1 - WHO ARE YOU?
Three years of therapy and I'm still non the wiser. My name's Rich though.2 - POST A PICTURE OF YOURSELF OR A LINK TO ONE (APAT OR OTHER)http://la-boca-de-la-cueva.blogspot.com/3 - WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
Cartoon Town, West Oxfordshire.
4 - TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
I'm 5ft 6 (5ft 10 in heels) with lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a dolls eyes. Ruthless, some say cold hearted, but with a penchant for stray monkey. I love meatballs, but have no desire to find out what's in one, I hate Communists and Mormons and currently have William Shatner under surveillance.5 - WHAT IS YOUR POKER BACKGROUND?
Ten years ago I was a Snowy Owl in the Girl Guides. I was involved one hot summer in an incident involving one of the girls, a store room and a table tennis bat. I explained we were naked because of the heat and the bat was to attack the flies, but ultimately I was encouraged to resign. I spent a few years over-seas before changing my name and returning to the UK. Employment became hard to come by so I took up poker as a means of supplementing what little income I gained from playing the spoons at bar mitzvahs6 - WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING STYLE?
I call it the snow flake style. In the same way no two snow flakes are identical, no two hands I play are identical. Not consciously though. My brain is more creative than analytical. If there's an unconventional way of doing something, I'll find it. A slight handicap for a poker player but it has it's advantages too as anyone looking for patterns in my betting will find only abstraction, illusion and confusion. My game is involuntarily arbitrary and I don't care who knows it.7 - WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE POKER PLAYER AND WHY?
The late Chip Reece. Proof to all American players that you can play at the highest stakes and maintain a dignity and respect for your opponents. 8 - WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ONLINE POKER SITE AND WHAT IS YOUR POKER ID THERE?
Not an online player. 9 - WHAT ARE YOUR POKER ACHIEVEMENTS?
I invented the pre-emptive implied odds value raise fold. Executed perfectly you cannot defend against it. Yet it's a move that cannot be executed perfectly and therein lies it's genius.10 - WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT LIVE POKER CURRENTLY, THAT YOU WOULD CHANGE?
Players who watch too much poker on TV and dress up like they're going skiing in shades and hats and hoodies adorned with multiple online poker site logos. It's the equivalent of Sunday league footballers wearing silver football boots and pulling their socks up over their knees cause they've seen Thierry Henry doing it. 11 - HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT APAT?
Poker Player magazine I think.12 -WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT APAT TOURNAMENTS, STANDARD OF PLAY AND STRUCTURE?
As a recreational player the APAT nationals are great events. I think the structure is very good (although I'd add ante's) and the spirit in which they are played is fantastic. Poker at higher stakes can bring out the worst in people and it's nice to play a deep stack tourney in a friendly environment.13 - HAVE YOU PLAYED AT AN APAT LIVE EVENT AND IF SO, WHAT WAS MOST MEMORABLE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE?
Played in a few of the national events. As mentioned above, the spirit of the games is great, the whole weekends are great even if you don't progress in the main event.14 - WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POKER?
My experiments. I can't say any more than that at this time.15 - WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OR FILM?
Hmmm now then. I loved Three Men in a Boat by JK Jerome. Also the Flashman series of novels. My favourite favourite favourite novel though has to be Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, probably not for the right reasons though...stupid woman deserved everything she got if you ask me.
Favourite film is Rollerball. 16 - WHAT THREE MUSIC ALBUMS WOULD YOU TAKE TO A DESERT ISLAND WITH YOU?
Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi for nostalgic reasons.
¿Dónde Jugarán Las Niñas? by Molotov
Velveteen by Transvision Vamp. Sorry suffragettes, sorry Amazons, sorry Spice Girls, but for Girl Power you can't beat Wendy James. Even today she makes me feel funny in my special areas. 17 - FINALLY, WHAT MESSAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEAVE FOR YOUR FELLOW APAT MEMBERS?
A fart is the battle cry of sh*t. I think you know what I'm trying to say.