend it if you have a spare 60 hours, wide awake now so probs watch one after posting this.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 03, 2013, 03:30:46 AM
Good start to August, pretty annoyed to miss Cardiff so will take winning Galas £40 freezeout for £640 as a decent consolation, chopped it 50/50 but I had 20k more so I get the maximum league points and with final tabling 3 of the last 4 weeks could make a belated run at the league, bubbled the other one as well.

Highlight was 3 betting 2 limpers with 57 suited on the button and getting paid in full by both on a 774 flop, I am such a fish.

Got a look of bemusement when I called a 10 big blind shove with A9, he had 10 10 and he started moaning before the community cards were dealt, I had loads of chips and they looked pretty, hearts, amazed people moan when they are a 70/30 favourite, I didn"t bink, couldn"t be bothered explaining my thought process, I thought it was pretty standard tbh, hey ho.

Off to check mileage to Bolton for the Gukpt , see how Sundays game goes first.

Party weekend first though, friends 50th tonight and on Sunday mams birthday and a leaving party for my Niece who is off to Australia to work for a year, not one bit jealous.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 05, 2013, 01:15:13 AM
August run good live continues with a 4 way chop at the G casino (£185).

I got there for the start of the 2cd level and by the break had 25k so was in decent shape for the turbo action after the break, blind levels now 15 minutes and with the serial tankers we only see about 6/7 hands per level.

try to chip up by stealing in position with semi decent stuff, but alas c bets get called and totally missing flop doesn"t help me accumulate chips and am down to 12 bigs at 500/1k level.

Get a fortunate treble up with j7, yes I know I am a fish but had my reasons to stack off with this hand, was miles behind v QQ and A6, I some how made a straight and was comfortable again, queens had limped utg , young guy in small blind has been jamming any 2 and I thought utg was weak and young guy was at it, and J7 could be ahead of his range, very marginal but wanted to get a double up or get home.

Reach the final table with about 30 bigs and win another crucial hand with AQ v QQ , turned  the nut straight, it was a standard spot plus the villain had cracked my QQ early on when he called my 1k raise after 9 limpers with k6 suited, variance can sometimes be your friend, he wasn"t happy but hey ho I will take it.

Blinds are now massive and every one is shallow except chip leader who has about 30 bigs, she will take second place cash £225, and the rest of us get £185 which I am happy to accept.

Nice to see Martin make the final table in Cardiff, well played sir, congrats on your 4th place finish, great performance.

Had a break from online poker for a few days, I did offer a cashout proposal in my current stake but everyone preferred to let it carry on so will go with the majority on that one, will be back at it from today hope to take some of the live run good back to the virtual felt and stop the losing streak.

Next game is probably Tuesdays £2k gtee at G or I may play a sat for the Gukpt at Bolton will decide what to do on Tuesday, may use the G game as a sat and if I do get a cash use that for Bolton, this is also dependant on getting Susan looked after so will have to ponder that one.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 07, 2013, 10:41:26 AM
Slight hiccup last night in my quest for 3 final tables on the trot, had 18k at the break and was feeling pretty good decided to buy the extra 8k at the break so was in decent shape for the next few levels.

As is the  norm after the break no cards of note so I 3 bet 54 suited on the button at 300/600, usual 3 limpers, narrowed the field down, not.

the flop was 5 high, l lead out get flatted by 2 people , the turn was a king also bringing in a flush daw, the action goes daft before it reaches me and I have to fold , flush draw gets there versus KQ.

l have 15 bigs left, utg shoves 6 bigs, this guy never misses a flop, ok player but one of the luckiest I have ever seen, small blind calls I look down at JJ, I reisolate but get insta shoved by small blind, A6 utg, QQ small blind and me JJ, sigh, of course A6 hits 2 pair, never in doubt, I leave the table and go and join the cash table, bit early to go home, mistake.

I buy in for £60 and quickly get to £100, then aggro guy joins table rich splashy knows what he his doing plays very loose aggro.

l lose most of my stack when I hit 2 pair on the flop with AK and loose guy eventually gets there with Q3, the third 3 hitting the river, he did have a gutshot on the 10 turn nut obviously betting £25 wasn"t enough to get him off it.

My next £30 disappears when I hit top pair with KJ, again a straight hits the river but villain has only £5.25 after she has called to get the straight so I pay her off, yawn.

The final £30 goes when I just go for the flip when splashy guy opens for £6, I shove with 55, double or go, he calls with Q10, flop QQ10, mbn, lol.

I  decide to leave at about 1 pm, pretty standard cash table for me that one.
It"s been a relatively decent few weeks so not a big deal.

I have decided to take a shot at Gukpt Bolton this week, will be playing Thursday day 1, if your not in it you can"t win it so why not, let"s hope for a bit if run good in that one.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 08, 2013, 14:09:25 PM
1st break at Gukpt Bolton, up to 26k steady start.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on August 08, 2013, 14:30:21 PM

1st break at Gukpt Bolton, up to 26k steady start.

Go Go Go


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 08, 2013, 16:44:09 PM
End level 4 18kish, 3 bet AJ from big blind ace on flop, villain jammed river, paired board and flush out there I wimped out.

Raise AJ from button flatted by 44, lead out on an ace high flop, sb calls, he hits his set on turn lost an extra 1k, board was straights, flushy.

John Eames 2 to my left, nice guy, next few levels will determine what happens


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 08, 2013, 19:12:12 PM
Break time got 33k, hit kings full, but no one had a flush which hit on the river, next hand get a walk with AA in big blind.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 08, 2013, 21:26:33 PM
Going into last level 16k, moved to a very passive table got a few light shoves through over limpers, need at least 1 or 2 doubles though.

Lowlights, turning 2cnd nut flush, paid him off.

AJ v j9, he flops straight, I have 2 pair on the river.

Card rush please or 2 cards which give me a couple of doubles, been fun though, could be my most expensive fish and chip meal, which was vey pleasant.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 09, 2013, 01:44:40 AM
just back from Bolton, head buzzing so a quick report on the last level.

blinds are 800/400/100 I have 16 bigs 23 players left, playing to 18 or the end of this level, no spots for a bit, sb limps into my bb, I have already shoved twice in the last level so I give it a minutes thought, I look down at 72 off, i check, flopQKK, could rep here she has checked decide not too, turn A, she min bets, weakness I think but I let it go, she shows KK for quad kings, glad I had nothing there then.

Utg I look down at A 10, good enough, ship it,14k, get flatted from a 30k stack with 44, next guy tanks for ages eventually folds (says 10 10) , he thinks the guy with 44 is very strong because he has left only 14k behind, fair enough, gets to big blind who is now worried about the flatter and the guy who has tanked for ages, he open folds AJ, glad he folds but obviously one of my outs has gone, flop no help, turn the ace from space, (apparently the case ace, old guy had folded the other ace), being results orientated disappointed that the tens folded there as it would of been a full treble up but happy to get to 30k.

I am still looking to increase stack when I look down at 10 10, utg has limped, I 3 bet with a view to getting it in, I bet a bit bigger than normal and made a point of moving the rest of my chips closer to the line as the others were folding, utg tanks for a while and eventually folds.

This table was like the G on a Sunday very surprising in a £500 comp.

I will be returning on Saturday with 28k2, below average but with a stack which can cause a bit of damage and who knows win a couple of hands be back in the mix.

There was only 1 hand which I wasn"t sure on and maybe should of folded I had raised mid position 22, at 300/600 and got jammed on by an 8 bb stack, obviously flipping at best I did call, he had 77 and it held.

I asked John Eames what he would of done in the same spot and he said it depends how he felt at the time, either or, I still had a decent stack after the call but was a bit marginal.

Overall I had some my fair share of decent cards so can"t complain about being totally card dead, what I can have a small moan about is a few outdraws when I was 70/30 favourite, frustrating but we have to accept it as part of the game and not let it affect our play.

Rambled on enough now, will continue this on Saturday and hopefully Sunday. thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on August 09, 2013, 08:05:56 AM
Nice one, now is the hour etc etc etc


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on August 09, 2013, 08:32:15 AM
Still plenty of play there Brian, wouldn"t pick anyone else to be playing that stack for us :) KUTGW mate, you will do fine tomorrow


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on August 09, 2013, 12:26:32 PM
Well done Brian, fingers crossed for you on Saturday mate x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AMRN on August 09, 2013, 16:45:31 PM
good luck tomorrow Brian!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on August 09, 2013, 19:44:33 PM
Hi Brian. Best of luck to you in the Gukpt Bolton.
I have just found this blog and realized we were on the same table without knowing we were both Apaters.
We spoke to each other briefly and you said you were from Middlesbrough.
I will look out for you tomorrow


Break time got 33k, hit kings full, but no one had a flush which hit on the river, next hand get a walk with AA in big blind.
Unlucky that it was passive old me on the button instead of Eames when you had AA in the big blind.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 09, 2013, 21:38:27 PM
Hi Craig, passive !!,it was the only time you didn"t raise my big blind all day, lol, well done on your chip count, hope to catch up tomorrow, see you there.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 09, 2013, 22:16:36 PM
Just remembered as well Craig, pretty sure it was you, I squeezed with AJ from big blind think you called on the button, the flop was Ace high but by the end there was flush out and 2 sevens on board, you jammed all in.

Can you Remember what you had ?, if it wasn"t you completely ignore above post and just say You had a flush so I can sleep tonight, cheers.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 10, 2013, 11:43:20 AM
Arrived at Bolton, ready to go, may be short and sweet, or could be long and hard (oops wrong forum).

No one times from me, just go with the flow.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 10, 2013, 14:26:41 PM
Got through first 2 levels, haven"t got double up yet made 4k I think, had JJ, AQ open folded, jammed K4 last hand before break over aggro guys steal attempt, next level will determine the rest of the afternoon.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 10, 2013, 16:59:41 PM
Dinner break, got 105k, got the important double when I jammed 88 over raise and flat, bb rejammed with AQ, eights held, since then chipped up steadily, without going to showdown, cheeky check raise with air after cut off c bet a jj8 flop, got back a few of the blinds they had been nicking.

Think blinds are 3k/1k5 when we return so no margin for error, whatever happens its been a decent effort.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on August 10, 2013, 18:42:35 PM

Think blinds are 3k/1k5 when we return so no margin for error, whatever happens its been a decent effort.


Great effort Brian. Done fantastic so far... but don"t be resting on those laurels. Get the fecker won x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 11, 2013, 01:21:02 AM
Just got home safe and sound and as I won"t be able to sleep for a while may as well give my final thoughts on the Gukpt from Bolton.

I finished 12th for a min cash £1k which is slightly disappointing but from what I started Day 2 with I have got to be happy.

The cash bubble seemed to last an eternity, the shorties kept doubling and although I was comfortable, it"s still slightly annoying, I did nit it up a bit, not on purpose I just did not see any decent cards, knowing the shorties were going to shove.

I lost a few chips when I played A10 weakly in the big blind, I hit a 10 high flop, but didn"t lead and let the Q3 hit, should of 3 bet pre, although he had loads of chips and he wasn"t in the mood for folding.

I then raised 3 hands on the trot and with my image got through so no lasting damage.

My last hand was with the said villain, always knew we would clash, wasn"t an ego thing it just seemed destiny.

the bubble burst and we had made the cash after this it was never my intention to fold my way to the final table.

The blinds are 8k/4k/1k, I start with 178k, around 21 bigs, serial raiser raised to 18k, I 3 bet to 40k, A8 hearts, ( it just looks so pretty),  we are 7 handed, folds to original raiser who flats, the flop is K xx, (2 hearts), he checks, I lead out 35k, he check raises, I can"t flat so I jam the rest in approx 60k, he tanks for a good 5 mins before making the call, he has JJ, I don"t hit either an Ace or a heart so I am a goner.

He does say its the first time he has actually had a hand which was one of my reasons for the 3 bet i was pretty sure he was at it, just unfortunate for me he had a hand, but I still think I almost got away with it.

With another trip to Bolton on the cards I wanted that double up and was quite happy with the spot, obviously not the outcome, went for it, didn"t get it,that"s poker.

If I win that hand I have nearly 400k and in a pretty strong position to final table with a healthy stack as opposed to coming back for a flip, alas it wasn"t to be.

On the drive back home if I have played badly I am pretty annoyed with myself but going over the above hand I am pretty sure I played it ok and it didn"t really annoy me that I didn"t get there with it so i was happy with my decisions all the way through the hand.

When I first started to play live poker, my buy ins were £30 and this used to scare me to death, I have now just handed over £550 (with a bit of staking involved so not as bad as it sounds)to play a game of cards, obviously this was a shot with previous winnings and I don"t think that this type of buy in will be a regular occurrence for me, although with a tiny sample have made 3/4 day 2s in these games just not getting the rub of be green at the business end.

I imagine going back to the local £30 freeze outs is going to be a tad frustrating after playing in a game were people can and do fold after putting chips in the pot, but that"s we"re I got the money to enter this so cant knock it to much.

Thanks for all the well wishes by the way, hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did, run good, be lucky stay healthy, cheers.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on August 11, 2013, 01:50:01 AM
1. you played good
2. you played good
3. you played good

oh and did I mention that you played good

nice one don"t beat yourself up.....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on August 11, 2013, 03:16:10 AM

Just remembered as well Craig, pretty sure it was you, I squeezed with AJ from big blind think you called on the button, the flop was Ace high but by the end there was flush out and 2 sevens on board, you jammed all in.

Can you Remember what you had ?, if it wasn"t you completely ignore above post and just say You had a flush so I can sleep tonight, cheers.
The reason I jammed instead of small value bet was because I was hoping you had hit the flush against my A7 full house.
I don"t know if you heard the player to my right Gerald "Skullman" David  after the hand he was complaining that the deuce on the river would have given him full house with his pocket 22, and I said to him "well I wish you had stayed in the hand".


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 14, 2013, 03:52:05 AM
back to reality poker wise after Boltons exploits, made the final table on Sunday at the G, only 4 paid and I went to ft as a short stack after losing a few standard 70/30s, I finished 9th calling a shove with 22 with 10 bigs, hoping for a flip but unfortunately was AA, didn"t bink but was fun.

Hand of the night I raise, then get 3 bet, who gets 4 bet by an old guy has 1 of 2 hands here, it gets round to probably the worst player at the G, who rejams, I fold , 3 bettor folds, 4 bettor shows kk, versus 23 off, gotta love he G, kings hold.

Tonight 2 casinos have a 2k gtee and a 2k5 gtee, probably splitting the player pool and possible overlays at both, it was my intention to go to  Gala first try and build a stack and if I get knocked out go to G and late reg theirs.

I didn"t get my backside in gear so I would of missed the extra chips at Gala for early reg and went straight to the G.

Chip up to 18k in the first 3 levels and take the add on at he break, chip down to 13k when I 3 bet and Chet and lose about 3/4 hands on the trot, was feeling slightly tilty.

at 300/600 get the usual 5 limpers, there is 4k in the pot and I jam A8 suited, not a decent play but thought they would all fold, queens didn"t, not to worry the ace from space appears.

Reach the final table along with Dave ( who is running in God mode at the minute, no doubt he will add to his blog at a later date).

Kk beats JJ, then I get dem aces but get no action after that nothing of note just stealing the big blind when folded to me to keep my head above water, 5 handed we do a chip count deal which gives me £273, 5th place is £130 so am happy to accept, Dave had a few more chips than me and we had agreed a 10% swop so I got another £10.

Looking forward to Phils wedding at the weekend, and then Nottingham a week later, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 21, 2013, 03:23:32 AM
Back to back chops of the £2k guarantee at the G tonight, bought the 8k chips at he beginning and first hand is AA , Bob and Betty have both limped so I raise to 350 (I know ridiculous sizing but these 2 never fold), as is there want both call, I c bet on a fairly safe board, 2 spades but not fussed about that yet, get 1 caller who gives up when I bet the turn , up 2 11k, decent start.

Get up to 21k 20 mins before the break when I flop a set and 2 people pay me off, looks like no add on required quite comfy playing with 21k after the break, spoke to soon, lose about 12k when I open AQ clubs, flop an open ended straight flush draw, straight draw and nut flush draw against Betty"s flopped straight, didn"t get there so I took the add on.

Get chips when I  3 bet the obligatory 4 limpers at 500/1000 with Aj, 1 caller comes along for the ride but my c bet on the king high flop gets through.

Young lady, who I constantly get chips off by 3 betting her limps has already warned me she is ready to stick it in my eye, she limps cut off with Ak, button comes along, I 3 bet with QQ, she jams, I call, classic race, door card K, but the flop also contains a Q, case one apparently but I will take it.

We reach the ft and have about 85k, probably second in chips, get a few light raises through in late position, table very passive.

A few coolers later we are 4 handed and the chip leader loses the lot when button hits quad tens against his 44, I still have about 85k when we do a deal, chip leader takes £550, and me and another guy take £450 each, we had similar chip stacks so was happy to accept, also won the card guard which is a bonus prize.

Hardly played online this month, not feeling it but still down about $300 in the games I have played, just constantly running into massive hands all the time, can"t complain about live though as its been very profitable.

May be travelling with Martin ( ft Cardiff) to Nottingham, but he has to get the go ahead of his other half first, Dave is at Leeds I think, Phil honeymooning, Stuart will be already there and don"t think any one else from up here attending, hope the run good continues at Dtd, would be nice to make Day 2, Vegas was the only time I have achieved this feat maybe next week can break my duck on British soil, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 31, 2013, 08:51:25 AM
Ok, end of the month has finally arrived and unfortunately ended in a damp squib for me.

Total live winnings for month was £2475 actual profit around £1400 so that was ok.

Nottingham was a bit disappointing, had decent cards in the first 2 levels, but after that nothing of note and eventually ran 33 into 44 who flopped me pretty much dead on a KK4 flop.

Thought I was on for double early when a flopped set of Queens was beaten by a turned straight, I paid the guys turn bet hoping for the board to pair which it didn"t, the river putting a k on board so a 4 card straight board was on board but I was pretty sure I was beat on the turn, he bet 4 or 5k out of turn and I open folded my set.

The guy got a 1 round penalty for acting out of turn, and heard him say to his mate that he was on for a double up till he made the mistake ie top set v turned straight but I didn"t even pay his value bet on the river, if the board paired I was in for the double, oh well it happens.

On the local scene, a recurring theme, made the ft at Gala on Friday with 22 bigs, doubled up a shortie AQ into KK, then 2 hands later, ran KJ into AA, yawn, no cash.

Tuesday at the G jammed K3 suited over 3 limpers, at 300/600, they all folded as I knew they would but the bb woke up with AA, standard, no binkage.

Last night at Gala again ran AQ into AA in another standard spot so was home early again.

Quite a few games on locally over the weekend, Sky at Newcastle, G and Genting both have decent guarantees on over the weekend at Newcastle but to o much hassle getting Susan looked after for the full day so doubt I will be playing any of these.

Stars roll just about gone, may re deposit in a few months but giving it a rest on there for a while cant win a hand never mind a tournament and on Full Tilt the downswing continues, another $500 disappeared in to the ether, volume been very low only played about 22 games, I managed 1 final table in which I lost the flip with Ak v 10 10, winning $60, obviously need to finish in top 2/3 for any decent cash.

Boro game this afternoon, freebie and a chance to catch up with some mates who I don"t see much off now I don"t go to the games as often as I used to, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 02, 2013, 02:00:32 AM
Good start to September, 3 way chop at the G for £235, so free rolling the next few tourneys, got a phone call from home just before the break so had to make a quick dash home, sorted that little problem out and got back in the middle of the 200/400 level, I had 17k so a playable stack,  never got anything going before I 3 bet QJ on the button which was flat called by the big blind, and value was announced by the limpers and we went 4 way to the flop.

Flop was QA3 rainbow I lead after it was checked to me and was flatted in the big blind, the others got out of the way, I have pretty much give up on the hand now as the big blind is fairly standard and an ace is definitely in his flatting range, turn was a 9, check check, river was a jack which gave me 2 pair so was now pretty confident I was ahead, he lead out for 2k5, I jammed for another 8, if he has K 10 then good luck to him, he tanks for a while and he says set as if asking me if I had a set, but apparently he had a set of threes and he folded them, couldn"t believe he folded tbh, obviously put me on k 10 or a bigger set, got away with that one, phew.

Get to final table, with about 15 bigs and get a double up after Dave had 3 bet serial limper with A 10, I woke up with JJ, on the button and he is priced in to call, I avoid the ace and get a playable stack.

Dave goes out before the cash, his QQ no match for the KQ, which had limp called and hit KK on the flop, horrible spot but I got revenge for Dave in the following manner.

We are 4 handed and the short stack cheekily asks for a deal, the big stack refuses as he has loads, this is the guy who has just knocked out Dave.

The big stack loses the next 2 hands one to me and one to another guy and he has now become the short stack, he now asks for the deal, no chance.

The former big stack limps at 4000/8000 with about 20k behind, I am in big blind with 83 off, flop comes 993, 2 clubs, he jams and I call, thinking he was going to jam any flop, I have hit, chances are he hasn"t and I had enough chips to call, he turns over AA, regular readers will know I have been consistently running into AA and KK and I started to have a little strop bemoaning my luck at running into AA again at a final table, however mid stream during the rant the river was a 3, I sheepishly said unlucky to the guy who went off to collect his £70, a few hands later we dealt for £225 each, and all in for the extra £10 and the card guard, which I scooped.

Dave and I swop 10% in any game we play down there so popped to the cash table and dropped him £25, which almost covered one buy in. If I had seen the guy who folded the set I think I would of give him £10 for the opportunity to make the cash.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 03, 2013, 03:58:55 AM
Decided to play the deepstack at the G tonight, done a chop 7 handed, everyone had work in a few hours, the chip leader had 30 bigs so he got  a bit extra, I had about 140k, but bb was 16k, so got £128 which is £128 more than I was going to get after I lost with A 10 v QJ which left me with 4 bigs at 5k/10k, luckily or unluckily I get AA on the button so I assume the big blind is going to call fairly wide as I should be pushing any 2, but no he folds showing me a King in the process.

There was a tense atmosphere at the table as someone had upset a female player earlier in the tournament accusing her of cheating (she didn"t, wasn"t and wouldn"t).

We all sat at the ft start and someone suggested £110 each and tbh I would of accepted it, meant I would be home at 1am rather than 3, the guy refused the deal which was not the problem, he said he would refuse any deal as long as She ( the accused cheat) was at the table, the  husband was also at the table and although it didn"t kick off, it could of got a bit nasty as verbals were flying, Security was called and a doorman supervised the proceedings. Incidentally the guy did apologise to the lady concerned but this guy just does himself no favours at all and tends to wind everyone up for some reason.

the guy in question was now a target at the table but he was hanging on, eventually he lost most of hist stack and had 25k left which he shoved into my big at 6k/12k, I didn"t look at my cards and just called blind, and was live with 10 6, v A3, the flop brought a 3 but I turned a 6 so I knocked out the table bad guy, it wasn"t a spite call to get him knocked out, it was a have to call any 2 cards spot, he got unlucky and won nothing, if he had agreed earlier we could of all gone home 2 hours earlier and be only worse of by £18.

£2k gtee tonight so will attempt a hat trick of cashes, as for a 20k deepstack on a working night it might need rethinking, as most people were moaning about having to get up for work, then again they know this at the beginning and should factor in finishing times in their decision to play.

Won a $100 on tilt as well today so might get a few mtts going during the day.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on September 03, 2013, 06:27:29 AM

I turned a 6 so I knocked out the table bad guy


A certain amount of satisfaction no doubt... The game doesn"t need these type of people it spoils it for everyone else, I have no idea what motivates that sort of behaviour other than idiocy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on September 03, 2013, 08:18:20 AM
There was a tense atmosphere at the table as someone had upset a female player earlier in the tournament accusing her of cheating (she didn"t, wasn"t and wouldn"t).


What did he allege that she was doing ? Just curious.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 03, 2013, 09:53:47 AM
he had insisted she had said all in when he turned his cards over with the nuts but she had only said I only said call, I was sat next to her and I didn"t hear her say all in, the dealer and no one else heard her, I was surprised it kicked off tbh.

The lady in question started off playing 2 years ago when the G first opened as a beginner, and her game has got better (a much better player than the guy involved), she is as honest as the day is long and there is no way she would of lied, or tried an angle as its just not her.

He called her a cheat a few times after that and she was getting visibly upset and the table had to get him to calm down as it was out of order.

There were still 20 plus players in at this point so it was nowhere near the cash and although it would have given his stack a small boost, the stack wasn"t worth arguing about or riling the other players to put a target on his back.

The target is actually pretty much there anyway as he has a tendency to wind people up, whether this is done deliberately to get people to spew off to him I don"t know, if it is it seems a tough way to earn a bit of money at the poker table.

I think him and Dave got heads up once and Dave agreed to a chop just so he didn"t have to listen to the drivel the guy spouted, as an aside I quite like him at the table because he is easy to get chips from, give me a table full of bad players every day please.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 04, 2013, 00:27:28 AM
Hit the post tonight in my hat trick attempt finished 13th, actually didn"t hit the post blasted it wide.

The first 3 levels indicated how it was going to go, had QQ three times and had to fold to post flop action on akx boards,  get it all in with 44 v KK on a k4x flop, and QQ losing to J9, j high flop and villain rivered trips.

I finally jammed 88 into Daves JJ, for 14 bigs, at least he got my chips and hopefully he can go on and win the thing, and I might get a bit back.

No doubt I will have given people bad beats over the last 3 games so it goes with the territory.

A few days away from live poker me thinks, may try a sat for the £300 at Dtd and possibly play the £100 game at G on Saturday, there could be a decent overlay this month as there are a couple of big events in Newcastle which I know has taken a few of the locals away and not many will travel from Newcastle.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on September 04, 2013, 14:36:07 PM
he had insisted she had said all in when he turned his cards over with the nuts but she had only said I only said call, I was sat next to her and I didn"t hear her say all in, the dealer and no one else heard her, I was surprised it kicked off tbh.


Thanks for the explanation Brian. If there"s quite a bit of background noise it"s surprising how alike "fold", "call" or "all in" can sound to each other - depending on the player"s accent, if they"ve had a drink and of course what you want to hear  :) I"ve asked players to repeat themselves before turning my cards over on quite a few occasions just to be sure.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 08, 2013, 19:01:09 PM
Ok just a small update to finish the week off, played everyday this week apart from Wednesday, too much tbh, need to limit the games I play, Monday is definite no no, 20k start on a Monday night is just too many chips.

Thursday was a forum at the local Gala which I attended but didn"t amount to much tbh, same establishment which has not had a running clock and update screen for 6 weeks, ( being fixed apparently), pretty useless really, they could actually download a piece of free software just for basic functions but no one has had the foresight to do this.

Apparently there may be a takeover in the offing so this meeting was probably a complete waste of time as I can"t see much changing in the interim.

We played  a small sng afterwards just to pass the time,  finished 3rd for a £10 profit.

Friday played the £40 fo at Gala, 13 left get it in Ak v QQ, classic race I hear the commentators say, door card a king, middle card a Queen, shook hands with villain, who has knocked me out of my last 3 tourneys there and went home.

Saturday sees the return of the monthly £100er at the G and was a chance of a decent overlay (£1300 I think in the end).

Table draw not ideal, one of the better more aggro players to my right, and a guy who has just come back from a day 2 finish in Ept Barcelona and apparently crushed the cash games over there as well 2 to my left.

The rest were average and wanted to limp and see flops, never seen anyone fold to a 3 bet early doors.

Limped along in a few pots in position but didn"t mash flops and didn"t get going, only significant hand I played raise AK utg,  get 3 bet by good player on Button, unknown Geordie who has hit everything tanks for ages and eventually flats indicating to dealer he thinks he has dealt a monster hand, the pot is now 4k, I decide to 4 bet and get flatted in 2 spots, Geordie guy saying I don"t think you would go mad with AK this early as its only Ace high, ( yawn), pretty sure AA and KK not out there as I would of been 5 bet, thought I would just apply a bit more pressure, maybe a bit loose but I was deep enough to ask the question, the decent player is probably putting me on 3 hands here but again he has enough chips to set mine, we do have a little bit of history and I thought he might fold 10 10 even JJ as my 4 betting range is pretty limited to AA and KK this early, the other guy just about knows what day it is so his range is anything as I have seen by his previous showdowns.

Flop 8 high, can"t really rep this board as I am sure I am against 10 10, JJ , QQ, poss AQ but doubt that, also any small pair which has hit a set, all the chips go in and it"s 10 10 v QQ, I get out of the way, I still have 14k would of been a tad spewy to commit all my chips,of course the Ace hits the turn why wouldn"t it, can understand why he flatted with QQ as he was sure to fold on a king or Ace high flop, wish he had 5 bet so I could of jammed and seen all 5 cards, oh well never to worry.

Geordie said he put me on Kk or AA or AK, really !!!, explains why he called the all in from the guy with 10 10, obviously hoping I had AK, fortunately for him he was right.

Get a 14 big shove through with 33, then chip up nicely to 25bigs when  5 limpers at 300/600 I just jam with Ak, all fold, then get AA in big blind, Geordie min raises, I flat, flop is 3 diamonds, all goes in he has JJ with the jack of diamonds, I am informed 3 diamonds have been folded pre flop so in reasonable shape, turn safe then I hit trips, the Ace of feckin diamonds, sigh, shake hands head for home bemoaning my luck, stupid game.

Go on full tilt and proceed to lose with AA < 88, AA < KK, counterfeited with 99 v Ak and lose a few standard spots, I win a big pot with AA v QQ, 1 in 4 the aces win right so statistically correct, yeah I know, 50p in the tin.  ;)

In contact with Dave throughout the day who was playing the £300 at Nottingham, we had a 10% swop of each other, I informed him of my demise but as you might know he cashed so was freerolling yesterday"s game, incidentally he chopped Tuesdays game as well, so got 10% of that so got half my buy in back, glad he got my chips in that one JJ v 88, see post above for that one.

I am a bit live pokered out this week so I have promised Susan I won"t be playing till next Friday, with the proviso that if there is a big overlay onTuesday at the G, possible because Gala have a similar game with a similar Gtee I may late reg that one, will see what happens there then.

Overall been a good week live around £250 profit, which although ain"t going to change the world it all helps.

Also got a couple of percentages of someone in Wcoop, and someone in a few live events throughout the country, he got a cash at Nottingham so that"s a good start.

I know I said small update at the beginning but if you are still hear thanks for reading, I tend to go on a bit in these ramblings. Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 14, 2013, 03:53:54 AM
Tuesdays 30/30 at G provided an overlay of about £900 it got  mid 20 runners I think, Gala had a bigger overlay at there £60 Tuesday game, it was about £1200 I think, so plenty of Value around for locals.

I decided on the G and was in ok shape at the break with about 15k , even though QQ had been busted twice, had this hand at least 5x over there in my last 2 tourneys and it has never held up, another one for the fold pre pile.

Speaking of which I get QQ in big blind, which I 3 bet 2 limpers, flop comes down all clubs 10 high, I have the Q clubs, it all goes in, up against KK, no bink of either the Q or a club and I am gone, would love to give the villain credit as he played them perfectly to trap me but I won"t, even if he 4 bet me I would be happy to get QQ in against him on most occasions, wished Dave good luck and made my way home.

Decided to cash out some money on Tilt details can be seen on my staking thread, few problems with a credit card company, managed to get half the interest back and I have paid it off in full now so they can do one, won"t be using them again.

Been on a pretty big downswing on Full tilt but I am still in profit even after the cash out, hopefully will get a bit of run good before December to get a bit more in the Kitty.

Stars this year has been pretty poor, again I Started with $1k, $500 from me and the rest made up from my mates and brother who don"t play that much was just a punt for them, played a few games on Stars this week and finished 9th in a $5 quad for $75 and just finished 7th  for $185 in a $55 $4k gteed, but I am down about $600 for the year which in the great scheme of things I can live with,  as you may notice I don"t practice good bankroll management if I fancy a game I will just play it, at least I am getting to the business end and in with a shout, as in all tourneys the big money is the top 3 that"s where we need to be, missed a spot or two when I could have had decent equity but I just nitted it up too much, ended up shoving 14 bigs with 22, the big blind had 10 10 which held.

Played the Gala £40 tonight as well but ran AQ into KK for 15 bigs, all standard stuff, hit one of my cards but not the right one, perhaps I should fold but it had limped round to small blind who 3 bet, there was already 3k in the pot, I had AQ in big blind but I should remember that not many people squeeze light in that spot, although it is a good spot to do it in, it is usually with a made hands,  there may be one or two people who will squeeze light but usually they have nutted hands as was the case.

Next game probably Sunday at the G, I quite like this game, it starts early so usually finishes earlyish even if you manage a cash, it"s a bit if fun on a Sunday, try not to take it too seriously, I even play KK, if I am lucky enough to receive them, that"s your lot for this week, run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 18, 2013, 03:03:35 AM
Semi decent day Yesterday made my 3rd Final table on Stars in a week, this time in a £33 £4k gtee, finished 6th for just under $500, so still down for the year on Stars but its nice to run deep and final table a few, it helps with confidence, ran AQ into Ak in a standard shove spot.

Volume still low on both sites and just play as and when I feel like it, it was beginning to feel like a chore and was just playing for the sake of playing, I want to get back to actually wanting to play rather than forcing it.

After busting the Stars game popped to the G, for the £2k gtee 30/30 which got 42 runners so prize pool was £2k3.

Lost a 70/30 with A5 v 77 just before final table,  was a 8 big shove into my big blind and think I had to call, this left me with 15 bigs at the final table, everyone agreed to £60 min for final tabalists which meant we got our cash back as a shortie was ok with it.

Bubble bursts and i am guaranteed £140, get 10 bigs in Aj v A8, chop it, 5 on the river gave us both the straight, sigh.

Eventually shove A2 and run into AA.

Gala have a £150 £2k5 gtee on Saturday, may play if the son comes home and is able to sit with Susan, that will be a last minute decision.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on September 18, 2013, 07:41:45 AM

it was beginning to feel like a chore and was just playing for the sake of playing, I want to get back to actually wanting to play rather than forcing it.

That is always the best reason


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 18, 2013, 18:58:11 PM
Might of stumbled upon something here, yesterday"s little bink occurred whilst cooking a Thai Fish curry so started the same game today and in between ventured into the kitchen to prepare a BBQ chicken, wedges, corn on the cob, duly cashed in 15th for $120, ran 99 into AA, can"t moan too much as my 99 beat KK earlier, embrace the variance.

Did a proper check up on the Stars account today and I thought I was down, however when I fully checked details was actually busto on the stake with my mates down $1055 after yesterday"s win,so I am now back on my own on Stars, if I had binked yesterdays game would of carried it on and paid everyone out but the stats don"t lie so that one is dead in the water with the proviso if I do bink anything before the end of the year will see them ok, meal out party or something, it was a bit of a fun sweat dreamt up before Christmas last year, would of been nice to have showed a profit but poker can be harsh.

I do play quite a lot on the I pad and these games don"t get added to my hem so my stats on there are misleading.

However with today"s win and a few sngs and a bit of John in his stake I have $500 left on Stars which was my initial deposit, so will try and spin that up with a few timely wins hopefully.

Application in for Masterchef, as long as I can grind a few mtts on the I pad, I will give it a go, ...... Or not.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 20, 2013, 18:21:43 PM
Busy poker weekend ahead so in preparation watched a few of the latest episodes of the Wsop, one hand me laugh, young guy raises QQ, standard, gets 3 bet by AQ diamonds, Queens 4 bets and is flatted by the AQ, flop comes low with 2 diamonds, all the chips go in and the flush gets there, nothing remarkable in that hand all standard stuff, what made me laugh was his leaving remark, "it"s so sick because I made the perfect range play as well"  or in the real world, "feck, got it in good pre, lost a flip post".

This weekend I shall be merging, balancing, polarising ranges at the Gala and the G, Fridays  £40 freeze out, Saturdays £2k5 gtee £150, and Sundays Funday 15/15, bring it on.

If I don"t post by Monday you know it didn"t go well, and my perfect range plays will have been donked out on by the locals.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on September 20, 2013, 18:51:40 PM
I think the Fossil should win both and spend the winnings on coming to Vegas in November and making a new blog title :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 21, 2013, 11:46:33 AM
finished 5th last night in my triple header weekend, was worth £145, so effectively freerolling today"s £150.

Nothing remarkable about last nights game, but it was nice for a change when I 3 bet limpers actually got decent equity on flops so made c betting a bit easier, also nice when I hit the nuts on the river and get paid off.

Made a bad fold when I hit Trip aces with A2 on a straightening, flushing board, guy jammed 35k into 15k pot, I still had 30 bigs so decided to swerve it, he showed 77, nice play sir, he actually went on to chop it after I got knocked out.

I got lucky when I got 14k in the middle v Betty"s limp, I had A4, she had A10 which she duly called with but the 4 on the flop was good, but the up and down straight, straight flush and nut flush draw failed to materialise for her, how I faded that one I will never know, Betty is a legend up here and by the river she usually has 2 pair minimum, nice to hold in that one.

A4, is right at the bottom of my re shove range, but against Betty it can be the nuts and was prepared for a 55/45 so I could chip up, like I said got lucky will take it.

I made a shove from utg with AK which was for about 30k which was 14 bigs and a few players were surprised with the shove and asked Why I had shoved all in, I just thought it was so standard there was actually no thought process involved, I said its only 14 bigs and was told not to throw statistics around, lol, I sometimes forget most of the locals like to see flops even when the blinds are big.

My exit hand was pretty  standard shoved 8 bigs A5, get called by AQ which holds, missed a pay jump in the previous hand when other shortie jams A2 into AQ and a 2 ball hit the flop, that cost me £80, meh.

Hopefully can go a bit better today in the £150 and get a decent score instead of all these small cashes, bit whatever happens love live poker.

If I can bink anything Stu Vegas is definitely in my thoughts, and maybe the title could do with an update, we will see.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 21, 2013, 22:08:47 PM
Out of the £150 jj into qq, got 50 bigs in the big 55, very early days though, I will accept this as a substitute.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on September 21, 2013, 23:27:12 PM

Out of the £150 jj into qq, got 50 bigs in the big 55, very early days though, I will accept this as a substitute.

Yes do a win - come to Vegas. That is my advice for people in general this weekend it seems.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 21, 2013, 23:33:42 PM
Min cash big 55, KK loses to AQ, then A 10 into QQ, then the rest AJ into QQ, yawn they just have it every time.

Again got lucky once pre cash, when I rivered 2 pair so was effectively freerolling, keep at it.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 23, 2013, 01:58:09 AM
Just got back from my triple header poker weekend at the G managed to get a chop 4 ways £200 each which I was well happy with as the following will explain.

Get to the final table with around 15 bigs, literally been card dead since the start and only managed to keep alive with a few well timed shoves over limpers.

My first 3 hands on the Ft are Ak twice and Kings which I didnt get any action from as the 2 limpers folded to reraises.

We are now 6 handed and a bubble payment is refused so we play on, I thought I had already cashed, apparently only 5 paid, need to go to specsavers.

Get QQ , I raise, get reraised all in, I call QQ v AQ, happy days, flop k j 10, marvellous, the chips are counted and I am left with 9k at blinds 6k/3k and I am in big blind next.

Utg raises I don"t bother looking and call blind villain turns over 77, I have found JJ, in the big blind, which holds, yippee I have 6 bigs, next hand I see a jack in the small blind, it"s folded round to me and I shove and gets through, up to 10 bigs now.

Next hand folds to me on the button I get Q8, all in, get snapped in the bb, by the guy who had cracked the queens, he tables 77, door card a queen, back to 26 bigs and can now raise fold at least once but I am no longer desperate.

5 left now we agree all to take £100, and play for the rest, We lose one more player so are 4 handed, then a mad hand, shortie all in q10, called by q9, and big blind who is priced in has q7, flop Q high, there was no action as the 2 players covering the all in guy check it down so the shortie trebles up, blinds are now 12k/6k, we do a quick count and we are all fairly level so we agree to a 4 way chop.

Would of preferred the luck in the bigger tournament but a decent enough run in the 3 games, Tuesdays 30/30 next on the agenda.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 25, 2013, 10:10:53 AM
Made the Final table of the 30/30 last night at the g.

Unfortunately busted 8th for no cash, pretty standard exit hand AK v QQ which if I failed to connect with, actually turned into a freeroll as another well known member managed to chop it 3 ways, we swop a bit in each tournament so he saved my bacon, well played Dave. He got rather fortunate in one hand but we all need a bit of luck and I was rooting for the 9 or 7 to bink so his k9 would beat Ak, the 7 duly arrived to give him an unlikely straight.

Apparently a new 2 monthly league starts at the weekend in which all results from every game count as I only play 2 nights a week might not make a dent but we will see, 3/3 final tables since last week plus one at Gala been running ok.

Was hoping to miss the start of the game as I was deep on a $26 mtt on Tilt, alas QQ not good enough against The buttons KK for a final table spot and chip lead, finished 18th or so.

Had some monster hands yesterday, first hand of a $33 mtt on stars, rivered a house but was already dead villain had quads, yuk, and last night live, rivered a full house, the smaller one but the 9 which gave me a house gave the villain a straight flush, the 9 saved me from losing the lot as I just called villains value bet, a 9 was definitely in his range, plus it was one of those nights for him were every pot he was in he just smashed, he was part of the chop at the end, if there was betting in play I would of had £10 on him to win it at 9pm.

Next game probably Galas £40 on Friday, May play at least 1 Grand Prix game on Dtd, my usual problem exits in the fact if I do make a Day 2, getting Susan looked after for a full day is problematic but it"s worth at least one go, even for the min cash of £250.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 27, 2013, 03:48:41 AM
More bubbles than a bar of aero at the minute made my 4th consecutive final table at the G tonight in the £10 rebuy, was only in for £20 so no biggie finished 8th, actually 2 of the cash but near enough, got to the final table in ok shape but a baby flush being beaten by it"s slightly older brother seen my stack diminish, called blind with 96 in the big blind to 5 big shove, had 2 live cards, but despite picking up a middle pin draw on the flop the villains hand held Q high good, my final 3 blinds went in with j7 but again didn"t improve versus a king high hand.

Also went out in 37th place, 36 paid in a $26 on tilt, ran JJ sb into big blinds KK, could of actually folded but the payouts  at the bottom of these things are not worth bothering about, was healthy before the bubble but I lost 3 hands v short stacks before the bubble burst, was ahead in 2 of them but got outdrawn, and ran into AA in the other, still continuing to run poorly on Tilt although I have got deepish in a few in the last week but not getting the rub of the green at the business end of the game, tournament poker can be pretty brutal.

The mtts at the G usually attract between 25/45 players and are effectively sngs and my general game is Tag early, which usually serves me well, I do open up mid game, as this is when a lot of the others tighten up ( there are one or two exceptions so I try to avoid them) i do find it difficult to accumulate chips mid game as people assume I am raising with a fairly tight range, so I know if people play back at me they are usually with solid holdings so unless I pick up decent equity I have to tread carefully, these things are 20 minute blind levels after the break so you have to get a bit creative.

I was also called crazy tonight, which is not a word which often describes my poker playing skills, he pushed with 33 (8 bigs) , I isolated on the button with KQ suited, and we have totally standard flip at this stage, I picked up a flush draw on the flop so I am now a slight favourite, I river the Queen, and say unlucky to the villain who says "you make some crazy calls", and off he pops.

Galas £40 freeze out tonight, let"s try and get a stack and actually win one of these things, run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on September 27, 2013, 11:11:45 AM

I was also called crazy tonight, which is not a word which often describes my poker playing skills, he pushed with 33 (8 bigs) , I isolated on the button with KQ suited, and we have totally standard flip at this stage, I picked up a flush draw on the flop so I am now a slight favourite, I river the Queen, and say unlucky to the villain who says "you make some crazy calls", and off he pops.


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 28, 2013, 23:51:40 PM
Played Galas £40er on Friday but didn"t make an impact, we lost the dealer to the cash game so I volunteered and dealt for an hour, quite enjoy dealing once in a while.

Enjoyed the first table, one guy was giving it verbals, nothing nasty was quite fun listening to him, and he actually managed to triple up because of his speech play, got a few players to spew off to him, don"t think I can add this to my game it just wouldn"t suit, although I do engage with the other players a lot more than I used to.
One thing I did disagree to was his giving advice to help other players, lets not tap the tank, tbh they wouldn"t act on any advice given.

He had just apparently qualified for the Ept in London and was telling me his total buy ins last year was £150k, he may be exaggerating but I have no reason to disbelieve him, must be odd going from £5k buy ins to the old £40er at Gala.

Made the break with 12k but didn"t improve on this, we were down to 2 tables, and I called the shorties shoves with marginal hands, raggy aces etc, was ahead in all 3 encounters but by the river was second best, wanted to get chips rather than just creep to a final table in need of help.

I finally had a win on Full Tilt on Friday as well, you may have seen on the staking thread, $1k3 from a $26 mtt, it"s odd when you get to a Final table on Tilt, the chat box starts to get busy, not from the other players the cyber beggars appear, people wishing you well and saying they have been following you and hope you win  and could you spare a few $$$.

Susan and I were supposed to be going out on Friday but as I got deeper I managed to get her to change her mind about going out and our trip to the coast was postponed.

We got to 3 handed and the discuss deal box was ticked by the other 2 players, I had about 100 bigs compared to the 15 and 20 of the other 2 so chose to ignore it, diff was about $500 for second place but I wanted to win it outright which I did finally with j9 v k 10, JJ on the turn and river, was nice to have the best hands hold on a Final table for a change, apart from the last one of course, we all need that little bit of luck.

When I got back from Gala I couldn"t sleep so later regged the $10 rebuy $3k gtee which I managed to final table, finished 7th for $131, AK < JJ in a standard spot, but was a bit more annoying because of the limpers had made it a 100k pot and would of been for chip lead, oh well, can"t win em all.

Been a few posts this month, I think I keep it pretty balanced and inform both wins and losses, hope it doesn"t come across as a sing when I am winning blog, I would like to put a bit more stuff in but tbh there is not a lot worth writing about and it"s a blog about poker so unless anything major happens keep it poker related.

The league at the G starts on Monday and all comps are getting a guarentee whether this is enough to get me to play more I am not sure, if you play the full schedule it would incur a total buy in of about £200 per week if you took add ons, rebuys etc, Do I really want to, and could I afford to pay £200 a week to play poker, I don"t think so, the only game with a decent first prize is the Tuesday game, happy with my current schedule of Sunday, Tuesday and if I have won anything the Friday game, rambled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 30, 2013, 01:10:25 AM
The G continues to astound me with the standard of play, almost called the td over to check for possible chip dumping, final table (that makes it 5/5), alas another near miss, really need to close these things out got £20 back finishing 7th ran into Ak with 84 suited got a flush but villain rivered a full house.

Button raises, bb flats, flop K high, bb donks 15k, dealer jams for 18k, bb mucks instantly, this looks like an obvious chip dump, if these were 2 randoms I would of definitely got the td over but they are regs and I am certain they aren"t in collusion as I have never seen them together or even speak to each other, I just think the player in the big blind is so bad he never even realised, all he had to do was ask for a count and he would of had to call.

Before play I had decided that any hand I was involved in I had to raise or reraise and it worked out in the main, I tilted one guy who had limped utg with K 10, it got the obligatory 4 limpers and I get AJ in the big blind, which I 3 bet with, he insta jams moaning about being raised all the time, I called it  off, the King hit the flop but I turned an Ace, so won a few chips of him.

Crucial hand on the ft I had around 30 bigs, utg min raises I 3 bet 99 from the cut off, he insta jams, not happy really here and I dwell fold, Ak would be the best I could hope to be against, but more than likely JJ+, AK.

Happy with the fold,but the better spot never materialised and as said finished 7th.

Last ever Breaking Bad in the morning, if you haven"t watched it, and have Netflix it"s all on there so no need to buy the box sets, even if you just take the one months free trial it"s worth it for that alone, get it watched, think it"s my favourite ever TV show, just pipping The Sopranos.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 01, 2013, 01:27:58 AM
Binked a seat to Dtds £300 at the weekend, decision now live or online, preference would be live, anyone fancy looking after the missus, she doesn"t bite.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 02, 2013, 00:06:15 AM
Run of final tables came to abrupt halt tonight, although I did get rather unlucky, 3 bet k 10, flatted by 88 on button, flop 10 high, I lead out he repops, I flat, turn 10 which gives me trips and second nut flush draw, I lead out 8k, he flats leaving himself 6k behind 8 on the river, obviously all goes in, sigh, oh well that"s poker, the rest goes in kq v aq which I lose.

Decided to play the live leg at Nottingham on Friday evening, although the online leg makes more sense prefer the live game, if I make day 2 got 24 hours to get Susan sorted, be good to start a run of final tables on Sunday, one time.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 05, 2013, 05:28:42 AM
Dtd £300 trip report, early doors nothing playable, I am willing to play suited connectors in multi way pots early, but unsuited 6, 7 gapers not that profitable unless you smash the flop, didn"t play them so would of just bled chips away.

Get JJ in the small blind utg has raised to 800 blinds 100/200, 2 callers, all with a propensity not of fold I choose to call, flop 10 high, 2 hearts, check to raiser who bets 1200 folds to me I re raise to 4k, he then reraises me to 10k, I sigh fold, he may have the flush draw but, he had AA with the A hearts, dodged one there then.

Utg raises to 800, 2 flats again, I have Ak suited, I repop it to 2200, utg ships for 8k, flatters fold, with the dead money in the pot getting 1.5 to 1, I call we are racing v QQ , which I lose.

Bit stuck now I have 20 bigs so need to be careful, 3 limpers, I look down at KK, may as well shove, it looks weak, never folding so make em pay, they didn"t.

Call an utg raise with 88, flop Kk6, villain leads out, I 3 bet to 2.2k, he flats, turn 3, check check, river K, he checks hoping I bet my house, but I check back, he has AK for quads, I run too good, could easily of had a higher pair than 8s, but lost the minimum.

I win a few chips with a turned straight after raising limper with KQ, he hits the bottom end and puts me in on the river, there is a flush out there but I am in too deep, hand is good.

Now the blinds are up I start to open more pots in position and get a few light steals through, I am 3 bet once or twice but I just let go of my hand because they were pretty weak to 3 bets.

I 3 bet utg limper with Aj, he has never folded to a 3 bet but some of his holdings have been pretty poor, unfortunately I have bet out of turn as guy on right has decided to put his head on the table and have his cards covered, apparently he does this when he has a decision to make.

In short I win a decent pot and I am up to 58k with blinds at 400/800, I do get sent to the naughty corner and get a one round penalty, which seemed to last forever, not much damage done to stack but Obviously missed a few hands , oh well live and learn, just move on.

Unfortunately it"s all downhill from here, utg limps at 400/800, I 3 bet AK, from cut off to 2200, bb calls as does original limper flop Ace high, checks to me, I lead out, bb folds, limp caller calls 5k leaving 10 behind, he Checks again, I put him all in and he says **** it I know i am behind and calls with A10, 10 on the river and I lose an 18k pot, standard.

Lose a few when I defended bb with 45 suited, flop an up and down draw, don"t get there so am down to 35k at 500/1000.

Table move , I defend with k10 diamonds to a utg min raise, flop k74 rainbow, I check, he bets out, I call, trying to control the pot, blank turn, check check, river is a 10, happy to see that, I put out a small value bet of 3k5, which he insta min raises, in my experience this is 2 pair minimum, if he has 2 pair I am in front because of the board, I just call in case he has 77, 44, yup he has 77, perhaps I should go broke here but still have a shoveable stack, hence only calling his min river bet, nh sir move on.

Easy game now get 2 shoves through, in decent spots, then get Ak, I make the mistake of betting 7k, picked up a 5k instead of a 500, get shoved on, was never folding was raising to induce any way, cards on their backs QQ v Ak, win a race ?, nope, never felt it was going to happen.

All in all was pleased with the way I played, I identified the players I wanted to be involved with and this proved profitable as these were the ones who I got the chips from, the other hands were all pretty standard situations, where I needed to get lucky, it wasn"t to be, I got in via a £50 sat at the first attempt so was cheap enough.

Have decided to go to Vegas in November, it does depend upon getting Susan into the care home for the allotted dates, this should be verified by Tuesday, then need to get Passport renewed, will probably have to fast track it, bit more expensive but as long as it"s done before The start of November should be ok, will confirm this as and when.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on October 05, 2013, 12:50:14 PM

Dtd £300 trip report, early doors nothing playable, I am willing to play suited connectors in multi way pots early, but unsuited 6, 7 gapers not that profitable unless you smash the flop, didn"t play them so would of just bled chips away.

Get JJ in the small blind utg has raised to 800 blinds 100/200, 2 callers, all with a propensity not of fold I choose to call, flop 10 high, 2 hearts, check to raiser who bets 1200 folds to me I re raise to 4k, he then reraises me to 10k, I sigh fold, he may have the flush draw but, he had AA with the A hearts, dodged one there then.

Utg raises to 800, 2 flats again, I have Ak suited, I repop it to 2200, utg ships for 8k, flatters fold, with the dead money in the pot getting 1.5 to 1, I call we are racing v QQ , which I lose.

Bit stuck now I have 20 bigs so need to be careful, 3 limpers, I look down at KK, may as well shove, it looks weak, never folding so make em pay, they didn"t.

Call an utg raise with 88, flop Kk6, villain leads out, I 3 bet to 2.2k, he flats, turn 3, check check, river K, he checks hoping I bet my house, but I check back, he has AK for quads, I run too good, could easily of had a higher pair than 8s, but lost the minimum.

I win a few chips with a turned straight after raising limper with KQ, he hits the bottom end and puts me in on the river, there is a flush out there but I am in too deep, hand is good.

Now the blinds are up I start to open more pots in position and get a few light steals through, I am 3 bet once or twice but I just let go of my hand because they were pretty weak to 3 bets.

I 3 bet utg limper with Aj, he has never folded to a 3 bet but some of his holdings have been pretty poor, unfortunately I have bet out of turn as guy on right has decided to put his head on the table and have his cards covered, apparently he does this when he has a decision to make.

In short I win a decent pot and I am up to 58k with blinds at 400/800, I do get sent to the naughty corner and get a one round penalty, which seemed to last forever, not much damage done to stack but Obviously missed a few hands , oh well live and learn, just move on.

Unfortunately it"s all downhill from here, utg limps at 400/800, I 3 bet AK, from cut off to 2200, bb calls as does original limper flop Ace high, checks to me, I lead out, bb folds, limp caller calls 5k leaving 10 behind, he Checks again, I put him all in and he says **** it I know i am behind and calls with A10, 10 on the river and I lose an 18k pot, standard.

Lose a few when I defended bb with 45 suited, flop an up and down draw, don"t get there so am down to 35k at 500/1000.

Table move , I defend with k10 diamonds to a utg min raise, flop k74 rainbow, I check, he bets out, I call, trying to control the pot, blank turn, check check, river is a 10, happy to see that, I put out a small value bet of 3k5, which he insta min raises, in my experience this is 2 pair minimum, if he has 2 pair I am in front because of the board, I just call in case he has 77, 44, yup he has 77, perhaps I should go broke here but still have a shoveable stack, hence only calling his min river bet, nh sir move on.

Easy game now get 2 shoves through, in decent spots, then get Ak, I make the mistake of betting 7k, picked up a 5k instead of a 500, get shoved on, was never folding was raising to induce any way, cards on their backs QQ v Ak, win a race ?, nope, never felt it was going to happen.

All in all was pleased with the way I played, I identified the players I wanted to be involved with and this proved profitable as these were the ones who I got the chips from, the other hands were all pretty standard situations, where I needed to get lucky, it wasn"t to be, I got in via a £50 sat at the first attempt so was cheap enough.

Have decided to go to Vegas in November, it does depend upon getting Susan into the care home for the allotted dates, this should be verified by Tuesday, then need to get Passport renewed, will probably have to fast track it, bit more expensive but as long as it"s done before The start of November should be ok, will confirm this as and when.



YES

Hope you get it sorted for Susan as this is obviously the priority but those Aria games are worth the trip and the Venitian has a festival too. Get it sorted mate would be great to see you there.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: KarmaDope on October 05, 2013, 17:09:16 PM
I like this.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 06, 2013, 22:04:07 PM
Slightly different Sunday to normal, woke up at 1pm, I know ridiculous but had a late one on Friday, and Saturday got up too early, ran 22 into KK in the Apat game but never got anything going in that so that fizzled into the abyss, meanwhile on Tilt finished 8/592 in a super stack for $148, last hand I min raised Russian who never folded with QJ , flop was Q6x, Russian had Q6, sigh, shove was the right move pre, 18 bigs, he might off called but was a mistake by me, make a note.

Popped to the shops for milk, tripped over a wall, dislocated a finger, off to casualty.

Arrived 2:15, place full to the brim, long day ahead, wedding ring had to be removed, first time in 28 years, mmmmm, cash for gold may make a profit today, only joking she would kill me.

X rays diagnosed as a dislocation, finger eventually numbed and was manipulated back into place with a nice loud click, 2cd x ray taken I have to return at 8 in the morning, it may need to be reset again have to leave overnight and see, half pot on the arm seems slightly excessive but they know best.

Missed the Gs 15/15, just looked on face book 54 runners and a £1k5 gtee this league they are running seems to have worked with attracting the players, as I have said before I have a set budget for poker and will be playing my usual games, if I make one or 2 final tables should be enough to make the freeroll.

If care home can take Susan in November then will fast track passport and get Vegas sorted, hoping this will be done and confirmed in the next 10 days.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on October 08, 2013, 23:10:24 PM


Enjoyed the first table, one guy was giving it verbals, nothing nasty was quite fun listening to him, and he actually managed to triple up because of his speech play, got a few players to spew off to him, don"t think I can add this to my game it just wouldn"t suit, although I do engage with the other players a lot more than I used to.
One thing I did disagree to was his giving advice to help other players, lets not tap the tank, tbh they wouldn"t act on any advice given.

He had just apparently qualified for the Ept in London and was telling me his total buy ins last year was £150k, he may be exaggerating but I have no reason to disbelieve him, must be odd going from £5k buy ins to the old £40er at Gala.




These guys tend to be complete tellboxes. Don"t read too much into his speech play, especially considering the general standard of player stacking off.

Anyone who plays a £40 and feels the need to tell you how much he spends on "other tourneys" whilst educating the table is clearly a fish with a big wallet.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 09, 2013, 03:12:47 AM
On the leader board at the G due to a final table appearance and a 6 way chop for  £330.

As a short stack I  was happy with the deal,  I had a stack which could do some damage, 18 bigs but happy to get home slightly earlier than we would off if we played on.

Started by losing my full stack in the 3rd hand, I 4 bet AA, flatted by JJ, flop 10 high, I bet , get called, can"t remember exact details, but villain ended up rivering a straight, standard at the minute, any draw gets there, 50p in the tin.

I get the extra chips and manage to get to 15k at the break which is playable.
Just before the final table see a flop of Jc 8c 4h, in the big blind with  9c7c, it has been limped round , I lead out and get jammed on for about 30k, same guy who had cracked Aces earlier, ah some revenge, I still have 25k left if I brick so I make the call, villain has QJ, no clubs brick, brick, sigh.

Final table reached and a few short stacks are lost, bubble agreed to be paid so was now a freeroll, shove 9d 10d from cut off for 10 bigs, bb calls with 55, manage to hit a flush, lose a few in a blind on blind clash then get another double with Ace high v some random hand v the person who was a massive chip leader at the start but had some how managed to fritter the lot away by trying to be clever and bluffing in spots which were pretty spewy.

I would of been pleased with just my cash back after the loss with the massive draw  just before the final table so was really pleased to pick up £330.

Think the home game is reconvening on Thursday, but i cannot make it as I have a prior engagement in Newcastle, off to see Stewart Lee, comedian.

Next poker is Friday at Gala and, or Gs £100 £5k gtee on Saturday. Hopefully find out if care home can take Susan today, booked appointment next week to get Passport if that comes off, will also get flight sorted, be disappointed if this doesn"t go ahead now, made a plan of mtts I want to play whilst over there, will update if and when, run good, be lucky stay healthy.

Little finger still a bit sore and in a splint but if you are going to injure anything I think the little finger on your left hand is the one I would choose, still a bit awkward when transferring Susan though, hey ho get on with it.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 10, 2013, 09:39:30 AM
Ok took the plunge and decided to do Vegas again, it"s been 2 years so why not.

I decided to finish the stake of on Full Tilt a month early and use the last cash out in a hunt for glory, go out with a bang rather than a whimper.

The mini ftops starts at the weekend and with the extra bit of cash left on Tilt may play a full schedule of that series, not a massive fan of massive field mtts as you need to run pretty to golden to win but got to be in it to win it.

We made 2 cash outs on tilt totalling $4545 including the initial stake of $1k, my share being $2225, which means this has paid virtually paid for the trip, plus we still have a chance of getting some more over there, I  will get Apats 1% ($45) over to them within the next 7 days.

Lost around $1k on Stars throughout the year again only $500 was mine so with one or two minor wins on other sites been a winning year so far, not enough to think I can make a living at it, it"s still a hobby which it will always be, as long as I can win a bit here and there for life"s little extras that will do me.

Just had a read back on the staking thread, the highest we got to was $5k8 butafter that peak we went on a big downswing and was down around $1k5 which did start to get to me, luckily I managed to bink one which helped reduce the swing.

Other than the mini ftops  if I fancy a game online may just play the odd bigger game on Stars then after Vegas and Christmas decide what I want to do next year.

The schedule for Vegas does look a bit poker heavy but it"s not set in stone and I will be getting involved in a few nights out, the last time I was in Vegas towards the end of the week I started to really feel tired and did become a bit pokered out, I won"t be playing for the sake of playing though but if I feel ok will try and get it done.

Last time I booked Vegas I booked early so it seemed like a long wait but this time it"s just around the corner, got an appointment in Durham on Tuesday for a fast track passport, then get dollars and esta sorted and sort out out rail trip and hotel to Gatwick, looking forward to this trip now, can"t wait.

Still got a few weeks at the G before I go to boost spending fund as well. Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on October 10, 2013, 09:49:29 AM
You got ya seat booked? We have a 10 hour Pai Gow session to play !!!!!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 12, 2013, 03:36:44 AM
Binked 2cd place at Gala tonight for £540, so with Tuesdays chop at the G of £330,this week has paid for the flights to Vegas, got to be happy with that, good timing.

No memorable hands or situations, just looked for good spots to steal and shove, made a dubious call from a short stack with a suited King to a min raise and a call was getting decent odds so decided to get try and get lucky which I did by hitting 2 pair, which got hero called by 44.

We got to 5 handed and jammed 12 bigs with k7 from the button, ran into AK, but a seven from heaven on the flop and turn gave me a double up and a move up the ladder.

Sevens were my hand tonight, I jam with 77 which holds v AJ on a KQQ flop, then the very next hand villain jams with QJ and I call with 77, a 7 on the flop but was sweating a gutshot on the river which didn"t materialise.

We done a chip count and I had a 3 to 1 deficit, the other guy offered me £540 to his £640, which was £120 more than 2cd place, I was happy to accept that as it was 2:50 am and the heads up could of gone on for a bit and I was tired.

G have their £5k guarantee later today and I suppose it would be rude not to partake especially with the last 2 cashes.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on October 12, 2013, 16:03:21 PM
WP Brian.. please keep some of the run good for Vegas though please :) x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 13, 2013, 07:56:19 AM
And for balance, can"t cash  them all, Finished 15th/58 in today"s £100 er, never really felt it was going to be my day, I did peak at around 60k late on bit it was a mirror image of last weeks tourney at Nottingham where, I lost 3 flips to seal my fate, 22 v j 10, Ak v 99 and QJ v 44 all standard spots except maybe the 22 I raised mid position, get reraised but 2 flatters later was getting daft implied odds( maybe reverse implied odds too) to hit, I didn"t and J 10 flopped 2 pair.

The table was ok all day so quite enjoyed the game but always a bit frustrating to sit for so long and just fizzle into nothingness but it"s the nature of the beast, tomorrow is the 15/15, at the minute 50/50 whether or not to play as Susan not feeling too good, make a decision on that tomorrow, enjoyed Stewart Lee on Thursday at Newcastle, worth going to see if he is in your neck of the woods.

Next Saturday sees the reunion of the first ever game of poker at my mates house, come a long way since sitting there with a card with the best hands on and having to look and check every street, good times.


WP Brian.. please keep some of the run good for Vegas though please :) x


Trying to time it to perfection.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 14, 2013, 01:47:34 AM
G was a bit feisty tonight, a faint whiff of testosterone and a whiff of Pot noodles, think it might be freshers week, a lot of student types in, this brought the average age down to around 23 instead of us doddery 50 plus people.

One of the students got Bettied after he flopped a a straight but as Betty does she gets there with a full house, this news was relayed across the room with loud yelps of wtf, standard G fare, ( news filtered through Betty hit a house but another female hit the quads on the river).

An ultra lag player was causing chaos on table 1 shoving and calling with any 2 and usually getting there against the regs, chaos ensued and one by one the regs sauntered off for a second buy in or get home for the X factor results.

I get moved to table 1, and subsequently gathered a few chips of the Laggy guy, i generally went in ahead and ran ok v his holdings, except when I flatted a suited Ace in the big blind, the board double paired after I had bet the turn and he called my bet on the river, he had AA pre, so I donated a few back to him.

I get to the final table, yes I know another one and one by one the massive chip leader proceeds to knock every one out, all his hands were genuine raising and calling hands and again he ran Golden, we got to 4 handed and he offered to take first prize and we three split the rest, I disagreed as there was one guy sat with 5 bigs so renegotiated it for an extra £100 for me and the other guy, the short stack had a moan and eventually, the chip leader agreed to give me and the other guy an extra £75, 2cd price was £325, the young lad in 2cd place wasn"t happy but all he had to do was put a red card in to scupper the deal but he didn"t.

At the cash desk the cashier handed him the slip to sign and he preceded to just scribble all over it for some bizarre reason, the cashier wasn"t too chuffed as she will get grief for that from head office.

I get paid out £275, and walk passed the young kid who was still moaning to his mates.

As said above if you are not happy with the deal put a red card in, no one is going to moan I was quite happy to play on especially against him as he was on my left and had already folded twice to my 6 big blind shove after I lost a big hand before becoming 4 handed.

Next up is the 30/30 on Tuesday there is a £20 deepstack today but will give that a miss and just stick to my usual schedule, got to have a bit if balance, may play online.

Been a good week , flights paid for, room paid for and tonight"s effort might of paid for a visit to the Rhinoceroses in Vegas,  :o :o

Apologies for these multi posts but my brother likes to hear about my poker exploits and he always checks this first thing before work, it saves a phone call and he doesn"t have to sound interested in my boring rendition of bad beats or good beats, a few minutes reading saves a lifetime of boring poker chat.

As an aside he qualified as a Radiographer 1 year ago after 20 years in the chemical industry, and he is off to London in November to collect an award as part of the team radiographer of the year, he definitely got the brains in our family really proud and chuffed for him, slightly of topic but hey oh he reads it and it"s easier writing it than telling him, soppy git I am.

As per, run good, be lucky stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on October 14, 2013, 03:33:31 AM
Nice one again  ;D


As an aside he qualified as a Radiographer 1 year ago after 20 years in the chemical industry, and he is off to London in November to collect an award as part of the team radiographer of the year, he definitely got the brains in our family really proud and chuffed for him,


Oh and well done to the Bro.......


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on October 14, 2013, 11:40:01 AM
Apologies for these multi posts but my brother likes to hear about my poker exploits and he always checks this first thing before work, it saves a phone call and he doesn"t have to sound interested in my boring rendition of bad beats or good beats, a few minutes reading saves a lifetime of boring poker chat.


Keep them coming, always a good read  ;)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on October 14, 2013, 11:41:42 AM
Good work Bri, reckon you will do well in Vegas win another trip to see the rhinoceroses


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on October 14, 2013, 12:43:48 PM

I get to the final table, yes I know another one


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXtj_SdJMzM[/youtube]

;D

Congrats to the brother as well Brian x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on October 14, 2013, 12:53:51 PM
Legend!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 16, 2013, 04:03:37 AM
G delivered again tonight in their 30/30, there was a small overlay of about £140 I think, cliffs on tourney:

Dave tried to bluff me early, but I am a fish and can"t fold top top, I was good, (will ship your 10% over today, apologies for not getting your full buy in back,what can you do).

AA actually held 3 way on a very dodgy board.

Folded JJ after, I 3 bet limpers, only to be shown JJ by villain who announced I hate jacks, his 3 bet virtually committed him, and it was to early for a flip so I swerved it.

Was down to 15 bigs on Ft bubble when Ak > A7 so reach ft healthy.

Actually get to heads up without a deal being done, we asked each other but we just said play on, only the second time that"s happened to me over there.

Hero called big river bet 3 handed with bottom pair, I was right, that doesn"t happen often usually I just wimp out, enjoyed that one.

Heads up lost a massive draw to reduce me to 13 bigs, last hand get it in good on the flop with 2cd pair, but villain made the call with his up and down straight draw and gets there.

Finished 2cd for £490, 1st prize was £640 happy with the result.

I think this result gets me in the top 5 of the leader board for the December Freeroll, so pretty confident of locking up a seat for that, hopefully with one of the big chip stacks, even though I am ok in playing a short stack, next on the agenda is Galas £40 game on Friday and back to the roots on Saturday, Beer, chillie and poker, with some mates.

Application in for passport, that should be here by next Wednesday, paid the extra just to guarantee delivery before Vegas.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on October 16, 2013, 08:11:30 AM

Legend!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 18, 2013, 00:30:22 AM
Thought i would try online tonight for a change, first game online for a week or so managed to finish 30/600 on tilt for $50, close but no cigar.
I had £20 left on Dtd so i put in the extra £5 and played a sat for the weekend 6 max, i managed to bink a seat but it went down hill from there.

Dave was playing so we swopped our usual 10% and we ended up on the same table for the first hour.
1st hour went from 30k to 20k, buth 2cd hour got up to 52k and in decent shape, then the trouble started no moaning here was happy with plays just got unlucky, all part and parcel.

3 BET AK from buttons min raise, he/she flatted q10, flop k 10 10, there is one shortie doubled up then.

i get moved to Leighs table who triple barrels on a Ace high flop, cant remember his holding but villains A3 was good, was a good attempt at winning the pot
but if Leigh had asked me first i would of told him not to attempt to bluff this guy as my stack found out in the first hour, calling station.

I hit a set of 9s v same guy who had flopped the straight,and even though i bet all 3 streets i had an inkling he had it but i had outs and the deck didnt work for me.
Actually enjoyed the 6 max format of the game for a change, might get back to sky and drop a few quid on there.

Currently railing Dave who has made day 2 with 66k which will be 30 bigs I would imagine, wp sir, bring it home.

All good fun tonight. Passport arrived today was supposed to be on a week service it arrived after 2 days glad I didn"t bother with the £128 same day service, insurance sorted, just need to get the dollars and Esta and I am sorted, happy days.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on October 18, 2013, 11:10:21 AM

Thought i would try online tonight for a change, first game online for a week or so managed to finish 30/600 on tilt for $50, close but no cigar.
I had £20 left on Dtd so i put in the extra £5 and played a sat for the weekend 6 max, i managed to bink a seat but it went down hill from there.

Dave was playing so we swopped our usual 10% and we ended up on the same table for the first hour.
1st hour went from 30k to 20k, buth 2cd hour got up to 52k and in decent shape, then the trouble started no moaning here was happy with plays just got unlucky, all part and parcel.

3 BET AK from buttons min raise, he/she flatted q10, flop k 10 10, there is one shortie doubled up then.

i get moved to Leighs table who triple barrels on a Ace high flop, cant remember his holding but villains A3 was good, was a good attempt at winning the pot
but if Leigh had asked me first i would of told him not to attempt to bluff this guy as my stack found out in the first hour, calling station.

I hit a set of 9s v same guy who had flopped the straight,and even though i bet all 3 streets i had an inkling he had it but i had outs and the deck didnt work for me.
Actually enjoyed the 6 max format of the game for a change, might get back to sky and drop a few quid on there.

Currently railing Dave who has made day 2 with 66k which will be 30 bigs I would imagine, wp sir, bring it home.

All good fun tonight. Passport arrived today was supposed to be on a week service it arrived after 2 days glad I didn"t bother with the £128 same day service, insurance sorted, just need to get the dollars and Esta and I am sorted, happy days.

Have you booked your seat on the flying aeroplane?

I am in 36G with Stu, Matt and Phil to my right. Seat next to me is free so may as well book that.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on October 18, 2013, 17:14:36 PM


Thought i would try online tonight for a change, first game online for a week or so managed to finish 30/600 on tilt for $50, close but no cigar.
I had £20 left on Dtd so i put in the extra £5 and played a sat for the weekend 6 max, i managed to bink a seat but it went down hill from there.

Dave was playing so we swopped our usual 10% and we ended up on the same table for the first hour.
1st hour went from 30k to 20k, buth 2cd hour got up to 52k and in decent shape, then the trouble started no moaning here was happy with plays just got unlucky, all part and parcel.

3 BET AK from buttons min raise, he/she flatted q10, flop k 10 10, there is one shortie doubled up then.

i get moved to Leighs table who triple barrels on a Ace high flop, cant remember his holding but villains A3 was good, was a good attempt at winning the pot
but if Leigh had asked me first i would of told him not to attempt to bluff this guy as my stack found out in the first hour, calling station.

I hit a set of 9s v same guy who had flopped the straight,and even though i bet all 3 streets i had an inkling he had it but i had outs and the deck didnt work for me.
Actually enjoyed the 6 max format of the game for a change, might get back to sky and drop a few quid on there.

Currently railing Dave who has made day 2 with 66k which will be 30 bigs I would imagine, wp sir, bring it home.

All good fun tonight. Passport arrived today was supposed to be on a week service it arrived after 2 days glad I didn"t bother with the £128 same day service, insurance sorted, just need to get the dollars and Esta and I am sorted, happy days.

Have you booked your seat on the flying aeroplane?

I am in 36G with Stu, Matt and Phil to my right. Seat next to me is free so may as well book that.


Having Rodders as a barrier between you and the Three Reprobates Musketeers sounds like a great spot!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 18, 2013, 18:03:14 PM
I am in 36G with Stu, Matt and Phil to my right. Seat next to me is free so may as well book that.


36f booked.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 21, 2013, 02:19:56 AM
Ok, run good come to a halt, Fridays game at Gala ended with me losing a flip Ak v 10 10, think I was slow rolled as as he had 3 bet my early position raise with a bet which pot committed him but he still agonised on calling with his 10 10, flop included a 10 and the turn gave me the ace as a little rub down, was all standard stuff, just wish the villain didn"t huff and puff for five minutes before sigh calling off, if you think your in front just get the chips in the middle, have to win the flips late on finished 15th I think.

Saturday was back to my roots playing turbo sngs with my brother and some mates, having a few beers and a very hot chillie was a fun night until at the the end a bit of an argument started over nothing, the atmosphere became a bit chilly, so the  final game was abandoned, we all get a text from the protagonist the following day apologising for his behaviour, that was always going to happen so it"s no biggie, no one going to fall out over it, too old and daft.  Alcohol probably had an involvement and an inadvertent comment regarding Middlesbrough Football Club from our host, mountain, mole hill comes to mind.

Poker wise I won a couple of games and a 3rd place gave me a free night out, paid for my beer and paid into G "s, 15/15 tonight which was a total non event for me, lost a flip at the end and was home by 8:45.

It"s still fun to watch people losing a 15k stack for £30, then another 15k for another £30 all before the middle of the second level, I can understand it if they were in situations which were coolers but they were just nothing hands which got way out of control, unfortunately I wasn"t one of the recipients of said chips, and even though I made the break with 22k, a few 3 bets which didn"t materialise into anything I was soon in shove or fold mode and lost with 33 v AQ, not winning the flips in the last few days.

Getting everything sorted for Vegas now Flight booked, Passport done, Esta done, rooms booked ( via Mathew), get $$$ this week and I will be ready for the off, no online play apart from the Dtd sat on Thursday and the subsequent online day 1 which I bricked as above.

Tempted to play on Sky and try and qualify for their grand final next weekend at Dtd but can feel a cold coming on so will just see how that pans out, run good be Lucky stay healthy.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 23, 2013, 02:57:04 AM
G tonight, had the pleasure of Stuart sat to my right for the first few levels, and was the usual fun table, not as manic as a Sunday but some odd plays and decisions, I benefitted with a raise from the cut off with Kings, bb defends with K4, flop contains a 4 so villain leads out, an easy raise from me, turn a brick, I lead out and get called with 4th pair for a nice double before the break.

My usual thing in these things is if I have below 15k before the break I will take the add on, I had 12k so I purchased the add on for a 20k stack after the break.

We get to  12 left and am looking for a spot when I get lucky with AJ v 1010, an ace on the river saved my bacon, I had the guy covered and his range is pretty wide there so was an easy call.

Guy sat to my right has indicated he is waiting to get to the final table for the extra league points and was an easy target on the ft bubble, he limps, most people shove over him and he folds, this gets annoying later.

Guy shoves 26k at 500/1000 with AJ, I have 99 in big blind (30k)and make the call, don"t like the jack on the flop, but the 9 on the river means another final table.

We get to 4 handed and the guy playing for the league points is still hanging on to his 4 big blind stack and wins every time he shoves, and for some reason always has AJ+.

He limps from utg at 3k/6k, i jam q9 suited, he is never calling but button finds 10 10 and it holds v my q9, original limper folded as expected, so I finished 4th for £200, which is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, 3rd would of been another £160 if the shortie had done the decent thing and lost one of his all ins, hey ho just got to get on with it.

Off for physio on my finger later today, basically seeing how far I can now bend it, still can"t make a fist with my left hand and my left handed world record juggling act is still suspended until further notice, may buy a fish today, tank has been set up 1 year now, although I have lost a few corals, only one fish has died on me, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on October 23, 2013, 08:46:14 AM
Well done last night mate, was an enjoyable night actually!!

My demise came when it folded to Mr any 2 Thomas on the hijack, who raised to 3.5 k with blinds at 500/1000/100 so I shoved for 22k with 88 and the bb woke up with QQ.

Sigh!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 23, 2013, 13:31:16 PM
Glad you enjoyed it, as you seen first hand with some of the decisions being made, it can be profitable playing there obviously suck outs and outdraws are going to occur, long term though it should be profitable just playing pretty solid and not getting involved in fancy play.

Martin reached the final table as well, but he finished 6th, a bubble was agreed so he got £100, he jammed with AK v 77, K on the flop but the 7 on the river was brutal for him, plenty of sets out tonight.

In other news almost passed out in the hospital today when my finger was being manipulated, what a wimp, I blame the heat it was roasting in there, still if you are going to pass out might as well do it in the hospital.

A gentle caress of the forehead by the young physio soon had me back in shape  ;D  ;D, actually a glass of water and sticking my head out of the window helped more.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 26, 2013, 02:29:06 AM
Made the final table at Gala tonight in the £2k gtee, had 30 bigs at the start and there was only one big stack, it was anyone"s game tbh, unfortunately I was pretty card and spot dead, I picked up a few chips here and there but was always treading water and was soon in shove mode, got one shove through over a min raise and a flat with A10 but that was it, my exit hand was 88 v QQ blind v blind, was no sweat as the board ran out well for the queens, £80 for my troubles finished 6th, which was a min cash, the £800 up top would of been nice but circumstances dictated it wasn"t going to happen, at the business end of these things you do need the cards to fall kindly.

It was pretty much a grind all night tbh, just picking decent spots against people who will fold to 3 bets and try and play in position as much as possible, QQ was the biggest hand I seen all night, luckily someone had jammed original raiser with A7 and I ISO shoved with QQ, original raiser folded AJ , flop was K Q 10, with the board failing to pair so I escaped that one.

Sunday probably my next game although there are 2 games on a Saturday on offer now, actually say to Susan I am off to work now when I go to poker, poker income so far this month has doubled our normal income, good timing with Vegas on the horizon.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on October 26, 2013, 09:40:11 AM
My passport turned up quicker than yours did!!

Had appointment at 10am yesterday, it arrived at 9am this morning!! Cracking service :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 27, 2013, 01:16:10 AM
Took advantage of Susan wanting an early night, popped to the G for the 20/20, more points on the leader board as I made the final table but was short stacked, lost a 77 v KQ before final table, only flatted the original raise it was a Q high flop, the kid was running Golden, I called his c bet, but had to give up when he double barrelled, he showed KQ, nh sir.

Get to the final table with 12 bigs which seems to be a recurring theme, lose the important one before the final table so always in shove mode, still, if you have chips always got a chance.

Shove AJ over 2 limpers for 16k, G mac calls, original limpers fold, he shows A 10, original Iimper has folded Q 10, 10 on the river hands the pot over, sigh, my last 5 bigs go in with AQv K4, q4x flop but the k on the river finished me off, only 4 payed so was nowhere near the money but, if the AJ holds I am in reasonable shape, finished 8/30.

All you can do in these situations is get it in good, after that there is not a lot you can do, the cards will decide.

Not sure if I am playing the rest of the week, it"s the £5k gtee on Saturday might just play that before the Vegas trip, ( I have said that before and ended up playing the lot, so easily led).

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 27, 2013, 21:58:26 PM
Went tonight, big mistake the only game I may play before Vegas is Saturdays £5k, getting the run bad out of my system, tonight"s gems include, 3 betting with QQ, 10 4 eventually hits his 10 high flush, a four flush as well, hit my set on the river just for rubs, I still can"t see why he is in the hand at all pre, then the call on the flop, then the call on the turn, ahhh that"s why,you liked the hearts, nh sir.

The ladies again, this time I should get away from it, 3 bet pre, flatted by 56, flop fairly safe j54 rainbow, I lead he calls, turn is 6, I lead he repops it, I can"t flat its jam or fold, he is pretty bad so he could do this with AJ, KJ, J2, I actually say it"s stinks of 2 pair but do have outs if the j or 4 pairs, sigh, missed good read, crap call, this tables inhabitants were pretty tilting so was glad to move.

Hit a set of 7s but a flush gets there so only got 9k after the break, first hand AA, yes I know I am a luck box, 3 bet 2 limpers QJ spades calls, flop has 2 spades on it villain bets out, I reraise all in, he is calling with his flush draw I have the ace of spades, turn is a spade and I brick the river.

I was told on Friday I was a luckbox and ran golden all of the time, wish he was there to see the above unfold, so pretty much a break even week but got to show a bit if discipline and not play at all this week except maybe for the £5k gtee, unless I qualify for Nottinghams £300 online.

It"s probably a good idea to have a break don"t want to go over there tilted and sick before we start.

Promise no more posts for at least a week, honest.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on October 28, 2013, 08:03:50 AM

Went tonight, big mistake the only game I may play before Vegas is Saturdays £5k, getting the run bad out of my system, tonight"s gems include, 3 betting with QQ, 10 4 eventually hits his 10 high flush, a four flush as well, hit my set on the river just for rubs, I still can"t see why he is in the hand at all pre, then the call on the flop, then the call on the turn, ahhh that"s why,you liked the hearts, nh sir.

The ladies again, this time I should get away from it, 3 bet pre, flatted by 56, flop fairly safe j54 rainbow, I lead he calls, turn is 6, I lead he repops it, I can"t flat its jam or fold, he is pretty bad so he could do this with AJ, KJ, J2, I actually say it"s stinks of 2 pair but do have outs if the j or 4 pairs, sigh, missed good read, crap call, this tables inhabitants were pretty tilting so was glad to move.

Hit a set of 7s but a flush gets there so only got 9k after the break, first hand AA, yes I know I am a luck box, 3 bet 2 limpers QJ spades calls, flop has 2 spades on it villain bets out, I reraise all in, he is calling with his flush draw I have the ace of spades, turn is a spade and I brick the river.

I was told on Friday I was a luckbox and ran golden all of the time, wish he was there to see the above unfold, so pretty much a break even week but got to show a bit if discipline and not play at all this week except maybe for the £5k gtee, unless I qualify for Nottinghams £300 online.

It"s probably a good idea to have a break don"t want to go over there tilted and sick before we start.

Promise no more posts for at least a week, honest.


See you Tuesday :)



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 30, 2013, 13:49:56 PM


Went tonight, big mistake the only game I may play before Vegas is Saturdays £5k, getting the run bad out of my system, tonight"s gems include, 3 betting with QQ, 10 4 eventually hits his 10 high flush, a four flush as well, hit my set on the river just for rubs, I still can"t see why he is in the hand at all pre, then the call on the flop, then the call on the turn, ahhh that"s why,you liked the hearts, nh sir.

The ladies again, this time I should get away from it, 3 bet pre, flatted by 56, flop fairly safe j54 rainbow, I lead he calls, turn is 6, I lead he repops it, I can"t flat its jam or fold, he is pretty bad so he could do this with AJ, KJ, J2, I actually say it"s stinks of 2 pair but do have outs if the j or 4 pairs, sigh, missed good read, crap call, this tables inhabitants were pretty tilting so was glad to move.

Hit a set of 7s but a flush gets there so only got 9k after the break, first hand AA, yes I know I am a luck box, 3 bet 2 limpers QJ spades calls, flop has 2 spades on it villain bets out, I reraise all in, he is calling with his flush draw I have the ace of spades, turn is a spade and I brick the river.

I was told on Friday I was a luckbox and ran golden all of the time, wish he was there to see the above unfold, so pretty much a break even week but got to show a bit if discipline and not play at all this week except maybe for the £5k gtee, unless I qualify for Nottinghams £300 online.

It"s probably a good idea to have a break don"t want to go over there tilted and sick before we start.

Promise no more posts for at least a week, honest.


See you Tuesday :)




See, not a slave to the G, almost caved in but gave Susan my car keys and asked her to hide them, as you know Susan has no mobility so her hiding places would be effectively within arms reach so would be fairly easy to find if I really wanted to go.

I was going ok in the £300 sat at DTD, I ran into shorties AA, then lost A10 v KQ, then jammed 97 into AA, so finished 5 of a seat, needed a double after losing v AA, got it in good, all you can do.

In other news Dollars acquired, passport, esta insurance all sorted, countdown has officially started.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 02, 2013, 20:10:25 PM
Run good continues at the G, not, played the £5k gtee today, these hands are all v same villain, last one a corker

Qq < 44, jj v 64, after he limp calls 3 bet, I hit a set he eventually gets the straight and the final nail in the coffin I flat 55 (30 bigs), from utg raise, I have enough to set mine, villain calls in with bb with q9, it goes all in eventually, turn is a 9, yawn, tbh the way I have ran down there in my last few games it wasn"t totally unexpected. Kk was the original raiser.

Flop was 995 by the way.

No more poker till Vegas now hopefully got the run bad out of the way.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 03, 2013, 15:52:05 PM
Vegas beckons, I would like to say i am heading over there full of confidence but the last weeks efforts have certainly dented that, been getting it in good on most occasions (happy with that), but variance hasn"t been good to me, shouldn"t complain though, this trip is virtually a freeroll via a couple of 2cd places locally and the withdrawal of funds from Full Tilt.
I am still happy with my game so let"s hope variance gives a bit back in the next 10 days or so.

Dropping Susan off on Wednesday morning, I do feel a bit guilty about leaving her but she was ok about it, the place she is staying at is ok but the choices of places available is pretty limited and this is as good as it gets, expecting a bill of £1k on return, (May have to pay all or part of this, that will be decided in the next few weeks),could get to Vegas for that, we have looked at costs for Susan travelling but insurance costs and other factors make it virtually impossible to do so, plus she is not a fan of the heat and although it"s not that bad in November it"s not worth the hassle tbh for her or me.

Even travelling to hotels in this country is a bit of a mare.

I will update the stakers thread with details of tourneys played and the running totals etc, will try and keep hand details to a minimum, I have just re read last weeks posts and it does feel as though I am just posting bad beat moans, I don"t want it to come across as a constant whinge but I am just reporting it as it happens.

I have just read through the blog from my first post 2 years ago and I think my initial post said follow my journey to mediocrity.
I haven"t had any massive scores, ( it would of  been nice), I have played in a handful of biggish tournaments and again with a bit of luck at the right time might of got something but it wasn"t to be.

The truth is I am a small winner/ break even player who may or may not hit a decent score in the future, pretty sure if I was losing chunks I would of given up a while back. I have to put this into context and as a recreational player am happy with the extra cash I have made through poker which does help with the home finances.

As for taking this blog into a third year will decide after Vegas, I am surprised it"s lasted this long to be honest, the thing is with writing these things is if you are winning it comes over as self congratulatory  and if you are losing it sounds like a whinge fest, no shades of grey, winning, losing or breaking even, then again we all play poker and understand the nature of the beast.

Whatever happens will be re depositing on Tilt in January and starting all over again, as for staking not sure as yet, even though the initial stake was smallish it does put a bit of extra pressure on when you are playing with other peoples money, luckily i made a bit so that was ok.

A few things I do intend on doing is keeping a proper record of the live tourneys I play, I downloaded an app which will do the job, pretty sure I have had a winning year live as I still have cash in the bank at the end of the month even after paying for Vegas and other items for the home, the local games are profitable but prizes aren"t massive and the nature of mtts is volatile, so earning a wage at these is not in my opinion feasible,(but any wins pay for a few extravagances), another option is to use any winnings in these as buy ins for Dtd, GPS etc with a chance for a decent hit.

Got everything sorted for the trip now and have all my stuff required out of the way so I can just pack and go, got to get my brother to pop around mine whilst I am away to keep an eye on the fish tank as I don"t fancy coming home to death and destruction in that, not a lot to do just has to feed the fish and top up the water if necessary, shouldn"t be too much bother for a man with as many degrees as a thermometer, currently going for a masters at the moment gl to him in that quest.

Whatever happens its been fun and hope any one who is still here has enjoyed the ride, Vegas, bring it on.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 03, 2013, 18:12:44 PM
Have a great time out there, you of all people deserve it.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 06, 2013, 04:03:09 AM
Susan kicked me out tonight as there might of been an overlay in the 2k gtee at the G, there was a small one but we did a cash, finished 3rd for £310, tipped the valet a fiver (best valet in any casino by a country mile, before I took my seat my drink was waiting for me, this happens to almost every one as well), also paid Dave his 10% we do an auto swop if we are in the same tourney.

Got to the final table embarrassed at the size of my stack 8 bigs I think, wasn"t nitting it up to make the points just no spots or cards to get a double, the next hour though was ok, I would like to say it was all skill etc but whoever was in my seat would of done pretty much the same, JJ v AJ holds, QQ v AQ holds, turn a house and guy jams drawing dead,mbn, old adage of chip and a chair holds.

I did take advantage of the chips and stole from the people on my left, one semi reasonable player and one who is a bigger nit than me so it was easy to steal and keep my stack in shape, eventually lost a lot with AQ v AK, v the the tight guy, I was priced in even though I was certain I would be dominated, I hit a Q but he flopped the flush,  I managed to ladder to 3rd as one guy got unlucky when his A10 was outdrawn by K10, gave me another £100 so was ok with it.

Let"s hope this is  the start of some run good in Vegas, it"s a freeroll let"s take advantage.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 08, 2013, 18:37:54 PM
6 hours Middlesbrough to Gatwick, 10 hours London to Las Vegas in the company of Mr S Ward, we decide to play the $100 bounty hunter, who do I get sat next too, yup Stuart.

Crap shoot, tired drunk hungry definitely not +ev, 21 runners, we both reach the final table, I know not exactly a massive field, bit of a laugh, Stuart still in with 6 left, I went when I missed my flush draw with villain having hit trips after limping with K4.

Been up 26 hours and its starting to tell, Binnions daily game on the cards today think quite a few will be going to play, never visited downtown last time so play the Binnions pm tourney, then a night down town, on the bubble now Stuart still in, bubble deal discussed so Stuart in profit as he has took a couple of bounties.

Stuart chopped it he got $300 plus bounties, good start.

Food, sleep beckons.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 09, 2013, 17:51:41 PM
Update on yesterday (Friday I think), headed downtown to play the Binnions afternoon game 20k starting stack 20 min blinds but a slightly better structure than the Harrahs game.

With a lot of the Apat lot playing it got 4 or 5 tables going and the waitress who got that shift must of been pleased as I am fairly confident she had her best Friday for a while.

Seat draw wasn"t particularly kind as I had Ger and Stephen (aka the mole online) who I had met before the flight over so knew he was very good, we had another 3 Apaters including myself, Matthew and Susie, the rest were random Us guys.

Uneventful start, but managed to get back to starting stack when I cold 4 bet KK, and got folds from AJ and 10 10, miss a bit of value when hitting the nut flush on a paired board versus an American guy but as played I could of been beat, these are the hands were top players get max value, me I get min value but happy to be still in.

Ger has knocked Steven out and has chipped up nicely with a cooler KK v QQ against a capable young American.

I lose a few when I raise Q 10 suited utg, the break was imminent so thought it was an easy steal. I get one call from a passive American, flop was Q high 2 clubs, I led out, he insta jams,and has me virtually covered, I tanked a while and I didn"t think he would do that with a draw so I gave him the benefit, he had AQ, if he had 3 bet me pre I would of folded but under the circumstances I lost the minimum.

We are now down to 14and I am in shove mode and get most of them through, get a double up with QQ v J 10 and have 23 bigs, next hand I get 99 utg, I raise and it"s folded to my room mate who picks up raising chips, but he is shaking fairly visibly, this is due to either a massive hand or because he is on his 10th Contreau and lemonade.

Phil plays pretty standard so I have to put him on a hand here or we  are flipping, his 3 bet was quite big and I didn"t think set mining was an option, I folded,he didn"t show but claimed pocket 2s, owned there then ( still not convinced), this was the same guy who last night couldn"t get into the room so made the long trek back to reception complaining his key wouldn"t work, only to be be told he had been trying to get in with his total rewards card, (perhaps I should of called then), well played to him anyway.

I get to the final table but I am a short stack but get a full orbit to get a hand as i am given the button, eventually get it in with 99 v 10 10 v AQ, I was in bb with the nines and it looked a good chance for a treble but the AQ scooped and I was gone in 8th, payouts were top 6 but a bubble had been agreed, never folding 99 there just to get the bubble payment, overall played well enough, but didn"t get the double required when down to the last 2 tables.

We had 5 players on the Ft including my room mate who eventually bubbled running 44 into 99, Ger and Matt ( not our Matt) done a chop 4 handed so well played to them,

Popped over to the D casino and played a game called Sigma derby, basically a mechanical horse racing game, pretty retro in these high tech times, I had 4 quarters in my pocket and deposited them, and cashed out for $25, pretty impressive roi that one, perhaps I have found the game for me.

Hogs and Heifers for the last drink of the night then back to the strip.

Playing at Ceasers Palace today in the Apat event which I think is now a one dayer, and will make a decision on which Venetian deepstack to play, it will be Sunday or Monday depending on todays efforts.

So played 2, 2 final tabs but no cashes so far but loving the game and enjoying Vegas.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 10, 2013, 19:03:25 PM
Quick report from Ceasers palace game from yesterday, folded  777 after 4 card straight on the turn,guy jams all in, he had it, 5k lost, this was 3rd hand in at 25/50 level, still have 10k left, no need to go bust here me thinks.

Hit 2 pair with Aj, flush gets there on the river, he had it I didnt pay him out of spite,and hit 2 pair v a flush draw, he got there, then got it in with live cards,by the end they were no longer live, all good fun.

Went for food and tried to get tickets for a show but the ones available i didn"t fancy so popped along to the Venetian to play the 7pm deepstack.

Table was pretty aggro but i got up to 13k without showdown, someone benefitted on an 88 10 flop when a Texan(with more Gold jewellery on than the local Ramsdens) Mis read his hand and jammed 5 high  into the pot, guy with A8 got a double up mbn, Texan thought he had 58, it helps to look at the cards mate, just a little tip.

I then flop quads but its very difficult to get paid when nobody has much,that was slightly annoying.

I then went on a massive run of poor spots/cards, as a lot were gambling so they could re enter.

Jammed over a min raise from the button with 10 8 spades in the big blind, got called by Q6 ( must know our home game at Stockton), got a double to 22 bigs after turning trips.

169 started there was 55 left when guy min raises from the button, I didn"t see this tbh and jammed 67 suited  blind on blind (18 bigs) bb was very tight and was confident he would fold, he did,button then tanks for ages some one calls the clock on him and he eventually sighs and says I must be beat and calls, wtf, he tables A5 off, I flop dead as it contained 2 aces so that was that finished late 50ish.

Evn though it was a mistake by me, and the guy was ahead it was a very marginal call as he wasn"t massively stacked and I had been fairly snug, some one else asked how he made the call but I didn"t stick around for the answer, nh move on.

So far 0/4 in mtts, playing the $400 Venetian deepstack today this starts at 12 and is a 2 dayer, playing ok, morale still high, lets get lucky.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: adilong1 on November 10, 2013, 19:47:41 PM
Gl,  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on November 10, 2013, 20:36:33 PM
I don"t usually find time to look through members blogs but found this a very interesting read.
All the best in Vegas Brian !


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2013, 03:12:40 AM
3rd break in Venetian deepstack got 20k at 500/1000 double up this level would be good
150 started 52 left 15 paid lets get lucky, the skill part was going from 5k to 30k. Moan in the good spots.

Cheers Zozzy thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2013, 04:04:48 AM
Second best hands all the time from 30k, got slowrolled in the end jammed from big blind 14 bigs, guy had min raised with Aj, door card the jack, didn"t get a sweat, finished 40th, the game continues onto the next.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2013, 20:04:59 PM
Up bright eyed and bushey tailed, only winnings so far been on the sigma derby thing, poker so far been a washout but happy with how I am playing so got to keep grinding, think a few people are playing the big o at the Venetian, I have opted for the Aria 1pm game, I think there is a lot popping over here tomorrow as well so this will be a double header.

There is another $400 deepstack on Wednesday and I have enough left to take another shot at that may as well go for a score in that, got 4 more games to play to get a hit will be giving it a good go.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2013, 23:48:03 PM
Browsed a few Art Galleries, had Lobster for lunch, Aria $125 beckons, normal Monday then.

Good start at Aria 17k from 10k at break


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 12, 2013, 01:09:36 AM
Ran jj into kk 12 bigs left shove time


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 12, 2013, 01:20:05 AM
And finally Esther KK me v 33 for last 12 bigs flop 3QQ, it"s how we are rolling, onwards.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 12, 2013, 18:56:06 PM
After busting the Aria with the above hand, actually it was the next hand as I had 2 bigs left got it in good again with A5 v QJ but the  J Binked, guy who busted my kings was really apologetic about his suckout, it sounded like he was more upset about it than me.

Currently running as bad this year as I ran good 2 years ago, playing mtts is such high variance and when it"s not happening just got to play through it and hope it turns around.

Didn"t fancy another game tonight although Adam and Rodders were off to play the $200 at the Venetian, I was in the queue at the ticket place looking for a show to see, got a ticket for Penn and Teller at the Rio so popped over there for that.

Enjoyed the show nothing spectacular but a break from the poker, went over there on my own and felt a bit yuk as I thought about Susan at home, although it"s a nice break for me, she could be here enjoying the shows shops etc whilst I am out and about playing poker, in the great scheme of things health is everything, bloody hell welling up here, pull yourself together man, you are in Vegas.

I think a few are going over to the Aria today for the 1pm game so may as well go for that one, hopefully we can get one or two to  a cash position and have a final table rail, would be nice.

Depending on how the above game goes will continue the grind tonight but there will be no cards involved, last Tuesdays cheeky 3rd place at the G, the one I wasn"t supposed to be playing will be aiding and abetting young ladies fund their college educations,and once they get their law and medical degrees you will all be glad I made this small donation to help the world cause.

I have enough left to play another $400 deepstack at the Venetian tomorrow (Wed I think) and another $200 one to finish off the stake, it"s still not over hopefully we can pull a rabbit out if the hat and do a bink in my last 3 games.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 13, 2013, 19:24:05 PM
Aria tournament report, this may be slightly incoherent as I am typing this at 1pm sat at a video poker machine on my 4 th jd coke added to the 4 bottles of corona already drunk feeling slightly typsy.

First bullet  3 bet Ak 3 x first level did I hit,did I ******, had to fold to subsequent bets including Adam calling a 3 bet with kj and hitting his jack, doesn"t he read this blog, no problem rather it go to a fellow apater than some random.

A Canadian lady every time I raised she 3 bet me and she totally owned me  she had it every time though ak v qq blah bla blah.

Pivotal hand of first bullet 3 limpers including Adam I 3 bet from small blind with 99 ( total nit), get 2 callers Adam folds, he does read this blog then,  I can"t remember flop, but to be honest cant remember what day it is but was fairly safe, 2 clubs I think, one over card, bet the turn which was a brick get one caller, river card is an 8 but of the parsley variety, I have now improved to a straight but the flush had also arrived villain bets 2k5 but I have the nut straight, it"s my turn to act and nearly unload the lot but notice the flush at the last minute, so I call her value bet, k3 of clubs Is good then why wouldn"t it be, because they always get there, (another 50p in the tin, this tin is halfway to funding next years trip).

I should actually fold here as the villain in question is never buffing,although it is the ideal bluff card, but we need to get chips at the beginning so we can move on in the game.

In these games we are really deep at the start but once it gets to the mid game unless you have accumulated some chips you are almost always in the 20bb shove mode looking for good spots.

I pick up 77 utg, i min raise but get 3 callers flop relatively safe j8x, I just jam hoping no one has hit ( it was only 15 mins before re entry I can rep the Jack or a bigger pair Canadian lady calls i ask if she has a Jack, she replies no, but she has an 8, I thought I was safe then realised 8 is one up from a 7 so I was gone, nice call Miss, (probably put me on AK).

Rebought and to cut a long storey short was so card and spot dead it was ridiculous, eventually shoved A8 into buttons  99, didn"t hit, why spoil the habit of a life time.

Back to Harrahs spent some time with Rodders and Colin, decided to hop over to treasures, readers of this blog from 2 years ago may recall a similar journey 2 years ago, the action was fairly similar no need to go into detail, but was a very pleasant 2 hours, the others from the North East had decided on an early night, so this was a lone excursion, and i would like to thank the regs from the G for their small contribution to this trip.

A synopsis of my poker this week would be, playing ok running like a 3 legged dog so cashes have been non existent. Talking to the guy sat next to me I said I had been running like a 3 legged dog. He said he has a dog at home with 3 legs and runs ok, that killed that conversation stone dead.

I have $600 left on the stake and although the phone number given to me by Katrina from treasures would take at least 90% of this I have decided resist Katrina and her Mexican/ Spanish charms to play the $400 Venetian deepstack event later today and a final event to be decided depending upon how the 2 day Venetian event goes.

Incidentally if any of the stakees would prefer me to take up Katrinas kind offer I will gladly forsake the Venetian deepstack game.

We have 2 chances to get out of this and i would be made up if we do a bink.

As I said in my original proposal variance may bite me back hard on the backside after the decent run 2 years ago and so far this has proved to be the case but we have 2  more chances to get out of it.

I could make a list if all the mtts I have played but tbh it would be too brutal to look back upon, and may put me on tilt when re reading in the future and it may put me off returning, all games played are mentioned in previous posts except for a $100 one at Harrahs, decided not to write that up as even I was becoming sick of reading about more bad beats.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to play through the year and although I got the best of it, a virtual Freeroll to Vegas you all at least got your cash back and enough to buy a new hat, hoping for some run good at the Venetian today, or am I putting a call into Katrina ?, peace. Run good, be lucky, stay healthy.

Morning after the night before, head a bit heavy nothing a decent breakfast and some rehydration won"t cure.

Well done to Adam on his cash at the Aria, our chip dump at the 25/50 level paying dividends.

12pm start for the Venetian deepstack event, morale still ok, so looking forward to it.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 14, 2013, 01:32:32 AM
$400 deepstack cliffs,

River quads but guy who has house on the river didn"t re raise me when he hit his house, tbh wished he had hit quad 10s on the turn  as it would of involved a $15k jackpot quad 2 or better, only time I want a bad beat please, wasn"t to be.

3 bet JJ after utg min raises and gets 1 flatter, flop 688, checks to me I lead get mi. reraised, slow played QQ, KK 66 or a random 8 here, I open fold he has flopped the house with pocket sixes.

Get back to 22 bigs then run 88 into shortstacks 99.

8k going back to be continued, should of phoned Katrina.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 14, 2013, 03:06:01 AM
First hand after break get it all in QQ v KK, 5 clubs on board I scoop.

AQ beats 66, tide is turning hopefully.

Chop a pot with AJ v QJ all in for a bounty board jjx 22.

Next hand get the bounty AK > K6.

Miss a bounty opportunity when A6 > AQ.

Wasn"t involved in this one 88 v JJ aipf, flop J99 turn 8 river 8, sick.

170 started 62 left, average 32k , I have 26k, blinds 500-1000.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 14, 2013, 04:12:12 AM
Lose a flip Aq v 66, the rest goes when I jam 14 bigs from bb over min raise and 2 limpers he has 98 hearts, never in doubt he was getting there, finished mid forties, irrelevant.

NB had kj hearts.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 14, 2013, 19:36:27 PM
Daily whinge report coming up, sat at the Venetian drinking Strawberry Daqueries for breakfast so it ain"t all that bad.
Played the Venetian $200 last night after busting the $400, it"s like Internet poker with legs here.

Cliffs on tourney got up to 45k and was running good for a change, then my job over here come into operation, ie doubling the shorties which I did dutifully, think 160 started and there is 30 left I have 25 bigs, lose a flip 99 v KJ, I was behind but happy to take the flip, miss an opportunity to double up when I rivered 2 pair, villain may or not of paid me  then get a min raise from a short stack this is obviously AA or Kk, but I only had 12 bigs and I shoved with 66, good read then, bad call though, AA v 66, pick up a gut shot on the turn but never expected it to come in.

May play the Aria at 1pm this will definitely  be the last one, overall been a pretty poor trip poker wise but I feel as though I have played ok, just haven"t had the rub of the green at the right times, hey ho it"s poker.

Hope these posts haven"t come across as a total moan fest, it"s the way it"s gone.

Another bad beat lost the phone number from the hottie from treasures, meh it was never going to happen, single different ending, hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have enjoyed it here, roll on the G and future winnings to fund more visits, peace, run good be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 15, 2013, 00:49:42 AM
Swerved the Aria game, taking the day off poker, shopping then Absinthe at Ceasers palace tonight and might try and find a decent steak.

Been fun, didn"t have to raid home bank account or credit card so happy with that, back to the grind next week.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 17, 2013, 08:21:27 AM
Back home from my 2cd trip to Vegas, didn"t play on the last day, I think running into AA on my last hand at the Venetian just about summed it up for me poker wise, as said in previous comments I was happy with the way I played so it"s onwards and upwards, all part of the long game

Its not over till you decide you have played your last game so the quest continues.

Went to see Absinthe on the final night, would highly recommend if you are ever over there. The Mc is a bit close to the knuckle but you are warned before you go in though so it assumes you have understood the terms and conditions.
As for the performers nobody should be that strong or that bendy, can"t be natural really was stunning what they could do.

Vegas is a place you can do on your own but it"s nice to have people there who you know at the same time so you are not totally isolated, big thanks to Mathew and Stuart for the drive back from Gatwick, pretty sure I wouldn"t of managed that one, small mishap on Yarm high street on return, car reversed Into  Mattys car whilst he was waiting in traffic, we pulled over but other guy drove off, don"t think there was massive damage done but he got the number and an independent witness gave them some details so no doubt he will peruse that, shared a room with Phil again no probs there other than me moaning him to death with Poker hands, and certain threats about what was going to happen to me during my stay didn"t materialise, all good fun.

Thanks to Ger and the rest for their company during the stay and arranging the limo to and from the hotel, and Colin if you read this I owe you some dollars, sent pm, was good to see you again, without Apat don"t think I would of been to Vegas but now would be ok to go there again either with this group or on my own, as poker is not a spectator sport and if you are just grinding you do spend a lot of time alone.

A big shout out to Joe as well one of the most un PC and funny guys you will ever meet, one story, I wasn"t there but was told by Mathew, he was at the 3 card poker table and was doing his nuts in, when he decided to shove the lot in including his false teeth which flew across the table towards the dealer, who proceeded to fall about laughing, but was replaced by the miserable pit boss who didn"t see the funny side.

His roommate also had to put up with him in the morning in his hotel room waking up to him standing in front of the bathroom mirror reciting Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all, You are Joe Ball in an excited fashion, he was a funny man.

I met some interesting people at the tables and in other establishments ( cough, cough) and all though the trip was never going to be as epic as the first time it was still an enjoyable one.

Back to reality as soon as I reached home, received a call from care home Susan had been taken to A&E earlier in the day, dropped bags off at home, tried to get car of drive but neighbour has has blocked me in and can"t get off drive, so I get a cab to the hospital.

She has been there since 1pm, with a worker from the care home, at least they didn"t leave her by herself, I won"t go into details about what was wrong, it"s an ongoing problem she has with her condition.

A specialist came in around 7:30 and decided it was going to be best to keep her in overnight, this is ongoing so will update when I have further news.

Finally got home around 9:30, and started to get stuff sorted around the house,  such a small world, 48 hours ago cocktails and sunshine at breakfast now trudging back home with the temp reaching freezing point.

Back to the local scene this week, playing what, depends on what"s happening with Susan, regarding online stuff will be re depositing on Full tilt as yet an undecided amount, but want to put some cash aside for Dtds satellites to their big live games, as for another staking thread again undecided, if I do decide to do it will be at the start of January, probably result dependant over the next 6 weeks, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: adilong1 on November 17, 2013, 15:52:37 PM
Good read Brian, and hope all is well.

I"ll be interested in next years run when/if available?

This time next year we will be millionaires!!!  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 22, 2013, 10:08:55 AM
Been a week now since I got back from Vegas and to say I am all over the place would be an understatement, sleeping patterns totally erratic, and generally feeling as flat as a pancake, incidentally Susan was released from hospital on Sunday morning no further problems, she is as good as she is going to be at the minute.

Played the 30/30 at the G on Tuesday and got a semi decent stack after the break then ran into quads when I flopped 2 pair, by the river I was getting 6-1 to make the call even though I probably knew I was beaten I had put to much in the pot already, nh sir, quads seem to be becoming the new 2 pair as I keep running into and getting this hand lately.

This left me with 8 bigs which I shoved over a limper at the last hand before the break with 44, button called with KQ, original limper folded and we we were off to the races, KQ flop and no help from the next 3 cards, nh sir was glad to get home as I was done in.

I checked the league table for the freeroll at the start of December and am currently in 23rd place which will give me 10k to start with which is ok with me, plenty of fish with 20k to steal from when that game plays out.

Went to see Gravity at the local multiplex, would like to tell you my thoughts but fell asleep about 10 mins in, was a bit loud so it did keep waking me up and the bits I did see it looked very impressive in 3 d, obviously the storey was fairly self explanatory, ie get lost in space and float about a bit in zero gravity and eventually find your way back to earth, normal day for an astronaut I assume.

Played a bit online but as yet nothing major to report, lost with AA three off  the cash in a 12k (25 big blind stack) yesterday, that was frustrating, and after a decent start in the big $10 on Stars AA > KK > QQ, didn"t win a major pot after that scoop and eventually fizzled out to nothing.

I have a tiny stake in 2 people in the Gukpt, one has already made day 2 and another plays today lets hope these two chop it heads up, gives me a bit of interest in the event, probably playing Galas £40 fo tonight, confidence not the highest at the minute after Vegas but as said previously happy with the way I am playing just need the poker gods to give me a bit of a break, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 22, 2013, 17:48:34 PM
Nice confidence boost got a 3/181 today for $553, some serious laddering skills on the final table, ie play like a nit and let the others go daft, was card dead and was pretty hamstrung in what I could play, eventually jammed A3 into A10 blind v blind, didn"t hit.

May of moaned this one in as at least 3 x got it in as a 30% dog but got there, all pretty standard spots though, the moaners were out in force this afternoon, loads of chat abuse going on, live tonight at Gala.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 23, 2013, 11:10:28 AM
Loads of stuff going in this week, I could be out 9 nights out of the 7, other than the usual tournaments, there are sats running for the £150 at Gala, and also a sat for the 25/25 at the G, lots of choice going on, could be expensive or I just might not bother.

Thursday is taken care of going to see Billy Bragg up at Newcastle, looking forward to that.

Last nights game at Gala was fun again, got up to 17k, then the last hand before the break 3 bet A10 over 3 limpers on the button, 1 caller, flop A 10 2, of course he has pocket 2.

11k after the break is 30 bigs so no problem, until I get it all in with AA v KK, I lost, K on the flop, standard stuff though, these beats don"t bother me anymore just smile and get on with it, final 2k5 goes in with 77 v KK, I didn"t bink.

May have a full grind day today, loads of sngs and mtts, try and win enough for this weeks buy ins live, after yesterday"s bink roll is just under $1k


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 24, 2013, 04:16:34 AM
Ended up a small winner online today after bubbling the ft on Full Tilt in my last tourney of the day, with bounties got $110, got lucky when jammed A6 suited v JJ, he hit a set which seems to be mandatory, but runner runner diamonds saved the day, few hands later get KK v AK v 10 10 for a triple up and a ft place but the Ace  from space appeared, same guy who I had 4 flushed so a bit of justice there I suppose but slightly annoying, embrace the variance.

Doing my best to avoid the X factor this year, so popped to the G for the 20/20, advising the card room manager I will win tonight so I can gain the 15k in chips for the freeroll.

Almost kept my word finished 2cd for £330, was only in for £20 so a decent return.

It was one of those games were everything I did was correct hands held, c bets and bluffs worked and ran pretty pure.

Hand of the night, I raise KK, flatted by 78, and by 66, flop was K65, no worries hit quads on the river, rigged I tell you.

I got to the final table with more than half the chips in play and I offered to take first place the rest can be split, the shorties were compliant but the others declined, was slightly tongue in cheek but may of worked.

Final table was really slow as an old drunk guy kept having to be told what to do and it was written in the stars he would win it, he smashed every flop, ridiculous bet sizings etc but fair play to him he got his chips in when It mattered.

My heads up demise was on a KQ flop when villain had pocket Kings and I had AQ, was all in pre,  a set again, always behind though well happy with the £330.

Plenty to choose from this week will keep an open mind on what to play, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 25, 2013, 10:22:40 AM
2cd Anniversary of these ramblings this week, time certainly does fly when you are enjoying yourself.

I didn"t actually see myself still writing this thing 2 years on as the initial post was just a post Vegas report and I thought that would be that.

I still haven"t had that major binkage anywhere but as I am still playing and my bank account and credit card are still in the black, poker wise I am doing ok.

The local games are never going to make me  thousands but next year I am going to try and make at least 1 effort per month to play an mtt with some decent scores up top, ie Dtd, Genting,Gukpt, ( especially if I have won some at a local level),these may involve staking as well so keep an eye open for that, these will be shot taking, never going to claim I have an edge over these fields or players so it"s a punt, I have done ok in the bigger buy in games and haven"t felt totally out of my depth but I am also aware that there are a lot better players out there than me, but it"s not like I am taking Federer on at Tennis, also going to be playing more sats online to the majors this is something I don"t do at the minute and I should add these into my games.

Anything I win locally just goes into our normal bank account and this helps with everyday stuff.

I intend to get a separate account sorted just for poker, and all entries and winnings will be plonked in there and keep life cash and poker cash separated, if either needs replenishing then will re evaluate.

As a recreational player we all hope we get that life changing score but we have to be realistic, the game has become much tougher to beat with all the information out there, but we can hope and one day it could be me, or you, as long as we don"t cripple ourselves financially in the mean time.

At the end of last year I also wasn"t sure I would be continuing with this blog but I find it quite cathartic to write so I hope to continue this into 2014, content wise will still be mostly poker as the rest of my life is pretty mundane and some of the stuff I have to do would be more suited to a medical blog, so will leave all that stuff behind.

If anyone has any comments regarding content ie hand histories etc feel free to leave a comment, unsure if people like reading about bad beats, good beats etc as we all get them and receive them, for now will just post what I find fun or interesting.

Post Vegas 2013, I put $300 back online and I have got that to $930 but as my average buy in is around $20 I have 50 or so buy ins, (mtts), not the greatest bankroll management but I can top up if required, ideally would like to start 2014 with $2k online and with 4 weeks left of games locally this year no reason why I can"t get one or two cashes to boost the roll or even bink one or two online, let"s think positive.

As for last nights game at the G my golden run didn"t continue from Saturday Kings beaten twice early doors, then my exit hand was AK v QQ v AA, I had the worst of it, although I did come second in the hand, binked the King but alas no further help.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.









Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 01, 2013, 01:22:01 AM
Well another month ends and again poker hasn"t made millions or thousands but it"s been a fun month.

Vegas aside,  live made a small profit, so I decided to play the £150 at Gala today, had a decent start for a change and was up to 28k when the following occurred.

Blinds 300/600/50, I raise utg AsQc to 1500, folds to big blind who calls with 10s7s, flop comes down all spades, bb leads for pot, I reraise, he jams, I check to see I have the ace of spades, I do and make the call expecting to see a set or 2 pair but he flopped the flush, I brick turn and river win the pot I have 60k but wasn"t to be, home by 8:30, currently 25/60/828 in Triceratops on Tilt, (just rivered quads up to 38bigs).

So a small profit live for November, will pay for Susan"s birthday tomorrow.

Only poker this coming week will be the league freeroll on Wednesday, finished 17/50 so will have 15k to start, with Christmas coming up won"t be playing all my usual games.

Online, deposited $300 on tilt got it to $990, but currently at $850, had a deep run in the big $22 on stars for $110, one day Rodney.

Went to see Billy Bragg on Thursday, top gig, spent Friday with the guitar doing the bedroom rock star stuff, sad I know but it kept me off the tables.

Made the ft at Gala on Friday night, only £50 though, re jammed A3 into A8 which held, standard.

Currently 10/41 in the Triceratops will update this as to were I finish. Credo7 if any one about for a rail.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 01, 2013, 01:57:17 AM
Break at 12:55, 6/24 got 50 bigs, still can"t win against the Shortstacks shoves with any Ace, ongoing.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 01, 2013, 02:51:20 AM
Reached ft got 25 bigs, haven"t had aa or KK this game yet, time for them to pop up me thinks 337 locked.

Finished 5th for $1242, final hand AJ me v KJ villain, k on the river done me, no complaints though as I did crack AA 3x at least on my journey to the heady heights of 5th place.

My target was to start Jan with $2k, done that with one month to go.

Leeds 25/25 next week now a possibility, hmm tempted.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 01, 2013, 20:50:05 PM
Ft of 6k5 gtee on Tilt if anyone fancies a rail, back soon with result.

2/4.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: adilong1 on December 01, 2013, 20:56:20 PM

Ft of 6k5 gtee on Tilt if anyone fancies a rail, back soon with result.


Good luck


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 01, 2013, 22:28:20 PM
Only gone and won it $2k9, been a good weekend.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 01, 2013, 23:16:32 PM
Always said it .. the man is a legend - seriously I did


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 04, 2013, 03:47:54 AM
I wasn"t intending to play this week apart from the freeroll tonight, but seen as though some cash from tilt hit the bank, and Susan"s cousin was round, thought I would take advantage.

It"s the usual 30/30 £2k gteed, and it got 42 runners.

Was doing ok until 1 3 bet QQ v 2 limpers, got 1 caller, flop 5 high I lead out, if this villain has hit the flop he is never going away, it all goes in I have £2k returned, QQ v 53off, the 3 hits the river, marvellous, smile, say nh and move on ( new zen like poker head).

Unfortunately this happened 1 minute from the break so I take the add on and have 10k after the break.

We reach the final table and I have 20 bigs which disappear v quickly as I lose with AJ v A4, AK v A8 and almost lose the lot with 99 v A6, but a 9 on the river reprieved me, think I deserved that one after previous hands.

The bubble is agreed I am short so not going to argue, I get it in 5 handed v 2 people, 7 on the flop and it"s good for a treble, a deal is proposed and it"s £350 to 3 of us and £450 to the chip leaders, well happy with this as I only had 9 bigs so accept and get home.

As said the £5k league freeroll is on tonight, I have got a 15k starting stack, v 15 stacks of 20k, and another 15 of 10k, it"s their usual structure and given a fair crack of the whip, hope to make a decent run at it.

If no success in the above may play the 25/25 sat at 10pm, 3 seats gteed only got 7 runners last week may be velly value.

Will have a stab at Dtds game on Thursday as well, worth at least one bullet.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 05, 2013, 10:48:46 AM
Played the league freeroll last night, unfortunately finished 2 of the cash Ak < A7 for a 13 big blind shove utg, no problems with that,want the call, villain had hit everything so was not confident when the cards were turned over.

A fun hand I wasn"t involved in but just typical of the G, blinds 25/50, utg makes it 800 to go, the table chuckles, she indicates she doesn"t like this hand so decided to bet big, ( can you tell what it is yet), say in Rolf Harris accent.

Looks like JJ to me, big blind re shoves all in, now knowing the 2 players involved the only hand she will call with here is AA, and she folds after tanking a while, she had already picked up AA and played them quite well winning a nice little pot first hand, bb shows KK, good fold then wp, she then explained she hates playing Jacks, easy solution don"t play the 4th best starting hand in poker.

I forgot about this hand from the previous night and it proved to be one of my most pleasurable hands this year only won 4k but it was who it was against.

Most of the regs at the G I don"t mind and I am fairly easy going and get on with most people but for some reason this one guy just winds me up, (there is another one but it wasn"t him this time),I don"t know his name, never even spoke to him and I might be doing him a massive disservice but it"s just a feeling.

The above guy raised my bb with AK and I only had 10 bigs and looked down at 4 5 spades it was close to the rentry and thought it was pretty enough to gamble with, so I shoved and he insta calls no problem, if lose I can renter, flop was AKx with one spade, oops runner runner spade, this guy goes mad, asking if I am on drugs, how can I shove with xxxxx like that! I half heard his rant as I was listening to some music but could tell something was off as he flung his chips over still ranting, calm down dear

I really don"t understand his reaction to a game of cards.

After the break he was gunning for me a couple of times he raised my blinds ( usually easy to steal any way) showing 45 suited, think this made him a bit happy, well played sir.

I pick up tens and raise, this guy decides to shove 15 bigs, happy for a flip here I have him covered, wii better than a flip he has 66, I hold, gg him.

One thing I try not to have is an ego at the poker table and if I lose a pot against someone I will try and not let it affect my game this guy just wanted to get back at me and because of it he lost the plot, incidentally his shove with 66 was ok, sometimes I will fold in this spot but as I had him covered i was ok with my call.

When I first started playing over there, I would go home berating other peoples play not to the players (usually to Susan, but she didn"t have a clue about stack sizes, fold equity, money jumps etc), it"s a game of cards, skill and luck are all part and parcel and it"s really not worth getting that upset about unless of course it"s your last £60, and if that"s the case you shouldn"t be there in the first place.

Hopefully we will see the return of the Stockton home game next week, seems everyone is making an effort to get there, this game has died off in The last few months which is a bit of a shame, but will be good to see everyone before Christmas, I have promised to shove £100 behind the bar so we are all good for a few drinks after my recent heater, if it wasn"t for this lot and poker at the Eagle may off gave up a while back.

One shot at Dtd tonight I think, haven"t played on Full Tilt the last few days, lost a flip so I took the huff, only kidding more important stuff to do, always a game on tomorrow, enough ramblings, run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 07, 2013, 06:11:06 AM
Last minute decision to play the 25/25 at Leeds today, had a decent 45 minute session on rush and sold some so why not.

Get seat 10 table 4 and get off to a good start with JJ, up to 33k, stationed a button raiser who also had an overpair to the board, lucky for me it wasn"t one of the big 3, it could of been, didn"t fancy getting 25k worth of chips at 50/100 in the middle.

The next few levels were a total grind, any raise was met with resistance, not hitting flops, c bets getting re raised etc until I get back to 40k, when I get 2 streets of value with AA v AJ, checked the river as the board had double paired and a flush had got there but was ok.

Blinded down to 20 bigs card and spot dead, when the sb jams 20bigs, oops I get dem Aces again, they hold and I am back in it.

This next big hand was crucial it involves me with AA again, I know card rack, but on the opposite side, any hand I tried to win pots with just fizzled into nothingness.

Shortstack shoves, next guy re raises, I re re raise click back, sb jams 50k, double check I have the bullets, first raiser gets out of the way, AA v QQ v J10, safe as houses for a pot which takes me to 140k, which is were I peaked.

I lost a few, AJ raise utg v  J3, defended in the bb I double barrelled the KK3 flop, but gave up on the river as he was never folding imo down to 120k, again no opportunities to get chips until second last hand of the night, I defend k7 clubs to a min raise and a call, A high flop with 2 clubs, I lead out, get flatted, K on the turn, again I lead, but a brick on the river slows me down, he turns over AJ, sigh, club or a 7 or anothther K, would of been good, but it wasn"t to be.

Bagged up 92,570, blinds 1200/2400 on return on Sunday at 1pm so just under 40 bigs which is ok.

I would like to say I played great and ran some bluffs etc but it was mostly a grind, my big hands held and I am in a semi decent position because of that.
The structure in these games is spot on, you can be patient and wait for decent opportunities, which sometimes do come along.

Guarentee of £25k has already been passed, and with 2 more flights tomorrow it could get between £50 and £60k, let"s hope for some run good on Sunday. Thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 08, 2013, 16:17:43 PM
Home early from Leeds unfortunately, bit of a cooler QQ into AA.

After blinds and antes from 2 orbits was in funky 30 big blind land, utg raises ( his 3rd raise on the trot), I 3 bet with QQ, folds to original raiser who jams, a quick count and I have 20 bigs, it"s a sigh call hoping he has AK, possibly, Jacks or below.

Won a big pot on Friday with the same scenario, just variance getting me back, AA was tabled.

It wasn"t to be, an ace on the flop virtually sealed my fate, hey ho no one died, just a small part of the long game.

Been a good week so I can"t complain, Sunday Funday at the G tonight, plus still have a sweat in Brighton I think, good luck to Dave and Myles.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 09, 2013, 09:07:54 AM
Played the 15/15 last night at the G, after all 35 minutes at Leeds wasn"t going to full fill my live poker for the day, see above for details, pretty standard spot could of flatted and folded but I don"t play like that anymore.

Had one eye on Daves updates from Brighton so was playing slightly looser than normal, ( believe that you will believe anything), had poker pops on my table the rest were the usual G crowd including Betty the destroyer.

Usual play early doors ie nothing and was looking for a double up as I dwindled to about 5k, with about 10 mins to go before the break with the add on would have 13k which is 30 bigs.

Raise 43 suited utg, (all about image), one flat and a reraise from Dave, I know he can raise me fairly light if he wanted but I wasn"t beating much with 4 high with a 3 kicker so I wimped out, it eventually gets to showdown and Dave"s AA holds v AQ on a Queen high flop.

5 mins from the break I flop a set with 33, it gets in eventually v a heart flush draw, the jack of hearts duly arrives but given there was a Jack on the flop I housed up, bink.

After the break jam 99 v an utg raise 12 bigs effective stack, snapped by J9 off, didn"t win that hand he made a straight somehow and was really apologetic, no need sir want the call every day of the week.

Jam 10 bigs with 33 v 99 v 10 10, nice treble up there then, 3 binked the turn.

Lose with AA v Betty"s 10 10, roller coaster ride this one and eventually get it in really bad with A 10 v AK v 10 10, fun night although they were a bit feisty tonight with constant moaning about bad beats and people berating other peoples play.

One guy even complaining when he has won a hand hitting a better 2 pair than a flopped 2 pair that the original flatter should never be in the hand.

I try not to give advice to people but this guys attitude is so wrong, he is constantly moaning about how unlucky he is one outed here 2 outed there, ( was probably me a few year ago tbh) and he even said he goes home angry and wound up by the game, if it"s doing that to you don"t bother it"s not worth it.

I then got 15 minutes worth of bad beat stories which to be honest I don"t want to hear at a poker table, we all get them, we all give them accept it, it"s part of the game.

Get home and see Dave is still doing the business in Brighton so I am in profit for the day as I had a cheeky 10%, even when I don"t run good some one does it for me. Well done Myles as well making day 2 down there.

Loved his chip stacking skills on the final table, get to bed and find out he has done a deal for £7k6 plus a trophy, wiiiii, all about timing, well done that man.

Susan sends a massive kiss on the cheek as do I, actually a virtual man hug, well played again sir, enjoy your winnings.

It"s been a good month £2k5 into bank from poker, plus have $2k roll on full tilt to continue with.

This weeks poker will be the 30/30 on Tuesday , the return of the Stockton home game at the players lounge on Thursday and at least one sat attempt into Gentings Grand Final at Sheffield, run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 11, 2013, 12:57:40 PM
Quickie, made the final table of the 30/30 last night and was in an ok position, the bubble had been agreed so the play became a bit quicker, blinds were 4k/8k thought I had enough chips but a quick count revealed I had just under 10 bigs, there are 2 shorties hanging onto their 2 and  3 big blind stacks, I look down at JJ, decision time ( obvious really I know), icm wise I can fold and the shorties will hopefully lose and I make a bit more, noo, play to win, shove the Jacks, get called by the big stack who has AQ, Q binks the flop and the rest is history, a collective cheer goes up from the short stacks.

No problem with that, I had sucked out on the villain earlier when he had limped 88 utg and I jammed K9 from the sb, 9 binked, win a flip, lose a flip.

One of the shorties I don"t mind giving the extra cash too as he in my humble opinion is the worst player on Teesside and this extra bit of cash keeps him in the game for the next few months I am quite happy with that, we want them to lose their bankrolls, steadily over a longer period of time, keep donating sir.

After giving Dave his 10%, ,made a profit of £2.50, approx 40p an hour, wiiii, still love the game though.

Online, cash bubbled a £55 one on Tilt, and on Stars beat 6500 other people to make a profit of $18.

May play a sat to Gentings grand final in Sheffield, slightly disappointed didn"t win last night as I would of definitely played it.

Onwards, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 14, 2013, 11:57:17 AM
After the excitement of the previous week or so in poker this week has proved to be pretty average, with the exception of the return of the Stockton home game.

This game was a must every Thursday until pretty recently, it has died off slightly due to a few things I think , Riley"s closing, gtees at the local casino and a general lack of interest.

It was brought back this week due to it being near Christmas and Gary"s Bramble Brandy being ready.

Due to my previous luck boxing over the last fortnight I put £100 behind the the bar and some else added a bit to it so it was a freeish bar for the first 20 minutes.

I must be getting old as the noise was pretty unbearable, jukebox and the general frivolity, music choice was pretty diverse, slip knot, then Dr Hooks, if I said you had a beautiful body, wtf, who chose that for crying out loud.

Won"t bore you with poker hands but I did come 2cd to Phil F, who late regged and took it down for £80, my £40 enabled me to play Galas £40 last night which I finished 13th or so, usual standard, people can"t or won"t fold once they have put money in the pot.

After chipping up in the early levels, my 3 bets after the break v early position limpers were met with flats and on 4 occasions I had dominating hands but villains all got there, not a problem they will all return next week.

Big thanks again to DH for binking Brighton, received funds into account and I would have no hesitation in staking him again, although with this bink he may not need it, gl to him in the rest of the 25/25 series.

Decided not to try and qualify for Sheffied grand final as I had something booked for Saturday so I wouldn"t of been able to play Day 2.

G have just released their Christmas festival details and there are a few funky games out there, win the button, joker poker, roe etc, tag team but I will probably stick with the hold em games, hoping to qualify for Dtds £500 after Christmas as well, plus I shall be putting down some goals for next year.

Out for a meal tonight with wives and partners, pub we are going to is pretty tight with space so wheelchair is going to be a bit of a nightmare but they are aware, reading about Carls exploits in Prague we have to be thankful we can get about in one piece.

Heartwarming to see everyone doing their bit to help him out whilst over there, we all take our health for granted and it really is the most important thing, without out it nothing else is that important in the great scheme of things, peace.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 16, 2013, 11:03:14 AM
Played the 15/15 last night, within 5 minutes wish I hadn"t bothered not cards wise, I wasn"t really in the mood only wanted to get out of the house as feeling a bit low, not the best of ideas tbh, but did it any way.

Cliffs on the game, usual 3 bets were met with the usual limp, call get there, spiked a 7 when holding 77 when original raiser had KK I only had 12 bigs so it was a pretty standard shove for me, it got my chips back from said person who had flatted 3 bets always behind and gets there, as said many times before keep getting it in with the best hand it will work out long term, or suck out when the only hand they raise is AA or KK.

Lose a flip on the final table bubble which leaves me with 5 bigs, which I duly shove with atc and gets through with no resistance, one guy almost telling the guy in bb he has to call, which I was not happy about, he was right of course but he has to keep his mouth shut, he is not involved in the hand.

One ridiculous hand guy shoves with 3 bigs, sb calls atc ( the big mouth) , bb decides to fold QQ, lol, collusion ???, shover husband! folder wife! mmmmm.

Ak wins v sb but wouldn"t of won the queens.

Reach the ft 5 paid, some one asks for bubble, ffs only 5 paid, no chance, even though I am short stacked would be pretty embarrassed to agree to be honest.
We do eventually reach the bubble and everyone agrees to a bubble being paid, the cards are given out red and black and as everyone had agreed it was a surprise to see a red one back on the table, so bubble deal is scuppered, guy who threw in red card says he thought he had threw the black one in, and can we do it again, td rules no, I eventually shove 8 bigs with K4 hearts into a smaller stack who calls with Ace high which holds, so finish 6th with 5 paid, no biggie.

Ww3 nearly broke out between a Chinese guy and a Greek/Turk guy and the td had to come over and tell them to cut it out twice otherwise they would be banned and disqualified, pretty tiresome tbh.

I used to enjoy this game but the players are beginning to irk me now and may cut this out of the schedule, the game may change in the new year to a new structure so I shall wait and see with that.

As long as the guarentee is still on at Tuesdays game this is the one I will stick with plus Galas gteed one on a Friday, or dont bother with any of the local ones and just play one biggie a month, to be decided.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 17, 2013, 02:38:33 AM
Been experimenting with cash, mainly because bricking mtts is a fairly regular occurrence and with sng traffic pretty limited on Full Tilt I need some funds to supplement the mtts.

To say it started badly is an understatement was down about $400 after 10k hands, not the greatest of starts, about 7 days worth, I am playing 25/50 rush on full tilt, the standard games are just turgid, rush is fun though, (when winning).

My last 2k hands has put me in profit of $100, so pleased to get out of that little hole now hopefully can keep going in an upward direction.

Nothing else to report on online at the minute, won a couple of sats worth $100 which I converted to cash as the target tourney had started and didn"t want to late reg it, so after a little downswing of mtts and cash, bankroll back at the $2k mark which is double what I wanted to start January with, even after a few withdrawals for Christmas.

The local Gala has just been taken over by the rainbow group and it looks like they are putting on the gloves to battle it out with the G, this Sunday is a $3k gtee £50 + 25 which will clash with Gs first Christmas festival game.

If you have read the above post I will be taking the Gala route I think, hopefully some decent competition between the 2 casinos will give us players a bit of value for a while.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 17, 2013, 11:57:34 AM
Probably my favorite thread on APAT right now.

glgl for the new year


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 17, 2013, 13:10:54 PM
Cheers rodders, nice to get a bit of feedback, I try to keep it as real as possible,wins and losses  both reported, it"s easier to write when winning but not so easy when losing.

I was really happy with getting out of that downswing on the cash tables as I normally give up without a fight, one of my goals in 2014 is to improve my cash play and make that profitable rather than just win the odd buy on here and there for mtts.

Congrats on being picked for the Blonde team, I won"t be applying this year, unable to commit for a full weekend plus I played last year, may try and qualify for the ukipt at Edinburgh and make a holiday of it with Susan, watch this space.

An amateur player with no intentions or expectations of going pro, hoping for a bink here and there.

Gl to yourself in 2014.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 17, 2013, 14:54:01 PM

Probably my favorite thread on APAT right now.

glgl for the new year


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Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on December 17, 2013, 19:33:42 PM
Probably my favorite thread on APAT right now.


Me too  ;)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 18, 2013, 03:52:13 AM
Go on then, mini report from tonight"s 30/30. Sat on Pokerpops table but I was sandwiched between two players who were at it all night, verbals and all, more testosterone flowing than on the set of a porn film.

Cliffs of the disagreements, twice a guy made two speculative calls getting there with A7 v AK for a lot and then KQ v AK, both pretty poor calls tbh but he got his chips in so no big deal, but the other guy was not happy, also there was a bit of a mini celebration Wsop like which is pretty annoying but hey ho if it makes him smile then it"s ok.

After the latest spat I get KK v guy who looked slightly tilted, and proceeded to get all the chips in the middle, of course he finds AA, sigh,  he is muttering that a king is bound to come out, it didn"t, nh, cooler, chips please! take the extra 8k, and manage to get to 13k at the break, not ideal but it"s a decent shove stack.

Dave manages to get all his chips in the middle v a guy who has hit top pair, rubbish kicker with AA, but the guy rivers Trips and Dave bids farewell to everyone, same guy hits a flush with KQ v my AK in a 3 bet pot, all part of the fun.

Table breaks, at last I can get away from the 2 arguing, nope, they have just swopped places, still on my left and right but the other way round, joy.

Blinds are 500/1000, I have 15k, limp from utg! and 4 limpers later round to me in big blind, KJ clubs, with 6k5 in the middle happy to take the dead money, if someone is trapping then so be it, utg reraises with J 10, I win a nice pot.

It"s final table time, I have my own chair now, it"s inscribed, Brian the serial bubbler, because once again I get it in good with 66 v QJ and finish in 6th, 7 paid, got £70 so just under £1 per hour, actually owed Dave £7 so a £2 loss, still, can"t win them if you don"t appear at the final table.

I have a rep of being a pretty nitty player but I tend to know decent spots to shove fold etc which these games are after the break, unless a couple of players have big stacks very little poker is played, At the final table tonight there was only one big stack and tbh it was just a matter of who got lucky at the all in showdowns for the rest of us.

There was a funny spot earlier, the guy who had sucked out in the above hands lost a big pot when his flopped 2 pair was beaten by a higher 2 pair on the river, he bangs his cards on the table, enough to rock everyone"s stacks ands starts bemoaning his luck, I reminded him about the hands he had earlier on, how easy one forgets, really can"t understand his reaction, it was like a little kid having his toys taken away, felt embarrassed for him. Embrace the variance.

Next game is either Friday at Gala or Sunday at Gala or both, Thursday out for a Christmas curry with my brother and some mates, these guys had a piece of me on Stars this year but unfortunately Stars hasn"t been that good this year, I did have one decent hit which got us above our starting roll but instead of grinding low stake mtts, just decided to go for a big one, playing a lot of the bigger tourneys on there, almost got a big score in a big $22, but wasn"t to be.

I said if I had any success elsewhere I would treat them to a curry, I have, so a promise is a promise so drinks and food will be taken.

nb on Dave"s thread regarding the JJ hand, told you it was KK or AA, he didn"t bink his Jack, sorry if that is a spoiler, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky,  stay healthy.

Incidentally I shove, muttering as the cards get turned over show your kings or aces then, this is so common in mtts when someone min raises from that stack size, there should be only 2 hands doing it tbh.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 18, 2013, 12:07:30 PM

Go on then, mini report from tonight"s 30/30. Sat on Pokerpops table but I was sandwiched between two players who were at it all night, verbals and all, more testosterone flowing than on the set of a porn film.

Cliffs of the disagreements, twice a guy made two speculative calls getting there with A7 v AK for a lot and then KQ v AK, both pretty poor calls tbh but he got his chips in so no big deal, but the other guy was not happy, also there was a bit of a mini celebration Wsop like which is pretty annoying but hey ho if it makes him smile then it"s ok.

After the latest spat I get KK v guy who looked slightly tilted, and proceeded to get all the chips in the middle, of course he finds AA, sigh,  he is muttering that a king is bound to come out, it didn"t, nh, cooler, chips please! take the extra 8k, and manage to get to 13k at the break, not ideal but it"s a decent shove stack.

Dave manages to get all his chips in the middle v a guy who has hit top pair, rubbish kicker with AA, but the guy rivers Trips and Dave bids farewell to everyone, same guy hits a flush with KQ v my AK in a 3 bet pot, all part of the fun.

Table breaks, at last I can get away from the 2 arguing, nope, they have just swopped places, still on my left and right but the other way round, joy.

Blinds are 500/1000, I have 15k, limp from utg! and 4 limpers later round to me in big blind, KJ clubs, with 6k5 in the middle happy to take the dead money, if someone is trapping then so be it, utg reraises with J 10, I win a nice pot.

It"s final table time, I have my own chair now, it"s inscribed, Brian the serial bubbler, because once again I get it in good with 66 v QJ and finish in 6th, 7 paid, got £70 so just under £1 per hour, actually owed Dave £7 so a £2 loss, still, can"t win them if you don"t appear at the final table.

I have a rep of being a pretty nitty player but I tend to know decent spots to shove fold etc which these games are after the break, unless a couple of players have big stacks very little poker is played, At the final table tonight there was only one big stack and tbh it was just a matter of who got lucky at the all in showdowns for the rest of us.

There was a funny spot earlier, the guy who had sucked out in the above hands lost a big pot when his flopped 2 pair was beaten by a higher 2 pair on the river, he bangs his cards on the table, enough to rock everyone"s stacks ands starts bemoaning his luck, I reminded him about the hands he had earlier on, how easy one forgets, really can"t understand his reaction, it was like a little kid having his toys taken away, felt embarrassed for him. Embrace the variance.

Next game is either Friday at Gala or Sunday at Gala or both, Thursday out for a Christmas curry with my brother and some mates, these guys had a piece of me on Stars this year but unfortunately Stars hasn"t been that good this year, I did have one decent hit which got us above our starting roll but instead of grinding low stake mtts, just decided to go for a big one, playing a lot of the bigger tourneys on there, almost got a big score in a big $22, but wasn"t to be.

I said if I had any success elsewhere I would treat them to a curry, I have, so a promise is a promise so drinks and food will be taken.

nb on Dave"s thread regarding the JJ hand, told you it was KK or AA, he didn"t bink his Jack, sorry if that is a spoiler, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky,  stay healthy.

Incidentally I shove, muttering as the cards get turned over show your kings or aces then, this is so common in mtts when someone min raises from that stack size, there should be only 2 hands doing it tbh.


The fact the thread exists sort of gives it away, but yeah it is a fold in the game described in that thread. Hard to actually do it in game though, a lot easier on the forum. It is even more obvious in a $4.50 180 man as people just do not do that without AA or KK. I have done stacks this way more times than I can count.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 21, 2013, 04:27:56 AM
Galas £2k gtee £40 freeze out tonight drew in 35 of the great and good of the
Teesside poker world, it would end in a profit so can"t complain, how much you may ask ?, just look at the last paragraph save you reading all the waffle in between.

First table was interesting, drunk guy who had just won £1500 on the roulette sits to my right and proceeds to open raise to 1400 every pot and is up to 30k in about 30 mins, he is hitting everything and outdrawing every one. But he is a donator so I just bide my time I raise AQ from cut off to 500, he 3 bets to 3k5, his range is massive here and decide to play for stacks, not my usual style but sometimes needs must, 20k in the middle AQ v Q10, he picks up a flush draw but misses and I hold, phew.

He manages to spew of most of his chips before the break and the remains go when he gets it in with 74 v AA, flop was 77, but turn and river gave other guy a flush, he was last seen at the roulette table probably giving back what he had won he was ok but slightly lairy.

One thing that has been happening lately is I have been getting bluffed off marginal hands which I have 3 bet pre, I try and take a small ball approach but people seem to want to play for stacks every hand, will make a mental note of the villains tonight who got me off the winning hand.

Fun hand I raise the kitchens 10 3 parsley in the cut off, get one caller ( anyone know why this is called kitchens ?), flop 33Q, it"s how I roll man, didn"t get paid though, i decide to show, think it"s called balancing my range, still a massive nit at heart.

Reach ft not in too bad shape, 30 bigs, flat 77 v utg raise flop AKQ, meh give up like a wimp, miss most of the hands which are limped and I decide to see a flop with, I   win blinds and antes to keep me afloat with min raises in position.

6 left bubble agreed 2 go to war AA v Ak, the 2 biggest stacks, Ak made a straight, AA guy not a happy bunny, he got £80 for his troubles.

I am now short stacked but one guy is hanging on with 2 bigs, and keeps doubling,  icm wise I am a bit hamstrung as he should be gone and the next jump is £100, he eventually gets knocked out so there are 4 left, aggro guy raises I have K10 hearts, this is good enough against this guy, he calls with 22, was only 9 bigs so ok with his call, 10 on the flop,yay, 2 on the turn, boo.

I finish 4th for £240, can"t complain about losing that flip won two earlier when behind AK v QQ, and AQ v JJ, both standard spots, although guy who lost with the queens was not happy, he raises 4xbb, I 3 bet, he should just jam tbh but calls, ace high flop, I lead out and he moans about me getting there and still calls, faded the Q so took a healthy pot.

One more game before Christmas I think, Sunday Gala have a £3k gtee 50/25, if I do anything in that you will see another post, (only sing win I am winning), if you don"t see another post I would just like to wish everyone on Apat and fellow poker players a Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year, except if you are in a pot with me then you can do one, all the best, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 21, 2013, 12:25:08 PM
Have a great Christmas and a stonking New Year !!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: HOLDorFOLD on December 21, 2013, 14:37:44 PM
I haven"t commented on this blog but I have really enjoyed reading it over the year.

Hope you and Susan have a fabby Christmas and all the best for 2014 x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 23, 2013, 01:31:06 AM
Last post before Christmas, played the new game at Gala tonight and as you might guess this is posted before 2:00am so it didn"t go well..

I am not sure if I am annoyed with myself for playing the way I did will let you make any comments, will take them on board.

Had built a decent stack about 40k and the blinds were 600/1200, about 30 bigs, people are still limping at this level, I look down at A8 diamonds on the button, instead of limping along I decide to 3 bet to 4k on the button, with blinds and antes be a nice pot to pick up pre, limpers come along, flop 9 high 2 diamonds, guy leads out 5k, I decide to reraise and it eventually all goes in, obviously don"t hit he improves to trips, he had 10 9 off, sigh.

Actually, just calmed down after watching below, I am happy with the play, if I win the pot I have 80k, lose, get home to bed, I could limp call, call, fold but that"s boring onwards, embrace the variance.

Fish from the fish, merry Christmas to you all. Had a good December poker wise so I should stop whinning.

[youtube=425,350]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kLSoCH5FgJg[/youtube]

Philtc, if you can make it appear on the page would be grateful ta, if not no worries, I hate technology.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 23, 2013, 11:25:50 AM
Cheers Ger.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 23, 2013, 14:12:20 PM
Brian, great results all year mate. Best thread on the forum in 2013 by my estimation.

Hope that you and your family have the best Christmas and New Year. Wishing you much run good in 2014 and have no doubts we will cross paths on the tables and at the bar at some point.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 23, 2013, 23:18:57 PM
Absolutely love this thread and it"s author.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 24, 2013, 03:47:26 AM
Cheers Dave, Rodders, Michelle, you are all making me blush. In poker news,

I decided to play the 2 daily doubles on Full Tilt tonight, got to the ft of one finished 9th, for $50, 66 < AJ, then bubbled the ft of the other one, AJ < 66, $50, too much symmetry in my poker world, not moaning spots were standard, if I reach ft of the second one I get 20% of the jackpot pool! stood at around $3k6, alas wasn"t to be, but there is a bit if good news, I should get a couple of smaller percentages for cashing in both, and being the highest aggregate finisher in both, worked it out should be another $163 or so, gotta win them flips, slightly peeved but that"s poker.

Definitely, maybe the last post before Christmas.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 28, 2013, 04:28:13 AM
Quickie, played the Gala £2k gteed tonight, finished 6th for £110, which will pay for the £5k gtee at the G on Sunday.

Concentration levels were not particularly high, I stationed a guy down with 88, pretty sure he had a flush draw, and even though I hit my set on the river I just called his bet, full house he said, urgh, then realised mine was a higher full  house, missed out on a full double as this guy was never folding his house, massive sigh, wakey wakey Brian, nb it wasn"t the nuts he could have had quads,  ;D always a monster under the bed.

Return from break with 9k5, started with 10k, flop a house holding AA, flop AKK, never got paid,  then get a nice double with 8 10 v 83, flop 88x, people will call me too light at times, it was suited though.

Doubled shorty up 44 v KK, for a 5 bb shove, he had just had AA cracked by 77, so didn"t begrudge him this hand.

Poker Karma here, I jam 12 bigs with A9, guy who I had run in with at Gukpt satellite a few months ago, not one of my favourite people, ( massive fish so like him at the table), he tanks for a few minutes and says, I will have to call you my friend, he tables QQ, ace on the turn, I make the final table with 30 bigs, in the sat a few months ago he had QQ then v my 22 and he slow rolled me then as well, the 2 binked.

Lose a few here and there, raise 99 utg, I am 3 bet, then a 4 bet goes in, I reluctantly fold, AK v KK, ace binks, I call a 5bb shove in the big blind with 9 10 v JJ, so drawing thin, got a sweat a 9 on the flop, but that was it, I jammed A3 for not a lot and the bb called with A9 which held, the guy in the bb had an endless supply of Aces, pretty sure he had them up his arm.

Profits profit so can"t complain, but it"s getting slightly annoying with so many min cashes, got to start winning a few of these things, let"s start on Sunday with the £5k gteed! let"s finish the year with a bang.

Still can"t hit a flush either, a couple of attempts tonight, decided to play them slightly more passively than last week.

Nothing of note online, having a few days running into monsters, or getting coolered in hands, still have $2k on tilt, due to a few bonuses being released and a few small rush sessions, losing a few buy ins in these after my hot streak last week, still prefer mtts to cash so will stick with them for the majority of the time.

I will post again after Sundays game with some goals for next year, in the mean time run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 28, 2013, 10:24:38 AM
Good luck n Sunday Bri.

You going to WCOAP?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 28, 2013, 15:08:30 PM

Absolutely love this thread and it"s author.


As 2103 runs its course this has with out doubt been the best read bar none.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 30, 2013, 01:59:40 AM

Good luck n Sunday Bri.

You going to WCOAP?


Will be trying but slim chance.


Damp squib end of the year tourney at the G unfortunately, ended up firing two bullets, lost the majority of the first when I turned trips QQQ, but the Q gave villain a straight another limp call call call get there situation, no problem we want them to call as a 3 to 1 dog and call as 15 to 1 dog, they do get there, it keeps them coming back, the rest of them I lose in a flip.


The second bullet didn"t fare much better, probably shouldn"t if bothered but as I had cashed at Gala on Friday this swayed decision, think I won 1 hand, and eventually lost K 10 v 77, hit my K on the flop but the 7 hit the river, hey hoh best hand won I suppose.

It turned out to be an expensive curry, ( food provided by casino), it was one of those days were nothing seemed to go right, all part of the fun.

Graph still heading south online but still been a profitable month.

Live probably break even but with Dave"s bink at Brighton I will take that as a live bink so in profit, cheers Dave.
Deep in a couple on Tilt at the minute so hoping to do an end of year bink, watch this space.

Thanks for the feedback regarding blog as well, I find it quite cathartic to write stuff down after games as I am usually wide awake so it gives me something to do.

Actually met someone today whose blog I have read since I started playing (Dan Trett) and he said its nice to get a bit of feedback as he never knows whether he should keep it going or not, incidentally he is a lot more Balla than me and if you haven"t read it it"s worth a glance, he is also captaining the NPf down at Stoke so you may get an insight into his game, clue very aggressive, very good player.

Will make my last post on Tuesday with a review of the year and goals for 2014, look out for a long list of bad beats  ;D ;D.

Kidding, if we keep getting bad beats we are doing something right.

Tourneys went down the pan, turbo sngs made it a profitable evening, super turbos skill game.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 30, 2013, 08:34:15 AM

Will make my last post on Tuesday with a review of the year and goals for 2014, look out for a long list of bad beats  ;D ;D.

Last post of 2013 I assume? Thread must keep going in 2014 obv :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 30, 2013, 09:19:22 AM


Will make my last post on Tuesday with a review of the year and goals for 2014, look out for a long list of bad beats  ;D ;D.

Last post of 2013 I assume? Thread must keep going in 2014 obv :)




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 30, 2013, 11:45:39 AM
Ofc, will continue in 2014, just preparing goals for next year.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 30, 2013, 12:26:49 PM
Day early.

Well that"s another year over with, won"t dwell on the personnel side of life that"s pretty mundane tbh, Susan"s health continues to deteriorate and she is getting less and less interested in anything and it"s quite hard to motivate someone who doesn"t want to be motivated, this can be quite draining tbh but the other choices are not viable, ie strangers/ carers coming in at random times, this was the cause of the initial problem when she fell a few years ago.

Care homes are the other option but she has the right to live in her own home which she has contributed to, so as long as I can look after her I will.

Poker wise it"s probably been my best year, overall cashes have been around the £16k mark, unfortunately that"s not profit, I would say between £5k/£6k, that"s both live and online, not a fortune but every extra penny counts, it"s not totally accurate, but managed to do Vegas on a virtual freeroll, obviously poker wise it didn"t go well but that"s the nature of the beast.

Opr stats indicate a 50% roi after 530 (mtts only)games this year, which in the great scheme of things is not a lot in terms of volume, it"s only on average 10 a week, should get off my backside and put some effort in.

Shark scope is more accurate with all games tracked roi around 20% including all sngs etc.

I should be starting the new year with a $2k5 roll on tilt, and I have enough in the bank to try and sat into some big events next year, and play what"s local.
Pokerstars this year has been poor, definitely losing on there, I don"t intend to deposit anything there, if I fancy a game will just transfer from tilt and play some of the bigger games.

If I do deposit anything it will probably be onto Dtd or Genting for satellites, that"s to be decided.

I don"t think I will be asking for staking online but may put some up for some of  the bigger live events I might want to play, keep an eye open if interested.

The bigger games this year I have done ok in, reaching Day 2 in all but one, all be it a tiny sample, alas the second days haven"t gone so well, got to get that bigger stack on Day 1 so not going back for a flip.

If I do go back for a flip, it would be nice to win one, perhaps next year variance will treat me a bit better in the bigger games.

Locally, until the G release their new schedule will keep an open mind, if they remove the guarantees the games won"t be worth playing as I feel the player pool will diminish quite quickly, again with the takeover at Gala,that is an unknown until details are released.

The above games do not provide big prize pools and with variance what it is in mtts most months it"s a small profit or a small loss, got to accept these games for what they are and use any profit in these for bigger games

Although in profit over at the 2 casinos the prize pools ain"t going to make us rich, remember it"s a night out, as well as an effort to win a bit.

Goals for 2014, online before June get to $7k, this will then be used to book Vegas in November again.

Live, play at least one big game >£300 once every 2 months, either via sats or direct buy ins, again this has to be provided I can find suitable arrangements for Susan and is dependant on where games are available.

I will try and keep this blog going, feedback seems to indicate people do read it, so will try and update the good, the bad and the ugly, of an average joe trying to bink a big one.

To summarise

Reach $7k online by June so I can book Vegas for November.

Make at least one 5 figure score ( I will have to take the odd shot or two but don"t see why I can"t have a go, just have to let the reigns lose on the bankroll)

Play at least 6 live events >£300, providing circumstances allow. One every 2 months seems reasonable.

Life stuff, still be here next year, breathing, walking talking.

Happy new year to each and every one of you, thanks for reading and the comments.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 31, 2013, 23:21:09 PM
Nearly ended the year in style, 61/1200 in big £33 for $100, and 13th in an $8k on tilt for another $100, new years resolution, win flips.

Had an experimental day yesterday, proper grinded mtts and sngs, played about 45 over various sites, spent $600 and was up $350, mainly due to running good in $35 super turbos, (skill game them).

Would I want to do this daily for 8-10 hours a day ?, no thanks, will plod along at a snails pace, head was spinning at the end of the night.

I wanted to start the year with $1k on tilt, but will be starting with $2k7 so enough to play my usual mtts and taking the odd shot now and again.

if I can get Susan sorted will be trying to play Gps at Dtd.

Happy new year and hope everything you wish for, you get, thanks for reading.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 31, 2013, 23:59:29 PM
Have a fecking great one you legend - love you


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 02, 2014, 00:04:08 AM
First bad beat story of the year, not poker don"t panic.

After getting knocked out of yesterdays big 33 realised not much grub in the house, so I popped to the shops for our traditional beef joint on New Year"s Day, get to Marks and Spencer"s and there it is, one beef joint left on the shelf, it was waiting for me to pick it up, the last one must be my lucky day, purchased said item along with all the veg, job done.

Anticipating a nice roast today I finished of my last $11 mtt on tilt, $3 profit, first cash of the new year, unfortunately that didn"t cover the other 3 mtts I played but that"s a different matter, a cash is a cash.

Upon removing the cover from said Aberdeen Angus Beef joint, imagine my horror when I realised some nomark has placed the said Beef joint cover on a feckin meatloaf, massive sigh.

So I probably overpaid for a meatloaf whilst some scrote had my beef joint at a cheaper price, hope he or she choked on it.

Back to reality played the £20 freeroll tonight, it was like fraggle rock, I don"t normally play on a Wednesday and Dave and I both commented on the assembled field, ok I am a bit of a snob at times.

Didn"t end well, flopped two pair but someone had flopped a set, I had outs but they didn"t arrive, on leaving they shouted me back saying up had 750 left, blinds were 500/1k, I declined the offer to return, didn"t fancy the 20 yard return trip.

Incidentally meatloaf ok but Susan not impressed, won"t be buying again, plus I will now check contents of said items to ensure I don"t have to endure this torment again.

This year can only get better.

Love you to Ger.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 03, 2014, 03:56:16 AM
Decided to skip the 6 max at the G, had an offer from Sky deposit 20 get 40 which I took advantage of.

I played the bounty hunter at 8pm , took a couple of bounties and finished in the cash so I now have £100 on there, not sure about the new software though.

Sky was the first site I played on and did ok for a while then the Dym games became popular, the normal sngs dried up, and although profitable at first, they became pretty mundane drab affairs, eventually quit the site and only play when I get an offer which seems to be quite frequent lately.

Disappointing exit hand called off 12 bigs with A 10, blind v blind he had jammed 14 bigs with 56, he got his straight on the turn and that was that.

Had an attempt to qualify for The Gps at Dtd, 13 seats guaranteed get it in good with AQ v QJ, for a top 6 spot, the straight gets there, finished 16th I think,  got £20 for my troubles so will probably have one more go.

Also played the 2 big $26 on Full tilt, finished 15th  in one 13 paid, can"t remember exit hand, and finished 14th in the other for $40, lost a flip for 3rd spot, tens v KJ.
Winnings don"t even cover the cost of both mtts, pretty much a waste of time min cashing on full tilt, just got to go for the top 3.

Overall on all 3 sites break a even night, can feel a win coming though, mini ftops starts next week will be playing a few of them, let"s hope it"s in one of those.

Ps

Headline of local paper, Man almost chokes to death on piece of beef.

This may or may not be true.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 04, 2014, 03:03:19 AM
Another Friday, another final table, another bubble, raise JJ from 23 bigs , flatted by AK 30 bigs , flop 10 high rainbow, it all goes in on the flop, king on the river, pretty standard apart from should be all in pre if villain is going all the way with it, another close but no cigar moment.

Cash back, but again a flip away from a decent shot at £890, hey ho got to accept it and move on.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 05, 2014, 13:49:23 PM
Ready for the new year grind from today starting with ftops, would be nice to run golden in one and get a decent hit.

All dates have been reset on holdem manager and we start with a clean slate but with a bank roll of $3k on Tilt.

Played a few yesterday and went a bit mad with JJ on a ten high flop in the early fiddy, Ak actually won the hand but other guy won the side pot with QQ, should of went with my gut feeling as I thought the original raiser had a big hand, but I did pick up a bit of extra equity with a straight draw which didn"t materialise, would of been for top spot with 13 left.

I have decided to get try and get better at cash just to try and pay for mtts, I played 2 rush sessions yesterday with the following results.

First session results as follows
Hands: 592
Won : $48.20
16.28/100 bb

Second session

I was really pleased with myself because I actually stuck at it after the following occurred early in the session, usually if I lose my stack early I just go in a mood and give up.

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/5599897

Initial thoughts, could 3 bet but decided to keep the pot small if re raised further round, call the raise, cant complain about flop, after my  reraise once villain has min bet me this does stink of  a set or  because of his bet pre AA, KK, QQ, so not folding, sigh nh move on.

We always have to be aware that if we call a 3 bet hoping to hit a set then reverse implied odds do have a bearing but even I am normally getting it in, cooler me thinks

So after losing my first stack in the above hand managed to grind it back to a $100 profit but instead

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/5599899

Played this pretty weakly but it did save me money, the flop isn't really ideal, easily have 2 pairs draws etc, as said played passively saved cash, initial thoughts on these games if people have something decent 2 pair plus they tend to just bet and bet so saved a bit there, perhaps I should go bust but 2 pair or a set was definitely out there on that board.

Again AA bust, with stacks should be all in pre, so again didn't lose the lot but Ak guy never folding post flop.

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/5599901

And finally

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/5599903
Just felt I was beat here, should fold then, but we just have to see.

For Balance

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/5599904

http://www.pokerhandreplays.com/view.php/id/5599905

So second session ended
Hands played: 1015
Won: $43.95
8.66/100bb.

It could have been a lot more if big hands hold, or it could have been a bigger loss if I wasn't such a nit. It should of been a $110 profit but for the last two hands of the session, only played them to get to 1k hand played, idiot that I am,
happy with profit I suppose.

Played the £50 double chance at the G tonight exit hand I jammed with AQ v 10 10, AQx flop,, river a 10, been the story of this year so far.

Apart from the £44 game at Gala will probably have a break from the G for a month, not enjoying the game there at the minute, not because of losing, that"s all part of the game which I accept, just not enjoying it anymore.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on January 05, 2014, 15:44:46 PM
Just some observations about the cash hands. If they are not useful just ignore me :-)

The first AA hand when the guy hit"s a set of Jacks against you. I think you really HAVE to bet that flop. You get called by so much worse that can have called your 3-bet preflop. AQ plays this way and KQ probably does as well. He has quite a few draws in his range as well. You certainly don"t need to go bust against him but you really should be betting that flop. If he raises the spot is awkward. If he flat calls then you bet the turn and it is an easy fold if he raises.

The second AA hand again you just have to bet the mono tone flop. I would probably go $10 and certianly call a shove from the short stack (he most likely would have shoved) if he does not you just put him in on the turn. As played I think the river is a check/fold. You should definitely lose more in this hand :)

The A5 suited, I don"t like how we played this. Calling pre is fine in some cases you can 3-bet but I have no issue with calling. We can also raise the flop.. I don"t really like calling as we still don"t love our hand if we hit the flush. On the turn I am a bit surprised we don"t here from the full house we actually have the odds to call and hit our flush here but we still don"t like it even if we hit. In game I would call not sure it is right though. The bet we face on the river is horrid but now we have to call. If I was him I would have gone full pot there.

I would point out I have played some hands much worse than these this year already myself.

Well done on the session would love to see more posts like this.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on January 05, 2014, 15:52:50 PM
The 2nd AA hand jsut HAS to be a fold on the river, you really beat nothing at that point. Agree with Rodders, should always be C-betting the flop, you will get calls off alot of hands that you have smashed to pieces.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 05, 2014, 18:26:14 PM
Cant disagree with both comments , I am perhaps too risk averse sometimes, instead of maximising winnings I am minimising losses, wrong attitude I know but hopefully that will improve as I play more hands.

I will try and post a few more of these as we plod along.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 05, 2014, 23:40:57 PM
1/1 cash in mftops beat 10k people for a profit of $14, all profits good.

Back in the pool tomorrow, need to do some exercise, feel like crap.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 09, 2014, 01:32:21 AM
In an earlier post, I mentioned sky had given me a deposit bonus and I had spun it up to £100, I decided today to withdraw the £60 and play with the free cash, won 2 dyms for another £40, so withdrew that, then a small spin up on cash for another £40, so withdrew that so £140 to bank, leaving the £40 deposit bonus in.

Tilt Has been slightly tilting this week so decided to play a £22 deepstack on sky which I managed to win for £310, I have now got enough to play the Gps at Nottingham if I fancy it, stuff to sort out at home first, at the minute I would say a 20% chance of playing, too short notice to get Susan looked after so it's a long shot.
Confidence taken a knock the last few day so it was good to take one down.

Swerved the 30/30 at G on Tuesday, probably first one I have missed for a while, as expected G have reduced the guarentees on all their games and to be honest the new schedule doesn't appeal that much,so I doubt I will be putting in a load of games over there for a while, wont hurt to have a break as It was definitely getting a bit stale.

At least they have put the deepstack on the Sunday now with an early start, makes more sense than a workday.

Galas £40 game on a Friday will be my one definite for the week, it gets a decent amount of runners and usually has around £800 up top, variance owes me a bit in this one, final tabling the last 3 out of 4 but with no joy at the business end.

I dont play other variants but had a go at the Irish mftops today and was going along ok until I turned a set with 88, this brought in a straight for the villain, then tilted the rest off would of been in good shape if the eights hold, all part of the fun.

Stoke looks like it will be a lot of fun gl to Captain Jack and the rest of the team, will be railing from home, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.

nb: cash can do one, prefer tournaments, stick to what I enjoy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 11, 2014, 06:18:47 AM
Turned left instead of right tonight on the A19 and ended up in Nottingham to play the £50k gteed game.

Get there with10 mins to spare and register and we are starting with 30k 30 min blinds.

3 bet AQ and turn 2 pair after I bet the flop and turn, villain comes along and raises the river on AKJQ board, I fold and he shows a 10, pretty much expected the way things have started this year.

Win a few after flopping 2 pair with 10 7, I was priced in, honest guv, I was bb and was min raised and 2 callers later.

Chipped up to 42k turning a house with 66 after I raised and c bet a low flop, guy had called with 53, flop was q33 turn 6.

This was my peak unfortunately, I raise KK utg flatted by guy who has a Vpip of 98% and is hitting everything! flop AA4, decide not to c bet as I don"t want to be check raised, bet the turn and am called, I check the 6 on the river which brings in a diamond draw, he jams, I am only beating  a bluff here I think, I still have 30 bigs left if I fold so I give up, he rivered the house he had A6 pre, nh move on.

It was never my intention to return with 20 bigs so with 30 or so bigs left, I call guys shove 15 bigs, with AK, he has Q6, he binks the 6 and does a jig of delight, he was plastered tbh, and he did apologise when he returned to his seat, no problem, nh move on.

Super Laggy guy raises, another guy who has constantly been tangling with him calls, I shove 13 bigs with A6 diamonds, both call, flop A67, eventually 810 is tabled and 87 by the Laggy guy, turn is a 5, river a 9, sigh gg me.

Again I played ok made decent decisions got it in good  but it"s not over till the last card is dealt, frustrating but that"s poker.

It was essentially a freeroll after the win on Sky earlier in the week so no biggie, if your not in it, you can"t win it.

Perhaps I should of turned right and aimed for Gala instead.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 12, 2014, 03:51:15 AM
15th in the Sky Primo tonight for £123, slightly annoying, reraised a 15 big blind min raise with 99, only to run into AA, then jammed 12 bigs with KJ into K10, 10 spiked the river, not a great surprise that, took the £123 of the site so from their kind offer of £40 free for my £20, managed to withdraw £450 this week from there.

I could try and build a roll on there but games during the day are dire so will wait for the next offer or if I fancy one of the bigger nightly games just deposit as and when required.

Alas this only shores up the losses on tilt which is around $350 so far this month, not even close to matching last years biggest downswing which reached $1500 at one point. Loads of time to get to that particular milestone. My positive thinking course proving value for money then, lucky it"s got a 30 day refund for the course.

Constantly running into top of ranges and generally not flipping well in standard spots, going have to learn the art of winning flips from Mike McDonald (timex), whilst watching PCA tonight  he had won 5 all in pre flop flips on the spin, mbn.

There was a drunk guy on the stream who provided a bit of fun, poker at these levels is usually a dour affair, understandable considering the money they are playing for, he just spewed of 45 bigs in his last hand, and left the table with 3 hands left, asking the dealer to bag his chips up, probably a sensible decision as he looked in the mood to lose the lot, gl to him for the rest of the game.

May play the sat at the G later tonight for a 25/25 seat, next one is in Sheffield in a few weeks and am hoping to make an appearance either via a sat or with money won online, will wait and see and decide nearer the time.

Cinema and eat out today courtesy of Sky, let poker pay for the little treats in life, run good, be lucky stay healthy.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 15, 2014, 02:53:11 AM
Hard going at the minute, still slightly up for the month courtesy of Skys offer, the cash outs have paid for my last 3 live appearances which to be honest have been pretty horrible affairs, apart from Dtd which I enjoyed.

Played the sat on Sunday and was a self deal affair, unfortunately I got the short straw and dealt, don"t mind tbh, but i did forget go play early doors, constantly hearing moaning players saying they are card dead started to irritate me but didn"t want to put headphones as this may slow the game down even further.

It"s bad enough every player saying how much every time a bet is put in, without me the dealer requesting the same, the usual bets out of turn went on and I did give a one round penalty to a consistent offender but the td over ruled me, it"s about time this place had some rules for consistent offenders, but that"s for them to decide.

Ran AQ into AK for my knockout hand, would like to say it was standard but I was tilting and should of folded, with 3 seats available and only 9 left against this particular player I was flipping at best, home James.

I was chip leader in a mftops turbo event for a while, but doubling a few shorties up later I was in the middle of the pack and ended up min cashing, boring.

A late decision to play tonight"s 30/30 ( shouldn"t of bothered), get stacked on a 668 board, holding 65, guy rivers a full house, yawn, chips please 10k ok to play with, middle of third level all goes in I have 777, guy hits a 10 for a straight, same guy who stacked me earlier, mbn.

I actually re entered, again another ridiculous decision on my part, throwing £120 at this comp is total stupidity and I deserve a slap, consider myself slapped.

I will withdraw the last £60 on Sky to cover this.

Sucked out on KK with A 10, after he min clicked it back after my initial raise, wasn"t really happy he called my c bet on the ace high flop, but the 10 on the turn was ok, he open folded KK to my bet on the river.

Lose chips twice when I 3 bet limpers and I am out flopped, standard.

Played 77 weakly and deserved to lose the pot because I played it badly, should of reraised original raiser and got it in to win a flip, he had AK, but big blind had come along and hit 555 on the river, if I play it properly he is not in the hand and I win the flip, got to get back to doing stuff right.

Eventually shove A10, into KK and AK, why wouldn"t i, that has been the storey of the month so far.

Apologies if this comes across as a bit of a moan, just reporting as it happens, the good, the bad and the ugly.

A few days away from the tables wouldn"t be a bad thing as I feel as though nothing is going right, but the next game is the next game and the previous games should have no bearing on the decisions, just keep trying to get the chips in good.

If they don"t go in good, get lucky, thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 21, 2014, 20:16:01 PM
Not a lot happening the last few days, serious case of man flu, ok then a cold, had real flu once a few years ago there is a massive difference, don"t want to go through that again.

Just found out I have been playing a bit of Russian roulette on the roads, last week on my return from Nottingham was getting flashed at a lot when overtaking stuff this completely slipped my mind until Friday when taking parents up to Newcastle airport it happened again, on checking I found out both my back lights were out, so have been driving round in a jet black car with no rear lights, think I have used my run good here rather than on the poker tables.

Lights now sorted, not a fuse but a new lighting harness apparently it"s a stock fault on this car.

Made a ft on tilt yesterday only to run into kings with tens for a 9th place, pure cash bubbled the £22 deepstack on Sky, ran A9 into Jacks blind on blind, the previous hand done me, rivering trip queens giving villain broadway, hey ho, also finished 2 off the cash in the triceratops.

Still a losing month so far on tilt but still cashing in 15% of the games played! just need to get deeper and get a first second or third.

Had a winning session on zoom today, thanks to QQ > AA, and KK > AA aipf both, should lose $100 here but got to embrace the variance, ended the session +$135, I am still crap at cash and tilt far too easily.

Off to the G tonight to see if I can get anything going over there, would like to do a cash as it"s the 25/25 at Sheffield this week and that could be on the cards if I can get a bink somewhere, may play it anyway, that"s to be decided nearer the time.

Run good be lucky stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 22, 2014, 04:54:55 AM
Birthday binkage, chopped the 30/30 tonight for £437, chocolate cake was also provided free by the casino, coincidence me thinks, will take it.

Cliffs on the tourney, early doors lose biggish pot JJ v AQ, Q on the river, this left me with 10 bigs at 100/200, decided to take the add on, then quadruple up in a limped pot were I have turned the nut flush, but it"s a paired board KK is shown, and 999 by the other 2 villains, faded the house outs, bink.

36k after the break, lose half when I reraise AK, King high flop, villain has AA, back to 18k, run JJ into KK to lose more and then the grind starts.

Get to final table with 30 bigs, lose AA v JJ, aipf jack on the turn, down to 12 bigs, eventually we lose 4 players so I am gteed £130, serious laddering skills here or the biggest nit in nitsville,sometimes you just have to grind it out.

Lol hand of the night, I push AK 5 bigs, small blind re shoves AJ, 11 bigs, big blind open folds QQ, he then moans because he would of hit a Q high flush, got to love the players at the G, AK holds without hitting so Queens would of scooped without the need for the flush.

My jacks beat 88 and when 4 handed an equal chop is agreed, I probably got the best of the deal as I only had 12 bigs but it is just a shove away from being chip leader, play is so shallow at this point.

Sheffield on Friday a distinct possibility now, thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 24, 2014, 03:26:50 AM
Me again, been a while, ::) online poker teasing me the last 2 days, having a few days off Full Tilt as nothing seems to be going right there at the minute so a change is as good as a rest.

Hello PokerStars, last year here was pretty awful tbh I was winning here at the start of 2013 but am definitely losing after last years efforts, not thousands but if any one oprs me definitely will be marked as a fish but that"s tournament poker, it can be a while between cashes and significant cashes at that.

I know good brm means playing at lower stakes and building a roll but I am not going to go mad but what I am doing here is my initial deposit of $500 I play one table of zoom before I get up 25/50 ( I know it"s ridiculous but it is what it is) and this determines the days tournaments.

Over the last 2 days  I have won enough to cover around $200 of mtt buy ins and today min cashed in the Big 22, 33 and 55 also played the first tcoop and finished 3 off the cash in a $10 cubed, the roll on Stars now stands at $705 and I have made silver star so will look for the freerolls which they attract.

This could go belly up very soon or it could go big who knows but it"s going to be fun whatever happens, more than likely the former but let"s think positive.

Should be at Sheffield tonight for the 25/25, someone coming to look after Susan for the evening so unless anything happens between now and 5 that should be a goer. Any body else playing this ?.

Had a trek in the countryside the other day, it made me realise how unfit I am so this will have to be sorted, my free times when the other Carer comes will be put to good use, cycling or walking, even though I was done in I felt really good, off to buy some walking boots as the trainers I had on the other day were totally unsuitable, any way I digress.

Family news my brother who I mentioned in a previous post just been promoted at work to a senior radiographer, he has only been there 18 months, so big congrats to him, he is just to good.

If there is another post tomorrow you will know Sheffield has gone well, if there isn"t it hasn"t, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 28, 2014, 01:41:14 AM
Sheffield didn"t happen, Susan had a chest infection so to be cautious just played the local game, Carer was round so she was not in danger.

Gala Friday was a non event played very few hands and the ones I did play I ran into KK, then ran into a set of sevens were I bricked a flush draw, and I finally jammed Q10 into KK and AA, all about timing, hit the queen as well.

Saturday seen a really deep run in the big $22 was 20/250, then lost A9 < K9 blind on blind for a top ten spot, instead I dropped down to 47th and I did not move from this position for the rest of the tournament and finished 47/4875 slightly frustrating but it"s poker $177, which has been generously been redonated back into the poker community, easy come easy go.

Sunday, I popped over to play the £20 deepstack and although I didn"t cash finished 15th I think 99 < 55 was my last hand again 5 on the river, as above frustrating I actually enjoyed the game so it was cool.

Another walking session today in my newly acquired walking shoes, had Pokerpops for company along with a young puppy who was white at the start of the walk but was black by the end of it, it"s nice to get a bit of exercise and fresh air as I definitely need it.

Logged onto Full Tilt tonight but after looking at my figures for January decided to swerve it as my graph has been requested for the downhill ski event in the upcoming Olympics in Russia.

Here is the good news, I know you were all expecting it as it is slightly easier to write this when a bink has occurred.

I plonked £22 on Sky to play the deepstack £750 gteed and managed to win it for £300, when we were heads up we started fairly level but I managed to get a 4 to 1 chip advantage just before the break, explaining to Susan this guy has to win the next 4 all in so I should be a shoe in.

1 hour later I have a 4 to 1 chip disadvantage and jammed KQ suited, villain calls with A9, the lady appears on the river, and 30 mins later won it with 72 off v K10, was an 8 bb shove, made a straight, ( this is now my favourite hand and will play it for ever and ever, not).

Any wins I have on Sky I tend to just withdraw the lot and if I fancy a game will just deposit as and when required, the games during the day are not that attractive, but Sky has certainly saved this month as far as online goes.

30/30 tomorrow at G and the £100 monthly £5k gtee on Saturday are next on the agenda, both funded by tonight"s effort, or a sneaky sat attempt for Dtds game in Nottingham at the weekend, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 02, 2014, 11:24:58 AM
Quick review of last months efforts Full tilt losing, down to $2k from $3k, mixture of playing bad, running bad and too many second best hands at crucial times.

Stars, again no luck at the sharp end, probably offset with luck at the not so sharp end so I suppose that"s balance.

Live, cashed in a few so not losing but small win/ break even for the month.

Sky poker definitely saved the month, cashed out £750 from the 5 mtts I played there, perhaps there is message there, grind on Sky rather than tilt, to be decided.

Finished 2 off £500 seat at Dtd, frustrating as I had sucked out on QQ with KQ on a King high board, even after betting flop and turn villain Couldn"t lay down QQ, the case Q hit the river, very annoying.

So new month new hope, not really, played the £100 at G yesterday, at tea break over 29k, dwindled a lot, eventually shoved A 10 15 bigs,  cut off, dealer button reisolates with QQ, Barry arrived on the river, perhaps my luck is changing, nah.

Raise KJ shortie shoves for another 3 bigs so I call expecting to be behind to an Ace, no ahead of Q10, 10 on the flop, karma I suppose after sucking out on his queens, pivotal hand 15bb shoves utg AJ, reisolate with AQ from 25bb stack, Q high flop but villain has nut flush draw and obviously gets there, the last 10 bigs go when I run AQ into AK, pretty standard stuff.

We may have a big bill coming soon, fire was serviced on Friday, and we may have a chimney flue problem, no exact figures but research indicates between £500 and £1k which may mean emptying accounts as normal household budget will not accommodate this.

Annoying bill, but has to be done, safety has to be prime consideration, perhaps this little moan fest will moan one in today, run good be luck stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 06, 2014, 01:24:21 AM
Managed to get to Day 2 of the Grand Prix on Sunday at Dtd, no golden chip, just flicked in the extra 30 which was lingering in the account, got 217k so around 35 bigs, used to playing with a 30 bb stack so worth the trip down the motorway.

Still running/ playing bad online probably time to take a week or two off as it"s starting to effect my mood.

Standard exit at the G yesterday, I have JJ and I am min raised after my initial raise, it stinks of AA KK QQ, of course I don"t go with my read and shove the 10 high flop, should of been an easy fold but no I just have to see that I am right, it was for 15 bigs so it should of been fold or shove pre, he had AA, incidentally 99 had called from the bb and spiked a 9, aces man had a hissy fit, but he doesn"t seem to remember the set he had earlier which cracked someone"s kings, how soon they forget.

Fire issue still not resolved, been promised return calls which have failed to materialise, Susan becoming very sweaty and heavy with 10 jumpers on, fuel poverty for the win.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on February 06, 2014, 16:20:03 PM
Obviously looking for the "like" button :)

Top tips for a deep run - win flips, win 40/60, win 30/70 maybe even the odd 20/80 and above all, hold when you"re ahead.

Hope to join you Sunday, last chance saloon for me tonight.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 06, 2014, 17:22:51 PM
Gl for tonight, hope we can travel down there together on Sunday, as for the tips, the following hands will show its a skill game.

Lost KK v Ak v 2 random short stacks for a 150k pot, this left me with 10k blinds and was on mega tilt, language was ridiculous, really shouldn"t become this emotional, pathetic really.

1k5/3k blinds, jammed 10k with Q6, called by 66, Queen on the river, next hand Jam AJ, 2 randoms call, one I was dominating the other had QQ, binked an Ace so was up to 15 bigs, then a min raise utg and 2 flats it gets to me with 99 on the button, all in, original raiser tanks for ages eventually calls with A 10, won the flip and was at 190k, last but one hand I raise AK on the button, big blind tanks for ages before folding, he didn"t have me covered but would of been left with 10 bigs if we were flipping, probably would of went with it but didn"t have to make that decision.

I was told in the chat box that i flip really well, which in the hands mentioned above I did, but he forgot to mention the Ak v AQ, KK v AK and 10 10 v AQ which I had lost, swings and roundabouts.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 08, 2014, 04:35:35 AM
Estimates finally arrived today for work to be done,research showed a fee between £500 and £1k, it came bang in the middle so a £750 bill smack at the start of the year, massive sigh.   >:(  >:(

After the news earlier in the week with that massive gas explosion can"t be too careful so it"s got to be done, engineer had cut the gas off to the fire as he would be liable if it did go up, so better to be safe than sorry.

I will see what happens on Sunday then decide if I need to withdraw cash from Tilt, down swinging at the minute so if i withdraw some it may reignite the boom switch, ( probably wrong terminology after writing the above paragraph).

Played the £40 at the G tonight, 73 runners, managed to finish 7th for £180, so this will pay for fuel to Nottingham, was always short stacked and the elusive double or treble up never arrived but managed to ladder a few spots, after a few interesting all in and calls, will take it.

Will try and update Sundays happenings on here or Twitter (@erimus1), if you want to follow, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 09, 2014, 20:14:38 PM
Just got home, finished 146th, for £175 I think, probably would of finished in a similar spot if I had stayed at home and blinded out, won blinds and antes with AQ and AK, then pretty much card and spot dead, no biggie just one of those days, exit hand sb jammed JJ into my A10, 8 bigs effective, didn"t hit move on, contemplating the 25/25 sat at the G.

Annoyed I have nothing to whinge about, Gl to any apat members left.

Won half the bill for the flue over the last 2 games, one more game on Tuesday to get the other half.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 11, 2014, 02:08:54 AM
Emptied all poker accounts tonight, made a decision if i reach the same total of my last downswing $1500, I would withdraw the lot and take a break, today I reached that point although I lost a flip on full tilt which would of gave me chip lead with 13 left for a possible $600 win.

The $12 profit I made in this game after playing for 5 hours didn"t seem to help my mood, pointless min cashing in these things.

Withdrew the last $1500, this will pay for the new Chimney flue,(marvellous) and will treat Susan too some new stuff, she deserves something, just for persevering with my outbursts, moans and groans, and the odd bit of smugness coming from a decent cash.

I have enough FTP points to buy a few tourney tickets so if I fancy a game I can indulge now and again, but for the time being will take a rest from Full Tilt.

I still intend to play but will just deposit if and when I fancy it, more than likely sats to bigger events, and the odd big game on Stars. No longer grinding mtts, just get back to playing for fun and the odd bink here and there.

Live will continue as normal, with the Tuesday game at the G and the Friday game at Rainbow (Gala), any success here may be reintroduced online at some point, that"s to be decided at a later date.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on February 11, 2014, 02:52:19 AM

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.

You just do exactly the same you legend you


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 15, 2014, 10:22:39 AM
Fun times at the poker tables this week, online minimal as I withdrew all of the cash so cashed in the points and played a few here and there, made one final table but lost a flip for 20 bigs 66 v AJ in a standard spot, got $175 but need to finish top 3 to make any significant cash, seem to be losing all flips at the moment and a lot of 70/30s.

I will need to win a bit live if I want to deposit any significant amount, my intention will be just deposit enough to play the odd game here and there, can"t be bothered to grind out a roll, not feeling the love for the game, this may or may not change in the future.

Live also been frustrating, after the min cash at Nottingham played twice this week and again running bad in good spots, in fact my last 4 hands in both tourneys when in good positions after chipping up, Ak <  K8 in a 3 bet pot, k8 limped utg and called, she hits 2 pair but fails to get fully paid even on the K8x flop, after double barreling flop and turn she is still there at the river so I checked the river only to be shown the bad news.

Raise 33 early position, get flatted by 42 (always a good hand to flat an early position raiser with)  sb and bb make up, flop 345 rainbow, it all goes in, was never going to hold, sometimes you just feel it, brick turn and the 6 smacks the river, another early night.

And the fun continued last night, after getting up to 25k and comfortable, get it all in (400/800), v an 18k stack AK v AQ, the lady arrived on the flop so was down to 8 bigs which I get in good with 66 v K3, the King binked, so back home before midnight.

The old adage of keep getting it in good and all will be well wearing a bit thin at the moment but it"s all you can do, after that fate/luck will decide.

The saga of the fire continues, flue couldn"t be fitted because a part of my fire was not there, after investigation this can be supplied from manufacturer for a further £175, also advised to get chimney swept which will be done on Monday another £50 bill, so we are almost at £1k after deciding to get the fire serviced a few weeks ago for £55, fml.

Looking into the possibility of a new flueless fire but this one cost £1k new and don"t really want to get rid of it, will have a scout about and decide what to do, more than likely just stump the lot up and get on with it.

This one is trivial to what a lot of the country is going through weather wise but garden fence decided to give up the ghost due to the high winds the other day, so more cash to dish out, our neighbours don"t own the house next to us and I can"t see  much of a chance of a split regarding getting a stronger fence built as the landlord lives abroad, when we lost some ridge tiles last year he wasn"t interested in getting the whole row done at 50/50 cost to make the whole row a lot stronger, hope his roof blows, petty I know, whatever.

Actually the way it"s going if it did blow off it would probably land on my car, so I retract that thought and hope your roof stays the distance.

This is fast becoming the poker playing blog of Victor Meldrew and would like to apologise for the incessant moaning but just telling it like it is.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 16, 2014, 02:42:56 AM
Quick one, played 3 mtts today on tilt, (no tickets remaining), made one final table finished 8th after calling min raise with KQ, flop all hearts including Ace hearts, I have the king of hearts villain has the set of Aces I don"t bink, $55 there, next was the bounty hunter finished 23/200 ish, with a few bounties for another $56 and finally finished 18/875 in the triceratops, jammed AJ 15 bigs over utg limper who eventually calls with KQ, flop was j 9 10, marvellous, $102, at least I have started to run deep again, just need that bit of luck at the end, where have I heard that before.

At least i have built a tiny roll from the tickets and have $390 to splash about with, pondering a trip to Newcastle later today for a sat to the Sky event at Dtd, or may take a single satellite shot online, or more than likely play the £20 freeze out at the G, choices, choices.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 17, 2014, 11:24:18 AM
Played the deepstack at the G last night and again it got 60 plus runners, was a total grind but managed to get to final table along with Dave, I finished 7th for £80 and Dave managed a 3 way chop for £300+, so an extra £27 for me as we always swop 10% if we play the same comp, buy in £25 so a cash is a cash, there was a weird spot not involving cards.

Made an incorrect fold v Dave when he made a move with 77, I had 2cd pair decent kicker, but he double barrelled turn and river, repping the flush or the over card, flushes been getting there lately so I gave him the benefit,  I was wrong but it happens.

I also folded to him again when I had 3 bet with 99 and he flatted with AQ, flop was QJx.

One over card I would have reraised flop but I folded again, like the nit I am, albeit correctly, I know he can raise light but utg I will put him on a strong hand range especially when I 3 bet him. Can"t win by folding all the time but on the other hand better spots may pop up down the line.

Utg raises ( he has been very active), I 3 bet JJ, I then get min 4 bet followed by a jam from the big blind, utg folds, I go with my read and fold, the 4 bettor gave a bit of speech play and Knowing this guy if he is talking he is very strong, I still have 24 bigs left so I fold, AA v  big blinds 88, initial raiser folds, Aces hold, pleased with my play here as the last few times in a similar position I just thought feck it and get it in hoping to hit the miracle card.

Our table gets broken and I am assigned a new seat, which is currently occupied, the td or computer had got it wrong so I was stood about for 15mins waiting for a shortie to bust, no one did so had to make one table 11 handed, td was apologetic and gave me a couple of vouchers for free reg for my next 2 games, wasn"t worth making a fuss about.

A young kid who had ran golden in the first few levels up to 120k before the break asked me don"t I get bored by not playing hands ?,  he has me assigned as the biggest nit over there, I gave him my reply at bubble of the final table when I was there with 150k and he had 80k, marathon not a sprint, he didn"t make the final table.

It"s a pretty easy game when the deck is hitting you in the face as it did to him in the first two levels, get more satisfaction from doing the right things at the right times, this game can be a total grind at times.

One of the many things that annoy me over there is the constant moaning at the dealers about getting crap hands, sometimes the cards don"t matter, although after I had 3 bet with j7 and flopping 8 9 10 was quite fun. I know j7 is a crap hand to 3 bet with but I thought it would get the limpers out as I hadn"t played a hand for a while, it didn"t, (got to remember where I am playing), i also got 2 callers behind.

I get a full double up by guy who had hit top pair top kicker, even though turn and river was KK, he said, he knew I didn"t have a King, good read that then I didn"t have a king.

Been a relatively decent couple of days, but not doing as well as Simon Deadman. who is totally crushing everything he plays, he must be up there as one of, if not the best mtts players around, I have been on the same table as him a few times in my limited experience of bigger buy in games and he is not an easy player to play against, watching him play on the live stream he just doesn"t make mistakes, obviously gets a bit of luck here and there but he is always there or there abouts, skill game.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on February 17, 2014, 14:56:23 PM
The sevens hand was a perfect storm for me with the run out allowing me to rep the flush perfectly. Heart in mouth moment when I bet the river though.
The Sunday game there is so beatable that it seems a crime not to play it.
My prospects were helped by getting lucky late on again. Last week it was J3>AK this week it was QJ>AK but that doubled me up to well over average and when we got to five handed play I was just hoovering up chips with 2 or 3 min raises an orbit and an awful lot of walks.

Deadman though - what a player.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 22, 2014, 03:40:40 AM
Fun times at the poker tables this week, after Sundays profit donated most of it back in the following manner.

Mondays 15/15 finished 10th, 5 paid so nowhere near the cash, Tuesdays 30/30 again 11th final table bubble, again immaterial as only paying 5, ended up being a 30/30/30 so breaking even for the week.

Tonight"s game at Gala, got in a raising war early on I had KK, villain obviously has AA, no bink, re entry please, 5 mins before the break, reraise mid position raiser with QQ, 10 high flop, oops he has the Aces again, no bink, left with 2k5 with blinds at 150/300 after the break.

I  limp AA from utg, get 6 callers, from a less than 10 bb stack seems pretty obvious to me what I should have here, K high flop, I get back to 6k, the rest of the game is spent grinding away, get lucky when I have 8 bigs, and decide  10 2 clubs should be live enough over a min raise from button and a flat from small blind, AK re isolates and sb folds QJ2 flop, fade the outs and have 18 bigs now.

Get to the final table with 13 bigs, utg min raises I jam JJ, button rejams QQ, big blind also goes all in JJ, and initial raiser has the bullets, the Ace high flop seals it and he quadruples up, must be nice, got £90 so a £6 profit £1 per hour, wiii.

To run into AA three times is pretty unfortunate especially holding KK, QQ and JJ, this has been the tale of the tape online as well just running into monsters constantly.

As previously stated took most of the cash offline for now and as for re depositing not sure yet, will just pick and choose games, waiting for Coral to confirm they have closed my old account so I can download the new Apat Site, hope this gets sorted before Sunday so I can play the Sunday game.

We have a clash of games on Tuesday which may provide an overlay at one or both casinos, I will probably give the new game at Gala a go, but if I bust out early G has extended it"s late reg so if there is an overlay it may be worth popping over there, again will wait and see.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 28, 2014, 02:09:14 AM
Made the final table at the G on Tuesday, but again with only 5 paid we need to win that first hand to get to a stack with some fold equity, I had 13 bigs, the average was just over double that, so win one hand and I have a chance of cashing, alas my A8 suited wasn"t good enough v villains 77. These games always end up so shallow at the business end and there is very little play, shoving and calling ranges required knowledge

Crucial hand lost was KK v A7, (500/1000) after villain had limped utg got the usual 3 callers, I have original limper covered so I set him all in with kings! I here those magic words "oh feck it I call", Ace is the window card and sb informs me he has folded a king, thanks for that.

Made 2 sets earlier which got me chipped up, also flopped quad jacks which I didn"t get paid with, so had my share of run good before losing to the 3 outer which made me a short stack, enjoyed the game though which is half the battle.

Made a small loss live , made a few final tables but not converting them to a decent cash which is annoying.

Minimal stuff online as said previously I withdrew most of the cash to pay for some work to the house, undecided about whether to re deposit, not feeling it at the minute so will just deposit as and when I fancy a game.

G have the £5k gtee on Saturday which clashes with Apat at Aspers, but as I can"t get someone to sit with Susan all day it makes sense to play the game 10 minutes from home in case I have to get back in case of any emergencies, so good luck any one playing at Newcastle.

May try and qualify for Sheffield GPS this month and there is also a 25/25 in Huddersfield at the end of the month, I will have to win something locally or sat in if I want to play these games.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 02, 2014, 13:25:19 PM
Mini report of yesterday"s game, 42 runners 9 re entries so guarantee met £1k9 for first place, didn"t trouble the cashier, finished around15th.

First hand of significance I raise AJ mid position, sb and bb both make up, flop AK6 all clubs, not ideal but I c bet 1/3 pot and both call, turn card was an Ace, things looking up but still got to be slightly wary, pot is around 4k5, I bet 2k, it now kicks off sb shoves for 8k, bb re shoves for 16k I have 14 behind.

Although I have a decent hand I am pretty sure I am dead unless I hit an Ace for quads or a jack for a full house, I reluctantly fold, small blind has a small flush and bb has a full house, he had pocket Kings pre, surprised no reraise pre, so I had him on 66 or a bigger flush, small blind saved me some chips I think.

Raise KQ mid position again flatted  by 3 behind miss flop but c bet, I am jammed on a 10 high flop, I fold, it all goes in QQ v 10 5 ( it was suited), it didn"t win.

Down to 10k with 5 mins left before tea, as I was going home to feed and sort Susan out decided I needed a double if it was worth the journey back, luckily I get KK and it holds v AJ so 22k at break, could of late regged it and been in the same spot, guy next to me regged 10 mins before the break and was up to 55k mbn..

I win a few when I raise 67 diamonds in cut off, floptastic 66A, and get a significant double with AK v QQ, so I am up to 50 ish.

The next few hours are a total grind, and eventually dribble down to 15 bigs, I am not averse to taking risks with marginal hands but at this stage shorties were pushing and my hands were not good enough to even get a sweat from.

I look down at A 10, this will do, nope raise, reraise, I fold AK v 10 10, wouldn"t of been in the best of shapes, eventually I get my last 10 bigs in with A10 v 33, villain hits a 3 on the flop and the 10 hits the river just for rubs.

I am cutting down on the number of games locally I am playing, I am spending too much and the prize pools are not massive so it doesn"t take long to get in a hole, will concentrate on sats for Dtd, gukpt me thinks. I will still play at least once a week and the monthly £100.

I also made a final table on tilt on Friday night but my JJ was never going to beat KJ for a chance to win the lot, a bit of a confidence boost though.

Obviously if local games being dropped, reports will be less,  hoorah) I hear you shout,  but if anything significant happens will let you know. I hope this blog didn"t come across as one big whingefest, I do enjoy poker and have had some good results here and there but as I said in my initial post it always was a journey to mediocrity, and perhaps I have finally arrived, it"s been fun though, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 23, 2014, 12:12:32 PM
Been a while, so a small update on what"s been happening.

As stated in above post volume online and live cut due to run bad, playing  bad, variance, more than likely the middle one.

Had a sweat with Boingblitz in his good run in the Gps at Sheffield, alas the standard flip didn"t go his way at the business end, unlucky Brian good effort though, thanks for the sweat.

Back at it this week, the first being a sat to a 25/25 seat 12 runners 3 seats guaranteed finished 4th, last hand was typical of the way it has been going , hit 2 pair with Ak and came third in the hand v  a set and a rivered straight, it was standard spot limp, reraise by me, flat jam, call, call.

Susan had friends round on Tuesday so played the 30/30 and got off to a flyer when AA held when I flopped a set, but the run out was 4 clubs and 4 card straight on board, villain had a non club raggy ace.

It all kicked off 2 mins from the break there is a 5 way all in creating a +40k pot, K9 (shortie who wants to rebuy), v AQ v JJ v AJ v 88, I had the jacks, the 88 flopped a set but by the river AJ had the straight, sigh had to reenter.

With re entries the game tends to go a bit mad in the last level before the break, and Jacks in this spot looked like AA.

To cut a long story short made the final table and finished 5th for £170 but I was in for £100, gave Dave his customary 10% and after deducting last weeks sat attempt another break even week! should of stayed at home would of been no worse off.

Played at rainbow on Friday night and played the worst I have played in a long time, limping along with everyone losing loads of chips when I shouldn"t be involved, losing the lot on a j high flop with a crap kicker, although I did get slowrolled when he had KJ blind on blind v my J6, lesson learned stop limping with rubbish and just play my normal game.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 27, 2014, 11:04:30 AM
Run of min cashes continues  to frustrate, better than losing I suppose.

Sundays deepstack at the G was going ok until I raised utg with 10 10 from a 22 bb stack, guy open ships from the button (20 bigs) decide to take the flip be surprised if he doesn"t have AK, he shows A3, someone pipes up I folded an Ace, didn"t matter though the flop came AA3, yawn, obviously has x ray vision and could see through the deck, nh sir finished 15th or so, all was not lost as Pokerpops went on to win it so I actually picked up more than 9th place.

Tuesdays 30/30 was next, got through the break with about 25k and was gifted chips with pretty stupid bluffs when I had the nuts but lost a few chips before the final table so was in shove or fold mode until I got the double up required with 93 off, was in bb limped round flop 33A, guy jams 22, I call and hold.

Go card dead with 5 left jam Ak over shorties shove, bb calls Ak v Ak v AQ, the other Ak 4 flushes it for the lot, I covered shortie  so finished 4th for £200.

Played a few on Stars last night including big 22 was chip leader for a good 2 hours, QQ had held in some big pots at least 3x, so it was inevitable that QQ would lose v 55 aipf for a top 20 spot, yuk, min cashed in 3 other games for a profit of $55, if only the queens would of held it could of been so different.

New game on Saturday at Rainbow a 50/25 £3k gtee prob give that a go, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 30, 2014, 05:35:20 AM
New game at Rainbow yesterday attracted 50 ish runners, most people thought it was a 50 + 25 but actually ended up as a 50 25 25 with 10k chips for each add on.

Should of just made it a £100 freeze out with a 20k starting stack to avoid any confusion, imo.

I took the first add on and at the break was up to 29k so didn"t bother with the extra 10k as I only had the £75 with me, begrudge paying £1.75 to withdraw the cash in the casino, total nit as ever.

Had the fortunate situation tonight when I called the short stacks all ins after my initial raise, my hands actually held AJ > K 10 and AQ > K8, these two little scoops kept me in a comfortable spot most of the game.

We get to the final table  9 handed and as it"s been a bit of a slog, only 7 get paid so we still need to get busy, everyone agreed 8/9 get paid £150 so we are in profit.

3 bet AA v utg raise, unfortunately this is not against one of the local spewtards and he folds KQ suited.

I squeeze 10 10 from the small blind and manage to lose 2 limpers but the big stack has stayed along for the ride, I c bet a 9 high flop and it gets a fold.

Blinds reach 5k/10k and the average stack is 18 bigs, with the chip leader having 30ish, we agree a chop taking £550 each and the chip leader taking a bit more which he agreed to, this was more than 4th place cash, it was late and everyone wanted to get home, I was ok with it as Susan had phoned and I needed to get back, my son was with her but he couldn"t do what was needed.

It was a really good game, managed to make one or two moves against some of the better players who I know can fold in certain spots and won"t just call because they have put money into the pot, and also managed to get paid from the people who have to call because they have put money in the pot usually with worse holdings.

It"s been a good end to the month with 4 consecutive cashes including Dave"s from last Sunday.

Next week will be trying to sat into Dtds £500, also playing the 30/30 on Tuesday and possibly tonight"s deepstack, let the run good continue, online still sucks though, even though my last $100 on Stars has let me play about $100 worth of tourneys this week, and I still have $100 left in my account, courtesy of a few min cashes and a profitable zoom session, still undecided whether to redeposit again on Tilt at the minute, I need to be in the right mood, and I am still not feeling it.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 14, 2014, 11:20:13 AM
April pretty much continues the way it has been all year, nothing much to shout about, made 3 final tables for min cashes live so a losing start to the month, taking into account all buy ins.

Online I had an 11th place finish in a $33 on Stars  for $189 but that has disappeared back into the poker economy in a series of non events.

Saturdays £100 game at G was another frustrating game, (look away now whinge alert).

Started off ok got up to 27k from 20 but then lose a few with 3 bets in position completely whiffing flop and unable to continue with villains betting big and me not being able to continue.

KK loses to A4, and I am back to starting stack after the break, may as well of late regged it.

Lose 10k when I triple barrel a j high flop with QQ, only to be beaten by 83 off who had housed up on the river, the flush draw getting there probably saved me from doing the lot, villain bet really small on the river which I paid off but probably lost the minimum.

Get most of the chips back from same villain as above when I limp AA utg, flop a set and villain stacks off with j5, AJ6 flop.

Down to 10k get back into it shove 88 snapped by AJ, door card j middle card an 8, I fade the flush draw on the river so back to 25k.

Card and spot dead for the next 2 levels, try and steal blinds and antes from dealer position but blinds are in no mood to give up and both raises and c bets meet All in resistance, so back to a 12 bb stack, get 99 which  I shove over aggro guys opening raise, he is probably priced in and shows j3 off, never in doubt, jack hit the river and I am gone, I understand he has to call he was getting 2.5/1 but raising utg with at least 2 stacks between 10 and 15 bigs between him and winning the pot uncontested with J3 off is a bit hopeful to say the least, then again I am out the door and he is gathering the chips.

I want the calls with KK v A4, QQ v 83, 99 v J3, just got to learn to hold.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 24, 2014, 02:55:20 AM
After a load of dithering about whether to redeposit and start playing again decided to put $500 onto stars and start the journey of a freeroll to Vegas in November again.

I won a sng and regged a $55 mtt, finished 5 off the cash when I lost a flip, possibly could of folded into the cash but hey ho wasn"t to be, started playing a 5 5 5 on Stars and managed a 4th for $495 made the 2cd nut flush on the river but villain had made the nut flush on the turn, was an aipf KQ v A2 of the heart variety, was 1k2 up top which would of been the flights sorted.

It was a bit of a confidence boost as it"s been a while since cashing for a decentish amount, hopefully will hit a bit of form or luck and get a few more cashes.

Played the G 30/30 on Tuesday, only in for 30, had 18k at the break which is enough to try and get a double up in the turbo part of the game, but nothing much happened lost an Ak v QQ late on, I failed to hit.

G also had sats on for the 25/25 series on Sunday, 3 seats guaranteed I was the only one registered at 20:55, 3 players required to start, they cancelled the game at 21:05, 3 more players turned up within that 5 minutes but they wouldn"t start the game, pretty sure they would of made the guarantee as the normal game had 60 in, and  people were busting and asking to play.

Rainbow have their monthly special on Saturday, will probably give that a spin, see if I can make it 2 cashes on the trot.

The road to Vegas starts here.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 26, 2014, 13:20:37 PM
Decided to play Rainbows £40 freeze out  last night, turned into a good decision as I got a chop for £390, so tonight"s game is a definite starter now.

I had been watching a few videos earlier in the day regarding the mental side of poker and found it quite a help, the narrator broke down different personality types and I was in a category which pretty summed up my poker efforts to a tee, it may of been a coincidence or I just got lucky but threw in some unconventional moves here and there, ( deviated from my normal character), and managed to chip up to about 60k and was pretty comfortable, I also held in all ins versus short stacks which helps.

The wheels started to come off though as I had put the big blind in for 12bigs with A10, sb has folded, bb called with the same hand but managed to 4 flush it.

I still had 35 bigs so not a problem, lost a few in blind v blind spots, once I raised, the other I limped, big blind was a non believer and tbh he was correct in both spots, hate playing from the small blind, big leak.

Get moved tables, 12 left 8 paid, dealer raises, I jam KQ suited, then the words you don"t want to hear from Big blind, oh feck it I am bored he rejams  dealer folds, I am behind to A 10, bink KK flop, faded the flush draw on the river.

I now have 25 bigs, but lose a flip when I called a jam with 77 he has A10 and gets there.

Final table reached but it"s the usual shove fest, I jam AJ blind on blind which gets through and a lets me see a few more hands, guy who 4 flushed me earlier jams JJ I snap with AQ and get there, embrace the variance.

This guy got very unlucky on the ft after losing that flip he was all in with 10 10 v A5 v KQ, queen on the flop Ace on the river for the 2 pots slide 2 the others, he then jams J 10 into JJ, ul gg.

Blinds at 5k/10k, chip leader 18 bigs takes £450, the rest get £390, get home at 4;15am, been a long night.

Had to get to a place near York at 10 so only got 4 hours kip, off to sleep for a few hours before tonight"s effort.

Rainbow had an array of new dealers tonight, assuming they have had a recruitment drive and all had been to a dealer training event, all in all they were ok, bit slow but understandable, it doesn"t help when 3 or 4 people are telling them how to split side pots etc, one or two were expecting the players to count the all ins, no doubt this will improve as they deal more.

Depending upon tonight"s result, I have some winnings to throw at a few sats for ukipt, or treat us to a fancy coffee machine, poker winnings for treats, sleep beckons, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 27, 2014, 05:35:51 AM
Mini heater continues tonight with a 3rd for £750 at Rainbow, my exit hand being AQ v AJ, me holding the AQ, Jack on the river, normally I would have a good moan to myself all the way home about it but I got  my share of good fortune earlier so no complaints.

Grinded my way to the final table, and was at least in profit £200 so ok with that, then the slog started, hard work folding and waiting for spots.

Gi Mac was first out his AA cracked by KQ, straight on the river, I ladder a few spots and have gained an extra £50 with 6 left, I was rewarded for my patience, (nittyness), no spots or hands to be honest, with a full double up KK v KQ, then the fun started.

We are only 12 bigs deep and drunk guy raises and I look down at 77, and re jam and he snaps me off with 99 which holds, I am left with 15k which is half a big blind, I go in blind and run 67 into Queens, I river a straight, next hand 44 holds v A 10 and another double, next hand j5 beats A2 and I was back in the game, guaranteed £400 now.

2 more are eliminated and we are pretty much equal, a deal is mentioned but all are happy to play on, 3 left and the cruel blow, button jams with AJ, I snap with AQ, I wasn"t confident here as he turned a straight draw and thought that might get there but alas the Jack appeared, I am left with fumes which goes in and doesn"t connect,  as said I had my luck earlier so got to accept it, happy to bank nearly £1200 over 2 nights, can"t complain about that.

Oh just had a thought Vegas in the summer may now be a viable option, next game, sat for the 25/25 tonight or deposit a bit on Dtd for sats to  ukipt or £250 game.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 05, 2014, 11:08:42 AM
Sunday Funday, battled my way through 12k people in the bigger $8 game on Stars for a $40 prize, standard exit KK me v AQ,(50 bb pot) no ace required just 4 flush it, had said to Susan 5 mins before Due aces or kings soon, standard then.

Scoop 1 was going ok until I 3 bet KJ v loose opener and bet all the way and lost to K3 on the river, the K high flop was always good, the 3 on the river scuppered my chances in that one,  people just don"t fold anymore (I know,we don"t want them to), didn"t trouble the scorers in that one.

Then finally the one that hurt the most 7th in a ukipt sat with 5 seats guaranteed, had to take the flip with 99 v AQ, (12 bigs), Queen hit, there was one really short stack on the table so was effectively the bubble pretty sure win that flip would of been a guaranteed seat.

The guy who I had lost the flip too had my number, every hand I played against him he beat me, always behind as well.

I made a mistake earlier when calling a raise with 910 spades, villain had min raised AK, I turned the straight, and get it all in but the 10 on the river gave him the nut straight, I didn"t really have to get involved in this hand as I was chip leader but had folded twice to his 3 bets previously, it"s just been the story of the year so far, looks like it"s the 25/25 at Leeds for me this week, probably playing Friday night.

£1.50 in the tin then, apologies for the moans but it is what it is.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 11, 2014, 02:45:46 AM
Swerved Leeds 25/25, makes more sense to play the local game next month. G had their monthly £5k guarantee, it got 39 runners plus 7 re entries so a £400 overlay, plus the nightly game overlayed slightly as well.

Ground out a 5th place finish for £400 jamming K3 into AK sb to bb, no complaints was a standard spot.

A few highlights first hand, 22k starting stack, kid raises A6, bb reraises AK, kid calls, flop A6x, pot has 700 chips in it, bb bets 7k into 700, yes you read it right, kid calls turn is a 6, old guy jams the other 15k in,  which obviously he insta calls and 22k is shipped over to the young lad, mbn.

I raise j9 clubs, get called in 4 spots, flop 7 8 10, 2 clubs, it is eventually all In at the river, villain also has J9, unfortunately no club appeared or that would of been a nice double.

I raise AA utg, get min reraised then bb jams, obviously insta call, min reraiser eventually folds and we both have AA, flop 10 high, min reraiser had 10 10, swerved that one, we chop the pot, although the way villain was running a 4 flush was a distinct possibility.

There were a few spots on the final table were if I had been a bit more gung-ho I could of chipped up (eventually rivering the nuts),but I was correct in my reads pre, can"t be results orientated, frustrating but hey ho.

I finally won a flip on the bubble, jammed Q8 small to big, and was racing against 33, hit an 8 and it held, not been flipping too well down there lately so it was nice to win one.

Didn"t trouble the cashiers at Gala last night but one hand stuck in the memory, I wasn"t involved but on the flop of 10 7 A, all the chips fly in and the hands shown down were 77, 10, and AA, first time I have seen that live, rigged I tell you.

Unsure of what i will be playing this week as I feel a bit pokered out, if anything will be Rainbows £3k on Friday night, run good, be lucky stay healthy.








Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 31, 2014, 10:55:36 AM
Been a while, cut back on playing live and online, just flicking some in here and there, this month has not gone well with only one cash live and one semi decent cash online, so overall losing.

The games I have been playing I just seem to consistently run into big hands with me having decent hands and if the villains haven"t got there they will by the river, hey ho it"s poker got to accept it.


Conspiracy theory of the month below

Earlier in the month we were at the final table when a young girl shoves all in with 99 and guy calls with 10 10, a 9 binked and this crippled the guy and he gets knocked out in the next hand.

I see the same guy at Rainbow the following night and he asked how I got on, I explained I got knocked out in 6th place.

He then went on to say that he had heard that the G casino has a policy to favour the regs and the dealer some how manipulated his exit hand the 10 10 v 9 9 hand and that is why he was knocked out, I would like to think he was being sarcastic but his demeanour didn"t give that impression, he is also a reg by the way.

Last day of the month, so it"s the £3k guarantee at Rainbow tonight so will be trying to make it a hat trick of cashes and try and go better than last months 3rd position.

The 2 casinos are in a bit of a battle at the moment as the G has managed to get the £1/£2 cash game from Rainbow, don"t know the reasons why and is also upping it"s guarentee to match the Rainbows game on a Friday, so it will be interesting to see if G takes a complete stranglehold on poker in the area, personally I prefer Rainbow which is a complete turnaround for me, it wouldn"t surprise me if Rainbow started to lose players they just give up on the poker because they don"t seem to want to battle it out with the G.

Re season 8, can"t play as many as I would like but Leeds will be on the list but should be flicking it in online, got 1 ticket for the 25/25 in a few weeks hope to get another so I can have 2 bullets at it, run good be lucky stay healthy.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 01, 2014, 08:53:28 AM

Been a while, cut back on playing live and online, just flicking some in here and there, this month has not gone well with only one cash live and one semi decent cash online, so overall losing.

The games I have been playing I just seem to consistently run into big hands with me having decent hands and if the villains haven"t got there they will by the river, hey ho it"s poker got to accept it.


Conspiracy theory of the month below

Earlier in the month we were at the final table when a young girl shoves all in with 99 and guy calls with 10 10, a 9 binked and this crippled the guy and he gets knocked out in the next hand.

I see the same guy at Rainbow the following night and he asked how I got on, I explained I got knocked out in 6th place.

He then went on to say that he had heard that the G casino has a policy to favour the regs and the dealer some how manipulated his exit hand the 10 10 v 9 9 hand and that is why he was knocked out, I would like to think he was being sarcastic but his demeanour didn"t give that impression, he is also a reg by the way.

Last day of the month, so it"s the £3k guarantee at Rainbow tonight so will be trying to make it a hat trick of cashes and try and go better than last months 3rd position.

The 2 casinos are in a bit of a battle at the moment as the G has managed to get the £1/£2 cash game from Rainbow, don"t know the reasons why and is also upping it"s guarentee to match the Rainbows game on a Friday, so it will be interesting to see if G takes a complete stranglehold on poker in the area, personally I prefer Rainbow which is a complete turnaround for me, it wouldn"t surprise me if Rainbow started to lose players they just give up on the poker because they don"t seem to want to battle it out with the G.

Re season 8, can"t play as many as I would like but Leeds will be on the list but should be flicking it in online, got 1 ticket for the 25/25 in a few weeks hope to get another so I can have 2 bullets at it, run good be lucky stay healthy.








Not sure if serious?

Name and shame though :)



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on June 01, 2014, 12:04:16 PM


Been a while, cut back on playing live and online, just flicking some in here and there, this month has not gone well with only one cash live and one semi decent cash online, so overall losing.

The games I have been playing I just seem to consistently run into big hands with me having decent hands and if the villains haven"t got there they will by the river, hey ho it"s poker got to accept it.


Conspiracy theory of the month below

Earlier in the month we were at the final table when a young girl shoves all in with 99 and guy calls with 10 10, a 9 binked and this crippled the guy and he gets knocked out in the next hand.

I see the same guy at Rainbow the following night and he asked how I got on, I explained I got knocked out in 6th place.

He then went on to say that he had heard that the G casino has a policy to favour the regs and the dealer some how manipulated his exit hand the 10 10 v 9 9 hand and that is why he was knocked out, I would like to think he was being sarcastic but his demeanour didn"t give that impression, he is also a reg by the way.

Last day of the month, so it"s the £3k guarantee at Rainbow tonight so will be trying to make it a hat trick of cashes and try and go better than last months 3rd position.

The 2 casinos are in a bit of a battle at the moment as the G has managed to get the £1/£2 cash game from Rainbow, don"t know the reasons why and is also upping it"s guarentee to match the Rainbows game on a Friday, so it will be interesting to see if G takes a complete stranglehold on poker in the area, personally I prefer Rainbow which is a complete turnaround for me, it wouldn"t surprise me if Rainbow started to lose players they just give up on the poker because they don"t seem to want to battle it out with the G.

Re season 8, can"t play as many as I would like but Leeds will be on the list but should be flicking it in online, got 1 ticket for the 25/25 in a few weeks hope to get another so I can have 2 bullets at it, run good be lucky stay healthy.








Not sure if serious?

Name and shame though :)



I"s true ya knows, live poker is rigged - stick to online imo, at least you know it is fair :-)

Are you two rocking up to the G on 14th August? Rumors are there will be a little game then :-)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 12, 2014, 12:45:38 PM
Not a lot happening at the minute, chopped last weeks Thursday game for £225 at the G, this has since disappeared into the fine dining establishments of the Teesside area, trying for another ticket into the 25/25 tonight, got one already but worth another go for a second bullet.

Looking forward to the 25/25 game at the G at the weekend, hope to emulate Robs success last week, well played sir, nice bink. Any Apaters coming to Stockton this weekend ?.

I will be playing 12pm flight on Saturday, fingers crossed for that one.

Lost all discipline online, no bankroll management just playing when I feel like it, usually start a game on the iPad whilst doing other stuff then onto PC if deep.

A case in point last night in the big $11 got up to 300k on the iPad then went to PC with 50 left, alas lost 2 pretty standard spots when I called with ace high hands v late position shoves, I was ahead in both cases but the poker gods didn"t oblige and lost both 60/40s, finished about 44th for $150 ish, sucked out on kings with tens earlier for no cash so can"t complain, still frustrating though, think 8500 people started so was a decent run.

Re August, should be there or there abouts.






Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 13, 2014, 01:37:20 AM
Arrived 1 hour early for the sat tonight, regged for the normal game instead, got £200 so got another bullet if needed at the weekend or I can just go and buy a new hat.

Also won the free raffle for a £100 seat next month, an ok session.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on June 13, 2014, 23:03:22 PM

Not a lot happening at the minute, chopped last weeks Thursday game for £225 at the G, this has since disappeared into the fine dining establishments of the Teesside area, trying for another ticket into the 25/25 tonight, got one already but worth another go for a second bullet.

Looking forward to the 25/25 game at the G at the weekend, hope to emulate Robs success last week, well played sir, nice bink. Any Apaters coming to Stockton this weekend?

I was watching the final table last week in Didsbury and Rob played really well a deserved winner. I was talking to him at the break.
I am making my way up to sunny Stockton tomorrow for the dinner time flight also.
We haven"t seen each other since we were on the same table Bolton GUKPT last year Brian, I think we got involved in a couple of hands together if I remember rightly.
I am sure we will bump into each other at some point,  hopefully on the ft.
All the best
Craig







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 14, 2014, 20:36:04 PM
Made day 2 I have 70,500 which is just above average, happy with how it went.

Craig also made Day 2 with 147k, he may be chip leader, well played sir.

Played pretty snugly as per usual, was nice to 3 bet 86 ( think it"s called balancing your range)early v 2 players and the flop to come 457 rainbow, (timing is everything), got a few chips of 1 caller who was calling to hit the straight.

Got 3 streets of value with AA on a jack high flop.

Missed a bit of value when I raised AK pre, low card flop, I c bet and hit the King on the turn, guy check raised me on the river, normally this is 2 pair or a set in my world so I just called, relieved to see he insta mucked, spoke later and he had a weaker King.

Hit a set with 99 on a 2 club board with straight possibilities, check raised guy who had lead out, was happy to play for stacks here obviously, he folded claiming an overpair, not sure but hey ho, will take it.

I was only all in once when I called guys all in when I had hit the straight on the turn, we both had the same hand but was freerolling as I had outs to the flush, villain breathed a huge sigh of relief when a brick hit the turn, meh, that would of put me over 120k.

I would like to say I played with flair and imagination but no it was just a patient wait for good spots here and there, had to fold to a couple of 3 bets when I had raised pre but was comfortable with the folds, my hands were  marginal but pretty.

A decent day then compared to last nights game were I was set over setted, bigger flush v smaller flush and Kings losing to a raggy Ace in a 4 bet pot.

It wouldn"t be an entry if there wasn"t a moan, keep it balanced.

Off to watch the match with a few mates later, should of been at pub first but not fair on Susan as I had been out all day.

There may or may not be an entry tomorrow, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 15, 2014, 19:37:40 PM
Ft of the 25/25


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 15, 2014, 22:14:57 PM
Just got in, finished 7th for £750, lost a big pot with AA v AQ, villain flopped a straight, yawn, still had 20 bigs left but couldn"t get that double up, got 2 shoves through but then A 10 v 88 was my exit hand, I needed to hit, I didn"t.

Won a flip before the final table so was lucky to get the opportunity to have the aces cracked.

Ran pretty pure over the 2 days didn"t suffer any bad beats, won a few flips lost a few, the AA hand was pretty horrible but the guy had been hitting everything for 2 days, so it didn"t surprise me.

I was also in a last longer for a £500 Gukpt seat but the guy who busted in 6th got that, just another little rub, we know each other so we had previously agreed a 10% share of that, whoever wins that so hopefully he will run good in that one.

Back to the usual stuff this week, with 8 people to the flop after a 3 and 4 bet pot, joy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on June 16, 2014, 15:27:36 PM
Still VWP Brian, its still a cracking achievement mate! Well done.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 17, 2014, 10:26:40 AM
Cheers Stuart, the AA hand was a bummer but had enough chips to take the hit and get back into it, wasn"t to be.

A massive return to reality last night at Fraggle Rock (The G),

I decided to pop over for the 15/15 last night and the usual protagonists were in attendance.

The game started with 2 tables and one Guy had chipped up to around 35k from 7k5 starting stack in the first level, remember it"s 25/50 first level, every pot he played eventually ended up playing for stacks and he was the beneficiary, fair play to him no problem with that.

A 1/2 cash game was due to start at 8:45 and the above guy said he wanted to join that and just leave his tourney chips at the table, an argument then ensued between him and the card room supervisor and was told he couldn"t do it, he returns to tournament and declares he is all in every hand, wii a chance to chip up, unfortunately I get moved.

He then proceeds to knock 3 people out with random cards against big hands and he is up to 50k ish,he is still wanting to leave, he loses a few and is down to 40k, I get moved back to his table and my first hand is QQ, I have 22k, I obviously shove, he duly calls and he shows J2 off, the flop 44J, turn a brick but the Jack on the river sends me to the rail, obviously happy with the spot, not the outcome.

Didn"t bother re entering, shook his hand and left, poor bloke was nearly in tears, love Fraggle rock.

Mini heater on Stars yesterday 2 final tables 6th in a $33 one for $300, and 8th for $120, plus a buy in at 25/50 zoom, will soon be break even on Stars, ran into QJ into KK in the first and re jammed JJ into AA in the second, they always have it, hey ho, onto the next one, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on June 20, 2014, 19:39:30 PM
Well played Brian on making the final table.  I managed to miss out on that pleasure. I enjoyed the comp very much, always felt in control and would definitely make the trip to play at Stockton again. A great set of local lads, and the cardroom staff seemed very efficient.
I was disappointed I didn"t win the thing, but obviously wanted you to take it down once I had gone out.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on June 21, 2014, 08:32:45 AM
Well done on making the final of the 25/25 mate, expect I will see you in Stockton in about 8 weeks.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 21, 2014, 23:33:44 PM
Thanks Craig and Rodders, was nice to meet you last week Craig,and will see you in a few weeks Steve, bokked myself on final table by looking at flight prices for Vegas this week, lesson learned.

We now have 2, 2k guarantees on a Friday night here in Teesside,one is unconditional and the other is guarenteed at 30 players, the G overlayed £185, whilst Rainbows pot was £2k1, be interesting to see how these two games compete in the next few weeks.

Rainbow is my preferred choice on a Friday, it got 52 runners and for the first time in a few weeks didn"t have to re enter which is always a bonus.

I was gifted a full double up by a new player with a turned nut flush, he just jammed the Q high flop for 6k drawing dead which I will take.

Upset a younger player when I jammed all in blind on blind 13 bigs effective, I had him covered with Q5, he had 99, flop QQ5, all about timing, he wasn"t very pleased, he said he nearly folded because all I ever play is Aces, oh well cover blown.

Chipped up nicely and reached the final table with 25 bigs, lost a few trying to bust a Shortstack with 12 left, standard.

Unfortunately two flips later  I finished 7th, £6 profit, King of the min cashes strikes again.

I don"t usually get involved in any chat online but was bored and I had accidentally upset a Russian guy tonight when my A3 beat his KQ, and he berated me for the next 10 mins, I think he was getting pretty angry as I kept chatting away in a civilised way to him and he just kept hurling abuse at me, was more interesting than the poker tbh, it was a $5 cubed, karma decided to split us just as our bromance was blossoming he had AA I had QQ, stars software had seen our blossoming friendship and decided to cut it off midstream, I really can"t understand why people get so angry and vitriolic playing this game, I wished my Russian friend good luck, and he told me **** off and die! charming, especially as I had just gave him 40 big blinds.

Next big game to try and get the cash for will be Gentings game in Newcastle next month, anything won in the next few weeks will be towards that game, obviously try a few sats first, rattled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 25, 2014, 03:11:46 AM
Midweek binkage at the G tonight, a 4 way chop 550/400/400/300, took £400, was a decent return as I was only in for £35, had managed to reach the break with 36k from 8k.

I got cards and the table fish obliged much to the annoyance of the "better"players, as they know I always have it, but I tend to target who I am going to play pots with and they duly oblige and pay me off! tonight was good because the villains always had second best each time and failed to improve.

Made a poor call with AA after the break on a 996 flop, when the big blind had called my raise, I sill had 15 bigs left after making the call, hoping he had JJ, Or Queens but he had A9.

We need to get chips in this tourney so it was a crying call, hey ho, won most of them back off him later when my 99 held v his AK.

Got to the final table with 20 bigs after flatting AA again from a 10 big blind stack, hitting a set and villain had the 4th Ace in his hand.

A few shorties got knocked out, I jammed Q10 into A3, the lady duly arrived and then my KQ bettered villains A7 and even though I had chips it is pretty much shove or fold as the blinds and antes go up so quick.

We done a deal at 4k/8k, I had 130k, the chip leader had 50% of the chips left and the shortie was happy with being offered £300, 2cd place was £450 so I was happy to go with it.

Been a good month in the live arena this month, just as well as online has been very poor, my recent final table winnings sent back to where they came from.

Rainbow have their 50/25/25 on Saturday and it"s the G £5k guarentee the following week which I am freerolling due to winning a free seat a few weeks ago.

Let the run good continue.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 28, 2014, 13:53:15 PM
Had a good month in June with a profit of over £1k2, as a rec player this will do as it"s bonus money rather than relying on it for a living, one game to play later today Rainbows £3k gteed.

I haven"t played much on Full tilt lately but checked my account yesterday and had a spare $15 so I got a double up on zoom and regged a $3k gteed mtt.

Almost spun it up to $1k3 as I reached the final table with 108k 45 bigs as chip leader, with a few short stacks I was definitely in with a shout.

2 shorties quickly disappeared and there was an Aussie guy who had 2k1 left with blinds at 1/2, he was all in and trebled this up and a few hands later he has 12 bigs, I raise with KK, Aussie repops it with AJ, an Ace on the flop takes him up to 25 bigs, I am down to 28bigs now, 2 hands later I get KK again Aussie guy opens all in pre, he has AQ, 2 queens on the flop cripples me and I am down to fumes and go out in 6th for $250, stupid game.

I withdrew this cash so off for a decent meal out this week with Susan, always tastes better with free money.

Chip and a chair quite literally for the Aussie, I was down to 5 bigs earlier so obviously got lucky to get to the final table, swings and roundabouts.

Had a deep run in the big 22 on Stars as well but didn"t get the love when required, top 100 for $75.

Kings have been a mare this week, twice on Wednesday at the G ran 77 into short stacks kings to make me a shortie, then jammed 77 14bigs into G macs kings in the big blind, no suck outs for me.

Last nights game at the Rainbow, final table bubble, 2 limpers at 1k/2k, I jam A10 15 bigs small blind wakes up with kings obviously the other 2 limpers fold with them both saying I folded an Ace ha bloody ha, drawing thin, didn"t hit, yawn.

Not getting the love at final tables this month could of been an exceptional month if my big hands hold at the crucial spots, still, nobody died or was seriously injured just got to carry on and get on with it.

Fun conversation on Wednesday, kings get busted by Q10, lady storms off, general concensus around the table was she raised too small, she raised 3.5x bb from utg, I don"t normally get involved in poker conversation but the villain had got all his chips in on a 10 high flop with Q10 which he had defended his bb with, lady calls although she wasn"t happy, ( should be fist pumping really), she is in a really good position ie he is drawing to 5 outs at best, the deck obviously helped the villain a 10 binked the river, she was unlucky and my input was she has to be happy to get some one to spew off with top pair reasonable kicker when she has an overpair, the runout is what it is, the others still were saying raise bigger then she doesn"t lose, I gave up at that point and agreed she played it badly, long live the G.

I think I had one person on my side in that particular hand, yes he had the Kings in my bust out hand a few minutes later, he played them just as bad calling my jam with Kings, bloody fish, lol.

Although this may read like a 50 p in the tin month it isn"t it"s just another boring month in a recreational players attempt to win a bit to get to Vegas in November, got a date with Katrina to fullfill.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 05, 2014, 03:53:21 AM
The live arena this week has been pretty poor, played Rainbows 50+25+25 last Saturday, it didn"t even reach the guarentee, which was very disappointing, I don"t think this game will take off unless they grow some balls and put an unconditional guarantee to try and entice players in, scrubbing it of my list of games to play.

The game itself started badly and when I raised 99 utg, and triple barrelled a Q high flop, villain had Q6, he couldn"t lay it down, although he said he nearly did, lost the rest of my first stack when I raised KQ and flopped 2 pair, unfortunately villain had flopped the straight then he made the flush by the river as well, the rest of the game continued with me making second best hands and my demise was re shoving 20 bigs with JJ to an utg raise by a tight lady player, she tanked with QQ but eventually put them in, no complaints played pretty poorly and didn"t warrant a deep run, luckily the previous evening I had a $300 win on Tilt so that paid for that game, easy come easy go.

The other 2 games never got going either so won"t dwell on them, although tens lost to KQ, on Tuesday for a decent stack at the business end and last nights Queens lost to KQ, which might have been a catalyst for a good run, but it wasn"t to be.

After Tuesdays game at the G regged the $55 game on Stars at 23:15, managed 4th for $425, got lucky with AQ beating AK for 9th spot $100 prize, but karma bit back when my AK lost to villains AQ when I would of been guarenteed 3rd place and a decent shot at winning it.

I usually can"t sleep after playing poker live so when I got in after tonight"s effort regged the above tournament again I went one better this time with a 3rd place finish for $555, again I doubled up short stacks twice A9 into a 6bb shove he had KK, and ran into another shorties Queens when I had a semi decent Ace.

Had KK cracked by AK, again went from being 35 bigs deep to 18 after this hand, luckily I found 99 which held v 77, and JJ was a profitable shove over 2 limpers.

Exited with a K9 suited jam over 2 limpers, both were trapping one had AA the other  had 88, hit a 9 but no help was forthcoming, the guy with the eights had 2 big blinds more than me, that was an extra $250 if I fold like a nit, hey ho.

Had a deepish run in the big $22 on Thursday, one day Rodney one day, $75 for that I think.

Freeroll at the G today thanks to the raffle win a few weeks ago, I think Dave and Stu may be making an appearance in this one, good chance of an overlay here I think, a few regs in Vegas and a few I know are not playing it, waffled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 14, 2014, 02:07:58 AM
Another bland and boring week on the poker front, last weeks freeroll at the G seen me finish 11th, when after having a discussion with Dave regarding the merits of jamming poor aces to an utg raise, ( it usually doesn"t end well), seen me jam AJ to an utg raise, yea he had AQ and it held, reading blogs and strategy boards, they usually read you have the Ace blocker so should be ok, never is in my world, always have it. It was a tired decision tbh I was really struggling with concentration, had a late run on the Friday night into Saturday morning final tabling one on Stars for $400, but against the player in question should of folded and waited for a better spot.

The other 2 games played this week also seen me run deep but no love near the end, finishing again just off the final tables, not near the cash though as most games tend to pay top 5 or 6 only, at my exit points I am trying to get big stacks so I can actually make a run at the top prizes, and if a chance of a flip or better is available will tend to go for it, in the past I would let a lot of good spots go and wait for that better spot all the time, of course it never arrives.

Welsh online tonight was going ok until AK loses to A10 for a 65k pot, pretty sure if this holds would of been in with a shout, finished 14 th I think, immaterial may as well of finished last, well done to winners.

On Stars again another deep run in the bigger 22,  standard exit AK loses to 88 A8 flop, what can you do, $85 for that, and in a turbo knockout finished 63/1350 for $80 plus a few bounties again AJ losing to A5 for a top 20 stack, took Timexs bounty with the mighty 86 off suit, would like to say I outplayed him but I didn"t I got lucky and trebled up at the same time, hence why you shouldn"t moan about the knockout hand we all get lucky or unlucky at some point.

In other news made an appearance on National Radio over the weekend on the Danny Baker show, listening to it back I actually hate hearing the Teesside accent on TV or Radio, it just sounds awful, it"s on the I player about 1:35 hours into the program it was under the title "I thought I had won", not poker related though.

Another 25/25 looms at the weekend in Bradford, I may play, if I do it will be on Friday night, but Day 2 falls on my 29th wedding Anniversary so that could be a problem, will decide nearer the date, also Genting have their GPS at Newcastle the following week so I may put funds towards that instead, it depends how next week goes. I may sell a bit for Newcastle if I play so if you are interested keep an eye on the staking board. Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 15, 2014, 08:25:47 AM
Super frustrating day yesterday at the pokers, final table bubbled a $3k gtee on Stars, was comfortable with 48 bigs 11 handed, then doubled up a short stack when I ran Into his AA, and within 4 more hands I had gone, ho hum,  need to finish in top 3 for any significant money so needed to go for it.

Played Zoom for 45 mins ran golden for 30 minutes got up to $195, the usual occurred when I play cash, as soon as I reach $200 will get out, a few hands later I cashed out $94, KK into AA twice and AK into set of 444 on an Ace high board, luckily all 3 were against sub $30 stacks.

Used the profit to try and sat into big $109, a $37 hyper, 3 handed with a Russian guy with 1bb, somehow contrived to lose this as well, 2 seats were on offer, can"t remember the hands but was comical.

Decided to give up online for the day and play the 15/15 at the G, lose a flip with 66 v AQ just before the final table, guy made a straight, other guy folded jacks to my shove, he would have hit a house, they accuse me of being a nit, my shove was for 13 bigs and the jacks passed after the AQ guy called in the bb for 9 bigs.

Some how get to 6 handed, 5 being paid, guy gets all his chips in v a set of nines and loses and is left with 6k with blinds at 3k/6k, we get it in dealer, sb, bb,
I have AJ v Ak ( guy with one blind) and j6, jack high flop, ok with that should treble up here, guy screams for the King which duly arrives and he starts banging the table with delight, (classy guy), left with fumes get it in with 92 v 55, door card 5, turn card a 9 for rubs.

There were some ridiculous folds for sub 6 bb shoves when any 2 cards should of just been flipped, I can"t complain as it was how I managed to get back into it, then again should of got knocked out at 10pm instead of 2am for not a bean, which would of been more preferable.






Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 19, 2014, 13:29:42 PM
Groundhog Day/ week at the pokers, Friday night at Rainbow 11 left utg shoves A7, (8 bigs)I have AQ, (16 bigs) which I re shove, thinking I have an Ace blocker so should be ok, (see above post, blockers my a**e), then Bertie big stack re shoves he has AK, 10, J, 7 flop, ok dealer give that man a king, blank turn, River my Queen, yea thanks for that, AK scoops, which I suppose should happen in a perfect world, but who lives in a perfect world, actually enjoyed the game so wasn"t too bothered again only 5 paid so not near the cash, move along.

I was thinking of popping down to Bradford for the 25/25 series yesterday but got way layed by a final table appearance on Stars $5k gtee, again couldn"t turn it into a winning position finishing 5th for $370.

Currently looking at hotel options in Bradford to play tonight, Susan will have to come down with me, if I bust we can have a day out in Leeds/Bradford for our 29th wedding anniversary on Sunday, if I don"t bust then try and make another ft at a 25/25, this may or may not happen.

Genting Newcastle this week, again if I can get Susan looked after this may be on the cards, if not I will play at least one side event, I think most of them are guaranteed so should be better value than the local games.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on July 20, 2014, 12:55:06 PM
Onwards and upwards :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 20, 2014, 13:13:32 PM
Yup, its the only way, God loves a trier and I keep trying, big $55 last night get it in good with 88 v AK v 33 for 80k pot, came 3rd,(in the pot, not the tourney) $127, if only the shops took sklansky dollars, we would all be millionaires.

Keep embracing the variance, one day Rodney.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 23, 2014, 10:45:45 AM
Here we go again with this weeks efforts, played Sundays G deepstack, I used to enjoy this game on a Sunday, people were usually fairly pleasant and it was a decent night out, but lately the place resembles Fraggle Rock and it"s just mad.

I am super tilted as soon as I sit down, I have a consistent moaner sat next to me, berating the dealer constantly for dealing him bad cards, slamming cards down, banging chips in the middle, showing cards to people to his left, if after he has folded and it would of been a favourable flop for him he let"s the world know what cards he had, obviously this gives info to people still in the hand so can be an advantage or disadvantage if you are involved.

The game itself seen me lose half my stack when my KK loses to a set of 10 s, actually board was 10,  2, 3, I actually saved the guy who limped utg with 2 3 off, and called a 3 and 4 bet when it got round to him, he decided he must be beat when all the chips went in,  give him credit for a good read on the flop, but I can"t understand the limp and the call pre with 2  3 off suit, still his cash his choice not a problem.

My eventual demise was 3 betting J 10 clubs, to an utg limp, hitting my straight on the turn and original limper made a King high flush with K4 on the river.

Sundays is now off the agenda down there for a while, as I turn slowly but surely into Victor Meldrew, my intolerance to a lot of them down there is not good for my mental health.

Played last night and was going along ok until I get KK utg, get flatted in bb by A 10 spades, flop come J high 2 spades, he leads, I re raise, he flats, turn card is a spade , he insta jams! I have the King of spades so I make the call, he obviously has the nuts so it"s good night Vienna for me.

I was annoyed at my call not because I lost, it was because previous hands when he had the nuts he just jammed all in, in two previous hands he made a straight v my 2 pair, this time I got away from it, and against someone else he done the same thing so a fold would of been correct, but I had also seen him just jam the lot in with tptk, so he could easily of had AJ, KJ, or any random jack to be honest, so even though it looked a bad call after I thought about it, I was ok with it, blinds were 400/800, so need to get chips, think Tuesday will be my game of choice down there, although after a decent run over the last year at the G, cashes seem to be drying up.

Regged the $55 tourney on Stars, at 23:15, made the final table but only 8 were paid so was a bit of a tense bubble, I had 20 bigs and play was a bit cagey,  I doubled up a shortie and was in trouble, but someone jammed j 10 into AA and didn"t get there so made the cash, lost with 66 v KQ and got $165, plus $30 on zoom so an ok session.

Before the above cash  I have been running pretty bad at all in overpairs v underpairs, in my last 4 tourneys villains have hit their sets against me every time, most annoying one in the big $55 which would of been a 85k pot, it was a 3 wayer 88 v 33 v AK, I came third with my eights.

So far this month, bricked everything live, made 5 or 6 final tables on Stars, but not being able to finish in top 3 hampers a significant bankroll boost.

The profit made on Stars has enabled me take a shot at the Gps Newcastle which I will be playing tomorrow, £100k gtee I think.

I was going to play a full session today but I have already ran a full house into quads, and AA cracked by J8, going to cut the grass instead.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on July 23, 2014, 13:12:58 PM
Good seeing you last night Brian.. GL tomorrow at the GPS mate.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 25, 2014, 03:01:05 AM
Wide awake, head spinning may as well put a report on today"s happenings at Newcastle, made day 2 with 50k going back at 800/1600, 30 bigs was my minimum requirement and the way the day went happy to get to day 2.

I was seated at the live stream table for first 2 levels, had Full Tilt pro Ben Jackson, and Dan Trett on the table and one other decent local, the rest were just randoms.

Pretty sedate first level, 3 bet AJ, from utg2 after utg had raised, c bet the king high flop, got through, 3 bet 10 10 v an utg raise and a caller, initial raiser folded caller completed, c bet a Q high flop, it got through. The rest of next 2 levels not a lot happened, if it did I can"t remember it, think I was below starting stack so must of lost a few.

First significant loss of the day came when I raised 97 spades from cut off, big blind defended, he had been a card rack and was up to 70ish, he was also playing any 2 and generally smashing everything, flop J, 10, 3 rainbow, he checks, I lead out with my gut shot, he flats, K, turn, we both check, and an Ace hits the river, he checks, pot is around 8k, I bet, 3k5, repping the queen for the straight, obviously 9 high wouldn"t be good here, he dwells and calls with 2 pair J 10.

Down to 16k now but not in any danger, until I lose consecutive hands with AK,missed flop and after significant action decided not to bother getting involved, I then 3 bet AJ from the button but was insta jammed on, this was the last hand before the dinner break, nearly said feck it call, but decided to wait till after the break to make my move.

Blinds 300/600, I have 12k,  first hand after dinner break, raise cut off, reraise button I have AK in bb, easy shove, cut off folds, raiser calls he has QJ, virtual flip, didn"t hit but neither did villain, 26k, happy days starting stack.

Get it all in with JJ post flop after I had 3 bet initial raiser, flop was 7 high, villain had 88, he picked up an up/down straight draw on the turn, but I held and am now comfortable at 58k.

Peaked at 72k, had AA and KK, got paid a little, not a lot though, raise c bet fold, at least there were no sets around, ran into a set of 555 when I had raised 10 8 suited, flop was 10 K 3, I led he called hitting his set on the turn, an Ace on the river probably saved me from losing any more.

The last 2 levels were pretty awful, made one or two moves but, not hitting and getting jammed on by shorties seen my stack diminish down to 40k, the last hand of the night, I raised A10 on the button, bb defended, it was checked down to the river were a 9 appeared and I had hit a straight, I put a bet of 3k5 in which he paid off so instead of driving back with 37k ended the day with 50k.

Pretty much the same as last year in the same game going back up with a stack which can grow with a bit of luck and a prevailing wind.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 27, 2014, 01:55:01 AM
Just got in from Newcastle and as per here"s how it went.

Got back with a 30 bb stack but the two big stacks were late arrivals so we were playing short handed for 30 mins, only had enough chips for a raise fold once, raised A 10, flatted by j10, was checked to the river were I put a small bet in, the j on the flop was good, so I am now in a 15/20 big stack mode which I am quite comfortable with.

The table breaks and I am moved were I gain a few chips in a limped pot, this was the only limped pot of the day, I was in bb and hit a 10 on the river, I thought I had the straight, so I bet out original limper folded, when I checked my hand I hadn"t hit the straight I had 9 high, learn from that one, always check your hands.

Pretty card dead but get a table move, I have Irish Tom to my left and a few other players who I recognise from streams so I know it will be tough, again pretty card dead until there is a min raise utg and a flat, then a 3 bet fro AK, I have 88, with 11 bigs, it"s a shove spot for me but could be easily dominated, but luckily I wasn"t and win the race with 88 v AK.

We are moved to the live stream, I raise 77 utg, Tom 3 bets me, I have a look at his stack and it looks like he is committed, I can fold here and have 17bigs to re shove in a better spot, I fold, later I find out he has EIGHTS, doesn"t he read this thing, I raise utg, minimum I have is trip aces, and that"s pre, nh sir well played.

I am down to 10 bigs now and have KQ diamonds in bb to a mid position raise, again could be dominated but also could be flipping with a good busy player with chips, I jam he calls JJ, happy with that, even happier with the KQ flop, faded the 10 for the straight and back to my normal 22 big blind stack.

33 are left 28 are paid, after another frustrating run of poor cards and spots, always a raise or a 3 bet before it reaches me I am pretty much hamstrung in what I can do.

Check screen 30 left, I hear 2 all in and calls on the other 2 tables, and breathe a sigh of relief when the td cries 2 down, wiiii, made the cash, was never my intention to try and grind into the cash, it just happened to be the nature of the beast.

Again no spots for a while I have 12 bigs, get one or two shoves through, inc j8 suited, and A6 spades, I get a double with JJ v A10 (18bigs now), then a mad 15 mins, I have just raised 99 and got through, I then look down at AQ diamonds, again a standard shove, unfortunately I run into AA, flop all low black cards, Q,turn, Q river, wow made up for my loss with AA v AQ on the ft of the 25/25 series, variance innit.

I have 220k now, I raise JJ utg, and it gets through not before a snide comment by someone indicating it must be trip aces, it"s the first time I have raised without shoving, he was right but given my stack earlier it was just standard stuff.

My demise follows, raise Utg, flat sb, I have AK clubs in the bb, it"s just such a standard shove or 3 bet spot but I decide to be clever and just see the flop which is Ace high, unfortunately for me villain had raised with A 10, and by the time I jammed on the river he obviously snapped me off, if I shove pre I gain an extra 50k uncontested if both fold which they should considering my image, so that one mistake cost me, but if it holds which it does 70% of the time, I have a 400k plus stack and a real chance, it wasn"t to be, hey hoh, worse things happen at sea.

Finished 17th I think for £1250, after paying a few people who had invested I should have £800 for myself.

If you are still here, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.

Going to be difficult to return to the G after that game, it really is a great structured tournament and well worth playing if you can get to one.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: IrishTom on July 27, 2014, 02:27:27 AM
Enjoyed sharing a table with you today Brian - was a real pleasure - we had a pretty good table I thought - I had a great run whilst we were on the feature table, then for the next 4 hours I generally played "not so good" - the guy who quipped "you must have had trip As" I think re-raised me 6 times pre-flop  (after I"d raised to about 30-35k with blinds 6k/12k) and I laid down every time - with cards like 99, A6s, KQ etc - not my proudest few rounds of poker! - but ho hum, still in there with 12 left and £32k up top - you never know...

Hope to see you at another event - you"ve got a new regular reader for your blog now!

My best wishes to you and Mrs H.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 27, 2014, 02:46:57 AM
Ditto Tom, really enjoyed the game and the day, and your company,  thinking about my last hand, tbh it was such an easy shove pre, if I had 3 bet I think the guy would of called so it would of been the same result, it was in the back of my mind his comment regarding shoving was my only move, but stack sizes dictated that, and I thought it was pretty standard stuff, gl for later today will be watching, obviously can"t complain too much after that AA v AQ hand, that was pretty sick.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on July 27, 2014, 10:05:52 AM
Unlucky exit Brian, but a great read as always, and congrats on another nice deep run  ;)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 02, 2014, 20:50:49 PM
Thanks Ian for above comment, appreciated.

Just about got over the disappointment of last week, still kicking myself for not shoving pre, such an easy move but it happened and is in the memory bank.


That result got me out of it for the month and as it was paid for from Stars winnings then it was all gravy, so a £1k month is ok by me.

Back to reality this week and my 2 appearances at the G and Rainbow seen me final table both games and also cash bubble them both, again going to the final table shortish restricts your play and you need to get lucky or avoid getting unlucky.

I do need to address this part of my game and try to accumulate chips mid game so I can take hits or give out hits in the final stages, sometimes though these spots don"t appear and it is just a grind. Last night ran 55 into 99 and AA, the nines scooped when he turned a set, guy with the AA was devastated, all part of the fun, embrace the variance.

Online I started the month with $600 on Stars,  I had withdrawn the profit about $600 for the GPS last week so it was back to my usual games, my bankroll management is pretty poor tbh but as it"s a hobby if I fancy a game I will play it.

My usual games during the afternoon are the big 5.50 and the $33 game at 2:15, I busted the big $5.50 in the first 3 hands, just jammed the lot in pre with AA against a raise and a reraise, got called in 2 spots 77 and QQ, the Queens 4 flushed it, meh whatever, got to dodge loads of bullets in that one.

The other game I managed to get heads up with a 3:1 chip deficit, unfortunately I couldn"t get any momentum heads up and finished 2cd for $1350, with sngs and a run like god 45 mins on zoom had a +$1k6 day.

Got lucky 5 handed when AQ > QQ and my final hand was KJ v 10 10, villain flopped quads, no complaints he played really well and I sucked out on the river twice to almost get back into it, he deserved to win it tbh, fair play to him.

Got just over $2k on Stars now enough to have a shot or two at a bigger game if I am on the mood.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 06, 2014, 14:05:42 PM
Rinse and repeat, another ft at the G, another cash bubble finished 7th paid 5, yawn, also final tabled the same tourney as above on Stars finished 6th for $400, exit hand AA V K8, 8 high flop villain just jams, after all the 8 must be good, its tptk, the 8 on the river falls and a 40 bb stack heads into the direction of the villain, 50p in the tin.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 12, 2014, 10:49:13 AM
Played the £5k gtee at the G at the weekend, unfortunately nothing to report other than it was a two bullet affair, lost a chunk of chips chasing an up and down straight and straight flush draw which left me with 10k.

With a minute left before you can re enter, i am dealt JJ, which eventually goes all in v 33, the 3 binks and I decide to re enter.

After the break went pretty much the same as before making second best hands, folding small pairs to lots of action before and flopping sets on both occasions, annoying but at least reads were correct pre both times villains had overpairs pre, some times just got gamble and get lucky I suppose.

Eventually fizzled out in a pretty drab way which is something I hate doing, this has got to change.

Bit of good news next morning Dave got a chop so at least I got 1 buy  in back, will take that.

Headed last night for the 15/15 and it was never my intention to just grind to the final table like the last few weeks, I chipped up nicely to about 55k at 500/1k, then the wheels came off, lost KQ v Q10, 8 bb shove after I raised, lost 88 v QQ v AJ, against short stacks pushes, Queens won the majority but the j on the flop gave villain side pot.

Schoolboy error in the next hand flatted Q10 on the button, q high flop villain led out, looked at villains chips and put him all in, 2 pink chips suddenly made an appearance from round the back, naughty, naughty, my fault should of checked properly, now down to 15 bigs, shoved 22 and was called in 2 spots by KQ and KJ, never in doubt flop was KQ something.

Frustrating game as I was totally in charge of the table just raising every hand and getting no resistance the only premium hand being AQ unfortunately wasn"t to be again, can"t get a thing locally at the moment.

Fun spot at first table pot is about 15k after lady shoves all in on the river, guy tanks for a while and folds to the shove, it was an extra 150 chips for him to call his reasoning was she must have hit a straight, never seen that before, never seen guy before assume it was his first time playing live as he did make a few errors here and there.

Had a deep run in a 10 cubed on Stars for $120, beating 900 odd players,losing the vital flip at the end, had sucked out on bigger pairs earlier so I was freerolling it so no complaints.

Break time locally for a week or so unless I win anything online, hopefully playing Gukpt Leeds next month, that"s the next target, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on August 12, 2014, 12:43:43 PM



Break time locally* for a week or so unless I win anything online, hopefully playing Gukpt Leeds next month, that"s the next target, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


* Apart from thursday at the home game...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 18, 2014, 09:33:05 AM
First things first, massive congratulations to Leigh on his result at Dtd, apparently In via a penny freeroll decent roi that one, well played sir, well deserved.

Onto my weekly moan fest, kidding it"s variance init.

Only played the once live that was Thursdays home game which made a return on Thursday, lost a 60/40, no biggie, dealt the rest of game and JP and Dave Carey split the spoils, I think that makes it 3/3 wins for JP on his visits up north, obviously owns us, he had an interesting  battle with Pokerpops 4 handed, the other 2 deciding to just watch them go to war.

Decided yesterday to play the Sunday Kick off and 4 hours in was guarenteed $400 and had my usual 25 bb stack, had just doubled up a few shorties as per but was still comfortable when the following occurred, raise utg, re raise utg+1 both cover me I am on cut off with AQ, with less than 20 I would normally just shove, but I am so easily dominated here I fold, button then over jams, it ends up being KK v QQ all in, of course the Ace flops and I would of got there, (result orientated moan I know), irony was I go out with 15 bigs with AQ v KK v AK, couldn"t be in worse shape, lol, when I ran the numbers with the first AQ was a very close decision wether to call or fold given the stats on the other players and their perceived ranges, never mind pointless moaning about it now it"s gone, finished 40/1655 so close again for a chance of a decent hit, $25k up top.

Had a decent month so far on Stars, except that I keep getting coolered early in zoom sessions so have lost a few buy ins here and there and as stated previously I tilt quite hard in cash games, and if I don"t get a good start I can"t be bothered to grind it back as I am looking to get it back too quickly and just go mad, definitely a flaw in my cash game, tbh I shouldn"t really bother with cash as I don"t particularly like playing it.

Definitely under it live this month but online winning, so it"s looking like another break even effort so far, but still playing the long game, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 20, 2014, 11:29:00 AM
Drought broken locally, Monday night made a massive £5 profit when I get to the final table with 30 bigs and proceed to lose them in 3 pots were villains make the nuts and I have 3 bet pre and c bet and give up to significant action.

Last nights game got to the final table with my usual 12 bigs, and was a significant short stack, 7 were to be paid, never got a full double up but got some shoves through, in a different game I would and should of beeen called by some of the bigger stacks but I managed to get though he bubble, won a flip with 22 v AK on the bubble so was guarenteed £120, a few people got knocked out and I was still hovering around the 15 bb stack, more shoves  and reraises got through and was up to 25 bigs and could now raise and fold if required.

We got to 4 handed and won a big pot with A9 v J 10, done it the hard way Ace on the turn after the J hit the flop.

When 3 handed I had 110k out of the 780 in play and commented that the other 2 were waiting for me to get knocked out, so they could chop it up, I don"t like giving away my chips easily so play on, I also said I would not insult their intelligence by asking for a 3 way split.

Significant hand, I limped from the button, 9 10 spades, pretty hand should shove given stacks but guys were passive so it would be nice to see a flop, we see flop 3 handed, floptastic 7 8 J two spades, kerching, I check and both guys lead out, I flat, turn  is a 5, again both lead out, again I flat, river 9, argh action killer, nope, guy shoves all in, bloody hell a chop, no has the 6 for the idiot end, wiii, must be nice.

A quick count and we all have around 250k each, the other two are both at work in the morning and it"s 3:30 so we split it 3 ways for £590, which is slightly better than 2cd place, I didn"t mind as Susan had just rang panicking thinking I had been abducted or something.

Played much better on Monday night, but last nights game was the usual grind just playing a really solid short stack game, took correct spots and got lucky when I needed to, especially with the flopped straight, limping for the win, NOT.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 30, 2014, 22:12:03 PM
Another end of the month another profitable one, again not life changing sums but every little bit helps.

This months profit will be lumped into the Gukpt in Leeds, I will be playing Day 1 on Thursday so we will see what that brings. I have been trying to get my Grosvenor account sorted to play some sats but I have just had hassle and it never seems to get sorted, so will withdraw Profits from Stars for it, then start again on Stars in September.

I would imagine it will be a fairly big turnout so a decent prize pool, not sure what the guarantee is, £50k I think, no doubt this will be surpassed, it will be a  1 bullet affair, hopefully take advantage of a few people who like to fire multiple bullets at these things.

I think re entries are the norm now, whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for a rec like myself I am not sure but with big guarantees being offered I don"t think going back to a normal freeze out is an option for the operators.

This will probably be my last big buy in of the year, Leeds is close enough to get too without the extra cost of accommodation plus the fact if anything happens at home I can get back fairly quickly.

Stars has been disappointing since my two earlier binks mid month, haven"t played too much to be honest but not a big stack in sight anywhere, in fact getting out of the starting blocks has been a problem. I won"t dwell on the knockouts, bad beat tin full and overflowing.

Played twice locally since my win a few Tuesdays ago finishing 13th on Tuesday, guy got sick of me just jamming into his limps, and he called with 9 10 off into my A6 all standard stuff, I lost.

Last night got to the final table at Rainbow but only got my money back plus £6 profit, shouldn"t have been in the hand as I was in bb with K4 off, 3 limpers at 3k/6k, pot was too tempting for my 10 bigs, in it went I hit a 4 plus a draw to the nut flush, but AJ and AQ had limp called, the J hit much to the annoyance of the AQ guy, £1 per hour, marvellous. Left casino at 3am, not a happy bunny.

In other life stuff made 2 visits to the Riverside in the last week, can"t see me returning any time soon, not because they lost, ( that"s been the main feature of all my years supporting Boro), it"s just I have lost all interest in the game, even watching the premiership bores me now, don"t mind the pub beforehand with my mates but leaving for the ground spoils the day out.

I was contemplating a trip to Vegas at the end of the year as I was due to be paid a debt this month from my son but it turns out he now owes me more than he did a week ago, sigh, plans have been put in place to get it all back before December, so a trip to Vegas is not totally out of the running.

Waffled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 05, 2014, 00:56:27 AM
Quick trip report before the Ping of the microwave for some food after the days efforts at Leeds.

First the better news of the week, managed a 5th for £175 on Tuesday in the 30/30, was only in for £30 so ok with that had to ladder a bit but people were going stupid.

I was short stacked, (I know what"s new)I just sat back and let them go for it, I don"t profess to be an expert in icm, and the cash involved isn"t life changing but I made an extra £130 because people don"t look or have any idea of the stacks around the table, ie mine at that point, we had a double knockout, before I was virtually all in, will take it.

The game itself seen me hit sets, set over sets, KK cracked AA and other various chip gathering techniques, easy game, lost a few just before the final table when I didn"t know where I was with A9 on an Ace high flop, with the flush getting there on the river and villain just jammed 30 bigs in, he showed the  queen of diamonds, he could have the nuts or AQ but didn"t want to just punt it in and sigh and say nice hand.

My second bink of the week came with my Electric bill, £250 in credit, which I arranged to get back to my account, ( they have more money than me so may as well be in my bank account than theirs).

Onto Leeds Gukpt, way out of my bankroll but, it"s local I have won a bit last month and with Tuesdays effort and N Powers bonus no harm in taking a shot, just don"t tell the missus, she knows I only play tournaments with a £30 buy in.

The game itself was one of those what you don"t want, had AA, KK in the 25/50 level, and I won 800 chips, also 3 bet QQ from an utg raise, c bet a jack high flop, continued betting on the Ace turn, only to be check raised quickly, by the utg raiser, gave him the benefit and folded, perhaps I should of checked the turn to see if I get a free card to bink the Queen.

I was down to 15k, managed to get back to starting stack with a nice bluff with Q high, I put the original raiser on AK/AQ, I had a missed flush draw, but got him to fold to my river bet on a raggy board, I assumed he had missed his high cards, made a few other good calls here and there but the pots weren"t substantial and I never really got any momentum going, shipped A10 diamonds for my last 13 bigs, 66 called, all red cards on the flop unfortunately for me all of the heart variety, lost the flip, hey ho it"s poker.

Given the cards and positions I was dealt I don"t think I could of done anything different today, just one of those days were it was just not happening. I had my run good in the first few levels of Tuesdays game, poor timing on my part.

I had an Apat member to my left today Liam Crawford,  I think he is up to 90k the last time I looked so good luck to him, he did card rack it a bit but that"s what you want and need, he also won a decent pot with 10 6 as a total bluff in a nicely played hand, hope he runs deep.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: IrishTom on September 05, 2014, 08:46:39 AM

I think re entries are the norm now, whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for a rec like myself I am not sure but with big guarantees being offered I don"t think going back to a normal freeze out is an option for the operators.


As you say mate - to give those big guarantees then they almost HAVE to allow rebuys (whilst watering it down by having them as re-entries - seems to take the "edge" off the fearful "rebuy event" somehow!) - we here have agreed our Main Events (where bracelets/medals are awarded) should always be Freezeouts, and to maintain the integrity of the event to retain the "no deals" as well - but we"ve moved a little for our "side events" by allowing 1 re-entry and deals - believe it gives our members more of a "weekend" if lady luck fails them early on - especially for those who travel long distances.


I was contemplating a trip to Vegas at the end of the year as I was due to be paid a debt this month from my son but it turns out he now owes me more than he did a week ago, sigh, plans have been put in place to get it all back before December, so a trip to Vegas is not totally out of the running.


We"ll be planning another APAT/LPPL trip in June next year mate - could always join us...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 05, 2014, 13:31:07 PM
Agree, re entries are here to stay for the big ones, even the little ones tbh, i usually re enter the locals if I have been coolered, nothing worse than turning up for a few hours of poker, then running kings into Aces, or 82 suited first hand,( won"t talk about that one, suffice to say I was not holding 82 suited).

In yesterday"s game, it played pretty normal none of the usual suspects who are ready to gamble early, if people raised and faced 3 bets etc, hands were usually strong and if it went to showdown, the hands were fairly genuine.

We also had the usual case twice early doors were Aces were cracked versus a small pocket pair which had hit their set, I know it"s hard to get away from these spots  but sometimes one pair on a low flop with 100 bigs behind shouldn"t be an insta call, or should it, I have done it myself when I know they can only have 2pair minimum or a set, still I suppose we have outs to the higher set, folding is not a crime.

Re Vegas, will keep my eyes open for that one, haven"t been to Vegas in the Summer, not a massive lover of the heat, but when you are sat in spearmint, I mean a poker room, the temp outside is of no consequence.

Hopefully will be at Leeds next month so will see you there if you are travelling up.

Re Phils comments on the lack of blog updates, for the last few months I have contemplated ending this waffle as it does become a bit samey, ( is that a word), but if I have spent 6 hours at a poker table, it"s usually quite hard to get straight to sleep and writing this and then rereading it sends me to the land of nod, hopefully any other insomniacs out there reap the benefit as well.

Going to feed the local ducks for a few hours, then feed the fish at Rainbow tonight.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on September 05, 2014, 20:01:53 PM

Re Phils comments on the lack of blog updates, for the last few months I have contemplated ending this waffle as it does become a bit samey, ( is that a word), but if I have spent 6 hours at a poker table, it"s usually quite hard to get straight to sleep and writing this and then rereading it sends me to the land of nod, hopefully any other insomniacs out there reap the benefit as well.

Going to feed the local ducks for a few hours, then feed the fish at Rainbow tonight.


GL tonight Brian.. and don"t stop posting as always it"s a great read mate.

Personally for me, don"t get to play anywhere near as much as I used to, so look forward to your updates. Keep on trucking x



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 05, 2014, 23:02:39 PM
 +1 to the continuing of the blog



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on September 06, 2014, 01:59:48 AM
If you stop this blog I will hunt you down and do nasty things to you  ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 06, 2014, 04:27:12 AM
Fed the ducks and and the the fish at rainbow, if you notice the time posted it will come as no surprise that I did a 3 way chop for £510 gukpt buy in back in the bank before Susan even noticed it had gone.

She is aware really of my shenanigans on the felt.

Onto the game first 2 levels wasn"t at the races and had 7k at the break from 10k, pretty easy now I double up in the next 30 mins or off for an early night.

Win my first flip AJ beating 99, 20 bigs now, lose my next flip 55 v Q 10, 77 had wimped out at the 6 bb shove by Q10, meh whatever.

Move tables shove 13 bigs utg with 99, young kid visibly shaking, ponders a call, he eventually calls with AK , phew ok with that thought he might of had 10 10 or JJ, my nines held.

I raise 97 suited mid position, flop j 8 10, yes I know total luck box, didn"t get paid though.

We get to the final table and what a line up, a who"s who of the fishiest players at the Rainbow.

Every pot is limped so even at 2/4k it"s a total fish fest, I was quite comfortable with 30 bigs but after I raised JJ after 3 limpers, 6 to the flop obviously sb and bb make it up, velly value innit.

Flop comes Ace high and the chips fly in, my cards fly into the muck and A7 beats A5, down to 15 bigs now so I get a few shoves through, no one is calling unless they have JJ plus AK, so was profitable to shove any 2 cards.

We get to 4 handed and a deal is discussed, the chip leader wants £250 more than the rest of us, but I am happy to play on and refuse the deal, basically there is one player who is competent and the other 2 including the chip leader are not and given the wind blowing in the right direction was confident of at least 2cd spot.

Crucial hand, I open AK, get jammed on by 77, I have 90k back which is 15 bigs, trivial call, it wasn"t looking too helpful with all low cards until the Ace from space arrived to save the day, the other guy took it well, not, and slammed the chips towards me, charming, whatever, said unlucky and waved him good bye.

3 handed and I lose a few and I am down to between 10/15 bigs so it"s a pretty easy game for me shove or fold, which I did, I was getting no resistance, admittedly they kept showing me poor holdings but my shoving range against these two was top 35%, so was quite wide.

Eventually shove A9 and 22 called, flopped the straight draw, and turned a straight, this brought us fairly level and we agreed an equal chop of £510 which was slightly better than 2cd place so I was ok with that, there was one fish left and the younger lad who knew what he was doing was at work in a few hours.

In one hand against him I made 2 pair on the river and he got me fold with an all in shove, if I call this and win which I would of done more than likely would of gone on to win it but I thought I could get chips of the other players more easily, this did turn out to be the case even before winning the crucial flip with AK v 77.

So financially back to were I was before Thursday just about, would of preferred to run better yesterday but that"s the way the cookie crumbles, onwards and upwards, Gps Nottingham, hmmmm, maybe.

Cheers for the comments guys, actually enjoy doing this after a game and it also keeps my brother informed of what"s going on, don"t have to bore him to death with hand details a few days later.

Got to win them flips and tonight I won more than I lost so ok with that.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 10, 2014, 02:55:26 AM
Run good continues with a chop at the G tonight for £400 less £40 for Dave who also made the final table, but he unfortunately he was first out.

He got it in good against a very angry Chinese guy who always plays with a permanent scowl on his face, it was inevitable who would win because the guy never misses.

I had the unfortunate run against him on Monday night when he cracked my 10 10 with running deuces, after I raised his pre flop limp with Q2 clubs, he finally finished the job when he limped utg Q9, diamonds , I had 3 bet with AK from the big blind, an Ace high flop with 2 diamonds, the diamond binking the river, post flop ok fairly standard but the call pre, bit iffy, not a problem though it"s why we go and hope he is on the same table.

Usual grind tonight, got lucky when I shoved A9 into K 10 and AK, the 9 hit for a treble which got me back into the game, again won a flip with AQ v 10 10 on the final table, again standard spot when shallow, gotta win dem flips. No premium hands tonight just chose my spots and got lucky at the right time.

4 handed we do a count and I am offered £400, with the others getting a bit more, (£455),  I had 14 bigs and was only a double away from getting a lead, 4th place was paying £185 so decide to accept the £400.

I will be trying to sat into Gps Nottingham tonight, and G has the £5k guarentee on Saturday and whilst in this run of form will be giving that a go.

If I don"t qualify for the Gps I may buy in but that depends on home stuff, there is also a £50k guaranteed £165 on the Friday night which might just tempt me in.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 11, 2014, 14:46:21 PM
Decided to take a shot at the GPS at Nottingham next week since recouping Gukpt loss over the last few days.

Had a couple of pound on Genting so made it up to pay for the £10 feeder, where I managed to get a seat into the £55er.

We got to 14 left with 10 seats and £250 for 11th, I pick up QQ utg, I have 15 bigs other shorties are between 15/22 bigs, I decide to shove after all probably only going to get called by 3 hands. Yup chip leader had dem Aces, I lost.

I wasn"t guaranteed a seat but Does anyone fold or limp call, raise fold here with Queens from 15 bigs in a sat, it"s a result orientated moan I know but we only need 1 chip to get a seat in 10th place, I think this year I have lost £2k in seat values by trying to guarantee a seat rather than go down to the wire.

Had an interesting hand were Slow playing Aces is not the best way to play em.

Button raises (KK), I flat (AA) bb, flop AK9 rainbow, I check he bets I call, we are now both trapping here, turn A, I lead he calls, river 9 , I bet out, he just calls,moral just GET EM IN PRE,  anyway film about to start, love an empty cinema.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 11, 2014, 23:05:19 PM

Decided to take a shot at the GPS at Nottingham next week since recouping Gukpt loss over the last few days.

Had a couple of pound on Genting so made it up to pay for the £10 feeder, where I managed to get a seat into the £55er.

We got to 14 left with 10 seats and £250 for 11th, I pick up QQ utg, I have 15 bigs other shorties are between 15/22 bigs, I decide to shove after all probably only going to get called by 3 hands. Yup chip leader had dem Aces, I lost.

I wasn"t guaranteed a seat but Does anyone fold or limp call, raise fold here with Queens from 15 bigs in a sat, it"s a result orientated moan I know but we only need 1 chip to get a seat in 10th place, I think this year I have lost £2k in seat values by trying to guarantee a seat rather than go down to the wire.

Had an interesting hand were Slow playing Aces is not the best way to play em.

Button raises (KK), I flat (AA) bb, flop AK9 rainbow, I check he bets I call, we are now both trapping here, turn A, I lead he calls, river 9 , I bet out, he just calls,moral just GET EM IN PRE,  anyway film about to start, love an empty cinema.



Theoretically we should be folding QQ if there is a stack to act that can damage us I think.  Tough to do though.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 12, 2014, 00:02:14 AM
Just shoved 99 into 10 10 equal stacks 12 bigs to finish 13th, 10 seats, same game I never learn, buying in any way, oh and set over set in the big $55, I had 33 villain had AA, my tinneth  overfloweth with 50 pences, embrace the feckin variance, growl.

And relax.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 13, 2014, 09:45:43 AM
Another ft last night at Rainbow, was well positioned for a win but my reluctance to lay down 99 on a j 10 x rainbow board resulted me in being in the 10 bb shove stack mode, I had raised 99 from utg and got flatted by Queens which held, no problem nice hand.

A chunky overlay seen the table decide to give all players minimum £60, haven"t got a problem with that, makes the game play a bit quicker and that part was the casinos contribution to the prize fund.

The first table was pretty ridiculous, There was more limping done than that at a leper convention, don"t think there was one hand in which at least 5 people were involved, suffice to say i didn"t get involved that much although I would of stacked a few people with my off suit 6 gapers if I was that way inclined, perhaps it"s the way to go, we actually lose 3 players within the first 15 minutes and as they all re entered, all 3 players were re sat at the same table but in different positions.

After the break players usually tighten up a bit, so I 3 bet the utg limpers AJ suited, 3 callers behind, and we see a flop 6 handed, sigh, whiff flop have to fold given the action.

I then run JJ into AA, Who had flopped a house on a AQQ board, not to worry for the Aces though,  guy with 77 was a non believer and stuck around, only to turn a 7 and his night was done.

I had chipped up due to me flopping 2 pair in big blind and holding v 2 all ins, always nice to house up on the turn so villains are drawing dead, shouldn"t be in the hand tbh but will accept the gift.

Nit mode working when I folded 10 10 to  limp and a re raise pre,( a min raise from a 10 bb stack looks extremely strong to me here),  KK got busted by original limpers QJ who had called the 3 bet by the Kings,  guy flopped 2 pair.

My final hand, I jammed over limper with A9, 10 bigs but ran into AK which held, original limper had A 10 who folded pre, who would of got there, got £100 for my troubles which effectively pays for today"s £5k gtee at the G provided this cold which has been hovering for the last few days doesn"t hit me by 2pm, god I ramble this was meant to be a 2 line affair, with a tourney report of today"s game later on, there may or may not be a report on that one.

The stupid thing was if I squeezed my bb the previous hand with 23 off I would of trebled up and possibly gone on for a bigger win, easy game when you can see the cards though.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 15, 2014, 01:04:12 AM
Saturdays game was pretty un eventful, got a few 3 bets through early on but as I am a nit they assume I only play AK, so no massive action ensued, I got to the break and had 18k coming back to 200/400.

Susan"s sister had been round during the day but I still had to nip home at the dinner break to sort some stuff out for Susan, unfortunately this took longer than normal, won"t go into details but meant I missed the full next level, I get back to the game at 300/600 with 15k, nothing for an orbit, then Utg ships for 15 bigs, I look down at JJ, re shove my 16 bigs, the bb contemplates calling but I think he was just enjoying a bit of TV time, making me think he had a decision, he dwelled for 2 mins then folded Quell surprise, anyway utg had shipped A 10, happy with that until the Ace popped up on the flop, then, bb moaned He had AJ, thanks for that, my l bb went in with 37, and was in bad shape against a set, so an early night.

Played a few games on Stars today but couldn"t get a stack in any comp, think I ran into AA twice and in other flips I was just flopped dead by villains hitting sets, one of those days suppose.

Played the Apat online tonight and finished 4th, £153 for my troubles, my last hand was in a limped pot I had J 7 in bb, flop 9 810 rainbow, guy bets out I min raise, he jams 9 5 diamonds happy days, until runner runner diamond, left me with 1 bb, meh whatever, another ridiculous beat on a final table to join the rest in my collection, £1 in the tin.

I know the old adage is dont go broke in an unraised pot, but what can you do when you flop the nuts, hey ho it"s poker.

Playing the Gps in Nottingham on Thursday, would of liked to bink a seat in a sat but that hasn"t happened so will go down and give that a go.

Keep embracing that variance.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 15, 2014, 09:01:28 AM

Saturdays game was pretty un eventful, got a few 3 bets through early on but as I am a nit they assume I only play AK, so no massive action ensued, I got to the break and had 18k coming back to 200/400.

Susan"s sister had been round during the day but I still had to nip home at the dinner break to sort some stuff out for Susan, unfortunately this took longer than normal, won"t go into details but meant I missed the full next level, I get back to the game at 300/600 with 15k, nothing for an orbit, then Utg ships for 15 bigs, I look down at JJ, re shove my 16 bigs, the bb contemplates calling but I think he was just enjoying a bit of TV time, making me think he had a decision, he dwelled for 2 mins then folded Quell surprise, anyway utg had shipped A 10, happy with that until the Ace popped up on the flop, then, bb moaned He had AJ, thanks for that, my l bb went in with 37, and was in bad shape against a set, so an early night.

Played a few games on Stars today but couldn"t get a stack in any comp, think I ran into AA twice and in other flips I was just flopped dead by villains hitting sets, one of those days suppose.

Played the Apat online tonight and finished 4th, £153 for my troubles, my last hand was in a limped pot I had J 7 in bb, flop 9 810 rainbow, guy bets out I min raise, he jams 9 5 diamonds happy days, until runner runner diamond, left me with 1 bb, meh whatever, another ridiculous beat on a final table to join the rest in my collection, £1 in the tin.

I know the old adage is dont go broke in an unraised pot, but what can you do when you flop the nuts, hey ho it"s poker.

Playing the Gps in Nottingham on Thursday, would of liked to bink a seat in a sat but that hasn"t happened so will go down and give that a go.

Keep embracing that variance.


and they say there"s no value left in poker

nice result anyway, my own entry couldn"t cope with around 20 disconnects in the hour i was involved. overplayed AK in an attempt to make chips while i was connected, ended badly vs villain who called my raise with Q10, called my cBet on an A high board with a gutshot, and got there on the K turn. I pegged him for a lesser ace/lesser two pair
he called a raise a little later with 24o and rivered a full house on x7242 or somesuch. Unfrtumately for him the orig raiser had pocket sevens for a bigger house
spending some time today attempting to make the disconnects stop


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 19, 2014, 05:57:11 AM
Another week, another poker report and same old same old I am afraid.

Tuesday made the final table at the G, couldn"t make the cash busted in 8th, ran A5 into AQ, meh whatever, pretty much can"t remember anything about the game other than see the usual suspects get there pretty much every hand they are involved in, Dave took some particularly brutal ones, on the final table I Had 88 and 66 which I am quite happy to go with but significant action both before and in one case after, ie player having his hands pretty much full of chips ready to call indicated I wasn"t likely to be in good shape, reads were correct up against overpairs and the obligatory AK, AA tripled up to nearly 50% of chips in play v AK v 10 10, my 88 wouldn"t of got there.

Back from the Gps at Nottingham just now 5am, trying to think how badly I played or did I miss spots but to be honest don"t think I could of done better or worse with any situations presented, I think I peaked at 27K, then back 18k, when I ran into slow played KK after I tried a bet on a river on a paired board, the guy with the KK called sighing if you have the 10 well played, I didn"t he won the pot.

Game changer, chip leader, card rack, opens utg, I flat AA on button from 16k stack (22 bigs), bb ships in 10 bigs QQ, original,raiser folds, safe flop and turn unfortunately the Q binked the river and I am left with 8k at 300/600, I get back to 15 bigs when I re ship KQ v utg raise, and 2 limpers, yup one limper had AK, marvellous, Q on the flop holds and we have 15k, get moved again 5th move of the game not ideal but whatever, Utg raises 2 callers, easy shove with AK in bb with 12k, utg re ships he has QQ which holds, nh gg move along the bus, nothing to see here.

I bust around 11:30 and as a mate is still in and is chipped up had to hang around as I was the driver and would of been slightly churlish of me to leave him stranded, (he finished the day on 160k, so he is looking good for a deep run).

Spot Leigh playing a couple of Sats on Dtd and went over to congratulate him on his recent success, and had a good few hours chatting whilst railing him to another Satellite success, another decent seat credit to his Dtd collection, wp sir.

As said at the beginning, no glaring errors no massive spews, very few spots, to take advantage of I don"t think I was outplayed or outclassed just a typical grind, obviously the AA hand is the annoying one but once the chips are all in, my fate has already been sealed by the shuffle of the pack pre, just one more game in the long game added to the list.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 20, 2014, 03:05:41 AM
A good start to recouping Gps buy in, got 4th tonight at Rainbow for £250, Had AA hold up twice tonight v KK  and v 99, rather have them hold v the Queens yesterday though, variance, shmariance, so still in profit or the month just.

Other than these two hands can"t remember winning any significant pots, just chipped up slowly and steadily.

Ran 99 into AA for my exit hand,  picked up a straight draw, but didn"t get there.

Again there was an overlay and the guarantee was just met with the casino adding  a few hundred.

It will be interesting to see what happens next week, the G have upped there guarentee on a Friday to £2k5, a 30/30 game and it attracted 60 plus runners tonight.

Rainbow must match this at least otherwise people are just going to start to go over the road, there is talk of a change of game which will include an add on which may help boost the pot, but it could be the last rites of the game on a Friday night at Rainbow, which would be a shame because I do prefer a choice of games and structures, and do prefer the Rainbows structure.

Aiming to play the 25/25 at Leeds at the end of the month and have also reserved a place for the Apat event at the same venue in October, as for the Gps Edinburgh is a vague possibility but will decide nearer the time.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 24, 2014, 23:43:07 PM
No cash last night at the G, played about half a dozen hands in the first few levels, and was up to 30k at the break.

I then just spewed them off, trying to bluff the unbluffable, missed straight and flush draws with 52 in the small blind thought I would rep the Ace, but didn"t work even though it was a chunky bet, he couldn"t lay down A2, no reason why I couldn"t have a better kicker at that point, it was a pretty stupid move on this person because he never lays it down, exited by shoving J9 blind on blind into JJ, no probs nh gg.

Favourite hand of the night, I 3 bet QJ suited from button, cut off called (2cd worse player locally), flop JJQ, (all about timing)he bets I call, turn an Ace, he bets I call, now to give the guy a fighting chance before the river is dealt I have picked up all my chips indicating I will be putting them all in, river is a 2, he proceeds to jam all in, if he has better good luck to him, (don"t think he has AA or QQ), he shows 33, ok it was a flip pre but what"s he thinking on all streets, love the G.

Struggling with motivation online, I tend to start a game on the I pad and if I get deep move to the pc later on, beat 11,000 people on Sunday in the big $5.50 for a $20 return, whoop de do, made a final table in a $5k gtee on Monday finished 7th for $250 and I have just been knocked out of the big $22 in 85th place for $110.

I cant remember anything exciting happening in this game but was over 100k at one point so something must of happened, had KK once but ran into shortstacks AA, all profit is good and another deep run in a 2k5 plus field.

It"s looking like another break even month both live and online, even though I have played 2 games with a combined buy in of £990 so it could of been a lot worse, then again wouldn"t of spent £990 on entries if I hadn"t won it else where, as stated elsewhere in these musings my bankroll management is pretty horrendous but whatever it"s only money, as long as I don"t get into debt or do anything totally stupid it"s not a concern, one thing I am is time rich and I could go mad with poker but I am fairly risk averse, may just bink a big one one day.

Nice to see Boro run into a bit of form, penalties last night were fun, don"t get as excited over football as I used to but always like to see us do well, the area seems get a boost if they are playing well, the team do look like genuine promotion contenders this season, the, again the 2 times I have seen them they have been crap, my brother has banned me from all games as of last week.

Rambling now, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on September 25, 2014, 10:00:37 AM

No cash last night at the G, played about half a dozen hands in the first few levels, and was up to 30k at the break.

I then just spewed them off, trying to bluff the unbluffable, missed straight and flush draws with 52 in the small blind thought I would rep the Ace, but didn"t work even though it was a chunky bet, he couldn"t lay down A2, no reason why I couldn"t have a better kicker at that point, it was a pretty stupid move on this person because he never lays it down, exited by shoving J9 blind on blind into JJ, no probs nh gg.

Favourite hand of the night, I 3 bet QJ suited from button, cut off called (2cd worse player locally), flop JJQ, (all about timing)he bets I call, turn an Ace, he bets I call, now to give the guy a fighting chance before the river is dealt I have picked up all my chips indicating I will be putting them all in, river is a 2, he proceeds to jam all in, if he has better good luck to him, (don"t think he has AA or QQ), he shows 33, ok it was a flip pre but what"s he thinking on all streets, love the G.

SAtruggling with motivation online, I tend to start a game on the I pad and if I get deep move to the pc later on, beat 11,000 people on Sunday in the big $5.50 for a $20 return, whoop de do, made a final table in a $5k gtee on Monday finished 7th for $250 and I have just been knocked out of the big $22 in 85th place for $110.

I cant remember anything exciting happening in this game but was over 100k at one point so something must of happened, had KK once but ran into shortstacks AA, all profit is good and another deep run in a 2k5 plus field.

It"s looking like another break even month both live and online, even though I have played 2 games with a combined buy in of £990 so it could of been a lot worse, then again wouldn"t of spent £990 on entries if I hadn"t won it else where, as stated elsewhere in these musings my bankroll management is pretty horrendous but whatever it"s only money, as long as I don"t get into debt or do anything totally stupid it"s not a concern, one thing I am is time rich and I could go mad with poker but I am fairly risk averse, may just bink a big one one day.

Nice to see Boro run into a bit of form, penalties last night were fun, don"t get as excited over football as I used to but always like to see us do well, the area seems get a boost if they are playing well, the team do look like genuine promotion contenders this season, the, again the 2 times I have seen them they have been crap, my brother has banned me from all games as of last week.

Rambling now, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


I wasn"t there.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 25, 2014, 19:36:09 PM
It at first you don"t succeed, give up, actually don"t keep trying, finally won the $33 $5k gtee on Stars today, $2012, Leeds may now be definitely on the cards, had some luck, had some bad luck, then the final hand of heads up after 25 mins of play, AA v KK, nice for the Aces to hold, think Stars wanted rid of us both, Binkitty bink.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 27, 2014, 18:18:58 PM
Was supposed to go to Leeds today for the 25/25 but didn"t feel in the right frame of mind, plus if I made day 2 it would of been a bit of hassle getting Susan looked after so I decided to swerve it, saved £250 me thinks.

Mini heater online continues with a few more near misses, finished 20th yesterday in the $5k gtee again for $75 ish, my last two hands played were JJ and JJ both losing to J9 and AQ, win either of these and a deep run may have ensued, been cashing in most sngs so mtts are free rolls at the minute.

Played a $10 6 max turbo on Stars today and as the self proclaimed king of the nits this is not normally on my itinerary, bubbled the final table for $75, 55 didnt hold v Aj, would of had 22 bigs on the final table with the biggest stack being 25 so that would of been a chance of another decent hit, cant complain though A10 > AQ and 10 10 sucked out on AA to get me there.

Played at Rainbow last night and although they have altered the game to include an add on which may increase the prize pool, I think the last rites are being read to this game, 28 runners as opposed to the 60 odd across the road, however I would still play this one if the gtee is met, less players and weaker players means variance not as high as over the road, will wait and see what happens.

The game itself was pretty much over before it began, isolated a shortie who had jammed AQ, only finding 99 waking up behind and my chips get allocated to the villains.

I was a bit on tilt not because of the cards but at a conversation with someone regarding online poker, he says he never wins online because he always gets it in with the best hand but always gets busted by a worse one, I couldn"t be bothered carrying on with the conversation as he was never going to be convinced, incidentally, he had just limped utg with A2, called my 3 bet I had 10 10, he proceeded to flop the house and moaned because I didn"t call his all in jam, he put me on AK pre, yawn, curry had arrived so will sign off, run good, be lucky stay healthy.

Moan of the week (not poker), bed I bought with tv lift in, the tv is stuck in the down position, couldn"t stick in the up position could it, no, #firstworldproblems.

Contacted supplier who have sent out replacement parts, took my money no parts received as yet, complaining hat being put on on Monday.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on September 30, 2014, 13:43:04 PM
You going to the G tonight mate? Thinking about popping down :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on September 30, 2014, 17:20:56 PM

You going to the G tonight mate? Thinking about popping down :)


As per conversation on Messenger, No unless there is a massive overlay, keep me informed Good luck.

Going to jinx the Boro will be my 3rd visit of the season, haven"t seen us win yet, lump on Blackpool.

Quick review of the month, its all been said in the above posts, made £1k, would of been £2k if  i didnt play the bigger ones, still cant watch Jeremy Kyle in bed, its a hard knock life.

See you in Leeds.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 07, 2014, 23:48:08 PM
Pretty much a crap start to the month, made a final table on Stars in the afternoon $33 game last week finishing 7th for $250, which has since been distributed back into the poker community, played a few of the spin and goes on Stars, breaking even in them, biggest prize seen so far was $42, lost that one though.

Live stuff pretty hard going, just got in from the 30/30 at the G, QQ losing to A8 aipf, for 10 bigs, then 999 losing to a rivered straight 52, on a 934 board, this left me with 5 bigs which I lost with j 10 in a limped pot v QQ, on a 10 high flop, fairly standard stuff, running into big hands or people just getting there both live and online, mustn"t moan as it"s part and parcel.

Annoying thing was both people who got my chips lost them all before my last  5 bigs disappeared, both in pots which they should not of done the lot in, it"s tptk so it must good innit.

Done a bit of adding and subtracting of the finances and decided to give Vegas another spin, just got to check a place out tomorrow for Susan to stay in, the dates are available so as long as it"s clean and tidy I will get the flights and hotel booked.

I intend to withdraw 50% of stars roll which almost covers the flight, the hotel won"t need paying for until the end of the stay and I have enough cash for a few tourneys, some special trips  ::) ::) ::) and a few treats.

Had a quick look at the Venetian deepstack and there is a seniors event on which is 30k guaranteed,  $400 buy in, this will be the biggest one I will play, the Aria daily and Venetian nightly will make up the rest of the itinery, hoping to fly out the 6th November for 7 nights.

Plans are also afoot for a weekend of debauchery in Germany in February to celebrate my brother and cousins 50th birthdays, haven"t mentioned this yet to Susan but will start dropping hints after Christmas.

Clash of games on Saturday G have the £5k gtee, and Apat Leeds, think I will go to Leeds as Susan is sorted for the day and different surroundings may bring a change of fortune, plus if I get knocked out early can visit my son who now resides in Leeds.

Run good, be lucky, stay healthy, may see you in Leeds on Saturday.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 11, 2014, 21:35:04 PM
Quick report from the last few days, variance not being kind at the business end, first the potential Vegas trip has been put on hold due to room un availability for Susan, the usual place is not available and the 2cd choice was not really enticing, plus they haven"t had the decency to return 2 calls, so that has put us off them, if they can afford to lose a potential £900 good luck to them.

Played Rainbow last night got up to 70k and with 11 left looked set for a final table, only 7 paid so still work to be done, crucial hand report, blinds 1500/3000, villain opens  7k utg (55) , I 3 bet 20k (AQ), obviously expecting villain to shove, if he has AK no probs bink a Queen, or take the flip, he tanks and flats leaving himself 29k,  flop 6 high all hearts I have the Ace hearts, he checks I put him all in, he tanks for ages and eventually makes the call, I miss and he scoops, although he made the correct call I don"t like any of his play here, shove pre fine but flatting seemed the worse option pre, my final 10 bigs lose with Q 10 v 99, the nines hold, home 2 am no cash annoying but what can you do.

Onto Apat Leeds, arrived feeling pretty tired after not much sleep, only recognise 1 player on the table, was up 1k at the break to 16k made a few hands and was up to 23k when the following occurred obviously easier to analyse after the event but will give my thoughts.

Utg opens to 600, I 3 bet with JJ to 2k, it gets flatted by a big stack in the cut off, he has already cracked AA with a flopped flush, made runner runner straight in another big pot so is running pretty golden.

Initial raiser folds, we see a flop of 10 9 2 rainbow, I check he leads out, I reraise he jams covering me.

My first mistake is not counting my stack after he reraises me, if I count it and know exactly how much I have left this should make my decision easier.

I stack off and he has 99 for a flopped set, obviously I don"t get the re bink, the most annoying thing about the hand is that he gives me the chance to fold because I have seen this so many times online it"s just pretty obvious he has 2 pair or better, even the other hands which beat me are in his range ie slow playing Queens, Kings or Aces which obviously are crushing me as well, perhaps I am being a bit over critical of my play but it was a hand I possibly should get away from, every days a learning day so put it in the memory bank and take it onto the next game, missed the bloody buffet as well, as I just left the building and to further tilt me I had to do a 22 point turn to get the car out of the parking space as someone had parked right behind me on a massive sign which said NO PARKING.

Get home to a message indicating that getting back to Day 2 if I made it would of been a struggle even if I made it which further softened the blow, the other Carer had to cancel Sunday as a family member had been taken ill and couldn"t look after Susan.

In summary Poker can do one, as in the words of Andy (Little Britain)" I dont like it".


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on October 15, 2014, 00:03:57 AM
and was up to 23k when the following occurred obviously easier to analyse after the event but will give my thoughts.

Utg opens to 600, I 3 bet with JJ to 2k, it gets flatted by a big stack in the cut off, he has already cracked AA with a flopped flush, made runner runner straight in another big pot so is running pretty golden.

Initial raiser folds, we see a flop of 10 9 2 rainbow, I check he leads out, I reraise he jams covering me.

My first mistake is not counting my stack after he reraises me, if I count it and know exactly how much I have left this should make my decision easier.

I stack off and he has 99 for a flopped set, obviously I don"t get the re bink, the most annoying thing about the hand is that he gives me the chance to fold because I have seen this so many times online it"s just pretty obvious he has 2 pair or better, even the other hands which beat me are in his range ie slow playing Queens, Kings or Aces which obviously are crushing me as well, perhaps I am being a bit over critical of my play but it was a hand I possibly should get away from, every days a learning day so put it in the memory bank and take it onto the next game,
You have analysed it correctly now Brian.  He is never playing it this way with a worse hand than yours. You know that fold was the only option with your stack. I think that tiredness affected your decision here.
Incidentally he didn"t have you covered and it took over an hour to blind you away.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 15, 2014, 03:21:24 AM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on October 15, 2014, 10:25:23 AM
well done on your deep run again, always there or there abouts, playing Sheffields 25/25 ?.

I intended to play the Sheffield 25/25 but it clashes with Grand Prix at DTD .
I like the 25/25 Series comps very much, but the Grand Prix is guaranteed at a whopping £250k for a little over half the buy-in as the 25/25.
On the plus side if you do decide to play at Sheffield that weekend there is a good chance of an overlay on the £25k gtd


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 18, 2014, 04:12:57 AM
As is the norm when I get in late from the pokers it"s quite difficult to sleep so will just do a quick trip report from tonight"s efforts at Rainbow.

The great and the good had turned out to welcome back the latest winner of the Ukipt London and we had 7 tables running with a pot of £3k8.

Said winner dusted of 2 entries before the break, a small chink in the £110k he won last week.

Great start, had to fold QQQ, when it went a bit mad, would of come third in the hand, AK hitting the straight but a flush also came in to bust the AK guy, took the add on so was back to 10k.

Got full value with AA v 10 10, on a KQx flop, so was up to 20k, didn"t improve much till the break.

I get it all in with AA v 66, guy moaned indicating it"s the same people who get lucky, I had 3 bet his utg raise and he jammed 30 bigs, the usual I put you on AK was the default cry, Aces held.

Made a tight fold with AK after an utg raise and a flat, I reraised with about 40 bigs behind, I was min re raised back by the button, went with my gut feeling and let him have it, he showed KK, an ace had been folded by someone else so i was drawing thin. The table was very soft and didn"t fancy a potential flip at that point, I felt as though I could get chips in better spots.

Played a nut flush draw really weakly just stationing utg raiser, flush didn"t come in but the Ace on the river gave me the pot, even then my kicker wasn"t too good so wasn"t overconfident of wining the pot, nits going to nit, I still had a shove stack left if I lost the hand, so was ok with the way I got there, although I felt a bit daft, but will take it.

Get to the final table, 2 shorties are knocked out, I make a call with KJ in the small blind to a 10 bb shove, this was totally player dependant, I know he will shove light in this spot, he had Q9, didn"t hit but neither did he so King high was good.

I have 200k but blinds are 5k/10k, someone suggests a deal giving me and another £480 and the others 350/400, it was 3am and could of gone on for a while so took it, a couple of weeks ago I got the benefit when I was a Shortstack, and 2 people who agreed then were on the same table so swings and roundabouts.

Rainbow are fighting back v the G, on Tuesday they are running a freeroll with £1k added, plus a an optional £30 £20 add on to run against the G"s £2k gteed, the general concensus is the majority of rainbow regs will play this, hoping to get the Tuesday game back to rainbow, could be an overlay at the G, my preference would be the rainbow game, personally think the structure is slightly better than the G, but if bust early could always pop over the road and spin the 40 bigs up after the break.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 20, 2014, 19:17:01 PM
It"s that time of the year when tilt finally hits me smack on the nose and I throw a hissy fit, lost a chip lead pot on Stars yesterday, I was always behind so just give me a slap 555 v AAA, meh whatever so I withdrew the rest of roll like a petulant child and booked a flight to Vegas, will be travelling out on the 6th November till the 13th, going solo but as I will be playing poker no problemo.

There is a Venetian deepstack event on and I shall be partaking in the $30k guarenteed seniors event, ($400), the others will consist of Aria or Venetian dailys with the odd trip out on a night, any suggestions,  ::) ::) ::).

Got the alleged last seat on the Virgin flight, and saved myself £90 as price for the last few weeks has been £700, booked for £610.

Flight and hotel covered by recent winnings, 4 weeks left to get spending money but if that"s not forthcoming, delve into the savings, can"t take it with you, just get it spent.

Restart another grind in January.

The £60 profit from last nights Apat event will pay for the fuel to Gatwick, speaking of tilt, last hand flip situation 88 v A9 flop, I was behind, flop 799, started typing unlucky Rob in the box, 5 6, turn, river, just joking standard spot, the run out is what it is, changed message to ghhhghmnvfffhmjgchgd, nh sir gg gl, he didn"t even go on to win it, next time make better use of the chips I donate please, seriously well played all especially to Kevod, who almost smashed the lot in on Stars, ul sir, makes my moaning insignificant.


Might play Sheffied 25/25 at the weekend as Susans other Carer doing the full day, or a trip to the Riverside, although my brother has issued a banning order as when I turn up they usually lose, waffled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 25, 2014, 22:53:40 PM
Sheffield 25/25 Trip Report.

Poker jar had enough in to let me play the 25/25, almost depleted now after paying for  flights and hotel for Vegas, not to worry always another game.

Peaked at 30k after 2 levels, but was back to18k after 4 levels, 3 bet 88 and 3 barrelled low flop, with villain calling me down until an Ace hit the river, he had AK, nh well played, he was worried I had 2 pair hence no value bet on the river.

Totally dead next 2 levels, but manage to get a bit of value 3rd pair, with A8 v K8 on a non pretty board, 26k going into the last two levels, blinds 600/1200, so 20 bigs, it"s an easy stack to play.

Sheffield is a 2 hour drive from here so I wanted at least 40 bigs to make the journey back worthwhile, get a double with 10 10 v AK, gets me to 40k.

First mis step of the day follows, someone raises mp 3k, 4 callers, pot is about 14k, obviously getting decent odds just to see a flop but with j4 hearts ( crap hand but whatever), I decide to try and win the pot there and then, I bump it up to 10k, get rid of 3 players, one sticks around, I c bet Ace high flop, but get called, I check he leads out, I fold, he shows a Queen for turned trips, nh sigh, back to 26k, thought my image would help with the 3 bet pre, should just go back to being a nit, fold like a wimp and move on.

Back to 25k, active utg player raises, gets flatted, I reraise 10 10, in hijack, button re shoves, it"s JJ v 10 10, other 2 players get out of the way, flop K Q 10, wiii, happy days blank turn, but I couldn"t fade the 9 on the river to give villain the straight, no problem, nh gg me.

I was behind pre, got lucky then got unlucky, s*** happens, 10 days till Vegas something to look forward to.

Played ok with the hands I was dealt, could of limped more and tried to hit outrageous hands but wouldn"t of hit big very often and the table dynamics were nobody was getting too out of line. There was only one player who was being a problem and to give him credit played well when he got to our table, the rest were pretty ABC including myself tbh but sometimes spots and cards dictate that.

The J4 hand was a bit annoying but would of been a nice pot to win without showdown, if I make the call and it comes down J high, still have no clue were I would be so decided to try and win it pre.

One guy had amassed loads of chips early by scooping in 2 set over sets scenarios and was up to 90k by playing and hitting every hand, when the blinds got bigger he never slowed down and was calling 3 bets and chasing draws, these times he never got there, he eventually lost the lot when he called a 4 bet with 98, although it was a cooler flop 10 J Q, villain had AK he really had enough chips to play a lot smarter than he actually did and should of made Day 2 in a comfortable position, wasted opportunity imo.

Sad news one of Teessides regs died earlier in the week, he came 2cd in a World Series event a few years ago, nice guy I remember getting to a final table with him a few years ago and we actually played heads up as he preferred not to do deals, he always wanted to play for the win, fair play to him,( we actually done a 50/50 chop as the casino was closing and we had equal chips), Rip sir.

Online news, had 3 deep runs on Full Tilt ( haven"t played there for a while) including one Final table, ran AQ into AK but got $250 inc bounties for a 7th place finish and another $150 in the other 2 games, one of which I must of had aces and kings at least 5x all holding v pairs, then lost most of them with 2 pair into a set, couldn"t recover from that one and dwindled to a top 20 position.

I will still play on Full Tilt until Vegas, but as I have withdrew my roll from Stars will re evaluate when I return whether to re deposit or not, current feelings undecided, may just try and sat into Gps and Gukpts, if I can get that account sorted.

2 more local games to play before I travel, then Vegas will either make it a winning year or another break even one, but a freeroll to Vegas at the end of the year is ok with me.





Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on October 31, 2014, 03:43:22 AM
FT big $11 back soon with result
7/8 $915 locked up, 20 bigs so still in the hunt

OK back story before the result, had no car for most of the week and would of went to play at the home game at Stockton, but as i get travel sick on the bus and dont like paying taxi fares decided to play the big $11, turned out to be a wise decision as i finished 4th for $4k2, slight disappointment at not getting the chance of the win but 4/6675 is ok, just watcing the others discuss a deal now, missed a ladder spot when a shortie was all in and behind but rivered the winning hand, that cost me $2k as 3rd place was $6k, hey ho pointless moaning happy with a $4178 profit.

Freerolling all Vegas tournaments next week, lets hope the run good continues, bink.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on October 31, 2014, 12:47:34 PM
Well done Brian. Had a deepish run in this myself. Good to see a fellow Brit go do deeper

Good luck in Vegas.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 01, 2014, 04:39:14 AM

Well done Brian. Had a deepish run in this myself. Good to see a fellow Brit go do deeper

Good luck in Vegas.


Cheers Rob, was a funny game always had between 20/40 bigs, either winning or losing 20 bigs in nearly every pot I was involved in, ran pretty bad on the final table, but ran better when the others started to go to war with each other, up the ladder.
Headed over to Rainbow for my last game before Vegas tonight and finished 2cd for £550, nice to be heading into a bit of form for next weeks trip.

A few thoughts on tonights game, only 5 people are to be paid tonight but when people are nearing the final table bubble the play tightens up, I just can"t see the reason there is no prize for reaching the final table, this tends to be my most profitable part of the game locally, got loads of shoves through limpers and min raisers with hands which should have at least 30/40% equity, heard a little comment, saying it"s all he does go all in can"t play the game, plus I always have AK, so they show me the bare Ace before folding.

Taking flips at this stage is also part of the game and people were open folding tens and Jacks to 10/15 big blind shoves, got to win dem flips, anyway i am not complaining long may it continue.

When I mentioned above that there was no prize for reaching the ft, someone piped up, let"s all get minimum £50, but this was rejected and a bubble was paid to 6th, which is fair enough, if there was an overlay perhaps give people their cash back but 5 bubbles seems a tad over the top.

Had queens twice on the ft which held v AK and Jacks, and I was chipping up nicely, must of lost a few, can"t remember how but was down to 10 bigs when the chip leader offered me and another guy 2cd place cash, an extra £200, he had a massive lead so I was ok with it, was too tired to think tbh, just wanted to get home, so best 2 days i poker I have had for a while, let"s hope the heat continues into next week.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on November 03, 2014, 14:24:42 PM
We missed you on Thursday Brian.. but obviously you were upto better things  ::) Well done that man. Have a fantastic trip over to Vegas and don"t be spending too much of the roll in places you shouldn"t (or maybe you should!)  ;)  See you at our xmas themed home game first Thursday in Dec if you can make it x

p.s. I think I owe you some money for Sheffield.. PM me x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on November 04, 2014, 12:36:43 PM

See you at our xmas themed home game first Thursday in Dec if you can make it


Road trip 4th Dec then.......


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on November 04, 2014, 17:31:08 PM


See you at our xmas themed home game first Thursday in Dec if you can make it


Road trip 4th Dec then.......


Like.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 06, 2014, 11:14:07 AM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 07, 2014, 11:11:11 AM
Ft  Venetian deepstack, absolutely knackered, been awake 28hours, using chips to keep my eyes open, have an 18 bb stack so puts a bit of pressure on people, will add the result at the end $350 locked for 10th, back soon.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 07, 2014, 13:20:07 PM
4th for $1k5, lost the flip at the end no problemo, standard spot, need my bed I am goosed.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 07, 2014, 15:21:35 PM
What a player!


(http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/pictures/Crandall+Addington.jpg)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 07, 2014, 17:16:17 PM
After 4 hours sleep, I am wide awake, doesn"t bode well for the rest of the week as body clock going to be all over the place, still, worse things happen at sea.

A few thoughts about last nights efforts, 4 players inc me came from the initial first table, and within the first 2 levels I had separated all 10 into who I wanted to avoid and who I was happy to go to war with.

Needless to say the 3 who I chose to avoid, made it to the ft.

Was another grind as I was never gifted cards or cards fell for me but I can play a 15/20 bb stack reasonably well, (ie all in, easy game).

I folded AA on a paired board when I had bet a one third pot on the river but got reraised, I may of been bluffed here, I very much doubt it though and speaking to a young Canadian guy he agreed, this put me in the 10/15 bb territory, the cash bubble has burst and the button raised, I rejam A 10, he calls with AJ, I turn a house but a jack could still swing it for him, faded that and made the Ft.

Accumulated some chips but it was still push/fold poker, although one or two raise and take its other than just shoving, laddered up to 4 th spot, when I get it in good with tens v AK, villain hit 2 pair, I turned a straight draw but didn"t get there, so got $1k5  , plus $30 on fruit machine,(didn"t have a clue how that came in), I just noticed $30 credit and seen as though I had only put in $5, whipped it out, nits gonna nit.

The list of games I was going to play comes to $1200, so freerolling the rest of the week, may or may not play a bit of cash, see how I feel.

Plan of action today is Twin peaks for Lunch, seems a hospitable place to go to, then pop over to play the 1pm at the Aria or there is a $200 sat into a $1100 at the Venetian at 4pm.

If they go belly up which we have to assume they will, may try and get tickets for a show tonight,  being Billy no mates, single seats are easier to come by.

As an aside got a room upgrade from a classic to a high roller view room on check in, bonded with the check in lady as she had relatives in Consett, as has my Missus.

Can also see the Bellagio Fountains as well, not a full view but beggars cant be choosers.

Really enjoyed the tournament, mixture of good solid players, splashy  fish, and my underlings as King of the nits, some tight ones.

Don"t normally drink when I play at home, atmosphere is so different here though, as long as you don"t go too daft and your hold em hand turns don"t turn into an Omaha one it should be ok, God I go on, Gl to all in Manchester, enjoy the game.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on November 07, 2014, 23:24:38 PM
Great TR do far. Don"t go mad


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 08, 2014, 08:27:41 AM
Quickie I promise, played the Aria Daily today. After food and drinks
at twin peaks was feeling light headed, alcohol and sunshine don"t mix with me, not the ideal preparation but whatever.

Got up to 18k at first break, then get AA in aipf v queens, turned dead, quads will do, so instead of a 35k stack am left with 3k which goes in v kings with A 10, no help, nh, gg.

Didn"t fancy playing again so popped to see a hypnotist show which was ok to spend a few hours, glad I payed only $20 instead of the full price, would of felt a bit ripped off $20 an ok price.

Downtown tomorrow I think, may play Binnions 10k guaranteed if in the mood.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on November 08, 2014, 11:35:38 AM
Brilliant Stuff as usual Bri, well played mate. Run good for the rest of the trip.

As you are bound to win some more soon are you returning to Vegas next year as part of a possible APAT trip?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on November 08, 2014, 23:45:04 PM
You certainly have the game to bring home plenty of yankee dollars.

Very interesting reading about your Vegas trips Brian,
I am not jealous in any way shape or form  :"(


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 09, 2014, 08:24:33 AM

Brilliant Stuff as usual Bri, well played mate. Run good for the rest of the trip.

As you are bound to win some more soon are you returning to Vegas next year as part of a possible APAT trip?





Doubt it, got a long weekend in Dusseldorf early March, plus Susan wouldn"t be too chuffed.
Saturday popped downtown for Binnions 10k gtee, although a few tourists most seemed to be locals.

Before the game started indulged in a pile of crabs legs and other various seafood delicacies, 15 mins before the game, this might have proved to be a bad idea as my stomach was giving me jip and I didn"t feel too good, managed to get comfy and get settled in.

Table was pretty soft and after 6 levels was up to 80k, no premiums just 3 betting in position and c betting usually got the job done.

Got moved tables and there was 20 left, only 7 paid, I didn"t win a single hand in the next 3 levels, had Ak at least 4x, c bets were met with resistance and usually couldn"t continue with the action which ensued.

With 12 left, decided to get my last 18k over a min raise with K9 cc, was up against AQ, which I was happy with, even happier on the 2 club board, probs a favourite now, alas couldn"t bink either card or a club.

Binnions have moved their tourneys to the back of the casino with cash games taking precedent in the poker room, this took a little bit of the atmosphere from the game, but i assume they make money from cash games than mtts, overlay was ok though, pity I couldn"t grab a bit of it.

Game started with 70 runners and there was a $1k5 overlay, finished 12th, bit annoying as the game was so soft and with the 80k stack was quite confident of at least a final table position, wasn"t to be, all part and parcel.

Sundays game is a $30k gteed $400 buy in 2 day event for seniors (50+) at the Venetian.

Removing hoodie, purchasing Cardigan, pipe and slippers for this one, hold onto your hats, it may go mad.

Cheers Craig for comments, tournament poker can be a bitch, but at least the early bink let me Freeroll the Freeroll, (As indicated by Rob somewhere).


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on November 09, 2014, 13:34:33 PM
Wishing you the very best of luck Brian and hoping that your run good continues. I"m sure that you have many more readers who, like me, always look forward to the updates to your blog.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 10, 2014, 02:00:21 AM
Slightly tilted report, started the $30k guaranteed game like a train and by level 6 was up to 35k, then the inevitable kick in the nuts.

I raise tens utg, guy flats (Jacks), Spewy guy shoves all in (46off),only another 5k to call, reisolate but Jacks guy reshoves, it"s only costing me another 4k to call and the pot is 28k,pretty sure I would need to hit a set, flop 66x, other guy gets the little bit extra from me, sigh.

Blinds are 300/600, guy limps utg, I raise QQ, which gets re raised, original limper folds, I shove, guy takes a while but eventually calls with AK, K on the river done me, got to win dem flips, perhaps flat the QQ and then shove any non AK flop, meh whatever, that seems to be the wimpiest way to play it, he may just call any way after all it"s an ace and a King.

Was nowhere near the cash so no biggie, but not flipping well at the moment, even my first cash lost the flip at the end which probably cost me another grand.

May play the $200 later, looking like a break even trip if no other cashes but we have a few more goes  to hit a profit.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 10, 2014, 08:25:29 AM
Decided to hop into Bellagios 5pm game, started like a right idiot, and was down to 5k in the first 2 hands due to my inability to read, bet 2k5 into a pot of 500, didn"t get there, total Buffoon, miss read chip denominations

Anyway reached the final table, 5 paid 7 left, lose a flip with AK v JJ, never in doubt Jacks hold, left with 15bigs going into 2/4k, writing this in the break so will finish the tale in a bit, need a bit of luck now.

After a quick count, the biggest stack had 20 bigs agreed a 5 way chop $600 each which was 3rd place cash, ok with it tbh as been playing 12 hours, glad to break even for the day, actually $75 profit,


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on November 10, 2014, 14:41:51 PM
WP sir. Great read as always Brian. Keep "em coming mate.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 10, 2014, 15:23:38 PM
You are now officially a legend

Time for a couple more cashes before you have to leave.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 10, 2014, 19:08:52 PM
Love walking out of the hotel into the heat, it"s just so pleasant, not looking forward to the cold on my return.

Typing this whilst waiting in line ( gone all American) for the breakfast buffet, usually this fills me up for the day, grab something later if needed.

After a quick count we are $1k up, so I could lock it up and being the general nit/ tightwad could hide away and be happy with that.

But we don"t want to do that, so Venetian have another $400 on today, no guarantee, but will get 100 plus runners, so going to jump into that.

Also a free lunch is being provided by the casino, nits gonna nit.

Depending on what happens in the above, no poker tonight, need some form of the other entertainment, ( that"s the profit wiped out then


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 10, 2014, 19:13:19 PM
If all goes to plan, I will be looking at a spend of approx $300 this week, but with 3 more games to play it may end up in profit, will be trying.

Congrats to Craig as well on his bink and good luck in the main event, consistent run of results very well played. Perhaps I should just stfu and try and giq.

Actually just had a mad idea, landing in Gatwick on Friday, I don"t have to pick Susan up till Saturday, I would imagine I would need to take a break around the Nottingham area around 1pm, isn"t there a milly guaranteed game on there ?, hmmm, to be decided, unlikely but it"s floating around my head, might sell a bit if I do.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on November 11, 2014, 00:29:51 AM

Love walking out of the hotel into the heat, it"s just so pleasant, not looking forward to the cold on my return.

Typing this whilst waiting in line ( gone all American) for the breakfast buffet, usually this fills me up for the day, grab something later if needed.

After a quick count we are $1k up, so I could lock it up and being the general nit/ tightwad could hide away and be happy with that.

But we don"t want to do that, so Venetian have another $400 on today, no guarantee, but will get 100 plus runners, so going to jump into that.

Also a free lunch is being provided by the casino, nits gonna nit.

Depending on what happens in the above, no poker tonight, need some form of the other entertainment, ( that"s the profit wiped out then


Remember, dont just take the first option... shop around :p

Hope you are having a top time mate


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2014, 12:40:31 PM
Whatever do you mean Stuart,


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2014, 12:49:12 PM
Boring stuff first, the $400 at the Venetian, peaked at 38k, but couldn"t get any momentum going, won a flip, lost a flip, got to 38k because a guy decided to shove 20 bigs with 10 8 off, over my raise, he was sick of me raising, he liked to see flops, I had Ak of the heart variety, 2 hearts on the flop, the 8 binked the turn but luckily for us the heart came in.

The next 3 levels were turgid, crap hands, spots, blah blah.

It all went wrong in the 400/800 level raised KQ, flatted by J 10, flop Q J 10, have the guy covered, but fail to hit.

Left with 10 bigs shoved AJ over min raise, he snaps with 77, flops me dead 667, lasted 6 hours or so, wasn"t to be.

Pokered out, what to do next, got some Noodles from the Chinese, found a ticket for Mystere for $50, it will pass a few hours before the big night out.

Whoever choreographs these things must be high, weird stuff all going on, impressive acrobats and tests of strength from a couple of Russians, more 6 packs on show than the local Booze4us store.

It was ok, not my thing but it kept me out of the poker room for a few hours.

Right here"s the bit you were all wanting to read about, readers may of been aware from a previous visit that phone numbers were exchanged but nothing came of it, similar experience tonight, pondering, that"s all folks.

I am just checking the feasibility of traveling from the Boro to Kazakhstan, may be slightly smitten, (those strong arms on those Russian Guys


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on November 11, 2014, 13:57:14 PM
Geography of that part of the world isn"t my strong point Brian so did a quick google.

Wiki reports "Kazakhstan - The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by nomadic tribes. This changed in the 13th century, when Genghis Khan occupied the country."

GL with that x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 11, 2014, 20:23:46 PM
Makes sense, she/he/they must have nomadic bloodlines, that"s why they all ended up in Vegas.
Saying nothing else as I don"t want to incriminate myself


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on November 11, 2014, 21:51:46 PM
Funny, I am sure I met her sister in Portugal :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 12, 2014, 04:18:32 AM
Binkage alert, decided to try a new poker room today and that was the Wynn, started at 12 and 6.5 hours later done a chop for $1200, a bit less than the chip leader, but 800 more than busting in 5th,

Starting stack was 10k and didn"t get above it until 200/400 level, got a double up when 66 held v AJ, then just chipped up nicely, didn"t get involved in big pots just plenty of small ones, probs play the Aria 1pm tomorrow, and that should be it, if it doesn"t go to plan, could jump into the Venetian at 7pm, or I might go deep into the industrial road heartland.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 13, 2014, 03:05:58 AM
Last day today, what to do ?.

Early start out onto the strip around 9:30, slow and steady jog to New York New York, (yeh right), roughly translated to slept till 10:30, strolled to Twin peaks for ice cold beer to wake up properly.

After this important pit stop continued up strip to New York New York to give the roller coaster a go, probably been about 15 years since I last rode one of these things and I can hereby declare that will be last, it"s an age thing.

After resting for another 10 mins whilst I managed to get my head, stomach, legs back to this reality lunch was calling.

Go on the then Lobster it is

Due to being on positive tilt decided to register the 1pm at Aria

Real time update of above game end of level 6, got 23k going to 400/800, 190 runners top prize $5k5, 90 left long way to go.

This is now the official last game whatever happens here, pokered out, but let"s win this first.

Level 10 raise 99 guy jams, we both have circa 13 bigs, hoping for a race, it wasn"t, Queens we hope to beat, we didn"t nh gg, and we are done with the poker, can"t complain 3 cashes from 9, with a $1k3 profit.

Off to pack, then shower and out to chillax, location to be decided.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 13, 2014, 09:02:24 AM
Well that"s it for another year, after dilly dallying about, deciding to go then not too, then Stars being kind enabling me to go again on an effective Freeroll I am done.

This was my 3rd visit and if it was a boxing match, I would be ahead on points, first year decent profit, second year decent loss, (sorry for bringing that up again guys), this year decent win, onto the next round.

I will be back online and playing the locals on my return to get together another effort next year.

Brief synopsis played 9 tourneys cashed in 3 and made a grand profit of $1k3 which is ok given the nature of tournament poker.

If I didn"t play the  2 $400s, then $2k up, but gave myself a shot of a $12k and $14k top prize in each of those, the early touch enabled me to free roll the free roll.

The most annoying thing about the results was that in 3 games including the 2 $400 deepstacks I had built decent stacks early and failed to capitalise, it wasn"t as if I nitted up, just didn"t get lucky or got unlucky at them critical points.

The three cashes were the complete opposite, never getting a big stack, just doing enough to keep in the game, the Bellagio was just bizarre, after my initial error I had 8 bigs at 150/300, just shows never give up, also at the Wynn, never above starting stack until 200/400 level.

No bad beats to moan about all exits pretty standard, except the Aria AA v QQ, but was  duly compensated in the Bellagio when I got it aipf AK v KK, villain flopped a set, I runner runner flushed it.

In the 2cd Venetian deepstack, 3 times villains flopped sets v me with me also hitting the flop, never going to accumulate a stack if that happens.

Vegas is a place which can be done alone because of the nature of tournament poker but it would be good next year to get over there with my brother and some mates, obviously don"t do the night club scene but bars etc are better with company, then again they probably don"t want to hear a moaning poker player going on about bad beats.

In summary took $3k, brought home $3k8 saw 2 shows, ate out every day, played $1300 worth of tourneys, visited, hang on can"t mention that, you know the old saying What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, (except for the boring poker stuff).

Although Susan doesn"t read this, she hears too many bad beat stories already, why would she want to read about them as well.

I have to thank her for letting me come here, it"s not easy for her to be placed in a care home, even if it is only for a week.

In the quest to win big, get the big cash etc, health really is more important than anything else.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it, home James.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on November 15, 2014, 12:41:15 PM
Well done Bri, great results. When you play online do you target any specfic tournaments or do you just play what is there? Great set of results over the past couple of years anyway.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 15, 2014, 16:00:02 PM
Cheers Ste, re the games I play, it"s just what I fancy playing, no proper bankroll management, I only keep $1k online at the most, if I go over $1k5 I withdraw back to $1k, also if drop to $500 will redeposit to $1k,don"t want another full tilt lockout, tend to play $20/$55 ranges, probably a small winner/ break even player at best but always confident will bink something every now and then, (hopefully a big one), use poker winnings for stuff which household income wouldn"t stretch too.

I play mainly Stars but should start looking around for a few more games on other sites, but it"s just laziness on my part.

I do play every day but volume is not massive compared to proper grinders, it just fills in the day.

Also start playing a few more sats to bigger games.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 16, 2014, 15:46:30 PM
Back to reality, woke up by the neighbours goat, yes you read correctly we now have a goat as well as 2 Bulldogs living next door.

Note to self win the Sunday million so we can move.

Still a bit all over with body clock but it"s more tiredness than jet lag, journey home from Gatwick included 2 hour kip in a car park, was wide awake when arrived back in Teesside, decided to late Reg Rainbows game, finished 8th, 6 paid


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 16, 2014, 15:49:49 PM
last hand 4 limpers at 3k/6k, surely they can"t all trapping with Aces and kings, too much dead money in the middle I shove KQ from the big blind, 15 bigs 3 folds, the guy who I would least expect calls, if he played to trap fair enough, he has A3off which holds.

His read was correct but still think A3 was a bit hopeful no probs well played,

Aj and an undisclosed pair were the other cards folded, so bad,but that"s why we go there.

I could just see a flop here but had a chance to get a decent stack and go for first place, not bothered about min cashing.

Last notes re Vegas the 2 new card. Rooms I played were Wynn which was good and would play again, but the Bellagio was all over the place, although it was really busy so that could be an excuse so will reserve proper judgement until I have played a few more games there,Venetian and Aria were spot on as per usual.

Almost a great start online last night finishing 20th in the triceratops, lost 2 flips at the end, behind in both no biggie had cracked AA with KK to get me there, variance innit.

Blogging seems to be out of fashion but as Someone who has no fashion sense or follows fashion, will continue with this until I am banned for boring people to death.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy, anybody want to buy a house, neighbours fine I promise.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 17, 2014, 12:52:26 PM
And we are off in our quest for next years trip, a cheeky 3 way chop at the G last night for £250, only a £25 buy in so 10 x return on buy in is ok with me.

Best hand of the night, last hand before the break, guy min raises utg, he has already indicated he wants to rebuy, he has circa 14k, I 3 bet from cut off with 99, he peels, flop arrives with a 9 on it no flush or straight draws, he bets I call ,  turn quads, mbn, he just jams the rest in with A3 off, obv call and he slinks off to rebuy.

Refuse to pay pay 4 bubbles when ft reached( I was short, too embarrassed to accept £20 return) only 6 paid, we do give the actual bubble, £50 which is fair enough but 4 seems a bit ridiculous.

At this stage it"s pretty much shove fold poker, and I chip up because people just do not call correctly, or they know I am a total nit and assume I only play Aces and sometimes Kings.

Chip leader offers to take £320 and us 3 remaining split the rest, the maths says we would get less than 4th place, no chance play on, give us some credit for a bit of intelligence.

Flat dem Aces in bb from 12bb stack, gets me a full double up, then win a flip with AQ v 99 to make us all on about 300k each, 1 million in play, we chop it up equally, it was 1pm and was happy to get on my way.

Made a schoolboy error early on with KK, exposing my cards with action still to come, I had been set all in and a third person was still in pot, guy won the main pot he had Q7, which made trips on the river, othr person had AJ, which didn"t get there, I couldn"t bet, but doubt I would of got any extra from her anyway as she didn"t hit.

She also made a mistake in the hand not realising I had gone all in over the top of q7 guy and she just called assuming it was only 8k to call when it was in fact 20k+, luckily it wasn"t in Vegas or I would of been sent to the naughty corner, but at the G rules what rules.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on November 18, 2014, 22:29:48 PM
Keep writing, keep winning.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on November 18, 2014, 23:11:55 PM

Keep writing, keep winning.


Best thread on apat these days ainec


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on November 19, 2014, 01:33:22 AM
you stop writing here and I will hunt you down - seriously do not stop.....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 22, 2014, 02:27:03 AM
Cheers for the support guys re above comments, will try and keep this going, a bit of poker content, the game on Tuesday, made the final table, that"s 3/3 since my return, alas only 6 paid, finished 9th, called a 10 bb shove, with 55, didn"t win the flip v A8 , 88 had folded before me, Lolz.

Someone missed a treble up for being so bad, well played sir, the rest went with 66 v KK, if you are going to get knocked out may as well be against quads.

Hardly played online, apart from the big $55, where I thought I made a straight with J 10, but hadn"t, I thought I needed a Queen to give me a straight but a 2cd King on the turn was not the Queen I was looking for, anyway I jammed all in and was called by 66 and AK, flop being A K 6, turn K (not a Queen), should of gone to specsavers.

Min cashed for $100 or so but could of been a bit more if not for that mishap, moral don"t play when tired, restart the grind on Monday.

Had a good night tonight, no poker, curry and beer ftw, planning started early for forthcoming trip to Dusseldorf, museums and cathedrals on the list. Turned out to be a freebie, my cousin had a decent win this week on the dogs paid for the lot, happy days.

As Vegas didn"t want my money decided to invest in a new Tv today, treat ourselves to a new Sony 4k jobbie, slightly extravagant but hell it"s  poker winnings, so as far as I am concerned winnings are for treats, sod the bills.

I was going to set it up tonight but in my current state that would be a -ve ev move, the current TV is currently spinning around the room.

Been a decent month so far and probably best month of the year, but we still await that elusive big un, might buy a lottery ticket today for the first time in 2 years, beginners luck hopefully, run good, be lucky stay healthy, hic.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 26, 2014, 02:38:49 AM
Played twice online since Vegas, accounting to nothing, motivation very low for online stuff.

Live stuff playing the usual Tuesday and Friday games with the Sunday game as well, all in all 5 games since my return, made the final table each time. Sundays game seen me lose a flip for a  20bb stack so basically doubled my money, yawn, finished 9th or 10th.

At the G they play hand for hand for points for the league, whilst trying to abuse this I lost a load of chips before the ft, not interested in the points as I have not played enough over there to accumulate any points so went for the win, didn"t happen move on.

£820 overlay at Rainbow tonight with only 24 runners, there is no way this game will continue after the league finishes in a few weeks, there is not enough runners on a Tuesday for 2 games with a £2k gtee, will still play though, velly value at the minute.

With only 24 runners only 4 were paid, we got to 6 handed and I ran AK into the chip leaders AA, (22 bigs), no help and I was gone, ran pretty bad on final tables this year, but still getting there is better than not. One day Rodney, seem to say that all the time.

Think I am in profit by about £100, which again is frustrating as there has been some decent prizes on offer, unfortunately I have not been the recipient.

Feeling pretty low post Vegas tbh, back into the normal life grind.

Blood Brothers tonight at Darlington, guaranteed to be in tears at the end, only seen the thing 5x gets me every time, (It"s Susans favourite show, and we will pop to see it if it"s local).

Hand of the night, I was not involved, flop was 5c 7c 9c, 3 players all in on the flop,

6c 8c, for the flopped straight flush, Kc Qc for the second nut flush, and 10c 10h, rigged I tell ya, sponsored by pokerstars.

Have to watch some Final table videos entitled " how to run good at a final table", because at the moment I can"t seem to get it done.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on November 29, 2014, 04:25:39 AM
Friday night at Rainbow and my 6th final table in succession locally, i actually got a semi decent return £400 for my £40 investment.

Cliffs, 3rd hand in 3 bet QQ, v an utg raiser, got 4 bet, this screams strength, very few people here 4 bet without AA or KK,  I set mined with the Queens and folded to a C bet on a 10 high flop, went with my read and he showed AA, have been known to sigh call it off and re enter but went with my gut.

Lost the minimum after 3 betting KJ v a set of deuces, old guy bet really small turn and river and although I paid him off, it was with minimal damage.

Got lucky when I shoved 10 bigs J9 into AJ, turned a flush, guy kicked off a little bit, he had already forgotten about his set of nines v AA aipf, variance innit.

Hand of the night old lady limps 67, button jams AJ, I re jam AhKh, lady calls, flop 3h 4h 5c, oops heart on the turn, bink, over 100k and cruising.

Ran like my usual self on the final table JJ < A9, AK < A 10, blinds got to 4k 8k and a deal was proposed, 2 bigger stacks got £450 and other 3 £400 which was 3rd place cash, all regs so happy to go with it, was strange as there was few new faces at the final table but they all went out before the deal was done.

Next week there is a £10 rebuy charity comp on and with about 105 people already pre registered it promises to be a massive prize pool, a lot of the bigger players have already indicated that they are willing to spend a lot, tbh rebuys are not my forte but will throw something at it, but if I don"t get lucky may just pop to the G as there may be an overlay in their evening comp.

Also the home game returns on Thursday for a Christmas Special, hope it"s not raining.

Have fun in Manchester if you are there, it"s the Riverside for me tomorrow, up the Boro, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 02, 2014, 03:29:29 AM
Doing the taxi run early morning to Newcastle Airport, parents spending the inheritance, decided to play the 15/15 at the G, mainly so as to not sleep in, tried to keep there as long as possible so I could just pick them up and get home ASAP to grab some kip.

Handily for me it also included a £300 profit on the night as we did a chop 4 handed, was happy to play on tbh, not because I was stacked up, it was fairly shallow as is the norm but picking the parents up at 2:45am and we chopped it at 2:15am.

So that"s 7/7 final tables locally since Vegas, tbh final tabling 2/3 table sngs ain"t that great an achievement but all these little wins add up. A lot of value at the minute as there are overlays at both casinos with Christmas coming and people not turning out.

It was going to be an expensive week with at least 4 games on including tonight"s if I played the lot, so I am freerolling them, may play the online leg of the big game on Dtd on Wednesday if I am in the mood.

Running as bad online as I am running good live, ying and yang and all that, still haven"t got back into the swing online and it"s just the odd game on the I pad.

No hand details tonight can"t remember how I got chips tbh, just made the right moves at the right time and variance being on my side.

If your still here thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 02, 2014, 18:10:59 PM
Just keep doing whatever it is that you"re doing Bri, and keep putting the local crew to the sword.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 05, 2014, 19:19:20 PM
To keep this thing in balance, I couldn"t continue my run of final tables.

On Tuesday at Rainbow, actually bubbled the final table, annoying last hand blind on blind Jacks v Kings, I was behind and didn"t bink.

Only 5 were being paid so no biggie, looking back I had about 28 bigs when I got this hand as opposed to villains 25 bigs, it was aipf after I had 3 bet his initial raise.

When he 4 bet jammed it was probably wiser to flat initially, as said before in an earlier post not many people are 4 betting in this spot without the goods.

This was a different stage of the game though,  the majority of the time it gets through, alas this time he had the goods, although he did sigh thinking I had the Aces before he flipped his Kings, image still good down there although it has been getting a bit tarnished of late.

The home game made a return on Thursday, 3 of us chopped it for £40 each with Stuart being declared the winner with the winning hand in an a Irish flip for the extra tenner, I don"t know who chooses the music but my head was spinning with the noise, pretty sure it was a playlist at Guantanimo bay during interrogations.

Off to play the return of the £10 rebuy tonight, not my idea of poker heaven but it"s for charity mate, will keep an eye on numbers at the G for their £3k gtee, and depending upon my chip stack and spend, may sneak over there to take advantage of a potential overlay which seems to be the norm at the minute, expecting guarentees to be reduced soon as most games giving overlays.

I intend to try to sat into Gps at Sheffield or try and win some on Stars to buy in, if not there is a 25/25 at Huddersfield next week which I may partake in, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 10, 2014, 04:49:34 AM
The £10 rebuy didn"t go well, was in for £80 which is only £20 more than my normal spend on a Friday, managed to last till about 1am, where I lost a flip J7 v 44, I was going ok until K8 got there versus my Jacks, think it raised about £3k for charity, and the first prize was £3k5, rebuys don"t really suit my game but as a one off was ok to indulge, hit a set of twos and had QQ aipf v AQ and AQ, to give myself a playable stack after the rebuy period, alas it wasn"t to be.

Tonights effort included a re entry after I couldn"t fold KK to a flopped set even though my senses told me to fold the river shove, took the add on then ran 99 into AA, didn"t want to leave as there was going to be at least £500 overlay so I re bought the full 18k and started again.

Fast forward 3 hours and we reach the final table, I am short stacked with 15 bigs but get a double when my AJ holds v QJ aipf.

I win another flip with 77 v AQ and am now comfortable, players are dropping and the chip leader (not me) is knocking all out, combination of good hands and flopping the world, bubble paid for 6th.

We get to 3 handed and chip leader by a long way offers to take first place and me and another get 2cd place cash, we agree to play on, eventually we do a deal were chip leader gets £560 and I get £470 and the other guy gets £470, so get an extra £250 for not accepting the first offer, average stack was 24 bigs and chip leader only had  35ish so was only a flip away from swapping positions.

Online had a few cashes in the big $55 meaning I am treading water on Stars, also played a sat for the Gps last night finishing 10th, 6 seats and £570 for 7th, QQ
I may have one more go for a seat or if not may pop down for the £20k guaranteed £150 buy in event on Thursday evening, these times would be better for me as if I make Day 2 it starts on Sat night at 7pm, plus Day 1 is a 7pm start, I can do Sheffield in a day without the need for overnight accommodation.

Don"t feel one bit Christmassy, without kids in the family its a non event tbh but I suppose I had better make an effort and may venture into the loft for the tree later today, bah humbug.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 12, 2014, 11:27:58 AM
Sheffield side event report managed to get there 5mins before the start and am dealt KK first hand, raise to to 500 (100/200/25), no callers, at least I didn"t have Aces v Kings first hand.

3 bet 99 v 2 early position limps, hit a set and got a bit of value and was up to 57k, next hand get 99 again, oops there is another 9 on the flop, more value and am up to 68k, 3 hands later 3 bet 99 v an utg limp, this is becoming repetitive, get 4 bet from the button, then utg limper 5 bets, easy fold now could set mine but with button still to act looked like a cooler was in the offing in the end a 6 high flush cracked the Aces of the utg player, button had 4 bet 36 clubs.

Didn"t win a hand in the next 2 levels and was back to 40k, all my 3 bets were called was ahead pre but didn"t hit or was out flopped, nature of the beast.

Levels 6 and 7 sees me get back to 60k, then the wheels came off, A8 loses to K8 for a chunk, K8x flop, then JJ loses to Qx on a Q high flop, was always my intention to go back with at least 40 plus bigs didn"t want to come back for a 20 bb flip, jammed 88 for 18 bigs v raise and a limp, unfortunately for me limper had KK, no draws on flop and couldn"t bink my 8, perhaps slightly spewy but was slightly tilted by the loss with the Jacks, villain had just about hit everything he played and at least 3 x I had been a 70/30 favourite against him and each time he had hit his 3 outer, he was always kind enough to show.

Enjoyed the game though so that"s half the battle, in Vegas after a loss you can always take solace in certain establishments to help you wind down, in Sheffield it was a Kebab, feel like crap this morning, this time next year Rodney.

Tree still not up, no cards bought or written really can"t be bothered.

Top of the table clash tomorrow, it"s on the TV but going to buy a ticket, Come on Boro.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 14, 2014, 16:02:35 PM

Sheffield side event report managed to get there 5mins before the start and am dealt KK first hand, raise to to 500 (100/200/25), no callers, at least I didn"t have Aces v Kings first hand.

3 bet 99 v 2 early position limps, hit a set and got a bit of value and was up to 57k, next hand get 99 again, oops there is another 9 on the flop, more value and am up to 68k, 3 hands later 3 bet 99 v an utg limp, this is becoming repetitive, get 4 bet from the button, then utg limper 5 bets, easy fold now could set mine but with button still to act looked like a cooler was in the offing in the end a 6 high flush cracked the Aces of the utg player, button had 4 bet 36 clubs.

Didn"t win a hand in the next 2 levels and was back to 40k, all my 3 bets were called was ahead pre but didn"t hit or was out flopped, nature of the beast.

Levels 6 and 7 sees me get back to 60k, then the wheels came off, A8 loses to K8 for a chunk, K8x flop, then JJ loses to Qx on a Q high flop, was always my intention to go back with at least 40 plus bigs didn"t want to come back for a 20 bb flip, jammed 88 for 18 bigs v raise and a limp, unfortunately for me limper had KK, no draws on flop and couldn"t bink my 8, perhaps slightly spewy but was slightly tilted by the loss with the Jacks, villain had just about hit everything he played and at least 3 x I had been a 70/30 favourite against him and each time he had hit his 3 outer, he was always kind enough to show.

Enjoyed the game though so that"s half the battle, in Vegas after a loss you can always take solace in certain establishments to help you wind down, in Sheffield it was a Kebab, feel like crap this morning, this time next year Rodney.

Tree still not up, no cards bought or written really can"t be bothered.

Top of the table clash tomorrow, it"s on the TV but going to buy a ticket, Come on Boro.


Given the result I had assumed that you"d decided not to go the Boro game. :-)



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 15, 2014, 00:33:12 AM


Sheffield side event report managed to get there 5mins before the start and am dealt KK first hand, raise to to 500 (100/200/25), no callers, at least I didn"t have Aces v Kings first hand.

3 bet 99 v 2 early position limps, hit a set and got a bit of value and was up to 57k, next hand get 99 again, oops there is another 9 on the flop, more value and am up to 68k, 3 hands later 3 bet 99 v an utg limp, this is becoming repetitive, get 4 bet from the button, then utg limper 5 bets, easy fold now could set mine but with button still to act looked like a cooler was in the offing in the end a 6 high flush cracked the Aces of the utg player, button had 4 bet 36 clubs.

Didn"t win a hand in the next 2 levels and was back to 40k, all my 3 bets were called was ahead pre but didn"t hit or was out flopped, nature of the beast.

Levels 6 and 7 sees me get back to 60k, then the wheels came off, A8 loses to K8 for a chunk, K8x flop, then JJ loses to Qx on a Q high flop, was always my intention to go back with at least 40 plus bigs didn"t want to come back for a 20 bb flip, jammed 88 for 18 bigs v raise and a limp, unfortunately for me limper had KK, no draws on flop and couldn"t bink my 8, perhaps slightly spewy but was slightly tilted by the loss with the Jacks, villain had just about hit everything he played and at least 3 x I had been a 70/30 favourite against him and each time he had hit his 3 outer, he was always kind enough to show.

Enjoyed the game though so that"s half the battle, in Vegas after a loss you can always take solace in certain establishments to help you wind down, in Sheffield it was a Kebab, feel like crap this morning, this time next year Rodney.

Tree still not up, no cards bought or written really can"t be bothered.

Top of the table clash tomorrow, it"s on the TV but going to buy a ticket, Come on Boro.


Given the result I had assumed that you"d decided not to go the Boro game. :-)




That tide turned when we beat Norwich 4 0, the curse has been lifted and my mates now allow me back in, might even buy a half season ticket, pondering that one, hope you are well.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on December 15, 2014, 01:26:27 AM
UTB - that is all


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 20, 2014, 04:49:59 AM
Ok,  last post of the year, just looked back at last years goals and pretty much performed as expected. In profit on Stars but still pretty much a break even, small winning player.

Made enough to freeroll Vegas, plus had a winning week there and looking through the app I use for tracking live results not had a losing month, not enough to live on but enough for treats and supplementing our income.

Total turnaround in the local games as the rainbow is now the preferred option, just hope they keep their guarantees going.

Played twice this week, thurs at the G, made the final table with average blinds 12, but made a bad reshove with A6 v 10 10 and didn"t get there, was a tired shove, just wanted to hurry the game up and get a double for a chance of winning.

Tonight at Rainbow final tabled again only for QQ to lose to JJ aipf for a chance of winning 7 paid finished 9th, can"t really complain as I Binked a 4 when I was behind with 44  v 10 10, and hit a Jack v KK when I had Jacks to get to the final table, both spots standard, even if the results weren"t, karma I suppose, still dissapointing, not getting the run of green on final tables.

Still in profit for the month, it"s not a lot but not complaining.

Online can"t win a hand for some reason, game seems to have hit a brick wall, constantly running into big hands and generally spewing chips in spots I know I shouldn"t be involved in.

Had 2 opportunities for big wins in the 25/25 and GPS £400 this year, both turned into min cashes when AA loses to AQ in the 25/25 on the final table and finishing 20th in the GPS when AK lost to A10 for a 40bb pot, hey ho its poker, hope to play a few more biggies next year as I have seen a house I would be interested in buying, just a 100k bink will do as well as selling the house we are in now should cover it, probably a pipe dream but you never know.

Finally, hope everyone has a good Christmas and a happy new year and whatever you wish for comes to fruition. Run good, be lucky stay healthy and Up the Boro.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on December 20, 2014, 13:35:20 PM
It has been very interesting to read your blog this year Brian, especially as we have met and played on the same table in locations as far as Stockton, Leeds and Bolton. It is obvious you have a passion for poker so we have the same mentality here.
You have had many winning months, there is no reason why you can"t bink a big one in the year ahead. Turn that dream house into a reality mate. Have a lovely Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on December 22, 2014, 10:42:49 AM
Let"s summarise this Bri...


In profit on Stars... winning player.



Made enough to freeroll Vegas, plus had a winning week there



Still in profit for the month



looking through the app I use for tracking live results not had a losing month


So you"ve had a fantastic year basically!

You know that huge bink is just around corner, it"s just a matter of when not if.

Happy Christmas and new year to you and Susan mate, big hug and a kiss from me x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 24, 2014, 10:15:25 AM
I know, I said the last post would be my last post of the year but Christmas wouldn"t be the same without a weekly moan, first thanks Craig and Phil for above comments, hope you both get what you wish for in the coming months, that also applies to every one at Apat, players and admin.

Moaned a couple of results in online which lead to a $300 upswing including deep runs in the big $55 and big $5, top 40 in both, can"t remember the exit hands but they were probably brutal.

Most of the $300 has returned back to the poker community as it does but at least I had a few days of Freerolling a few games, will be starting the new year with $1k on Stars and we shall be aiming for Vegas again next November, although I was asked last night if I fancied going in June, that will be totally result dependant.

This year I will actually try and build a roll other than winning and withdrawing unless it"s for playing live games.

Another thing I should do next year is look around for lower variance games other than Stars that"s me being lazy, must get that sorted.

Onto the live stuff, as per reached the final table last night again at Rainbow, think that"s 6/8 since returning from Vegas but alas the usual final table hoodoo struck again, got myself up to 80k at 2k/4k from being the shortie, no change there then, people just don"t call correctly and my shoves get through most of the time unless they have a monster, my image is still good down there but one or two of the better players are starting to wake up a little, luckily for my the people on my direct left were not last night. These games although classed as mtts are 2/3 table sngs so play is pretty standard, no getting out of line early, then have enough chips to steal, re shove etc when pots are worth winning, I don"t have an ego at the table and if someone bluffs me off a hand early for not many chips I have no problem with that, as long as he folds to my 15/20 bb shove late on which they usually do, coz I always have it then.

Last nights game, called a min raise from utg v loose aggro player with 33 in bb after button had flatted, flop came Q3x, went a bit mad and lost to buttons set of Queens, cooler I suppose but annoying non the less only 5 paid and I finished 8th, was always behind so can"t grumble too much, button should still be raising pre so I can get away from it especially v the original raiser but as he said there is always a king or an Ace on the flop when he has the Queens.

These games are never going to make you rich but enjoying them and the odd bink every now and then helps, although the early cashes this month have just paid for the losses in the subsequent few weeks, meh.

Again next year any local win will go towards a bigger game either online into a live Day 2 or onto another site or Stars to boost bankroll, that new bungalow is still up for sale.

Christmas will be spent in front of the TV, no change there then, speaking of which PC world decided to knock £200 of the new one we just bought, another bad beat story emerges, bloody hell a total moan fest to finish the year with.

Boxing Day, I shall be at the Riverside along with 30k plus others hoping Boro can restart another unbeaten run, next live Poker Tuesday me thinks.

Run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on December 24, 2014, 20:42:05 PM
Have a really good relaxing Christmas Brian.
Wishing you and Susan all the best, and that 2015 brings you that Bungalow Buying Bink



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on December 31, 2014, 04:13:08 AM
Groundhog Day.

Have made an agreement with Rainbow, to save time and effort, just place me on the final table with 15 bigs and I will pop over to play the final table out were I shall lose with a premium and get home to bed after about an hour.

I lose a chunk of chips with Aces, then no action with Kings in consecutive hands before the final table so in my usual spot short stacked, 5 paid so not hopeful but chip and a chair and all that.

A flurry of exits means a bubble is to be paid, I have been all in twice with no callers, so have 15 bigs look down at Queens, which I call versus another similar stack who has shoved AJ, the 2 aces on the flop pretty much leave me needing help and it wasn"t forthcoming, got £80 which means a £30 profit yawn, which will go towards the weekends games.

This thing has been going  3 years now and it"s probably run its course so unless anything major happens it"s time to bring this to an end, I will still be playing, still quite enjoy this stupid game and maybe one day can get a decent bink, so if you have been here from the beginning and are still here thanks for sticking in,  if you are reading for the first time, brief synopsis of the last 4 years, won some, lost some won some lost some, but will keep trying, run good, be lucky stay healthy, and a Happy and peaceful New Year to you all.












Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on December 31, 2014, 11:28:38 AM
As I have said before, great thread.

Fair play to you Bri, if the blog is not fun anymore then let it go, if you still enjoy writing it then keep doing it imo, one of the only things on forums I always read these days. Will see you at the tables in 2015 no doubt though.

Happy new year to you and your family.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Swinebag on December 31, 2014, 17:46:19 PM
Do enjoy reading your blog Bri, and apologies for not saying so enough times in the past.

Having written one myself once, they do become a bit of a bind and when people don"t reply or interact, one can wonder what the point of it all is.

Have a great 2015 on and off the felts.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: hi_am_chris on January 01, 2015, 00:47:32 AM
I know awards have been done before but maybe Apat could put up some sort of prize for best blog in 2016 to try and get more interest going in this area of the site?

Love reading this blog and will be disapointed if it doesn"t continue but BOL in 2015!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: ian.ski309 on January 01, 2015, 16:23:19 PM
I echo what your readership say above Brian, as long as you still enjoy writing we"ll enjoy reading  ;)

HNY


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 04, 2015, 04:46:12 AM
Thanks for the above comments guys.

General consensus seems to be carry on, and to be honest I don"t mind doing a little write up after games, so as long as I am playing them will continue if I feel like  doing so.

One of the reasons I was going to stop was it becomes a bit samey and it either sounds a little moany if losing or braggy if winning, ( not doing a lot of bragging lately), also pretty sure 3 words in above sentence are made up and shouldn"t be seen in a seen in a literary piece.

We"ll certainly moaned that one in, if you recollect my previous final table appearances and the unfortunate circumstances in which I found myself, today was the day variance finally became my friend, got a 3 way chop for £1200 at the G, Bink.

We had the current Ukipt champion in our midst today, he busted his first bullet quite quickly and got moved to my table was raising every hand, got a few 3 bets in position through against him, but I was moved tables so that battle didn"t last long.

A few sweats along the way, final table bubble, shoved 13 bigs with 99 in the cut off, tight guy tanks for ages and eventually folds, he keeps his cards and shows AJ, to show me his massive lay down,  obviously would of been happy taking the flip, thought I was being nit rolled by tens or jacks tbh and he was going to sigh call.

Reach ft 8 paid, pick up AA first hand, and double up through a shorties re shove with A6, no sweat for a change, no draws or any danger, and I am now comfy, a bubble is refused by one player who in fairness always refuses, he eventually relents when he loses a few and at least cash back for 10 hours of play to the bubbler.

Bubble bursts and have now doubled our investment, get AK aipf v AJ, and I hold, guy commented about the previous hand were AJ was folded and he hoped he was flipping, glad I showed that hand earlier, as I am pretty sure he doesn"t call, he did have the chips to call but it did dent his stack, very comfy now.

Ak holds v AQ again only chop possibilities but was very confident of holding, 5 left now, serial limper limps at 5/10k on the button, I make up with 10 4 clubs, flop the flush, initial limper jams, I snap, he has AJ, no club, over 300k now with 1.3 million in play, we all agree to £1k each, and play for the rest, we all had similar stacks, play went on for another 40 mins or so and we lost one, we decided to split the extra £600 so we got £1k2 each.

Irony of the 10 4 clubs hand, made up the sb the previous night at rainbow with the same hand and lost in 12th place v K 10 who had limped utg, the 3 limpers made the call obligatory, but should of just shoved if I was playing it, any way it is now my favourite hand and will be playing it all the time from any position, not.

Might play Leeds 25/25 next week, but that depends on home circumstances,  a bit sing when you"re winning post but I feel as though I do report theses things fairly balanced giving the rough with the smooth and on this occasion it was pretty smooth.

Obligatory moan isolated JJ v 99 on the direct bubble of a $33 mtt on Stars on Friday, but of course some fecker wakes up with AA behind me, fggfgggghhhgh, and relax.








Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: fandango on January 04, 2015, 15:36:09 PM

I echo what your readership say above Brian, as long as you still enjoy writing we"ll enjoy reading  ;)

HNY


+ I enjoy reading the blogs


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 10, 2015, 04:26:56 AM
Since last weeks win played twice locally, lost a flip QQ (me) v AK Monday night, final table bubble, only 4 paid so needed to accumulate, no biggie, but G continues to tilt me even before I start playing.

Next game at Rainbow missed an easy shove spot with 12 bigs latish on, guy raises utg, I have 77 which is an easy jam on the button.

As I was enjoying the social aspect of the game decided to flat and just re jam any non Ace, King flop, flop came down 10 high with 2 spades, I let the guy c bet which he did, I re shoved and he snaps with A6 both spades, flipping again, couldn"t avoid the spade on the river and was out of there.

Got to remember the purpose of the games, put the pressure on the others not give myself difficult decisions and win flips, be surprised if the Tuesday game continues as there was another overlay, we will wait and see on that one, oh yes stop being sociable and get winning.

Onto the online stuff, I was going to redeposit on Stars and start at a nice round figure of $1k from $600, but didn"t bother just been lolling around with my dire bankroll management, dropped to $200 but in the last 2 days got it back to $700, made 4 final tables, the first only 6 paid, finished 8th, so zilch, the 2:15 $33 game finished 6th for $150, yesterday, then 8th again in a $55 one for $148, sick exit flopped set with 66 v KQ, flop K6x, KQ turn and river, yuk, had cracked kings with tens just before final table so poker karma bit me on the nose, then made the final table of the 2:15 $33 one today for $248.

Although all profit is good could of done with a bit of run good on at least one of them, meh whatever, it is what it is.

Currently wide awake as it sounds like a feckin hurricane is blowing around here, hope there is no damage, pretty sure the bin has just gone walkies, but it"s too cold to go and check, it can wait.

Still contemplating Leeds 25/25, but if I make Day 2 getting Susan looked after could be problematic, so it"s unlikely unless my Son comes home, if not just keep grinding away on Stars and maybe get some run good on a final table for a change.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 17, 2015, 05:19:36 AM
A few min cashes here and there this week, best effort of he week finishing 35/3000 + in the big $22 for $150, took a spot with 10 10 v a 12 bb shove and a 22 bb re shove, would of put me in a really good position with 30 left was up against AJ and AK, a couple of Kings made an appearance, lost all momentum after that one and spluttered to a finish.

The Tuesday game has finally been killed off at Rainbow, with a massive £1200 overlay on Tuesday, only 14 played, I finished 6th for £100 which was 3x buy in, ran AQ into AK blind on blind.

I was likened to a particular player in the area who is renowned to be so tight he actually squeaks and apparently I have now taken his mantle, wasn"t going to argue with them, happy to keep the rep and play accordingly.

Rainbow have decided to try the game on a Monday now with a £1500 progressive guarantee, so it"s not in direct competition with a £2k guarantee across the road.

There is still a £1k on at G, but runners seem to be dwindling at both places, it may or may not work but would imagine it will be a short term experiment as there is talk of redundancies taking place at Rainbow.

Couldn"t be bothered driving to Leeds at the weekend for the 25/25, there is one at Newcastle early Feb so will probably pop up there for that.

Another final table at Rainbow tonight with a 4 way chop for £520 each, snapped chip leaders hand off with the offer of an equal split, (pretty ridiculous tbh, but I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth).

Cliffs, lose with kings early  when I announce a bet of 3 ( a 5k chip), into a 6k pot, dealer insists its 300 as blinds were at 100/200, this allowed villain to call and pick up more equity on the turn, I jammed my remaining 6k into the middle and he snapped me with AQ and he binked the heart.

I was more annoyed at myself tbh as this is a regular occurrence over there, accepted it and moved on, reentered as a new player and grinded my way to the final table, very few hands going to showdown, just picked spots and targets, had 25 bigs on the final table.

Made a tight fold after I had raised 88, and was jammed all in by the button, he had me well covered, he had already over jammed Queens earlier and even though I might of been flipping, 18 bigs was enough to play with.

I was guarenteed £200 and was now in shove or fold mode and accumulated a few but was always around 12 bigs, just enough to jam over people"s limps, yes still limping at 3k/6k and folding to most shoves.

Make an extra £100 when someone is eliminated in 6th, the crucial hand I min raise to 20k, from a 15 bb stack, AA, get 2 callers including a jam by the bb, (KQ), obviously snap call and we go to the flop heads up, flops a King and rivers a Queen, sigh, do a count and I am left with 15k with blinds at 5/10 and I am in the big blind next, I win a flip 98 v 22, then jam small to big, then jam button again no callers and I am back to 75k, next hand some one jams with 33 (with me being short probably should fold, but was unlucky to run into ladies jacks) so I move up the ladder again, the chip leader offers us an equal chop as she wants to get home as she has work the next day, she gets the extra £10, 2cd place money was £590 so happy to accept.

Monday next at Rainbow, too much value as pretty sure these games won"t last long, I can"t see them taking off, fingers crossed they do though.

Probably go to the Riverside today, play Huddersfield, we need the 3 points to keep in touch with the leaders, Tuesday sees a trip to Newcastle to see First Aid Kit, a Swedish Folk duo, check them out on you tube very good, seen them in the Boro a few years ago when they were just starting out and bought all the albums since.

I reach the grand old age of 53 on Wednesday, bloody hell time flies when you are having fun, son taking us for a posh meal next weekend with the rest of the family so looking forward to that, sorry for the waffle, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on January 18, 2015, 09:30:35 AM
Love those 4 way chops.

You continue to be a force and the fact that the locals, who play with you week in, week out, still haven"t worked you out is mind-boggling. Long may it continue.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 18, 2015, 14:20:53 PM
One or two of the better players know the deal but i just target the obvious people, you know who i mean, luckily there are more of those than the others.

its the usual thing people just play far too many hands early and not as many late on. On Friday i was more loose than normal early, trying to do a Billy but never connected with the flop in any meaningful way. Tight is right early in these things more important to get to the antes then loosen up as the others tend to tighten up.

As you have probably read most final tables i reach down there its very rare i am chipped up but if you are still there, you always have a shot, 15/20 big blinds is an easy stack to play.

As for the deal thing totally player dependent, but this one was just too good not to accept, had 8 bigs at the offer, there wasn"t a bullying factor from any one but 2cd placed player said he would only do an equal chop which was accepted.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 20, 2015, 04:09:50 AM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on January 26, 2015, 11:39:09 AM
Not a lot happening after last weeks efforts, played Friday, finished 13th I think, jammed 99 (15 bigs) into JJ in the big blind, annoying as I had to fold JJ earlier to same guys 4 bet, as usual took the line no one here 4 bets without the nuts, (especially villain), he had the Aces.

Had a break even Sunday online, not a massive outlay in tournaments but was only down $5 after playing 6/7 games.

Games just seem to be who gets AK the most and whether it stands v a pair, so many 80/100 big blind shoves going on early doors.

Concert on Tuesday was excellent, really enjoyed it pretty much perfect vocals for a live performance, First Aid Kit, name of the duo, worth checking out if you get a chance to see them, plenty of stuff on vevo/YouTube.

Had one eye on the phone though keeping an eye on the score at the Riverside, boom a 2-1 victory to top the night off.

Birthday came and went midweek, but my son had arranged a family meet up for a decent meal at the weekend which was pleasant.

Found a stream for the Boro  v City game on Saturday and was so glad I did, pretty much a perfect performance from Boro I thought.

City had plenty of the ball, I never felt we were in trouble and was pretty confident we could nick it which we did, promotion remains the priority but would be good if we could win the cup and get promoted, banish the demons of losing 2 finals and getting relegated a few years ago.

This is our best chance of promotion for a few years, but it"s going to be close.

With a week to go till the end of the month, it will have been a profitable one live and a small losing one online although only played around 20/30 games.

I had a look at flights for Vegas for around June (this months profit would pay for it) and nearly booked but decided against it, usual home stuff concerns, if I don"t go in November, then will definitely do summer 2016.

Thanks for reading.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 02, 2015, 10:26:24 AM
January finished with a whimper, pretty annoying as having such a good start, still ended the month in profit so can"t complain really.

Friday"s game at Rainbow was a total grind, literally nothing playable all night and was inevitable my Aces got cracked for a treble up with 13 left latish on, was AA v AK v 55, the 5 spiking.

Horrible month online, always having second best hands, villains getting there constantly with draws etc but it is what it is.

I don"t normally play the Sunday Million but decide last night to have a bash, I won a sng and had a 2cd, so added the extra $100 to play it, yes I know Bankroll management is crap but whatever.

Had the perfect start a treble up in the first level, 10 10 v AK v KJ, on a KK 10 flop and was chip leader for a while.

Then got it in with 77 v 99 v 56 on 472 flop ran out 89, so I came third in the hand, would of been up to 65k in the first level, wasn"t to be.

Peaked at around 75k, finishing around 770th for $375, missed a spot with AJ late on for a treble up and to get back on the game, then went out with AJ v KQ, the King spiking the river, Grrrr. A small loss online for January but at least a cash for the start of February, back to initial starting roll on Stars.

Profit last month will allow me play the 25/25 at Newcastle this weekend, would of preferred to play Coventry but the usual home stuff means it makes more sense to play an hour from home rather than 3, Gl to all at Coventry, got a bit of interest with a bit of cash invested in someone.

The Boro continue the grind towards the Premiership with a decent win on Saturday, not the greatest performance in the world but a big 3 points. Home game v Charlton on Saturday, will probably get a ticket but will see how the Friday night at Newcastle goes first, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 07, 2015, 04:59:31 AM
Made Day 2 of 25/25 Newcastle, will be returning with 83k (40 bigs).

Cliffs spun down 25k to 10k, then got busy, A8>A7, back to starting stack, AK > A10, to double, then 3 or 4 hands won without showdown, then get paid when I had turned the nut flush, guy had turned 2 pair with A2, which he had defended his big blind with from my Utg raise with AK.

Folded a set early incorrectly, but flushes straights bigger sets got there, guy showed two pair, the joys of playing oop, obligatory Aces cracked early but not a lot of damage as it went a bit mental on the turn, lost the minimum, guy hit a set of eights v flush.

Folded pairs correctly pre when behind to overpairs, obviously sets get there, but no sets when I had pairs, typical, all in all a total grind until the last 2 levels were I had a few profitable spots.

Boro match later today, bought a ticket, then get a text from a mate who can"t make it for a freebie, annoying but what can you do, gl to all in Coventry and anyone who is still in the GPS in Brum, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 15, 2015, 16:19:19 PM
Weeks rest after last weeks 25/25 finished around 40th, 23 paid,no biggie my last 13 bigs went blind on blind A7 v AK, the villain eventually went on to win, play with him regularly so well done and good luck to him.

Final tabled yesterday"s £100 at G but lost a flip AQ v JJ, I was behind pre, QJx flop, had a diamond draw on the river but didn"t materialise,  loads of sets in this game, unfortunately I wasn"t a recipient of said good fortune.

One guy was really unlucky was on about 140k, gets it in QQ v 88, 8 on river, then runs Kings into Aces all in pre, binks a King, then villain rivers the case Ace, sick game.

Running as badly as I was running well at the beginning of January, but profit is not as high as if I had just stayed in and watched the tele, hey ho its poker.

Not really enjoying the games at the minute so will be taking a break from the local games, save what I would of spent and play the next GPS in Newcastle.

Online is pretty standard building stacks then inevitably losing the big uns which either gives you a shot at winning or min cashing or non cashing.

Off to watch the Boro v Arsenal, would like to see a result either way, no replays, obviously a 1-0 away win will suffice, either way promotion is much more important given that ridiculous TV deal which has just been announced, anyway off to watch the game on a dodgy box for free.

Usual thing run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on February 24, 2015, 06:09:52 AM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on February 25, 2015, 14:49:04 PM
Always a good report and especially so when it ends with a 2-way chop :)

Snapped off by a lady with A high? Your reputation must be really suffering!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 03, 2015, 04:46:46 AM
A couple of games to report on, last week late regged the game at the G after the Boro game, made the final table but pure bubbled the cash finishing 7th with 6 paid, hey hum no probs.

3 hours in remembered why I stopped going there, annoying to say the least not the poker, but some of the people just irritate me, admittedly I am becoming a bit like Victor Meldrew, need to chill out a bit.

Tonight seen the Rainbow £1500, after 2 weeks of £700 overlays, Tonights was a more manageable £130, so hope it continues.

Last week seen me chop it 50/50 for £500 but went one better last night and won it for £620, no chops, played till the end, actually played heads up, all be it for only a few hands as I had a substantial chip advantage.

The game started with the usual 7 or 8 to a flop, I was usually the one who had folded and how they all laughed at the amount of pots I was playing early doors.

I got a few chips of Mr Loosey Goosey when he jammed my Utg raise, I had KQ, he showed 2 cards indicating I would always fold to the jam, it was for 15 bigs or so but against this villain was an easy call, King high held and he wasn"t too chuffed I had called him with that pile of rubbish, got the rest of his chips when he jammed 64 on a KK9 board, I had 97 after he limped his button to my big blind.

Get to the final table in decent shape and ran pretty pure, no premiums but calling correctly and holding, or calling correctly and getting there.

There was one spot were I thought it all had gone wrong, I had 3 bet 66 on the button v  a limper, flop came QQ2, he checked, I put out a small bet which he called, binked the 6 on the turn,it eventually goes all in on the river, I turn over my full house, and he slowly turned a Q and a 3, it looked like a 2 because he turned it so slowly, we held and took a massive pot.

Took the next 2 players out with Q9 >AJ and A7 > A6, had the game pretty much locked up unless I got really unlucky, no one had asked for a deal, the remaining 2 eventually went to war, and we went heads up with a decent lead, again villain didn"t ask for any sort of deal, I probably had a 4 to 1 chip lead, after a few hands, I raise K5, he jams KJ, for 5 bigs, I call and bink the 5 and it holds, wii £620 for the win which is good timing for the trip to Germany at the weekend, it"s actually costing me more for Susan to stay in a care home for the 4 days than the trip itself, but can"t leave her by herself for 4 days.

Riverside tonight for the Millwall game, we are officially having a blip, going to be squeaky bum time for the next 12 or so matches, not convinced with our stuttering form but it"s still in our hands, win all the games we are up, easy.

As said above Germany on Thursday for a jolly boys outing, beer, sausages and football, das is gud, ya.

Usual, run good, be lucky stay healthy, Up the Boro.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on March 03, 2015, 09:36:59 AM
Nice one - enjoy the break.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on March 03, 2015, 12:52:49 PM
Congrats on the bink Bri!
What stand are you gonna be in? Myself, Fryer and Wigmo are going to be in the south stand.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 03, 2015, 12:56:24 PM
North West corner, cushioned seats for the win, Star first, may late reg the G later, result dependant.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on March 03, 2015, 15:17:05 PM
My brother insists on the south. Means we are sat 10 yards away from that absolute tool banging his drum constantly all ******* game...

What is on at the G tonight, I could be tempted!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 10, 2015, 03:37:27 AM


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 19, 2015, 14:51:42 PM
Couldn"t make it 4/4 cashes on Monday at Rainbow, they dropped the guarantee without announcing it to £1k, bit naughty but understand the £1k5 was unsustainable.

I can"t complain though, took enough of the value in this game in the last few months.

Monday"s game seen me finish 6th with only 3 being paid, pretty much shove/ fold poker at this stage seen me Jam AQ over 2 limpers only for big blind to wake up with AK, he was still moaning announcing he didn"t like flips, had a flush draw on the flop but couldn"t get there.

Decided to late reg the G on Tuesday, and after cashing at 2pm if I had stayed at home I would of still had the same amount of money in my pocket, bubble saver lol, didn"t ask for it but the other 2 short stacks got their wish, small overlay so it was casinos cash.

No roll online anywhere at the minute if I fancy a game will deposit and play, put £18 onto Full Tilt last night and managed to final table the Triceratops, alas finished 8th for $270, lost a big chunk before the final table when I hit 2 pair v a set, annoying but it is what it is.

Just dropped Bradford 25/25 into the conversation with Susan, quickly left the room for a shower, perhaps some chocolate may be making an appearance later as well,may or may not play it, would take money of Full Tilt, and it"s effectively a £50 comp.

Been watching a lot of Twitch poker and a young pro called Jamie Staples who plays in his parents Basement and has just come of a $10k downswing, with a win in the big 109, great work ethic, just shows how hard it is to work as a poker pro, he treats it as a job and deserves all he gets, never tilts and just accepts it for what it is.

On the other hand Bigdogpckt5s who is a trainer on Tpe although a great player and massive winner he does tilt pretty badly is also a good watch, had Susan watching him with me the other night and she said he just sounds like you when you are losing, if a player who"s $5 million up in lifetime earnings moans and has a little blow up, it is ok for a small winning/ breakeven player to do the same although it is quite pathetic really.

The football still keeps us on the edge of our seats, great win on Tuesday, massive game on Saturday, would of been happy with 6 from 9 from these last 3 games but a point would be ok v Bournmouth, a defeat wouldn"t be the end of the world but would take a draw now.

Right, off to drum more subliminal messages into Susan"s head re Bradford, and by 4pm she should be asking me what time I am going which if I do will be about 5:30, it has 3 Day 1 s, so plenty of time to get into her head, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky, stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 20, 2015, 05:58:05 AM
Ok, Plan A worked a treat, as soon as i got to front room she asked what time I would be leaving and an agreement was made in principle.

We went out for some food and drink and was off to Bradford by 5:15.

Put postcode in Sat nav and meandered down there for a 7pm start, estimated arrival time 7:10, however I put the wrong feckin postcode in sat nav and was directed to Grosvenor Supplies which I arrived at by foot the last bit of the way, doh !!.

Reset the sat nav and I am 25 minutes away, what a dolt, get there eventually for the last 10 mins of 75/150, buy in sit down and go to sleep.

Very passive table loads of limping, I tried a couple of 3 bets but just led to bloated pots with 6 to a flop, just decided to wait till the antes came in to start to get really busy.

Got to 32k when I 3 bet KJ on button and getting paid after hitting 2 pair on the flop, then back to 20k after 10 10 lost to AQ, I had raised sb flatted AQ, I c bet the 9 high flop which he called, I double barrelled the Q turn, again he only called, then check check on the river, lost the minimum, would of paid a small bet off but he let me off the hook.

Made some hands in limped pots when in the blinds and got paid off and was around 60k going into the last 2 levels, chipped up nicely with raises and c bets.

The most significant hand of the night, raise utg to 4k5, flatted bt utg2, I wake up with Queens in the big blind, I raise to 11k, utg folds then utg just piles a load of chips in and is around 50k in total, hoped he didn"t play Aces and Kings this way.

I thought he was all in and called, my bad, he had chips behind, we both only had about 10k left so we were both never folding the flop which was 8 9 10 rainbow, I push, he calls showing 77, the turn and river bricked and the Queens held, this got me up to 130k, lost around 6k in the last 20 mins, raising 44 blind v blind, he defends with 10 6, hits his 6, I had 5th pair by the river maybe a c bet might of got him off it but not a biggie, bagged up 127,400, Day 2 Sunday 12pm, didn"t see Aces or Kings, got a walk with AK, perhaps we will see them on Sunday, still a long way to go but makes a change not going into Day 2 requiring a flip early doors.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 22, 2015, 17:29:07 PM
Just busted at Bradford in 15th, 13 paid, Guy jams 5 bigs Q 10, I reraise 77 with 12 bigs, Q on the turn does me, the rest goes K2 v 96, 6 on the flop kills me off.

No bad beats to moan about didn"t really get above the 124k I started with, had 99 early doors which i flatted a 3 bet with, he double barrelled the 10 high flop quite hard and  I just laid it down, pretty confident I was beat.

Made some chips back here and there but never in any significant quantities to get the blood flowing, one mistake I possibly made was laying down JJ, to a 4 bet, he had AK, but there had never been any 3 betting never mind 4 bets and I probably out thought myself making a hero lay down, who knows may or may not of won no point dwelling on it, still had 25 bigs at that stage.

Maybe time for a break even the local games are becoming a drag and although in profit this month don"t know whether it"s worth the hassle tbh for the sums involved, no doubt after the disappointment has subsided will get back on the horse but at this moment in time, I am at a low ebb.

Oh yes Boro got stuffed as well, that has made it a top weekend, NOT.

We could get home in 2hours but if we leave early there is a £30 surcharge by the hotel wtf is that about, going to see if that can be waived and get the feck out of Dodge, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.










Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on March 26, 2015, 23:05:54 PM
Having a ridiculous run online the last few days, got 16 th in the big $22 last night, made 3 final tables in the Knockout comp on Full Tilt, getting $440, $110 and $90 plus bounties and a final table on Stars for $120 today, most frustrating one was the Full Tilt today get to the final table with 45 bigs, 3 bet, then 4 bet all in with KK, into the only one who could bust me and he calls the all in with AQ, yes we want the call all day long, but not the Ace on the flop, 50p in the tin.

It seems no one likes to fold anymore.

Really thought it was my time in the big 22 until 10 10 into KK, then 99 into KK but still had 30 bigs then my QQ lost to A8 aipf, then I ran 10 10 into AA, ok £1.50 in the tin.

As said before my bankroll management is appalling, but have span a $50 deposit on Full Tilt last week to $900, could of been so much more but it"s the nature of the beast, GPS on the horizon in a few weeks at Newcastle that will be the next big one, there is a super sat live in a week and a half, will have a shot at that and have one go online, will probably play whether I qualify or not, it"s close enough not to have extra expenses.

Oh yes bubbled the £1k gtee at rainbow on Monday, getting it in good twice for all the chips and an outright win but not getting the love at the business end, apologies if I comes over as a whingefest, it really isn"t it"s just the way it"s been going, fun times.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 08, 2015, 10:19:40 AM
Been a while, not a great lot to report tbh, local games been pretty meh haven"t cashed in what seems like an age.

The few games I have played haven"t managed to build stacks so it"s down to the inevitable flip at the end which hasn"t been going my way.

I popped up to Newcastle last night to play the 6 max at Genting, there was no guarentee but ended with £3k5 in the pot, finished 15th 9 paid, no bad beats all standard play, took all the right spots, when I needed a double with decent pairs couldn"t get a caller, peaked at 40k, just couldn"t kick on.

A few more deep runs in the bigs on Stars but again couldn"t convert, had Ger on the rail in the big 55 when deep which probably helped him sleep as I hardly played a hand, pretty card and spot dead, a few years ago I would be too tight in these positions and try and wait for decent stuff but these days will take spots but just couldn"t find a semi decent holding to go to war with, eventually A3 < AK led to my demise, got $200 but the $12k up top would of been better, had a look through the hand history of the game as Ger had asked didn"t I just feel like shoving suited connectors etc, there was not one decent spot to re shove over raises and jams, would of just been a pure gamble.

Made the top 100 in the bigger $8 on Sunday, just beat the 10k runners for a paltry $90, keep knocking on the door it may eventually open.

GPS at Newcastle this week, unfortunately at this time can"t get Susan looked after for the full day so may look at playing the online leg tonight or just try a sat and late reg on Friday, to be decided.

Re Leigh's thread regarding first time Apats mine was in Edinburgh, can"t remember the year but was on Leighs table and it was my first biggish game, I remember shaking like a leaf trying to get my stack all in with trip Aces, every one on the table spotted the tell except the guy who called, got knocked out in the last hour of Day 1, lost a flip.

Sad news re Devilfish, met him once at Dtd and seemed a genuine character, rip man.

Football continues to frustrate, we have lost to probably the best 2 teams in the Division recently so my head says it"s the play offs but my heart still would like top 2, if we score first in a game we usually hold on but against teams who score first we struggle, whatever happens it"s been a good season considering where we were when Karanka took over, Gibson deserves to get promotion to get some of the money back he has put in, I actually prefer the championship, we win more games, usually 2 games a week and it"s more competitive, if we go up, next year would be one long struggle with the team as it is trying to fight against relegation the main aim, but I do understand the financial implications, go on then Boro get up there.

I have definitely cut down on the games I have been playing locally, so content is a little short twice a week is the max games for me, the G continues to irritate, the £5k gtee is played on Saturday will play that if I haven"t made Day 2 Newcastle, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 11, 2015, 00:57:52 AM
 I managed to get Susan sorted for today so the GPS at Newcastle was a possibility.

I tried to load Stars on both the laptop and PC but neither would oblige, ( still need to investigate this), loaded onto I pad, withdrew $300 leaving $150 to try and spin up, if I made it to $400 will withdraw later in week to virtually cover buy in, played 50/1 Zoom and hit $380 which was close enough, job done, ( probably won"t take this out but it makes me feel better that I got there, lol).

I regged 15 mins into tournament and first hand was up to 29k, hitting the nut flush after raising A 10 of the spade variety, lost the next load of hands played and was down to 21k, no problem though the structure is decent.

Had KK twice and QQ, c betting low flops getting rid of callers.

We are moved to feature table for the last few levels and have 42k, raise QJ get no callers, raise 52 clubs in cut off but get 3 bet by an ace on the button but I folded, hadn"t played a hand in a while thought it might get some respect.

I 3 bet KJ over 2 limpers, bb called which brought the others in AQx flop, decided not to c bet as any Ace would call and with 3 in pot assumed one was out there, called a 2k5 turn bet to try and hit a 10 the board paired so now any raggy ace has 2 pair with a Q Kicker so didn"t think it would be wise to bluff, A7 in the big blind won the hand.

Won some chips with A10 flopping 2 pair on a A10J board half expecting KQ to be out there, was surprised no one peeled with a K or Q in their holdings.

I flatted AQ in the bb from a utg raise by a Full Tilt pro, didn"t want to play a big pot oop even though I had a decent hand, maybe I had Locked up a bit, the flop came J high with no draws only over cards I just let it go, bit weak but whatever, finished on 32,100 with blinds at 500/1000/100 so not in imminent danger but a double early doors would be nice, if that is unsuccessful then late reg the £5k guarantee at the G.

Best line of the day 2 guys giving each other stick over the size of their noses, the scouser says if we stand back to back we would be a pick axe, tickled me that, was a fun table actually really enjoyed it.

After playing this game don"t fancy the local limp fests too much, may pack them in or just play one game a week and save what I would of spent on them to enter these games, that"s to be decided in the coming weeks.

Happy with my play overall, would of liked more chips but wasn"t to be, first hand tomorrow AA v KK which holds would be most welcome, whatever will be will be, one time ?.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 12, 2015, 00:24:53 AM
Day 2 report, contains some serious run good but in the wrong spots, went back with 30 bigs, get to table got Simon Deadman to my left, raise AQ on the button, he defend, flop K 10 10 I c bet, he floats, ( fishes if not a pro), lovely Jack on the turn, please have a 10, I bet he folded, sigh.

3 bet JJ to an early min raise, probably going with it he folded 42k, at least we are on an upward trajectory.

Moved tables twice, shove A 10 to a min raise 15 bigs, he open folds 77, Lose a few more, shove AK for 13bigs, again bb open folds 77, happy to flip in either position, open 44 from button from a 15bb stack bb jams, I call hoping for a flip at least, he has K 10, wii I am ahead it"s all you can do, flop AJQ, sigh, flopped pretty much dead, nh gg, fun times.

Happy with the way I played no mistakes, just one of those games.

Susan had someone with her till 10pm, so I checked the G and there was a £3k overlay, too much value there plus a free buffet, so regged it, if only for the grub, proceed to fold, fold, fold, twice raise pretty but marginal hands only to be jammed on or reraised by the big uns, down to 12 bigs, shoved K7 diamonds in the cut off called by A10, flop AKx, x K, bink, back in the game.

I chip up to 20 bigs but was back to 10 when I called a jam from the button (34 suited) with AQ, a 3 done me, no problems, small margins and all that.

I get a few hands through, then I flat AA in the big blind to a serial raiser, flop 4410, he leads as expected, I min raise he jams he has 99, fade the 2 outer and get to the final table with 25 bigs.

A couple of short stacks are eliminated, button shoves, with QJ, I have 77, it"s only 11 bigs easy call, why didn"t they call at Newcastle, I held, actually hitting a not required set on the river.

7 left and someone suggests £700 each and play all in or fold for the extra £100, this was accepted, tbh I was dead on my feet and didn"t fancy a 3 hour stretch, anyway have Aces twice which scoop, then my tens binked a 10 v AA to leave me heads up for the extra £100, I was Knackered so we just went in blind, I lost the 60/40 so didn"t get the extra £100, can"t complain about that, if only those hands happened 50 miles up the road it would of been a lot sweeter, embrace the variance and all that.

What was going to be a poor poker weekend didn"t end up that bad, I don"t have to withdraw that little spin up on Stars so a few more games this week, may try a couple of Sats for Ukipt max spend £100 or I might just go and buy a new hat.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: PHIL_TC on April 12, 2015, 15:09:15 PM
Good seeing you last night Brian.. and congrats again mate. Nice bink. Drifters downstairs were immense BTW... from what I remember  ;D x


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on April 12, 2015, 22:29:57 PM
Beautiful stuff Brian.

GL with the sats. DTD appear likely to be giving it away this week, £1MM is a big ask and there"s 50 seats tonight with a monster overlay.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 13, 2015, 02:56:52 AM
Cheers both of you, was going to play a sat tonight but totally forgot about it as I regged the sky roller on Sky, managed to get 5th position for £1050, which co incidentally is near enough the buy in for Nottingham.

I don"t think I am degen enough yet to hand over £1k to play poker in a field were  I would imagine I would be dead money so into the bank it goes.

I will probably have one go either on Stars or Party  sats depending if I can get Susan sorted.

Its a funny game, Thursday night I was all set for packing it in then I have a £1700 upswing, its stupid it wont let me go.

It wouldn"t be an entry without a whinge so if my Queens hold v J 10, 2 Jacks on the flop, my tens hold against 99, 9 on the river and I win either of my flips v the shorter stacks it could of been a much better night, but winning £1k sitting on your bum watching tv aint that bad an effort.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on April 13, 2015, 10:59:02 AM

Cheers both of you, was going to play a sat tonight but totally forgot about it as I regged the sky roller on Sky, managed to get 5th position for £1050, which co incidentally is near enough the buy in for Nottingham.

I don"t think I am degen enough yet to hand over £1k to play poker in a field were  I would imagine I would be dead money so into the bank it goes.

I will probably have one go either on Stars or Party  sats depending if I can get Susan sorted.

Its a funny game, Thursday night I was all set for packing it in then I have a £1700 upswing, its stupid it wont let me go.

It wouldn"t be an entry without a whinge so if my Queens hold v J 10, 2 Jacks on the flop, my tens hold against 99, 9 on the river and I win either of my flips v the shorter stacks it could of been a much better night, but winning £1k sitting on your bum watching tv aint that bad an effort.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Another quality effort Brian, you should start giving out lessons!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: KarmaDope on April 13, 2015, 19:14:38 PM


Cheers both of you, was going to play a sat tonight but totally forgot about it as I regged the sky roller on Sky, managed to get 5th position for £1050, which co incidentally is near enough the buy in for Nottingham.

I don"t think I am degen enough yet to hand over £1k to play poker in a field were  I would imagine I would be dead money so into the bank it goes.

I will probably have one go either on Stars or Party  sats depending if I can get Susan sorted.

Its a funny game, Thursday night I was all set for packing it in then I have a £1700 upswing, its stupid it wont let me go.

It wouldn"t be an entry without a whinge so if my Queens hold v J 10, 2 Jacks on the flop, my tens hold against 99, 9 on the river and I win either of my flips v the shorter stacks it could of been a much better night, but winning £1k sitting on your bum watching tv aint that bad an effort.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Another quality effort Brian, you should start giving out lessons!!


Still wouldnt work for you Mr Ward. Brian plays sober.

Maybe thats the trick for you...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on April 14, 2015, 01:09:15 AM



Cheers both of you, was going to play a sat tonight but totally forgot about it as I regged the sky roller on Sky, managed to get 5th position for £1050, which co incidentally is near enough the buy in for Nottingham.

I don"t think I am degen enough yet to hand over £1k to play poker in a field were  I would imagine I would be dead money so into the bank it goes.

I will probably have one go either on Stars or Party  sats depending if I can get Susan sorted.

Its a funny game, Thursday night I was all set for packing it in then I have a £1700 upswing, its stupid it wont let me go.

It wouldn"t be an entry without a whinge so if my Queens hold v J 10, 2 Jacks on the flop, my tens hold against 99, 9 on the river and I win either of my flips v the shorter stacks it could of been a much better night, but winning £1k sitting on your bum watching tv aint that bad an effort.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Another quality effort Brian, you should start giving out lessons!!


Still wouldnt work for you Mr Ward. Brian plays sober.

Maybe thats the trick for you...


Tried it once, won the World Champs with England, it wouldnt be fair on the rest of you.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 14, 2015, 03:36:20 AM
Upswing continues with a £270 share at Rainbow, ran pretty golden, flopped full houses, turned Quads, set of Queens v Kings, and AJ beating QQ, plus a few well timed bluffs, just reached the chapter on how to bluff people, may start adding this to my game.

Gave the guy with the Queens a tenner for a drink after I hit my ace, not just because of that hand he had AA cracked twice and another few unlucky spots, it was the first time he had played here as it was a mates birthday and they were doing something different, He was decent company and made the game quite enjoyable, didn"t think his daughter was too pleased when I asked if they were married, lol, it was her Dad, he was a young looking handsome chap, easy mistake to make.

Thursday night I was packing in, +£2050 later glad I didnt, stupid game.

Big game tonight, think we have to win all 4 left to stand any chance of automatic promotion, Tonights is a must win, will be going along, Come on Boro.

Easier to write these things when winning, but there is always a downswing around the corner, just enjoying the uphill journey at the minute.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 20, 2015, 11:44:49 AM
Had a choice on Friday, pub to watch Boro match, or Chinese before poker, ohhh look at Mr Popular, as usual my decision making was wrong.

Had a decent meal but whilst playing poker was stuffed and couldn"t concentrate as the match was on the TV, I spent more time looking at the game rather than concentrate on the poker.

To cut a long story short, 3 bet got it in with AQ v an utg the raise who had the ladies, was for 20 bigs, against the particular villain quite happy to get it in here as he is very lag, against others on this table I will fold and not give it a 2cd thought.

I was home for the 2cd half of Gogglebox, bloated, uncomfortable and £60 lighter.

At least the Boro won, still going down to the wire, obviously still relying on others to slip up, fingers crossed, head says play offs, heart says Champions, been a good season whatever happens.

Missed a £1k seat by 5 spots on Wednesday night which was a tad annoying AK < A8, may or may not have guarenteed a seat if it held

Emptied all poker accounts the other day as I was going to have a break, that lasted all of 48 hours, deposited £50 on Full Tilt just to while away a few hours, managed a 6th for $440 and a 12th for $60 on Saturday, withdrew half of it and played the Sky roller and Apat game last night.

I was going along nicely until a 15 minute spell, QQ < AQ, 99 < AK saw me go from 3rd to busto on Apat, then QQ into AA on Sky, no problemo, no one made mistakes all standard spots.

Made initial enquiries re getting Susan looked after in November for my now yearly pilgrimage to Vegas, may add a twist this year, thinking of going to New York first for a few days then fly down to Vegas for a week, unless I manage to bink a package for the summer somewhere, waffled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on April 22, 2015, 03:23:05 AM
Last minute decision to play at G paid Dividends tonight, made my second ever live Royal, which gets me a free meal for 2, wasn"t aware of this prize but will take advantage later in the week.

Also managed to get a cheeky chop of £450, was probably in 2cd place but with me and the other shortie having 15 bigs and the chip leader absolutely massive it seemed churlish to turn it down, 2cd place cash was £400, the chippie took £600, he absolutely card racked the final table, he did make a good call against the other big stack on an Ace high flop, pretty much icm suicide for the other guy though, he jammed 200k, with A5 and the guy found a call with A10, ( make a note can"t bluff this guy once he has hit), obviously jumps aren"t huge in these games but he probably cost himself a few hundred in equity, wasn"t bothered as it made me at least £200.

A couple of fun hands online today, twice flop straights against sets obviously all money goes in on both occasions, only to be beaten by the quads, fun times.

Tickets bought for the Brighton game next Saturday, could be a sellout with nothing to play for or could be a sellout with one eye on the live scores online, perhaps this weekend makes it a little bit clearer, Watford have an early Kick off so if they drop points, its in our hands, Bournmouth play Monday so it"s spread all over the place, really exciting end to the season.

Been a good month so far over £1k4 in profit, good job as Susan"s care bill came in, the fire needs repairing and the credit card bill for Germany finally landed, easy come easy go I suppose.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 02, 2015, 08:54:35 AM
After starting April like an express train, the last week or so saw me derail slightly.

My last 2 games saw me cash bubble the Monday sng, too long ago to remember anything about it other than another overlay and a free Chinese buffet at midnight, was still paying for that for the next 2 nights.

Tuesday"s game seen me run pretty good until my Kings were Aipf versus 1010, for a massive pot with 12 left and the 10 Binked, Urgh.

Online I am staring to spew again, got to get some discipline back into my game regarding Brm, been in a few good spots only for my big hands not to hold in the significant pots which either gives you a chance to win big or min cash or not cash at all, usually the latter.

Still a 4 figure profit for April so happy with that.

Good start to May with a cheeky £450 at Rainbow last night which effectively freeroll my games for the month live, was going along ok then tried to rep a straight on a board which I knew the biggest fish down there had over cards too, actually got him to fold, he had KK, but unfortunately the guy behind had the straight, lol, that put me into the sub 15 bb territory from which I never got over, 3 hours later after stubborn short stack play it was chopped 700/600/450/450, luckily for me the villains on the table dont call correctly so got away with a few, was lucky in the fact the big stack every time he was all in he had the nuts v the others, not the most exiting game but sometimes you gotta grind.

Off to the match this afternoon, bit of  a non event, dissapointed after last weeks results but Watford and Bournmouth probably deserved to go up for the amount of goals scored.

Unable to play the Leeds 25/25, unable to get Susan looked after if I made Day 2, although I could drop her off at my sons house in Leeds and she could gate crash his birthday party, this would be doable if he didn"t
live in a town house and his living room wasn"t up 2 flights of stairs, he is 29, were the feck did all that time go.

Starting to look at VEGAS flights for later in the year, still a bit early yet, still hoping to bink a package for the summer somewhere though, may have a travelling companion this year but that depends on his job situation but I have been asked to keep him informed of dates, costs etc, anyway off for food, run good, be lucky stay healthy.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 04, 2015, 03:50:01 AM
Good news, bad news, just finished 3rd in the Sky Roller thing for £1520, in via £24 sat, wiii happy days, bad news lost over £1k in cash equity when my AA was cracked by KQ, all in on a Q high flop, the poker Gods decided to put the 2cd Queen on the river, cheers for that one.

I think it may be time to take a break from Stars as it"s just killing me at the minute and actually try to take advantage of smaller fields like on Sky or 888, etc.

Strange that I have just lost £1k extra due to the drop of a card and I don"t really have any feelings one way or the other, slightly miffed of course but overall happy with a £2k start to the month, stupid game.

Sky sometimes analyse this game on a Tuesday so I might get a bit of air time, Spitfire10 is the user name on that site, although when I finished 5th a few weeks ago that was the only one which wasn"t done out of the last 4, typical.

I decided against Leeds 25/25, too much hassle plus I was very tired after a late night Friday at the casino and an early Kick off on Saturday morning, definitely wouldn"t of been in the right frame of mind.

As expected the game on Saturday was a damp squib which was always going to be the case and as the results came in pretty sure we played for 4th place so we would play Brentford in the play offs.

Our form isn"t great at the minute but I am quietly confident we can do the job over 2 legs and hopefully a trip to Wembley awaits, we shall wait and see, probs at the Rainbow tonight for the £1k sit and go, let"s keep it going and keep the cash coming in.

Withdrew most of the cash from Sky tonight but left a little there to have a dabble at the other games during the week, Sky was the first site I played on and always did ok but the lure of big money elsewhere was too tempting, home James, the circle of Poker.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 06, 2015, 10:15:45 AM
Turned up at G last night to try and complete hat trick of results after Sunday"s success.

I got a chop of Mondays £1k gtee, took £275 as 2cd in chips, only 3 paid and as per when 4th was knocked out the usual bubble discussion started to take place, again all regs and pretty much shove fold poker it made more sense to just flatten payouts, if bubble had been paid ie £100 then chances are a 3 way split would if meant £300 each, made more sense to lose £25 than to play for another 35/45 mins just shove folding, it nearly made its guarantee tonight so it will probably go on for a few more weeks.

No cashes last night( what that can"t be right, hissy fit thrown, joking).

The last few games I have quite enjoyed there but last night was back to its normal obnoxious atmosphere.

I lost my first buy in when I shoved 44 into a utg raise, which is always JJ+ v this player but only had 10 bigs but with 2 more callers it was worth a gamble, the Queens from utg hold.

I get moved to the nut worst table, all the players here are constantly moaning at the dealer regarding cards dealt, people"s play etc and I was just ready to get home tbh,

I raise utg AJ get flatted by A3, flop 345, I check he just jams 25k which is what I have left, normally an easy fold but I had lost interest and stacked off,he had A3 pre, I hit the J on the river only for a tirade of crap to be hurled in my direction, not nasty but the usual oh my life, never win a flip, I knew I had you, every time you get lucky v me blah blah. It was a bad play on my part but whatever.

He shouted to his mates on another table who added a few more jibes about how lucky I was all the time etc, quite funny tbh, keep playing guys your the value.

Eventually I shoved K9 over 2 limpers from the small blind, the bb reshoves, both limpers get out of the way and I am up against Q9, lol, I may have to stay for another 2 hours, aargh, luckily the Q binked, again when the cards were turned over some guy quips, "Ade, Ade Brian"s being gifted chips again", this was before the dealer dealt the flop, turn river.

Shook the guys hand at the end and got outta dodge, to be honest the last  few weeks there have been ok sometimes you just have to accept who is at the table and just block out the noise.

As for the A3 guy, play with a bit of dignity Sir, beats occur if you can"t take them stop playing, actually don"t as I like it when you are at my table, VELLY VALUE as they say on Teesside.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Fatcatstu on May 06, 2015, 16:23:16 PM
Speaking of beats.... Home game tomorrow night?? :)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on May 07, 2015, 08:44:33 AM
Name and shame Mr A3 please. Given the move I"m thinking fat miserable and Chinese...


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 07, 2015, 14:17:54 PM
Messaged elsewhere, won"t name and shame here as they might be fanboys. Lol, they like to play against me as I only play Ak, as I was reminded several times on Tuesday


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 07, 2015, 14:25:33 PM

Speaking of beats.... Home game tomorrow night?? :)


Took Susan for meal and a Guiness, she is now putty in my hands, got to be back by 10 though


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 10, 2015, 02:30:17 AM
First the important stuff, good win on Friday night at Brentford, still not counting chickens as "typical Boro" could turn up but fairly confident of a draw minimum which will see us through, hope we are 2/3 up before half time though so the old ticker doesn"t have to go through 90 mins of turmoil. I got a ticket online as opposed to going and standing in line from midnight in the rain as some people decided to do, hopefully a trip to Wembley is on the cards.

Decided to watch the first half in the pub then late reg at Rainbow, should of stayed in the pub tbh, played about 3 hands, exit as follows, Utg raises (K8 off) to 1k, I 3 bet JJ from small blind to 3k5, happy to get it in here as blinds are going up next hand will have 18 bigs, bb (KJ clubs)flats, as does the original raiser, flop Q 10, x 2 clubs, I check utg jams for not a lot (should be all in pre rather than call), I Know he is fos, I rejam as does the big blind, need to fade clubs, 9, Ace, King,  I don"t, the Ace from space gets there and Bob the other half of the infamous Bob and Betty chuckles as he scoops the lot, I  say nice hand and I am home and in bed by 10:20, his call pre bit iffy, (against me he probably only has 30% equity in this spot! always, but it"s Bob, it"s suited and pretty, he is not thinking what I might have, as long as he keeps coming to play it"s no problem), no probs with his jam with the up and down and flush draws.

I don"t have any money on any one site anymore, I know how much I have won this year live and online so I know what my bankroll is, ie poker winnings, so I tend to deposit on any sites if I fancy a game, I was becoming stale on Stars and am currently on a $1k6 downswing there, obviously live results and results elsewhere have compensated for this but I am trying to look for better value, reopened 888 and Pkr accounts and played one or two on there, no cashes but a couple of deep runs which gives me some encouragement.

I put £33 on Sky and played there Bounty Hunter at 8pm tonight, another frustrating night finishing 7/347 for £275, getting it in AQ v A9 by the only guy who could bust me, the 9 binked and although I picked up a flush draw I couldn"t get there. We had been battling all game, the only time he didn"t jam all in was when I flopped a house, sigh.

The Strategy in these seems to be if you hit the flop just jam the lot in, not very subtle, but was ok with me as I chipped up quite easily and got away from marginals without too much damage.

I have left £110 on to play the Sky Roller thing tonight and withdrew the rest, Scoop starts tomorrow, I may plonk the other £150 on there and play the low and medium events today or I might just go and buy a new hat.

I realised a few months ago I was becoming really unfit so have started to get out and about a bit, doing loads of walks round the moors locally really enjoying these although got a bit scary last week when we got lost and bloody grouse were flying out at us every 5 yards, the gamekeeper with his rifle got us back on the right track and we made it back to the pub for a well earned pint, a 1 hour hike turned into a 3 hour wander, typical townies, I blamed my mate as he was in charge of the map, fun times.

The home game returned on Thursday in the old Rileys, not a lot to report apart from its gone really posh, the venue, not us, 2 real tables with drink holders, table tennis tables, snooker and pool, the game itself I finished 4th, think Stuart was 3rd, I didn"t stay to see who won, Gary and Phil F heads up, these don"t run as regular as they used to but it"s good play every now and then.

Anyone playing a scoop schedule ?, waffled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 11, 2015, 00:49:16 AM
Fun day of poker today, played the Kick off scoop event and the 6 max prog Knockout, the former I got it in 4 ways 25 bigs with AK v AK v QQ v 99, flop AQ9 that was fun.

The latter I had a deep run finishing 317/19000 for around $200 was around 40 bigs towards the end of the tournament just couldn"t get that one double to make it to 80/100 bigs to be able to make moves, final hand was AQ v Jacks, I didn"t bink, fun game though was a change playing and enjoying it rather than a total grind, will play a few more scoops, the structures give plenty of play but it"s the usual run God like for a few hours required me thinks.

Small profit but the $30k up top would of been better, lol.

I also played a Sat for Vegas on Coral, my first attempt I got my buy in back after finishing 6th so hopped in another at 5pm in which I managed to bink a seat.

I was chip leader for a while but ran into KK on a J high flop, having defended KJ in bb, couldn"t really get away from it Villain only had 14bigs.

I was back in the pack then lost 2 flips v shortstacks were my pairs were beaten against random overcards, again standard spots, just got to hold, jammed KJ suited 15 bigs into a min raise who had the bullets and that was that.
There were only 3 seats guarenteed so needed to get a stack, wasn"t to be, accept it and move on.

I had left some cash on Sky to play the Sky roller thing but decided not to play it and concentrate on the 2 games I was playing, withdrew that back to bank account and that will pay for the boiler to be repaired, no hot water today so that needs sorting.

Rainbow tonight I would imagine, and it"s the £5k gtee on Saturday at the G, going for a hat trick of wins in that one.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 12, 2015, 12:30:33 PM
Sigh, 2 tournies run on a Monday locally both £1k gteed, Rainbows game failed to start 4 runners, 5 needed to start, 32 turned up over the road for that one, if one of the regs got off their backsides and regged  in time instead of waiting till 9:30 to late reg, could of had a £30 £1k guarentee sng, possibly the coffin lid is starting to close on the Monday game at Rainbow, we shall wait and see.

As I was out I played over at the G, doubled my money by finishing 6th, bubble paid, not a great hourly but all profit is ok, free rolling one buy in tonight, lol.

Re the Rainbow game to encourage people to turn up on time maybe only allow people 1 lot of chips if they reg at the break rather than the full 18k, the game is perfectly playable late regging with 45  bigs so I can understand people who want to late reg, but the casino need to encourage people to get there at the start.

The usual suspects turned up at 10:15 to late reg the G game,  non reached the final table or cashed.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 16, 2015, 23:43:36 PM
Couldn"t make it a hat trick in the G"s £5k gtee today, peaked at 40k, then got a table move and was pretty much card and spot dead, got it in good 13 bigs 99 v KJ, didn"t hold, no problem one of those days.

I had a deep run in  $5 cubed earlier in the week finishing 10/650ish, got it in good KK v A7, for chip lead and a decent position, didn"t hold, no problem one of those days, I think there is a pattern emerging here, lol.

No Friday game due to the Boro v Brenford, was pretty confident before the game after last weeks results, they always had to come out to win it and tbh it was a fairly comfortable win.

The atmosphere was really good not had one of them nights since the European games 9/10 years ago.

As a non season ticket I didn"t get priority to get a ticket first so will log in on Monday when they hit general sale to try and get one, with 38,500 allocated should be ok, if I can"t get one then so be it, my brother and mates being season ticket holders have theirs already and booked a hotel for the Sunday night but I will probably have to do the day trip, driving there on the Monday morning ( currently trying to borrow my sons car, brand new Golf R) to make the journey a bit easier, it"s not going well at the minute, time to call in the £2k he owes me I think.

Prices range from £36 to £100, hoping to get one mid range but will pay top whack if needs be, having a winning month so poker paying for treats.

If we play like we did last night then I think we have a great chance but if we play like we did against Bournmouth and Watford it could be a long day, having beaten them twice already this season they will be out for revenge, que sera, sera, whatever will be will be.

Almost booked Vegas for the end of June, put a hold on a deal but no rooms at the inn for Susan, told them a stable would suffice but they declined my suggestion, provisionally booked her in at the beginning of November so can start to look for deals if and when, again the room places are not guaranteed for her but at least she is in the Queue.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on May 17, 2015, 07:14:44 AM
Boro are favourites to go up in my opinion. You have good results against Norwich in the season (not that it matters much). Enjoy Wembley winning a playoff final is the best way to go, if you can I would strongly recommend sticking around in London for the night after the place will be jumping.

How do you rate Boros chances of survival next season or is it too early to say? are Boro currently better than Newcastle and Sunderland?

Hopefully will be coming to Yarm to catch up with you lot shortly btw


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 17, 2015, 08:19:13 AM
My preferred option would be London on the Sunday but life stuff gets in the way off that, ie the other carer is not allowed to lift Susan on her own, health and Safety etc.  I need to get her sorted on the morning and night,  if my son is home on the Sunday/Monday it may be possible, but he is in London for the weekend I think, not for football he hates it, we will see, (car issue still in negotiations).

Don"t want to count chickens but we have a decent foundation but it would be a struggle, as per it depends who comes in etc, as for the other 2, it"s lucky there have been 2 useless teams below them, still going down to last game but Hull look nailed on for that. If we don"t go up its been an enjoyable season and it"s got me going back regularly which was a tough ask as I had pretty much lost all interest, the premier league doesn"t interest me at all, but understand financially and the surroundings which go with it its a big game for the club. Of course we are better than the other 2 doesn"t matter what Division, always better.

Gibson deserves the riches which promotion will bring and him being the supporter he is would re invest I would imagine, not like Ashley up the road, Sunderland just in the queue to go down eventually.

You can pop up for the promotion victory parade hopefully, see you soon.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 18, 2015, 18:53:07 PM
Beware may contain some whinging, Sunday finished 20/1950 in the $8 cubed, QQ lose to Ak for just under a mirrion with 19 left, will enjoy putting the $150 back into the community over the next few days.

Today 20/200 in a $4k gtee, 77 loses to A3, if he hits the Ace fair enough, but he gets there with runner runner straight, variance innit, £96 to be redistributed.

The most important bubble was lost today though, failed to get a ticket for Wembley, joined the queue at 9am, at 1:15 the red bar was at 90% then decided to do a back flip and I was back at the start.

There may be some left for sale tomorrow, but not confident, my own fault really should of bought a pride card earlier in the season ( this would of knocked a few pound of tickets bought during season as well), schoolboy error.

I am now planning to win the Grand Prix in Nottingham, nothing else to do on Monday.

Pokerpops to make a very rare appearance tonight at Rainbow, his first outing locally in quite a while, may edit post later tonight if anything exciting happens, no moaning though, honest Guv.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on May 19, 2015, 09:34:24 AM
WP sir.

I enjoyed the conversations at the table. Didn"t enjoy only having one pocket pair all night, but I made the best of it.
Next time I"ll have to put my nitty boots on.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 19, 2015, 14:14:10 PM
Cheers, tight is right in these things then go Loosey Goosey later when everyone else tightens up, works for me, I always have it in the late stages, allegedly, get your 10% to you next time, half a freeroll next week.

It was chopped 3 ways, took £280, lost a 3 way all in for the £500 first prize, just another mild irritation on the poker front.

May late reg at G tonight, depends if deep in any online.

Ticket attempt today proved fruitless, never mind, going to Flamingoland instead #familyfunday, yea right.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 20, 2015, 17:28:31 PM
For sale, 2 x Flamingoland tickets......

Got to go to Wembley on Monday, binked a ticket in the last minute rush, freeroll after Monday"s little win, UTB.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 23, 2015, 11:40:48 AM
Made a final table on Stars on Wednesday, the $5 cubed, lasted one hand when my AK lost to A8, all in on a A8x flop, bit annoyed as I made 2 mistakes in the hand, first not 3 betting in position pre the utg raise, (stop trying to be tricky or weak just play properly) then calling the Jam all in after I had bet the flop.

I know it"s easier saying should off folded when you see the cards but it just screamed 2 pair or set, then again it could of been AQ, there were no shorties on table and if I folded still would of had 28 bigs, live and learn.

Played the Medium scoop last night, finished about 400th, with 3 bounties and $100, doubled my money, not going to pay the mortgage off but pays for a few more games.

Getting ready for the trip to Wembley, driving down early Sunday night staying in Watford overnight then get over there for the Kick off.

It"s going to be a pretty close affair obviously hoping for the win but whatever happens it"s been a good season, got to look at were we were when Karanka arrived, got me going again regularly again which was a tough ask, Que Sera Sera, UTB.

Took a small percentage of someone heading to Vegas next week.

He is due to play around $6k worth of events, let"s hope he binks big.

Gl to anyone playing the Grand Prix, looks like a massive overlay, not good news for Dtd, would of had a couple of bullets but busy on Monday, then again probably wouldn"t of made Day 3 anyway, in before any comments, lol.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on May 23, 2015, 13:18:01 PM
Enjoy the play off final mate. Possibility of me making a trip to Yarm for 2nd July.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 26, 2015, 19:03:11 PM
Well, yesterday came and went, no complaints, beaten by the better team on the day and in all honesty the best 3 teams in the championship went up, although the 12 points we gave away v Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday does slightly irk with me.

Been to Wembley 5 times now and still waiting for us to win one, knock the place down and play at Cardiff, 100% record there.

We failed to produce when it really mattered v Watford, Bournemouth and Norwich. I will be investing in a season ticket for next year, it"s an afternoon out with my brother and a few mates, not always about the football that"s a side issue, other than the massive cash injection not too bothered about playing The Arsenals, Liverpools, etc, would rather see us win 19/20 home games and be competitive away from home, much more enjoyable, I haven"t subscribed to Sky Sports for a few years now blanket coverage has pretty much killed football on TV for me, very rarely watch a full 90 minutes even though I can access most of it if I really wanted too.

Onto the other stuff still constantly running into Aces, and even managed to do it at Rainbow on Friday, drunk guy (playing and raising any 2, usually getting there) with loads of chip raises utg, I re jam 99 (18bigs), unfortunately Mr playlesshandsthanido, rejams his 30 bigs, confident of being ahead of initial guy, but pretty much knew I needed to hit a set to beat the other guy, I was right and I didn"t, gg me.

It"s still been a good month, although no significant cashes in the last few days despite a few deep runs, playing at G tonight, just had a message to see if I can play in a team event in Newcastle on Saturday but used up all credits getting Susan looked after the last 2 days so had to turn that one down, again Coventry would of been good to get down to but life stuff dictates, gl to all those playing, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Enjoy the play off final mate. Possibility of me making a trip to Yarm for 2nd July.


Be good to see you, wasn"t as enjoyable as it could of been, no problems, it happens.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Zozzy on May 27, 2015, 22:20:12 PM


Been to Wembley 5 times now and still waiting for us to win one, knock the place down and play at Cardiff, 100% record there.
As a Bolton Wanderers fan I don"t want to be reminded of that thanks  ;)

I still enjoy reading your updates Bri keep up the good work. It was nice to see you at the Bradford 25/25 Series, you were unlucky not to go on to a big payout in that one. I hope you can find a way to get to Coventry as I will be playing the Main Event and trying my luck at the cash game comp for the first time.
If not, I am sure that I will see you at either the Bolton or Stockton 25/25 next month.
All the best.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 28, 2015, 13:12:46 PM
Cheers Craig, sorry about the reminder of that glorious day lol.

Coventry will be a no, but obviously Stockton will be there, probably play the Thursday and if I fail to qualify then a possible 2cd bullet on Saturday, try and get a couple of places better than last years 6th place finish (feckin Aces). Are you coming up ?.

Whilst I am here cashed at the G on Tuesday only got £120 finishing 6th or 7th usual shallow stack final table, lost 2 hands v shorties shoves when I have to call with any 2 cards, on both occasions was against premiums, how do they do that, dwindle to sub 5 bigs then pick up Aces and Jacks, whatever.

I got knocked out at 3am, far too late as I was still done in from the Wembley trip and am still tired now, far too many chips for a midweek comp.

Fun hand not involved, all spade flop , guy jams loads of chips with the K high flopped flush, Chinese guy who runs God like snap calls with a 6 high fiush draw, runner runner straight flush, the aforementioned Chinese guy does win a lot down there but is really annoying with his commentary on every hand played whether he is in the hand or not, what people should or shouldn"t do what he would do, why he played it wrong, just shut the feck up, rant over.












Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on May 29, 2015, 05:30:42 AM

Cheers Craig, sorry about the reminder of that glorious day lol.

Coventry will be a no, but obviously Stockton will be there, probably play the Thursday and if I fail to qualify then a possible 2cd bullet on Saturday, try and get a couple of places better than last years 6th place finish (feckin Aces). Are you coming up ?.

Whilst I am here cashed at the G on Tuesday only got £120 finishing 6th or 7th usual shallow stack final table, lost 2 hands v shorties shoves when I have to call with any 2 cards, on both occasions was against premiums, how do they do that, dwindle to sub 5 bigs then pick up Aces and Jacks, whatever.

I got knocked out at 3am, far too late as I was still done in from the Wembley trip and am still tired now, far too many chips for a midweek comp.

Fun hand not involved, all spade flop , guy jams loads of chips with the K high flopped flush, Chinese guy who runs God like snap calls with a 6 high fiush draw, runner runner straight flush, the aforementioned Chinese guy does win a lot down there but is really annoying with his commentary on every hand played whether he is in the hand or not, what people should or shouldn"t do what he would do, why he played it wrong, just shut the feck up, rant over.













Did he say " I outplay you "?

I was certain he was born in the year of the Donkey, but apparently that"s not a thing. Must have been the year of the Rooster....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on May 31, 2015, 02:48:48 AM
The first 2 weeks of this month went really well, the last 2 not so good, reading the above posts variance has not been my friend over the last 10 days, however Variance tonight paid me back in full on Sky.

I stumped up £33 to play the 8pm bounty hunter and 6 hours later finished 2cd for £723 plus £268 in bounties so just short of £1k.

Sky been really good to me over the last 2 months, played about 10 games with 2 £1k wins and a £1k5, pretty ridiculous run tbh.

First prize tonight was £1k3 and when we got to heads up I had a slight advantage, I made 2 mistakes which saw me tumble to a 15/20 bb stack but couldn"t recover and finally lost a flip AQ v 66, lost a flip to the same guy when 4 left 22 (me) v A6, which would of put me in a commanding position with 3 left, no doubt sucked out once or twice early on so can"t moan too much.

I will probably play the Super Roller tonight and possibly the return of Dtds £300, at least a sat or two.

Again no cash on any particular site just deposit as and when required.

Since the start of the year actually earned more through poker than I get paid in the real world counting both online and live results, obviously this can change in the coming months depending upon the dreaded variance, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on May 31, 2015, 12:06:13 PM
Awesome results mate, no doubt in my mind you are good enough to maintain it. Hope you run like God and smash it up in the next six months. hope you get to an apat soon but will see you at the start of July anyway.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 02, 2015, 03:12:45 AM
Cheers Rodders, will see you in July, booked a couple of tables at Rainbow for your visit on July 2cd, they don"t have anything on that night, saves disturbing the G regular game and cash game there, not that far from the G so not a problem.

After Saturday"s bink got my first live cash of the month, chopping the Rainbow for £290 4 way, people wanting to get away because of having to get up early for work, I was relatively short but one double and would of been equal so think I took £10 less than the others.

The usual buffet was on and I just nitted up to get fed at midnight, got some chips and reached the final table. The chipleader wanted to get home so offered a 6 way chop after he had knocked 2 people out, I would of been ok with it tbh but one guy refused, the other 4 were happy to get home with a little bit of profit so we carried on.

And you can guess what happened, 5 handed guy jams A6 hearts, into the Aces of the guy who refused the chop, the all heart flop kicked the guy in the nuts and he slunk off, we then split it 4 ways.

I got the benefit of an over generous deal, 2 random guys just wanted to get too bed and the other just wanted to cash, he had kept asking for a deal after every round, chipped up through him just by jamming 15/20 bigs over his limps, he indicated he would catch me sooner or later, as with shoving it only works till it doesn"t.

G tonight probably and at least one Sat into Dtd £300 during the week unless I win the buy in at G tonight, no luck in the Roller on Sky on Sunday ran JJ into Kk to finish about 30th, can"t win em all, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 03, 2015, 03:05:33 AM
Have to take the rough with the smooth, pure bubbled the G tonight, had 16 bigs when I jammed 99 into AA.

The bubble had been discussed but someone didn"t want to pay it, fair enough at least we didn"t have to go through the deal or no deal card process, looking back there were 2 sub 5 bb stacks so maybe an Icm mistake to shove, unlucky to run into Aces, had a split pot possibility on the river, board was A 10 K Q blank, Play for the win 99 too strong there to try and fold to the cash.

I was also in the last longer with another guy on the table not one of the shorties so that was worth  a £220 seat as well, hey ho probably only getting called by the big 3 hands unlucky to run into the biggest, had jammed tens earlier into the Kings of a 15 bb stack which was again annoying but what can you do, used to fold a few years ago, couldn"t fold against this particular guy

May play the online leg of Dtd tonight, won enough to take a shot during the last month, see how I feel later on tonight, Susan is sorted for Saturday if I make Day 2, Day 3 May be a problem but will cross that bridge if and when.

Thanks for reading, tell me if you sick of this and will consign it to the bin otherwise will continue to plod on regardless, cheers.



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AMRN on June 03, 2015, 12:33:32 PM

Thanks for reading, tell me if you sick of this and will consign it to the bin otherwise will continue to plod on regardless, cheers.




Plod on please. Good luck tonight with DTD


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on June 03, 2015, 16:42:05 PM

......he indicated he would catch me sooner or later, as with shoving it only works till it doesn"t.


No shiite sherlock  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 03, 2015, 17:52:44 PM


Thanks for reading, tell me if you sick of this and will consign it to the bin otherwise will continue to plod on regardless, cheers.




Plod on please. Good luck tonight with DTD


Plod on? Your record hardly suggests plodding.

Shall I get your name engraved on the trophy for Jul 2nd now?


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: fandango on June 03, 2015, 18:30:36 PM

Thanks for reading, tell me if you sick of this and will consign it to the bin otherwise will continue to plod on regardless, cheers.



PLOD FTW!!


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 04, 2015, 00:58:12 AM
Cheers for the above comments guys appreciated.

Speaking of plodding, plodded into Day 2 of Dtds $500 On Saturday I have 88k which will be 22 bigs think blinds are 2/4 unless they roll them back a bit, that would be sweet.

I peaked at 168k then the usual clash, blind on blind KK me in sb, 44 villain in bb, obvious raise, obv flat, obvious flop of A4A, we both checked, I led on a brick turn, get flatted, I check called his small bet on the river, could of lost a lot more, but dwindled from then on, missing an open ended straight flush and flush draw and ending on the above total.

100k was minimum target, my mate was chippie with 400k odd, was railing him a while, ran God like, perhaps my turn Saturday, gl me. Last level passed me by raised AJ utg, missed completely so had to fold, didn"t c bet into the 4 callers, the only other hand of note was A10 in BB in a limped pot, missed give up, was never going to win it tonight so let"s go Saturday.

Whilst playing this game, looking around the lobby there were quite a few foreign players in (just going by location), don"t know if this is auto put in by site or you can change it to whatever you fancy so don"t know wether they had regged by mistake looking at guarentee not realising it was a sat into a live event in the Uk, any way not my problem, free money for Dtd adds to the total guarentee.

Finally like any ones thought on this hand, scared money, too nitty What would you do, remember we are 250 bigs deep.

Third hand in, min raise utg, 1 flat, I 3 bet KK, utg passes, flatter jams 50k in the pot, on Stars 99/100 it"s AK but do we want to take a 70/30 here literally 3 mins into tournament, I know we dominate every hand apart from Aces, and Aces shouldn"t be played as badly as this but have seen it happen, I folded like the wimp I am, I know it"s probably bad but didn"t want to go back into front room to tell Susan that £360 lasted literally 3 mins of poker time, flame away.

#stillkingofthenits, over it.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: pokerpops on June 04, 2015, 12:10:27 PM
I understand the fold, It"s 3rd hand in and he has a pretty tight range for this, maybe KK, AA, and AK plus maybe a couple of oddball hands. We"re presumably calling if we have AA, and probably should call with KK too, but doubling up on hand 3 is of a lot less value than avoiding being eliminated is.

But would you fold KK in that spot in the Big$22?



Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 04, 2015, 12:47:31 PM
Oh yes AA defo calling, and yes probably in most games that I play on Stars at my level hard to fold Kings even though it"s sometimes a cooler, more often than not its AK or Queens.

When I checked his country was marked as Australian, again not sure if he has miss regged and he decided to get out early or not.

He went out in 2cd level Aj v AA on a Jack high flop, he probably had AK in my spot then, was ok with the fold so early, as you said there was a long way to go in the tournament, can"t win it 3 minutes in.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 06, 2015, 02:30:15 AM
Just got in from Rainbow, alas finishing 8th for £100, that"s 3 final tables this week, hoping to make it 4 today/ tomorrow, just can"t finish them off.

Made the correct call against shortstacks shove but don"t hold just before the final table, think I am repeating myself here a lot A9 < J 10 so I am in the not unfamiliar territory of 13 bigs on the final table.

We get there and one wag pipes up, the standard practice is we give Brian 3rd place cash so I can go home and they can play for the rest, didn"t happen.

First hand double up with AA v A7, yeah I know card rack, so now have 25 bigs, 3 hands later get it all in with AK v QQ which I unfortunately lose which is annoying as would of been pretty much nailed on 3rd place minimum, gotta win dem flips. I was behind on this occasion but hand plays itself.

The usual I  hate AK circulates around the table, it"s only Ace high after all, yawn.

Call guy who has shoved over 2 limpers, get there with K9 v A5, lose a few antes, then someone mentions the bubble, I was too embarrassed to ask because of my short stack, wasn"t bothered either way but they all agreed so got £100, as I was only in for £44 doubled my money.

Picking someone up from Doncaster on the way to Nottingham later today, hoping for some poker Karma, one good deed deserves some run good from the poker gods.

Blinds are 2k/4k I have around 88k so not a lot of wiggle room but it"s a stack I know how to play, looking for a couple of spots early doors and holding or getting there would be much appreciated.

Play starts at 2pm, there is a second chance game which starts at 3pm and 7pm which I may enter depending upon what happens in the first hour, couple of doubles hopefully will see me keeping my wallet safely tucked away.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: AAroddersAA on June 06, 2015, 09:35:02 AM

Just got in from Rainbow, alas finishing 8th for £100, that"s 3 final tables this week, hoping to make it 4 today/ tomorrow, just can"t finish them off.

Made the correct call against shortstacks shove but don"t hold just before the final table, think I am repeating myself here a lot A9 < J 10 so I am in the not unfamiliar territory of 13 bigs on the final table.

We get there and one wag pipes up, the standard practice is we give Brian 3rd place cash so I can go home and they can play for the rest, didn"t happen.

First hand double up with AA v A7, yeah I know card rack, so now have 25 bigs, 3 hands later get it all in with AK v QQ which I unfortunately lose which is annoying as would of been pretty much nailed on 3rd place minimum, gotta win dem flips. I was behind on this occasion but hand plays itself.

The usual I  hate AK circulates around the table, it"s only Ace high after all, yawn.

Call guy who has shoved over 2 limpers, get there with K9 v A5, lose a few antes, then someone mentions the bubble, I was too embarrassed to ask because of my short stack, wasn"t bothered either way but they all agreed so got £100, as I was only in for £44 doubled my money.

Picking someone up from Doncaster on the way to Nottingham later today, hoping for some poker Karma, one good deed deserves some run good from the poker gods.

Blinds are 2k/4k I have around 88k so not a lot of wiggle room but it"s a stack I know how to play, looking for a couple of spots early doors and holding or getting there would be much appreciated.

Play starts at 2pm, there is a second chance game which starts at 3pm and 7pm which I may enter depending upon what happens in the first hour, couple of doubles hopefully will see me keeping my wallet safely tucked away.


That sounds like an excellent deal to me you should accept and get them to mail you the money to save you going to the casino.

Best of luck at DTD today mate spin it up.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 06, 2015, 20:57:29 PM
The 2.5 hour drive back from Nottingham gives you plenty of time to get over the disappointment of the day, alongside a good old sing along to Blood Brothers all the way home, I am not crying because of the poker, that musical always brings a tear to my eye, anyway I digress.

Get there for 2, we always know its looking for spots for doubles with my stack, can"t get creative too much, wasn"t allowed to the usual flurry of exits saw shorties doubling or going home.

We started the day at 88k (24bigs) and after level 1 we had 77k, the few shoves I made meeting no resistance so as you were blinds now 2k5/5k.

My first bit of luck, random min raises cut off, dealer shoves 55k, I re shove with 10 10, original raiser folds and I am up against Kings, ( why the feck wouldn"t he have Kings there lol).

Anyway flop is 5 spades, he doesn"t  have a spade, I do, wiiii28bigs.

Last hand on the break I raise utg 9 10 hearts, noticing the 3 players to my left are all holding their cards ready to fold, I get one caller, i C bet the Ace high flop, meet resistance, I bet small the brick turn again he call, we both check the river, he wins with King high, soul read then, he had no draws on the flop or turn just K 10, no one folds anymore.

I win and lose some chips and am down to 90k  at 3/6, a min raise utg to 12k, a 3 bet to 40k I have AK hearts in the small blind, easy jam, initial raiser folds, 3 bettor tanks for ages,, original raiser pipes up you must be 3 betting light to not call that, dealer asks guy to be quiet as he is not in hand.

I don"t know whether that swayed his decision to call but if we do the maths there is 18k + 12k + 40k + 90k = 160k he has to call 50k to win 160k so 3 to 1 he only has to win 30% so it"s an easy call really, he has around 40% v my hand, he knows he has to hit and he did, GL to him.

Ironically he was the same guy who knocked me out at Bradford when he got there with Q 10 v 77.

It was my intention to play the second chance if Knocked out in the first hour but decided against it due the fact that I heard a list of players being called to a table just before my exit and there were all decent names from the circuit so decided not to bother even though there was a chance of a biggish overlay.

Obviously disappointed with the outcome but made no mistakes got it in good, didn"t hold, move on.

This week brings the 25/25 to Stockton, planning to play one Sat on Tuesday £50 max spend, 10 seats guarenteed and whether I win a seat or not play the Thursday evening leg if this is unsuccessful then maybe a 2cd bullet on Saturday to be decided.

Will play Sunday"s Apat game, the rest of the week going to do man stuff with drills and hammers and paint,, looking forward to that, not.

Anyway you won"t hear from me again until the next time, run good, be lucky stay healthy, ( no **** Sherlock, saves Ger from posting it again), peace.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 09, 2015, 09:12:52 AM
I played over at Rainbow last night, got £200 which virtually pays for the 25/25 later in the week, probs still play the 10 seat sat tonight as well. We now have a new target to aim for in this game at 11:15 I go into grind to the free Chinese Buffet at midnight mode which I made last night which was vey good last night, don"t know if they have change suppliers but was much better than the last few weeks.

Back to last nights effort, we got to 4 handed and usually in this game it"s all regs and its split it 4 ways get home so we don"t have to play on any longer, personally was using it as a sat anyway and assumed that would be the case.

Alas chip stacks weren"t evenly distributed, one guy was massive, one wasn"t as massive and me and another with shove stacks with a bit of fold equity v the 2cd place player.

We agreed to pay bubble £100, but I suggested 220 for 3 of us (25/25 seat)and chippie who had loads gets the rest, 2cd place guy not happy with that as he thought he should get more, he offered us low stacks £150 each and he gets £300 and chippie takes the rest, for the sake of £50 me and the other guy refused both of us would rather try and spin it up for the extra £50 or do the original ask.

The chipleader continued to accumulate, but it was a case of whose nerve held between the other 3, eventually the original second placed was in a similar spot to me and the other and resurrected the original deal, we had to each lose £20, so took £200, £200, £200, the chippie getting £400.

It was fun trying to stack the original 2cd placed player as you could see him becoming more worried as time went by and his stack was dwindling down, obviously it was shove fold between the 3 of us, the chip leader had a moan because I had jammed 3 x into his bb, I even helped him out by saying he should be calling any 2 cards with his chips and my stack, he did eventually my a9 holding v his 54. An hour after the original deal was asked for we done virtually the original deal, less £20 for the 2,3 4 players.

Finished 14th in the Apat on Sunday, 2 off the cash made a poor call after I raised with 88 pre on a jack high flop, called villains jam, ofc he has the Jack, got to go back to my believe they have got it days, it"s usually because they have, that put me to 12 bigs then jammed over a min raise with AK got looked up by AJ, who got there, meh no problem, got it in good, it"s all you can do.

Got lucky with K9 v A10 a few hands earlier for a 30 bb stack, don"t think the villain was the too happy with that one, although his QJ beating my AK a few hands later gave the guy Justice as he said in the chat box, variance innit, run good, be lucky stay healthy.

Guy who knocked me out on Saturday got 2cd place at DtD, nice to see he put my chips too good use then, didn"t waste them.

Man stuff going reasonably well apart from not securing dust sheets properly and getting too much paint on the carpet, I explained to Susan it needed changing anyway, if you are going to a job do it properly, drill work today DANGER !!!!.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 12, 2015, 01:56:02 AM
Running bad, playing bad not a good combo, had £80 on my Grosvenor card withdrew and played sat on Tuesday, lose a 45k pot 5 way with KK v KQ and various draws, Q high flop followed by a rivered Queen, it was all in on the turn, 4 way had to dodge loads of bullets, didn"t.

Wasn"t going too, but used 2cd bullet, KK loses to 96, flush got there, home by 10:30, no cheap seat for me

The £200 acquired at Rainbow paid for tonight"s 25/25 effort.

Lose a few AQ v 666 on a AQ6 flop, sigh called even though I knew in the back of my mind I was beat.

Lose when i rivered the nut flush v a flopped set which turned into a full house on the river, paid the lady off.

Mistake 1 was calling raise even though in position with a suited Ace, put her on a really narrow range ie the big 3 plus Ak, hit my 9 on the flop along with a Queen and a 6 the turn giving me the nut flush draw, I led out, she calls, the river pairs the board with the 6 hearts, I check call expecting her to have Kings full but she had 9 s full,same difference.

Lose Ak to shorties 86, flopped the nut flush draw but villain made a straight flush with runner runner, if you r going to lose, lose in style.

The rest of the game was just shove fold for me, trying to keep a minimum 10/12 bb stack so have some fold equity, eventually I got it in with Ak v Ak v 88, the eights hold and was out.

All standard exits in my last 3 games, my turn to win a few flips with Ak me thinks.

50/50 whether to fire another bullet on Saturday, will see how I feel, this one was an effective Freeroll, so get back in there and get it done.

Decorating turned out to be an expensive exercise but really pleased with the results, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 14, 2015, 07:56:29 AM
Decided to play yesterday"s 25/25, and it wasn"t one of my better decisions.

Including the Sats earlier in the week ran pretty bad in the 4 games and makes you wonder why we bother playing, got to take the rough with the smooth I suppose.

No glaring mistakes like the Thursdays effort, losing with AA first hand set the template, the table was very limpy and any 3 bets were met with minimum 4 to a hand obviously needed some sort of hand to go to war with, unfortunately nothing arrived and I succumbed and limped along with rubbish and got what I duly deserved, nothing.

Eventually went when I shoved  K 10 into 86, flop coming 679, leaving me to hit 3 kings, which I didn"t.

One of the young locals had built a massive stack by just hitting everything early on and could of cruised to day 2, with 2 levels left, then he just punted the lot off in a pretty ridiculous manner, pretty sure he had double average chips at one point, if he got in a cooler situation I could understand but no he just assumed his luck was going to hold and the any 2 and suited cards which obliged early on didn"t work when the blinds and antes increased, every bluff he made got picked off and he disappeared into the night before my obligatory 12 bb shove lost.

Pretty disappointed not to make Day 2, think that"s the first Day 2 I have not made in these comps as well.

It"s not been a good week, luckily Mays run paid for it although that profit has had a little dent put in it, meh whatever, it is what it is.

Not played online since Sunday, been decorating and weather been good so been out a few times, may play a few games today, looks a bit miserable outside, Congrats to Leigh who had a nice result in Vegas, would of being going on Tuesday if life stuff didn"t get in the way, still planning to head out there late October/November with the possibility of a trip to New York first, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on June 14, 2015, 12:41:54 PM
Really enjoy this blog, it has everything, poker insights, life observations and the honesty of writing that is both refreshing and entertaining. Nice one you legend  8)


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 22, 2015, 21:43:06 PM
It hasn"t been a good month so far, results are slightly skewed as there have  been 3 biggish buy in tournaments live, and online I am hardly playing, I did sat into the sky roller last night but used all my run good up in the satellite, so there were no returns there.

I finished 14 th in the T. rex on Full tilt, paid 12 on Saturday night, frustratingly flopping 2 pair on the flop then getting it all in on the 8 turn, original raiser had 88 pre, this seems to be the story of the week, making nut flushes and straights but villains some how get there with full houses and flushes, all part of the fun.

Friday night at rainbow was fun, a total grind all night after making 2 bad calls on the river, grinded a short stack into a position were I was Aipf with QQ v 99 v AJ, the Ace spiked and that was that, against my shove AJ was an ok call but when the other guy reshoves it was a bit dubious, even I thought my Queens were a dog.

Done a bit of maths on the call he was getting 2/1 so only needs 35% equity so it was a slightly - ev call, pretty sure he wasn"t thinking about the maths behind it, ohh look it"s an Ace and a Jack, must be good.

I may be doing him a dis service and I am being a poker snob for this I apologise.

I was watching twitch last night with Jamiestaples who seems to have pretty much got the poker/ twitch thing sorted, loads of subs plus a sponsorship from Stars, he said at the start of the stream it would be a short one as he didn"t feel like it, he managed to win the 8 cubed for $7k2 8 hours later, given the cards he got I think anyone with any semblance of poker knowledge would of won that one though, talk about run good.

When I first started watching him he was on a $14k downswing but is now currently up $42k for the year, he deserves it for his attitude to the game and his perseverance and is a good watch, shows what it is like to actually grind online mtts for a living, I  don"t think I could hack 14k downswings so I will continue to plonk a bit here and there, hopefully win something then go and buy a new hat.

2 pluses from last night, made the buffet at midnight, was starving as hadn"t eaten all day, then got £175 in a deal not a lot but pays for last weeks losses at Rainbow, #breakingeven.




Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on June 27, 2015, 03:10:04 AM
Well that was a frustrating week, had a really deep run in the triceratops (full tilt) on Wednesday, only to run JJ into AA when I had loads and I probably could of folded to a final table spot, however we are playing for the win so cest la vie.

Monday at Rainbow got my usual chop, slightly smaller than normal as one guy had loads so received £175 which was still 3x buy in so paid for a few meals out during the week.

Just got in from Rainbow and another min cash, sigh, reach the final table with a healthy stack around 35 bigs so a bit of room to play, seemed to be a lot of chips on the table for some reason.

I raise 77 utg, get flatted by cut off, sb jams around 18 bigs, bb rejams, probably covers me or will cripple me, I fold, (wimp), cut off folds, it"s JJ v AK, Jacks hold, well they wouldn"t of I had been in, a 7 on the flop for a little rubdown, can"t be results orientated.

Get some chips back then I raise 88 Utg, Guy rejams then another re re jams, another reluctant but correct fold its AK v KK, would of got there on a 456K7 run out, sigh again, can"t be results orientated, see the pattern.

Eventually re shove 10 9 on the button into AQ, in which I don"t get there, had a bit of luck to get to final table when A10 beat AK, there was a few chunters about my call, when it was pretty apparent I was behind,  (getting a reputation as a luckbox, always getting there), yeah that would be right, I had raised pre, he shoved for 9 bigs, pretty standard call tbh, usually dominated but also flipping a lot.

There was a bit of a do just before the break with one guy offering another guy outside after he allegedly called him a cheat, apparently it"s all over now as an apology was offered and accepted a few hours later in another casino.

June hasn"t been one of my better months poker wise but it"s a long game just got to keep trying, think there is a Gukpt at Leeds at the end of July will be trying to win enough to get into that one.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 01, 2015, 11:08:10 AM
After a great start to June it finally finished in a whimper, thanks to the win on Sky at the beginning of the month we still made a small profit.

Played both local games over the last two nights, Monday finished 4th only 3 paid, made a mistake with 5 left, I open 88 utg, get flatted by a random who has played every hand and hit everything then get jammed on by a decent reg, I didn"t notice the 2 pinks at the bottom of his stack and rejammed, flatter folds and get snapped by Jacks.

The Jacks hold and I lose 20 bigs when I thought it was 10, lesson learned ask for a count, would of folded, against particular player dont even think he is jamming AK here, ( it"s only Ace high after all innit), down to 6 bigs, get a double when I knock out shorter stack.

I have 11 bigs and the other 3 are chipped up, this is now the time the usual bubble is asked for, me being the Shortstack I didn"t bother but one guy offered it, but I was certain in the reaction the other 2 were not keen so I just said play on, would rather spin it up tbh, even though my rep down there is of a super nit especially with one of the guys on the final table, who constantly goads me about being the ultimate grinder ie not playing hands etc and never bluffing etc, never show my cards so he doesn"t have a clue tbh, won a flip earlier against said guy who never stopped going on about how he was going to get me, really, get a life ffs. I don"t play for a bubble payment would rather play ftw every time but nature of these games is they are usually chopped up at some point.

Anyway he finally got me shove J 10 blind on blind v A5, I got there but he re got there, pretty standard so no problems.

Last night at G was the usual standard the standard raise at 25/50 was 500 which still resulted in 4 callers minimum to flop, got to the break with 30k getting lucky with 98 on  699 flop v 66, running 4 4 giving me the higher house, get a mini lecture at the break of how much a fish I am, not in an aggressive way,but this guy runs so bad all he time it"s being going on forever, yawn heard it all before, advised him to read this blog so I dont have to bore him with more bad beat stories, don"t want to hear about them mate, we all get them we all give them it"s all part of it.

Was up to 50k at 800/1600, utg raises 3k5, I 3 bet 10k with QQ, he asks how much behind, rejams all in, still should go with my read nobody 4bets aipf without AA or KK over there, didn"t go with what I know and called, didn"t hit and toddled of home, could of folded with 20 bigs left but  if you have read previous few posts sick of making correct folds then getting there, obviously the last 2 nights both should of folds but didn"t, poker gods decided not to oblige.

Won £80 on Sky on in one of there bounty hunters at the weekend, then satted  into the super roller on Sunday were I finished 10 of the cash AK v J5 suited, K high flop but the suits get there and am drawing dead on the turn, was for a 55 bb pot which would of put me in a good position, what can you do.

Home charity game tomorrow night, no prize money on offer as cash going to charity but bounty prizes on offer, something different will make a change from the usual grind.

All in all a pretty average effort for the month, any way the sun is shining and it"s hot, unfortunately the sun is no good for Susan"s Ms and it just makes her condition worse so windows open fan on and keeping her hydrated is the plan for the day, run good be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 02, 2015, 02:17:51 AM
Almost the perfect start to the month just finished 5th in the triceratops on tilt for $560, get to the final table 2cd in chips but running KK into AA was not the ideal start, had the guy covered but was in the 20bb position as per, a few knockouts later get it all in with 10 10 v AQ, standard exit I suppose, but its getting a bit tiresome running into Aces or overpairs to my pairs at the critical points.

Also had a decent run in the 5 cubed over on Stars but again tens fail to hold v AQ, was freerolling at that point anyway as my tens beat Jacks aipf a few hands before, min cash heaven.

A few expletives were aimed at the screen when the Jacks were shown, I calmed down by the river when the 10 hit.

Again no intention of trying to grind it up, get it out get it spent, redeposit as and when required.

Totally off subject will have been married 30 years this month and today with the decent weather finally managed to get all the wash baskets totally emptied, all dried and ironed, God I live the life, thanks for reading, peace.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 06, 2015, 01:52:41 AM
Semi run good continues after the deep run on Full Tilt on Thursday, played the £33 bounty hunter on Sky Saturday night, scraped into the cash and with bounties made £90.

I added the £20 to play the Super Roller(again bankroll management skills non existent) which is fast becoming my favourite game of the week, got lucky when Ak beat the kings of Pears27 (Paul on here I think ul Paul with that one), then had the fortunate scoop of AA into KK.

As usual the bubble on this thing plays for ages and had to fold a few hands which I might of gone with as there were 3 real shorties.

The bubble burst and i done some serious laddering skills, eventually I was 8/8 with 10 bigs, I pick up QJ suited on the button which I was about to get in but had a quick look on the other table when I noticed that the other shortie was all in with AQ V AJ, he had more chips than me, seen the AJ flop the flush and beat the AQ so I laddered up to 7th place which was an extra £150, didnt shove the QJ, shoved the next hand instead, his raggy ace bettering my raggy Ace, was ok with a min cash at certain points in the game so was really pleased with £720, so just under a £1k weekend, off to buy a new hat and maybe some fish.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 08, 2015, 01:19:32 AM
Stuff I have learnt in the last 2 days of live poker locally.

Nobody 4 bets anything but  AA and KK, ( I know same old post from last week, borrrring), just couldn"t fold my Kings though, I know I should, I know I am right, why can"t I fold the feckers, because you could always Bink one on the river, skill game, couldn"t be the King of diamonds either, love those 2%ers coming in.

Alas it delayed the inevitable as explained in the next paragraph.

If people limp utg at 1k/ 2k, then 4 people limp along, AJ is never a good shove spot because the utg limper always has AA or KK, didn"t get there, lol, nh sir trapped me well and truly. The limpers made the pot too big to 3 bet without getting it in so just went with it. It may have been a bit rash with 20 bigs but got to accumulate chips at this point, see enough people limp utg and fold over there so it"s probably a decent move a lot of the time.

Haven"t cashed over at the G in what seems an age, for a while it was a cash machine but lately it"s just not happening, even my last 2 games over at the Rainbow I have just been the donator, Crisis,panic, throwing toys out of the pram time, not really, actually enjoyed the games for what they are, luckily Sky been paying for these games, embrace the variance, next stop £5k guarantee Saturday at the G I think. Made the buffet though, £50 a tad expensive for a Chinese, still thinking its a case of food poisoning waiting to happen.

My dreams of a percentage of the main event winner went out the window yesterday, had a small sweat of someone who flopped a straight, but ended up with it all in against a flush draw and  a set, he came third in the hand, flush got there on the turn other villain housed up on the river, oops there goes a $10k buy in, stupid game.

Done the yearly visit to the Ms specialist today just so the Missus can have a go at him for not finding a cure in the last 12 months, pretty much a waste of his and our time but  we have to keep in the system just in case a miracle turns up, he is ok and lets  Susan have a little rant and he takes it in good heart but he knows there is not a lot he can do with her situation, sometimes life just kicks you in nuts and that"s it.

Thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 13, 2015, 00:49:07 AM
Another poker week ends and luckily it"s been nearly saved by the Sunday.

Played 3 times this week and was down £300 and was feeling a bit down after Saturday"s £5k gtee exit JJ < 10 10 for  30 bigs and a chance to get back into it, not near the cash but an 8 hour grind for nothing slightly annoys, no problem it"s all part of the fun.

A bit of poker Karma regarding the above hand as my A7 diamonds beat his QQ an hour earlier, again the abundance of limpers made the pot too tempting for me not to get it all in, 12 bigs, again trapped by the Queens, the flop gave me the nut flush draw, straight draw, plus the overcard which got there on the turn.

A lady surprised me with an out of the blue call on Friday night at Rainbow, she is a serial limper and usually plays fairly straight forward and usually has it, she had limped utg, again 4 limpers later I have 88 in the small blind, I am slightly tilted having lost with 2 pair against a higher 2 pair on the river in a pot I shouldn"t be involved in, ie big blind, my 88 goes all in probably 13 bigs and she snaps me off, sigh ran into Aces or Kings, nope it"s 9 10 off suit, don"t know where that call come from, she got there and an extra £40 donated to the prize fund, eventually went out AK < QQ, again standard spot in a tournament, don"t like the guys reaction when cards are turned over as if he has already lost, immediately starts moaning, it"s me who has to hit not you, anyway  I didn"t and was an early night, better than losing the flip 2 off the cash 3 hours later I suppose.

Just finished 4th in the Apat online for £211, so last weeks buy ins almost returned, had the usual KK into AA but a straight on board gave me a chop, got lucky with 5 bigs just into the cash and managed to ladder a few spots, exit hand, reshoved A9 v openers K 10 who called, 678 flop, no nine then, oops, there it is, again standard no problem.

Also satted into the Sky Roller and had N Channing to my left who was a bit of a pain, he doesn"t like to fold his big blind, had to fold Jacks on an AKx flop, then slow played Aces against him blind on blind, in which he said he had made a big lay down on a King high flop.

Exited before the cash getting it all in for a potential treble up with the nut flush draw and an overcard again didn"t get there, that"s life.

It"s still been a good month but before tonight"s effort was thinking more of the £300 I have lost this week than the £1100 I made at the start, ie still in profit.

In other news Season ticket purchased for next season so that"s Saturday"s sorted, plus will save a bit by not playing on a Tuesday night at the G, when Boro are at home.

Only playing Monday this week, a friends daughter is suppporting a band locally on Friday so out for drinks and to support her and listen to some live music for a change, thanks for reading, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on July 21, 2015, 23:30:10 PM
No live poker last week, live music instead, saw The Southmartins, house martins and beautiful South tribute band who were very good if they are in your neck of the woods.

A friends daughter was the support act who may be a star in the making, she is just waiting to hear regarding auditions for the voice which she attended up in Glasgow last week, fingers crossed for her will update if she gets to Tv stage.

The guitar has made a reappearance the last few days, still crap but whatever it"s something to do.

Wedding Anniversary yesterday 30 years,dont know were they have disappeared to, had a trip to Whitby but as per was cut short due to a lack of disabled amenities, pretty much 15 mins from home is becoming the furthest we can go at the minute, test driving a new car on Thursday, nothing spectacular just a pope mobile to get Susan out and about.

Played the Monday night game last night and again made the buffet and was fairly comfortable, but the usual late play failed to deliver.

One hand to mention, I raise AK, 4 flats behind, there should be at least one pair out there so should be getting it in to flip, brick the flop, don"t c bet there is then a flurry of action, I wasn"t involved, 33 hitting a set on the river v JJ, the guy with the Jacks has a right moan about how lucky the 33 guy was.

I don"t usually talk about hands played but said to him, if you played it properly ie 3 bet me I am happy to get it all in 33 folds, he wins flip and increases his stack by 20 bigs instead of losing the 20 bigs he lost in the hand, thus also tilting me slightly as I could of been home and in bed an hour earlier not losing when I rejammed K 10 into 10 10 which was the same scenario as last weeks exit.

Onto today"s online effort just finished 8th/4150 in the big $5.50 for $275 I think, didn"t even bother checking, so frustrating just before final table raise JJ, 42off defended in bb, flop 235 rainbow, potted it to charge the draw, get a call, K on the turn, jam, 6 on the river, down to 15 bigs for the final table, couldn"t get past 8th spot jammed A9 over initial raiser who calls with K8, he gets there, was $3k2 up top, £1 in the tin, moan over, tomorrow"s another day did beat QQ with 10 10 earlier so I was Freerolling I suppose, got to remember them ones as well.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 05, 2015, 16:34:32 PM
I finished July like the previous few months going downhill, luckily as in the previous few months winnings at the start of the month funded the following 3 week downswing so it"s not as bad as it sounds.

Season ticket has been purchased so freerolling this season.

Made the final table at Rainbow last week, not cashing though A10 < AK, finishing 9 th, also had the joy of flopping the nut flush, but losing to a turned straight flush, why wouldn"t he have called raise from utg with J 7 off, oh yes velly value after another caller had joined in the fun.

Had some pretty brutal run outs in various spots, but got to be happy we got it in good at some point, variance, good luck , bad luck whatever.

Pretty low on confidence at the moment and perhaps a break is in order, will definitely be cutting down on the local games dropping to 1 a week, or even just saving all the local buy ins and just play Dtds £300 each month, seems like a long time ago since my last cash live and have got into a bad habit of limping with any old trash and not getting there, and generally doing everything wrong plus calling when I know I am beat, because 9 times out of 10 they always have it but I just have to make sure I am right.

As indicated above games are going to be few and far between so blog won"t be updated unless anything major happens, it hasn"t in the previous 4 years so won"t be holding my breath, it"s been a fun ride, but time to step off the roller coaster that is poker mtts, (ok then will still play one or two here and there, it"s firmly entrenched now).

Vegas is still a possibility in either October/November so may resume it then but for now it"s over and out, thanks for reading and for any one who has had any input over the last few years, cheers,  run good, be lucky stay healthy.

And finally Esther, I support a championship club and tbh have little interest in the Premier League, this year to get a bit of interest in said league have put a team in the fantasy league on here, just off to buy a half scarf Boro/IntertheAbyss, aargh one of the reasons why I don"t like the premier league who the hell thought that up, GL all in that comp.







Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: duke3016 on August 05, 2015, 22:10:49 PM
Always a good read; chin up & hope to meet up in the not too distant future.....


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
Post by: Erimus on August 25, 2015, 04:52:54 AM
As alluded too in the above post I was going to take a break from poker, however I didn"t and have still been losing with alarming regularity so not much change there then.

I have made a few final tables here and there but no love in the end game so no cashes to mention, until last night where I managed to Bink first place to recoup the last few weeks losses.

I shouldn"t of made level 4 when flopping the K high flush, v the A high flush resulted in me losing 1600 chips, probably go broke if villain reshoved the flop after my raise, his all in bet on the 4th heart on the river gave me a chance to get away from it, it"s probably a losing fold in the real world but v this villain pretty easy to get away from.

I also turned a K high flush v a flopped nut flush v the the same opponent again I should go broke but the paired board gave me the opportunity just to call his min re raise on the river, again guy is very rarely bluffing in this spot, he had again flopped the nut flush, easy game. Nits going to nit.

Variance was definitely on my side tonight, got it in bad a few times, and managed to get there somehow, 4 handed went from 60k, to 350k with A9 > 66, and 33 > AK.

We played heads up for about 30 minutes, I then offered the guy an extra £60 and I would take the rest, personally wasn"t bothered either way, probably had a 4:1 chip lead but was happy to take £450 which means Augusts losses are reduced to an ok level.

In other news qualified for the ipo at Newcastle $25 into a $250 event, made day 2 going back with 25 bigs, lost a 40 bb pot in the last level on Day 1 which would have seen me handily placed for Day 2 but wasn"t to be.

17 were to get paid, I went out in 19th place, exit hand was annoying, shoved 10 bbs with 10 6 from cut off, one guy had his cards lifted as if to fold, one hadn"t played a hand and had enquired about a bubble and the big blind had open folded AQ to a 12 bb shove earlier, of course the big blind wakes up with AK and calls, I make 2pair then a flush on the turn but the 4 th diamond gave villain a K high flush, meh whatever, min cash was £300 which for a £17 sat win would of been a ok return but needed chips as blinds were due to go up, perhaps I could of waited but no regrets with the move.

There is a 25/25 next week at Newcastle and I shall be in attendance me thinks probably playing the Friday night leg, Gl me.

Online games been few and far between, did sat into Sky"s high roller on Sunday but ran QQ into KK mid game, again no significant cash online just put a few bob on when I fancy a game, may redeposit again and grind with decent bankroll management in the Autumn, to be decided.

Obviously a little bit of a sing when your break even post but it"s a bit easier to write when there is a whiff of positivity, rather than just a load of moaning about losing, waffled on enough, run good, be lucky stay healthy.


Title: Re: The Fossil does Vegas
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