My gosh it's been a while!
As some of you will know I have taken a break from poker this year due to working in the Middle East for some of it. Although I wasn't there that much (about 2.5 months) it did mean that when I was in the UK I wanted to maximise family time and therefore the poker took a back seat.
I have played a few live events though and thanks to some generous stakers on here I even took a shot at a UKIPT. Sadly I busted a few hands before Day 2 and didn't give a return to my backers which hurt me more than you can imagine.
I recently signed up to the APAT poker room under a new secret alias and played the bunch of
week 4. Managed to finish 2nd after being the bubble boy in 3 of the 5 events. Unfortunatly Leigh outed me and any advantage I had by people not knowing they were up against such a fish has now gone. It was fun whilst it lasted and it was great to have conversations with Ger about if he liked a drink or not! what struck me most about those 4 days was how great the regular APAT players were towards an "unknown". If I had been new to APAT I would have felt most welcome.
Looking forward to playing a bit more and hopefully attending more events next year although I am heading back to Qatar on the 4th January for a couple of weeks.