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Title: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 11, 2009, 11:39:00 AM
... this will become my poker blog ... where to start??

Okay I will lift the member profiles questions ... delete some ... and then state my INTENT.

1 - WHO ARE YOU?

Louis Manson (36) - Eccentric gentlemen from Scotland - accent fading quickly hence I bought a house in the South of the country as a holding measure. I work as a headhunter in the city ... but spend 50% of my time relaxing (or trying to relax in Scotland)

5 - WHAT IS YOUR POKER BACKGROUND?

Started playing online about 5 years ago ... used to play pot limit ... made about £10 an hour but was getting very bored ... so starting playing at the Vic in their "classic" £30 re-buy on a Saturday ... made final tables against good people but upon reflection was pretty cautious really just exploiting the rashness of others ...

Played for a while at the Gutshot ... again made some minor final tables ... one of the few good competitions they ran was their £100 freezeout on a Saturday night ... great atmosphere ... got busted out by so many FLUSHES though re-trenched to play online.

Online history is steady MTT results, impatient STT results (No profit), feeble cash results (minor negatives).

Hence last year just about only played MTT"s

2008 - profit = $15k + close to qualifying for WSOP (Essentially the strategy is qualify and/or buy value tickets - and look for the big pay day.)

That $15k is really made up of the following:

4th in Betfair $100k - for $8,125 - Annette Obrestad won it, and Matt Gavatin was 3rd (EPT Dublin winner in 2005) ... so good company ... Annette gets a card rush at the end! I go out to Matt when I limp with 67s ... hit top pair of 653 ... and he has 63 in the big blind ... LOL.

I also won and came second in the then Betfair $16k - $109 buy in.

2009 - So far - Is the year of the APAT - and delighted to make the final table of the UK Online this year only to have my Aces between by the eventually winners KJs

It has been refreshing to play with friendly people ... and very keen to help Edinburgh win the league ... 4th from 86 in round 1 ... AA vs AA defeat in round 3!

I played Walsall ... enjoyable but frustrating ... 80th of 205 ... very few cards ... I think I will approach slightly differently next time ... roll out the STEAM ROLLLER.


6 - WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING STYLE? Variable ... look for value ... getting stronger ... MTT I know (roughly) what I am doing ... STT - I just get bored ... Cash ... prone to ludicrous plays ... (HISTORICALLY)

6B. Poker plan for the year ... qualify for the World Series ... so I will tighten cash and STT games in order to buy tickets ... (my days of trying to play ShowBiz poker are gone).

6C. I also need to get my name on The Hendon Mob by placing somewhere meaningful! (Like the World Series)


7 - WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE POKER PLAYER AND WHY? Gus Hansen ... he exudes class ... he is the Master ...

11 - APAT: One of my friends played and placed last year - a good learning ground - a potential springboard to bigger things - but most of all a bit more friendly than the average gathering of poker players.

14 - WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POKER?

Eating ... desire for premium Sushi is very high ... Kurumaya in the City near St Pauls is my spiritual home.

This summer I will learn to play golf (properly) ... or that is the theory.

Travelling - historically - did Tokyo-Melbourne-Sydney-Vegas (obviously) in 25 days a couple of years ago ...

Life is simple really ...

17 - FINALLY, WHAT MESSAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEAVE FOR YOUR FELLOW APAT MEMBERS?

... play great poker ... and be kind to each other ... increase the randomness in your life ... do new things ... and keep you eyes open ... and head up.

Make a difference - be different - fold JJ in tricky spots - smile.
Title: VEGAS BABY ...
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2009, 00:17:28 AM
... the rationale for this blog is to increase my discipline ... create a fund for VEGAS and kick some ass this year.

To do this I need to tweak my MTT game.
Play sensible cash
Re-visit STTs

Day 1

Horses +£240 (Conversion rate to dollars = 1.4) = + $336

Poker ... Cash $1/2 ... sat down with $200 turned to $482 on the back of some charity followed up with QQQ vs 222. (50 mins play)

Tabe 2 Cash $1/2 ... sar down with $200 down to $135 ... nothing premium ... nothing getting hit ... walked away (45 mins play)

Eyes Wide Shut - $50+5 Turbo - 91 Runners 9 paid.

So evening poker is + $162 plus any winnings ... from the MTT ...

... 5th place and $400 more ... two bad beats at the end ... but it is just a giant FRUIT MACHINE ...

Three final tables from last 4 in this ... UNREAL!

Day 1 +$898 ... this is going to be hard to keep up!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on March 12, 2009, 07:03:22 AM
Good Work Louis -

I Swear though - i must be the oly APAT member who doesnt win.......
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on March 12, 2009, 08:29:33 AM
Great work Louis. Lookin forward to reading all about your exploits.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2009, 10:01:43 AM
... I hope it is a good year ...

I am back to level for the year which reflects a terrible Feb ...

I am philosophical about it - it means that I will never have all my eggs in the poker basket - bad runs can get quite ridiculous.

I was reading in the Metro today about Roy Brindley in the classic tale of win a £1m lose a £1m ... bad strategy I expect ... but with such high volatility if you want the £1m quite likely.

I was chatting to a poker pro last year who effectively manages others on how to deal with bank roll etc ...

This blog ... might just become my discipline ... though very few years I end negative (or that much positive either!)

... more later meeting to attend!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: APAT on March 12, 2009, 19:23:52 PM
Good luck with the blog Louis.
Title: Enter the Fatty ...
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2009, 21:22:00 PM
... I estimate that I am 15 stone 4 today ... I don"t really weigh myself when in London ... there are too many good things to eat!

Tonight some spicy calves livers and meatballs plus spaghetti ... it"s not an ideal diet for losing weight ... but it is ideal in firing the serotonins in my head.

Last night we (Jeanie and I) went to the Cinammon Kitchen in London - sister restaurant to the excellent Cinammon Club ... I was left bored by the tardy service ... food good ... but you expect that at the price ... essentially they are trying to milk the Cinammon Club"s name which is entirely tedious. It scores zero on the official scale.

Not sure what tomorrow holds ...

Day 2 Gambling ...

Horses +31.50 ... this is just luck I assure you ... +$44 ... Running Total ... +$942

Poker ... just about to fire up the tables!

Wish me luck ...

Louis
Title: Fruit Machine Time ...
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2009, 22:58:26 PM
... classic night"s poker for me so far ... make a little progress on the cash tables ...

Enter a satellite for the Betfair $55k - $400 buy in ... get kicks out 9th for 2 spots ... KK vs AT ... sigh.

Eyes Wide Shut just about to start minus $75 for the night if I don"t cash.

Running Total +$867 ...

Feeling good ...

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2009, 23:37:15 PM
LOL - First out ... 88th of 88 ... now that is variance ...

AQ limpUTG ... raised ... called by another and I call ...

flop KQx ... I check ... check ... half pot bet in position ... I decide to push ... as feels like a miss ... he flip KT ... and holds ... RUBBISH POKER FROM ME ...

Let"s save it on the cash tables ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2009, 07:44:13 AM
... or lose it on the cash tables ...

Lost a buy in ($200) ... annoying ... pegged back to +$667 ...

I was playing pretty lose - up and down - which is fair play - sitting just below $200.

I am seated after the big stack who is raising everything.

$1/$2 NL by the way.

He raises to $7 - I call with KT ... flop is K52 ...

Standard continuation bet ... which I call ...

Turn is a blank ...(7) ... he keeps betting ... (which he has with everything) so I call ...

River card is the killer a dirty TEN for top two pairs.

He bets - I raise all in - he calls with 55 ... GREAT!

Thoughts:

I am playing loose - and as such have to accept the Volatility - bad play earlier in the $50+5 Turbo ... gives me the chance to win or lose more ... unlucky in the $55k qualifier with KK busted by ATs ...

However - minimising losses is the same as maximising gains - so I think I will peg it back a little today ...

Glad it is Friday- had a manic week - lots of reports write - things to get moving at work - social football tonight - fitness over fatness!

Looking forward to the league game on Sunday.

Happy gambling.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2009, 17:26:04 PM
... could this be a day with no poker in it?

Contrived to make a $15 loss on the Horses today. Running Total +$652

Kauto"s Star was imperious ... and fair play to Denman for a gallant second with poor preparation.

I may punish myself for loose play by playing STG"s ... perhaps not a good idea!

What exciting in on Online this weekend?

L
Title: KK vs AK loss as standard ...
Post by: Honeybadg on March 14, 2009, 17:33:27 PM
... so hard to take just outside of the money in the $15k g"tee $25 re-buy ... it didn"t kill me but robbed me of a good position ...

Just hit the break ... I am 22nd of 27 ... steep climb for the top table ...

Amazing table in that the two chips leaders have spiked everything ... so with some cards a chance to attack these stacks ... hardly a hand has stood up.

My football bet - the classic 2 from 3 with my other game badly effected by a sending off ... though they were 0-1 at the time ... GRRR!

Aggressive fingers crossed!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 14, 2009, 18:23:08 PM
... looks like KK is now my unlucky hand ... just before the final table I get KK in the SB ... BB has AT ... sigh ... the inevitable ace comes ... again not killed and I limp one hand to the final table ...  but commited by the blinds to a three way pot and no help ...

Final result 10th of 215 ...

My KK crackers who both would have been eliminated finish 3rd for $1500 and 2nd for $2325 ...

$77.50 into $240 ... but a good shout at the bigger money ...

Cash + $8 LOL

Football - $35

Today +$135 ... Running Total $787 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 14, 2009, 23:24:01 PM
... all the fun of the fair ... as I finish 247th of 1224 (150 paid) as I pushed with AJ in the BB ... only to find an early limper jesting with AA ... fair play ... but a dangerous ploy ...

+$756 ...

Cash Tables?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 15, 2009, 09:11:23 AM
... cash is the usual roller coaster ...

$100 to $41 bucks in ten crazy stages ... +$697 going forward to Sunday ...

Early I played very loose and hit nothing against a solid table ... but got paid when I called a min raise with 85s and flopped J88 vs AA who paid me in full.

Everything looked rosey when I got to a cheapish Jack flush on the river ... only find the queen flush - king on the board ...

I am philosophical abot this ... and next hand I get KK ... I go for the mock TILT ... raise ... re-raise ... re-raise ... but not expecting to be re-raised again ... OMG ... I cannot fold ... praying for AKs ... I meet the rockets which stand up ...

I play a couple more hands ... but leave with my $41 which so often would have been wasted on some ace-rag push.

So KK is the hand of the day ... killed three times with it ...

L
Title: Assault on the I-Poker $250k
Post by: Honeybadg on March 15, 2009, 16:45:42 PM
Qualified for the Sunday Main Event on I-Poker.

Buy in $300 + 20 - likely to be 800 Runners.

I am there for $154 ... so I will divert away from the PokerStars Warm Up.

Pushed with A9 to kill QQ in the BB.

Tough for the Queens who later pushed with JJ in to 99 ... and AA from the ChipLeader to create a double bubble ... and send me to the show.

I have been playing a little cash and playing with PokerTracker which might sway me into playing for cash ... we shall see ...

Cash today was +$8 ... just filling breaks ... so +$551 ... with a go at the $250k.

6th place and up - to reach my $10k target in a week ... what price?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 15, 2009, 21:06:04 PM
... middle of the field in the $250k ... NO CARDS ... pushed with what seemed like top pair and a gutshot ... ran into trips ...

In the league match ... played loose ... then got cards ... then rather gave it away ... top pair and top kicker into a set ... but I could have got away from it.

Go Edinburgh.

Get drawn into a final foray in the Betfair Eyes Wide Shut ... no joy ... - $57 ... for a RT of +$494 ...

Nay - Golf bets to net off too ... make that +$354 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 16, 2009, 14:06:07 PM
... beautifully sunny in London today ... 17 degrees ... so they say ...

Nice to wander across Tower Bridge in the sparkling sunshine ... time for sunglasses at last ... but when the shades go on ... you think and smile of poker too!

I will play the Sat tonight ... pondering options for later in the week.

£200 freeze out at the Loose Cannon in London on Thursday night. (No idea how many runners are expected!)

£300 GUKPT event at the Vic starting Thursday at 8pm - two days - last year got 165 runners.

Pondering ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 17, 2009, 00:15:57 AM
Eyes Wide Shut my savour again ... this time due to outrageous luck ... but definately going to take that ...

4th place this time ... for $500 and $480 up on the day ... RT +$834.

Last 7 runnings (that I have played) of the event I have finished 2nd,3rd,4th and 5th ...

Not sure what this makes me think about GUKPT events ... with that luck I had I would go far ... but perhaps it is purely for nonsense turbos ...

Failed to qualify for the World Amateur thing ... endless mid pairs ... none hit ... such is life ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 17, 2009, 23:56:34 PM
... no progress today ... just played the Eyes Wide Shut and got no where ... called QQ vs 99 ... and JJ came for the ride ... Queens held up ... and then I pusked with K7 into AJ ... King on the river makes a pair for me but a flush for my opponent ...

All pretty standard ... played come cash ... win and then back to level - $54.

RT+$780.

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2009, 02:33:47 AM
... the classic poker end ... QQ vs AK ... 11th of 119 ... in the $12.5k g"tee $100+9 buy in ... $150 returned ... narrow chip leader with about 35 left ... pretty card dead for the next hour ... field then pretty crunched up ... chip leader rasing and hitting everything including 74s vs 99 (not mine) ... but no possible escape from QQ to his initial raise ... and out you go 5 hours in ... sigh.

+$821 Running Total.

Notable hands ... I managed to lay down KK to a re-raise with a board of 7QQ ... he showed KQ!

KJ I spiked a K ... pushed into AA ... but caught a Jack ... so overall a lucky $150 ... but once in play a terrible defeat ... so often at the end a hand that plays itself and eliminates you ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2009, 23:50:58 PM
... minor cash win +$29 ...

Clickfest done - so looking forward to first visit to DTD and the World Championships!

I think I will net the $140 off now ... so RT = +$710.

Pretty sleepy tonight - glad that I didn"t fire up either the GUKPT or the Loose Cannon ... sleep will be sweet ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2009, 18:12:58 PM
... Friday nights are football nights for me ... such a delight to smash the ball into a net ... but looks like I will miss the chance to play in the pot limit Omaha Amateur World Championship event ... mmm

This week has been more signified by food than poker ...

Excellent Sushi/Sashimi at Kuramaya and an excellent meat feast at Hawksmoor ... not sure what is required next??

When I am in Scotland in the main I eat - Lemon Curd on Toast/Tomato Soup and Chilli ... I like the thought of that ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 21, 2009, 10:41:22 AM
... Omaha not sold out by 11pm ... so looks like I will have to teach myself to play tournament Omaha!

My social football great fun but a night when I really couldn"t hit a barn door ... TERRIBLE.

Cash ... getting smashed up by J - Flush vs Nut-Flush and 666 vs Nut-Flush ... did quite well to get away with a -$76 run ...

Net off the Omaha ... and back to +$546.

Aside - the Loose Cannon appeared to get c3 runners for its £250 double chance ... so play a £20 freezeout instead ... GENIUS!

Birthday party tonight ... so may try to find a suitable sat" for Sunday tournament.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 21, 2009, 11:51:47 AM
... right ... back in order ... $50 to $176 playing heads up ... RT +$672

Breakfast time.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 21, 2009, 17:45:42 PM
... getting a bit loose in the early afternoon ... a pretty soft loss of $111.

I think this is the type of leakage that dents profits ... you try things at the wrong times ... but fire an extra and pointless bullet into a made hand ... mmm

RT +$561
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 22, 2009, 11:57:48 AM
... super Poker Sunday about to begin with $32 + 3 re-buy to qualify for $300+20 seat in the I-Poker $250k.

$56 of cash profits this morning despite a seeminglessly stream of straights and flushes against me.

Bit hungover which is usually a good sign ...

RT + $617

May try to double up with Betfair"s new $80k??

They also have a new $22k with a $20+2 buy in.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 22, 2009, 17:33:53 PM
... qualification secured in the $250k on I-Poker for $196 (Buy in $300+20)

Betfair $80k ... no such luck ... flopped set dies to a flopped flush ...

7pm kick off (RT +$330 plus any returns).

Watching Liverpool ... I have money on Man U for league and Champions League on Betfair ... perhaps time to adjust my position!?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 22, 2009, 22:02:23 PM
... what a tedious ending to the weekend"s poker ... early position raise with A3 suited ... I push with AK ... he calls and hits a full house of threes and tens. 270th ish of 822 ... 100 paid ... so lots still to do but with few cards would have settled to double up and start gunning from a little below an average chip stack.

Golf bets -$36 ... RT +$294.

Hard to suggest a cure for such tournament endings ... better than QQ vs AK (standard).

The humour of a Goosen win (if he makes it) ... pretty dry ... having backed him last week.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 24, 2009, 02:14:00 AM
Late night poker!

Just waded through 5.5 hours of qualifier for the Brighton Main Event (over Easter weekend) ... $100+10 buy in.

27 runners for 2 * $1,000 packages and one $700 consolation.

In the end I took the consolation ... after about an hour with the three of us left ... and Ladbrokes seemingly unable to do a deal ... for three times $900 packages ... maybe they cannot do deals ... who knows ...

Anyway -$26 cash ... so +$565 on the day ...

RT back to +$859 ... which is respectable with both the World Amateur events paid for ...

I think I will use this cash to attack the Brighton festival.

Plans for Vegas also a foot ...

I lucked out with AQ vs KK ... straight on the river ... but otherwise played well ... and would have likely had a main prize but for losing AQ vs AT.

One of the winners also allowed a short stack to come back from 540 chips to 25,000 by betting me out of a pot ... GENIUS!

Feel quite sharp tonight which is pleasing ... amazing what dishing out a bad beat can do for you.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 24, 2009, 23:10:41 PM
... nice start to the night with Drink up Zorro winning the Pall Mall at Oxford (Greyhounds) ... just over 3/1

+ $108.

RT +$967.

20th of 88 in the Eyes Wide Shut ... AK vs QQ ... I never win that either way.

RT +$912.

Grand National:

Enjoying the backing for two of my bets - Rambling Minister & Irish Invader.

Also sentimental bet on Comply or Die - won for me last year.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 25, 2009, 23:42:11 PM
Showbiz poker only belongs on the TV ...

... some expansive nonsense costing me an early exit in the I-Poker $50k g"tee ...

Up and down at cash and STT"s

AQs running into AA in the Eyes wide shut ... overall - $213 ... mmm

RT +$699.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 26, 2009, 18:00:13 PM
... Greyhounds ... I do love the big races but the rest can be such trash ... -£50 today ... five races ... five shockers ... I picked quick starters and they all fell out of the traps ... the one where I bet on the dog that could run on ... pinged the lids and then got swamped ...

... I also picked out a horse with the least ability on earth ... a 9/4 shot ... admittedly it was in the 4.30 @ Towcester ... lol ...

-$84 on the day ...

RT +$615 ... soon be back to ZERO ... sigh!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 27, 2009, 15:07:13 PM
... not much poker going on this week!

Greyhounds - 2 wins from 4 over lunch - +$72

+$687

Opposing the Tiger with pretty much all of this at state ... sometimes you just have to get your balls out and oppose ridiculously short favourites ... there are too many people in play for him to be 2.62 ... was as low as Evs ...

Great fun cheering every player but one!

Football tonight ... dinner out tomorrow ... comedy on Sunday ... almost a total rest from the cards ... cleansing!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on March 27, 2009, 15:10:03 PM


Football tonight ... dinner out tomorrow ... comedy on Sunday ... almost a total rest from the cards ... cleansing!



The calm before the storm.   ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 27, 2009, 15:19:26 PM
... always a storm brewing ... I think that all poker players should be forced off the table for a month a year to get their appetite back (and to think about their game) ... usually this only happens after a pointless blow out.

It looks very likely that I will be in Vegas for the $1,000 NL event starting cMay29th.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2009, 00:06:04 AM
... midnight ... girlfriend not yet back from work!

So time to lose $55 on a double stack freezeout ... and $35 on Greyhounds/Horses ...

+$597.

Watching Ice Skating on Euro Sport ... not sure I am ready to gamble on this yet!?

Slightly tempted to get into Grand Prix racing this year ... it looks very open ... though I fancy Barrichello to get off to a flyer ... hopefully from pole position!

Annoying to have not backed the West Indies today ... England just want to go home ... there is too much cricket these days... the hunger is not there ...

Tiger in play in the golf ... who I laid at 13/8 ... I think it is just too early for him to win ... and the price is way to short ... that said with balls on the block ... the balls get nervous ...

Lots of gambling options tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2009, 18:16:16 PM
Afternoon poker and a 25th of 264 ... for a trivial "win" in an I-Poker $15k g"tee ... $25 re-buy ... so actually a trivial loss ... mainly due to AA being cracked and my flopped two pairs getting crushed by both opponents who flopped a second pair and a flush ...

Minor cash losses ... -$87 ... RT +$510.

The type of day that illustrates the tough progress which is normal ... fight and scrap against the bad beats ... then run out of cards in the money ... A6s push late position into 99 ... I hit the ace ... he hits the 9 ...

So Many different types of luck in poker ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2009, 22:06:11 PM
... Golf looking pretty good ... Tiger currently looking for his ball (lost in a bank of grass) ...

Once Tiger got to 15/1 Iocked out for $165 profit (min)

RT +$675

$50 more if O"Hair goes on to win ...

Not sure my brain get handle an MTT ...

Free roll on Barichello in the Australian GP for c$135.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 29, 2009, 09:56:18 AM
Saturday night special!

Low brain power led me to the heads up tables ... 25/50c ... max sit down of $50 ... 4 hours later 609 hands I sit with $413 (no re-buys) ... some incredible play by my opponents ... and I just cannot stay awake ...

(In between I pushed with 99 into AA in the Eyes Wide Shut but +$308 on the session)

RT +$983
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 29, 2009, 14:08:18 PM
... golf fiddling makes another g"tee +$36 ... early cash loss of $50 after war of attrition.

RT +$969
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 30, 2009, 00:11:20 AM
... today"s hand of the day ... QQ vs KK ... tough to make money on that one ...

Bits and pieces today for -$176.

RT +$793

Looks like a lucky escape with Tiger ... though locked out due to outside fears ... that said watching the golf now ... Tiger has played the last 3 holes badly this week.

Comedy was good ... nice to see a rising star in Terry Saunders ... effortless nutter ... very pleasing.

(Tiger Amazing! - that could have been very very sore - the joys of betting exchanges!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 31, 2009, 23:32:02 PM
... last two days a tale of endless flushes against in MTT"s and some pretty resilient cash play ...

Not much to do when short stacks cut you in half when you hit a straight on the turn ... and they have a flush ... or when you ace hits vs their flush ...

You can run away from everything and anything ...

-$116.

Though 75th of 129 from 264 in the I-Poker $20k g"tee - 30 paid and some loose chips at the table ... chances! (Always chances!)

RT +$677

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 01, 2009, 01:29:58 AM
Final result 30th from 264 ... for $151.

RT +$828

Make the money ... lose 66 vs A5 (straight on the river) ... not dead ... Push with TT called by A9 ... A on the flop ... standard ... really no need for the guy to call ... puts 1/3 of his stack at risk. (69/31 and 72/28 ahead) ... 91% chance of survival ... but doesn"t feel that way ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 01, 2009, 19:25:00 PM
Just finished 23rd of 154 in I-Poker $12.5k g"tee 20 paid ... $30+3 - no re-buys required.

Pushed with A6 late position - called by 55 which hit.

Very cagey near the bubble - cannot wait forever - got chopped in half when AK hits but A2 has hit two pairs - not quite the correct luck in running!

-$22 playing cash.

RT +$755

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 01, 2009, 22:06:36 PM
Odd how days shape up ...

Betfair $20k - 51st of 131 - 18 paid

AK hits - halfed by short stack who hits two pairs with A3 ... ARGH!

This makes a race a near necessity and I cannot win a race at the moment ... tough going.

In between I play a $60 Double your money six seater ... make the flush on the turn ... lose to the full house on the river with the money in.

On the bright side ... Bosnia win the football versus Belgium +$77

Lost $20 cash trying to Show Biz at low stakes.

Eyes Wide Shut ... AJ vs TT ... the race looks won ... only for the back door straight draw to hit ...

I even managed to play a pot limit Ohama tournament 17th from 51 ... weird game which I need to think about for 7 years or so ...

Session -$172

RT +$583
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2009, 17:00:04 PM
The worm has turned just a little.

Qualified for the $20k on Betfair tonight ... even won a race to get things going ... then pretty standard.

Also won a $20 double your money so I am into the $100 + 9 for a $ ... pleasing!

Horses have a shocker ... second places and falling favourites ... currently -$119 on the day.

So taking +$463 RT into the evening.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2009, 23:17:46 PM
Bad beat (not a terrible beat) again .... 32nd of 137 (18 paid) in Betfair $20k g"tee ... so tedious ... my AT vs KJ ... not happening at the moment ...

-$21 on last horse race ...

+$442.

Tough to say very much about the run I am on ... win two races between last and final table spot ... so it is going to come down to trying to get your chips in ahead ... and I would settle for winning ONE race ...

Football tomorrow night ... no bad beats there ... smile.

Dentist was good today ... though no insurance so treatment programme is costly ... in the short-run ... still beyond all the thought of needles ... drilling and burning smells in my mouth ... very little pain or discomfort so job done.

I am going to play in Brighton in the £150 + £150 double add on event on April 9th/10th ... looking forward to it ... though have the feeling it will come down to winning races ... which is an annoying reality of MTT"s ...

My remit is really to buy (or qualify for) tickets for the chance of a big pay day ... so I need to accept the volatility and wait for it to turn around!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2009, 18:13:57 PM
Oh the filthy horses ... -$105 today ...

RT + $337

I guess I should split this out!

Horses +$95
Poker +$75
Football +$42
Golf +$35
Greyhounds +$90
(Poker pre-paid +$210)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2009, 08:10:01 AM
Friday night = football night ... and tonight I sport a fine black eye ... social game has been getting more and more lively ... I wear my squash glasses to play in ... so not ideal ware for being smashed in the face by a driven cross ...

I have to say putting ice on bruises is just so painful ... but effective ... so I only look like a minor boxer this morning.

The game itself 70 mins ... 5-5 ... 8-a-side ...

Home to nursing from my lady ... and a little heads up play for +$73 ... nearly lost a whole buy in with A8 into A82 Vs 22! But from $8.95 soon back to $100 ... and then a slog to $123 ... still some extra powder for the National.

RT +$410

Reading the Racing Post - not much change of opinion.

1. Rambling Minster
2. Parson"s Legacy
3. Irish Invader

A My Will win will annoy - though looks fated with my girlfriend drawing this in her office sweep.

Darkness does look good ... mmm ... I think I would probably make that my number 4 horse ... kicking out Butler"s Cabin.

As it stand Irish Invader is my biggest winner ... started backing at 109/1 ... slightly tempted to lay some of it ... will be decided much closer to the off ... was hoping for it to be tipped up in the press ... no such luck.

Very little rain is good news.

Morning line on - let"s see what they can add/detract!?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2009, 10:25:13 AM
Classic start to the day ... grafting on heads up ...

Get well ahead but fail to kill ... last hand AQ into QQJ ... he calls and calls ... and hits trip 6"s (full house) on the river ... very odd opponent ... but I walked ... semi liable to TILT ...

-$50

RT +$360 ... powder for the national ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2009, 17:26:37 PM
Grand National woe!

Could have clipped some money back in running on Irish Invader in running but choose to let it run.

Maybe next year!?!

Amazing run my Mon Mome ... pretty far off the radar for me ... but fair run race so fair play.

Comply or die would have saved/made my day, an astonishing run given the weight.

Next race ... a 66/1 shot wins ... sigh!

Horses -$273

Greyhounds -$42

RT + $55

Feel slightly drained ... choose to attack ... got a slap ...

Time to start again!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 05, 2009, 18:20:08 PM
Here is my question ... why do I get all my hands in qualifiers?

Very nice to get tripled up when you flop the nut flush ... but I forget the last time that happened in a main event ... of course re-buys mean you get paid ... but with first to act flopping two pairs and doing the betting for me quite promising in every case.

Any way the new era has begun with me qualifying for the $109 - $20k g"tee for $21.

Let see what happens tonight???

RT edges to $36 (with a free roll tonight) with my might $2 profit on the Grand Prix ... betting on a race that was effectively over ... how strange ...

Good fun following the APAT in Cardiff ... looks like finishing at a more sensible time with the final table ready to kick off.

$20k g"tee lasts 21 mins ... with my refusal to fold to a loose player who had just hit trips ... a new way to lose ... weak play!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 07, 2009, 00:14:35 AM
Mmm 12th of 146 in the Betfair $20k g"tee ... call a min raise with TT in the blinds ... flop is 753 - two diamonds.

Here we go ... overpair versus flush draw ... and the flush draw of course hits ...

$240 instead of a chance for the real money ... yawn ...

Poor cash earlier in the night leaves me with a -$11 to report

RT +$25.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 07, 2009, 13:30:07 PM
Some decent cash this morning ended when I am KK vs JJ ... the board are all rags ... all bets are naturally called ... and the river is a J ... still a trivial profit of $8 and walk away ... RT +$33

Dentist to look forward to ...

Going to play in the Brighton Festival on Friday/Saturday ... it will be good to be playing face to face ... though funny to be going there on a run which feels pretty weak ... level for the year is fine ... I have taken on some tricky tournaments ... but it very much feels that I am due cards and/or luck ... I guess a lot of people are in this boat!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 10, 2009, 12:44:50 PM
The Road to Brighton - or rather the train tracks ...

Tonight is the start of a two day event within the Rendezvous Festival.

The event is a rather strange £150+15 with one double re-buy/add on available when you are at 2500 chips.

So you start with 5000 chips and get to re-buy add on for 10,000 - essentially a conpulsory add on - so in for £315.

Estimated runners 120 ... so about £10k for the winner.

Game is there to win such a thing - so time to start spinning dice - I will play D2N"s on Betfair to re-coup any losses - tedious but lucrative with any luck in running.

I was chatting to a friend the other day and I was explaining that the long term end game is a big enough win to change my life style - quantum leap up - the intermediate time is really about gathering the experience to do so.

Thus I would likely prefer to win £10k now and spend it touring, rather then fight to remain level and win £10k at the end of the summer ... when I think I will take a (relative) break from poker.

Keen to get involved of some these Euro Tournaments - ECPT events apparently soft.

EPT obvious very hard - but lots of chances to qualify.

As things stand there is going to be a trip to Vegas for one of the early event - $1000 buy in - c5000 runners - mental note to play some of the PokerStars Sunday events.

I like the idea of naming my house a7 suited or whatever the winning hand to pay it off would be ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MintTrav on April 10, 2009, 15:56:21 PM
Played last night"s tournament. Amazed to see Chris Moorman on the next table - fairly low-profile event for him!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 10, 2009, 16:38:16 PM

Played last night"s tournament. Amazed to see Chris Moorman on the next table - fairly low-profile event for him!


I had a look at his Pokerstars record - pretty amazing.

How did you do?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 11, 2009, 16:51:42 PM
Back into nightmare mode ...

... just attempted to qualify for the $500+35 I-poker ... $30 re-buy ... I managed to lose 5 times when ahead and then run with my AK into AA ... only one re-buy required ... still highly trying.

Switched to Betfair to qualify for their $20"k g"tee ... bad beat on the bubble ... LOL.

Next qualifer ... back door flush draw wounds me ... then runner-runner straight ... OMG.

Next qualifier ... I flop a set ... go all in to try to avoid flushes ... get called by nut flush draw ... which hits ...

What next??

All you can ever say is that all of these have to come back to me at some point ... shall we just save them for the world series??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Morethanluck on April 11, 2009, 20:07:51 PM
I"m having a similar day Louis.  Lost to a two outer twice, runner runner twice and can"t win a race!  I think I"ll go out and get pi**ed!
Keep the faith - you can only get your money in good and hope that you stay ahead.  Having said that, I"m finding it difficult to believe it today!
All the best.

Craig
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 11, 2009, 23:31:05 PM
... and here is the final touch ...

Kicked out 21st of 145 in the Betfair $20k g"tee - 18 get paid. KK vs 99 - would have moved to 7th if it stood up ... with a shot at the main prizes ...

Very tough running at the moment ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on April 11, 2009, 23:45:09 PM
Tough times Louis.

I know your pain.   ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 12, 2009, 00:08:29 AM

Tough times Louis.

I know your pain.   ;D


Today has been particularly savage ... but we know the odds ... there is a LOT of luck involved ...

The difference between winning big and winning nothing is pretty small ... all you can do is the right thing with the cards ...

I remember watching someone play pretty much perfect poker in a £100 freezeout at the GUTSHOT ... built up a stack ... then in two consecutive hands was crippled KK vs AA and QQ vs KK ... that"s a different kind of bad luck ... it"s how the hands match up as much as anything else ...

I look forward to doing an interview one day ... having won big ... and assuming there is some luck involved ... I can cite days like this ... that"s always the way that I think ... always playing in my comfort zone financially as you must.

Planning a trip to Vegas at the moment ... maybe that is when I get my payback??

Played on a savage cash table last night ... lost a little ... but some of the beats were simply terrible ... it was good fun ... and often poker isn"t "fun" ... it is something else ... a holy and hypnotic grail ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on April 12, 2009, 09:41:02 AM
Quote
Planning a trip to Vegas at the moment ... maybe that is when I get my payback??


Nice one. If it"s for early August, gimme a shout  8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 12, 2009, 10:48:00 AM
Vegas trip is at the start of the World Series.

Looking to land May 28th - will play the $1k starting on May 30/31.

Will then likely try to qualify $2,000 which start on June 4th (or $,1500 on June 2nd)

Fly home on June 7th.

Likely play other non World Series stuff - Venetian deepstack etc ...

I will be trying to qualify for World Series main event - so may well get back for July???

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 12, 2009, 12:18:19 PM
Arghhhhh! When does this end ...

Playing in a qualifier to the I-Poker $250k ... KK vs JJ ... spiked on the river ... and about 15 mins later JJ under the gun ... AA in the blinds ... pretty quick structure so auto all in ...

So to the safer waters of double your money six seaters ...  money in pre-flop ... KK vs Q6(flopped set) ... no good ... OMG

How can KK become your nightmare hand?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 12, 2009, 17:59:59 PM
STOP PRESS STOP PRESS - SOME LUCK AT LAST.

Just qualified for the Betfair $80k g"tee - in for $91 ($540 +10 buy in)

My TT push in QQ rewarded with a T on the Turn ... weird feeling ...

I then lose calling a short stack with QT vs A2s ... I hit three queens by the turn ... flush on the river ... fair play.

Needless to say further twists at the bubble when I am the short stack of 9 for 8 places.

I am happy to watch.

A9 pushed into AK ... and the A9 is crippled.

Well until he lands AK and beats three of us to come alive ... happily his next hand A4 runs into a solid AQ ...

Could I rescue the weekend???

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 12, 2009, 23:54:35 PM
KK ... runs on and on ...

In the APAT league match I lose KK vs JJ ... river as usual ... not dead and limp to the final table and come ninth when my JJ meets AA which stands up.

In the Betfair $55k - I make it up to 6th place of 54 left with 99 into 98J ... vs 88 and AJ - but little help there after- had chances to push back with AK,AQ,AJ etc ... but the time I choose to re-raise ... there was another re-raise (all-in) after me so I have to fold and now sitting 20th of 27 ... 18 paid ... you get into the territory of stay alive whilst looking to push.

With 18 paid - myself and two others are the obvious contenders though all with 10BBs - I choose to raise with AT and find KK in the blinds (previously this player pretty loose) ... the BUBBLE is mine ... pretty tough and of course for some comedy I hit the ten on the river.

Well at least it wasn"t a bad beat ...

There were spots earlier on that could have been pushed with AK etc ... but would have been all my chips in the middle ... and so on ... with 30/40 runners left ...

I got tangled up in the blinds on a flush draw ... those chips could have been saved ... (but chips could have been won!)

Overall I choose to push things at the wrong time ... into bigger hands!

Just watched the second placed runner give nearly all their chips away with a bluff ... into top set ... makes you sick!

ARGH - Just watched my conqueror get into a race KJ vs 99 and winning it ... think I am feeling a bit more unlucky now!

That said I hate to feel unlucky - I always want to think what could I have done differently - simplistically I could have folded my AT and looked to limped to $960 - which pays for further entries - but I think that is the wrong answer.

I had Aces late on ... and no runners ...

In the early part of the tournament I had endless small pairs. I limped these and finally hit my 9s.

I didn"t limp with other weird hands OOP.

Further pondering to follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 13, 2009, 23:00:57 PM
Decided to go slow on poker today ... now back on Scotland to chill out ...

Perhaps I should just qualify for Sunday events for people.

Straight forward qualification to Betfair $66k on Sunday - 2 from 15 - with some added value. $55 for $510 seat.

Sat went ideally with loose players gathering all the chips ...

I then went for the steal holding 59s with 555 chips (blind 100/200) ... both loose players called.

Flop is T52 ... I limp and call a small bet ...

Turn is a 5 ... I limp and make a min raise that is called.

River is a 2 ... so a lovely full house ... I go all in ... and called by A2 which has just hit the full house too ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 15, 2009, 00:34:16 AM
This is fast becoming a log of bad beats which I appreciate is rather boring to read ... even more boring to write!

Just came second for a $550 seat to a WSOP package final.

12 runners one seat - $50 consolation.

45 mins into heads up.

I call my opponents 89o push with KQ ... my opponent flops two pairs.
Next hand I push with J9 ... called by 89 ... two pairs on the river for me ... but completes his straight.

Not a lot to say ...

In the APAT qualifier I lost the key hand QQ vs 77 ... whilst not killing me meant that I had to play ... and another bubble for the collection when for the second time in a matter of days on the bubble I push on a short handed table with AT and meet KK in the blinds ...

I will of course buy in ... to the Saturday event ... but feels like a long road at the moment.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on April 15, 2009, 09:46:47 AM
Keep it going Louis.  It just reads like my game at the moment.   ;D

It"s not bad beats as such, just keep playing your game.

All will come good, well thats what I keep telling myself, anyway.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on April 15, 2009, 11:26:57 AM
yep. keep it going. You seem to be getting it in good but are just running bad.

what is RT at the mo?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 15, 2009, 12:18:55 PM
RT is -$1032 ... just horrible. (though with a $510 Sunday ticket and $210 WCOAP paid upfront)

I kept it day by day for the first month which was interesting ...

I have been aggressive - went to Brighton for £315 event.

I have donked a little off maybe $250 of this - which is annoying and foolish (and interesting!)

Feb was the same - clawed it all back in March and sought to kick on.

I am trying to think what the message is ... I cannot bear the thought of just playing STT"s or pot limit for cash which would be much less volatile ...

Will ponder this and report back.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 19, 2009, 11:25:53 AM
The recovery has just about started ...

Yesterday 8th from c300 in a $7 re-buy - small win - 99 called by KQ without the odds - sigh.

APAT Online Event 15th from 136 - A8 vs T3 in the blinds - sigh

APAT was good fun had AA vs KK fully paid pretty early ... then good cards for the first hour so in handy position. Hours 2/3 very little so remained patient ... and rewarded by QQ vs AK v JJ triple up ... earlier had folded AKs in the face of raise and re-raise which I think was the right thing to do when pretty deep. Get to the money and then the ranking points ... eyeing up the No 1. ranking ... but cards did not hold up ... could have pushed with ATs UTG +1 a little earlier but at the end in the lap of the Gods.

+$143 for the day on poker
Football bets +$325 (Sunderland, Wolves, Partick, Peterhead)
Horses - $38

RT -$602

Will get things back to zero shortly - but such a slog!

Betfair $66k g"tee tonight (paid for).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on April 19, 2009, 13:51:03 PM

This is fast becoming a log of bad beats which I appreciate is rather boring to read ... even more boring to write!

Just came second for a $550 seat to a WSOP package final.

12 runners one seat - $50 consolation.

45 mins into heads up.

I call my opponents 89o push with KQ ... my opponent flops two pairs.
Next hand I push with J9 ... called by 89 ... two pairs on the river for me ... but completes his straight.

Not a lot to say ...

In the APAT qualifier I lost the key hand QQ vs 77 ... whilst not killing me meant that I had to play ... and another bubble for the collection when for the second time in a matter of days on the bubble I push on a short handed table with AT and meet KK in the blinds ...

I will of course buy in ... to the Saturday event ... but feels like a long road at the moment.

L


You are not alone - I think i bubble more than anyone i know - Must learn to slowdown when on the bubble rather than trying to run over the table!! 3 cash bubbles and 2FT bubbles for me in the last week!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 19, 2009, 14:09:31 PM
Overall I don"t think slowing down near the bubble is the right play ... but I/you have to be happy to run out the variance of the results otherwise you just limp into the money and die ...

Six handed with 10BB - AT is a push - if you keep finding big pocket pairs in the blinds - you just have to smile or cry.

Exceptions: (perhaps) getting near the money in something massive - or if you think you have a MASSIVE edge on players.

I am happy to ponder on doing an interview when I have run real good and dedicating it to all the bad beats and bad running late on.

Tonight would be good!

I am about to take a month off the tables and enjoy the sun ... the sun does outdraw you ... not sure what the blog will become in the mean time?

More generalised reflections I suspect.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 19, 2009, 22:04:02 PM
Ace-Ten and Kings Mark VII

Betfair $66k g"tee - Played much looser than normally the case and fully paid early with AA vs QQ.

Got in with better Ace only for board to be paired - and progress halted. (Split Pot)

Tried a weird play (which nearly worked!) with J7 suited early position ... picked up draws ... but Ace on the river scared me off the move which might have got rid of TT ...

Then played AT (standard raise) ... called ...

Flop KTx

Check - Check

Turn is a blank - I check raise - and get killed by the slow playing King ... an unusual way to die ... but a fair one ...

51st of 109.

My conqueror wins the bubble ...

Month off!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 22, 2009, 20:06:14 PM
This could be the shortest month ever!

Lured into the Betfair $20k game.

Played a qualifier - lost AA vs JJ - so suitably inspired to buy in for the full $109.

If not return : RT -$750.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on April 22, 2009, 20:46:23 PM
lol. You can,t keep away!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 23, 2009, 20:31:00 PM

lol. You can,t keep away!


It is an interesting experience - making an effort to

a/ keep off the tables
b/ think about ways to tighten your game.

Once you start thinking, you want to try things out ... like losing with AA vs JJ!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 23, 2009, 20:36:23 PM
GREAT JOY TO BEHOLD!

Today was my last day at work!

7 years 1 month and 7 days and now officially on CAREER BREAK!

A few loose ends to tie but time to bask in the sun and ponder the future!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on April 24, 2009, 11:04:01 AM
Poker, poker and more poker!! :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 24, 2009, 11:23:29 AM

Poker, poker and more poker!! :D


I am having a month off!

(Last night made the money in a ridiculous $5 re-buy ... something like 70th of 1141 ... for peanuts back ... I lost a classic post flop race ... top two pairs ... vs straight flush draw)

Off to the Isle of Wight tonight .. will do well to find poker there!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 27, 2009, 10:59:31 AM
Isle of Wight was great - clean air and sunshine and a great wedding.

Back in time to play the National League match.

Dog fight from the start - though enjoyed the battle with previous winner Calculator86.

Had a couple of chances to lose all my chips and just lost half ... so feeling good with JJ vs 77 ... with 15 players left ... but the hooks killed by the Lucky 7s.

Delayed hangover today- dentist to follow - a great start to my "freedom".

... not sure how this month off is going to work ...

RT -$761.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 27, 2009, 13:14:38 PM
Luck in the wrong places ...

$4.40 entrance ... $80 return is great ... but where is the KT vs QQ Vs JJ win when you really need it??

Anyway clawed back RT to -$686 ...

Maguire going well in the Snooker at 10/1 from the start.

But 2009 remains a struggle ... on the gambling/poker front.

Thinking about what to read/watch to create some edge on my game.

Perhaps I just need to buy a lucky rabbit"s foot??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 27, 2009, 16:41:08 PM
... not found a Rabbit"s foot yet ... but decent afternoon of poker ... qualifying for the Betfair $7k and $20k events tonight $30 for $169 of buy ins.

RT - $716 ahead of tonight ... time to take one of these down.

Dentist took the view no jags required  ... not sure I agreed to that ... searing acute pain ... but job done and not slobbering all over the place now ... so fair enough.

Watching Cope play Higgins at snooker ... now 12-10 ... not convinced either of these can win it.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 27, 2009, 21:30:47 PM
$7k g"tee ... got going with QQ making top set ... but little happening so I choose to race with TT vs AQ ... a race I know but disappointing to lose to the bottom straight on the river!

$20k g"tee still running ... 65th of 92 with 18 paid ... pretty card dead and left in trouble when cleverly bluffed off two pairs ... all kinds of draws on the board ... could have committed on the flop but versus three other players ...

Just came back to life with KJ vs AJ ... another double up gets me to the top third ... more luck in running required ...

Showing some promise on the luck front with A8 Vs AK in the blinds spiking on the river ... 32nd of 85.

Running pretty good until "forced" to call a short stack with 22 ... unfortunately not a race ... (JJ) ... still 21st of 44 at second break.

12th of 22 after three hours ... JJ vs AJ ... and JJ vs AA!

... and finally 4th ... for $1600 ...

Very lucky up to 4th ... TT vs QQ vs JJ on the final table ... hit on the river ... but then pretty card dead ... until AK flops K77 ...at this stage I was one of two dominate stacks ... so when I bet out and my chip lead rival pot raises ... I smell the 7 ... and fold ... in the break he says he had it ... I have see those moves both ways ... when you call and see the 7 it is heart break ... as it stood I had a very good chance for heads up ...

This was rather reversed by a short stack spiking A8 vs AK ... getting things back to 4 level ish stacks ... before the deck went cold. My chance to g"tee third came and went with my AT was cracked by the short stacked Q8 ... next hand my Q8 is double called ... I flop two pairs ... but lose to a straight on the river.

Weird to have a lot of luck when it mattered ... at one stage was down to 678 chips ... re-assess poker thoughts in the morning!

$21 to $1600 ... very pleasing ...

RT + $884

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 28, 2009, 09:52:55 AM
Nice to be sitting on a train with some virtual cash in my pocket ... but weird to need so much luck to get there ...

I woud much prefer to win with the better cards but it doesn"t seem to be that way at the moment ...

1.30am ... TT spike on the river to beat JJ and QQ pretty big celebration ... maybe not good for the neighbours ...

A bit disappointing not to make the podium given the circumstances ...

What now? Pleasing to have got back into the black.

Do I go aggressive? Do I just take a month off anyway? I have friends up for two weekends soon so that creates a space from the tables. If we get a summer then I am going to be out and about.

Do I continue my quest for the sickest beat ever?

In terms of ambitions on the table one of the things I want to do is play on TV ... that is something to research.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on April 28, 2009, 09:55:42 AM
nice score!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 28, 2009, 10:17:49 AM

nice score!!


Cheers mate - nice to be a little back on track - though I would love to Iron all this varaince out overall - all pretty savage both ways.

Final table TT vs JJ vs QQ ... Showbiz for me ... but horrendous on the other side ... especially on the river ... QQ holder lost to me JJ vs AA too ... Came 5th ... would have been very likely winner ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on April 28, 2009, 12:04:20 PM

Cheers mate - nice to be a little back on track - though I would love to Iron all this varaince out overall - all pretty savage both ways.


given the stakes you play at, your variance isn"t too bad
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on April 28, 2009, 12:34:43 PM
Nice cash Louis, back in the black :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 28, 2009, 16:41:23 PM


Cheers mate - nice to be a little back on track - though I would love to Iron all this varaince out overall - all pretty savage both ways.


given the stakes you play at, your variance isn"t too bad


Variance of cards has been huge this year ... I have kept a lid on negative numbers by dropping down a few levels and looking to qualify for things as much as possible.

Would be nice to kick on now ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 28, 2009, 16:42:58 PM

Nice cash Louis, back in the black :D


Cheers Mike ... nice win in the National League for you.

Just need to find a blackjack table now!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 28, 2009, 20:40:30 PM
KK back to haunt me ... lost in both Betfair Qualifiers with this hand vs AQ and QQ ... bought into $20k.

RT +$727 plus any winnings tonight.

Started okay 31st of 111 left ... all standard stuff ...

Second Break:

15th of 28 with 18 paid.

Key Hand: Flopped trip tens ... opponent flop straight! ... river pairs the board ... lovely ... luck much better than skill these days.

Third Break:

3rd of 15 left ...

AA vs TT
AA vs QQ

88 vs A8 on the bubble ... I raise with 88 ... dodgy call with A8 (though I have been raising everything!) ... the case 8 on the turn a sweet card to appear!

I have 27k - Average 20k - Chip Leader 81k!

4th Break

6th of 9 ... and very pleasing to make the final table two days in a row ... pretty card dead ... but picked up 29 in the BB ... flop Q22 ... my opponent slow playing AA ... smile.

Field getting a bit more compressed - chances.

But no cards at the final table ... but I semi-limp to sixth place and $1,000

Final hand I push with J8s into KQs ... no help.

RT +$1,727

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 29, 2009, 19:04:54 PM
Final Table Hat-Trick bit is on ... qualified for $32 ... to the $100+9 - Betfair $20k G"tee.

Could have been less - QQ vs K9 - under no pressure - why?

Played a bit of cash last night ... AA called by K5 ... and lost ... $11 up despite this.

Football bet to net off from the weekend ... Liverpool and Ayr won ... but Everton lost (to Man City - sigh!)

RT +$1642 - but winnings tonight.

Toying with playing the I-Poker $50k g"tee at same time - not sure how fresh my mind is?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 29, 2009, 20:53:13 PM
I don"t think I can write much about beats at the moment - as I have dished a few out in the last two nights.

I-Poker $50k g"tee $50 re-buy.

Bought a double stack and ambled for 45 mins

Limped with QJ

Flop QJx - two spades

Bet before me - though short stack - I Min raise - next to act all in which I call.

Initial raiser KT - no spades
All in - AQ - one spade ...

River is an Ace ... near the end of the re-buy so I walk.

RT +$1537 plus any winnings tonight.

Betfair $20k

1st Break - Nothing really happening - 67th of 110 left - 18 paid.

... and out in 93rd ... AK vs QQ ... Ace Hits ... but a Queen on the Turn ... normal service resumed ... fair enough!

No Hat-Trick ... but a good few days.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 30, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
Snooker day today ...

Really like the way Murphy is cueing ...

Higgins has escaped twice but I think he might be too far behind Murphy for it to matter.

Murphy 5/2 - Looks good to me (Higgins 8/5) - Won on him last time he won it - so let"s get on!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2009, 08:11:29 AM
Murphy - cannot get over how much he looks like the dad out of The Incredibles ... but looking good to make the final.

Poker ... I played the Betfair $20k ... lost ... RT +$1428.

Weird tournament ... starting chips 2,500 ... stayed alive for 2+ hours but despite trying to play lots of hands never got past 2,900 ... unreal!

AT push into 88 in the end ... no improvement.

Away from the tables ... had some fine Haggis yesterday ... and bought a football to kick and run with on my local beach ... I think that is how life should be ...

Need to slowly tidy the house for visitors ... I think today is a gin, tonic and lime day ... right?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on May 01, 2009, 09:33:47 AM

Murphy - cannot get over how much he looks like the dad out of The Incredibles ... but looking good to make the final.

Poker ... I played the Betfair $20k ... lost ... RT +$1428.

Weird tournament ... starting chips 2,500 ... stayed alive for 2+ hours but despite trying to play lots of hands never got past 2,900 ... unreal!

AT push into 88 in the end ... no improvement.

Away from the tables ... had some fine Haggis yesterday ... and bought a football to kick and run with on my local beach ... I think that is how life should be ...

Need to slowly tidy the house for visitors ... I think today is a gin, tonic and lime day ... right?

L


isnt every day!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2009, 10:03:31 AM


Murphy - cannot get over how much he looks like the dad out of The Incredibles ... but looking good to make the final.

Poker ... I played the Betfair $20k ... lost ... RT +$1428.

Weird tournament ... starting chips 2,500 ... stayed alive for 2+ hours but despite trying to play lots of hands never got past 2,900 ... unreal!

AT push into 88 in the end ... no improvement.

Away from the tables ... had some fine Haggis yesterday ... and bought a football to kick and run with on my local beach ... I think that is how life should be ...

Need to slowly tidy the house for visitors ... I think today is a gin, tonic and lime day ... right?

L


isnt every day!!


Nah - some days are Pimms days ... others for Pink Champagne ... sometimes a Guinness for breakfast is nice (being an official food) ...

I bought some Sparkling Shiraz too ... which some people think is a sin ... but sounds good to me ...

Always interesting to see what guests will bring ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 03, 2009, 16:35:40 PM
Murphy 2 Higgins 3 ... bet chopped last night ... at no loss ... couldn"t face paying for another choke.

Hope Higgins does it now. (Coin Flip?)

No weekend poker ... which bubbles well for when I get back to the table.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 04, 2009, 23:48:07 PM
... and not far off the Bubble ... 20th of 145 with 18 paid ... in $20k g"tee ... 99 push called and defeated by KQ ...

RT +$1326.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 06, 2009, 10:18:56 AM
KQ bites again ...

70th of 292, 30 paid, Blue Square $20k g"tee.

KQ push called by 44 and KJ (for value!)

Q on the turn ... back door flush to the KJ on the river ...

RT +$1263

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 06, 2009, 18:12:46 PM
No poker today ... well not yet ...

Wii Fit and shopping ... transition from house to flat is an expensive one ... so many rooms to fill ... and the garden to cut ... and DIY issues ... to delegate for speed an accuracy to a hired hand ...

Reflecting a bit on general poker position at the moment ... would be very happy to take something down and "retire" ... hard slog to get to a race after 3/4/5 hours ...

Face to face ... insert 9/12/15 hours ... seems like a weakness in the game (or a weakness in my mind!) ... might force me to play more Omaha or 7 card stud!

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2009, 21:31:01 PM
... mmm 89th of 92 at Break One of the Betfair $20k g"tee.

Flopped a straight and semi-crippled on the river when my fishy opponent caught a higher straight ...

Could have killed things ... but only QJ killed me (if the river was a 9!) ... which is of course what happened ...

The beneficiary soon disappearing having donated "my" chips to the table!

Earlier - I was ahead when beaten in three low stakes qualifiers to the event.

So RT +$1,100 with a comeback to come??

Big cash game tomorrow night ...

Quite a few football positions to (potentially) close profit on ...

Man U for League and Champions League
Preston for Promotion
Falkirk or ICT to go down in SPL
(Lost money on Scot Div 1)
Shaktar D for UEFA Cup

No Miracle recovery in the $20k ... mmm ... still early!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2009, 23:47:11 PM
... early exit from $20k ... decided to play a Vegas first round qualifier ...

$55 in ... 20 runners for one $550 seat and a $450 consolation ...

Four left ... JJ push ... into A7 ... flop A77 ... AYE!

RT +$1,045

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 09, 2009, 02:11:17 AM
Cash Game

£1/£2 pot limit Hold "em ... lots of good cards= £521.50 profit.

In successive hands fully paid AA Vs QQ and AA Vs TT (flop ATx) ... next hand AK into Kxx flop ...

Later in the night turned 22 into quads ... and 44 into quads ...

Folded overpairs twice when re-raised (both to the same player - once correctly - once not)

It was pointed out to me that the exchange rate is now 1.5 ... (all previous entries at 1.4) ... so =$782 on the night.

RT +$1827.

Wedding tomorrow and other commitment for Sunday day time ... so next cards looks like being the APAT league match ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 10, 2009, 00:44:07 AM
Back in time (just) for the $20k g"tee on Betfair ...

Good start spoiled by a crazy fish call which of course hit ... then ran TT into AA ... and once low KQ into AK ... for 52nd of 143 ...

Having fun in the $100k g"tee on RacingPostPoker

130th of 170 from 556 ... but still 20 BB ... excellent structure ... 60 paid and unfortunately just been moved from table with a lot of fishy chips on it.

Oh well ... out in 160th ... AQ flat called ... Queen on the Turn ... running into the made JJJ on the flop!

Poker -$249 on the day.
Football -$38 on the day.

RT + $1,540

Loose play tonight ... no get out of jail free cards ... poor.

Racing Post Poker - $100k very well set up - 10,000 chips - 20 min levels - $130+10 buy in - will be a very late finish - but unlikely to become a crap shoot - Bravo.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 10, 2009, 22:05:15 PM
RT +$1529

APAT League Match ... 17th from 39 ... crippled with AA vs 77 ... both committed preflop ... 7 on the flop.

Champagne in the sun for the second day running.

Very ready to sleep!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 12, 2009, 13:33:58 PM
RT +$1,507

Played the Betfair Lunch Time Super Turbo ...

AQ loses to A2 ...

followed by a salty

A9 vs A2 loss ...

It"s not really poker so it shouldn"t count ...

I have done something to my back ... so off to the Osteopath ... the combination of Wii Fit Hula Hoop, standing about all day at weddings and sitting all night to play poker has done me in ... hard to attribute "blame" ... perhaps I should have added the cakes that Jeanie has been feeding me ... some extra weight not helping.

I am meant to be climbing mountains next week ... so let"s hope it is a great session.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 12, 2009, 22:07:08 PM
RT +$1365

A2 in the morning.

AA at night.

4th from 9 for $510 seat when AA loses to J9 (Jxx on the flop) and J on the river ...

Then in the $20k g"tee K6s vs AA in the blinds once short ...

All pretty standard.

Some interesting events in London tomorrow - £200 freezeout at the International (new Gutshot) Club

Also £100 re-buy to £1k main event at the Sportsman (Vegas warm up).

May be issues on numbers of runners at both.

May just chill out ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2009, 04:01:47 AM
First Visit to the International Club in London.

Seems like a long time since I signed in at 1pm today.

I played the £25+5 freezeout to warm up.

Something like 24 runners - I went out in 8th (4 paid)

55 into 5KJ (all clubs) ... the big blind goes all in ... and I have to call ... 67 clubs ... baby flush push ... no help.

I then ponder my next move - there is a Super Turbo to the main event £200 freezeout.

But enough time in between to semi-donk off £100 playing £1,£1 NL

Super Turbo - 500 chips - 20 min Levels (25,25) and (25,50) then a freezeout.

AK into AA and JJ
88 loses to 66
33 loses to 67
AK loses to 53

Not my day ... once into the freezeout ... I am on the button with AK ... player to act before me pushed without looking with J8 and hits a straight ...

Mmmm.

In for a penny in for a pound so I buy in the £200+10 freezeout - 31 runners.

Initially table has two of the Gutshot pros on (Andy Achillea (who won the last one) and Ed Roger) plus Louise Duffy recently second from 121 in £100 F/O at the club, plus Charles Sanderson - APAT medalist and cashed at the world series.

10000 Chips - 25 min levels. Estimated end time 2-3 a.m.

Decided to loosen up ... hovered around the 10,000 mark before raising with 97 ... called by Andy A ... flop yields a straight draw ... which cheaply hits on the river ... to allow a check min raise to be paid ...

Loose play fully rewared soon after to make me early chip leader.

AA UTG ... Blinds 100/200 ... I raise to 625 ... flat called ... then re-raised to 2,500 by Andy A ... trivial all in ... which after soon time is called by initial flat caller ... KK ... with Andy folding.

Aces hold - and quickly to 30,000.

Card dead drift to c20,000 when I receive QQ late position ... short stack all in ... is min raised by Louise Duffy ... perhaps in retrospect I should have sussed the AA ... but I pushed ... and would have had about 5,000 left ... but Q on the flop ... takes me out in front ... I am enjoying the re-brand as a LUCKY player ...

Just before the final table I am forced off TT as an overpair which would have stood up ... but soon after 99 becomes top set and final table is reached in second place. Two short stacks - only 5 paid.

Plan is to get aggresive ... but not cards ... and Gabriel Forde assumes the dual role of Table Captain and card rack ... raising everything under the gun finally getting pushed back at when he has KK.

Soon to 7 runners and getting slightly tempted by the £462 fifth prize ... but still no cards ... so no choices to make until the bubble bursts with Andy A pushing 99 in JJ.

Money made - more scope to push - but still no cards ... and soon third with Gabriel mowing down all and sundry ...

With 2/3 of the chips in play ... looking very good for the win ... and relentlessly pushing ... finally into my AQ with Q5 ... and heads up looking good ... finally confirmed with A8 vs KQ ...

Very cagey heads up ...  K3 push called by my KJ ... putting me very much in touch.

40 mins in a flurry of hands ... I dodge his aces ... he dodges my kings ... last hand finally his A8 vs 99 ... and of course I hit the 8!

Good game ... and fair play to the winner.

Pay back - £1,550 ... less fees/cash/tip for dealers/taxi home/food/drink ... +£1,040/$1570

RT +$2,935

Good standard of play - better surrounds than the old Gutshot - will be likely to play future events there.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on May 14, 2009, 07:17:44 AM
Nice one Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on May 14, 2009, 07:24:26 AM
Excellent stuff!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2009, 07:57:51 AM
Cheers Chiefs.

Obviously the poker juices are flowing hence three hours sleep ... and ready to roll!?!

Well maybe ready to sleep following a dose of The Two Ronnies on UK GOLD!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on May 14, 2009, 08:34:22 AM
Nice result Louis, WP!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on May 14, 2009, 08:48:36 AM
Well done Louis, nice score.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2009, 09:18:38 AM
... I have been making more money out of my luck in running lately ...

Good fun to go toe to toe with a very good player for 40 mins.

Lots of ammo for forthcoming events!

Should really sleep now!

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2009, 20:57:48 PM
RT =$2,985

A bit pokered out now.

Played the £25 freeze-out at the International and made my third final table in a row (albeit small fields)

4th from 29 today when QQ loses to JJ

Won KQ vs AJ in the blinds on the Bubble ... but lost the same race just before for an earlier Bubble opportunity ... I hit three aces vs the flush.

Lots of luck flying about both ways over the last few days ... of course the biggest break QQ vs AA in the £200 freeze out.

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2009, 23:23:11 PM
RT =$2,930

Always time for a quick spin at the Eyes Wide Shut on Betfair ...

I folded the first 17 hands ... then pushed all in with AQ ... called by 98s ... and they hit the flush on the river.

Fair play.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 15, 2009, 14:45:12 PM
RT +$2977

Little foray on Betfair to regain last night"s entrance fee.

$47 up ... would have been more but for flopped flush.

Then got killed TT vs KQ with a board of 8888 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2009, 00:21:51 AM
RT +$2893

No cards ... wavering patience ... off to bed with -$84.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2009, 13:54:13 PM
RT +$2983

Playing $55+5.50 Double or nothing games.

Inspired folds leading to a neat 3-0 start ... but AK vs A5 loss (flopped Straight) ... has pegged me back.

Weather marginal but looks like time to pitch and putt ... see if I can actually hit the ball straight!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2009, 17:06:51 PM
Free Rolling on Man U tonight +£210 on them winning the title through the various trades through the season.

Lost -£90 on Scot Div 1 - not yet netted off.

Lost $30 on a Qualifier to the $100k g"tee on Racing Post Poker - will buy in for $130+10 - was only 556 runners last time up.

10000 chips 20 min Levels - 8pm kick off.

Potential for a very long night - but need to take a walk and clear the head.

Netting off the $140.

RT +$2993.

Still pondering whether to close out Man U for the Champions League ... currently +£568 for the win ... zero if they lose.

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2009, 23:40:55 PM
Made it half way through Betfair $20k - lost a race

Made it into last quarter of Racing Post $100k - lost a race.

Never really running well in either ... absolutely no cards in the Racing Post one ... just hopeless ... in 3.5 hours I spend about 5 mins in the black the rest a classic small stack game.

Lost $48 on Eurovision betting - should have made money on Iceland (with Norway) but thinking too slow - with two tournaments running.

RT +$2836

Proving very difficult to crack the $3k mark ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2009, 01:02:46 AM
RT +$2744

Cash was going very well until a wild few minutes.

Playing two tables and within a hand I had QQ vs AA and QQ vs QQ (split) against the same player.

5 mins later TT vsTT vs QQ ... great.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2009, 17:45:16 PM
Wind and Rain in London - so poker day.

Just loaded up into Poker Stars Sunday Warm Up - $200+15

Tough day on the STT"s - $84

Cash - Ran KK into AT - $100

So RT +$2,345 plus any returns from the warm up.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2009, 21:43:55 PM
Poker Stars - Sunday Warm Up.

646th from 3702 : 540 paid.

AQ into A6 killing me in the end.

Avoided going bust with smaller full house early on - but never really running at full speed.

Few playable hands - so soon playing push or fold (mainly fold).

Win the AQ hand and pretty likely to make the money - or have chances to "gamble" when likely to be ahead.

Heading to Glasgow tomorrow for a day of drinking.

Tuesday "climbing" Ben Lomond

Wednesday - assuming that I am still alive - another mountain

Thursday - Monday - Friends up in Scotland.

May 27th - Wednesday - International Club - £200 Freeze Out.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on May 17, 2009, 22:00:39 PM
Quote
Thursday - Monday - Friends up in Scotland


If near Glasgow on Saturday afternoon, http://www.apat.com/forum/index.php?topic=3135.msg59841#msg59841
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2009, 22:41:14 PM

Quote
Thursday - Monday - Friends up in Scotland


If near Glasgow on Saturday afternoon, http://www.apat.com/forum/index.php?topic=3135.msg59841#msg59841


Not this time - but will play one of these at some point.

Praying for some summer sun.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2009, 23:16:11 PM
Betfair Eyes Wide Shut:

Auto Pilot Tournament - structure very quick - 5 minute Levels.

RT +$2,290 plus any winnings.

Pondering Vegas - Long way to go for massive field events.

2nd place at the International in their £200 f/o was good - but it relied on a QQ vs AA.

More than happy to take the variance in my favour.

Current feel is that I will look to qualify - and perhaps ramp up efforts of the WSOPE?

Mental note to re-read some articles/books - feed the poker brain.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 18, 2009, 00:09:44 AM
Eyes Wide Shut 8th of 95.

$55 to $225.

RT +$2,515.

Fruit Machine pays out again.

Lost QQ vs KJ
Tripled with AK vs KQ Vs Ax
Lost AK vs JJ

Fair Enough.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 18, 2009, 12:53:31 PM
On a train.

Not going to be drawn into the world of disconnection anxiety.

Managed to lose $15 this morning killing time.

RT +$2,500

Now that is a nice round number!

There is now a chase forming in my mind to fly to Vegas to play an event!

I have also been looking at the European Events(non-EPT) which by repute are a lot softer.

London = sunny
Glasgow = rain

Tempted by going to the ALEA this evening - but may just eat and drink wine.

Ben Lomond tomorrow.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2009, 08:04:04 AM
Back from the hills!

Climbed Ben Lomond (974m) on Tuesday and Beinn Ime on Wednesday (1014m) weather pretty mixed so sun/rain/hail blustery winds and when you get to the top an earie nothing but mist/cloud.

Legs are still sore from elavating 100kg (me) up into the sky ... today will likely be a lazy day!

Wednesday night - Arrochar - caught the end of the UEFA Cup and Shaktar raking back $165 ... making up for my Greyhound Derby defeats -$120.

I am cashing in my Man U bet for the Champions League - placed after they tore up Inter Milan in Milan. +$405.

I sort of want Man U to win - but I think they may stumble.

Tempting to steam into some golf bets???

RT +$2950

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on May 22, 2009, 08:09:01 AM

I sort of want Man U to win


I"ll give you a clue who I"m supporting.......

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2O_cLcWyck[/youtube]

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2009, 12:21:38 PM
... more so in the past, but I follow Dundee United ... so Barca are a weird side for me ... played them in Europe four times and won four times ... (likely we will never play them again!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2009, 08:29:39 AM
Very minor cash loss last night (-$9).

Half asleep made some chips and went aggressively after more ... too aggressively.

RT +$2941.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2009, 17:09:44 PM
Invernress go down +$114

Fasth is going no where - $75

RT +$2980

Drinking Rose wine - watching Rugby - Punjabi Chicken Curry Tonight!

Life is tough.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 24, 2009, 12:33:04 PM
Big Soccer day.

I fancy S****horpe to get promoted just over evens.

I fancy Fulham to win to secure their Euro spot.

Not sure what I think yet about Hull and Newcastle - virtually anything possible so I might bet in running.

No real poker activity today ... unlikely to play APAT league tonight due to visitors ... but might do a Hellmuth and miss the first hour and then blaze for glory???

Looking forward to watching Champions League and playing poker together on Wednesday at the International Club.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 24, 2009, 13:45:02 PM
RT+ $2880

Found a fish and lost to the fish ... -$100 on cash tables ...

Millwall turning things around ... going to be a crazy second half as all the players flag ... game so stretched already.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 24, 2009, 16:34:05 PM
RT +$2923

S****horpe edging be back to where I started. (I love the way S****shorpe gets the **** treatment!)

Borrowed my neighbours power strimmer - great fun - ultra effective.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 24, 2009, 18:00:38 PM
Fulham 0 Everton 2 ... mmm

RT +$2,886

Newcastle breaking my Hull relegation bets ... both are just so dreadful ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 11:08:03 AM
Beautiful and hot in Southern Scotland and I am about to get on a train to miserable London!

More poker in London so perhaps this is a good thing??

Mini-donk of chips at cash yesterday is annoying me. (A good thing!)

Packed Harrington on Cash for the train - will they get opened??

My train journeys are usually drifty dreamy affairs - 4 hours not enough to get bored in.

Lots to eat on the train - and people to speak with - and perhaps cards (nomination whist) to play.

Good luck on the tables.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on May 25, 2009, 11:42:54 AM
Take the laptop, power points + free internet on most. Though some do charge.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 19:01:17 PM

Take the laptop, power points + free internet on most. Though some do charge.


Virgin charge - but out of interest how have you found disconnects?

I travel up and down quite a lot so would be interesting if the connection was solid.

Bank Holiday trains a nightmare.

Trains slowed due to overcrowding - and then 30 mins outside Euston due to someone on the tracks - still moving happily - just jay-walking.

What a day-trip walking across the train lines!

Betfair $20k tonight - hoping for a low turn out!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 19:31:02 PM
RT +$2,869

Qualified for Betfair $20k g"tee at first attempt - so in for $16.50 (Buy-In $109).

Likely to be an overlay ... could be a good start to the week?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on May 25, 2009, 19:38:03 PM
GL Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 19:54:10 PM

GL Louis


Cheers - how is your poker running?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on May 25, 2009, 20:39:43 PM
Final tabled the league game last night, out in 7th when my AQ ran into Qs, but Leeds won and retained the top spot! SNGs going okay, cash... awful! Not Getting the chance to play many MTTs, and thats what I like best. Too much sport, and too much work. Hopefully that will change soon.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 21:19:00 PM
1st Break. (Betfair $20k)

13th of 95 left (159 started) - 18 paid.

Weird hour until right at the end when KK held up and was paid by AQ (Q flop).

Before that

AA
KK
KK
AKs and no action!

Still handily placed ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 21:20:43 PM

Final tabled the league game last night, out in 7th when my AQ ran into Qs, but Leeds won and retained the top spot! SNGs going okay, cash... awful! Not Getting the chance to play many MTTs, and thats what I like best. Too much sport, and too much work. Hopefully that will change soon.


Well played last night. (I couldn"t play due to visitors)

Edinburgh top - though I am only 5th ranked of the Edinburgh players (and lots behind!)

Going well tonight.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 22:25:15 PM
Betfair $20k - no cards after 1st Break - 41st and out.

Limped with Q9 - hit a 9 and a flush draw - lost have my chips when flush draw failed ...

AT hits ATx ... but I lose to a flush draw ...

Playing WSOP qualifier $55 to $550 second round seat - 6th of 19 left for 2 seats.

RT +$2,814

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: ForthThistle on May 25, 2009, 22:27:01 PM
Quote

Well played last night. (I couldn"t play due to visitors)

Edinburgh top - though I am only 5th ranked of the Edinburgh players (and lots behind!)

Going well tonight.

L


Team Dundee coming like a train.

Watch this space.

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 22:27:52 PM



Well played last night. (I couldn"t play due to visitors)

Edinburgh top - though I am only 5th ranked of the Edinburgh players (and lots behind!)

Going well tonight.

L


Are you an "Arab"?

L

Team Dundee coming like a train.

Watch this space.


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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2009, 23:53:12 PM
1st round Vegas qualifier going pretty well.

3rd from 7 for 2 $550 seats.

Chip Leader prone to be a little loose perhaps ... I have position.

Chances.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 00:09:14 AM
Oh ******.

AK loses to K2 push ... 5th place for 2 seats ... not too impressed with that ...

Luck in running not there today ... blinds pushing up ... slow going.

Watching Poker on Sky tonight - Marc Goodwin getting robbed - too much luck in running - unless mega slow structure ... even then!?

Bed time now ...

... not sure how inspired I am for tomorrow ...

Perhaps that means I will go and play face to face!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on May 26, 2009, 07:47:54 AM
louis,

when you say face to face, i assume you mean live as opposed to online?

where you thinking of playing - i have a day off!!!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 10:24:52 AM

louis,

when you say face to face, i assume you mean live as opposed to online?

where you thinking of playing - i have a day off!!!!


There will a 20-25 runner £25 freeze out at the International Club - starting at 2pm today - but happy to play elsewhere.

There will be cash after this.

Despite the field size good structure and will take 4/5 hours to win.

You would need photo ID to become a member if not already.

I will PM you my mobile.

(still half asleep - and a little "work" to do)

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 16:44:38 PM
Just came 6th of 16 in the £25 freezeout at the International (New Gutshot)

The end hand pretty disappointing.

I have 15,000 chips. Blinds 400/800

Action before me - limp - raise to 2,300 (I think)

All in from me.

Initial raiser quickly calls for 11,600 chips total.

KT (diamonds)

Flop

Queen-Jack diamonds.

Turn

Nice of diamonds for a straight flush - would have had a large chip lead.

Nothing to say really - bad call rewarded.

RT +$2,764.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 20:21:09 PM
Looked to qualify for the Betfair $20k g"tee.

2.5 qualifiers ... out in fifth ... money in with top pair ... un-ace spikes the river. (-$21)

Played some cash - no cards - up and down - marginal calls going the wrong way (-$105)

Bought into the $20k direct for $109.

RT +$2,525 plus any winnings.

Tough few days in terms of late beats.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 21:18:51 PM
1st Break

62nd of 110 from 167 - 18 paid.

Nothing really happening - few playable hands.

KK - UTG - Standard Raise - no action.

Just thinking back to how bad a call and outdraw I suffered earlier.

KK called by KTs for all his chips.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 22:25:37 PM
Break 2

The return of the Kings.

Standard re-raise with KK - two callers.

Flop Kxx all Hearts ...

I move all in ... called by 68 Hearts ... but the board pairs to move me to 23rd of 44 with 18 paid.

Feels like I am surfacing a giant variance curve at the moment ... up and down but the skill is drowned by the variance.

It"s a weird feeling - all you can try to do is get the money in good - thereafter anything can happen!

Let"s see if the luck holds?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2009, 22:39:41 PM
Out in 42nd.

QQ vs TT to go third.

Sigh.

RT+$2,525.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 28, 2009, 01:30:37 AM
Bad Beats are bad enough but when they are on the back of bad calls they leave me quite dazed.

I came 10th of 21 in the International Club £200 Freeze Out Tonight - albeit I sold 25% of myself.

Played well through the first 100 mins to reach 16,000 (starting at 10k) only one runner eliminated at this stage.

Card dead for the next 100 mins but stole enough to survive.

With the blinds biting I got doubled up with QQ calling an A4 push.

Blinds 800/1600 Ante 200 - I now have 14,400 chips.

UTG raised to 4500 - we are 5 handed at this point.

I go all in for 14,400 with AJ

9,900 to call ... monster dwell before calling and flipping QJ ... flop is QJx ...

I would have moved to 32,200 of the 210,000 chips in play ... great shout of the money ... top 4 paid ... but not to be.

Some very funny chat at the table with regards to a player who ripped up someone else"s cards in retaliation for mucking their hand in an event in Vegas ... he ripped them up mid hand ... and they were declared dead. The ripped up cards made a set of fives.

There is something of the hero in this ... and something of the villain ...

Champions League on in the background .... free beer ... a decent night.

RT +$2,250.

Feels like the RT should be more ... might take a few days off ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: ForthThistle on May 28, 2009, 17:25:52 PM
Free Beer Louis...

Cant be that bad.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on May 28, 2009, 17:50:30 PM

Free Beer Louis...

Cant be that bad.


always +EV
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 28, 2009, 18:34:03 PM
They do try their best to get people in ... small fields not ideal but normally good poker.

Normally for their 2pm tournaments - they give a free burger and drink if you get there on time.

Free Beer - I think they are doing the same for the Cup Final.

Thursday night - about 80 for £50 freezeout - and similar for Saturday night £100 freezeout (actually usually a few more).

All tournaments are dealer dealt.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 28, 2009, 19:03:51 PM
Not convinced about playing poker tonight ...

Tournament one - $60 double or nothing six seater.

K9s called by QJ ... river Q

RT +$2,190

Looking to qualify for the $20k ...

A6 loses to K8

RT +$2,174

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 28, 2009, 21:19:37 PM
Here we go again ... spin the wheel ... where will it stop.

Break 1 in the $20k

15th of 98 from 151 - running okay - was third - took on some small stacks with 55 and AT.

1st Round of Betfair $1m Freeroll.

9th from 73 from 492 - 18 qualify.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 28, 2009, 22:23:09 PM
Oh ******.

$20k g"tee - flopped a set - opponent had flopped a straight.

Betfair million freeroll - flopped a full house - lost to a bigger one on the turn.

Both hands I was holding 66 ... both times 41st ...

RT +$2065

Time for a little break ... really sick running ... I don"t recall have a week when I run this sick the other way around!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2009, 12:50:35 PM
Poker Gods are weird things ... the minute you decide to take a break things like the following happen:

My mate just mailed through the he won the $1k Bellagio Cup - "only" 48 runners - so $14k (and the trophy).

He also took a $3,500 chop in the 70 runner - $340 event the night before.

Oddly Mark is the cash game expert in "my" home game - great work.

My original plan had been to be in Vegas at the moment for the early events.

Giving up my job made me more prudent ... and hence not at the show ... mmm

Glorious sunshine in London and my mindset was early to bed (midnight) and early to rise ...

Errr ... I woke up properly at 12.30pm ... what is going on?

Played football last night ... and in the classic style my touch was terrible ... but finishing pretty spot on ... I think my fatness creates a very strong base for shooting from ...

I think I will do my books ... and assess what I think my poker funds and strategy are ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2009, 21:24:34 PM
No poker thoughts kind of blown up ...

Pottered about during the day and playing the Betfair $20k g"tee.

RT +$1,942 plus any winnings.

Break 1

43rd of 94 from 138 at break 1.

Betting on Diversity over Susan Boyle in the BGT final ... reality/talent show betting can be good ... favourites get turned over ... but not sure how big a public vote remains with Boyle over the greater talents ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2009, 22:14:52 PM
Diversity come through for a deserved win ... maybe the worm has turned.

RT +$2,002.

In the poker 34th of 39 but 16BBs ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2009, 22:24:24 PM
Break 2

26th of 35 - 18 paid ... 15BB ... double up and well in play.

Feeling lucky!

Cannot last.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2009, 22:50:54 PM
Made it to 10th of 30 ... then blew up ...

LAG player raises UTG ...

Flop gives me two pair ... he continuations bets ... I push ...

He has the top two pair ... mmm. QJo - UTG raise blinds 150/300 (25) - raise to only 760 - I call with Q7s in the BB

Flop QJ7

Felt ahead ... was for the chip lead in the tournament ... QJ kills me again ...

I am pretty sure he would have done the same with AA,KK,AQ ...

Sometimes ABC poker serves you better ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2009, 23:14:17 PM
Donked off $55 in the Betfair Eyes Wide Shut ...

... and $100 cash ...

RT +$1,847.

Weird to keep a blog ... it certainly reduces leakages ... but doesn"t eliminate them.

Time for bed ...

Hot and bothered in the city.

Note to self ... quit donking ... look into FULL TILT TV tournaments ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 10:54:18 AM
Sunday morning.

I feel hungover when I donk chips off ... it"s not tilt ... just boredom (I think) ... I try to make showbiz plays ... and fishy calls ...I know it is wrong but it will give me pleasure ... rather like drinking loads of doubles ... somewhere in there you brain says go to bed ... and slowly you get better at doing so ...

Now I will have to punish myself by playing STT"s ... and grind back up ... well unless the Sunday Warm Up goes well ...

The alternative is drinking loads of Pimms in the sun ... (well one of the options).

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 11:20:26 AM
GL if u play today Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 11:25:55 AM

GL if u play today Louis


I will potter about and try and get into the PokerStars $1m turbo take down ... and see where my brain is at 5.45pm ...

GL 2u2 if playing.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 11:31:37 AM
Thanks, will most likely play 2nite, going out with the kids today its beautiful, time to take some nice photos and go to the meadows :)

GL with the $1m turbo take down.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 11:34:30 AM

Thanks, will most likely play 2nite, going out with the kids today its beautiful, time to take some nice photos and go to the meadows :)

GL with the $1m turbo take down.


As in "the meadows" in Edinburgh?

Funny to read that written down ... sounds like you are going to wander off into the countryside with a basket of apples under your arm ... perhaps you are?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 11:45:21 AM
LOL yeah, the Meadows in Edinburgh
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 12:30:56 PM
1st Qualifier - pushed with K flush draw ... hit it then lost the re-draw to the ACE.

Bubbled in 2nd qualifier ...

Flopped a set ... lost to a higher kicker ... the worm looks intent on burrowing deeper and deeper into the ground!

All "free" so I am"laughing" ... but looking forward to the flip side.

They are currently just under 26,000 runners for the $1m Turbo Take Down ... top prize $40k + a Porsche.

Just about out of FPP points to qualify.

Looks like a fat boy picnic this afternoon.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: jbworldwide on May 31, 2009, 12:38:58 PM

1st Qualifier - pushed with K flush draw ... hit it then lost the re-draw to the ACE.

Bubbled in 2nd qualifier ...

Flopped a set ... lost to a higher kicker ... the worm looks intent on burrowing deeper and deeper into the ground!

All "free" so I am"laughing" ... but looking forward to the flip side.

They are currently just under 26,000 runners for the $1m Turbo Take Down ... top prize $40k + a Porsche.

Just about out of FPP points to qualify.

Looks like a fat boy picnic this afternoon.

L




Already in, hopefully see you there :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 12:41:33 PM


1st Qualifier - pushed with K flush draw ... hit it then lost the re-draw to the ACE.

Bubbled in 2nd qualifier ...

Flopped a set ... lost to a higher kicker ... the worm looks intent on burrowing deeper and deeper into the ground!

All "free" so I am"laughing" ... but looking forward to the flip side.

They are currently just under 26,000 runners for the $1m Turbo Take Down ... top prize $40k + a Porsche.

Just about out of FPP points to qualify.

Looks like a fat boy picnic this afternoon.

L




Already in, hopefully see you there :)


Aye - maybe on the same table???

I hardly play on Stars so not enough FPP for direct entry ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: jbworldwide on May 31, 2009, 12:59:39 PM



1st Qualifier - pushed with K flush draw ... hit it then lost the re-draw to the ACE.

Bubbled in 2nd qualifier ...

Flopped a set ... lost to a higher kicker ... the worm looks intent on burrowing deeper and deeper into the ground!

All "free" so I am"laughing" ... but looking forward to the flip side.

They are currently just under 26,000 runners for the $1m Turbo Take Down ... top prize $40k + a Porsche.

Just about out of FPP points to qualify.

Looks like a fat boy picnic this afternoon.

L




Already in, hopefully see you there :)


Aye - maybe on the same table???

I hardly play on Stars so not enough FPP for direct entry ...

L


I got in through a 500fpp Sat, got no more Fpp"s :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 13:14:15 PM
Made it through ... (just)

88 vs AJ ...got counterfeited ... but scrapped in ...

Would be funny to make it deep in such a ludicrious thing ... bound to be 30,000 runners.

Will likely play the $200k g"tee or Sunday Warm up too.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 13:30:21 PM
RT +$1,855 ... got a consolation when bubbled trying to qualify into the $200k g"tee ...

The usual terrible call rewarded ... sigh.

Sunday Warm up becomes now ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 18:16:48 PM
ATTACK ATTACK.

Sunday Warm Up under way ... RT +$1,640 plus winnings.

Top Prize = c$120,000 ... but just under 4000 runners.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 18:49:31 PM
Break 1 - Poker Stars Warm up

Very little happening ... no premium hands ... had to fold 88 to a high board.

Got in cheap with A3 ... hit both ... made a few thousand chips.

Current stack :9775 Average Stack 13,041 : 3140 left, from 4095 : 585 paid.

Turbo Take Down to follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 19:59:05 PM
Break 2 - Pokerstars Warm Up.

15k chips - Average is 24k- 1704 players left - 585 paid.

AA twice ... once half paid by short stack.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 20:16:37 PM
Doing ok there Louis, glglgl 2nite
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 20:38:22 PM
28k ... 37k Average ... getting there. (Sunday Warm Up) ... 1029 left.

The Turbo Take down ... just below average ... 18500 players left!

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 21:02:34 PM
Poker Stars Warm up

16k left - Average 52k ... lack of cards but obvious need to push.

783 left - 585 paid.

In the turbo take down ... lost AK vs 99 ... and then AT vs KQ ... 13000+ left ... 10,000 paid ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 21:23:19 PM
Back to 30k ... pretty squeaky QT vs J8

Blinds 1000/2000 (200)

Then comes the massive hand.

UTG raises to 5000

I raise to 16000 with AA

Next to act to 27000

Next to act all in for c84000k

I call (obviously) ... the 27,000 raiser folds (29k left)

AA vs KK and hold for 95k pot!

61k Average

670 left.

AK then hits ... up to 109k ... 86th placeof 642 left.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 21:35:50 PM
Im playing the 1/4 mill..under av but tight play at the mo
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 21:43:27 PM
Just made the money ... 93k chips 70 Average.

Still 574 left ... I am about 125th ... on target for $900 ... winner gets $128,500 ... FTW!

Good luck (all).

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 21:47:54 PM
GL!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 21:52:17 PM
Just dodged a massive bullet.

Stock stack all in for 13k ... I am in the big blind for 3k with AJs - stack 93k

Earlier caller gives me some extra danger ... but not looking to push for all my chips.

Flop is J-x-5 ... two spades.

Caller bets 15k ... into c40k ... mmm .... I call ...Turn is a queen ... he goes all in ... I fold ... he holds trip 5s ...

Could have easily died there ... 62k left ... average ... 87k ... 470 left.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on May 31, 2009, 21:53:49 PM
I just had KK, TT, AA, in a row.  went from 2k to 10.9k
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 21:55:08 PM

I just had KK, TT, AA, in a row.  went from 2k to 10.9k


Great stuff ... surely you are due QQ,JJ

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on May 31, 2009, 22:04:51 PM
What"s ur username on Stars Louis?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 22:05:17 PM
Poker Stars Warm Up ... big blind special

SB pushes at me with Q4 ... I call with 99 ... Q on the flop ... for 106k chips ... 405th place ... $360 prize ...

RT +$2k

Very frustrating ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 22:06:22 PM

What"s ur username on Stars Louis?


Honeybadg - but I just died in the blinds ... Q4 pushes at my 99 ... I cannot take any more ... smile ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on May 31, 2009, 22:08:31 PM
That"ll be why I couldn"t find you ...  :(

UL
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2009, 22:43:16 PM

That"ll be why I couldn"t find you ...  :(

UL


Feeling weird about poker at the moment ... just too much crap like this happening ... the things I have done well in this year ... I have had luck the other way ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 01, 2009, 10:47:52 AM
June 1st

First thought of the day is to kick footballs in the park ...

Friend number 2 in Vegas takes down second in the Bellagio $1k cup ... and $17k ... home game form is franked again!

Played some horrible pitch and putt yesterday so might have another go at that too.

Freerolls start for the Fult Tilt Poker Million today ... actually a very long time since I won anything that was free to enter.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on June 01, 2009, 12:58:57 PM
It sounds like you have a tough life Louis !  :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on June 01, 2009, 14:06:21 PM

It sounds like you have a tough life Louis !  :D


Golf or Poker mmmmm must be a dificult decision!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 01, 2009, 14:30:34 PM
Yes - life is tough!

Got to the park and they have taken the goals down ... spotted some tennis courts though ... for another day.

Tennis tomorrow in the city - will be baking hot.

Squash on Thursday - will be ice cool.

In between I may play the £200 freeze-out at the International Club (or £50 freeze-out on Thursday night.

20/20 World Cup has crept up a little bit - watching the warm up marches now - watched the @ The Oval years ago - it is fun - but not really cricket (as I was taught it).

Ticket prices ... £60 (or £50 out of London) ... Err ... no! (Perhaps cheaper tickets were available)

Maybe the West Indies will actually try??? I rate their current Test team as the world ever ... just disgusting in terms of effort.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 01, 2009, 16:36:34 PM
Tough afternoon.

a/ Trying to qualify for various things ... TT vs 88 ... into quads.

b/ Playing Pokerstars ... 77 flop 732 (2 hearts) ... opponent has AKs (hearts) ... not the hand you need to lose to level 1.

RT +$1,846

On the positive side I ate some M&S sausages.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 01, 2009, 18:13:02 PM
Made it to the $20k g"tee - another $31 spent for the $109 entry.

Also played a $22 Pokerstars event ... c1700 runners ... I went for a glory bluff ... and ran into an unhit (but still good) AA.

Lost $10 on cricket betting.

RT +$1,783 plus and winnings.

Aside the exchange rate has move to $1.64ish ... I will move to $1.60 now for this.

A very weird qualifier ... I lost 55 vs 33 vs AQs ... to quad 3s ...

Last 5 for three seats I am struggling ... push the flush draw ... giving the chip leader 1900 to call into 10k ... and he folds ... bizarre ... and although he made it ... only just having lost QQ vs JJ.

The J spiker then went through QJ vs AQ ... hitting another jack ...

This left me reflecting last night - when an opponent choose to fold with 28k to call into 95k pot versus two others (AA and KK) - it felt like a bad fold at the time - but perhaps not.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 01, 2009, 21:21:26 PM
RT +$1,750

Played the Betfair $66k qualifier ... 1 from 13for $510 ticket ... and obviously I come second.

3/1 in my favour at heads up.

22 vs K8 ... to lose the advantage
A6 vs Q4 to die ... so for the second night in a row Q4 is my killer ...

In the pack in the $20k g"tee - loads of hands played but no customers when I have the goods!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 01, 2009, 21:51:09 PM
... and out of the $20k g"tee ...

You know when your game is up when you correctly fold 99 (vs QQ and TT) ... but the 9 flies in.

... you then die QT vs 99 ... with the 9 flying in too.

Never at the races today ... hit quite a lot ... but no customers.

Oops just rememberred I registered for the Fult Tilt freerolls ... let"s see if I am still alive!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: sopranoltd on June 03, 2009, 00:53:39 AM
whats your name on Pokerstars , i think we may have played at a $1-$2 NL table together ..
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2009, 10:49:30 AM

whats your name on Pokerstars , i think we may have played at a $1-$2 NL table together ..


Pokerstars = Honeybadg

Though I play very little cash.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2009, 12:07:29 PM
No poker yesterday - though managed to ship $50 on a "value" bet on Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka.

In the midst of selling my Omaha seat for the WCOAP so $80 coming back there.

At the time it was to be the spur to make me learn the game (properly) ... maybe next year!

RT +$1,780

Just fired up the $8k g"tee in I-poker.

Nursing a hangover ... which is ridiculous ... didn"t drink that much ... out of practice.

No evening poker planned - instead off for Vietnamese food ...

Last night I ate a (copper) pot roasted poussin in a smoked bacon soup ... pleasing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2009, 12:52:01 PM
I-poker $8k

AA called by table chip leader.

9TJ flop ...

My push called by the flopped straight ... enough ... too many chips flying around to make re-buy sensible.

RT +$,1728

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2009, 20:58:47 PM
RT +$1,788

Cash game looked like ending in dust when losing to a higher straight ... but $12 became $200 starting from the epic 34 vs AK spike ...

I think all my mind can handle at the moment is the $5 re-buy on i-poker - $12.5k g"tee.

Went to a Vietnamese restaurant tonight - pretty authentic - good food ended by a weasel coffee - which is one of the weirdest thing to drink:

"This Coffee is first eaten by Weasels which then regurgitate it, no one knows why they do this but it is then collected by locals in remote forest areas and then cleaned and roasted.

It has a unique rich chocolatey flavour and is best served as an espresso with a dash of condensed milk, just as they do in vietnam."

... tasting it blind a slight hint of tobacco ...

Something to ponder ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2009, 22:35:01 PM
RT +$1,758

I-Poker $12.5k

All the money in with top pair ... called by up and down straight draw ... the overcard hit ... standard.

Pondering the Eyes Wide Shut on Betfair ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2009, 23:54:05 PM
RT +$1,704

No cards in the Eyes Wide Shut - 40th of about 100.

Looking forward to playing face to face tomorrow night.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 04, 2009, 23:20:37 PM
RT +$1,608

Went to the International Club for their £50+5+5 freezeout.

85 runners - 20 min levels - no cards.

First 80 mins had JJ and AQ - I raised - they folded and checked down for my win ...

Then ran QQ into AA with 9 times BB ...no help.

Standard much worse than £200 freeze-out but that is not necessarily a good thing ...

A lot of the table chat fairly tedious.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2009, 11:18:13 AM
What a jolly day!

Woke up with a sizeable hangover ... so started to surf ... and found the words "England Humbled" ...

Generally I wish England well in sport but so often they blow their own feet off ... this being a classic example.

Holland were very good but losing to Holland is surely ridiculous!

How many Dutch people play cricket?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on June 06, 2009, 12:35:07 PM
Really annoyed by my beat at that £50. It"s not often I feel I"ve got an edge over EVERY player on my table, and would have been confident to at least FT. Getting JJ broken by a ridiculous AI call with A4o is bad enough, but when it"s by hitting trip 4s...

We"ll try the Empire next time ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2009, 13:17:26 PM

Really annoyed by my beat at that £50. It"s not often I feel I"ve got an edge over EVERY player on my table, and would have been confident to at least FT. Getting JJ broken by a ridiculous AI call with A4o is bad enough, but when it"s by hitting trip 4s...

We"ll try the Empire next time ;)


Final Table would have been interesting.

Gandi who won it is a very good player.

http://www.gutshot.com/results/tournament_results.php?id=1239

He beats me heads up 99 vs AT in my first and only cash at the old gutshot!

Starting to get tempted by the £100 freezeout tonight!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2009, 16:41:40 PM
Get involved in the Double Shoot Outs on Poker Stars.

In the classic style I won the bubble with AA vs QQ ... I hit the Ace ... he hit the flush!

Excellent format and lots of scope to make money ... was starting to eye the $215 ticket ... but poker isn"t like that!

Earlier I had come back from 240 chips (of 10,500) ... won an epic heads up ... including a self induced disconnect (for half my chips).

Oh well.

In the Derby - I lost £20 on Rip Van Winkle - which came too late - annoying.

RT +$1,565

Enjoyed the ludicrous 7 over match Scotland Vs New Zealand.

West Indies looking pretty good vs Australia.

The England defeat seems so long ago (now) or did I just watch it too often?

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2009, 21:41:57 PM
RT +$1,477

Cannot win a race

Cannot win a AK vs A6 ... makes life hard.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 07, 2009, 00:07:44 AM
RT +$1,547

Made 9th of 91 in the Betfair Eyes wide shut for a profit of $80.

A6 vs AJ vs AQ helped ...

Bed.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 07, 2009, 13:27:09 PM
Here we go again ... Sunday Warm Up is the target ... make the money and don"t lose 99 vs Q4!

Went to the Tate Modern this morning to play on their installation - tilting boards and tightropes and so on - very good fun.

Their sausage ciabatta is nailed on and home for 1pm and the cricket.

S Africa a scary proposition.

Pakistan maybe scarier for England.

Looking forward to the APAT game.

Back to Scotland tomorrow - leaving the dust and grime of London behind for a while.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 07, 2009, 14:52:49 PM
RT +$1,508

Afternoon pre-amble ... flopped quad jacks ... lost to quad jacks ...

Got had by a horror call - flush draw with one card to come - standard.

Scotland in among all their inept fielding - look like getting catch of the tournament!

Weird.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 07, 2009, 23:06:23 PM
RT +$1,921

180th of 3996 in the Poker Stars Warm Up ... when JJ loses to 99.

Would have gone to the middle of the pack.

Luck earlier - QQ vs KK and Q7 vs A6 when against the wall.

Nice to make the money two weeks running - but better to bust out on hand 1 and get really deep ... not like I am going to get the choice though!

First hand all the chips did go in 888 vs pocket aces ... horrible play from the Aces ... though I nearly folded with straight and flush on the board.

Overall I played things pretty well ... remained patient ... but always looking to push and not call.

Very tiring waiting for the big pay day that will (at some point) come.

APAT - no cards - never got about the starting chips ...

Looking forward to the Online 10000 chip event next week.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 08, 2009, 22:36:36 PM
RT +$1,840

$10 re-buy on Poker Stars ... $70k g"tee

$81 to make the break ...

QQ flop Jxx ... called by AJ ... Turn J ...

Folded 77 to three raises ... would have cracked the aces.

Doesn"t feel like it is going to happen tonight!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on June 08, 2009, 22:46:28 PM


Folded 77 to three raises ... would have cracked the aces.



The main difference between online and live poker is that the deck is constantly shuffled online.

So a different action from you may have resulted in a totally different board
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 08, 2009, 22:49:46 PM



Folded 77 to three raises ... would have cracked the aces.



The main difference between online and live poker is that the deck is constantly shuffled online.

So a different action from you may have resulted in a totally different board


If that true on all sites?

I both like and hate this ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on June 08, 2009, 23:00:59 PM
its true on all sites, i believe.

certainly helps with the mental state when you make a fold and flop the nuts
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 08, 2009, 23:06:25 PM

its true on all sites, i believe.

certainly helps with the mental state when you make a fold and flop the nuts


Once you fold ... it is over ... I am happy with that online or face to face ... always need to be happy to make the correct fold.

Doing a lot better after the break.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:12:02 AM
$70k g"tee

317 left ... 288 paid ... way below average but 13 BB"s

Feeling lucky ... but that could be erroneous.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:17:46 AM
Hang in there
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:19:34 AM
railing - but good fld by the way
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:21:06 AM
get with L guys he needs a bit of support
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:21:44 AM

railing - but good fld by the way


I had A5 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:22:32 AM
nice bet -- you are now my hero
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:23:08 AM

get with L guys he needs a bit of support


Just need some hands ... a real drought ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:24:27 AM
lovin the all in
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:27:12 AM
whos on here -- lets get behind this man -- cmon
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:28:42 AM

whos on here -- lets get behind this man -- cmon


I think it is just you and me ... and Mr Bubble ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:30:53 AM
aye hand for hand
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:32:31 AM

aye hand for hand


Pleasing to make the money ... time to triple up in a moment ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:34:19 AM
I thought u might have shoved the low stacked BB -- I know SB was huge -- but ok I bow to your judgement
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:35:38 AM

I thought u might have shoved the low stacked BB -- I know SB was huge -- but ok I bow to your judgement


I had something like J2 ... hate pushing with a 2 in my hand ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:39:47 AM
Get in
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:40:53 AM

Get in


I liked the re-raise!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:45:21 AM
ooops
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 00:49:53 AM

ooops



JJ vs AA with 16 BB ... I think they were all going to get in if I raised initially ... or on the QQT flop ...

Raise did look suspicious ... but seen plenty like that which were without a hand ...

Cheers for the railing.

RT +$1,917

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 09, 2009, 00:52:53 AM
you are welcome and that was unlucky
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 01:02:02 AM

you are welcome and that was unlucky


Felt a little trappy ... could have just about flat called ... but then would have pushed on the flop.

Going to play a 45 runner turbo on Stars ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 01:15:23 AM

you are welcome and that was unlucky


Right - unlucky!

Just watching my conqueror make the same sort of sneaky raise with 66 ... he was re-raised back ... and re-raised again!

66 vs KK ... Errr ... genius.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 01:40:23 AM
18th of 45 in a $55+5 Poker Stars special.

A6 into 33 and TT ... hit both to come last!

RT +$1,857

Bed time ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 10:03:13 AM
RT +$1,764

Middle of the night - two tables left of $55+5 - when I call with AK ... losing to A6 and the T9 push.

Just starting a $20k g"tee on Stars.

Had a super ropey sleep in which I dreamt my bed was moving and there were rats in my attic - what does that mean?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 13:37:07 PM
Good start in the Poker Stars $30k.

20th of 850 after 36 mins.

3000 chips for $21.

Currently on 11k.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 14:07:49 PM
RT +$1,737 with the $30k g"tee Poker Stars in play.

39th of 699 at first break: 15,900 chips : Average 7,251

Got to the money of a trashy Betfair Super Turbo.

Watching the cricket.

Money on Holland to beat Pakistan - odds just too big not to have a go.

Pakistan 1/20
Holland 16.5/1

Just crazy odds.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 15:08:58 PM
Break 2 ... not reached.

Push back at short stack ... who then catches flush on the river ... he had overcards too ... call was fair ... result a shame.

Now the short stack ... the river ace gives me two pairs ... running into the slow played FOUR KINGS ... oh well!

(RT +$1,737)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 16:31:39 PM
RT +$1,689

Pakistan a different team today.

Super 8"s look tough for England. (India/S Africa/W Indies)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 17:42:33 PM
RT+$1,653

BB special.

KJ push called by 89o ... straight on the river ... 7th place ... 3 prizes in DS event to world series sat" qualifier.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 19:01:12 PM
RT +$1,588

Being driven slowly astray ... failed to qualify for Sunday"s I-poker $250k.

Lost QQ vs 66

Then out kicked with trip 5s.

Will have a go at the daily $30k G"tee on Stars.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 19:57:14 PM
$30k g"tee - no progress AQ into Q8x ... meets trip 8s.

River blank then gives me two pairs - but my opponent the low flush.

Will look to qualify for the Scottish Open online tonight.

Will also play the $80k g"tee on PokerStars.

So will be RT +$1,511 plus any winnings - assuming one re-buy in the APAT.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 22:32:25 PM
... well a couple of extra re-buys ... so RT +$1,501.

Well spirited game.

Case Q on the river - getting my AQ going vs Mr J Beng"s AA with a Qxx flop.

My demise AJ vs 88 and A9 vs AQ ... fair enough.

An early night ...

Mr Beng still alive ... despite three horrible beats in a row ... fair play ...

See the qualifiers on Saturday night!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: jbworldwide on June 09, 2009, 23:01:30 PM

... well a couple of extra re-buys ... so RT +$1,501.

Well spirited game.

Case Q on the river - getting my AQ going vs Mr J Beng"s AA with a Qxx flop.

My demise AJ vs 88 and A9 vs AQ ... fair enough.

An early night ...

Mr Beng still alive ... despite three horrible beats in a row ... fair play ...

See the qualifiers on Saturday night!

L


Yeh and then i walked A6 Bb into Ak SB :(

Ul badg, see you on Sat?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 09, 2009, 23:14:43 PM


... well a couple of extra re-buys ... so RT +$1,501.

Well spirited game.

Case Q on the river - getting my AQ going vs Mr J Beng"s AA with a Qxx flop.

My demise AJ vs 88 and A9 vs AQ ... fair enough.

An early night ...

Mr Beng still alive ... despite three horrible beats in a row ... fair play ...

See the qualifiers on Saturday night!

L


Yeh and then i walked A6 Bb into Ak SB :(

Ul badg, see you on Sat?


99% I will play the Scottish Online Championship on Saturday night.

Having a very odd season ... swinging all over the place ... made the money twice in the Online Championships - bad beaten both times ... but luck in running elsewhere.

All you can do to reduce the effective variance is play MORE ... not sure I can deal with that!

Case Q for me tonight - in end won me nothing.

What did the case 9 cost me the other night? Though I won QQ vs KK earlier (in the Sunday Warm Up ...) Maybe nothing!

All you can do is be in the mixer - one day the concrete will set.

Good luck on the tables.

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 11, 2009, 17:53:38 PM
Shuffle up and deal.

A good 36 hours away from the table - nice food at my friend"s restaurant - and walks by the sea.

Poker Stars $40k g"tee start at 6pm ... looks like 400 runners @ $100+9.

RT +$1,392 + any winnings.

L



Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 11, 2009, 19:03:12 PM
Wow that was quick ... lost trip jacks to a flush and trip jacks to a full house ... to be fair I didn"t need to be in either hand ...

Oh well!

Fire up the $30k and a $5k head ups tournament.

RT +$1,359

Looks like I will get most of this back on S Africa beating England 1.69 at the off. (Now 1.05)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 11, 2009, 20:04:08 PM
$30k - decent start in hour one - no risks up to 7k from 3k start - still 2400 left!

Through one round of my Heads Up in a facile victory.

South Africa looking good - Collingwood isn"t a captain.

Vegas food debate is making me hungry ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 11, 2009, 21:03:11 PM
Ran out of cards in the $30k

Heads up got money back and lost round 3 to two pairs vs a straight on the river.

Cricket +$51

RT +$1,432.

Must be time for some sausages ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 12, 2009, 22:37:13 PM
No poker today.

Had a fascinating conversation with the guy who does my garden ... or rather who should be doing my garden ... I met him a mile from my house.

Highlights.

They are 250 types of bees.

"We should build a bridge between Silloth and Southerness ... this would be six miles across the Solway Firth(the sea) ... but would save drivers going to Ireland 84 miles ..."

The part in between is but a daze ... but I like this idea of building this bridge ...

I am sure it would cost less than the millemium dome ... and surely be much more useful ...

I love people with random thoughts - ideas - and a grander sense of who they are.

I also discovered a Swallow"s nest on my balcony ... which is pretty cool ... weird how city life can alienate you from nature ... I might start a wildlife diary ... as is the tradition.

I also arranged an appointment to buy a fresh sea trout tomorrow morning - which is very pleasing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on June 13, 2009, 00:00:11 AM

No poker today.

Had a fascinating conversation with the guy who does my garden ... or rather who should be doing my garden ... I met him a mile from my house.

Highlights.

They are 250 types of bees.

"We should build a bridge between Silloth and Southerness ... this would be six miles across the Solway Firth(the sea) ... but would save drivers going to Ireland 84 miles ..."

The part in between is but a daze ... but I like this idea of building this bridge ...

I am sure it would cost less than the millemium dome ... and surely be much more useful ...

I love people with random thoughts - ideas - and a grander sense of who they are.

I also discovered a Swallow"s nest on my balcony ... which is pretty cool ... weird how city life can alienate you from nature ... I might start a wildlife diary ... as is the tradition.

I also arranged an appointment to buy a fresh sea trout tomorrow morning - which is very pleasing.


L


And this Louis is why you play poker, so as not to have days like that.   ;D

Hope your weekend is profitable.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2009, 09:18:32 AM


No poker today.

Had a fascinating conversation with the guy who does my garden ... or rather who should be doing my garden ... I met him a mile from my house.

Highlights.

They are 250 types of bees.

"We should build a bridge between Silloth and Southerness ... this would be six miles across the Solway Firth(the sea) ... but would save drivers going to Ireland 84 miles ..."

The part in between is but a daze ... but I like this idea of building this bridge ...

I am sure it would cost less than the millemium dome ... and surely be much more useful ...

I love people with random thoughts - ideas - and a grander sense of who they are.

I also discovered a Swallow"s nest on my balcony ... which is pretty cool ... weird how city life can alienate you from nature ... I might start a wildlife diary ... as is the tradition.

I also arranged an appointment to buy a fresh sea trout tomorrow morning - which is very pleasing.


L


And this Louis is why you play poker, so as not to have days like that.   ;D

Hope your weekend is profitable.


I should have added that I placed my Terracotta Lions outside my house to welcome my girlfriend from London.

I also have two mini wasps nests - perhaps dormant.

In terms of my wildlife diary - perhaps I should mention the foxes which used to live in my garden in Walthamstow.

Scottish Online will my first poker of the weekend ... hopefully a Scottish winner!

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2009, 17:33:18 PM
Pimms for lunch the ideal prep" for poker in the evening.

I find it strange that Pimms suggest putting orange in a jug of Pimms is optimal.

I would expect the blueberry to be a better option ...

Time to have a go at New Zealand beating Pakistan at cricket ... just under even money ... looks good to me.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2009, 20:42:53 PM
The Umer Gul express has spoiled my happiness ... great bowling though ...

RT +$1,304 ... my bid to get back to zero gathering pace!

APAT starting badly ... though I think two good folds!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2009, 23:57:13 PM
RT +$1,249

30th of 92 in the APAT event.

Pushed AK into AA.

Same player had given me the big blind special when I had limped with 66 flop 454 ... BB ... Q4

Made good folds in the first hour - well I think they were.

Maybe miss played an AQ ... which could have either chipped me up or killed me ... cost me very little ... and no risk ... in the 25 BB range ... mmm ... a chance to press fire missed ... sometimes when you fire top pair is way not enough!

Overall a slightly weak preformance ... but not escape at the end.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 14, 2009, 17:59:41 PM
RT +$956 with Sunday Warm up in play.

The aggressive charge not the best way to maintain bank roll but trying to shoot down one of the big ducks ...

A massive yellow duck at the poker circus ... I have a howitzer strapped to my back so wish me luck!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 14, 2009, 21:39:16 PM
RT +$1,267

622th from 4320 in the Sunday Warm Up ... for $311 return.

First hand after the bubble 99 vs AA.

Had been card dead for the 45 mins before.

Good end to the weekend - following tough times - smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 15, 2009, 23:58:55 PM
RT +$1,214

No joy in the Scottish Open qualifier ... 15th of 70 ... with 9 qualifying.

A7 vs KJ defeat set up the need for a 55 push into 66 ...

Played a Poker Stars $60k g"tee - $10 re-buy ... lost with AA (over pair) vs flush draw to got 20th of about 1,500 ... not dead but took enough edge off to call with AK for the perceived race ... actually vs AA ...

Quite happy with poker played ... good spirit in the APAT

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2009, 11:39:21 AM
RT +$1,148

$5k g"tee - Lost and died with AA
$10k g"tee - Lost and died with AA

Day shaping up beautifully.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2009, 13:03:05 PM
Double Shoot Land.

I think I have played three - got to the final table everytime.

Bubble, Bubble, Minor Cash ... all bad beats ... this time AKs vs QJ ...

RT +$1,145

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2009, 15:54:27 PM
RT+$1,174

Mastercraftsman pips Delegator in the 3.45 ... ARRGGHH!

Delegator should have won that - had it won - but Nooooo!

Oh well minor profit on the horses must be welcomed.

Sunshine beckons ... my bid for fitness slightly thwarted by a chocolate orange that crossed my path ... how did it know where I was?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: jbworldwide on June 16, 2009, 16:25:08 PM

RT+$1,174

Mastercraftsman pips Delegator in the 3.45 ... ARRGGHH!

Delegator should have won that - had it won - but Nooooo!

Oh well minor profit on the horses must be welcomed.

Sunshine beckons ... my bid for fitness slightly thwarted by a chocolate orange that crossed my path ... how did it know where I was?

L


Terry is hunting you that"s why  :P
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2009, 18:30:51 PM
... yes I think you are right ... Terry rolled it in front of me as a test.

Amazing weather here in South Scotland ... beach is only a mile from my house ... so been happily wandering up the coastline.

Parma Ham Salad and let the poker begin.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2009, 22:57:20 PM
RT +$1,086

Just not happening at the moment ...

... smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 17, 2009, 14:26:13 PM
RT+$966

My bid to get back to zero profit going well ...

AA vs Q8 ... money in at 8xx ... 8 on the river.

Then AQ into Qxx losing to a runner - runner straight & two pairs losing to another runner - runner straight.

All cards on the river - all at the wrong price or all in ...

Right let"s lump into the horses!

On Gallagher in the first at Ascot ... not confident!

If it loses RT +$950.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 17, 2009, 15:20:11 PM
RT +$923

Another bad beat in the Double Shoot Outs ... A4 vs KT (4 clubs to the flush!)

Horse defeat at Ascot.

In the Double Shoot Outs

Played 5
Heads up 4
Final Table 3
Bad Beats at end 5! (3 on the ticket Bubble!)
Minor Cashes 1 $8.70
Tickets ZERO.

Ding Ding ...

I feel like the the gong player without the gong ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on June 17, 2009, 15:29:57 PM
Louis,

Those stats for DS"s are good.  You just haven"t got the little bit of luck to bag a seat yet.

If you carry on at that level, you will clear up over time.

It"s all about the volume and riding the variance.


Oh, and don"t forget, APAT rebuy tonight.  Go for the rebuy record and take it down.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 17, 2009, 17:37:00 PM

Louis,

Those stats for DS"s are good.  You just haven"t got the little bit of luck to bag a seat yet.

If you carry on at that level, you will clear up over time.

It"s all about the volume and riding the variance.


Oh, and don"t forget, APAT rebuy tonight.  Go for the rebuy record and take it down.


Just discussing the re-buy which might go down in history ... lots of people might well fancy this as a good route to avoid the clickfest ...

So what is the record ...

Ride the Variance ... aye indeed ... in fairness I have had some luck in the Sunday Warm Ups ... but on balance I have to be behind this year ...

I like the Shootouts ... it will all happen ... in the end!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on June 17, 2009, 18:09:39 PM
you"ve only played 5 louis
You only need to win about 1 in 18 to break even. I"m on 1 in 11 at the mo and with a few minor cashes am ROIing at about 80%. with a bit more volume on your part, you should soon see a decent return..
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 17, 2009, 18:34:31 PM
.. it"s more the combination of these and always losing with AA in tournaments!

Update

In the Double Shoot Outs

Played 6
Heads up 5
Final Table 3
Bad Beats at end 5! (3 on the ticket Bubble!)
Minor Cashes 1 $8.70
Tickets ZERO.

No bad beat this time ... heads up ... I lost flush to full house and KT vs 99 ... feels weird ...

RT +$911 ...

I will persevere!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 17, 2009, 19:04:21 PM
Back to the bad beats.

AK (clubs) vs QT (clubs) ... he hits the straight to the ten ...

RT +$899

In the Double Shoot Outs

Played 7
Heads up 5
Final Table 3
Bad Beats at end 6! (3 on the ticket Bubble!)
Minor Cashes 1 $8.70
Tickets ZERO.

Event 34 just about to re-start day 2 in Vegas ... one of my "home gamers" still in play ... pretty short though ...

Meanwhile tonight - I play the $5 re-buy to the Scottish APAT event - I wonder how many re-buys can be bought???

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 17, 2009, 20:50:08 PM
RT +$888

Key hand (though not the last AQ vs A7)

In the Double Shoot Outs

Played 8
Heads up 6
Final Table 3
Bad Beats at end 6! (3 on the ticket Bubble!)
Minor Cashes 1 $8.70
Tickets ZERO.

Re-buy record must go tonight ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 18, 2009, 00:10:26 AM
RT +$853

Out 88 vs A8 ... it"s a pretty thin re-draw when he hits the ace ...

I spiked A4 vs JJ ... so fair play I guess.

7th for 4.5 seats ...

Clickfest tomorrow ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 18, 2009, 23:06:45 PM
RT +$678 plus any winnings.

Clickfest over and entrance to the Scottish Event gained (subject to final confirmation)

Whilst the website final recovered from the national F5 fest I enrolled in the Poker Stars $40k g"tee

1st Break

A bit below Average - 567 left - 135 paid.

Could have been a lot better for my AK jamming into AA - but I could have got away - CHOOSE not to believe.

I think occasionally that is the case - you work it out and push anyway - WICKED CHILD.

Looking forward to the Scottish Event - ideal field size for me having played so much on Betfair in 100-200 runner events ...

A few more cards and a bit more aggression than I received/showed in Walsall ...

Bring it on.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 19, 2009, 01:26:40 AM
RT +$763

77th of 900 in the $40 g"tee ... a little bit of luck once in the money 77 vs KK ... but soon after AA vs QQ ...

All been said before ... need luck in running in clumps ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 01:02:00 AM
No poker today ...

... sat on a train and listened to public school boys return from a trip to the Lake District.

You cannot watch two twelve year olds discuss "not a breaking a fifty" without wincing ... really on the edge of being well brought up gentlemen ... but just missing something ... or maybe not ...but who gives their kids fifty pound notes?

Next up were the parents who think it is reasonable to let their kid scream a strange sentence 100 times before telling them to be quiet ...

Meanwhile I re-read The Alchemist ... I like it ... it pricks you into action ... but a necessary pause to play football ...and a random game versus some North London kids (16-18 year olds) ... strangely move civilised than the public school boys on the train ... they beat us 7-6 ... I played badly (going forward) generally well at the back ... I wonder how they viewed the experience ... they were good kids ...

... and now back home via the pub ... some interesting chat ... about beautiful football players ... surely there has to be an end product ... it is not just about the random perfect pass ... when Gasgoigne slays the Scots in 1996 ... he touch is sublime but it only matters because he scores ... I love and hate him for that.

Maybe there are exceptions to the rule ... but overall it is a spike to play FTW ... the nice move finished by the crisp volley ... right?

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MintTrav on June 20, 2009, 02:27:26 AM

... and now back home via the pub


Really? Lucky you told us cos we"d never have guessed.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 10:57:03 AM


... and now back home via the pub


Really? Lucky you told us cos we"d never have guessed.


... you might have thought that I entered a forbidden forest with limited oxygen ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on June 20, 2009, 11:02:26 AM
Whats a £50 note?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 11:21:57 AM

Whats a £50 note?


Smile - it was unbelievable - one saying he wanted some Quavers and the other saying "I"m not breaking a fifty for that" - the other replied that he would give him two twenties and a fiver change ...

It felt a bit like being a train to Hogwarts ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 11:41:24 AM
Looks like no poker either today ... as I have agreed to dance (with my lady) at an Indian Wedding in Kenya ... how did that happen???

These are the dances for today"s lesson ...

Marjani: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKUwQWjKUw8
Soni de nakhre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtU43f1wWnM
Desi girls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2C0SEIjc7A

Worrying ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 19:43:28 PM
Dancing done ... poker and US Open night!

$80k g"tee on Poker Stars ... 8pm start.

O"Hair going well in the golf ...

RT +$708 ... plus any winnings.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 20:51:34 PM
$80k g"tee ... didn"t even make the first break.

Lost the min when rivered a staight vs a turn made full house.

Lost the Max QQ vs AA (in the blinds)

Ding Ding ...

Next up the $10 +1 re-buy - $60k g"tee - I am starting to feel the $10k (let alone the $100k) win is becoming the holy grail ... up and down ... but no progress ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 22:37:49 PM
RT +$657 plus any winnings from $60k g"tee ...

Nothing doing in the first hour beyond a tedious beat ...

A9 into 9xx ... check - raise ... then called by KQ (obviously hit) ...

Well behing average ... 1284 left ... 324 paid.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 20, 2009, 23:31:19 PM
... and out in about 690th to a ropey straight draw ... to one of the worst players I have ever found on Poker Stars ...

ITM 3/140 ... oh well ... perhaps this is 4/141 ...

Pretty tough spiral downwards ... see what happens tomorrow.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 21, 2009, 15:08:23 PM
RT +$610

Played 4 Double Shoot outs ... got nowhere ... cannot win a race ... cannot win a QJ vs JT ...

Looks like a direct buy in to the Warm Up.

Bet on Sri Lanka to win the cricket ... OMG ... 2-2 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 21, 2009, 16:06:58 PM
RT +$353 plus any winnings (from Warm Up and APAT)

Sunday Warm Up paid for ... direct buy in ... bidding for 4 cashes in a row ... not feeling too confident given recent run of cards ... but winning one races could change that ...

Sunday Warm Record.

3 cashes from 5 attempts ... (last 3) ... twice spiked with lower pair ... then killed by underpairs twice ... other time ran 99 vs AA ...

On previous occassion ran KK into AK very early and lost ... cannot recall the first one ... just outside money ... no cards needed to push I think ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 22, 2009, 00:02:11 AM
... nice to make 8th in the APAT ... QJs into 66 at the end ... had a lot of cards early on ... survived the dormant spell ...

In the Sunday Warm Up ... I went out with AA ...

$50 lost in the cricket ...

RT +$303

Good night Vienna.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 22, 2009, 14:39:00 PM
... and it is good morning Manchester and well done to Rob Swindells who scooped $95k in the Sunday Warm Up.

Tedious AA defeat for me ... when near the money ... was ahead of Rob (30 mins) before exit ... but fair to say that Rob really kicked on with two super calls ... and a spot on level of aggression in the later stages.

So the Grail can be achieved ... down to my last pennies of profit ... let"s get it on the Tee for next week!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 24, 2009, 17:12:27 PM
RT +$278 (Minor Golf Losses)

Perhaps I should just give up ...

AQ into KQQ two spades ... called by 55 ... which hits the runner runner spades ...

So I take 4th of 16 in the £25+5 freeze out at the International Club ... money back ... but feels bad.

Good competition with one big fold earlier ... AA into K52 two hearts ... a mini bet from the last to act became a re-raise when I set to work ... hand looked very ugly from the start when my standard raise was called by 4 players ... could have been a lot worse ... a great chance to lose all my chips ... and I think I did the right thing.

No risks required to my point of elimination ... 2 outs twice and the runner runner nonsense ...

There is a £200 freeze-out tonight ... last time I played I lost AJ v QJ ...

The time before I played here in the smaller comp I lost KK vs KJ ...

I believe there is a message here ... (play tonight!)

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 24, 2009, 19:42:25 PM
Played Sat to the 200 pound freeze out ... came 3rd from 16 for the hilarious money back option ...

Paid in direct - so into the red!!!!

RT -$52

Got to the last three and no cards ... no deal possible for 210,210,30 ... fair enough ... my rival short stack gets AQ vs KJ paid from large stack ... so I have to call J8s the next hand ... again vs AQ ... AA on the board ... comedy J on the river ...

I am looking forward to looking back at this blog in the future post a big win ... played some pretty good poker to lose $3k profits over the last x weeks ...

Maybe the worm turns tonight ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on June 24, 2009, 22:15:55 PM
Hope it"s going well, and the field is bigger than the 16 (from memory) last week.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 25, 2009, 01:31:36 AM
... well of course I came 5th of 15! ... 4th got their money back ...

I had nothing to play with in terms of starting hands ... everything came with a 2 ... though I did bet and win when my A2o spike a 2 on the turn!

I spent 3.5 hours between 6-12k (starting 10k) ... then perhaps let one orbit too many go ... only to wake up with AA in the BB.

A8 duly bet at me ... so maybe just maybe I could bounce back from the ropes.

Next hand 9To in the SB ... I limp ... BB limps ...

Flop Q9x rainbow ... I decide to check raise ... I have 10k behind blinds 800/1600 Ante 200.

I check - he raises - I go all in - He thinks for a long time (perhaps my tight image) but make the (obvious) call with Q3 - sick!

I could have folded (of course) or gone all in - but still the short stack so I think you have to make something happen??

Not really playing to get £200 back - but perhaps I should!

Terribly small field but good banter - and good players - two of the final table have Main Event seats - neither sure they are going to play - kinda weird - but $12k is $12k - I guess.

One of the guys at the final table told of his dream of having an island with a woman from every nationality on it (as his wife) ... another of his fancy for Martina Hingis ... I think the former sold the latter a ticket to his island ... fair play ...

Not sure what poker comes next??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 25, 2009, 18:04:01 PM
Tales of the Bubble Boy ... 6th of 25 today (bubble) ... when in BB with 64 ... flop is 763 ... UTG has limped 1500/3000 blinds. I have 11000 behind. I fear the big hand ... but he checks I I check for the straight ... turn is a 7 ... he checks ... I got all in ... and joys of joys I have run into ACES ...

So last 4 things I have played here are Bubble, Bubble, Consolation, Consolation ... this is so sick ... I have entered a state of poker delerium.

RT -$105.

Should be around 70 runner £50 freezeout tonight ... mmm ...

There is a cash game going ... double mmm ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 25, 2009, 22:57:52 PM
RT -$252

New ways to lose ... Cash games TT vs TT vs AJ (who catches the nut flush) ...

£50+5+5 freezeout ... lose to bigger flush ... then choose to fold flush draw vs two others (as it is a baby one) ... which would have hit and won.

Have no starting hands for 80 mins ... (44,33,AJ) ... get in the blinds ... hit the flop and get out kicked ... beautiful.

Perhaps a bit limpy in the freezeout tonight ... day off tomorrow.

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 28, 2009, 14:34:39 PM
Shuffle up and deal ... it"s Sunday after all.

I think I am going to play the Sunday Warm up - but a few hours to qualify which would be nice.

London - hot and sticky and I think set to get worse on Monday and Tuesday (when I escape back to Scotland).

Hungry insects have eaten my legs.

My friday night football was agricultural, my dancing yesterday less so ... I think that is a positive trend.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 28, 2009, 16:05:44 PM
... Sunday so far adopting the classic formula ... play good ... get bad beaten ...

The latest a KQ into Qxx (two hearts) called by A(heart)7off ... for a runner - runner flush.

RT -$275

In the Double Shoot Outs

Played 14
Heads up 6
Final Table 3
Bad Beats (Not races) at end 7! (3 on the ticket Bubble!)
Minor Cashes 1 $8.70
Tickets ZERO.

Horrible record ... but only a ticket to win to be ahead.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 28, 2009, 16:54:43 PM
RT -$298

Two more DS defeats ... including a BUBBLE ... AQ vs 44 ... fair enough ... 9JKK ... blank ...

Played 16
Heads up 7
Final Table 4
Bad Beats (Not races) at end 7! (3 on the ticket Bubble!)
Minor Cashes 1 $8.70
Tickets ZERO.

I think I will pay for direct entry ...

... quick head clearing walk in order ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 28, 2009, 19:40:31 PM
RT -$568 plus and returns from the Pokerstars $200k g"tee.

Warm Up started badly ... recovered ... lost a race with TT ... then had to fold (correctly) with JJ flat called by AQ - Axx flop.

Then got involved in a battle of the blinds ... K8o vs TT (of course) ... but no complaints ... ironically my rivered flush losing to his rivered full house.

... could do with a cash ... smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: antthecat on June 28, 2009, 23:41:15 PM
hope it turns round for you mate
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 17:02:42 PM

hope it turns round for you mate


Yeah me too ... quite happy to take a few weeks off ... I have a week in Scotland with my girfriend starting tomorrow night ...

I will stay an extra week and walk about on the beach and enjoy the sun.

Looking forward to July 18/19th - Scottish Championships. (paid for in the RT)

Heading to Kenya August 3-17th.

World Championships - August 28th-30th (paid for the in the RT)

Overall - life is good - can take a few poker beats - the worm WILL turn!

Cheers

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 19:07:23 PM
RT - $581

Tempted to play ... registered for two micro stake - maxi field events.

$2 buy in 6500 runner event ... triple up very quickly QQ vs 88 vs AJ

$10 buy in event 4212+ runner event ... quickly double KK vs JJ

Ah sweet therapy ...

... tennis on ... Murray 1-4 ... Warwinka very solid.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on June 29, 2009, 19:37:56 PM
$2.20 with $2k added @ 8:30 Stars (tourney/regional) softest field ever!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 19:42:34 PM

$2.20 with $2k added @ 8:30 Stars (tourney/regional) softest field ever!


I will check it out if I get eliminated ... take it down ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 20:08:18 PM

$2.20 with $2k added @ 8:30 Stars (tourney/regional) softest field ever!


Nearly forgot about this... reg"d  :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:13:28 PM
... okay I am in ... glory to whoever last longest ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:20:14 PM
Woo Hoo ... made the money in the $2 MAMMOTH ... g"tee $3.93 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on June 29, 2009, 20:24:20 PM

Woo Hoo ... made the money in the $2 MAMMOTH ... g"tee $3.93 ...

L

Don`t spend it all at once  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 20:27:03 PM

... okay I am in ... glory to whoever last longest ...

L


$5 last longer to make it interesting(:D), the three of us?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:28:56 PM


Woo Hoo ... made the money in the $2 MAMMOTH ... g"tee $3.93 ...

L

Don`t spend it all at once  ;)


RT -$579

Well I spend over half on your 8.30pm special ... I might buy a small ice cream with the rest!?!

Nice to watch some cards turn over in my favour ... A3 vs AK ... and A8 vs AQ (split pot).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:30:54 PM


... okay I am in ... glory to whoever last longest ...

L


$5 last longer to make it interesting(:D), the three of us?


I will do that as long as - you have to make the money to claim it ... don"t want to take the aggression out of the game ...

What are you names on PokerStars?

Post on the Blog to agree ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 20:35:38 PM

I will do that as long as - you have to make the money to claim it ... don"t want to take the aggression out of the game ...

What are you names on PokerStars?


I think i"ll be out in 5 mins but yeah - gotta make money to claim it...

Name is same as on here...

Playing a few games on Titan mostly but last longer should keep me a bit more focussed  :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on June 29, 2009, 20:36:58 PM


I will do that as long as - you have to make the money to claim it ... don"t want to take the aggression out of the game ...

What are you names on PokerStars?


I think i"ll be out in 5 mins but yeah - gotta make money to claim it...

Name is same as on here...

Playing a few games on Titan mostly but last longer should keep me a bit more focussed  :D

im in
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:38:18 PM
Good stuff ... official results to be posted ... 10 min levels ... might take a while ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on June 29, 2009, 20:45:25 PM
Ive got last mondays result of this  ::)
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq267/ppokerfan/gtfi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:47:36 PM
Pretty weird tournament ... never knew they existed ... $1,404 bought in ... $2k added ... sweet ... 5 min levels might have been good.

Mal - just had aces savaged - albeit by short stack.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 20:47:57 PM

Ive got last mondays result of this  ::)
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq267/ppokerfan/gtfi2.jpg)


:D

My turn tonight I think... not made the best of starts but early days  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 20:49:10 PM


Ive got last mondays result of this  ::)
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq267/ppokerfan/gtfi2.jpg)


:D

My turn tonight I think... not made the best of starts but early days  ;)


Good stuff ... he"s got the form ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 20:50:01 PM

Pretty weird tournament ... never knew they existed ... $1,404 bought in ... $2k added ... sweet ... 5 min levels might have been good.

Mal - just had aces savaged - albeit by short stack.

L


I think it"s just a promotion for the last few days of June if I remember right?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 21:11:24 PM
... pretty slow going ... CrizzyConnor the big favourite now ... but will he make the money to claim his prize!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on June 29, 2009, 21:12:37 PM
Im out, managed to lose a pint to my mate on the same table too!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 21:14:17 PM

... pretty slow going ... CrizzyConnor the big favourite now ... but will he make the money to claim his prize!?!

L


Will I make the money  ::)
Pfffft, only thing in question is whether I ship first or take second to an outflop after getting it in ahead HU.

:D JK
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 21:19:05 PM
... this tournament is starting to drive me crazy ... I have had to tie my hands behind my back to stop me going all in ...  operating raises with my nose ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 21:20:59 PM
Just knocked out of Titan $10k guaranteed at around 250th from 1,200  :(

All in on flop with flush draw, open ended straight draw & overcard to the flop
...ran into AA of course and bricked my outs. 50p in the post.

Only got two tables loaded now so will try concentrate on the Pokerstars tourney to make the money  :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 22:51:57 PM
Woohoo,

Last man standing and in the money... now to take it down  :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 29, 2009, 23:01:09 PM
RT -$584

I"ve lost $5 to CrizzyConnor - Bragging rights over the Badger - well played.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 23:04:13 PM
lol, ach well that"s me out in 75th place...

Playing pretty recklessly and raising a lot with sub-par holdings to take blinds/antes. Got in in with 78os vs KQos on a 3Q38 board... guy checked flop and when he lead out on 8 I thought he was at it as he always bets any pot not bet into, oh well GG...

8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on June 29, 2009, 23:11:51 PM

lol, ach well that"s me out in 75th place...

Playing pretty recklessly and raising a lot with sub-par holdings to take blinds/antes. Got in in with 78os vs KQos on a 3Q38 board... guy checked flop and when he lead out on 8 I thought he was at it as he always bets any pot not bet into, oh well GG...

8)

Sent the 5 wp Crizzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: CrizzyConnor on June 29, 2009, 23:13:23 PM


lol, ach well that"s me out in 75th place...

Playing pretty recklessly and raising a lot with sub-par holdings to take blinds/antes. Got in in with 78os vs KQos on a 3Q38 board... guy checked flop and when he lead out on 8 I thought he was at it as he always bets any pot not bet into, oh well GG...

8)

Sent the 5 wp Crizzzzzzzzzzz


ty  :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 01, 2009, 10:31:41 AM
... so glad to be out of the sweltering heat of London ... about 8 degrees cooler at 23 C in Southern Scotland ... looks like a poker drought until Sunday ...

Last train to Scotland reaches Preston where one crew leaves and errr no new crew arrives ...

End result is a £40 taxi from Carlisle on Virgin and home at 12.45am ...

Question to taxi driver - how often does this happen? A : Every night ... GENIUS.

Interesting to do the poker predictions for the world series ... picked ten ... still massively odds against to get one to the final table ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 01, 2009, 15:27:29 PM
RT - $607

A couple of DS qualifier that went bad ... no cards then a race lost ... and AK into 8AAJx ... vs 88

Beach time.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 02, 2009, 10:21:27 AM
... shopping today ... here are my thoughts on shopping ... you don"t win much ... you don"t lose much ...

Actually sometimes you lose really heavily ... it"s a disaster in the making ... how can I escape?

Looking at the International Club results for last night - they managed 77 runners for their £200 F/O - shame to miss this.

http://www.gutshot.com/results/tournament_results.php?id=1295

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on July 02, 2009, 14:09:33 PM


Last train to Scotland reaches Preston where one crew leaves and errr no new crew arrives ...

End result is a £40 taxi from Carlisle on Virgin and home at 12.45am ...

L


Preston to Scotland in a taxi for £40??   It costs me almost that much from Birmingham to Worcester, and that"s only 20 miles and half hour drive.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 02, 2009, 17:55:03 PM



Last train to Scotland reaches Preston where one crew leaves and errr no new crew arrives ...

End result is a £40 taxi from Carlisle on Virgin and home at 12.45am ...

L


Preston to Scotland in a taxi for £40??   It costs me almost that much from Birmingham to Worcester, and that"s only 20 miles and half hour drive.


Taxi was only from Carlisle - they found a driver in the end - only an hour waiting in Preston ...

My house is just past Gretna Green ... so not far into Scotland ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 02, 2009, 17:59:41 PM
Random Aside:

I was  thinking about the time someone cold called me and went onto say - I can save you 10% on your electricity, 10% on your gas and 10% on your water charges ... that"s a 30% saving ... GENIUS!

Not sure why this popped into my head ... but it"s a fond memory ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 02, 2009, 20:29:59 PM

Random Aside:

I was  thinking about the time someone cold called me and went onto say - I can save you 10% on your electricity, 10% on your gas and 10% on your water charges ... that"s a 30% saving ... GENIUS!

Not sure why this popped into my head ... but it"s a fond memory ...

Louis


Thats my lesson plan sorted for tomorrow

cheer Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 02, 2009, 23:11:05 PM


Random Aside:

I was  thinking about the time someone cold called me and went onto say - I can save you 10% on your electricity, 10% on your gas and 10% on your water charges ... that"s a 30% saving ... GENIUS!

Not sure why this popped into my head ... but it"s a fond memory ...

Louis


Thats my lesson plan sorted for tomorrow

cheer Louis


... good stuff ...

Random Lesson 2 : Geography : if you rotated Norway 180 degrees around it"s most southernly point where would the most Northern point land (which country or sea)?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 02, 2009, 23:21:34 PM
Poker Wise - I play the Eyes Wide Shut on Betfair ... $50+5

RT -$662

Try to squeeze the value from AA ... albeit with a pre-flop re-raise ... AA intp 55T (2 clubs) ... vs KJ  of clubs ... all in post flop standard flush on the turn ...

I am not sure what the bright side is here ...

Lazy Friday planned and then a "medival feast" including a leg of pork that has been marinating for 5 days ... and a pudding garnished with sugared rose petals ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 02, 2009, 23:54:07 PM



Random Aside:

I was  thinking about the time someone cold called me and went onto say - I can save you 10% on your electricity, 10% on your gas and 10% on your water charges ... that"s a 30% saving ... GENIUS!

Not sure why this popped into my head ... but it"s a fond memory ...

Louis


Thats my lesson plan sorted for tomorrow

cheer Louis


... good stuff ...

Random Lesson 2 : Geography : if you rotated Norway 180 degrees around it"s most southernly point where would the most Northern point land (which country or sea)?

L


surely this is a maths problem in a geographical context?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 03, 2009, 00:01:30 AM
Is the answer portugal?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 00:28:34 AM

Is the answer portugal?


I actually cannot remember ... but rings a faint bell ... let me know if you work it out ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 00:30:08 AM
Managed to make $3 profit in a $10 115 runner event ... when I rammed 33 into 99 ... quick blinds ... 18th of 115.

RT -$659.

Something to build on!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MintTrav on July 03, 2009, 01:07:33 AM

if you rotated Norway 180 degrees around it"s most southernly point where would the most Northern point land (which country or sea)?


Norway
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on July 03, 2009, 01:10:02 AM


if you rotated Norway 180 degrees around it"s most southernly point where would the most Northern point land (which country or sea)?


Norway


like your thinking -- hero stuff
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on July 03, 2009, 08:19:31 AM
Slightly West of Lisbon, Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean. Precisely.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Waz1892 on July 03, 2009, 08:31:08 AM
It would be between Portugal and Morocco, in the Med sea.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 10:03:04 AM
... great work chiefs ... this is what they should be teaching in schools ... this is what will save the UK.

I am sure that if a newspaper ran a story - "Atlantis found" - with this as the rationale people would believe it.

Double aside - if you wrote a story in Scotland that the Government was going to build train lines to the top of all the Munro"s in Scotland people would believe it.

No lessons this morning ... time for some quiet time ....

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 10:30:11 AM
... continuing my nostalgic trip through memory lane ... I have just watched the end of Play your Cards Right on Challenge.

For the Car ...

Start card 7 ... girl "change it change it" ... guy "don"t change it, we might get an 8"

They change it ...

Changed to a Ten ... both of them "HIGHER, HIGHER" ... the "turn" is an ACE ... such is the genius of probability ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on July 03, 2009, 10:47:37 AM
LMAO! Still won"t get me watchin" such drivel tho.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 11:04:49 AM
... it was Brucie presenting ... always worth a smile ... actually did anyone else ever present it??

I was in semi-bluff mode in the DS ... got called every time ... sigh ...

RT -$670

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on July 03, 2009, 11:24:25 AM
Railed you whilst sat at another table in same DS. I had a 4 man table and got to HU 4:1 down in chips. Very few chances and no lucky hits.

Price is Right ... who cares. As I said, drivel!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 11:38:28 AM
... yeah ... I railed you too ... I think we were both a bit aggressive ... I am playing another one now ... decent start to 5 man table ... still being a bit pushy.

Need some proper poker action ... tempted to try and qualify for the EPT Moscow ... really weird that the World Series Main Event starts today ... one of my home game (not in APAT) is playing day 1A (today) ... I backed off looking to qualify instead batting away at the Sunday Warm Up ... mmm.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 11:46:04 AM
RT -$682

Second DS of the day ... got my money in good ... lost to up and down straight draw ... to triple up ... (other player has three outs) ...

Take a break ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on July 03, 2009, 13:31:12 PM
To even out the variance you should be playing 10 at a time.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 13:32:46 PM
RT -$664

3rd place for $30.10 in 3rd DS of the day ... nursed stock stack ... lost with K6 vs 74 at the end.

Would still have had work to do at the end ... but need that to stand up ...

Still no tickets ... not sure that counts as a bad beat ... on the line ... but was auto call due to BB.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 13:35:21 PM

To even out the variance you should be playing 10 at a time.


Not for me ... poker needs to be enjoyable too ... will accept the beats ... I am looking forward to writing posts of my sick beats ...

Aside - would you really play ten at a time? (4 about the most I would want to play - in that mode).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on July 03, 2009, 14:16:16 PM

tempted to try and qualify for the EPT Moscow


Got the day off so gonna try for EPT Barcelona -- regged for the $5 rebuy sat in 20 mins
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 15:20:36 PM
... got dragged into playing the Wii ... Sports Island ... good fun ... quite sore on the hands ...

Poker to resume later ...

Good luck for the EPT Qualifier ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 18:27:45 PM
RT -$675

Lost at the Heads up stage of DS ... TT into A35 vs 45 (no flushes) ... I check raised ... 2 on the turn ...

Will update stats on these when I return from my evening feast.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 03, 2009, 23:29:38 PM
RT -$703

All the usual fun of ther fair ... ran AJ into AQ and lost ... called by A9 with AQ and lost ... just like a man in a mirror.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 04, 2009, 17:39:53 PM
RT -$734 with a Poker Million $10+1 re-buy in play.

Middle of the pack of 89 ... looks like about 18 to get $215 ticket ...

Woke up this morning thinking about roller skate basketball ... what does this mean?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 04, 2009, 18:39:16 PM
RT -$734 ... but Poker Million ticket won ... 17 from 122 won tickets ... maybe these and not the DS Turbos are the way forward for me ...

Kept getting A8 right towards the end ... horrible hand to go out on ... so folded everytime ...

Right to the wire ... I get TT early position ... folding to the end should be enough ... I fold ... would have been AJ (which hit) ...

Bubble time ... 4000/8000 ... Antes 800 ... I have 516 chips ... then the BB is all in J7 vs JJ ... J is for Joy ...

Will likely trade and play the Warm Up with the ticket ... but feels like the WORM HAS TURNED ... the WORM has teeth and is going to eat YOU soon ... or something like that ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 04, 2009, 19:37:49 PM
RT -$738 ... played an absurd $2 re-buy ... spendt$4 ... made a few chips but declined the 4-all in feasts ... choose my spot with AQ vs Q8 ... and lost to the straight ...

Time to feed the cat ... which is a mile away ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 04, 2009, 23:23:42 PM
RT -$798 (T Dollars +215)

Played another $10 re-buy for $215 ticket ... pushed with KT and called (and lost to) by QJ ... to win an hilarious $2 consolation ...

Also played a very odd direct entry $11 re-buy - 189 Runners - for what looks like being one $8500 ticket to APPT Macau.

Half way through the field lost a race ... fair enough with one ticket need to mass chips or die ...

Very odd to have 189 runners for 1 prize ... will monitor the rest of it ...

Chilled start of the day tomorrow ... looking forward to the Warm Up ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 05, 2009, 10:33:18 AM
Morning News:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8134871.stm

I am going to dedicate any wins today to these budgies ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 05, 2009, 14:12:47 PM
RT -$810 ... Sunday Warm Up paid for ...

In the hunt for another ticket ... I played a fully subscribed DS ... 100 Runners ... ten get paid ... (something at least) ...

Epic heads up battle ... and I finish 11th ... when I choose to push with K6 in AA ... earlier I pushed K9 into AA ... live cards please!

On a bright note ... no real bad beats either way ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 05, 2009, 15:38:02 PM
... played a qualifier for the I-Poker $250k ... AA into Kxx flop ... all in called by KT ... K River standard ...

RT -$859

Deary me ... "normal" service is restored ...

Time to meditate ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 05, 2009, 16:22:09 PM
RT -$871

Played another DS ... going well after KK vs 77 win ...

Starting to get into the middle of the field when KK again UTG ... min raise ... let"s in the big blind ... J9x flop ... not enough chips to do anything else but all in ... of course the BB has J9 ... could have raised more ... but wanted re-raised ... fair play ...

Tennis deserves a fifth set ... would love Roddick to come back ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 05, 2009, 23:51:31 PM
RT -$942

Made Final Table in the APAT ... short stacked for most of the game ... 9th was okay ...

Edinburgh looking good for at least two points.

Not losing with AA at the moment ... but developing a nasty habit of running into it ...

In the Warm Up turned top set ... river gave opponent gutshot straight ... I could have chased him away ... but not sure that is the right thing to do?

Running average ... I think average makes you lose ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 06, 2009, 12:21:40 PM
RT -$954

Got to final table of DS ... lost to higher ace ... fair enough.

Monday mornings are weird when you are not working ... sort of cool ... but sort of barren/sparse.

For the last ten weeks I have been on career break ... and I have almost forgotten what Monday mornings feel like.

For the ten years before I was very much in work and achieve mode - so Mondays were exciting /stressful/tiring - there are little pangs to go back to the city ... I guess they will be much stronger by the end of the summer.

I love the feeling of working as hard as you can ... something to ponder as I walk on the beach ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 06, 2009, 23:21:01 PM
RT -$974 with Poker Stars tournament in play ... $23k in the pot ... 991 runners left ... I am just below average ... no dramas.

Watched University Challenge tonight ... way back in 1993 I was picked for the Dundee team.

We never made the TV ... but I watch with interest ... interesting watch you forget and also what you acquire as compared to student days.

Quizzes are pretty weird ... I like them ... but there are people who treat them as a "profession" ... that feels weird.

I used to love 15-1 at 4.30pm ... I failed to get on it when I was 18 ... but managed to score 66/85 one day ... what a waste of time ... who cares that Basil Spence designed Coventry Cathedral in itself? You want to know something below this skimming ...

As a total aside - I once upon arriving into Coventry asked the guy next to me on the train who designed the cathedral - and he knew - I was oddly impressed.

As a double aside the guy in question - was a professional chocolate photographer - which is impressive.

(The trouble with photographing chocolate is that it melts ... so they make models to photograph which aren"t chocolate at all ... or so I remember)

As a triple aside - the most famous person I nearly met on a train was John McCririck.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 07, 2009, 00:44:50 AM
... kicked out 350th ... with 252 paid ... do the right thing ... get spiked.

400/800/100

Limp UTG with 88.

Flop T34 rainbow

SB bets just under the pot 2700 into 3300 ... I go all in ... for another 10,600 to call ... called by 77 ... 7 on the river ... CLASSIC ...

I guess I do want called for the two outs twice ... would be nice if these stood up more often than currently ...

Played pretty well ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on July 07, 2009, 00:57:17 AM
Raise pre
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 07, 2009, 10:44:47 AM

Raise pre


Raising pre with 88 UTG ... yeah go for it ... easy solution afterwards ... all the chips in with the odds 90/10 in my favour ... have to take that ... and the beat with due relish.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 07, 2009, 20:16:11 PM
RT -$1005 with an I-Poker $10k g"tee in play ... 88th of 160 left at Break 2 ... 50 paid ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: scjn01 on July 07, 2009, 22:37:12 PM
Good luck.....15/19!!  TID
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on July 07, 2009, 22:40:07 PM
Railage ... on me way
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: scjn01 on July 07, 2009, 22:54:02 PM
10/13...survived the blinds
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 07, 2009, 23:00:11 PM
Mmmm ... the final table bubble 11th of 418 ...for $116.50

RT - $890.

I will claw it back from here ... last hand AQ vs TT ... can have no real complaints as won a few races earlier.

Last two tables pretty explosive ... could have got chips in bad and got lucky ... but I think better to dodge bullets when holding absolute trash ...

Early night ... or more poker??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: scjn01 on July 07, 2009, 23:03:49 PM
Unlucky...just needed to win that 50/50.  AJ v AJ didn"t help when you really needed a double up.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 07, 2009, 23:18:43 PM

Unlucky...just needed to win that 50/50.  AJ v AJ didn"t help when you really needed a double up.


The second last table didn"t help ... I could have pushed with 9Ts UTG ... otherwise I either had totally trash (which I could push) ... or the action came to me to call with really marginal hands like Q8 (not great to call with).

AJ vs AJ ... would have settled for it (I think)
Hand before A4 vs A6 for a chop.

I won AQ vs AJ v 88 earlier ... with a flush!

It was an interesting game ... got into a hand position about 19th of 50 ... but pushing things like KJ ... at the time the table was passive ... however when the blinds when out I was acting after two monster stacks with no cards!

Trying to be reflective on my game at the moment ... main characteristic is a slight tendancy to limp into things ... a slight tendancy to not take the lead in stealing chips ...

All this said 11th of 418 is okay ...

Last night losing when 90/10 is okay in terms of how I have been playing.

Lots of AA exits ...

Made a good call tonight when hitting the 8 of Q8 on the river ... minor bluff ... minor bluff ... catch ... check ... call ... vs 77!

Been having real pangs over my lack of holiday to Vegas this year ... really should have gone ... reading the reports of the main event is making me twitchy ...

My home game hero Mark Bramley is playing 2A at the moment ... sitting on 86k ... making some big folds (pre-flop) ... trusting himself post flop ...

I think as well as getting myself back to parity for the year ... I need to launch some bids for EPT Barcelona and Moscow ... aswell as the WSOPE Europe. (Something Juicy!)

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 08, 2009, 06:13:57 AM
6am and the sun is shining ... I was unaware that such a time existed.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on July 08, 2009, 09:05:41 AM
After a long night of poker or after an early-to-bed one ... ?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 08, 2009, 10:10:06 AM
... I got to bed at about midnight (early) ... but not expecting a 6am start (pretty fresh) ... took a 4 mile walk over golf course and around the beach ... then popped in for breakfast at my mum"s ... oh life is soooo hard at the moment.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 08, 2009, 16:48:09 PM
RT -$905 (+T$109)

Started the epic quest to the EPT in Barcelona - $5.50 re-buy (Total $15.50) to win a $109 ticket in trivial fashion.

QQ vs J6 in the blinds
99 vs A7 (monster stack - who also qualified)

Tick tock - two hours until round two which is for $800 seats into the main sat. (Tickets - $15,875)

I haven"t thought about clocks for ages ... I found the following on wiki:

"A good clock is one which, when used to measure other recurrent processes, finds many of them to be periodic" - How good is that!?!

Cricket is pleasing ... England going well ... I think this is the first series I REALLY want England to win.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 08, 2009, 20:42:34 PM
Not so trivial in the $109 - $800 qualifier.

Break 2

27th of 30 for 12 seats ... got lucky with top pair vs over pair ... river spike.

Looked good with AQ in Qxx ... vs AQ

On the Button raised with A3s ... flop 724 ... worth a small gutshot call ...

Turn ... K of hears for nut flush draw ... checked to me ... I bet ... call ...

River is a 3 ... check ... check ... vs A7 (could I have forced large stack off this - doubtful)

Not dead ... 10 BB"s ... time to push and get lucky ... RIGHT!?

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 08, 2009, 21:02:18 PM
ARGGGH 20th of 20 ... for the 12 spots ... JJ losing to AJs ... A spiked.

Need luck together ... JJ hold is just about a seat ... still 9.5 BB"s ... need to double ...

But "no" ... TT into AA ... too short to avoid the push.

RT -$905

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 09, 2009, 01:00:26 AM
RT -$998

36th of 255 in $20k g"tee - 30 paid.

Tried to get busy when middle of the pack ... pegged pack ... forced to push with AT ... ran into KK.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 09, 2009, 16:43:17 PM
Cricket is drifting towards a draw ... how tedious.

Less tedious is the Pink Champagne I bought from M&S ... £22.99 down to £15.32 ... excellent quality ... looking forward to this ...

Back to London tomorrow ...

Not sure what face to face poker will lure me??

The international club has altered it"s schedule - so it loses it"s £200 freezeout - mmm - from Monday July 20th - a £75 freezeout is in play.

Might have to get up the Vic!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 09, 2009, 23:41:29 PM
RT -$1,091

I really do need to win something!

End tonight is "standard" ... 88 into Q56 ... opponent pushes .... I call ... A7 ... Ace hits.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on July 10, 2009, 12:02:54 PM
Tedious draw! If the Aussies play as well today as they did yesterday we could be in trouble! having said that the new ball is swinging so we may pick up a few wickets this morning,
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 10, 2009, 15:23:56 PM

Tedious draw! If the Aussies play as well today as they did yesterday we could be in trouble! having said that the new ball is swinging so we may pick up a few wickets this morning,


429-4 ... (been on a train) ... I guess a draw might be quite good now ... look to the skies ...

It does remind be a bit of the last Ashes Series in Australia ... I watched a day in Sydney and a day in Melbourne.

England do okay for a day and then get eclipsed.

New ball aside - looks easy to bat

In terms of pitch prep" - is it a new wicket - part of home advantage should be preparing a pitch to suit ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on July 10, 2009, 16:04:12 PM
Yep it is a new pitch. And whether we should prepare a pitch to suit, is an old chestnut, we tend to produce as good a pitch as possible, and particularly in the sub continent they produce pitches to suit their bowlers... weird. As regards this wicket I don"t think it is as good as the score suggests, we have actually bowled badly on it, it is turning, and occasionally going through the top! If it stays dry, I think we will lose, the Aussies look like getting 200 ahead, and then we are struggling. But the forecast is to rain, so we might get away with it!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 10, 2009, 16:52:59 PM
... I fear you might be correct ... fair play to the Australians, they have batted extremely well.

I hate watching England bowl - they seems to have no ideas, no consistency of delivery, fail to build the pressure up.

I cannot watch Monty (Variation) Panesar bowl any more.

Would Harmison do anything? Bottom Line he has the county wickets.

Strauss is too passive too.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 11, 2009, 19:40:42 PM
RT - $1103

DS shoot out ... Heads Up ... JJ vs Q7 ... blinds kicking in ... yawn ...

Watched a re-run of Torchwood ... pretty distrubing on the whole ... well done but pretty weird.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 12, 2009, 23:30:16 PM
Went to Leeds Castle today ... (oddly in Kent) ... great place.

Played on the "Segways" which was fun ... never seen one before who like playing on a Wii with big off road wheels ... very responsive.

http://www.segway.com/individual/models/index.php

Absurdly expensive to buy - but great to play on.

Missed all the cricket ... great escape ... but I don"t share any confidence going forward ... six wickets in 170 Overs ...

No poker today ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 13, 2009, 21:50:58 PM
... looks like another blank day ... (pokerwise)

I ordered a pie and chips at 3pm and it came with 8 (chunky) chips ... what is that about?

I ordered an apple pie at 5pm and it came with a green leaf on top of it ... (ditto)

I then took a deep breath to brave the tube home ... 10 mins in a "vagabond" marched through the busy carriage asking everyone is they had matches or a lighter ... amazing how relaxed everyone remained.

Home - Bollywood dance class.

Film - Japanese number about a "talking dog"

We gave up on that one ... now watching Brick Lane ... I fear it is a serious film ... the music is quite nice ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 15, 2009, 16:03:48 PM
RT -$1,124

A very sleepy $10+1 re-buy for a Poker Million ticket (Turbo)

Top pair called by flush draw which duly hits.

Thinking of prep" for Edinburgh APAT - not really feeling in the zone at the moment.

Will get the money in good - the rest is up to the poker Gods.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2009, 16:55:23 PM
... very little poker on the go at the moment.

Cricket going well ...

Golf looking good ...

I am looking forward to some spicy livers and spaghetti at my favoured (authentic) Italian restaurant.

Tonight is results night for actuaries and my lady can qualify (leave the notoriously hard exams behind - we hope!).

Tomorrow a morning start for Edinburgh and drinks/dinner with some of my "Edinburgh Chiefs" ...

Saturday - theatre of dreams - or is it AA vs KK in hour one and spiked!?!

Or is it 53s vs QJs ... and a pair of flopped flushes ... hard to fathom how Billy Kopp will be feeling 20 million chips down playing this hand early position - Final Table in the bag had he left the building - a classic tale.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2009, 17:50:19 PM
Following on from the 14 Budgies being stolen from Brechin here is another classic Scottish News Story ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8153407.stm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mal666 on July 16, 2009, 18:18:08 PM
Talking of Scots news this made me chuckle a bit, chip fat for sun lotion lol.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8131611.stm
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2009, 19:59:26 PM
... aye I read that one ... not something I partake in but inspired me to do the following ...

http://www.livingto100.com/

Apparently my life expectancy is 87 years ... would settle for that ... not sure how accurate this is ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2009, 20:16:46 PM
... a bizarre thing to write on my "poker blog" ... but my girlfriend Jeanie has just qualified as an actuary aged 24 ...

Ding Ding ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on July 16, 2009, 20:27:24 PM
Quote
Ding Ding ...


?

Cha Ching you mean! Stick in with her - her wages may just cover your losses on Betfair ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2009, 20:43:45 PM

Quote
Ding Ding ...


?

Cha Ching you mean! Stick in with her - her wages may just cover your losses on Betfair ;)


Smile - well I used to spend my winnings on her!

We are pretty well set ... just to plan the ceremonial burning of her notes ... and get her on the poker tour ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 17, 2009, 14:14:19 PM
Drifting towards Scotland on the train ... National Express now charge you to reserve a seat ...

I think they have lost the control of this line but everywhere you look "we" are being slealth "taxed" to death.

You wonder where it will end?

I am pondering the poker and what I want to happen - I feel miles away - though this might just stop me doing anything stupid!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 18, 2009, 05:56:12 AM
... and so to the big day itself ... not sure this is the ideal prep" up at 5.55am ...

Edinburgh - wet as opposed to windy (more normal).

Funny to be home and all that - not sure it feels like home any more - feels like a watery grey dream of a life gone by - such is life.

Looking forward to cards ... red ones ... in groups of five ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 19, 2009, 08:37:08 AM
... and not the ideal end ...

Just before midnight at the sharp end of the day ... I wake up with QQ (short-stacked) ... blinds 1000/2000 (150 I think) ...

UTG Swindells makes it 5000, flat called by UTG +1, value then .... I am in for 13,500

Phil Starrs to act after me, re-raises all in to about 22,500

Rob Swindells calls ... I fear I am in terrible shape ... but once flipped I am the narrow favourite ... QQ vs AK (Swindells) vs TT Starrs ... very short-lived favourite with the Tens spiking and a very playable stack for Phil (Previous Winner, EPT and Irish Open casher!)

Earlier in the day a very patient approach required (and paid off) with a little help from an AJ vs TT race followed quickly by a KK vs QQ win.

First table pretty tight with the expection of a very (overly) aggressive pre flop player ... picked off in the end ... but only two uncalled re-raises from me (with goods).

In the classic "Home Game Challenge" - glory only (I think) - all my players are on the same table - nightmare - and whilst previous APAT medalist Charles Sanderson departed early - Gareth Derbyshire played the patient game too and was rewarded with AA vs 77 and KK vs a QJ push - stack now in place Gareth sprinted up to 150k before having his wings clipped at the end of play.

End of play - Gareth 3rd on 112.6k

Lot"s of small stacks to either gobble or get spiked by - and some dangerous stacks to be nervous of - feels like I should still be there but that will have to wait for Nottingham.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on July 19, 2009, 11:29:14 AM
Unlucky Louis, you couldn"t have hoped for anything better withh QQ. Massive shout by Phil with 10s though. Having said that 10 BB and great value!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 19, 2009, 12:38:44 PM

Unlucky Louis, you couldn"t have hoped for anything better withh QQ. Massive shout by Phil with 10s though. Having said that 10 BB and great value!


It"s a weird hand ... given the betting I think there is reason to lay it down (pretty marginal - but was auto push) ... that said could be against some sort of AK and AQ combo ... or worse ... when the chips went in I thought I would be in worse shape perhaps needing the Queen ... had I won it I would have been on 50k with Phil on about 18k (side pot) and Rob on about 9k ... so potentially a chance to mop these chips up too??

That said - later on Phil made a very big lay down of AK (vs AA) - so running good and making the "right" calls/folds - dangerous.

Should be an explosive first hour.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on July 19, 2009, 12:47:52 PM
Nice to meet you properly last night Louis. Unlucky with the exit hand - you got your chips in good so have nothing to be annoyed at other than the poker gods!

see you later today or at DTD.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: APAT on July 19, 2009, 12:59:23 PM
Good to say hello yesterday Louis.

Cheers,

Des.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 19, 2009, 13:06:02 PM

Nice to meet you properly last night Louis. Unlucky with the exit hand - you got your chips in good so have nothing to be annoyed at other than the poker gods!

see you later today or at DTD.


Good to meet you too - I fancy a few pints of Guinness today so probably see you pretty soon!

I folded a pair of 9s slightly earlier to a re-raise ... tough marginal call (thought) ...

Poker Gods scripted a nasty plot for Rob and me - good for Phil(in the end) - in a three way pot like that the Ace or the King doesn"t hurt so much - but no escape for me this time. Having thought about it a bit more the TT push is pretty marginal - not a bad play.

Played things pretty well through the day ... not sure what my poker playing appetite is today ...

Watch the carnage for the 1st hour I guess - see what happens.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 19, 2009, 13:07:53 PM

Good to say hello yesterday Louis.

Cheers,

Des.


Good to meet you ... should be round and about today supporting Gareth Derbyshire FTW.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 21, 2009, 00:06:16 AM
Back home now and reflecting a bit on the tournament ...

Happy with how I played - one minor error (a fold) perhaps cost me - perhaps would have killed me had I called??

Fair bit of banter on structure:

Overall all I would do is bring the antes in earlier or with more bite - reward the aggressive players a bit more.

Overall I was a tiny bit passive in the tournament but got to a point where I got the chips in when infront - need to win a few of these to go far. QQ vs TT vs AK for 50k chips and say 15th of 41 left - would have been in with a shout.

Good to hang around for day 2.

24 runners to about 12 via crapshoot - then some good (tight) poker.

Good to meet some people (names to faces) ... should have met a few more ... Nottingham and next time for that.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 21, 2009, 02:05:18 AM
RT -$981

Clawed back $143 in the $20k g"tee on Blue Square.

18th of 292 - 30 paid.

Lost AKs vs 55 at the death - pot would have taken me to third - on target for $2,340 ... mmm

Just one more race ...

... tournament very up and down, got chipped up lost Q Flush to A Flush, hit quads 7s, folded 55 (would have been quads).

Won KJ push into 66

Have A9 called by K8

I-Poker and everything standing up ... but no last hurrah ... fair play to the 5s I guess ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: MAIR on July 21, 2009, 10:14:12 AM
Was great to meet you Louis, always good to put a face to the name.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 21, 2009, 10:32:42 AM
... good to meet you too Mary ... hopefully accrue some further points for Edinburgh this weekend.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on July 21, 2009, 13:06:18 PM
Louis,

Hope you had a good weekend.  It was great to meet you and unlucky with those queens at the end there.

See you at another APAT soon.


Leigh
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 21, 2009, 15:07:13 PM
Leigh

Good to meet you too.

See you in Nottingham ...

I had a good weekend (a lot of the fracas seemed to pass me by).

It would have been nice to go a bit deeper - but was a pretty narrow favourite over Rob in that hand.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 21, 2009, 23:26:45 PM
RT -$1186

Ran aground 68th of 402(50 paid) in the I-Poker $45k g"tee AT into AK - shipped an extra buyin on a move and then ran into Aces.

Middle phase - looked to get aggressive - a couple of flat calls behind and missed flops requiring a slow down.

Was getting short so AT push correct - would have settled for a race.

I need to have a look at my golf/cricket "books" too - as a bit of loss to add to the above!

Gulp : RT -$1346

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 22, 2009, 17:02:33 PM
Looking back on last night"s game - I was almost in a trance playing - I didn"t do anything particularly wrong but weird to be so on auto-pilot!

Looks like a day off the day today.

I had lunch with my father, just turned 77, still very quick of mind, a good omen.

I am not sure that he has ever played poker, but he enjoys a game of nomination whist, still time to get him on tour??

It would be good to have a legitimate hand that was your age - tricky though - at the moment I am playing 36 (suited)

Further it must be really gutting to reach 40, no legitimate hand for two whole years!

Aside - I visited my mother the other evening and her husband (re-married) had made five rough hewn xylophones from some Norweigan Maple from a local wood - I think this is the kind of news that should go on News at Ten.

We then discussed the difference between Xylophones and Marimbas:

http://percussioneducationonline.com/2008/05/what-is-the-difference-between-a-marimba-and-a-xylophone/

I like discussions with;

a/ no answers
b/ answers

... easily satisfied ... smile.

Further dialogues to follow.

I was thinking about Diogenes the other night - he was a philosopher who lived in a tub and ate onions - rejecting all refinements (such as clothing) - so the story goes Alexander the Great ships up to ask him what he could do for him - to which Diogenes replies "... you can stand out of my light and let me see the sun"

Class!

Who is your favourite philosopher and why?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 23, 2009, 14:41:13 PM
Aboard the "Euston Flyer" - Carlisle to London in 3 hours 23 mins!

Earlier I watched a guy and his girlfriend drinking Buds and Smirnoff Ices, all opened by his teeth, but early for that type of thing in my opinion, very solid technique though.

Do you think anyone has ever managed to suck a cork out of a (non-sparking) wine bottle?

Curry in Brick Lane tonight.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on July 23, 2009, 17:13:17 PM
"Who is your favourite philosopher and why?"

Henri Bergson..... Monty python Sketch....priceless.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2009, 12:05:46 PM

"Who is your favourite philosopher and why?"

Henri Bergson..... Monty python Sketch....priceless.



I am quite liking the idea of calling a future cat "Henri B"

Today - a glorious Saturday at home - only thought is what food to eat - Ideal.

Managed to win a snooker match for the first time in years yesterday (3-2) - a real classic of terrible play.

Would have played golf - but for the lightning!

Keenly awaiting odds for the World Champs in Nottingham.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2009, 19:58:14 PM
Is this the Saturday Night Special?

I-Poker $50k - $100+9 just running.

Racing Post (Pacific Poker?) $50k - $75+5 starting at 8.35pm.

Slow start in the I-Poker event ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2009, 20:33:36 PM
Break 1 : I-Poker $50k g"tee.

194th of 310 - 50 paid.

Racing Post $50k : Looking like a decent overlay :

Backdrop - Watching The Last King of Scotland.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2009, 21:36:15 PM
I-Poker ran out of cards ... 178th ... KQ push into A6.

Racing Post - Break 1 : 118th of 400 : 73 paid.

Break 2 - 186th of 281 - not finding much to play with - very slow structure.

Break 3 - 148th of 182 left - needing a double up - everything I fold would have hit and so on.

Dead! 165th ... poor play in the end ... annoying ... chances to push with better cards ... chances to call with better cards ... weak limpy trash ... and out with a wimper ... not what was required on the end of a poor run of late beats.

RT - $1,525

When I come to review the year - there have been tournaments like this one where weakness/passivity in the middle of the tournament cost me the chance for "glory" - annoying.

Of course the time you make the call with TT in the face of two raises you end up vs AK and QQ and lose ... and not AQ and 77 and win ... but the best advice on any of these hands is work out where you think you are and make the right call/push.

Ability to fold hands can be a weakness ... very tough when the marginal hands are biting both ways.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 13:01:02 PM
Ding Ding - Sunday Morning - Sunday Millions Double Shoot Out.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 26, 2009, 13:08:14 PM

Ding Ding - Sunday Morning - Sunday Millions Double Shoot Out.


played 5 this morning, have finally made a FT
Am playing this tonight too
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 13:17:58 PM


Ding Ding - Sunday Morning - Sunday Millions Double Shoot Out.


played 5 this morning, have finally made a FT
Am playing this tonight too


No joy for me - don"t really like them when they are 100 runner affairs ...

KQ into AJ leaving me crippled.

Round 2

Are you going to play the Warm Up if you get a ticket?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 14:05:27 PM
Second Attempt - got to heads up - caught middle pair vs top pair - blinds big enough to get committed.

RT -$1,548

Will attempt a $10+1 Re-buy to the Sunday Warm Up and then call it a day (bar the APAT tonight).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 26, 2009, 14:15:32 PM
got a seat at that FT. no joy since though. playing in million tonight then
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 15:52:04 PM
Sunday Warm Up - $10+1 re-buy success. (I think my record is 2 from 4 from these!)

$31 in for $215 seat.

RT -$1579 (+T$215)

Pretty much plain sailing with two playing adamant they are going to steal my big blind ... waking up with AA pretty sweet.

Next up K6 pushed into my AJ and the double up puts me just about safe for one of the 18 seats.

Of course still tests to come as I fold KK (would have been vs 99 and 88), 99 and AJs ... but a ticket has been won.

Tempted to save the seat for next week ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 26, 2009, 15:58:13 PM
I"ve also bagged a seat for the warm up. (DS sats FTW!!)

I think you"ve found a bankroll builder there Louis. Try a few more $10 rebuys
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 16:27:47 PM

I"ve also bagged a seat for the warm up. (DS sats FTW!!)

I think you"ve found a bankroll builder there Louis. Try a few more $10 rebuys


Small sample - though I do seem to run good in these ...

I will try one more DS - but going to chill out this evening keeping any further tournament dollars for future weeks.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 16:46:35 PM
RT -$1,591 (+T$215)

AA vs QQ ... obvious Queen ... yawn ... smile ...

On a "brighter" note - Spurs 0 Celtic 2 coming up to half time.

Not convinced that Celtic are going to be any great shakes this year.

Spurs looking terrible at the back.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 26, 2009, 23:15:41 PM
RT -$1,043

213rd in the Sunday Warm Up ... $559 back ... ran out of cards and lost a race KQ vs 77 ...

Pretty decent record in the Sunday Warm Up though not been able to turn it into a big win.

Next time ...

In the APAT - lost KK vs A5 - standard ..

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 27, 2009, 20:21:57 PM
wd on the cash Louis.
From my "experience" once the money bubble bursts, it gets very difficult to keep up. You seemed to be stealing/restealing about once every orbit, but your stack was still below average and sinking. The flurry of exits means you need to get to (and win) showdowns to go deep in this. That KQ v 77 was a great spot for you. Such a shame you were 2 outered on the river.

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 27, 2009, 21:03:09 PM

wd on the cash Louis.
From my "experience" once the money bubble bursts, it gets very difficult to keep up. You seemed to be stealing/restealing about once every orbit, but your stack was still below average and sinking. The flurry of exits means you need to get to (and win) showdowns to go deep in this. That KQ v 77 was a great spot for you. Such a shame you were 2 outered on the river.




Would have made it back to 80k - still struggling ... still alive ...

Previous exits in the money JJ vs 99, 99 vs Q4 and 99 vs AA

Really hard to deal with trash cards in these phases.

It was interesting to watch the different approaches, "lilholdem954" (previous massive winner), pushed everything and blew up 171st, but seemed to take the view that fold equity plus a likely 35% chance at showdown was enough for any two cards.

I think at the margin I like staying alive too much ... though as per the above got my money in good or ran into aces before this race ...

Yesterday I got way below average - which is not good.

I tihnk you could skim just below average and still do well if you get a couple of hands late(r) on.

Was in 86th whilst in the money in one of the above (trying to play tight) ... just one showdown win away from the dizzy heights when ability to steal and pick people off ...

Summary - next out I will look to get a little more aggressive a little earlier ... and no doubt run into Aces ...

Cheers for thoughts.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on July 28, 2009, 00:32:32 AM
It was more a comment on how the tourney plays out rather than a comment on how you played it. You are cashing regularly and with a bit of luck can go deep here. Stick with it and make sure you qualify rather than buy in direct.


It was interesting to watch the different approaches, "lilholdem954" (previous massive winner), pushed everything and blew up 171st, but seemed to take the view that fold equity plus a likely 35% chance at showdown was enough for any two cards.


Not the worst approach. Sort of backs up what I was saying about needing showdowns (and winning them) to go deep
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 10:35:03 AM

It was more a comment on how the tourney plays out rather than a comment on how you played it. You are cashing regularly and with a bit of luck can go deep here. Stick with it and make sure you qualify rather than buy in direct.


It was interesting to watch the different approaches, "lilholdem954" (previous massive winner), pushed everything and blew up 171st, but seemed to take the view that fold equity plus a likely 35% chance at showdown was enough for any two cards.


Not the worst approach. Sort of backs up what I was saying about needing showdowns (and winning them) to go deep


Yeah - I took as a general comment though always pondering the balance in my play - a little passive at the moment.

Very easy to turn the volume up too much though and blow up early.

I used to play Betfair (100-150 runner ish) events all the time - made a solid profit but needed a change.

This year have been concentrating on the Warm Up and other offline events for the challenge/change - might need to go back!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 18:06:56 PM
RT -$955

Weird day on the horses ... a couple of second places from my tipped 4 ...

However a couple of winners yeilding bigger profits.

Bravo to the Glorious Goodwood Comp ... I pick the losers and then bet bigger on the others.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 20:30:57 PM
Pokerstars $80k g"tee

Short and sour.

AK into AT6 ... lost half stack to 66 ... could have well been the lot ...

AK vs QQ ... no help ...

Lost last race at Beverley ...

RT -$1,018

Greyhounds on ... dangerous ... quite live the big galloping track at HOVE.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 20:40:07 PM

Pokerstars $80k g"tee

Short and sour.

AK into AT6 ... lost half stack to 66 ... could have well been the lot ...

AK vs QQ ... no help ...

Lost last race at Beverley ...

RT -$1,018

Greyhounds on ... dangerous ... quite live the big galloping track at HOVE.

L


Good start to the Dogs ... Dazzle Special recovering from a very poor start to string them out in the Marathon ...

RT -$986

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 21:58:24 PM
RT -$1039

Greyhound reverses and $21 into the Pokerstars $60k g"tee $10+1 re-buy ... should be no re-buys ... 1500 chips per $10

Currently on 14,500 chips

40th of 1870 left.

Re-buy nutter on the table ... pumped in $320 (in 43 mins of 90 min re-buy period) ... chipped one guy to 25k ... never seen so many hands hold up it was ridiculous!

Huge distance to go ... but nice to have the chips ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 22:39:42 PM
RT -$1049

Add on bought due to card drought.

14,500 chips : Average - about 10k: 1528 players left - fighting for c$90k

Mr $320 buy in died 47 mins ago but would have need to finish 18th to break even.

First Prize = $13,900

Need to build a stack.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 28, 2009, 22:58:04 PM
... quickly to 35k ... and 10th place ... but sliced back with KK vs AA.

Still 21.4k vs 12.5k Average ... but was going to second if KK good.

Oh well - need to start stealing again.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2009, 00:12:24 AM
Death by 1000 cuts ...

Break 2 (3 hours in) - pretty card dead.

Limped with AK suited and rewardedby T9 push ... 20k left : Average 35k.

Was joining great until two short stacks tried to attack AA ... their replacements very chipped and suddenly a then average stack looking pretty weak.

430 left - 378 paid - not interested in the low rungs on the ladder but will be a little patient at BB = 1200.

Push and hope to be called by dominated hands ... table not too table with one double up.

One massive stack due to AA vs KK vs AQ ... others would all be comparable or shorter ... but need the double up ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2009, 00:26:11 AM
Just about average with 394 left ...

QTs into J98 .. all in called by AQ ... hold ...

Table good bar the chip leader!

I am the second stack with 42k

Massive stack = 202k

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2009, 00:54:12 AM
RT -$959

****** : 241th QQ vs AJ ... tedious ending ... just getting to the sharp end.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 30, 2009, 14:52:41 PM
RT -$864

Decent cash game - no mistakes - $100 to $264.

Had a go at Total Gallery in the 2.45pm ... second place at 26/1 ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 30, 2009, 17:27:22 PM
Session 2 Cash + $73

Horses - $25

RT -$816

Amazing cash session ... down $150 in 15 mins losing twice with full houses ... but a good claw back and beat down the nutflush with a J3 starting hand full house.

Night out with uni friend tonight so will have to wait for tomorrow for session 3 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2009, 00:11:13 AM
RT -$726

Aberdeen 1 Sigma Olomouc 5

OMG ... Sigma 5/2 shots ... went quite small ... Scottish Football going from strength to strength.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2009, 09:24:54 AM
RT -$836

Golf bet made before the start on Scott Verplank for the Buick Open looks doomed.

Morning cards - kept running into flopped straights.

Then ran AK into A7x ... vs 77 ... could have lost less here ... tut tut ...

Looking forward to the cricket but could be a long hard day for England.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2009, 13:16:07 PM
RT - $888

Played an I-poker $8k g"tee - last hand before the break hit top pair and check called.

Turn gives opponent a second pair and no escape (with gutshot draw + 5 other outs) on the river.

A little greedy perhaps ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2009, 16:30:39 PM
Weird gambling day.

Called the England odds being far too high correctly betting at Average 10/1 and laying at 5/2.

Then took the view that Australia would be able to swing the ball and get England out for less than 320 ... maybe they will but so lacklustre their attack I have cut my losses.

Horses also going badly coming up to the 4.35 at Goodwood.

RT -$1,003

Tres Coronas FTW?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2009, 17:55:30 PM
RT -$832

Noble Storm saves the day in the 5.45 ... despite missing the break in a 5F ...

Grabbed 6.4/1 on Betfair.

Excellent work.

Bad Light at the cricket ... Strauss excellent ... Bell (so plum LBW) ... but still in.

Koertzen such a poor umpire ... gave two dubious decisions to Anderson (I think Onions had a good one turned down too).

Shame that the weather is going to eat the Test Match up.

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2009, 21:46:17 PM
RT -$721

Another nice cash session +$151

Just outside money in the Pokerstars $30k : AT vs 88 defeat

Lost a little on a nonsense horse race.

Good comeback this week - pleasing - try and top off at the weekend.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 01, 2009, 01:28:02 AM
RT -$684

Bit of a slog ... but made it back to +$37 on the cash tables ... going well ... it cannot last!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 01, 2009, 15:40:49 PM
RT -$684

Cash Tables doing okay ... +$81 ... but will be written off unless Markab wins 15.40.

Good feelings for this War Horse - loving the weather - though a load of cash for Biniou - mmm

Looking forward to the APAT Tournament tonight though getting ready for no cards - having had them on the cash tables over the last week.

Cash Tables - Less beats generally which is good - flopped quad 4s though not paid much despite having raised everything before.

$.50/1 seems to be a good level to attempt to bully ... might skip up a level ... though I think there is a change when you go to $1/2 ...

Fingers Crossed!

The race is off ....
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 01, 2009, 22:15:11 PM
RT -$739 plus any winnings in the APAT

First hour was pretty good though quad 2s not paid.

Second hour pretty poor cards - though flopped a straight which lost to a rivered full house.

Sharp end now - need to start accruing some chips ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 02, 2009, 11:40:17 AM
APAT event : 24th of 100.

Real rearguard action for the majority of the event

Nice QQ vs QJ in the blinds hand.

Final push is 9Ts into QJ ... J9x ... T ... Q

Is there a Sunday of poker in me??

Flying to Kenya tomorrow night - things to do today - like .... play "golf"!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 02, 2009, 17:11:09 PM
RT -$784

Flintoff the slayer as I oppose England"s 1st Innings runs ... could have been worse.

Sunday Warm Up ... will take things to -$999 plus returns ... is tonight the night!?!

Pitch and Putt was pretty wild ... tiny greens and wayward irons coupled with poor putting not the ideal mixture.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 02, 2009, 20:57:17 PM
RT -$999

Sunday Warm Up started very well ... twice the average after two hours ...

Hour 3 - Card dead until TT early position - standard raise - SB and BB call

Flop 974 two clubs.

SB bets out a small bet, BB all in, a call is going to cut me from 30k to 10k, and having made wrong TT folds recently, I make the wrong call ...

Vs 99 for top set.

BAD PLAY - A bit pre-meditated - wanted it to be a flush draw or the dream A9 - POOR

Next hand 10k back to 20k ... TT vs 66 ... flop 6xx ... River T ... so back in play.

A few hands later

AJ on the button ...

500/1000/75

Raise to 3000
BB raises to 7000
I am all in for 20000

Called by KQ ... K on the flop ... would have taken me above average ... with a chance to settle down ... but not to be ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on August 02, 2009, 22:14:53 PM
Enjoy Kenya Louis, not many Casinos there!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 03, 2009, 15:58:20 PM
... my hotel is advertising local casinos ... but not high on my list ... though there is an argument for playing poker on every continent in the world.

South America to follow.

Are you playing in Nottingham ... might be my next serious poker!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on August 03, 2009, 22:37:13 PM
I,m main event on the Friday, you?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 04, 2009, 20:46:28 PM

I,m main event on the Friday, you?


I am playing on the Saturday ... will come up in the morning ...hopefully make day 2!

Just got to Mombasa ... free local beers (pretty decent) ... 25 hours door to door ... beer can wait a night.

Reading the inflight stuff - a choice of casinos - one with a "floating" sushi bar - what does that mean?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Logie66 on August 04, 2009, 21:47:07 PM
Could be flooded  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 06, 2009, 07:18:36 AM

Could be flooded  ;D


I will report back once (if) we make it.

Wedding lasts 4 days ... which is quite weird ...

Day 1 - lost a dance off to a 70? year old - amazing guy.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 09, 2009, 16:25:53 PM
RT -$1003

I played 4 hands of limit poker (by mistake obviously) and lost $4 ... connection is playable for fun ... and "free" ... but by the time tonight"s APAT starts I will have been up for 17 hours ... could be a bit of a slog.

Sunday and Kenya slightly different from Sunday in Southgate/Cummertrees.

On Safari by 8.30am local time - at the Tsavo East Park which is 90 mins (ish) drive from Mombasa

My 11.30am - spotters list including.

Elephants
Giraffes
Lions
A leopard
Buffalos
Zebra
... something called a Heartbeast ... which was my favourite ... large antelope with a Heart Shaped head.

Lots of other minor beasts to boot ...

Gazelles - very soothing.

We then went to a Masai tribal village which was slightly strange but fun to dance with a Warrior - not sure what they do with the hard cash?

Home to dinner now at out beach hotel - not sure what is on the menu - though pretty much curried out following 4 days of wedding.

The Vegetarian Thali were amazing - but my stomach grows each day!

Fabulous to see and be part of an authentic Kenyan/Indian wedding ... amazingly I was entrusted as one of the carriers of the bride (in a wooden boat - a Dhow) into the wedding "arena".

Brides must have been dropped!

Heavy boat - narrow spaces - recipe for disaster!?

We are staying in Mombasa for another week - but very ready to chill out.

Good luck to those playing tonight.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 15, 2009, 19:17:44 PM
Doha Airport:

50/50 for standby flight to London.

Kenya a great place - but once Kenya Airways goes on strike - have got involved in a series of coin flips in our bid to get home.

We lost the first to miss connecting flight by about an hour.

We "won" the second Nairobi to Doha - about 5 mins to spare - not quite the last on the plane.

Not too keen on a night in the airport - fingers crossed.

No poker ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 16, 2009, 09:59:48 AM
... well I won my Doha coin flip ... so home a mere 25 hours late ... a tie for my worst delay with a Baltimore to Edinburgh trip about 9 years ago.

Weird to come back to football season in play ... plan was to sit with the previews and get some bets on yesterday.

Looking forward to seeing some highlights ... can Arsenal fly the traps?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 17, 2009, 07:09:27 AM
RT -$786

Golf bet winning sensation.

Yang putting in a tremendous last round versus the Tiger - who couldn"t hole a put - get the demons in his head.

Lost a bit on Spurs vs Liverpool - can live with that.

Liverpool very poor.

Spurs looked pretty solid but I expect with get exposed at the back once King gets injured.

Nice to be up early and in the UK.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 19, 2009, 19:54:41 PM
Back on the Horse:

Blue Sq : $45k g"tee : $50+5 re-buy. 7.45pm kick off.

First hour - slow and steady - TT even held as an over pair ... wow!

Lost a little on football bets last night ... so -$826 going into the event ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 19, 2009, 20:55:11 PM
Good first hour in the $45k g"tee.

One re-buy @ start so 3000 chips turned into 9,790.

10th of 255 : Average 3,976.

Won a little on Jenny Meadows - lost on the hurdles final.

RT -$922 plus any winnings.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 19, 2009, 22:07:08 PM
Savage Gardens ...

AQ called by KQ ... K on the turn.

Earlier with chips JJ vs KK (short/mid stack)

TT UTG - happy to limp for a raise - 6 runners - gutshot draw - no help - minor chips involved.

Snooze again until Nottingham?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 20, 2009, 21:08:53 PM
Football bets to the rescue.

R Sivasspor 0-4 Shakhtar Donetsk @ 6/4 ... wow

Lost £20 on 200m without Bolt ... mmm went the wrong way opposing Spearmon ... but with the wrong person.

RT -$714

Big bet on Hearts to lose in Zagreb - 2-0 down at HT ...

Also a Big Bet on ENGLAND to win the cricket ... 3.55 on Betfair is sensational with a pitch that will deteriorate (and the weather looks fine) ... tempting to super lump it ...

Swann to mop them up - after the pace attack softens them ...

Reflecting on poker tournament last night ... felt very like going through the motions ... waiting for scenarios I couldn"t escape ... and then dying to a bad beat ...

Bodes weirdly ... looking forward to Nottingham ... but going to hate it when I lose AK vs AQ ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 20, 2009, 21:54:38 PM
RT -$532

D Zagreb 4 Hearts 0

Ding Ding!

Hearts next game home to Rangers - could be a shocking start for the Jambos.

Need to ponder England Vs Australia - I have chopped and changed far too much this series - might still get the bacon!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 21, 2009, 18:04:03 PM
Could be bacon time!

England start the day at 5/2 and end it at 1/4 (well not quite over!)

Excellent bowling - fair play to the much criticised Broad - a fearsome spell.

Australia"s lack of a spinner looks like a shocking decision.

Weird to be totally out of poker mode - but sports gambling going well.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 22, 2009, 16:50:28 PM
Ashes match is getting way too weird for me ... what has happened to the pitch ... England just have to win this ... but I am profit taking ...

+£515 on cricket
Looks like -£30 on football bets ...
Discount -£100 poker bets on APAT

+£385 ... or +$616 (currently assuming 1.6)

RT +$84 ... seems like forever since I was level on the year ... ATTACK ATTACK!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 25, 2009, 21:20:08 PM
RT -$25 plus any winnings.

Break 1 of the Betfair $18k g"tee - only146 runners at $100+9

40th of 94 at the break - 18 paid.

Hit JJ into 4J4 early and got well paid - but failed to monopolise when a four diamond gave a higher flush than mine made on the turn ...

Quite a quick and jolly tournament on the whole - should finish by midnight.

Eye"ing up the £100 freezeout at the International club on Thursday - part of a festival - brain warming to it"s poker task ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 25, 2009, 22:23:52 PM
Break 2

27th of 47 - 18 paid.

QQ vs AK gets things going
AK vs JJ pegs me back.

Q7 vs 76 (short stack) - lost to two pairs ...

In the balance.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 25, 2009, 22:48:53 PM
... grrr out in 39th ... river brings a second ten on the board which makes trips over my aces ...

Could have got away with a tiny stack ... but was trying to build the pot to make a proper stack to attack with.

Could have avoided this extra or at least postponed it ... mmm.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on August 26, 2009, 21:39:37 PM
Should see you at the Int tomorrow night.

Buy me in if I"m running late? ;)

Cheers,
P.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2009, 13:45:11 PM
A return to face to face poker:

International Club tonight : £100+50 rebuy/add on - Part of Paradise Poker"s Festival.

7pm start - not sure of exact format - but should be a good structure.

Last night Martin Silke won their £200 F/O - 80 Runners.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2009, 22:45:30 PM
RT -$289

£100+50 rebuy/add on ...

AA vs QQ defeat ... standard ... yawn ...

100/200 (25) ... early position raises to 900 ... I re-raise to 3000 ... he goes all in for 9900 ... which has me narrowly covered ... DING DING ... first card is a Queen ...

Of the 7 (Big) face to face tournaments I have played this year - I think I am 4-1 down on horror beats to be eliminated or crippled ... I may trawl my blog so see where I am on online ... feels about the same!?! Albeit there was one online event were I won everything no matter how far behind for about $1,500.

Distributions have long tails ... all you can do is stroke them and see if they purr ... right?

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2009, 23:02:09 PM
Interesting to view the chip counts of day 1A ... very few large stacks built (yet).

Could be a mammoth day 2.

My thoughts on day 1B tomorrow - pretty settled - obviously will need cards to stand up.

Will not be limping with weird hands ... will be pushing when in doubt.

Quite a few friends with money on me which is weird ...

Looking forward to some good cards ...

... not 99, TT and JJ ... with a load of AK flops ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2009, 02:34:36 AM
So no world title for the Honeybadger ...

Out in 46th AQ vs AK ... a real rearguard action from 4625 to 22000 but not enough cards and the wrong match ups.

Scouse raises with 44 and I re-raised with AA ... he folds
Scouse raises with AK and I re-raised with AQ ... he calls

AQ vs 44 and AA vs AK would have been nicer ...

In 7 hours play

AA - once
KK - once
QQ, JJ, TT, 99 - zero
88 - twice ... winning a 88 V AQ race
77 - twice

AK - twice

Not really enough to do any gunning ... needing luck with the chips in the middle ... Did win A7 vs KK when very priced in ...

Overall - could have played hands differently but no obvious errors made ...

Next year!


DTD ... spot on venue ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2009, 17:45:07 PM
RT - $373

Failed to qualify for the I-poker $250k

Flush draw push when short into AAA ... no improvement for either ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2009, 20:38:04 PM
RT -$428

Played a $50+5 turbo on Betfair - pushed KQ into A8 - and lost - almost the classic APAT hand once it gets to the shove ...

Final Table about to start and John Miller in play at 66/1 ... would be cool ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 31, 2009, 16:53:15 PM
RT - $493

In middle of $55k tournament on Pokerstars - a bit below average having lost:

KK vs J2
AK vs Q9

Minor football losses due to Cardiff failing to win at Doncaster.

Played some shocking pitch and putt including hitting a ball into a tree that never seemed to come down.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 31, 2009, 18:36:03 PM
Pokerstars $55k

42nd of 324 going into the money - 2162 started.

62k vs 34k Average - 600/1200(125)

Top prize = just under $9k - classic payment curve so will need to speculate a little!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 31, 2009, 20:18:41 PM
RT -$411

85th of 2162 in Poker Stars $55k - emlinated with AA vs QQ ... to go 17th.

What to say?

In the tournament

JJ lost to A3
KK lost to J2
AA lost to QQ
AK lost to Q9
A9 lost to J8

Pretty to tough to overcome this ...

I think my overall thought is usually of being robbed of the chance to play the rest of the tournament and not the money ... but 2009 looks like being the year I slogged away played good stuff (normally) and made nothing!

I guess the pay day comes later ... I smile at that ... but next AA vs QQ match up I will be nervous.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 31, 2009, 21:52:38 PM
I have elected to sing some songs ...

E.g.

Yellow bird,
Up high in banana tree,
Yellow bird,
You sit all alone like me

Did your lady frien",
Leave de nest again?
Dat is very sad,
Make me feel so bad,
You can fly away,
In the sky away,
You"re more lucky dan me.

or

There"s a big black bear he"s a huff-puff-a-puffin"
His coat"s too heavy he"s a huff-puff-a-puffin"
Don"t get too near the huff-puff-a-puffin"
Or you won"t stay all day!

or

Noodles on a fork, noodles on a fork
Twirly wirly, twirly wirly, noodles on a fork

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 01, 2009, 21:49:25 PM
RT -$475

Greyhound woes ... some good front running costing me.

No poker today ... well so far.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 01, 2009, 22:51:51 PM
RT -$559

About to start the Betfair Eyes Wide Shut ... $50+5 buy in.

Lost a $29 heads up match to get there cheaper.

99 vs A9
A3 vs J9 defeats.

When will the worm turn?

Loads of small pairs - but not help ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 07, 2009, 21:47:33 PM
RT -$710

Went to York races as part of a stag do - made a few wrong marginal calls ...

(Very nice track - well worth a visit)

Played a bit of random poker 1st and 3rd from 8 runners games.

Back in Scotland now - pretty ready to sleep - looking for to the Saturday night APAT game.

Weird to be "home" - time for my official weigh in I think - then I can start my Bridget Jones-esque diary.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 08, 2009, 22:54:55 PM
RT -$780 plus any in play winnings.

APAT Qualifier good fun until I ran into a bigger ace ... fair enough.

Played loose - felt ahead - was behind!

Fired up the Betfair $50+5 turbo to soothe myself.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on September 08, 2009, 23:09:41 PM

RT -$780 plus any in play winnings.

APAT Qualifier good fun until I ran into a bigger ace ... fair enough.

Played loose - felt ahead - was behind!

Fired up the Betfair $50+5 turbo to soothe myself.

L


aye sorry about that -- previous hand I had A8 hearts top pair and a flush draw - your play was creative and had the whole table very, shall we say nervous  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 08, 2009, 23:17:45 PM
... no problems ... it was a fun table ... perhaps I should have folded it and kept people on their toes!

In the Betfair $50+5 turbo ... I flopped top set ... but lost to a flush draw ... as is the way!

Looking forward to Saturday Night ... and making the right calls!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 09, 2009, 19:31:49 PM
Ambitions for the night:

Watch Scotland beat Holland at football.

Purchase a King Henry VIII costume.

Win a poker tournament - not sure what to play yet - was going to try to qualify fo I-poker $1m g"tee but satelittle is a ridiculous $50+5 re-buy with 5 min levels - what is that about!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 09, 2009, 22:24:22 PM
RT -$855 plus any winnings.

No joy in the $45k g"tee on i-poker - getting nowhere and elected not to re-buy as I ran 99 into QQ.

Now playing the $12.5k - $5 re-buy.

First break 29th from 650 from 953. Nearly triple the average chips.

Scotland 0 Holland 1 ... the vorpal blade from Holland cutting deepest.

Scotland had their chances, some of the woodwork, some snatched at, the Dutch finished the game in clinical style.

England at football 10/10 : England at One Day Cricket 3/10 - what are they doing!?!

Henry VIII - costume when for £69 + 8 postage - stuff that ...

Could be a late night of poker and football with the South American games on.

Uruguay looking so much better than Colombia.

Looking forward to Paraguay Vs Argentina.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 09, 2009, 23:23:38 PM
Break 2

20th of 294 : 32.5k vs 15.5k

Played pretty loose and failed to catch anything for first 45 mins of level, but finally rewarded with a couple of flushes and all the loose play worth something.

Getting tempted to have a bet of Paraguay vs Argentina ... Maradona = clown.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 00:28:17 AM
Break 3

18k vs 36k

Looking to be aggressive - not really getting the cards

110th of 128 left - 100 paid.

ATTACK

Paraguay playing some good stuff - hit the post twice - cannot take much more of the woodwork tonight!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 01:35:48 AM
Break 4

77k vs 86k Average

26th of 53 left.

Lost races to get into trouble - won races to get back in shape.

Called a buton push with AJ vs 67 which held up.

Paraguay 17 mins to go ... Veron off ... could be a sweet night!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 01:54:11 AM
Session 5

Early moves to 269k vs 114k Average - 4000/8000(800)

AK vs AQ

plus a lot of stealing.

4th of 40 left.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 02:17:03 AM
Session 5 part 2

469k vs 158k Average

1st of last 29

Massive hand with JJ into Jxx rainbow.

Opponent bets I flat call - river is a ten - now two spades - I decide to kill things with an all in - called by TT.

Lost a bit trying to kill short stacks ...

Blinds nows 6000/12000(1200) so going to be action packed.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 02:40:46 AM
Break 5

RT -$599 due to Paraguay win.

Poker still very well in play: 2nd of 20.

477k vs 229k average - blinds 12500/25000(2500)

Lost everything to short stacks - though never ahead - couple of races 0 from 2.

Blinds likely to create carnage!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 03:16:16 AM
RT -$440

Final table 3rd place at the start but everyone in play. (But only 11BBs)

TT UTG I flatted and missed.

QQ raised and took the blinds.

AQ in big blind has to call the late position K6 push ... and off course K6 becomes two pairs.

Next hand TJo loses to 47o ... 10 minute levels feeling more like a turbo.

10th from 953 ... but feeling like a defeat.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on September 10, 2009, 09:06:18 AM
Good run Louis.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 10:25:08 AM

Good run Louis.


Cheers mate - just cannot get over the line!

Got a stack - looked to kill short stacks - lost all the 40/60 shots.

Then AQ vs K6 for the chip lead with 9 left ... and riverred.

Bottom line is - this was always a concern with the tournament - so I cannot really complain.

Feeling a bit more creative on the tables at the moment which is good.

Feel like closing this year down early - it feels like I will end the year at +/- $1

What about England in the ODI"s - just nothing there.

Job done in the tests but this is looking like 0-7!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on September 10, 2009, 11:20:22 AM
Yeah getting over the line is the killer, especially when the tourneys become major Donkaments at the end, but even the best structures tend to end in push or fold mode at the finish, and then it is about getting your chips in first and winning the races.
Cricket - Ashes were great, not quite the 2005 series, but still gripping. The one dayers well, the least said. We are very poor, particularly with the bat. Whatever you say about Pieterson, we don"t half miss him. Got tickets for the Chester le street game, think it will be all over by the time that one comes around! It also clashes with an APAT league game, so I might sell "em on! Hows that for dedication.
Playing a live local event tomorrow, pretty decent structure, really looking forward to it. If I run good you"ll hear about it, if not you wont  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 11:49:04 AM
... need a pretty long structure to take the donk out of the endgame ... or more creative play (I think I will work on that).

The end of the Poker Million and Sunday Warm up feature better poker - though I guess that means aiming at c$200+ buy in tournaments.

The $50k/$45k g"tee on I-poker is a shovefest at the end ($50 re-buy - average c$130)

Looking at the $1m g"tee - lots of the sats are turbo strucutres which is annoying.

All this said - no matter the structure you need to win your races when they matter. (Avoiding races - by stealing more another thing to work on.)

Cricket : Bopara - wrong answer : Not sure about Owais Shah - though his strategy to take Denly out of contention surely GENIUS.

Feel for Strauss - what can he do??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 14:42:46 PM
RT -$471

Got into a good position in $1m g"tee qualifier - but with increasing blinds lost a battle of the blinds - live cards but went in behind.

Marin Cilic to beat Del Potro is huge at 4/1 tonight.

No reason why he couldn"t then beat Nadal/Gonzalez - overall price 47/1 - back to lay I believe.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 21:23:25 PM
Cilic going well ... ffirst set 6-4

Del Potro 1.79
Cilic 2.24

Pretty tempting to lump Cilic ... but will settle for the money placed at 4.9

Could be a classic match.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 10, 2009, 22:08:42 PM
... weird second set ... Del Porto marches back ... happily I chopped the down side so have a tasty freeroll on Cilic ...

I guess Del Potro might over power him ... GRRR!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 11, 2009, 11:15:12 AM
RT -$491

A little bit on Cilic left on for the title ... oh well.

Beautiful weather in sunny Scotland.

Listening to Sky debate the virtues of Darren Fletcher - might be a short debate ...

I think he would make a fine farmer.

Cricket - good to see Collingwood and Anderson rested.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 12, 2009, 15:22:11 PM
Random thought afternoon ... watching trashy TV.

When is it ever a good idea to get on a horse wearing a wedding dress?

I do love an Indian summer - a chance to walk in the sun as opposed to watching the rain!

Thinking about the virtues of sausage sandwiches vs the idiocy of Derren Brown.

... looking forward to the APAT tonight.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 12, 2009, 23:41:36 PM
RT - $546

APAT 34th of 89 ... and a weak finish

KQ vs AJ (short stack)
K9 vs A8

Played good for two hours - raised everything - and took advantage.

Lost a 77 into xxx called by AK which spiked (small stack)
Lost a AK vs AT
Lost a KQ (two pairs) vs 4 to a flush - which I played slowly (could have folded the river) - my own fault.

This made my stack small and not enough patience from me to survive.

The epic balance between patience and aggression - and how to deal with having very few cards.

Overall - a decent position dented by beats - but killed by impatience - WEAK!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 13, 2009, 10:02:06 AM
... I should add to last night ... enjoyed the battle with MattBlue and AMRN.

Matt on the table all night.

Steve arriving late to re-raise my raises - I should have re-stole - I think - next time!

First 100 hands - I played 55 and won 36 - which is pleasing.

Got to 4th place - then needed to slow down a bit but I seemed to have cooked the brakes.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 13, 2009, 14:57:06 PM
RT -$669

Mmmm ... feeble attempt to qualify for the I-poker $1m ... broke one of my rules in playing a turbo qualifier (re-buy)

Re-focus : walk in sun - strawberry and white chocolate ice lolly.

Fired up a $70+7 qualifier ... so RT -$746 ... plus or mnius a ticket ... 10 min levels ... shuffle up and deal.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 13, 2009, 16:06:20 PM
41st of 71 for 18 seats - 6 refunds and 1 consolation.

Lost momentum with AT vs JT defeat.

Nearly falling asleep ... not helped by Cardiff 0 Newcastle 1 ... zero skill.

I watched Crystal Palace vs Charlton last year (live) - dire.

Fulham vs Everton next up ... is this going to be any better?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 14, 2009, 01:21:11 AM
RT -$569

Made the (minor) money of Event 26 of the WCOOP

Very slow structure - never in a great position - had a life with 5 outs twice early on.

Needed to find a good spot to gamble at the end.

How"s this ATs vs AA ... great!

If you could this as a Sunday Warm up substitute then 5 cashes from 10 ... this one slightly feeble (though governed by cards) ... others more live.

Might take a look at tomorrow"s card!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 14, 2009, 21:50:23 PM
RT -$591

Played the APAT qualifier - missing the first 30 mins (at dinner) - no joy in these at the moment - ramming into QQ twice.

Having folded AK and AQ to KK twice!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 16, 2009, 11:36:37 AM
Happy Birthday to me ... (37) ... how does it happen ... it"s almost as if the number gets one bigger each year!

Never know what to do to celebrate birthdays - so much partying throughout the year already.

Most of my favourite activities can be done every day.

e.g. eating sausage rolls/sitting in my chair.

Off to Italy tonight - Venice - Florence - Pisa.

Venice - always like walking into a Canaletto painting.

Florence - I am most looking forward to the Boboli Gardens to view the statue of Bacchus riding the giant Turtle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bacchino,_Boboli.jpg

Pisa - I ate a great Pizza there last time - backstreet cafe/restaurant - only other customers being an Italian couple busy getting off with each other - under the table their boxer dog kept guard.

Leaning tower fans - Bologna has a tower with a much bigger lean - just not so ornate.

I love Italy and its ways.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on September 16, 2009, 11:41:30 AM
Many Happy Returns Louis.

Enjoy your holiday.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 16, 2009, 12:08:52 PM

Many Happy Returns Louis.

Enjoy your holiday.


Cheers mate - good luck in the London Freezeout you are playing.

Aside - here is another holiday I am pondering:

"Truffle Weekend in the Papal Enclave"

http://www.provenceguide.co.uk/home/vaucluse-in-provence/short-breaks/cooking-classes-and-fine-fare/cooking-classes-and-fine-fare-details/foliot/1/offreid/f129e140-0a2a-4ed0-b3c5-8bfb605e4f3f.aspx

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on September 16, 2009, 13:42:10 PM
Happy Birthday Loius, have a good trip.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: noble1 on September 16, 2009, 18:23:09 PM
happy birthday chap.... if u do go truffle hunting,save us a couple in your hidden pockets :)  
wine tasting? do they honestly believe most people will taste and spit it out !!!  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on September 17, 2009, 17:24:25 PM
Happy birthday for yesterday.

I got engaged in Florence. It"s rife, so be careful.

Broadway monthly special is on for me next Thursday. Can"t remember when you"re back, but let me know if your arm can be re-twisted.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 21, 2009, 17:38:13 PM

happy birthday chap.... if u do go truffle hunting,save us a couple in your hidden pockets :)  
wine tasting? do they honestly believe most people will taste and spit it out !!!  ;D


No truffles this time ... a trip for the future?

Wine tasting - I"ve drank wine that would be better spat out - but generally an odd concept!

Just back (from Italy).

Just about ready for some poker!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 21, 2009, 17:40:36 PM

Happy birthday for yesterday.

I got engaged in Florence. It"s rife, so be careful.

Broadway monthly special is on for me next Thursday. Can"t remember when you"re back, but let me know if your arm can be re-twisted.


Broadway looking pretty unlikely to be honest ...

Might play something online later tonight!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 21, 2009, 21:04:42 PM
RT -$613

APAT Qualifier : Did not make the first break.

Nearly did not reach the first five minutes.

Very unlucky to 1Foggy who flopped the straight vs my top two pairs in the blinds ... all the money in ... and I fill the boat.

Chipped up and looking to be aggressive I get chopped in half with JJ as overpair ... ramming into AA.

Progress made until I catch a second pair with KQ ... only to find two better pairs (short stack) ...

AK into JJ ... no help ... no complaints.

I will settle for the early night ... and try some more subtle poker tomorrow night!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 23, 2009, 23:39:05 PM
RT -$668

Played the $50+5 Turbo on Betfair.

Nothing doing ... great chance to quad up with AKs ... but defeated by Q7 early position raised ... and called by 86s mid position ... mmm

All this with Nick Clegg in the background ... perhaps the most sensible of the three offerings ... but certain to get the least votes ...

Quite enjoyed Newsnight too which seemed like a fight that Paxman was struggling to control - Lord Gilbert on epic form.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on September 23, 2009, 23:41:53 PM

All this with Nick Clegg in the background ... perhaps the most sensible of the three offerings ... but certain to get the least votes ...


Its very easy to promise the earth when you know you"ll never get the chance to honour it

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 23, 2009, 23:54:53 PM


All this with Nick Clegg in the background ... perhaps the most sensible of the three offerings ... but certain to get the least votes ...


Its very easy to promise the earth when you know you"ll never get the chance to honour it




Yeah I know ... I am fairly apolitical these days (pretty disappointing Leadership from all parties) ... but I thought it was a good speech ... not really promising the earth ... just saying that the rich need to pay their taxes and that people (all of us) need to be responsible for building a better Britain.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 24, 2009, 00:04:43 AM
Further political aside:

1983 Election:

Conservatives 397 seats - 42.4% of the vote
Labour 209 seats - 27.6% of the vote
Liberal/SDP Alliance 23 seats - 25.4% of the vote.

Bit of a bad beat really.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on September 24, 2009, 08:09:03 AM


All this with Nick Clegg in the background ... perhaps the most sensible of the three offerings ... but certain to get the least votes ...


Its very easy to promise the earth when you know you"ll never get the chance to honour it




I dunno, I think Lib Dem time could have their finest hour very soon. I watched Vince Cable"s speech at the weekend - the first time I"ve been "impressed" by a politician.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 24, 2009, 09:59:39 AM



All this with Nick Clegg in the background ... perhaps the most sensible of the three offerings ... but certain to get the least votes ...


Its very easy to promise the earth when you know you"ll never get the chance to honour it




I dunno, I think Lib Dem time could have their finest hour very soon. I watched Vince Cable"s speech at the weekend - the first time I"ve been "impressed" by a politician.



... mmm ... not sure ... Vince rather blowing his feet off yesterday ...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6845019.ece
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 24, 2009, 23:21:26 PM
RT -$723

Played my standard (when busy) $50+5 Betfair Turbo ... no cards until I rammed A9 into KK ... hit the 9 ...

Watching Professional Masterchef ... the show where professional chefs prove that cannot cook ... very pleasing ... but scary.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on September 25, 2009, 09:58:12 AM
I"ve only seen that once, and all three served chicken raw. My food"s rubbish but it won"t normally kill you.

Good decision last night - only 32 with late-comers and alts, and some super-fishy stuff for a £150 comp, with a bit of needless handbags on the FT to boot. Better off where you were.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2009, 10:38:42 AM

I"ve only seen that once, and all three served chicken raw. My food"s rubbish but it won"t normally kill you.

Good decision last night - only 32 with late-comers and alts, and some super-fishy stuff for a £150 comp, with a bit of needless handbags on the FT to boot. Better off where you were.


One of the guys last night couldn"t make an omlette ...

(Surely this is equivalent to a poker player not being able to pick up the hole cards)

Another guy managed to cut himself three times whilst cutting up a chicken.

When three people cooked the chicken raw - there was a fourth person elimated before that for being "worse".

Some very good cooks too ... but few and far between.

32 Runners ... mmm ... kick off too late ... when I spoke to them they were predicting 75+

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2009, 20:31:10 PM
... tonight Masterchef is making me hungry ... (well whatever re-run we are watching!)

Not much poker going on at the moment ... SUNDAY!

Nice Lebanese Skewers for lunch ... nice Chinese Dumplings for "tea"

If I close my eyes I can see a Chocolate Souffle ... question is where is it??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2009, 23:51:07 PM
-$735

Played a slow Shoot out to the Sunday Warm Up.

4th of 31 - 2 places ...

TT spiked KK - late on

but

66 into KK and dead.

Watching "Dating in the Dark" ... kind of weird ... kind of entertaining ... going soft.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 26, 2009, 09:04:43 AM
Saturday morning confusion ...

... firstly I catch the end of the Morning Line where someone is arguing that Horse Race handicaping "is like Communism in that your handicap always goes up and never comes down" !?!?!?

Next up is an advert for Derren Brown who is going to bet £5k on a single number on a roulette wheel ... he"s spent a year doing the research ... sigh!

Next up a scene from Friends - which made me laugh - it"s all going wrong.

Today is the day of my (late) birthday surprise - what could it be? My best guess so far has been cow mliking ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 27, 2009, 13:49:22 PM
RT -$798

Morning Qualifying for the Warm Up no good ...

AA smashing into JJ on a Jxx flop ... running well but versus large stack.

Early lost with second nuts to nut flush ...

Not sure whether to buy straight in ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 27, 2009, 16:38:38 PM
RT -$775

Qualification just not going to happen : 4th of 60 - 2 places AK into AA ...

Luck earlier when needing to push but need the luck grouped together (I believe).

Watching England play some excellent stuff (at cricket) ... suddenly Owais Shah looking like he was hitting footballs into the crowd ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 27, 2009, 19:02:04 PM
RT -$990

Qualifiers almost drawing blood.

5th of 100 for 4 tickets losing AQ vs J9 and KQ vs 98 on final table!

In an earlier qualifier I managed a 99th of 100 when JJ lost to 77 after the Txx flop ...

Anyway ... "tis Sunday Warm Up night ... so let"s see if I can wipe out my negative above.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 01, 2009, 00:00:15 AM
RT -$883

12th of 146 in $18k g"tee on Betfair ... when QQ hits into KK ... ARGH!

Minor Cash - yawn!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 02, 2009, 16:41:27 PM
... not sure my brain is healed yet ... QQ vs KK following TJs into KQx two of my suit but missing turn and river versus obvious strength! (Board not paired)

Luck in running at the end please!

In my official weigh in today I was 15 stone 6 ... pleasing given quality(and quantity of) food consumed.

I collected my framed picture of "A Lion" today ... very pleasing ... painted to order in Kenya by Zaidi.

England showing some steel today in the cricket ... so much cricket now ... feels more like clubs than nations.

Cannot decide whether beer is a good idea!?!

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 03, 2009, 16:57:19 PM
RT -$913

$30k g"tee on stars races up to $64k.

About to go handy with a triple up ... only to see the up and down straight draw from the value seeking chip leader fly in!

55 in J53 rainbow ... happy to limp but ... not when against 46 with a 2 on the river ... not quite the odds to call but chip leader so fair play.

Cooler ... still a long way to go ...

Pondering evening play.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 03, 2009, 19:36:36 PM
RT -$999 (plus any winnings from current tournaments).

Call the police.

Made it to the Betfair $18k g"tee through an absurd 5 from 12 - super turbo $15 re-buy - simply lunatic structure - but job done.

I am looking forward to reviewing my blog at the year end - overall has probably saved me some tilt money. In comparison to my gambling year last year (+$15k) I have played better and more often ... I think that bodes well ... as not particularly lucky last year.

I guess these are all small numbers in the grand scheme of things ... I think I am a solid player ... and winning something big would not alter that judgement.

There are so many solid players around that you need the have the breaks at the right times - that said there were phases when I got a bit limpy with KQ etc out of position which is just ridiculous.

Anyway ... looking forward to selective poker over the next few months ... no APAT stuff except the league matches.

Good luck all.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2009, 00:27:19 AM
RT -$783

12th of 143 in the Betfair $18k for the second time in a row for $216.

Last hand 77 vs 66 to return to 7th flop 6TT.

Just before I folded AT after two all ins ... 99 vs 99 flop ATx

Just before that I lost AJs vs 78s.

Earlier AA vs KK (vs Dewi Cool)

Built stack with a lucky TT vs AA (though still very playable stack if I lost)

In the top 5 for a long time ... before went card dead and the drift towards the bubble.

AA vs QQ just in time ... followed by a KK which won a good pot pre flop all in ... and in great shape ... only to be slain as above ...

Pays for the Sunday Warm Up ... and so on ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2009, 17:31:46 PM
RT -$1,040 heading in the Sunday Warm Up and the APAT (any winnings to reduce the negative!)

Failed to qualifiy via a $10+1 re-buy ... in the lead at the break ... but no cards at all and soon enough time to push with K9 late position into A4 BB ...

Had a punt on Chelsea to win 1-0 ... so looking for a return to the tedium of the 1st half.

Sunday Warm up brewing ... really do need to get more red bull in the house as a contingency measure.

Was going to play on Betfair ... but looks like a really weird set up $500+10 (I would have looked to qualify) with a $30k g"tee ... wow aiming for only 60 runners ... what is that about???

Earlier I thought about how many fried eggs I had made in my career ... probably a very low amount ... on the face of it the yellow part of the egg is clearly the best ... but you get so much white ... ridiculous.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on October 04, 2009, 20:10:20 PM
Poach them. Seems to leave you with more of the good stuff, although that might just be cos I leave the snot in the pan.
Will be at DTD tomorrow night in the unlikely event that you"re around.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2009, 21:58:53 PM
... I am in Scotland ... heading back to London on Tuesday ...

Give me a shout if you are London.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2009, 23:03:53 PM
RT -$676

Sunday Warm Up - made the money - killed in an AKs vs 77 race - would have been nice if the had 77 folded!

Would have moved to 55th of 412 with a shout of the real money.

The big one is coming - just hope not too many years away!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 07, 2009, 17:56:44 PM
No poker getting played at the moment ... brain getting weakened by reading and thinking about legal documents!

I love pushing my brain to the limit in business or poker or anything.

I also love stopping and eating Spicy Livers and drinking Peroni - which will happen pretty soon tonight!

There is a little bit of me wanting to play the $18k g"tee on Betfair tonight ... but not sure I can face finishing 12th for a third time in a row!

As a total aside - I bought an "Ab Circle Pro" machine - a preposterous machine - I did 100 reps and retired!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 10, 2009, 14:21:32 PM
Managed 1 hour of $0.5/1 heads up ... got $210 up ... then pegged back to plus $36 ...

The worm turned ... the LAG starting hitting cards fair play ... always hard to known when to walk away.

RT -$640

Time to rack up some football bets and watch Sky Sports:

The cursed teams:

MK Dons
Dag & Red
Rotherham
Norwich
Colchester

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 10, 2009, 15:58:28 PM
RT -$688

Football bet going well at half time : 4 winning 1 drawing 5 goals for - 0 goals against.

Just Colchester away to Leyton O sitting at 0-0.

Meanwhile - I play the $30k g"tee on PokerStars - progress halted playing AK into A2x ... vs big stack A2 ...

Looks like there will be $55k to play for - but I need to get some chips together.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 10, 2009, 17:01:15 PM
Ding Ding ... 4 wins and a draw in the football ... killed by a late Hereford equaliser ...

Quote "Rotherham should have scored six" ... a one outer on the river or so it feels ...

Lucky with MK Dons over Walsall perhaps ... but luck required in clumps ... ARGH!!!!

Still alive in the Pokerstars 2/3 of average - with 916 runners left ... on TILT ... might do me good ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 10, 2009, 17:28:37 PM
RT -$721

Mmmm - fizzled out into an A6s semi steal - caught by AK - running low looked like a good spot.

Maybe - back to the cash tables!?!

Minor Losses on cash once again paying the Loose Agressive player the time they hit ...

RT -$765

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 10, 2009, 19:05:27 PM
Next up on the betting front : X-Factor

My early bet is on Jamie Archer ... good profits the last two years.

Betting is pretty wide open - but at 6/1 on Betfair - need to be able to trade position - I think he will get a great run.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 11, 2009, 10:20:07 AM
RT -$820

Tournament report to follow ... posted a hand on the "online discussion" forum ... worth a look ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 11, 2009, 10:37:55 AM
RT -$875

Ding Ding ... $50 turbo for breakfast ...

KK vs AT ... river A
33 vs A7 ... river A ... same player ... LOL LOL LOL ... Where is the off button?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 11, 2009, 17:10:55 PM
RT -$961

Going mad today ...

Qualifier for Sunday Warm Up 34th of 189 for 28 spots ... AK vs AQ followed by KJ vs 74 ... same player!

Earlier I had won a hand KK vs QQ vs JJ ...

Betfair ... turbo qualifier for their $100k event ...

Table Savage kills opponents with KJ vs AJ and 88 vs JJ in consecutive hands then wakes up with AA in the BB versus my AJ push ...

The Savage then limps absurdly only to find a hand with 915 chips left BB - 8000 ... mmm ...

Take a walk ... and contemplate the WARM UP!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 11, 2009, 17:47:53 PM
RT -$1176 (just registered for the Sunday Warm Up)

Let"s get on it ...

Walk and shower have freshened me up ... red bull in fridge ... hopefully needed!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 12, 2009, 00:30:10 AM
RT +$6 ... via poker ... but simualtaneous loss on snooker ... RT -$82

Sunday Warm Up ... plenty luck in running ... but kicked out 86th of 4379 with AA vs KJ ... KJ flat calls and hits KJx! ... Savage!

There were certainly times tonight I thought this was the night ...

KK vs AA vs QQ
TT into QJT vs 89 ... AA on turn and river ...
89s vs KK when very short ...

But need the AA to stand up at the end ...

7 cashes from 13 ...

See you next week!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 12, 2009, 19:05:20 PM
RT -$165

Played some heads up cash.

Didn"t play great ... but had AA,AA,AA,KK folded to in the SB ... also a KK vs KK hand ...

Session 2

RT -$90

An internal fight to stop playing ridiculous hands - but a little profit!

Season 3

RT -$190

Heads up TT in 955 ... vs 99 ... tricky ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 14, 2009, 13:07:45 PM
RT -$292

Played a mini cash session.

Hand 2 QQ into J9x vs KK - ouch!

Hand 40 Top pair on the flop Vs AA - ouch!

Overpairs to the board have really been killing me this season ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 14, 2009, 20:29:09 PM
RT -$388 (with the Betfair $18k in play)

Nothing happening - albeit it very early.

Very nearly headed to the Vic for their £200+20 ... but would be mega late night ... 10,000 chips ... 7.45pm kick off.

There is £100+10 freezeout tomorrow - perhaps that suits better?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 14, 2009, 22:28:11 PM
Break 2 : Betfair $18k

14th of 38 - 18 paid.

11k vs 10k Average

Got off lightly with AQ in x8xQ vs Q8 ... feels like a life ... they had me covered.

Is this going to be another 12th place?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on October 14, 2009, 22:46:21 PM
TID.

Down next Tues if you fancy a late night at the Vic then? Or at least a bit of cash at the Empire?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 14, 2009, 22:57:39 PM

TID.

Down next Tues if you fancy a late night at the Vic then? Or at least a bit of cash at the Empire?


I am in Scotland next Tuesday ...

I am still alive - but donked a few chips trying to make a hero call ...

16th of 29 left.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 14, 2009, 23:13:53 PM
... spewing 23rd from 25 ...

AA vs AQ (all in pre) ... straight on the river ...

What can you say???

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 14, 2009, 23:31:19 PM
Break 3

13th of 20 - 18 paid

10k vs Average 15k

Top 5 are chipped up ... the one who chipped my Aces ... also chipped AA with J6 ... name on the cup?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 00:39:19 AM
Break 4

6th of 6

Two large stacks (182k and 92K)

Then all up for the bronze medal ... (30k,25k,21,14k)

Blinds about to move to 1000/2000 (200)

So I am fold or shove where I have been for some time!

Lost half my chips again with 4 clubs to a flush on the bubble ... I have two pair!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 00:46:54 AM
RT +$512

Knocked out in 6th place with JJ vs KK - no escape from that one.

First time that I have been positive RT for a while!

Pretty solid in these Betfair $18k events, 12th,12th,6th in the last three from c145.

Knock outs

QQ vs KK
77 vs 66
JJ vs KK

Will be very tempting to play face to face tomorrow night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 09:58:23 AM
RT +$463

Got coolered with trip 8"s on the river vs the made (invisible) 57 (hole cards) straight ...

Fought back - only to ram AJ into AA ...

Fought back again ... and left with minor losses ...

Time to work ... and be merry ... big wedding weekend for me ... by Sunday I will be weakened ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: rubertoe on October 15, 2009, 10:47:34 AM
your not getting married are you Louis?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 15:44:11 PM

your not getting married are you Louis?


No not me ... my old and great friends Jim and Susie!

One of great occasions where I know both sides of the party really well.

Tomorrow night a dinner, and then a full day of fun on Saturday, wedding breakfast on Sunday and home.

Really looking forward to it.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 18:19:22 PM
Pokerstars $40k g"tee and Betfair $18k g"tee tonight.

Good start in the $40k : 28th of 388 - long long way to go.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 19:38:43 PM
RT +$354

Got brutalised in the Pokerstars and now 50/50 for the $18k ... may go out for noodles!?!

Lost to a bigger full house ... and forced to push 9Ts into A9 ... no help ... then QJs into same guy with A9 again ... A9J ...

NOODLE TIME.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 15, 2009, 21:35:08 PM
RT +$312

Greyhounds and heads up ...

Watching "the strictest parents in the world" ... the world kids in England head to Atlanta for a reality check.

Interesting/Scary ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 16, 2009, 10:17:29 AM
RT +$200 (with the following punt in play!)

£70 treble on

Partick Thistle to win Scottish Div 1 @11/2
Stirling to win Scottish Div 2 @ 7/4
Livingston to win Scottish Div 3 @ 13/8

Returns? £3,284.53

I think Livingston are a cracking bet - only full time side in the Div - have won 5 from 6.
Assuming Stirling don"t go bust (surely they can find £69k) -they are 5 points clear in a weak division.
Partick - second last year - open division - why are Dundee 11/10 or less?

Worth a few pounds - I believe.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 16, 2009, 13:39:49 PM
Signs that your diet needs improvement:

I walk into my local greasy spoon -to be welcomed - "usual Sir"?

Aside - Bacon+Egg Roll + (nice) coffee + (okay) OJ = £3.60 - RESULT.

Starting to think about drinking Guinness - a good sign - (to be reviewed tomorrow morning!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 18, 2009, 16:11:47 PM
RT +$168

Football bet falls of the rails ... (though season long bet starts well with two wins and a draw).

Wedding - a great bout of dancing/singing and merriment.

Siesta has sorted me out I think.

Still waiting to watch the Sunderland beach ball goal ... have always waited for this sort of thing to happen.

Aside - it made me think about a betting market once quoted on the Turkey vs England match - on first object to be thrown onto the pitch - 200/1 a Turkey ... GENIUS!

Obviously this then made me think about the Turkey - Family Fortunes episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2AWKfMvDtw

It"s a good memory - worth an infinite amount.

I think this is why a large tournament vixtory is required - roll on the Sunday Warm Up!

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 18, 2009, 19:26:04 PM
RT -$58

Sunday Warm up lasted 50 mins ... last hand KK vs 22 into J32 ... mmm

Earlier KK folded into JJ9x ... with Mr ABC pushing all in ...

3680th ... lovely

APAT to follow - in which I will become a Card Rack ... smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 19, 2009, 00:06:32 AM
RT +$37

2nd in the APAT

No beating the Calculator(86) tonight ... who tripled up with Q5 vs KJ(me) and 85 (abaddon).

Heads up - Calc started with a massive advantage - and won first contested handed A3(me) vs 97o.

Edinburgh top the table by a point - and I move to 4th for Edinburgh - with 5th final table of the year.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: JamieCarra on October 19, 2009, 20:49:21 PM

RT +$37

2nd in the APAT

No beating the Calculator(86) tonight ... who tripled up with Q5 vs KJ(me) and 85 (abaddon).

Heads up - Calc started with a massive advantage - and won first contested handed A3(me) vs 97o.

Edinburgh top the table by a point - and I move to 4th for Edinburgh - with 5th final table of the year.

L


97o is the nuts!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 19, 2009, 21:28:17 PM
Calc - played good - ran good - dangerous combination - good player - fair play!

Playing the I-Poker Double Stack - $12.5k g"tee

RT -$72 : plus any winnings.

141 runners - 20 paid

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 20, 2009, 08:53:18 AM
RT -$72

Just for completeness a real donkey move from me last night versus ABC player ...

I limp with JJ ... he raises to six times the BB ... I call

Flop something like 246 ... I check to raise ... he bets out ... I re-raise ... he calls ...

Turn is a K ...

I check ... he bets half the pot ... I go all in ... he calls with AKs

Horrible play ... I know I was dreaming of 77,88,99,TT ... but plenty of time to just get out of the hand.

Punishment - Play STG"s to regain the $109 buy-in.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 20, 2009, 20:25:11 PM
RT - $181 (with the Betfair $18k in play)

Time to forget the woes of last night and make it 4 cashes in a row ... in the $18k ...

Just struck me that I have not been out at all today ... work ... work ... sleep ... work ... work ... poker ...

Aside caught a bit of the Leeds vs Norwich match ... perhaps it was a dream they both looked good.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 20, 2009, 21:45:29 PM
Just nothing doing tonight ... finally got money in behind 77 vs TT ... both hit ...

Early night not a bad idea ...

RT -$181

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 21, 2009, 21:36:14 PM
RT -$236

Sometimes not playing poker can be tough ... especially when you catch a Aussie Millions sat" with an overlay ...

$50+5 ... to a final ($500+10) ... not that I got time to think ... 54 looking good on 54A ... but the T on the turn made AT look better!

14th from 14 ... 2 seats ... early night ... AGAIN!

Watching Real Madrid vs AC Milan - what is happening - goalkeeping masterclass - like Scotland in the 70s - Alan Rough lives on ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 22, 2009, 20:37:43 PM
RT -$345

Too many early nights

55 into 854 ... vs 88 ... in the Betfair $18k

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 23, 2009, 22:54:50 PM
Just coming up to 10,000 views ... so perhaps something better to read than my latest defeat.

Elsewhere The Duke wrote that 99.99% of players think they are better than they are ... an interesting comment.

The inference is that only 1 in 10,000 people know their true level ... that is drawing thin!

My guess is that I would be on the edge of the top 5% of players ... but the bottom line is that it is the top 5% that make any money! (Fair play to them).

In terms of the APAT ... mmm ... tough to tell ... maybe top 25% ... only 1 final table on line (from 236 runners) in the $50+5 things ... 5 final tables in the Sunday APAT's ...nothing face to face (though no glaring mistakes) ... only three played.

I am not sure what my poker ambitions are for the rest of this year???

A winning cash game on Nov 6th?

Nothing else face to face planned ...

APAT week 20 ... hobble into the Edinburgh team ... and then take it down.

Good luck to those playing in Bolton ...

Shuffle up and deal!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 24, 2009, 19:14:37 PM
RT -$423

Efforts to qualify for the Betfair $18k thwarted by A3 vs 84 defeat ... 84 priced in ... but not running to sweet at the moment.

May buy in direct ... (if last gasp Super Turbo fails me!)

Weird to following Bolton APAT ... about six weeks ago I was mad for it ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 24, 2009, 21:11:33 PM
RT -$532

Nothing happening at the moment ... flush draw (and no help) vs flopped two pairs ... after a life less first hour.

A little quilty of pushing things too hard ... a fine line in the middle.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 25, 2009, 20:47:07 PM
RT -$577

No poker today - but managed to convince myself that Lloyd was heading home in X-Factor - weird voting.

Danyl - clearly the best singer - in the play off.

Quite enjoying "John and Edward" - very John Sargeant - but they are entertaining - the rest are starting to bore me.

I have money on Jamie ... but not convinced it is good money!

Ooooohhhh ... getting talked in a £9k g"tee on Sky ... GRRRR!!!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 25, 2009, 21:06:04 PM
RT -$608

Talked into the epic £9k g"tee on Sky Poker ...

7 min levels ... just about enough time to try and play ... we shall see ... won the first two hands ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 25, 2009, 21:24:12 PM
COOLER!

KK vs AA - six handed - Turbo ... I think I might turn it in for the night!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on October 25, 2009, 22:48:12 PM
I did tell you what to expect...

How long did it take "might turn in for the night" to change to "what are we playing next?" !
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 25, 2009, 23:55:56 PM
RT -$480

... it took about the average time ...

Finally came 4th of 35 in the $1k g"tee ... for $128 ... woo!

Won a AJ vs 22 to make the final table ... then ran A4 into 66 ... and had to push K4 into 7T ... which hit the mandatory two pairs ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 26, 2009, 23:08:57 PM
RT -$460 with the Betfair $5k g"tee about to start ...

Won on Leicester over Reading ... lucky I guess ... though you got the feeling that Reading would never score.

Betfair appear to have scrapped their $18k g"tee in favour of a $12k version (10 mins levels instead of 15 mins

Pretty poor effort - it is the site where I have had most success - but periodically they persuade you to leave it - really disappointing.

L

PS - QQ vs AJ ... flop JJx ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 29, 2009, 20:01:59 PM
RT -$520 (with Betfair $12k about to start)

Not really keen on the event - but will end by midnight ... or perhaps earlier!

Seems like a long time since I had cards in my hands ...

... let"s see if they are winning ones?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 29, 2009, 21:49:57 PM
RT -$520

42nd of 171 when I rammed 77 into AA ... sigh ...

Betfair"s bid to turn everything in a crapshoot working a treat ... disappointing ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on October 29, 2009, 22:53:11 PM
Plenty of play in the Aussie Millions sat! Of course, I am biased...

Bit of a quandry for Luton day 2 - big poker weekend either way.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 30, 2009, 08:12:50 AM

Plenty of play in the Aussie Millions sat! Of course, I am biased...

Bit of a quandry for Luton day 2 - big poker weekend either way.


Make it to day with ultra aggressive play and then the crush the field ...

Those sat"s are good ... something which Betfair get right.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 31, 2009, 21:40:57 PM
RT -$640

In the annoying cannot win a flip mode ... perhaps a bit limpy too ... that"ll teach me for playing the new Betfair $12k

Currently 6th of 12 in Cagey Aussie Millions qualifier (to the $90k final) ...

Walked 12 miles through Sussex today ... how do these things happen?

Ate enough to make sure that I would lose no weight!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 31, 2009, 22:52:30 PM
RT -$640 (+$510 ticket to Aussie Millions final)

Not sure if I could actually play in it ... but let"s try to win it and deal!

Solid performance ... with a nice overlay.

... and so to bed ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 02, 2009, 07:22:25 AM
RT -$651 (+$510 ticket)

APAT Sunday - a damp squib for me - no cards - became a bit of a limp monster - hit nothing (had to fold a bit too).

Others did the job for me in terms of winning the title for Edinburgh (I think) ... and allowing me to qualify for the final.

Points were in the bag - but nearest "rival" lost AA vs 99 and JJ vs AJ to same player - volatility wins.

Should be a great match up on Nov 15th ... bring it on.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 02, 2009, 23:11:52 PM
RT -$676 (+$510 ticket)

Playing a crazy $5 re-buy on I-Poker

Middle of the pack of 344 ... have lost to KQ and KJ with my A2 push ... would have moved to 4th ... GRRR!

Earlier AQ vs 77 vs 22 ... to triple up ... so I guess I will have to settle ...

Next up the classic AT vs AT vs 88 ... oops ... or maybe not ... TTxx ...

Just the spinning wheels ofa fruit machine ... go practice for pressing fire ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 03, 2009, 00:27:42 AM
RT -$263 (+$510 ticket)

6th of 588 in the absurd turbo ...

Ran out of luck calling K3 with A9 6 six handed ... further calls from TT and A5 ...

K3 won ...

Still a good night"s work ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 04, 2009, 20:43:16 PM
RT -$323

Betfair $12k ... AK vs AK vs 99 ... Kxx ... runner ... runner straight .... classic "crazt coin flip" ... oh well at least it happened early ...

Mega work day tomorrow ...

... then mega cash game on Friday night ...

Saturday ... who knows it is a long time away!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 07, 2009, 09:20:06 AM
RT +$1125

Home game +£945 (less the late night taxi and dealers costs).

A very strange result as my best starting hand in 6 hours play was TT (which I lost with vs JJ)

Made most of the money with AK, AK, AQ type hands ... two off them missed the flop but opponents were short enough to make the call ... to their auto shove.

Chip accumulation helped by "hero" calls with very little ... and correct folds with flopped top pairs

I am feeling pretty dazed at the moment ... will ponder the rest of the play later ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 07, 2009, 14:15:02 PM
RT +$1198

Brain coming back to life ... and a little profit (though could have been more with better value bets) playing cash earlier.

Thinking back to my home game last night - really interesting to play deepstack cash.

£1/2 - 10 players - £4k on the table - makes decisions much more interesting!

I will post a hand on the Academy ... interesting cash vs tournament hand ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 07, 2009, 16:33:16 PM
RT +$1248

Running good at the moment ... long may it last ...

Heading out for dinner soon ...

Looking forward to my debut at Nobu ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 07, 2009, 22:20:47 PM
Watching the boxing ... the most absurd first four rounds ... I have bet on "Goliath" ... pretty level betting ... is Haye going to get tired!?

Could be the least punches thrown ever!

Not quite Tyson vs Bruno.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 07, 2009, 23:04:11 PM
RT +$1,113

Haye wins ... amazing live betting ... going into last round Valuev 1.31 ... and Haye wins 116-112 116-112 114-114

Overall he deserved the win - Valuev did nothing.

Fired up the Betfair Eyes Wide Shut ...

Jammed JJ into 99 and KK and and ace rag ... the 9s won ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 08, 2009, 14:25:07 PM
RT +$1,194

Played some weird and wonderful cash ... far to loose at the start ... but it got me paid on everything I did thereafter!

Wings clipped when I flopped top pair vs fish ... I gave him the flush draw ... but got smashed by the backdoor straight with him holding J5 suited ... with which he raised pre flop ... mmm.

Nice to have a poker weekend ... getting tempted by the Betfair sat" to their $1000 buy in this afternoon ... or is Sunday Warm Up time!?!

Cannot believe Cada"s run in the world series ... bluffs himself down to nothing and then spikes everything ... final table 22 vs QQ and 33 vs JJ ... that is pretty sick ... then K on the river AK vs 88 ... SICK!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 08, 2009, 15:30:22 PM
RT +$1084

Failed in my quest for the Betfair $100k g"tee ...

37 runners for 3.7 seats.

I am playing loose at the start ... AQ flat call looks great into QQx - two spades ... but I get greedy to build a stack and give the flush on the turn ... I checked third to act of 4 ... looking for the steal for me to flat call/push.

Enough ... computer off ... it would appear my internal dialogue today is to play super tricky trappy nobby poker ...

Good luck to the those playing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 08, 2009, 21:52:30 PM
RT +$850

Poor cards in the Warm Up

Poor running in the $200k g"tee

Chelsea saved me a little!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 12, 2009, 07:43:20 AM
RT +$861 ...

... managed to sleep walk $11 profit playing cash last night ... 17 hours at desk had left me weak ... but great to escape with no absurd play and consequent losses ...

Looking for to Sunday night ... and the APAT extraveganza ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 15, 2009, 20:27:48 PM
APAT National Final : Disaster ....

10,000 chips ... 10/20 raised to 60 ... raised to 155 by Calculator86 ... I re-raise to 440 ... with AA ... called by Calculator ... flop J63 ... my pot bet is called ... turn is a blank ... I bet the pot ... Calculator all in ... mmm

... I hate it but call ... his hand 63 ... no help ...

Having played the Calculator all year - very tough to fold in this spot ... could have folded with 5700 chips left ... and loads of play left but wrongly sensed him at it ...

Apologises to the team ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 20, 2009, 23:34:52 PM
RT +$806

Nothing doing ... JJ vs 99 ... in 126 runner $50+5 turbo ... 9 on flop ...

Nowt can be said ...

Aussie millions qualifier on Sunday ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 21, 2009, 10:24:11 AM
RT +$724

Early morning poker no better than late night poker ...

AK into KQT ... I flat call the continuation bet ... river is a 3 ... bet/call ... turn is a 6 ... no flushes ...

He bets out ... GRRRR! ... I have to call ... half expecting the AJ ... but instead the joyous 33 for trips ...

Breakfast time ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 22, 2009, 13:32:51 PM
RT +$718

Five hours to the Aussie Millions final qualifier ... looks like a big overlay going to be in play ...

Currently 74 qualifiers/registraints ... would need 180 @ $500"s to break even for the 5 $18k packages on offer.

There are 9 g"teed seats for this afternoon"s qualifiers ...

A few will buy in for the value - but tough to transfer Betfair seats - so might just be a load of value for the qualifiers??

Watching Dundee United vs Celtic ... a weird 0-0 ... McGeady excellent ... nobody else showing much.

United should have had a penalty, but have done nothing else ... why are ref"s so poor ...

Fortune is off the scale - zero confidence - suits me!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 22, 2009, 14:41:00 PM
Dundee United 2 Celtic 1

Tony Mowbray has got some big issues to sort out ... Caldwell and Loovens just cannot play together.

In the first half United never looked like scoring, but any crossed ball into the box looked like being a goal.

Two free headers, plus a Daly miss (another free header), plus one off the bar ... United were average and beat the hapless hoops ... a good start to the afternoon.

Levein favourite for the Scotland job ... will not be happy if he goes.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 22, 2009, 16:56:42 PM
Weird football day continues with the unplayable Defoe romping back to favourite to top score in the Premiership ...

I had thought my slice of money on this was getting rather eroded in value.

Pretty full of the cold today ... tedious ... and mind affecting ...

E.g. I am now onto my second episode of "Golden Balls" ... in the first one of the contestants stole the £5.75 prize ... genius ...

I think it is better than Deal or No Deal ... but you are on the very flat part of an exponential curve here ... how about a game with some strategy or skill ...

Golden Balls ... balls drawn at random ... yet some amazing deductions drawn e.g. you have low value visible balls ... so you are more likely to have hidden killer balls!?!

Question - does that make for good TV - or just random TV?

Should they televise fruit machines being played by robots? (Maybe for the ill to watch)

If people want a human angle then Jasper Carrott can play the fruit machine!

Wow - Defoe scores again ...

Spurs 9 Wigan 1

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 22, 2009, 19:55:03 PM
Break 1 in the Betfair Aussie Millions Qualifier

33rd of 105 left - 5 seats.

Weird first 80 mins ... lots of cards but no match ups ... AA re-raise - fold ... AA re-raise - fold ... KK re-raise fold ... perhaps best this way ...

Earlier I fold 22 pre - to a raise to 6 times BB ... obvious 299 flop ...

All the loose stuff I played missed ... everything connected that I folded would have hit ... standard I guess ...

Lots of chips on my table : promising : dangerous ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 22, 2009, 21:20:15 PM
Break 2 ... and a tale of no cards ... finally shoved the T8 button into A8 ... and won ...

47th of 47 - 5 seats ... need luck fast ...

... and dead in 44th ... K9 into AK ... nothing happening today ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 28, 2009, 14:49:34 PM
Saturday - probable BRONCHITIS - Disaster ... not been helped by running around the country to networking events.

Go to Edinburgh on Wednesday - sheet rain and high winds.

Thursday - just the typical ice cold day perfect for a Scotland vs England rugby match - there is something about the moisture in the air and wind chill which makes impossible to function.

It reminded me of the game in 2000, England rolled into town for the Grand Slam, and left with a 19-13 defeat, Scotland"s only win of the season.

We had a dinner at Murrayfield on the Thursday night which was interesting ... piped into the stadium ... seems smaller than the 67,000+ capacity ... the pitch under artifical growing lights through the dark winter.

Food was okay, the classic "Scottish" menu ... Haggis Tower ... decent Lamb ... Heather Creme Brulee ... coffee and Tablet (Made from Sugar, Condensed Milk and Butter) (Ultimate health food - eat it and wait for your body to twitch).

John Beattie did the after-dinner speaking - and very funny - took a Rugby speech and twisted it for a much wider crowd.

Friday back to London for a black tie event (well white jacket and red bow-tie) - in Billingsgate Vaults - had a very interesting converstation with regards to big coporate chiefs competing to get random or themed buzzwords into speeches and TV interviews ...

... and now resting ... playback TV ... the F Word ... Edinburgh"s great value dumpling shop "Chop Chop" vs Manchester (who are going to win!)

Not sure what the correct poker option is ... feel a little in a trance ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 28, 2009, 17:19:02 PM
RT +$703

Break 2 in $5 re-buy on I-poker

89th of 222 left from 633

It is the classic tale of get your luck in the smallest thing you play ...

JJ vs AA vs xx - triple up early ... then lost AA vs 89 vs KJ (lost to both) ... but dodged other bullets to then double up with a top pair flush draw push ... which I knew needed to hit ...

$2,260 top prize would go down well ... ten min levels so plenty of play required/available.

Weird football results ... what are Man C doing?

In Scotland I followed Dundee United who are doing pretty well - but big questions about standards in whole league.

I am hearing that Davie Irons (48) played today in the Scottish Cup ... mmm ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 28, 2009, 18:19:31 PM
Break 3

30th from 100 left ... 80 paid ... though FTW ...

Turned a straight versus two pairs ... rest pretty standard steals ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 28, 2009, 19:23:52 PM
RT +$752

35th of 633 when I ram AJs into KK (and K9) ... no help ...

Early night and see how I feel tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 30, 2009, 18:22:25 PM
I am a very bad patient ... and propensity to fall asleep does not bode well with regards to playing poker ...

As with most visit"s to the doctors" you walk in ... tell them what is wrong with you ... with which they agree ... and off to the chemist for some anti-biotics ... I will be well in a week ... until the point when I cough I will have a splitting pian in my head akin to being skulled by a viking ...

I was having a think about my family tree the other day ... debate as to whether my dad"s side come original from Iceland or Trondheim in Norway (I think this is the winner!) ... on my mum"s side harder to get back but her mother was born in South Africa via Dutch parentage ... (Mad Eric) ... I like the circular link to their being Mad Erics in Norway too.

Eric ... such a fine name pre Bristow ... don"t get me wrong I loved the absurd arrogance of Bristow ... and loved it even better when Jocky Wilson beat him.

It"s a funny thought process to think about the darts matches you watched 20 years ago ...

Aside - I watched the semi of the 1974 World Cup beaten Holland and Brazil the other day - it was wild. Holland were impressively dirty, although Brazil were terrible and resorted to violence too. There wasn"t that much total football on show, though Holland won 2-0 ...

... when ill I don"t really think about death ... that is more reserved for superb hangovers ... prime candidate being Man U 1 Arsenal 0 (Cup Semi @ Villa Park) ... very vivid memory of Giggs running down the wing that day ... and thinking wow we are mortal ... (perhaps Giggs is as immortal in a football sense as you get - that was 5.5 years ago)

Why do you remember Deller"s springloaded darts in 1983?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on November 30, 2009, 19:21:10 PM
 ::)   :-\

Just how strong are those anti-biotics Louis ... ? Mixing them with alchobevvy ... ?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 30, 2009, 21:37:46 PM
... well ... not intending to drink ... but my mother"s "recipe" for fixing such things include a 1 inch measure of Dark Rum ... obviously need a few of them (with honey, cloves, lemon juice and pith plus flu powder!)

I think going forward drinks should be served by their length ... once you get a coffee mug out ... an inch of rum is pretty deadly ...

Consquences of being ill are unfortunate ... for example actually watching TV.

E.g. Celebrity Mr and Mrs ... including Willie Thorne (and wife Gill - ex Miss UK!?!)

Watch The Green Mile last night - weird film - good film.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 02, 2009, 21:10:35 PM
RT +$692

Played the Betfair $12k ... ($55+5) ... 10 min levels ...

Got bluffed off top pair by a clown who when bluffed himself out of the tournament.

Fish then hit the nut flush ... and then just push and hope ... A7 into QQ (BB) ... all pretty standard.

Poker Million Semi Final on Sky ... got to be better poker than the weird Coren vs Mr X thing I saw earlier ... terrible heads up play.

Oh well ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 04, 2009, 19:12:25 PM
RT +$641

$10k g"tee in play ... nothing happening ...

World Cup ... weird draw ... Germany Vs England in the last 16 ... mmm

Rooney to be top scorer ... 14/1 ... weak group ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 05, 2009, 00:28:49 AM
RT +$616

52nd of 189 left (150 paid) from 1254 in $12.5k g"tee ... prizepool is $18.5k ... desire to avoid the flat part of the pay out curve is great ...

Weird tournament in that I was crippled AQ into A4x ... vs 44 ... then went on the rampage ... luckily winning KT vs QQ ... but then making good calls and traps with not very much ...

Could be the late night that I really don"t need ... DING DING!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 05, 2009, 01:37:30 AM
Break 4

54th of 73 left ... just time to shove now ... got to about 20th ... but then card dead ...

Looks like another flat payout ...

QJs through the blinds ...

AK I re-raise and called by KJ ... J on the river ... GRRR .... $46 back .... pointless ... RT + $662

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 11, 2009, 13:24:02 PM
RT + $665 ... with a tremendous $3.44 profit in the 6 pack WCOAP last week ...

Great format ... shoved back at "pillings" with the goods from the small blind ... JT vs AJ ... but the BB holds AK ... DING DING ... 20th of 105 ...

Zero poker since ... busy with work ... must find a suitbale MTT for tonight ...

Aside was thinking about "Horace goes ski-ing ... no money no ski" ... the genius of the 80s.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on December 11, 2009, 17:16:06 PM
Preferred Horace And The Spiders.

Cinema or Stars later - will let you know if the latter.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 11, 2009, 19:33:34 PM
Horace and the Spiders ... indeed ... stamp on their heads ...

Playing the $10 re-buy on I-poker ... $12.2k pot ...

Ran great and then got sliced but still 15th of 255 remaining ... 10 mins levels ...

Was at 18,895 vs 2,972 average and in the lead until I lost QQ vs QTs to the flopped flush ... I had luck before with

AK vs 88 and 33
AT vs AQ and 56s
QQ vs 78s
QQ vs K6
AJ vs K6

All the above in pre ...

Now 16,105 vs 7646 Average ... settle for that ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 11, 2009, 22:06:58 PM
... and then the pointless drift to nothing ... no cards and no luck K6 vs AJ ... 7 outside the money ... RT +$634 ...

I think the opposite of the pointless drift to nothing is the absurd road to glory ... I am looking forward to that.

Seems so long since I had a decent online win ... some of my face to face cash play has been okay ... mmm

I was chatting to a guy who played 2000 MTT"s (decent stakes) over the last 18 months ... c£30k profit ... but when he did the analysis could all be statistical noise ... the conclusion was you would need more than one lifetime to "g"tee" that you would take down a really big pay day ... I know you can never g"tee it but ... but the E(x) of more than one life time was a little scary ...

Take a 1000 coin flippers and put them in a room and you will get some pretty crazy outliers ... win 10 coin flips in a row and play solid poker and you are in the hay ... that"s your 1 in 1024 shot ... I guess it is about getting out of the coin flippers union and getting some class!

I think I have been drifting to the weak side ... chips together and then getting a bit weak ... though the 6 pack last week is a great example of getting to the chip lead on my table and then being moved to the table of death ...

I hate the solution that it is just about volume ...but I think it might be ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 12, 2009, 18:59:29 PM
RT +$623

Hit trips holding 23 ... A22x .. but found the case 2 with an Ace in a Sunday Million qualifier ...

Then managed a 5th of 27 for another seat dying AJ vs QJ (standard) ...

Then got a little smahed up with a migraine ... happily cured via Migraleve Pink ... not sure if brain is ready for more poker?

7 Card stud ... I think I have played 5 hands in my life ... looks like a gimme though one of the key questions is how amazingly long it might last ... the word "limit" fills me with fear ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 16, 2009, 23:34:40 PM
RT +$644

X Factor profits for the third year running through a lot of trading through the year ...

AJ into JJ in the first poker for a while ... fair enough ...

I was chatting to friend who used to play a lot of Bridge who was getting into poker, I will interested as to his progress!

Feeling hyper despite 6.45am start ... work and train ... but now home to the South of Scotland where I will remain for the year ... unless a client calls me to London with a lucrative deal!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 17, 2009, 23:49:07 PM
RT +$551

Played the $30 re-buy on I-Poker : $20k g"tee ... classic event ... no cards but managed to win a race to get handy then as I limped with 77 the short stack pushes ... called before me ... I call ... but the clown afterward gets squeezey with an all in ... which is again flat called before me ... triple up or die ... I fold ... first card out a 7 ...

Was against three over cards ... and the small stack KK ... so a weird scenario ... but I then got weak creative ... which is never going to work ... finally shoving A8 into AT ... obvious A53 type flop and out ...

When you call the 77 you die ... when you fold ... you live but It needs to be shove or fold and not the absurd nonsense I half played ... a lot of work was required ...

Maybe more poker rest required ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on December 18, 2009, 07:51:21 AM

I limped with 77 the short stack pushes ... called before me ... I call ... but the clown afterward gets squeezey with an all in ... which is again flat called before me ... triple up or die ... I fold ... first card out a 7 ...


constant shuffler on iPoker, so dont feel too bad.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 18, 2009, 08:57:36 AM
Rob

More annoyed that I didn"t call regardless of spiking the 7 ... felt like I would have best hand versus a lot of overcards ...(including the short stack) ... chance to make a stack or die ... compounded by the fact that I was only willing to fire a one bullet bluff ... when two bullets would have done it!

It was 77 vs A4 vs KQs (vs KK - short stack)

A4 held up for the main pot both unhit ... (constant shuffle - so if I call the board it AKQ ... DING DING!)

Not being playing much - nasty annoying hand - but then as a pretty low stack squandered a few chips before mandatory A8 shove into AT ...

2009 = Wilderness

2010 - Make sure that I don"t live the same year again ...

Aside - got on the Wii last night - 15 stone 9 - DING DING - any progress for you?

Its looks like all those mini magnums became a maxi one.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2009, 10:45:20 AM
Frostsville in Southern Scotland ... I am the BBC news reader who tells you it is snowing ... it"s vital ... right?

The slow tedious thud of my headache is doing nothing for me ...

On the bright side I have just eaten an omlette ... the tide has turned ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2009, 14:27:07 PM
... apparently is was -7 degrees C here last night which is causing me concern over my terracotta lions that guard my house ... they may crack and break (and in a sense die) ... I must bring them inside (for their safety).

I was chatting to mum who posed the following question .... does Cheryl Cole still live in Byker Grove ... I am so pleased with this question I might just have to make up a T-Shirt ...

Wikipedia classic info ... "In November 1994 Byker Grove became the first British drama to broach the subject of coming out when Noddy Fishwick kissed his close friend Gary Hendrix at the back of a cinema."

What do you do with all this random info ... store it in a box?

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 20, 2009, 17:20:19 PM
I suppose I must accept it is Christmas ... it feels unlikely that I will win the battle to make Christmas a bi-annual event.

Time off is good in that you do things that you otherwise might not ... e.g. walk across the virgin snows of my local golf course.

I enjoy the snowy beach awaiting the muddy swirl of the Solway ... not too far from Sellafield ... perhaps I should get a Geiger counter for Christmas ...

... bizarre TV too ... and amazingly by brother has released a soccer training DVD in Japanese ... how do these things happen?

Makes me want to kick a ball ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 21, 2009, 19:13:47 PM
... getting a firmer desire to play ... it"s a good thing until I run AK into AA ... however for the moment I must write the next instalment of my "Christmas Thoughts" ...

... I might well put this out to a wider distribution ... but there are things you do at Christmas that you would do at no other time of the year ...

For example, audit your "pantry" ...

... I pose the question ... what are the two most out of date food items to be found.

In second place ... a Jamaican Ginger Cake ... Nov 3rd 2008 ... it still feels moist ... but the winner is ...

A Nestle Thick and Creamy Rice Pudding - October 2005 - I didn"t even own this house then!

Now that I have found it I will treasure it ... and heirloom it ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 21, 2009, 20:26:44 PM
RT +$496

Pokerstars $80k g"tee in play ... $50+5 ... currenty 1706 runners ... but 32 mins of late reg allowed ...

Slow start - no cards - happy to take the card rush later!

Nice to be on the table ... alarm at 8.25am less pleasing!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 21, 2009, 21:30:21 PM
Christmas Thoughts:

Late night coffee in the kitchen ...

I ask my girlfriend what she wants for Christmas ... and she tells me what we need for the house ... I like this strategy ... but as it stands she may not like her present ... a cake cover and a laundry basket ... (actually she wants a surprise ... I can think of many)

She reads a magazine called "Pick me up" ... which relays news of a lady who breast fed her dog on the left and her baby on the right ... now that is a surprise ...

It also informs me of a lady who made a pair of slippers from sanitary towels ... which feels closer to a Christmas gift ...

... I am not sure how close we are but it"s the journey that counts ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 21, 2009, 21:48:27 PM
On the poker front ... I am still alive in the Pokerstars $55 ... $80k g"tee ... ($112k actually in the pot)

It would appear that I really trying to pioneer a form of the game called "weak creative" ... it is annoying me ...

For Christmas I need a "gun" with three bullets to fire my bluffs with ... and not one bullet with a white flag ...

Anyway ... due to some horrible play I am back above average of the 952 runners left ... 324 paid ...

I trap limp UTG with KK ... and play versus the SB and BB ... no raises ... flop A8x ... BB bets ... I call ... SB raises ... GOD ... SB ... limp with Ace ... maybe ... I convince myself he has the flush draw and make the horror call (as I am quite short ... not short enough really!) ... SB ... hold A8 ... two outs ... and I hit the RIVER ... how novel...

Not deterred by my poor play I try the trap limp UTG with QQ ... this time the BB duly raises ... and we soon have it all in vs AK ... I win ...

Next up ... mid position I try the now 1D trappy AA limp ... only BB involved ... a bet takes down the pot ...

Next up the Button limp ... oh how I hate myself ... with Q9 ... SB and BB make things up ... 974 flop ... sweet ... I bet ... SB all in ... I call ... as he is short (ish) ... vs K9 ... ARGH! ... but I know the Queen is coming .. on the river ... like a bitch in high heels with a swirling black cape ...

11k vs 8k average ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 21, 2009, 22:05:25 PM
Scottish and Australian news ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8424513.stm

I like this bit the best ...

"A sheep called Lucky in Australia was officially recognised as the world"s oldest sheep before dying at the age of 23 in a heatwave last month."

... doesn"t sound that Lucky to me ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 21, 2009, 22:35:48 PM
Poker : 415th of 2238 ...

Button push with A9 ... I call with TT ... standard A is the first card out ... sigh ... I had my luck earlier ... but 2-1 is little good in large fields needs to be 4-0 with a string of 1-2 defeats ... in terms of flips and bad beats ...

Early night worth little ... but good to be back on the tables ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 22, 2009, 22:52:39 PM
Bids to play poker today thwarted by work ... work and eat work and eat ... I get fatter and younger on the Wii everyday ...  I really do need to hit the gym ...

Fitness regime on Dec 23rd? Unlikely ... as the Christmas shop must begin!

Perhaps something suitable tomorrow night ... and Sunday looking solid ... though theoretically going to work on Monday!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 24, 2009, 17:32:28 PM
The Christmas lollipop has been lit ... blue lights on the balcony ... lollipop in the window ... Bingo!

Still a few presents to (badly) wrap ...

... chicken tonight ... pork tomorrow ... seafood on boxing day ... not a Turkey in sight ... I do like a bronzed turkey but it"s just not getting the votes!

I am pondering which playing card looks most like a turkey ... is TT the Turkeys? (It is now ... in my head at least)

Good luck on the tables.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 25, 2009, 00:16:20 AM
RT +$552

8th of 104 in the Betfair Eyes Wide Shut ... 5 mins levels crapshoot ...

Out of jail with A2 vs A8 all in pre ... 228 flop ...

Killed KJ vs T3 ... for a minor profit ...

Happy Christmas ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 25, 2009, 22:59:55 PM
RT +$364

Betfair Eyes Wide Shut about to start ...

Played a little cash earlier ... lost all the flips and then started to bluff and show ...

Flat called with 97 ... flop 973 (all spades) ... time to get paid ... nope ... KT spades ...

Mmm ... it"s just a buy in ... but it"s not meant to work that way ... they are meant to have the overpair that I always have ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2009, 00:03:36 AM
RT +$436

16th of 109 ... $72 back ... K9 vs Q3 ... at the end ... earlier I win QT vs QK ...

Why is poker so sick ... both ways?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2009, 14:52:30 PM
RT +$428

Contrived to lose $8 ... was well up when I gave a card with a made straight ... river gave a higher straight ... sigh!

Classic boxing day ... football scores ... poker ... crystal maze ... though time to kick the poker into touch!

The team on the maze are the worst I have ever seen ... or should I say the worst I remember ...

Loving Birmingham at the moment ... one of the great mysteries how Scottish manager continue to prevail.

Billy Davies at Forest too ... maybe Craig Levein will waken the Scottish team ... it would please me if had could and then propel himself to the Premiership ...

Looking forward to my next bout of eating ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2009, 16:09:03 PM
RT +$478

A neat win in the double of nothing STG ... $55+5 ... used up about a month"s worth of cards ... AA * 3 in 60 hands ... including those shown 6 * AA in these hands ... pretty good for six handed ...

Once you make the money - auto all in for all hands - and I win them all from behind - why - why - why - not this not happen when ahead when it matters?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2009, 16:27:04 PM
RT +$418

Pegged back in the next double or nothing ... 78s vs 55 ... delighted with the race 759 flop ... no six ... fair enough ...

Perhaps back in play for the 11pm Eyes Wide Shut going for three cashes in a row ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2009, 18:30:23 PM
Fat boy slim ... day 4 in the gym and I think the first time for a while I felt like there is fitness and enerrgy to return ... lots of it ... how pleasing ... cue a Malaysian Boxing day feast ... maybe tomorrow a Scottish feast?

Loving Liverpool ... 0-0 at HT ... not convinced it is a very strong premiership either ... few years ago it was kick ass ... now feels like Spain has marched back.

0-0 at FT ... 4/1 ... looks like a bit of value ...

RT +$362/+$630 depending on the result.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2009, 23:16:51 PM
RT +$307 with the Eyes Wide Shut ... $50+5 in play ... 129 runners ... must be a record!

Not pleased with Wolves getting people sent off ...

Rather exhausted by efforts in gym ...

Ran top pair into the overpair ... lasting 16 mins ... oh well ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2009, 00:14:09 AM
RT +$322

15th of 125 ... A8s into AT ...no help ... so three minor cashes from 4 ... all very frustrating ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mike saban on December 28, 2009, 00:55:39 AM
was sat at your table for your exit hand, did say hi but obviously lost in the garble of messages. Best of luck next time.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2009, 11:06:30 AM
... where did you finish?

I was half watching an epic DVD box set called "King on Snooker" ... strangely addictive subtitled Hong Kong number.

It is always a crapshoot at the end but three minor finishes is so tedious ... just need one big one ... anyway money went in behind ... no real complaints ...

Stayed alive when I managed to folded second pair versus top pair in the blinds ... choose not to make the maths limp with J4 ... flop 44x ... sigh ...

Poker has been pretty restricted of late ... anything happening in Sheffield Jan 4th-7th ... will be busy with work but in Sheffield ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2009, 17:40:30 PM
RT +$162

Welsh National look set to make me happy with Le Beau Bai running well but some of it"s jumping in the middle section was poor ... and only third in the end ... always a good feeling to have a lump on a horse ... but better if it actually does the job.

Dream Alliance was great ... but hard to pick it!

Anyway ... at the turn of the year I will be +/-$1 ... and I will kiss 2009 goodbye ...

2010 is showtime ... or so I hope!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2009, 19:59:55 PM
RT +$107 with the Pokerstars $80k g"tee just about to start ...

Backdrop provided by Slumdog Millionaire ... a fine end to this "fake" bank holiday.

I really do need to buy some red bull ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Eck on December 28, 2009, 20:14:52 PM
Read your post so decided to reg for it.

Previous hand i lay down 66 to action pre then get this

PokerStars Game #37317002820: Tournament #242010571, $50+$5 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2009/12/28 20:11:01 WET [2009/12/28 15:11:01 ET]
Table "242010571 8" 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: newbiegamer (2951 in chips)
Seat 2: Eck68 (2940 in chips)
Seat 3: alfonso306 (2965 in chips)
Seat 4: tormos (2870 in chips)
Seat 5: vuki (3130 in chips)
Seat 6: diosa34 (3340 in chips)
Seat 7: Sheikh Fyn (2970 in chips)
Seat 8: Blitza (2770 in chips)
Seat 9: DontBluffMyJ (2950 in chips)
DontBluffMyJ: posts small blind 10
newbiegamer: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Eck68 [Kc Kh]
Eck68: raises 40 to 60
alfonso306: folds
tormos: folds
vuki: folds
diosa34: folds
Sheikh Fyn: folds
Blitza: calls 60
DontBluffMyJ: calls 50
newbiegamer: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ks 6s 6d]
DontBluffMyJ: checks
Eck68: checks
Blitza: checks
*** TURN *** [Ks 6s 6d] [7s]
DontBluffMyJ: checks
Eck68: bets 120
Blitza: calls 120
DontBluffMyJ: folds
*** RIVER *** [Ks 6s 6d 7s] [6c]
Eck68: bets 360
Blitza: raises 2230 to 2590 and is all-in
Eck68: calls 2230
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Blitza: shows [Ah 6h] (four of a kind, Sixes)
Eck68: shows [Kc Kh] (a full house, Kings full of Sixes)
Blitza collected 5620 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5620 | Rake 0
Board [Ks 6s 6d 7s 6c]
Seat 1: newbiegamer (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: Eck68 showed [Kc Kh] and lost with a full house, Kings full of Sixes
Seat 3: alfonso306 folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 4: tormos folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 5: vuki folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 6: diosa34 folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 7: Sheikh Fyn folded before Flop (didn"t bet)
Seat 8: Blitza (button) showed [Ah 6h] and won (5620) with four of a kind, Sixes
Seat 9: DontBluffMyJ (small blind) folded on the Turn

[ ] I love Stars
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2009, 22:10:26 PM
... not usually as bad as I-Poker ... but a monster cooler ...

I am at 80% of average with 754 left (378 paid) ... got "crippled" AK vs QQ ... but a Lazarus like recovery has me in play ... K7 vs AJ ... river 7 ... then my all in squeeze with 22 ... called by AJ ... survived ...

Slumdog not as cheery as I thought it might be ... good film though.

Fingers crossed ... or is it 4th minor cash from 5 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mike saban on December 28, 2009, 22:31:25 PM

... where did you finish?

... anything happening in Sheffield Jan 4th-7th ... will be busy with work but in Sheffield ...

Louis


7th last night, although 1st day back at work tomorrow so won"t be venturing in it tonight.

With regards Sheffield, the new G casino has recently opened, I"ve yet to pay it a visit so don"t know the schedule but hear its currently self dealt regardless. If you"re still in that neck of the woods on the 9th, there is the new £50 deepstack an hour down the road at DTD, apparently same structure as the 20/20 weekend, I imagine it will be meet its 270 cap though, so best to reg online.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2009, 22:45:34 PM
Out in 466th (378 paid) ...

Min raise ... I push back with 33 ... called by 9Ts ... marginal/bad call (though large stack) ... straight on the turn ... sigh ...

Not really running at the moment ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 29, 2009, 13:50:23 PM
... Ice cold ... red ears ... food today = porridge, porridge with sweet and sour pork to follow ... that"s showbiz .. right?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 29, 2009, 21:54:49 PM
RT +$161

Hate Villa and Liverpool ... love Hull and Bolton (though I probably bottled it taking profits at 80 mins)

Looks like a $162 tournament tee"d up for tomorrow.

Lose it an I lose a dollar on the year ... win it ... and go quietly crazy!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2009, 00:04:02 AM
RT +$106

QQ into A9 ... in the Eyes Wide shut for 44th of 135 ... annoying as had to fold first 20 hands ...

Quite a spicy cash game on the go though $.5/1 ... $100 max buy in and the rest of the table has given up!

$100 into $577 ... Ding Ding ... RT +$583 ... unless someone comes to play me soon ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2009, 01:03:42 AM
RT +$673

The obvious card rush slow down ... but pleasing to walk +$567 on the three hour session ...

A bit more ammo for tomorrow night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2009, 10:33:23 AM
... "funny" to get the card rush I have been craving on a cash table ... in 136 hands I had 4 nut flushes ... it was ridiculous ... was pleased to call three bluffing bullets with QQ into Axx ... the villain doing a buy in with only runner runner draws ... (KQ) ...

Busy at work today ... and I have the type of to do list which is getting longer ... quite a few people at work.

The Snow has been washed away ... and it looks a lot more like spring ... I am batting on a 7 day excercise streak ... no weight gain over Christmas would be amazing ...

Looking forward to a decent Pokerstars tournament tonight ... stand KK vs A4 exit ... I presume ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2009, 18:11:02 PM
Back to the $.5/1 table ...

Massive escape with JJ

Pot raised and flat called in front ... I re-raise and get flat called behind ... orignal raiser all in and has me covered ... flat caller behind calls with KQ ... vs surprise surprise AA ... which holds AJx flop ...

No escape though when allowed to limp with 25s ... flop 22T ... money in on the river after two bricks ... vs A2 ... mmm ..

Now the short-stack I raise with 56s ... flush draw on the flop it is all going in albeit in two stages ... river flush and just about back to parity ... vs two straights ... quite a promising table if I can get going ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2009, 18:43:59 PM
RT +$672 ... a great fight back to a $1 loss ...

My girlfriend"s mum has beaten one of my Wii records ... I need to go ... you will understand that ...

Pokerstars at 9pm ... $50k g"tee

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2009, 20:56:13 PM
... right got my record back ... and did some super gym work ...

I have been dawdling along at 10mins for 2km ... (on my crosstrainer)

But today went pretty flat out for 8mins 33 followed by 8mins 27 with 1 min 27 rest in the middle ... will build it up ...

Eight days in a row sensation ...

$50k g"tee about to kick off ... only 3000 chips but very slow structure (though 12 min levels) ...

Could be a late one ... I hope so ... RED BULL has arrived.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2009, 00:45:44 AM
RT +$852

60th of 651 in the $162 NL on Stars ... button QT into AA in the small blind for a tedious minor cash ...

Very good structure ... was lucky A4 vs A9 ...

Table in middle phase was loaded with players but not cards always looking to recover ...

A lot of redbull flying about might not be trivial to sleep ... Cash?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2009, 01:35:21 AM
RT +$901

Hard to believe someone caught a flush versus my two pairs ... but a little progress made ...

Bedtime ... weird mini Christmas spell ... 2010 time to take down something big ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2009, 09:57:09 AM
Dec 31st ... who would have thought we would have gotten here!?

Thinking back to last night"s tournament I also had a ATs push into JJ which I won ... so sufficient luck when money in the middle ... it was a 2-1 win really ... I think that is how I am going to rate tournaments going forward ... a league table for 2010.

So many minor finishes ... but there will be people out there without those who played well ... (and those with decent wins who won just one more race or JJ vs 99 when it mattered ...)

Resolutions ... just do the weight it is easy ... I think at the start of this blog I was 15 stone 4 ... I am now 15 stone 12 ... from which I will deduce that I have eaten 8 pies too many ...

Today will be day 9 in a row on the gym ... which is pretty strong ... day 10 will be tricky but an "Ice Walk" may sort me out ... might not even be icy ... defo spring here ... my lions have come to life!

A tour bus has just driven past my window called "Memory Lane" ... does it specialise in going to places that you have already been ... foolish I would guess ... I remember the time I had AK ... which turns me to the tables ...and as luck would have it there is a $10k g"tee about to start on Stars ... $33 in ... Shuffle up and deal ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2009, 14:34:37 PM
RT +$884 with the $20k g"tee on Pokerstars in play ...

I am 105th of 709 left ... going for my third (MUST NOT BE MINOR) cash in a row ...

Nice finish to the year as I was expecting to be +/-$1 ... could still happen but that would be careless ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2009, 17:22:06 PM
RT +$800

Moved up to $1/2 ... standard a lot better ... and I became weak ... rubbish but escaped with a $84 loss ...

That might be it for 2009 ...

Ding Ding ... Merrily on High ... Have a good one ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2009, 19:56:26 PM
RT +$858

Super weird last session of the year ... I played super loose hoping to get paid when I had the cards ... worked okay ... AA raise ... fold ... fold ... standard ... albeit by luck ...

I then got all in TT vs QQ and spiked the river ... then QQ stood up vs AK ... now in great position ... I manage to DONK OFF $98 on a misclick ... well miss bet ... I meant to bet $1.11 ... instead shock horror $111 ... into a JKQ flop with my 55 ... FOLD FOLD FOLD FOLD ... ah ... you have flopped the straight ... and a New Year"s gift ... oh well ... another thing on the long list of things you do once ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2010, 13:51:00 PM
Happy New Year!

I managed to surface just before midday ... a good night of singing ...

I feel a bit dazed to be honest ... too dazed to play poker?

Official weight : 15 stone 12
Natural weight : 12 stone

A belly full of butter and next dinner starts at 4pm .... ARGH!

Perhaps a lightly spiced parsnip soup will sort me out?

I fielded my first work email of the year at 1.39am ... bodes well ... first of c10,000 I expect ... so if I make each one worth a dollar then WSOP Main Event here I come ... not sure that it actually works that way ... but it should ...

I am not sure what my poker strategy is for 2010??

Win something big ... I could be writing that for years to come ...

Have a good one.

Louis

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Waz1892 on January 01, 2010, 15:22:52 PM


I fielded my first work email of the year at 1.39am ... bodes well ... first of c10,000 I expect ... so if I make each one worth a dollar then WSOP Main Event here I come ... not sure that it actually works that way ... but it should ..



what do you do?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2010, 20:57:33 PM
I act as a recruitment consultant for actuaries and investment professionals - mainly London - but also UK and beyond.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2010, 22:55:35 PM
RT +$703

Cash : The flip side of the coin ... 99 as overpair vs 222 and AK into AQx vs 222 ... only one buy in between the two ... could have folded the AK to save $58 ... mmm

Eyes Wide Shut to follow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2010, 23:24:10 PM
... Jan 1st ... and the worm has turned ... 22 vs A9 ... no good ... then AQ vs J9 ... in the Eyes Wide Shut ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2010, 16:38:24 PM
FPP "freeroll" for 4 * $215 seats ... managed 7th of 57 ... 66 vs QQ (vs A9) when 7 handed and short ...

Enjoying Preston 7 Colchester 0

Decided to make a few New Year resolutions ...

1. Get Sky Plus
2. Get a decent music system
3. Get a flatscreen TV (or 2 or 3)

I think these are realistic ...

6pm Kick Off on Stars ... choice of a $109 - 40k g"tee - 15 mins or $320 - 100k g"tee - 20 mins ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on January 02, 2010, 17:32:15 PM
Firstly get Sky HD, its a bit more, but the quality is amazing. Secondly have a look round for your TV then PM me. Consumer electronics is my business, and I can give you a great deal!! My website is Electrical Discount UK, check it out.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2010, 23:30:04 PM

Firstly get Sky HD, its a bit more, but the quality is amazing. Secondly have a look round for your TV then PM me. Consumer electronics is my business, and I can give you a great deal!! My website is Electrical Discount UK, check it out.


Yes - I meant to write HD ...

I am running around the country for the next two weeks but should get onto it then ...

I will check out the website ...

Cheers

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2010, 23:52:09 PM
RT +$1,305

29th of 559 on the Poker Stars $320 buyin event ... 20 min levels ...

Dodgy a lot of bullets with no cards ... got 7 shoves through ... then A7 vs KK vs 99 ... Axx ... whoop .... turn K ... oh well ...

Could have got busier ... though overall happy ... standard pretty good ... alot of players with excellent records ... but two cards each ... looking forward to the next tournament ... tomorrow!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 03, 2010, 10:37:59 AM
The Official Weigh in .... Honeybadger 15 stone 8 ... wow a net 3lb loss for the Christmas period ... how did that happen?

12 days solid excercise vs 12 days solid eating ... a rare win for the gym ...

A great set up for January ... what a result!

Travelling today ... with no delays the Sunday Warm Up will be mighty tempting ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 03, 2010, 20:27:48 PM
RT +$1090

Warm Up - got a good start JJ vs 99

Had no cards for so long ... had to fold 44 and 22 to re-raises

Got killed in the blinds A8s vs 79o ... straight on the river ... sigh!

Darts time ... Whitlock FTW ... SHOWBIZ.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 03, 2010, 22:48:43 PM
RT +$1026

Well played Taylor ... I had a go on Whitlock ... who played superbly ... but Taylor is the KING ... where did he find those finishes?

Work tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 04, 2010, 07:56:09 AM
Day 1 of the business year - Sheffield.

The big long month of January begins ... almost twice as long as Feb!

Looking forward to it ... poker therapy in the evenings?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 04, 2010, 21:37:24 PM
RT +$1016

Decide to have a quick run at the $60k g"tee $10 re-buy on Stars ... got in for free through a FPP sat ...

AK vs JJ win ...

AK vs A6 loss ... and good-bye ... after the fourth re-raise you really cannot expect A6 to be ahead ... but little matter when the 6 comes flying out ...

Quick and nasty ...

Aside - I managed to start a "rowing" blog today ... OMG ... how can this happen ... day 13 in the gym was good ... though rowing really kills you.

Looking forward to improving tomorrow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 05, 2010, 07:36:43 AM
Day 14 in the gym might be harder!

Rowing is like a killer sport ... nowhere to hide ... about 1000m in feeling it ... made my day 1 target of 2000m but feeling it big time now.

Target is to get to a 4km row and a 4km cross train ... at decent speed ... then see where to go from there!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 06, 2010, 20:04:18 PM
RT +$945

Betfair $12k about to begin ... $55+5 - 10 mins levels - a bit quick - but incentivises agresssive play.

In the Sat to this I lost K8 vs T5 heads up ... standard.

Gym - Day 15 - 6.5km cross trainer - 2.5km rowing - it"s hurting - but if the scales are to be believed I have returned to 15 stone 4 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 06, 2010, 20:11:30 PM
RT +$1005 - simply yawning too much - unregistered - rare!

May have a look on the cash tables ... ???

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 06, 2010, 20:55:06 PM
Gambling Head now back on ...

Really liking Dave Chsinall to win the BDO (pub darts) ... he has had the best average in the tournament 96.84 ... 5/1 shot ...

He has Ted Hankey in the next round, but bookies make Chisnall the narrow favourite (well Betfair at least!).

Tony O"Shea the danger I expect at 4/1 ... they could meet in the final.

I won on Hankey at 14/1 first time he won it (did not back last year) but hardly convincing this time around.

Attack Attack!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 06, 2010, 21:45:19 PM
RT +$986

... but with a £100 bet on Chisnall at just over 5/1 ... as a virtual "freeroll"

Dream cash team ... and 79s became trips with x77 flop ... over pair paid ...

Not sure if it is possible to sleep before 10pm ... but might be worth a shout!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 07, 2010, 10:37:04 AM
RT +$906 (plus the below)

Chisnall attack continues ... £150 on now at 5/1 ... GAMBLE ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 07, 2010, 23:30:45 PM
Chisnall produces the epic come back ... now 11/4 ... could chop the position to a freeroll for £350 ... something to ponder overnight ...

Didn"t watch the game as on a train ... looks like it may be 4 even horses in the Semi Finals ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2010, 09:26:03 AM
... brain together ... though it would appear Chisnall meets O"Shea in the Semi ...

Other two QFs are today ... which could be good viewing ahead of taking a view.

It may be the case that the best thing today is to trade live.

Very little poker going on ... I think as the day draws on ... a little cash my become interesting ...

London appears to have taken most of the week off, which is annoying/understandable ... it is what makes our country great ... smile!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2010, 20:12:32 PM
A nice shock from Martin Phillips over Scott Waites in tonight"s first QF.

Very little movement in the prices ... Martin Adams the narrowing favourite despite not being through yet ... he should make the final now ... so semi coin flip for Chisnell vs O"Shea ... then would be c 6/5 for the final vs Adams ... might take half the cash out then!?

Sunday night looks like it could be poker night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2010, 23:45:47 PM
RT +$1117

Good little cash session ... plus $211 on $.5/1 cash table

JJ vs 44
AA vs JJ as overpairs
Turned a straight ...

... but then went card dead and remained a little (too) aggressive ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 08:46:03 AM
Bad Little cash session ... or so it is shaping ...

QQ looking okay vs Txx (rainbow) ... but the turn is a T ... and the button raiser (I was in the small blind) hold KTo ... I played it aggressively ... but tough spot 1

Next up the classic TT into 338 ... vs 88 ... tricky ... so now it is the fightback I hope ...

Currently sitting at -$176 for the session ... lovely start to the day ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 09:20:41 AM
RT +$882

Really nightmare session ... managed to lose to a rivered set of trips when getting flat called by bottom pair ... and so on ... amusingly I also got river straight flushed ... albeit he had all the draws ...

More amusingly about two hands later he went on a tirade about how the site is rigged (yawn) ... people have short memories ... but the rationale was novel ... "it must be rigged, why else would they domicile the site in Malta?" ... could it be the (relative) low cost intelligent work force, could it be for tax reasons ... or could it be to rig $.5/1 games ... I am not sure.

Anyway ... in a poker sense an annoying start to the weekend ... I could have lost a few $"s less ... but essentially just knocking me back to where I was before last night when I ran good ...

I am contemplating the gym ... day 18 it will be ... I think that I do have to go ... do some rowing ...

I am "sure" that Birmingham has more canal mileage than Venice ... so perhaps I will imagine rowing around Birmingham today ... no corneto for me ... I will sail in for a grease burger with fries on "Broad Street" ... is that where I once walked and played ... sometimes I forget the street names ...

Have a good weekend ... cheer on the Chisnall ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 14:38:26 PM
... weird things are happening ...

I am sitting here having done 6km rowing and 4.35km marching (7.2kmh up a 2% gradient) ... and my main thought is to return to the gym ...

Darts first though ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 15:38:11 PM
O"Shea 3 Chisnall 2

O"Shea 1.68
Chisnall 2.42

Chisnall remains value there ... but I will stick to my stake as is ... could be very close ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 16:21:44 PM
... or maybe just a rout ... Chisnall on total fire at the end ... with 164,121 finishes ... in the last two legs both on the BULL ...

Odds on for the title just ...

O"Shea was very poor when put under pressure so need to have a think about the final ... ideally Martin Philiips can cause a shock vs Martin Adams in the second semi.

Chisnall post match ... "going to get drunk tonight ... not been drunk all week" ... could wait a night!?!

Looks like his final average would have been about 98/99 ... might need to do that again for the final?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 17:03:08 PM
RT +$1082

With a value bet on Phillips running ...

I "took" my stake back on Chisnall to win it ... as things stand $960 freeroll if he wins ... it might be tempting to take g"teed profits ... it looks very much like Adams will progress with minimal fuss ... cannot help but think Adams might put enough pressure on Chisnall to make it a coint flip that he might win!?!

Adams finishing really well ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 17:15:17 PM
RT +$1517

Chisnall : time to take the money and run ... Adams on terrific form ... don"t want any further drift ... $435 of profit locked up ...

I really wanted to keep flying with Chisnall but Adams looks more precise ...

Might be time to find a poker tournament!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 18:13:34 PM
RT +$1505

Quick exit in a DS ... AK into KK ... picked up the straight draw but no joy ...

Eager for a big poker night ... but I think I am going to keel over at 10.30pm ...

Manana ... (what is the spanish accent called, that makes it "manyana") ... I remember watching a BBC drama ... or something like that when the two lovers used to say

Manana
Manana"s not soon enough for me ...

A good line ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 18:37:34 PM
In what is fast becoming a darts blog ... Adams pulls himself together after looking sublime ... Phillips came back so well ... earlier in the match he was trading at 94/1 ... had he held the darts 5-5 in sets ... anyway ... it would appear that I chopped my bet just a little early ...

That said ... odds now

Adams 1.91
Chisnall 2

Thus I could re-instate most of my "freeroll" ... I closed at 2.2 ...

It"s the classic question ... would I stake £270 on Chisnall at Even money ... I don"t think so!

Maybe trade tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 21:02:59 PM
RT +$1569

Heads up ... won a race AK vs JJ all in pre flop ...

... flopped a straight ...

... flopped trips ... lost a medium amount to the turned straight ... a semi escape though I had already smelled the rat!

I think it is in the category of could have save $16+36 (Turn and River) ... but a tough fold to make ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2010, 23:11:15 PM
RT +$1469

Lost a buy in mainly to a two pair vs straight turn card ... card have maybe got away and then a JJ vs xxA flop ... dangerous but check-check ... and the turn A looked a goodie ... river 7 ... and I am all guns blazing vs A7 ... GREAT!

Spaceballs on the TV ... perhaps a call for bed ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 10:33:27 AM
Day 19 of the gym is just about to commence ... not sure I am really ready for it ... perhaps yesterday was a bit strong!?!

Pleased with recent progress on fitness and Running Total fronts ... though my laptop is making semi alarming whirring noises as if it is trying to read a disk with no disk to read ... I am imagine that the CD/DVD player has become bored and these are just the hungry rumblings for information or data ...

Any late night poker with require a siesta ... sounds good ...

Morning Poker minor losses due to a rivered baby flush vs my trip 8s ... I let him draw for the bluff bet ...

RT +$1439
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 16:03:51 PM
Ultra sleepy from 7km row and then 1km march ...

Day 19 ticked off ... but perhaps an inforced rest day tomorrow ...

4 meetings in London and dinner at the sublime "Orrery" - often great £30 for 3 course deals ...

If I wake up early I will go and sprint out 4km on the rowing machine ...

Nice start on the cash tables ... currently +$168 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 16:36:32 PM
RT +$1570

Pegged back a little - but a good session ...

Sunday Warm Up calling!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 17:53:56 PM
Let"s play Darts ...

Chisnall now favourite with the bookies ... I think I will bide my time and have a mini attack on Chisnall if he falls a couple behind ... then watch Adams crack!?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 18:21:01 PM
RT +$1457

The now standard trips vs flush loss causing the damage ... perhaps trying to chase the game too hard?

Chisnall obliges with the 0-2 start ... but only drifts to 6/4 ... mmm ... medium bet ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 18:43:14 PM
Chisnall time ... 1-3 and still only 9/5 ... could get interesting now ...

Massive set ... time to get the doubts in Adams mind ... a lot of Phil Nixon chat ... whom Adams lead 6-0 to finally win 7-6 ...

Could be a sick night!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 20:27:02 PM
RT +$1297

Go back involved with Chisnall ... who could have done it ... but decent profits all the same ...

Fair play to Adams ... who stumbles over the line ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 10, 2010, 21:59:43 PM
RT +$1360

Nice to end the weekend with a winning session ...

Where has the weekend gone?

Massive work week to follow ... not sure what that does for the poker!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 11, 2010, 09:55:58 AM
Day 20

6am start ... 4km row ... feel pretty good ...

Meetings about to begin ... a good start to the day ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 11, 2010, 23:58:07 PM
Just switched on the $1m cash game ... first hand Dwan"s AA cracked by KK for $500k ...

Onto Betfair for a few hands ... but of course it isn"t working ... GENIUS!

Dwan now playing some super strange stuff ...

Great last hand from Gus Hansen ... right at the end ... a good hand to head to bed with ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 12, 2010, 21:15:35 PM
Day 21

The big late night row ... 13km in 65 mins ... feeling good ... negates last night epic dinner with took 3 hours 15 mins to get through ... highlight the beautifully lightly grilled foie gras ... with the fillet steak ... all that said I literally blew a button of my suit ... so all this gym looks like keeping me just at par ... not been weighed for some time ... feel great for it though.

Cards ... brain not really there tonight ... I would be dealt JJ in a tricky spot ... good luck to those playing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 14, 2010, 21:15:05 PM
Day 23 of the fitness regime ... starting with a splendid Pink Champagne hangover ... bit of Malbec in there too ... a great night ... but a shady morning ... that said 10 hours of work done and 4km of rowing ...

Big cash game next Friday - with a fairly killer table line up - it will be splendid.

Time for a little warm up online $.5/1 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 14, 2010, 22:01:27 PM
+$1406

Take the lucky money and run ... 69s vs QJ for a $20 short stack and then the AA overpair which ran into 666 but spiked the A on the river ... they really doesn"t happen to me often ... but I think I could get used to it!

Head not there ... but a pleasing stroll across the table.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 14, 2010, 22:46:48 PM
RT +$1339

In a classic mirror image ... I lost with a flush ... vs full house (paired board on the river) ... and losing 69s vs A3o ... for $20 ... scandal ...

Very short sessions ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2010, 18:29:24 PM
... and so the week ends ... 55 hours hard work ... has spun by ... good to be back.

Puts a dent in my poker efforts but we will live with that.

Football tonight ... 5km rowing earlier (Blackberry at side) ... when will these miracles stop?

When I work like this I miss things happening ... like Liverpool 1 Reading 2 ... how does that happen?

Maybe I will find something juicy to play on Saturday night.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on January 15, 2010, 20:14:42 PM
Play a qualifier for the next Sky thing. It"s in Luton on 6th March, just a one dayer. Sats every night at 9.30pm.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 16, 2010, 00:40:14 AM

Play a qualifier for the next Sky thing. It"s in Luton on 6th March, just a one dayer. Sats every night at 9.30pm.


Can you buy in directly?

What is the buy in?

Was playing football tonight ... great game ... which we somehow lost 2-3 ... we hit the post 4 times ... some good stuff though ...

Played an epic game of killer in the pub afterwards ... I ended up heads up versus my girlfriend who had never thrown a dart before ... she aimed me every time ... but killed the others! I won in the end.

Just started a little cash ... tempting to play heads up ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 16, 2010, 01:35:09 AM
RT +$1534 ... money for jam ... but I can hardly stay awake ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 16, 2010, 11:56:15 AM
RT +$1522

Fun cash table for a minor loss with few cards ... fair play ...

Watching "Popstars become Operastars" ... super weird ...

Later we are going to watch Avatar ... 5 stars from Empire Online ... a surprise ... but I guess I am now more up for it ...

Gym first ... football fatigue in the legs ... it will be interesting ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on January 16, 2010, 13:27:24 PM
No direct buy-in, and the comp is the equivalent of a £100 freeze. Only 5k starting stack to fit it into one day, but SNGs all day if it goes wrong early doors.

120 seats available online, made up to 150 with presenters, guests etc. Don"t get me started on that. 30-odd seats already taken after last night. I"m not one of them yet, 0 for 1 having pushed my up & down straight flush draw with no help.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 16, 2010, 14:43:07 PM

No direct buy-in, and the comp is the equivalent of a £100 freeze. Only 5k starting stack to fit it into one day, but SNGs all day if it goes wrong early doors.

120 seats available online, made up to 150 with presenters, guests etc. Don"t get me started on that. 30-odd seats already taken after last night. I"m not one of them yet, 0 for 1 having pushed my up & down straight flush draw with no help.


I may have a look tonight ... off to the cinema soon ... though will probably eat out ...

RT +$1631 (another quick session)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 16, 2010, 23:09:54 PM
RT +$1466 with the Eyes Wide Shut about to begin.

Played a bit of $1/2 NL on Betfair -standard does jump up from $.5/1 - kept flopping top pair but out of position ...

Eyes Wide Shut very short lived ... a bit aggressive ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 17, 2010, 20:21:23 PM
RT +$1251

Sunday Warm Up on Stars ... dodged the first bullet ... QQ into J29 rainbow ... worth a 2/3 pot bet to gain a clue as to where my fiendish flat calling friends were at ... answer JJ and 99 ... a reasonably easy put down.

Got back into shape ... but then looked to spike my 55 ... flop AK5 rainbow ... versus the raiser who was playing loose ... ideal flop except for one thing ... vs AA ... oh well ...

An early end to Sunday night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 17, 2010, 21:51:55 PM
Day 26 in the gym ... in the last 10 days I have rowed 65,000m ... legs are a bit sore ... but pleasing ...

Pokerwise trips no good today ... 33 pocket pair vs T8s ... 369 flop looking mega ... Turn 7 not that scary normal case.

Also lost K Flush vs A Flush ... though very lucky in the the 4th spade saved me my stack!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 17, 2010, 22:41:39 PM
RT +$1238

Short cash session ... was chatting to a friend after football the other night who"s friend was on Mastermind recently ... not the same post Magnus Magnusson ... but glad that is runs ...

Super rusty on the General Knowledge but got 33 questions right vs the contestant"s 41 ... (not a great heat!)

The specialised subjects would be another matter ... large time requirement ... so not going to happen anytime soon ...

Aside - I watched Avatar - and not convinced it was worth it"s five stars from Empire.

Great effects - weak story line - 160 mins long - classic tale of slow to start - 3D worth something - but I spend most days in 3D ... albeit not under the Tree of Life nor kicking around with 10 foot tall blue creatures!

As with all such films I find my mind wandering and not sure the blue people really made much use of their tails ...

The evil characters were pretty pathetic and stereotypical which was the major drain on the film.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 19, 2010, 22:00:51 PM
Day 28 in the gym ... some pretty tough metres on the rowing machine today ... work 10+ hours and go to the gym ... tough effort ... but worth it ...

Man C 2 Man U 1 - pleasing - well poised for the 2nd leg.

Poker later subject to finishing work duties!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 19, 2010, 23:04:36 PM
RT +$1138

Fast and loose heads up ... my bluff caught ... and then no help with the re-shove flush draw versus top pair ...

Not very patient poker ... poor.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on January 19, 2010, 23:20:19 PM
Agree about Avatar -- poor CGI version of Dances with Wolves in my mind.

Knuckle down to the poker great fun watching you play  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 20, 2010, 10:37:04 AM

Agree about Avatar -- poor CGI version of Dances with Wolves in my mind.

Knuckle down to the poker great fun watching you play  ;D


... last night ... great fun watching my absurd plays ... I am keen to play ... and have a big home game on Friday but very time pressed ... all this going to the gym is having it"s effect!

In my gym at home I can play whilst I use my cross trainer, but pretty tough on a rowing machine ... weak excuse I know!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 20, 2010, 23:40:28 PM
RT +$1133

Losing the minimum ... bottom end straight vs top end straight twice ... and smaller flush ... doing well to lose $5 only ...

An epic day ... of c16 hours "work" ... it was fun really ... oh ... net off an hour for gym ... though blackberry in play ... look forward to tomorrow which is approx 23 mins away ...

Villa 6 Blackburn 4 ... looks like Villa have scored their goals for the next month ... and Arsenal are top ... how did that happen!?!

The funny thing about Arsenal fans is that I often come home in the tube with them and they always look miserable ... even when top of the league, or beating Everton 7-0 ... or whatever the score was!

The only exception I can recall is when Arsenal won the league at Man U ... a noisy night indeed ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2010, 12:59:00 PM
Day 30 in the gym ... I might end up with stomach muscles!?!

Last 18 days ... 83,321m rowed ... feel great for it ... though no official weigh in as their scales are shot ...

I think for the first time I felt like there was some extra energy there ... GREAT!

(Back to work!)

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Cyntaf on January 21, 2010, 16:01:30 PM
Louis? are you rowing the Atlantic?

Well done m8, keep the +ve, poker and Gym :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on January 21, 2010, 23:12:32 PM
Wonder if the censors work like that on S****horpe United too?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2010, 23:37:47 PM

Wonder if the censors work like that on S****horpe United too?


You wonder what or who the "censors" think they are protecting!?!

Arse is a fantastic word ...

Cyntaf - rowing - I am finding it mainly therapeutic - a time to stop thinking and do something physical.

Odd to look forward to the gym - but that is how it has become.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 22, 2010, 15:21:46 PM
... a few Pilsners last night ... nice beer ... but painful gym action ... getting a little super sleepy now ... a bad sign with poker set to start at 8pm ...

It is the return of the big game ... PL £1/2 ... sit down with £100 ... unlimited re-buys ... well you can top up to £200 once you are down to £50 ...

Last time I managed a hero +£947 ... at my peak I was in for £300 and had £1300 infront of me ... 650 BBs ... interesting times ...

It"s a tough game with no cards ... but a great table and super friendly banter ... usually about 8 players from a pool of 16.

Report to follow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2010, 09:45:02 AM
RT +$1181

Big Game result ... +£121 (net out dealer/travel/jackpot/curry costs +£31)

Game starts £200 sit down £1/£2 PL ... six handed ... lively table ... I am card dead ... maybe not a bad thing ... debutant is soon in for £600 with AA vs KK, K on flop and I think KK vs QQ, Q on flop ... overpair six handed twice in first 30 mins ... COOLER ... later comers make it 8 handed after about an hour and the the game settles down a bit.

I am drifting up to £400 and back to £200 ... nothing epic ... rest of the table having a jamboree ... it"s nice when a home game becomes familiar ... watch and be patient ... a lot of straddles flying about ... and for the last half hour we make it £2/5 ... last hand the straddles run to £10,£20,£40 ... I have T5 off ... and donate my £20 to the pot which some becomes a monster with QQ vs JJ vs A2 ... we all know who wins that one ... leaving the queen holder at -£1200 for the night ... the A2 scoops the pot of the night for £1k ...

I certainly could have been more aggressively with certain hands but that may have just created a (-600,+600) night ... no obvious weakness ... some strong chat ... great work.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2010, 10:30:37 AM
RT +$1235

Early cash session ... got well up quickly went on the attack ran into cards ... walk with a small profit ...

Not quite sure what to do with my Saturday ... gym?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2010, 13:54:52 PM
RT +$1284

Another positive mini cash session ... flopping straights ... and rivering straights ... sometimes it goes that way ...

Long may it last.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2010, 18:29:47 PM
RT +$1165

Tiny bit of cash and now into the $100+9 Pokerstars $40k g"tee ... looks like being more like $75k ... now early progress ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2010, 22:27:57 PM
RT +$1223

Edging back up with another mini-cash session on $.5/1 ... could have been a lot better with 24o into 22x ... but let a $74 stack hit its flush ... oh well ...

Early night ... and fresh for Sunday.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 24, 2010, 11:31:56 AM
Sunday ... and not sure how fresh!?

Reflecting on "Where the Wild things are" ... a super weird film ... I think the poster for the film is better than the whole film, it makes it look like there is some form of real relationship between Max and the monsters.

In reality the story line is mega thin and the monsters generally pretty boring, it gave the feel of adults trying to remember what it was like to be a kid, but failing to get there.

On the bright side - the tails of the monsters were better than those in Avatar.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 24, 2010, 16:19:32 PM
RT +$1163

Playing like a crazy fish and I have chased the whole table away ... despite losing a buy in ... I fought back for $40 but you would have thought I would have been an ideal player to oppose.

I will wait for some action though shame to have to create an image all over again!

I am half watching "Om Shanti Om" ... pretty weird film ... at the moment a song and dance about a "dirty disco" ... there is refreshing genius in Bollywood films ... though at times it leaves me bemused ...

No opponents ... how sad ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 24, 2010, 16:54:15 PM
RT +$1023

Hardly a pleasing session.

AK vs A9 ... loses to a straight on the river ... then versus the same player I get involved with 99 vs AQ but also find a TT to beat me up ...

Time to take a walk and think and get ready for next week ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 24, 2010, 22:06:28 PM
RT +$991

Slow end to the weekend, a bit card dead, and running things like AJ into JJ (short stack) ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 28, 2010, 21:23:44 PM
A barren poker week ... waiting for a sit n go to start on Betfair ... time to return to my bread and butter ...

Hopefully not bread and butter bad beats!

Gym still going strong ... 131k of rowing in the last 26 days ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 28, 2010, 22:44:18 PM
RT +$994

Won a D2N ... lost a heads up ... yawn ...

Watching Sky Poker : Live Poker : Bounty Hunter 12k

Surely the worst commentary ever ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 31, 2010, 16:17:10 PM
RT +$994 ... though with $57 going forward on to Arsenal to beat Man Utd ...

Last night 254th of 2980 in $80k g"tee on Stars ($150k in the pot) ... for the $57 profit ... exit hand ...

22 into 295 ... vs 99 ... no escape praying for the over pair ...

Official weigh in a very disappointing 15 stone 8 ... I don"t usually particularly buy into the turning fat into muscle argument ... but I thought I was a good bit lighter ... I feel lighter (and a lot more energy) ... but back to the machines later!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on January 31, 2010, 16:38:36 PM

RT +$994 ... though with $57 going forward on to ****nal to beat Man Utd ...

Last night 254th of 2980 in $80k g"tee on Stars ($150k in the pot) ... for the $57 profit ... exit hand ...

22 into 295 ... vs 99 ... no escape praying for the over pair ...

Official weigh in a very disappointing 15 stone 8 ... I don"t usually particularly buy into the turning fat into muscle argument ... but I thought I was a good bit lighter ... I feel lighter (and a lot more energy) ... but back to the machines later!

L


As long as you feel better and have more energy it"s obviously working -- keep it up
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 31, 2010, 16:52:37 PM
RT +$1098

Quick profit on heads up ... clowning and capitalising ...

Could have been better lost flush vs house ...

Gym - defo going to keep it up - I get very well fed these days - so an extra "hurdle" ...

I also met a friendly Ice Cream seller who managed to squeeze 7 scoops in a pot at the cinema ...

Rooney goal - just fantastic - hated but fantastic ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on January 31, 2010, 17:07:33 PM


Rooney goal - just fantastic - hated but fantastic ...



can barely bring my self to do it but....

+1
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 31, 2010, 22:25:58 PM
RT +$998

A2 into A249 ... money in vs AK ... King on the river ... ding ding ...

I am pretty philosophical about such things ... but also fairly tedious ... smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 01, 2010, 21:24:05 PM
RT +$943

TT vs KK in the $80k g"tee on Stars ...

Transfer Window - very interesting with Spurs getting ready for an injury crisis by loaning out their Stars ...

Keane to Celtic an interesting move ... title odds 2/1 to 13/8 ...

M"boro continuing to import Scottish based players - not at all convinced.

L




Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 01, 2010, 23:27:26 PM
... ten hands before bedtime always risky ... in that

(a) it becomes 1000 hands before dawn
(b) you lose TT vs JJ and AQ vs AK ... and so to bed ...

There is the other strategy ... steal the blinds and run off with a dollar ... perhaps this is how the tooth fairy keeps in money??

There is very little poker in fairy tales ... you would have thought the seven dwarves would be well up for a game of poker ... it"s a weakness ...

Anyway ... 5 hands in and I am level ...

10 hands ... -$14 ... RT +$929 ... I caught a little of the flop versus a short stack ... worth a stab ...

Good night (Vienna).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 03, 2010, 21:10:07 PM
RT +$888

$80k g"tee in play ... current pot is $115k

About 2/3 of average at break 1 ... not really happening ... lost min with AA as overpair versus flopped set ... have to be happy with that.

Got to 15 stone 4 this morning ... healthy week ...

I think that was my weight at the start of the blog ... Dec 23rd-Feb3rd excercising to get back there!

Leeds" goalie is in tremendous form ... might be a great smash and grab to follow ... I hope so ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 03, 2010, 21:52:28 PM
... going nowhere today ... crippled myself A8 into AK ... and then choose to push TJ in JJ ... T on the river ... bad timing ...

Spurs came good ... fair play to them.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 06, 2010, 20:57:46 PM
RT +$833

Pokerstars $80k in play ... 75% of average at the first break ... all pretty standard stuff ...

Been a long time since I felt a card rush ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 06, 2010, 21:57:24 PM
Break 2

... no card rush ... but still alive ... fingers crossed ... soon be time to shove with a pretty wide range ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 06, 2010, 22:05:07 PM
88 vs A6 ... a boringly predictible end ... time to row ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 07, 2010, 11:27:37 AM
Superbowl Sunday ... a long time since I watched it live ... so I had better run good in the Sunday Warm Up ...

Playing little ... running bad ... a tough combo ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 07, 2010, 20:44:43 PM
RT +$618

Sunday Warm Up - No cards - ducked and dived then shoved 97s into QQ and TT ... no miracle escape despite picking up an up and down straight draw on the turn.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 13, 2010, 14:17:19 PM
Feb 13th official weigh in ... 15 stone 0 ... BMI 30.11 ... LOL ... I remain "obese" ... still 13 lbs down ... and going to kick on ... all my poker time has been re-directed to work for the moment!

Poker reports flying in from my various friends at the table ... making me hungry for some action ...

Chinese banquet tonight ... perhaps back to the rowing marathons tomorrow!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 13, 2010, 23:10:55 PM
RT +$403

Oh god it"s the race back to nothing again ...

Betfair - Eyes Wide Shut in play ... but earlier I played some blackjack ... -£100

AA dealt ... split them ... dealt 2 and 2 ...

Next up dealt 55 ... double up ... dealt a 2 ... no help ... dealer never busting ...

Palm Court Hotel - a decent venue - and poker every night except Saturday - very weird - high buy in tournament - but 830pm starts (and I guess small fields) - late night for little hay ... maybe something for the future?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 13, 2010, 23:32:46 PM
... classic 77 vs QQ end ... it feels like a long circle full of mirrors ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 16, 2010, 21:12:57 PM
RT +$348

Break 1 of the Pokerstars $80k ... 6.9k vs 4.1k average ... 196th of the 1693 left ... active first hour well rewarded with a JJ limp which was raised by the big blind ... I elected to go all in ... and called by 87s (under no pressure) ... oh well ... take that ...

Quick start in session too ... now 9.1k vs 4.3k average ... AT in T-high flop ... A turn ... 85th of 1619 left ...

Nice to be back on table ... seems like forever ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 16, 2010, 21:44:09 PM
... mmm ... I limped in with TT flop 398 ... turn 7 ... money in ... vs 89 ... wounded I get involved with A8 ... into T8x ... vs AT ... this is the year of the overpair ... though the straight-forward play keeps me out of trouble ... a lot to be said for ABC poker at times ...

Maybe time to play some cash!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 16, 2010, 22:35:18 PM
RT +$308

Cash going nowhere ... hitting second pair every flop ... minor loss and run ...

Eyeing up the £300+30 on Feb 27th (London Poker Masters)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 20, 2010, 07:12:41 AM
Saturday morning ... I wake at 5.50am ... first act is to write a to do list ... I think I can take this as a sign that I am working just a little too hard!

Second Act - APAT - Great Schedule - well thought out - feedback taken - bravo!

Third Act - Poker ... let"s see how I fair??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 20, 2010, 08:17:34 AM
RT +$321

A good cash session went wrong once my super aggressive play was looked up ... fair play ... minor profit not a bad thing when half asleep ...

I have the notion for a muffin ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 20, 2010, 13:12:12 PM
RT +$358

Minor positive cash session ... well up ... but caught twice by two pairs on the river ... mmm

Super sleepy now ... a flaw in getting up at 5.50am ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 20, 2010, 17:55:29 PM
RT +$419

Further positive mini cash session ... heading the right way ... not far from funds for next week"s £300 London Poker Masters.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 21, 2010, 11:02:46 AM
RT +$469

Quick double your money sit and go ... 44 vs AK holds and no further worries ...

Looks like a solid day of rain in London ... or is that a solid week?

I find myself thinking of sausages ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on February 21, 2010, 11:09:44 AM

not far from funds for next week"s £300 London Poker Masters.


Do you not use Bankroll management?

I assumed from your tourney buyins (55 - 215) and that you play 200NL cash that you"d be pretty well rolled for this.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 21, 2010, 16:17:29 PM
The calendar year before I started this blog I was $15k up - so notionally that is my bankroll ...

At the time I was pretty well paid so had quite a bit of disposal income, though I always looked for poker to add to that.

My general thought is to not lose money overall, and buy tickets for a big win, it"s been a barren year!

Wow - how tempting to play the warm up!?!

In terms of the cash game I play - I have played it about say 15 times and +£1,200 ish - so I take the view a big loss (-£761 was my worst) is just part of the curve - great game amongst friends.

A few years ago I played more for solid profit and could win about £7/8/hr playing pot limit £2/£4 ... but just playing the maths gets very boring ... and I was working about 55 hours per week in the city ... so I used the funds to play a few tournaments which would have been at a loss (good learning though).

So not really standard bankroll management ... but I will be happy to hover around zero and then post a big win ... hopefully soon.

How are things going for you?

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 21, 2010, 16:20:07 PM
RT +$369

Chipped away about $50 looking to make the play and then hit a fishy straight on the river ... versus a fishy flush ... Ding Ding ...

Weak work ... back to the drawing board.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 21, 2010, 22:48:32 PM
+$591

385th of 5341 ... when JJ vs AQ vs 99 ... hits the rocks to quad 9s

JJ vs 99 is sick ... I lost the one outer to the 9s in the Warm Up last year ... (well assuming the player who said he folded the 9 actually did ... pretty sick anyway!)

Played some good stuff, stole a lot, got smashed ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 23, 2010, 12:36:57 PM
Reflecting on the latest Warm Up horror story ... I think that is 8 cashes from 17 ... and another bad beat to end it ... giant fields ... it is going to happen ... I know that JJ vs 99 vs AQ is only a "race" but with two all ins in front why is the AQ calling ... of course the nines won it ...

Making it my second in the money JJ vs 99 defeat ... Ding Ding ...

London Masters is now feeling a little wavery - bad enough to spend 4 hours on line cueing up the beat ... but to spend the whole of Saturday teeing it up ... looks tedious ... do I have the strength!?!

I await the time my 9s always trash the overpair but rare enough!

APAT early schedule fights against my calendar - but looking forward to playing a few events!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 23, 2010, 23:39:46 PM
Late night cash ...

Hand one 67o ... turn a straight ... pretty much fully paid ...
Hand two AA ... flop 367 ... I bet the pot ... get raised ... mmm ... all in ... called by K6

$100 to $338 in 90 seconds ... I guess it is all down hill from here ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 23, 2010, 23:58:07 PM
RT +$721

Indeed the downhill followed the uphill though the descent was slower ... pondered a re-shove with a weak top pair but saw apparent sense ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 25, 2010, 23:04:52 PM
+$764 ... minor cash profit ... funny day ... got lots done ... despite some frustrations ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 27, 2010, 18:03:21 PM
The return of the APAT ...

Super sleepy this morning so elected for Dim Sum and chill rather than play the London Poker Masters event.

APAT double header tonight ... should be good ...

Very pleasing to switch the brain off from work ... time to take the poker down ...

A little cash to warm up.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 27, 2010, 18:55:25 PM
RT +$664

Cash table woes ... AK into A33 ... looking good ... K on the turn ... looking great ... vs 33 for flopped quads ...

Next up J8 in J56 ... turn J ... all good time for revenge ... versus the same player ... or maybe not ... as they are holding AJ ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 27, 2010, 22:05:47 PM
RT +$574

APAT - No true starting hands in c80 hands ... A5 in the BB worth a call ... J54 flop ... worth a call to the seeming continuation bet ... turn the A ... so all the money in vs Brian Yates" AJ ... no escape once I"ve called the flop ... tried hard to get things going but no ammo ...

Still alive in the Omaha ... but no much happening there either ...

A flat poker day ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 28, 2010, 10:00:29 AM
... pretty weak in the Omaha ... I think i made the correct fold with an unimproved KKxx hand ... and then got killed KKxx into AAxx ...

I like the APAT tournaments though pretty packed with good players ...

The Holy Grail is the big win ... 8/17 cashes in the Sunday Warm Up ... nothing big ... occassionally I am a little patient/passive but mainly coolers or beats ... it sort of makes me smile ... as it the nature of Grails ... they tease you ... and just at the moment you think it will never happen it happens ... or something like that ...

Biggest poker win ... $8,125 ... just winds me up ... it"s like the thorn in the Lion"s paw ...

Fable of the day : Androcles and the Lion :

Androcles : One of Aesop"s Fables ...

A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him. As he came near, the lion put out his paw, which was all swollen and bleeding, and Androcles found that a huge thorn had got into it, and was causing all the pain. He pulled out the thorn and bound up the paw of the lion, who was soon able to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog. Then the lion took Androcles to his cave, and every day used to bring him meat from which to live.

But shortly afterwards both Androcles and the lion were captured, and the slave was sentenced to be thrown to the lion, after the latter had been kept without food for several days.

The emperor and all his court came to see the spectacle, and Androcles was led out into the middle of the arena. Soon the lion was let loose from his den, and rushed bounding and roaring towards his victim. But as soon as he came near to Androcles he recognized his friend, and fawned upon him, and licked his hands like a friendly dog.

The emperor, surprised at this, summoned Androcles to him, who told him the whole story. Whereupon the slave was pardoned and freed, and the lion let loose to his native forest.

... I particularly like the use of ... "and fawned upon him" ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 28, 2010, 18:39:54 PM
... Sunday night ... and no energy for poker ... it"s a weird feeling ...

Mega workload plus lots of excercise ... just time to sleep ...

Watching "Embarrassing Bodies" ... it"s pretty grim ... but more interesting than the Antiques Roadshow (I think).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 02, 2010, 20:50:50 PM
+$519

Played the $80k g"tee on Stars ... AK vs QQ ... classic defeat ... I could have been more patient but what is the point?

Might need to resort to rowing ... a sick thought ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 05, 2010, 22:57:28 PM
RT +$210

$100+9 plus 1R 1A ... a typical no cards and badly timed shoved and I am done for ...

K8s into TT and AA ... obviously the wind up King appears ... but no heroic brother on the river ...

Might have to retire soon ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2010, 19:17:27 PM
RT +$96

The race to zero is back on ...

Late to register and early to exit the $40k g"tee on PokerStars ...

89s into QTx worth the cheap call for the J ... but not when it comes and the flat call after me holds the AK ...

Sometimes ABC is best but tough to put down the straight ...

Was going okay in the $20k g"tee - but this time the straight is turned against me ...

Away from such folly I went to see Queens of the South beat Partick 1-0 in a terrible encounter ... so little skill on show ...  there is talk of an 18 team top flight in Scotland ... on this showing I hope not ...

As I watched I recalled my "attempts" to hire a gingerbread man costume ...

Early a baby threw it""s dummy at me ... I think there is a message in there ... said baby had an ice cold stare ... mentally I was folding anything ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2010, 20:31:38 PM
RT +$36

Betfair $12k just about to kick off ...

Nice overlay 171 runners @ $55+5 ... just look the good old days.

Watching Prime Minister"s Questions ... featuring Harriet Harman the deputy PM ... it"s like a circus ... questions about dangerous dogs with MPs making dog noises ... OMG ...

This was the week that Michael Foot died ... made me think ... where are all the real politicians ... was never keen on Maggie Thatcher/Michael Heseltine and co but a damn sight better than the current crop of wafer thin conservatives.

I had a bet on a hung parliament at 2/1 earlier in the week ... I think that is pretty big ... especially as Cameron is going to have to debate live ...

I keep getting letters "from" David Cameron where you get to fill in boxes of what you think their policies should be ... I think the answer should be stick to what you know ... "look after the rich" ... at least then we get a choice ... at the moment it is a guess who"s where who"s clothes event ...

Good start in the poker too ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2010, 21:20:25 PM
Break 1 Betfair $12k

62nd of 94 - 18 paid

Avoid going bust with 55 into AJ5 vs JJ

Got dealt AA three times ... raise - fold ... raise - fold ... slow played UTG ... vs three players perhaps a lucky escape with the A flush.

Need to double up ... watch me shove into AA ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2010, 22:23:39 PM
Break 2 -Betfair $12k

8th of 24 - 18 paid.

Loaded table so no g"tee of the money ...

Could have been better losing QQ vs KJ but nice cards ... was patient with AJ folded to the all in of A8s ... perhaps a mistake but I got the chips when he went over the top KTo vs my AA ...

Chances ... but sometimes that just means that you win the bubble ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2010, 23:04:26 PM
RT +$180

Reasons to hate poker ...

Patiently I make the money ... time to get busy ... AJs vs J2o ... you know the rest ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 07, 2010, 13:37:54 PM
EPSN Classic TV today thus far ...

Including the Infamous Scotland 3 Holland 2 game in the 1978 World Cup ...

Archie Gemmill makes it 3-1 ... with his famous goal ... what people forget is that Johnny Rep scores a better goal to make it 3-2 ...

As ever Scotland out on goal difference ...

Double aside at this time Scotland were 4-2 up vs Holland in their matches played ...

Falkirk vs Celtic ... not going to be even an SPL Classic - so off to the rowing machine ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 07, 2010, 17:26:02 PM
RT +$228

Dundee United worthy winners of the wrestling at Tannadice.

Pretty much a war zone from the start and with the ref apparently cardless just a question of who could inflict the most injuries.

4 mins of injury time ... should have been 10 ... oh well ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 11, 2010, 19:01:29 PM
RT +$119 with the $40k g"tee on Pokerstars in play.

Break 1 - Bad shape ...

66 into 567 ... obvious dangers ... but not expecting to be drawing dead versus 77 and A6

Very short ...

Been a real slog work wise this week though my mental sharpness as returned ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 11, 2010, 22:03:40 PM
RT +$127

Complusive bluffing not punished ... for tiny cash profit ...

It just dawned on me that this blog is one year old ... a lot of poker ... but no profit ... not sure what I think of that.

I could have attacked less with profits but aiming for the big win ...

... I could have been less passive at times ... but truth is beaten out of lots of tournaments when in the money ...

Perhaps year 2 of the blog will be different???

Black Belt Poker in London - kind of gutted to not be involved - a well set up tournament - APAT like ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on March 11, 2010, 22:06:02 PM
no big loss either - financial neutrality when pursuing a "hobby" is fine - costs a fotune to play golf  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2010, 14:29:14 PM
... golf would indeed be a hazard for my disposal income ... there is a challenging championship course half a mile from my house which I have not yet played ... infact since I gave up my last job in April I have hardly hit a ball ...

It suddenly seemed pointless ... like trying to balance 10p pieces on the back of a dog ...

I am of course also running my own business which gobbles up the time ... lessons and patience required for golf ... little time for lessons ... nor being patient ...

Black Belt Poker event in London is winding me up ... I really should and could have been playing it ... great field ... 300 Runners ... $220 buy in ... you can even bet on it ... though the book is even worse than that of Blue Square for the last APAT ... quite a few APAT names in the field.

Perhaps something online tomorrow night!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Marty719 on March 12, 2010, 14:42:49 PM
Did you check if thr was an alt list?  Im playin day 1b.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2010, 14:55:30 PM
It is tempting ... but I have ear marked the day for work now ... and I am in Scotland ... so would be a mega early train ...

Good luck - pretty strong field ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2010, 13:52:07 PM
... well no black belt poker for me ... though "my" home game player Wilson Chan is sitting second from Day 1A ... will he take it down ... I bet £5 on him at 100/1 ... plus a few other bets ...

Weird the vicarious pleasure of a late night text from your mate who is playing and running good ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2010, 16:02:49 PM
RT +$18

Break 2

93rd or 93 (of 294) in a $100k Pokerstars number ... few cards ... lost the key race AJ vs 99 (vs J9) ...

The next blind puts me all in ... 36 paid ... for what it is worth ...

Not sure that I want to go dancing into negative territory again ... something to ponder unless I pull off the miracle escape ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2010, 16:11:52 PM
Quad me up ... it is the classic false dawn ... but so what T6s ... becomes a very short stacked flsuh ... I am still last of 89 ... but can at least fold the 48s in the SB ...

Next up ... A6o fold ... to the earlier raise ... mmm

Next up ... J9s shove ... called by A8o and out ... oh well ...

Next up the $27.50 4 pack MTT ... late reg ... RT -$10 ... I manage the correct top pair fold early ... pretty pleasing 4 seated ...

Now three seated ... crazy stuff ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2010, 17:49:26 PM
RT -$10

Perhaps Scotland will create me a re-buy for this evening!?!

Rugby is pretty dull at the best of times but this game is ridiculous ...

In the 4 seater ... A9 into K9x ... okay with the flop checked ... turn is an 8 ... time to game ... into the slow played K9 ... mmm .... 45th of 356 - 36 paid ...

3 or 4 seated ... good fun ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2010, 19:09:57 PM
RT - Level - maybe I should just stop! A year and two days and back to where I started!

You can never stop ... after all it is the holy grail ...

Rugby madness ... I punted Scotland ... but took the 15/1 draw saver at half time ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2010, 21:37:27 PM
RT -$160

Played the Betfair $12k ... cardless ... lost a race 77 vs AK

Cash - lost a buy in - $100

Flopped a set with 22 into 2KJ ...slow play for value ... J not too bad on the turn ... K on the river ...

Next up flop a set on raggy board ... bet out due to draws called by gutshot ... which duly hits ... lost the minimum ...

Last up flop top pair ... happy to get chip in versus flush draw ... which duly hits ...

It"s bed time ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 14, 2010, 19:05:53 PM
RT -$120

Played some good stuff ... to win 2 double or nothing sit and gos ... then hit a super weak mode and lost the third trying to limp to the money ... start point top pair versus flopped trips but super weak thereafter ... (idiot) ...

I guess everything is a lesson ... but I learned that one a long time ago ...

APAT League match ... super strong ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 14, 2010, 21:37:27 PM
RT -$130

APAT ... JJ vs AA spike (vs shortish stake)

KK vs AA ... and no escape ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 15, 2010, 22:55:37 PM
RT -$185

Betfair Eyes Wide Shut just about to start ...

Manic day 7am-7pm running around ... then then an epic squash match 3-3 and 7 points each after 50 mins ... my opponent found the little extra to go 4-3 up ... my failed drop shot in the next leading to another 6-9 game ... 5-3 down ARGH!!!

The hero come back bites the dust and I lose 7-3 ... body is mumbling complaints ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 16, 2010, 21:55:31 PM
... another massive work day ... ended by some great asian fusion food and home to catch the masterful Inter Milan dispose of Chelsea ...

Dirty Drogba ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 17, 2010, 17:55:54 PM
RT +$145

Horses coming to the rescue ... Big Zeb imperious if friendless in the market (despite a great write up in the Racing Post) ... 8/1 to 12/1 sweet ...

No such luck in the 5.15pm ... but back in the black ...

Let"s see is that lasts past the end of the night!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 17, 2010, 21:37:53 PM
Betfair $10k

RT +$85

Crippled with KK vs 77 vs AQ vs AJ ... 7"s winning ...

Back to life with AJ vs QQ vs TT ...

Crippled with QQ vs A6 ...

Fight back thwarted by the classic TT vs KJ ... AQxxT ... Ding Ding

... and out AJ vs AQ ... oh well ...

I am loving this website ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2010, 22:16:32 PM
Council Tax ... sigh!

My council has stopped separately collecting paper to recycle ... so sent me a leaflet (on recycled paper) to explain how I could recycle my recycling box ... this included changing it"s use for example to put soft toys in it ... the thing is they are recycling my money to send me this leaflet ...

That said it is better than the stuff I get from David Cameron ...

As an aside I was thinking about Chorlton and the Wheelies ... all pretty disturbing ...

So putting this together ... I have a vision of the next Government on wheels ... it"s like some epic roller disco ...

Poker wise - played on an epic cash table last night ... 25p\50p blinds ... sat down with £60 ... raised everything ... showed everything ... early position raise to £2.50 with 94o ... flat called ... so playing with trash out of position ... here comes the flop ... why it is 944 ... now given my approach so far I have to bet ... so I go for the weakish £5 bet ... which is called ... promising ... turn is a Queen ... I bet £10 which is called ... river is a brick ... I dwell ... and bet £10 ... very surprised by the insta all in ... I insta call ... vs 43s ... now in a sense the money is always going in but great fun to play when the starting hands can be anything!

Knocking off taxis ... RT +$97

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2010, 11:11:53 AM
APAT Swansea ... and I am in Scotland ... mmm

I will be very interested in how the Pro League pans out ... and how late it needs to run ...

Charlie Sanderson - take it down.

Roll on April 17th ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2010, 13:30:01 PM
RT +$127

A gentle D2N ... followed by an absurd coin flip ... you get 1 chip and have to go all on ...

Lunch ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2010, 17:45:33 PM
RT +$67

J9s into KK ... as my stack diminished ...

I appear to be watching a Harry Potter film ... there has to be a mistake ...

When I first went to London I read all the Potter books on the tube whilst listening to The Strokes ...

If life is nasty brutish and short what am I doing ... Potter is for Christmas ...

I always think that Weasley has been teleported from Grange Hill ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2010, 22:04:57 PM
RT +$7

Betfair $12k

43rd of 171 ... AK vs 88 ... no help ...Not really a great call by the 88 ... but we"ll have to let that pass ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 21, 2010, 21:44:40 PM
RT +$186

Two minor cashes ... sigh ...

In the first I got the money in 91/9% ahead ... 25th of 417

In the second I was priced in, in the BB flopped the top pair ... but lost to the min raising QJ (two pairs) ...

It feels like I am destined to score three balls in the lottery but never more ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 22, 2010, 21:20:43 PM
RT +$171

Played an absurd satelitte to the Betfair $12k ... 2 min levels ... why play such a thing??

No energy to play anything else at the moment.

Solution - Bed!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 26, 2010, 23:25:15 PM
RT +$161 with the Eyes Wide Shut in play ...

Facile cash victory funding effective free roll on the Friday Night Fruit Machine ...

Ultra passive table but no cards - maybe nobody does ... middle of the pack.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 26, 2010, 23:58:26 PM
A standard ending A8s into AQ with blinds killing everybody ...

Won AQ vs 44 and AK vs 22 ... so no real complaints ... 12th of 89 ... 9 paid ... smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 27, 2010, 18:50:59 PM
RT +$111 with the APAT to come tonight ...

Sitting on my chocolate sofa, under a chocolate duvet, eating chocolate ... Showbiz ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 27, 2010, 19:21:18 PM
Saturday Night ...

EuroSport2 : Live Billiards - come on ... is there a way to find out the viewing figures for such things?

It"s not even proper billiards ... there are no pockets!

It like the stickleback darts they sometimes show - electronic darts and a massive bullseye - I am just not having that!

I guess this is what led to International King of Sports ...

Surely Association Bobbage being the greatest of all sports:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_King_of_Sports

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 27, 2010, 22:14:35 PM
RT +$91

I played the PLO too ... trips not good enough versus the draw ... standard.

The NL was more interesting but you know the game is up with your flopped straight loses to the runner-runner house ... finally pushing J9s on the button into the BB holding TT ...

Played over aggressively perhaps ... but without the runner-runner in good shape ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2010, 09:23:17 AM
... another day in Paradise ... ready to start work ... how long will it last?

It looks like a poker free day - a night away from the APAT and the Warm Up.

Southern Scotland is freezing - so you look at the weather forecast for hope - Snow on Wednesday - the last day of March ...

Something wrong with snow in the air and the cricket season about to begin ... Fenners and Parks ... for opening games ... funny to think back to my first Wisden (1984) ... musty yellow books ... I love the idea that the past was good and that the future will be great ... the "now" being the pivot point and with both future and past are positive easy to enjoy the moment ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on March 28, 2010, 10:44:07 AM

...

Surely Association Bobbage being the greatest of all sports:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_King_of_Sports

L


LOL, quality!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2010, 13:45:14 PM
... I cannot find any video footage on you tube ... a shame ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 30, 2010, 19:37:51 PM
RT +$1

£20 on Bayern 2 Man U 2

Betfair $12k g"tee to begin at 815pm.

A glass of White Grenache (large) to sip ... Showbiz ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 30, 2010, 20:57:17 PM
The white grenache is good ... but the poker was poor ...

Decide to flat call a raise with 78s ... picked up an up and down straight down ... so decided to push all in (under no pressure) ... called by the top pair ... picked up a load of flush outs but missed them.

Poor play ... no escuses ... felt lucky ...

Bayern not really contributing to my dream 2-2 ... oh well ... just have to go to bed ...and get up at 6am ... all guns blazing ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 01, 2010, 21:11:27 PM
Easter ... premier Haggis with whisky and mushroom sauce (cooking with single malt whisky is so right!)

Knocked out by working flat out ... great to chill with some chilled wine ...

There is a great leg of mutton ready for the Saturday feast ... rub it well and roast it ... as they say.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2010, 10:50:10 AM
Still no massive poker thoughts ...

Easter is for rolling eggs down hills ... or turning in to an egg and rolling down a hill ...

7 Runners for the APAT Pro at the moment - I might make it to a final table ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2010, 11:25:05 AM
For my sins I spent a good few years watching Dundee United play "football"

Their second goal versus Hibs (midweek) was exquisite ... not often you get to say that!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/8598123.stm

Take it down ... 5 points behind Celtic ... fingers crossed for a comedy finish to the season!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2010, 16:28:39 PM
Lunch with dad - he is brandishing a copy of "Cyclic serial zeniths from the flux" ... as accessible as it sounds ...

We ate meat and talked ... such is life ...

He is old enough to have watched Ian St John play live ... he supports Rangers which I find weird ... the chat is good and you find yourself thinking I really want my brain to be that sharp coming up to 78 years old ... it"s a good sign ... I am not sure he has ever played poker ... so perhaps if I retold my "cyclic serial AK vs xx defeats" it would mean little to him ...

To be fair within the zeniths there was a good poem about the death of Joseph Macleod"s first wife ... my dad went on to say that he then married an Italian princess ... sounds good to me ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on April 02, 2010, 21:15:26 PM
Good point about the pro event. Staying my hand for now, though it remains the case I can"t be there on Sunday so it"s that or nothing.

Wonder if there"s any danger of an extra satellite or two to bump the numbers?

Serial zeniths are the best kind.

P.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2010, 15:11:30 PM
Horse Racing

Backed the wrong mudlark at Carlisle ... come circuit ... like a rollercoaster ...

Had a go at Island Sunset at Kempton 3.15pm ...

Aside a bit of money on Paul Lambert to become next Celtic Manager ...

All pretty minor fayre ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2010, 15:50:51 PM
RT -$44

No horse racing joy ... super sleepy ... so no cards ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2010, 19:17:02 PM
RT +$206

100 hands at .5/1$ NL - Six handed - saw 70 flops won 40 hands for $250 profit ...

It could have been $200 more but for my top pair vs up and down straight flush draw ...

Good game ... good game ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2010, 00:12:22 AM
RT +$306

Round 2 ... another buy-in profit ... top pair and flush draw unhit otherwise a much stronger session.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2010, 09:49:31 AM
RT +$221

Two pair versus flopped set doing the main damage - pretty card dead.

Will have another attack later in the day ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2010, 18:07:51 PM
RT +$479

Attack attack ... ran out of cards in the end ... but three good sessions from four ... will pay for the APAT Pro League ... nice to watch the cards go round and round ...

A happy Easter ...

Looking forward to the next turn of the wheel.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2010, 23:46:21 PM
RT +$776

Jumped up to $1/2 ... wild table but a decent and quick profit ... lost with trips twice ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 05, 2010, 09:07:31 AM
RT +$527

No hero plays this morning ... rather wasted a buy in (+) shoving and missing with flush draws ... and bluffing with everything ... oh well ... starting to feel generally more hyper which is obviously good ....

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 05, 2010, 09:44:03 AM
RT +$327

88 vs AQ defeat ... at the end ...

AA vs 89s defeat created the momentum ...

Buy a vol" curve in the morning see where it leads ... nowhere!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 09, 2010, 23:52:01 PM
RT +$127

Some pretty average cash play costs a buy in ... got ahead ... tried to be tricky ... oh well just have to win the national tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 10, 2010, 16:35:13 PM
RT -$203

Grand National Blues ... A great win for Don"t Push It (11-5) ... Black Apalachi (11-6) ... State of Play a pointless and distant third for me ...

Poker?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 10, 2010, 20:08:52 PM
RT -$402

Attack attack ... too much attack ... nowhere in a $45k g"tee on Stars ... a slow battle to defeat heads up for $90 ...

A poor gambling weekend ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 15, 2010, 20:09:01 PM
Not too long until poker again ... looking forward to my debut in the Pro League ...

Today has been the absurd 5am-8pm (and still) working ... okay there was a nice lunch in there ... but it"s a long time to have your brain on for ...

"When" I am rich I will attribute it partly to the ability to concentrate as developed playing poker ...

Ironically I can hardly concentrate at all when I am playing poker ... trying for hero plays and nonsense ...

Not sure that is best suited to playing Pot Limit with a 40 min clock ... but I can but try!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 15, 2010, 22:45:50 PM
RT -$389

The tedious and pathetic election broadcast is over ... a little cash for me ... played too loose ... but got paid ... then drifted back to parity ...

Fair play to Clegg though he is playing QQ vs J9s (Brown) vs XYo (Cameron) ... Cameron is playing any two cards (depending on the question) ...

The presenter (whose name I cannot be bothered recalling) was poor ... I would have preferred Alan Whicker (for example) ...

As a complete aside I was thinking about the greatest TV battle of all time ... Songs of Praise vs Highway ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on April 16, 2010, 09:34:43 AM
Or magazine wars. Shoot v Goal. Shoot always won, they took over every other mag, the title would change to Shoot and Goal, then Shoot inc Goal, and then two weeks later be just Shoot!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 17, 2010, 09:10:21 AM
RT +$8

Another week ... and a good start +$397 cash session ...

Pro League to follow ... with the "ridiculous/genius" inclusion of John Tabatabai ...

I like this line of form the best :

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=31376

Feeling pretty beat up at the moment ... work ... work ... work ... and then football last night ... nothing in tank for first 25 mins ... then came a bit onto a game ... calves both kicked ... three pints of Guinness not a long lasting cure ... my brain forcing me up at 7am ... sick ... could be a lot of red bull if I run good ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 17, 2010, 11:20:05 AM
RT -$158

Nothing happening on cash sessions 2&3 of the day ...

Time to choose a fitting outfit for the Vic ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on April 17, 2010, 11:43:36 AM
Anything without a hood. Keep making that mistake...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 18, 2010, 00:20:05 AM
RT -$618

Pro League Event - 8th of 30 - running AK into TT and getting no help ...

An interesting tournament - I came with a plan - to play as many hand as possible in the first two levels - managed to hit virtually nothing - hence half stacked at the first break ... soon after JJ vs 99 gets me back to par but never really having the cards or stack to get ahead ...

Next at risk moment is JJ vs 88 ... eliminating Charles Sanderson ...

Still getting nowhere fast but a KT vs J7 blindfest brings me to the edge of the final table.

Playing short-stacked and 5 handed tricky ... so tough to put down A4 vs the re-raise (Andrew Tracey"s 9s)

So short stack for the final table ... I raise with 88 which is folded to me ...

I then pick but AJo - raise is re-raised - perhaps I should call hear but fear being dominated ...

Decision looks okay when AK soon arrives but after a flat call and a re-raise whilst I have to call delighted to be in a race with some bonus chips - but no help - so exit and interview - mmm

Short lived cash game ... I raise with KK ... all fold ...
I raise with J9s ... and get five callers ... relly need a short handed table so better to grab a taxi and run ...

Best APAT for me - and in terms of atmosphere spot on - well played the chiefs!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 18, 2010, 10:02:27 AM
RT -$818

A weak cash session this morning - playing aggressively but hitting nothing.

More thoughts later today ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 18, 2010, 14:49:18 PM
RT -$858

Nothing happening on the cash tables ...

Not sure when the next scheduled poker is ...

June 12th - £200 freezeout in Carlisle favourite
June 19th - £250 Pro League in Aberdeen - bit of a trek - though not looked at flights yet ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 18, 2010, 20:59:30 PM
As an aside - I was chatting over the weekend about what I do for a living ...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/jeaneu/Combine_harvester_Louis.jpg)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on April 18, 2010, 23:41:22 PM

As an aside - I was chatting over the weekend about what I do for a living ...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/jeaneu/Combine_harvester_Louis.jpg)

L


lol Louis - thanks for the clarification!  Pleasure to meet you.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 20, 2010, 21:19:55 PM


As an aside - I was chatting over the weekend about what I do for a living ...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y170/jeaneu/Combine_harvester_Louis.jpg)

L


lol Louis - thanks for the clarification!  Pleasure to meet you.


Yes - you too.

Are you heading to Aberdeen? Not sure I will make it but no doubt catch up soon enough!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on April 20, 2010, 21:35:17 PM


Yes - you too.

Are you heading to Aberdeen? Not sure I will make it but no doubt catch up soon enough!

L


maybe, possibly, could be, but not sure yet.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 24, 2010, 09:32:41 AM
RT -$827

Minor cash win - should have been $400 better ...

Two pairs and the flush draw vs top pair ... which then pairs the board for $400 pot on the river ... sigh!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 25, 2010, 23:36:27 PM
Eyeing up flights to Aberdeen ... it"s wrong ... but it"s tempting ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on April 25, 2010, 23:45:19 PM

Eyeing up flights to Aberdeen ... it"s wrong ... but it"s tempting ... L


Do it.

Should be great value.  Play the pro game on the saturday and then the specialist series on the sunday.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 26, 2010, 12:55:33 PM


Eyeing up flights to Aberdeen ... it"s wrong ... but it"s tempting ... L


Do it.

Should be great value.  Play the pro game on the saturday and then the specialist series on the sunday.


It will be interesting to see how many runners turn up ... it"s a long way to go for a bad beat ... pondering ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 30, 2010, 10:40:43 AM
RT -$677

Took my profits out of hung parliament bet - after last night it might just be a gift for Cameron.

Clegg"s Euro position pretty pathetic ... anyway ... thoughts are creeping towards poker ...

If Lambert ever gets the Celtic job - would be nice to feed profits into a decent buy-in event.

I love the lunacy of flying to Aberdeen for the APAT ... need to look at calendar again ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 30, 2010, 22:40:55 PM
RT -$1077

Behold the poker disaster ... two pairs vs flushville * 2 ... indeed two pairs also found a river straight ... oh well ...

APAT tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2010, 15:05:04 PM
Newmarket 3.05 : 2000 Guineas

Awzaan - pretty decent at 9/1 ...

Take it down.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2010, 15:13:13 PM
RT -$1163

APAT paid for ... no joy in the Guineas ... not sure how you could call Makfi at 33/1 ... weird race ...

Back to sleep now - cannot lose money in your sleep!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2010, 22:31:03 PM
APAT 46th of 90 ... no great play from me ... but no great cards and hit no flops playing loose.

Killer hand once short JJ vs KQ vs AT ... lost the main pot ... to the AT call (who was short). (Would have moved to middle of the pack)

Then KTs vs 66 race ... K6x ... it"s all standard ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 02, 2010, 20:00:13 PM
RT -$1378

SCOOP ... $1m g"tee ... nice first hour well ahead ...

2nd hour - few cards - so a little slippage - but ousted in the classic race QQ vs AKs ... not sure it merited the 80BB shove by the AKs ... was praying for a JJ or TT ... but it is the classic race loss ...

Crippled I "choose" to shove AJ into AQ and KK ... sweet ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 03, 2010, 14:13:57 PM
May 3rd ... start of the second phase of my business ... a strange contrast between the last six months and the six before ...

These days I am lucky to have a clear day to play cards ... last summer ... it was a planned assault on the big Sunday tournaments ... I am a little annoyed that I am yet to post a big result ... that said I know that if I really posted a big big result I would be ahead of the curve in terms of luck.

Sift through the Hendon Mob and you find people hitting £60k and then nothing big for 5 years (and counting) ... scary stuff ... a joy to do it once ... but how much luck and how much skill?

There are times when I play crazy cards ... and there is a bit of leakage too ... but there will be a day when I post something big ... the question is when!?! So many very good players on the loose ... couple that with the auto shoving AK"ers ... and you"re fooked unless you are Batfink and your "wings are like a shield of steel" ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2010, 07:19:27 AM
RT -$1198

Hung Parliament ... assuming ... I "feared" the Conservatives would do it ... amazing that they haven"t ... let the games begin ...

What now?

Cameron vs Brown Heads Up?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on May 07, 2010, 07:46:54 AM
All parties in an MTT with stacks dependent on the number of seats won, kind of like the GUKPT Champion of Champions.

Democracy clearly doesn"t work, time to give poker a chance...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: bigredders on May 07, 2010, 08:50:47 AM

All parties in an MTT with stacks dependent on the number of seats won, kind of like the GUKPT Champion of Champions.

Democracy clearly doesn"t work, time to give poker a chance...


now this i would pay to see!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 08, 2010, 08:26:21 AM


All parties in an MTT with stacks dependent on the number of seats won, kind of like the GUKPT Champion of Champions.

Democracy clearly doesn"t work, time to give poker a chance...


now this i would pay to see!


... you know a short stack would win it ... on some improbable run of rivered straights and flushes ... too risky ...

Defo the weirdest election in my life time.

In Scotland ... not a single seat changed hands ...

Given the circumstances - how could the Conservatives fail to win - everyone a loser?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 08, 2010, 08:31:58 AM
Next election in the Autumn ... (I wonder the odds ... as always!).

Poker - it is looking like my calendar is conspiring to get me to the Aberdeen Pro League ... travel from Edinburgh much more appealling than a morning flight from London ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on May 08, 2010, 10:36:10 AM
Everyone a loser? Sounds like the cash games at the Empire.

GL in Aberdeen.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 08, 2010, 11:16:49 AM

Everyone a loser? Sounds like the cash games at the Empire.

GL in Aberdeen.


Not totally confirmed yet ...

(RT -$1026)

Would like to wipe the defecit out before signing up ... decent cash this morning ... tempered by top two pair versus made flush draw ... lost the min ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 08, 2010, 15:12:03 PM
RT -$1190

Super Cooler ...

63spades in the big blind (I flat call the raise) ... flop A63 all clubs ... 2/3 a pot bet ... which I flat call ... turn is a 3 ... for the house ... all my money is going in now ... turn brings a fourth club ... but entirely academic as the original raiser holds AA ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 08, 2010, 15:58:43 PM
RT -$1210

Super Donkey limp reverses good work ... QQ into T77 ... BB Q7 ...

Enough ... time to contemplate the cinema ... what nonsense and/or illusions can be found.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 09, 2010, 12:13:19 PM
... so the cinema where I watched "Four Lion" ... highly recommended if you want to see how to mix Terrorism and comedy ... they somehow manage it ... in a laugh out loud classic mixed with people being blown to pieces ...

Anyway ... today is another day ... and my mother is cooking Halibut ... (the most religious of fish) ... if I allow my mind to drift ... I reach out to a wall chart of Lobsters (and similar beasts).

Aside : According to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster was caught in Nova Scotia, Canada, and weighed 20.15 kilograms (44.4 lb) ... not how is that going to fit in a pot ... who actually caught this ... and what with?

If I put my mind back in its box ... I see Poker ... a room full of people flipping coins ... in the next room monkeys look to re-write Shakespeare ... they haven"t made it yet ...

In a further room - sits James Lovelock explaining the Gaia principle to the powers at be - who upon contemplation suggest that you drive 5 miles less a week ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis

... probably time to sleep ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 09, 2010, 17:47:21 PM
RT -$983

Decent cash session ...

Will likely tee up APAT league match - but will likely miss first hour due to dinner ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 10, 2010, 00:38:20 AM
RT -$797

2nd of 98 ... epic heads up vs Dan Owston ... he held the edge ... but about 50 mins to get to a winner ...

Last hand A6s vs AQ ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on May 10, 2010, 00:45:57 AM

RT -$797

2nd of 98 ... epic heads up vs Dan Owston ... he held the edge ... but about 50 mins to get to a winner ...

Last hand A6s vs AQ ...

L


Great heads up tonight.  Could have gone either way.  wp
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on May 10, 2010, 09:31:37 AM
WP Louis, was on your table briefly last night before AJ went v AK and lost.!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 10, 2010, 11:09:12 AM


RT -$797

2nd of 98 ... epic heads up vs Dan Owston ... he held the edge ... but about 50 mins to get to a winner ...

Last hand A6s vs AQ ...

L


Great heads up tonight.  Could have gone either way.  wp


Yes it was a good match up ... A6s ahead of a lot of Dan"s range ... but he played it well ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 10, 2010, 11:11:18 AM

WP Louis, was on your table briefly last night before AJ went v AK and lost.!


Yes - poker is sick ... I got lucky with K9s shoved into AK ...

Looking forward to Aberdeen and Notts ... not yet found a rationale for going to Vienna!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 10, 2010, 23:54:41 PM
-$852

14th of 88 in the Eyes Wide Shut ... sizeable chip leader early ... had to call with 77 vs various including and AA ... and TJ (which won) ... then AK vs AJ (river spike) ... then A9 shoved into QQ ...

Looked like a second final table ... but to no avail.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 13, 2010, 07:23:30 AM
May 13th

I am King Lear
(My paws are weak my hair is grey ...)

I stood on the Calton Hill last night and absorbed Beautiful Edinburgh beneath - it"s a great place.

(Maybe with caveats like the poker chips at the Maybury!?!)

Could be time for a day off ... or conversely to throw myself back into the swirling market and make some money ...

Shuffle up and deal ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on May 13, 2010, 08:27:34 AM

May 13th

I am King Lear
(My paws are weak my hair is grey ...)

I stood on the Calton Hill last night and absorbed Beautiful Edinburgh beneath - it"s a great place.

(Maybe with caveats like the poker chips at the Maybury!?!)

Could be time for a day off ... or conversely to throw myself back into the swirling market and make some money ...

Shuffle up and deal ...

L


I"ll have a drop of whatever Louis is drinking!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 13, 2010, 17:40:50 PM


May 13th

I am King Lear
(My paws are weak my hair is grey ...)

I stood on the Calton Hill last night and absorbed Beautiful Edinburgh beneath - it"s a great place.

(Maybe with caveats like the poker chips at the Maybury!?!)

Could be time for a day off ... or conversely to throw myself back into the swirling market and make some money ...

Shuffle up and deal ...

L


I"ll have a drop of whatever Louis is drinking!!


I simply quaff the delights before me ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 13, 2010, 22:33:17 PM
RT - $782

Solid cash session ... pegged back by presumed trips vs top pair ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2010, 10:20:08 AM
May 16th

The Sunday train to London - it is a bit of a ritual these days - up grade to first - sit and chill and work - and dream of the Sunday Warm Up ...

Scottish Cup Final yesterday was so weird - there are times when Dundee United winning the cup would have triggered a massive party for me - but yesterday it was just a relief - friends there with their families and so on.

Goodwillie - surely the best name in football - scored with an exquisite lob - but to play badly and win 3-0 is just weird.

Anyway - I managed to drink two pints - eat some excellent "west coast" mussels followed by pizza and tiramasu - patted my stomach and off to bed ...

I must now re-connect my tired synapses back to the hub - and make some hay to feed my horses ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2010, 17:41:27 PM
RT - $951

Lost a bit betting on football and running into big hands ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 16, 2010, 23:00:57 PM
RT -$309

Excellent cash session $200 turned into $842 (peaked at $925).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on May 16, 2010, 23:02:28 PM

RT -$309

Excellent cash session $200 turned into $842 (peaked at $925).

L


top sesh
n1
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2010, 11:07:14 AM


RT -$309

Excellent cash session $200 turned into $842 (peaked at $925).

L


top sesh
n1


Cheers mate - it was the classic bluff and show - then hit the semi nuts vs the unbelievers ... I also called a lot in position with trash ... 53s is a monster ... into 55J ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2010, 13:15:30 PM
RT -$292

Mini-session and no damage done - I was being hyper aggressive so I think should count as a win ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2010, 21:44:15 PM
RT +$467

Not sure how long this can last but for the second night in a row I have seized the bacon.

$200 to $959 on $1/2 NL ... peaked at $1,050 ... half the table on TILT ...

What next?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 17, 2010, 22:37:29 PM
RT +$267

And finally the worm turned ... for a buy in loss ...

KK vs A5 ... all in pre ... 5xxx5 ... Savage ... bluffs called ... and finally no help with the flush and gutshot draws vs the overpair ... I guess I shouldn"t complain ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 18, 2010, 11:49:44 AM
Thought of the day:

It"s annoying when the worm turns ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on May 18, 2010, 11:51:06 AM
We"ve had a similar week. +£850 in Coventry on Sat night, followed by -£650 at the Vic last night (£400 cash and £250 in a ridiculous rebuy).

50p story for most of the cash loss:
Pocket queens, 4xBB raise into unopened pot from mp, button and BB call.
Flop T23 rainbow. I lead, called by villain on button.
Turn Q for top set, still rainbow. I lead, called. Pot now £200, I have £150 behind.
River A. I push assuming/hoping villain calls with AQ or the under-set...
... nope, snap call with his 45o.

WP, NH, GG... tw@t.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 18, 2010, 11:59:13 AM

We"ve had a similar week. +£850 in Coventry on Sat night, followed by -£650 at the Vic last night (£400 cash and £250 in a ridiculous rebuy).

50p story for most of the cash loss:
Pocket queens, 4xBB raise into unopened pot from mp, button and BB call.
Flop T23 rainbow. I lead, called by villain on button.
Turn Q for top set, still rainbow. I lead, called. Pot now £200, I have £150 behind.
River A. I push assuming/hoping villain calls with AQ or the under-set...
... nope, snap call with his 45o.

WP, NH, GG... tw@t.




Its all in the book "Reasons to hate poker ... Reasons to love poker ..."

I played some outrageous stuff last night ... not as fishy as the above ... but the table wasn"t happy ... with my runner runner flush holding and calling with 53s ... I had a stack so I was priced in ... by my momentum ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 19, 2010, 07:16:53 AM
RT +$234

Another mini session where I escaped with a minor loss whilst being hyper aggressive ... need to turn the volume down a bit ... or perhaps a lot!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 20, 2010, 18:50:09 PM
RT +$283

Good start to cash session ... edged downwards ... feel asleep @ 6.30pm ...

Perhaps time to try again ... or I should I take the hint?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on May 20, 2010, 19:00:53 PM
which site do you play your cash games on Louis?

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 20, 2010, 19:50:28 PM

which site do you play your cash games on Louis?




Betfair at the moment ... just lost $120 ... partly due to a AK vs K9 defeat ...

RT +$163

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 20, 2010, 23:08:09 PM
RT +$151

Last hand AJ into Jx4 vs KK and 44 ... minor loss ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 08:45:14 AM
RT +$194

Would have been a lot better but for the turned straight running into the rivered full house ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 12:08:27 PM
RT +$129

Second mini-session of the morning - and head not really in the zone ...

Maybe the sunshine is calling me ... time for some pitch and putt in the sun ... and a lazy day ...

Champagne from last night has left me weak ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on May 22, 2010, 13:20:22 PM
If you"re bored, Coventry"s only an hour away on the train! £250 GUKPT side event tonight. See you there...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 14:53:15 PM
Coventry - a bridge too far ... but take it down.

I think June 19th is the earliest I will be playing face to face poker (if I go to Aberdeen for the Pro-Leauge??)

I will likely play the APAT tonight - and perhaps something on Stars??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 17:00:12 PM
RT +$689

$200 turned into $760 ... playing pretty loose ...

Peaked out at about $900 ... tried to win a few too many pots ... but nearly got a lot better with a flopped straight ... bricks please ... but looked like the board made a higher straight for my main foe ... I had to make a fold to his 3/4 pot value bet ... spew ...

Three solid cash sessions in the last 7 days ... very pleasing ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 19:18:45 PM
RT +$1068

Another good session turning $200 into $579 ... fast and loose ... should have been a lot better but for the KK vs AQ all in pre for another $423 pot ...

No complaints ... running good ... in the main getting fully paid ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 21:35:12 PM
RT +$1081

APAT in play ... playing way too loose ... (like a moose rolling down a hill).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 22:10:52 PM
APAT : Break 2

12th of the 49 left ... an interesting table ... I am playing unpredictably ... which is good ... hard to read ... no idea how I will play for the next hour ... which is good squared ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 22, 2010, 23:03:12 PM
... and out in 23rd ... nothing really happening ... lost two races with 66 ... and then shoved KJs into AT ... first face cards spotted for some time ... a damp squib ... (poor).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2010, 10:02:10 AM
RT +$1083

Betfair software playing Mr Freeze ... maybe a good thing ...

Finish work - and head out for lunch - though it would appear the London underground has rather given up for the day ... sigh!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2010, 11:09:27 AM
RT +$1048

Mini Session - Mini Loss - SUNSHINE SUNSHINE ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2010, 17:49:16 PM
RT +$796

Cash Session

The worm has turned once again ... never really in control ... but kept running into hands ...

Still toying with the Sunday Warm Up - not sure I have the correct level of patience required??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2010, 18:58:09 PM
RT +$581

Hyper Agressive in the Sunday Warm Up ... everything set in place ... but for my timing ... 99 into QQ ...

Perhaps I will now revert to sensible poker!?!

A good week - without the epic finish ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 23, 2010, 21:08:10 PM
RT +$381

Medicine reversal ...

Raise in front of me ... I flat call with 22 ... flop is A2x ... two spades ... looks like the dream flop ...

He bets ... I call ... turn is a spade ... mmm ... he bets I call ...

River is a brick ... I make a small bet ... which he pushed all on ... I guess the chance for me to fold for $100 ... but no such skill ... tough with trips ... he holds 58s for the ropey flush ... fair play though ...

If you use the stick ... you must take the stick ...

Nice to be positive again - albeit a dip at the end of the weekend ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 24, 2010, 20:01:07 PM
RT +$321

Betfair $12k about to begin ... tonight"s the night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 24, 2010, 21:56:46 PM
RT +$154

Trasho cash play ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 25, 2010, 20:30:57 PM
RT +$94

Betfair $12k spinning ...

Last night - money in with all the draws and no saviour vs the reasonable top pair call ...

Just moved to 6th of 165 with the 45s special ...

It"s all down hill from here ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2010, 08:38:34 AM
... and it was down hill and into a pond ...

Call the short stack shove with A2s vs 66 ... and then push with "live" cards and get dominated ...

It"s all a bit like a slow moving fruit machine ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 26, 2010, 20:12:28 PM
RT -$46

Albeit with £100 just placed on Armenia to win the Eurovision song contest ... this could the greatest/worst bet I have ever placed ... just under 12/1

I have not heard the song ... it"s just any two cards all in ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 28, 2010, 08:11:10 AM
... Armenia doing my proud now 7/1 ... it"s like an epic gamble ...

I could chop my position to a £400 free roll ... clearly the sensible thing to do ... but we wont do that!!!

Still to hear the song ... any feedback?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 08:18:00 AM
... so I hear the song is "good" ... fence 1 cleared ...

I hired a guy whose company is called "Gardenutter" to sort out my garden ... so my terracota lions no longer peer through the jungle ... I like this sort of company naming ...

I close my eyes and think of the animals I can eat for breakfast ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on May 29, 2010, 10:26:05 AM

... so I hear the song is "good" ... fence 1 cleared ...

I hired a guy whose company is called "Gardenutter" to sort out my garden ... so my terracota lions no longer peer through the jungle ... I like this sort of company naming ...

I close my eyes and think of the animals I can eat for breakfast ...

L


I didn"t know LSD was back in fashion!  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on May 29, 2010, 13:00:40 PM
Solid business naming is important. My two favourites are a chippy called For The Love Of Cod and a Chinese restaurant in Shirley, near Solihull. I"ll let you guess the name of that one...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 14:08:54 PM

Solid business naming is important. My two favourites are a chippy called For The Love Of Cod and a Chinese restaurant in Shirley, near Solihull. I"ll let you guess the name of that one...


For the Love of Cod ... strong contribution ...

I liked the chain of sandwich shops called or owned by "Roland Butter" ...

Is the answer to the Chinese in Shirley ... The Shirley Temple ... or something even more spurious ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 17:56:25 PM
Armenian entry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErDkipQUsCQ

Has it"s moments ... will she belt it out tonight and win??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 20:11:36 PM
RT +$24

Good mini-cash session for +$130 ... netting off a $60 entrance to the $12k ... the perfect backdrop to the Eurovision ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 20:51:06 PM
Tedious exit in the $12k

Gutshot push ... which I call ... and lose ... then lose KQ shove into TT ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 21:16:43 PM
RT -$98

Interesting betting on the Eurovision ... was a chance to trade as prices are over-reacted to post performance but I am sticking to my guns on the slightly drifting Armenia ... a catchy tune ... and a beautiful singer ... is that enough?

Money in for the Turkish rock act ... and for the feisty German starlet ...

Market will go crazy when the voting starts ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 22:05:57 PM
Eurovision

I have a nice freeroll on Armenia - but I cannot see it winning ... mmm

Depsite hating the song - I think Turkey may win it ... very different ... tiny bit on Belgium too ...

Minor bits of trading profit as the markets swung about ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: bigredders on May 29, 2010, 23:04:06 PM
i heard a big word that Azerbijan will win Eurovision. Not on it myself, even i cant justify betting to watch that!! ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 29, 2010, 23:12:13 PM
RT -$195

Gutted that Germany have won it - though should have seen it coming!

Have to say - delighted that the UK came last - when are we going to pick a decent song!?!

Aside - the UK voted for Greece ... what!?!

Guess I will have to get back to the poker ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on May 29, 2010, 23:16:16 PM

i heard a big word that Azerbijan will win Eurovision. Not on it myself, even i cant justify betting to watch that!! ;D


Azerbiwhatsit should have one - the best looking of the lot.

UK - deserved last... rubbish.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2010, 09:42:12 AM
Rubbish betting from me ... a missed opportunity ... will climb a mountain today to punish myself.

Will that freshen me up enough to take on the Warm Up!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 30, 2010, 19:40:21 PM
RT -$420

Warm Up already gone ...

44 into K42 all diamonds ... obvious dangers ... but too short not to get it all in ... versus the nutflush A5s ... the turn the absurd 3 of diamonds for the straight flush ...

APAT to follow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2010, 08:48:54 AM
APAT - low on ammo - won a race - lost a race ...

Aiming for the perfect working month in June ... so the poker decks will need to be cleared somewhat ... however I juggle my calendar a Sunday Pro League just doesn"t work ... The Saturday starting APAT holding a little appeal but still ends up (if successfully) being a Sunday afternoon shovefest ... mmm

Climbed Dumfries and Galloway"s greatest hill yesterday ... 1868 feet or thereabouts so pretty small but very steep ... and having done very little excercise for 4 months months pretty tough ...

My rowing machine calls me ... like a hideous siren ... that said watching the Eurovision song contest I had a sleepy pang of my mortality ... so with that sort of "live longer eat a fruit" mentality in mind ... I may have to start reporting on my weight in pounds rather than my weight of hands.

Good luck on the tables.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2010, 18:18:27 PM
RT -$597

Some pretty average cash play though hard to escape losses with straights vs non obvious higher straights.

Fired up the $45k g"tee on Pokerstars and got tripled into the early lead AKo vs TT vs 89o ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 31, 2010, 21:52:27 PM
RT -$391

34th of 702 in Pokerstars $100+9 ...

Played fine - ran out of cards 88 vs AK at the end ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 03, 2010, 21:59:12 PM
Two hours from London ... spew!

There are times such as this when I question my genius moves to get up at 4.50am and clear my inbox ...

I never understood the logic of solo drinking on a train ... (or a plane) ... perhaps there is a super spurious case to be made to drink solo with a mirror taped to your head ... maybe not??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 12:07:22 PM
Post 1000 on my blog ...

Not sure what Poker will happen today - it feels quite distant ...

I suspect my pre-amble with gambling on Derby Day will get me in the mood - but who knows!?!

Midas Touch for the Debry - £100 @ 7/1 - When it wins I will rise and shout "Aye Aye!"

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 14:08:44 PM
RT -$398

Worcester 1.55 ... small bet ... 3rd place for Rifleman ... flipped a coined for either that of Silver Phoenix which won ... GRRR ... coin flips ...

Causal Glimpse to redeem things at Epsom 2.10?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 14:15:24 PM
RT -$420

Duff start ... but not good enough ... maybe I should just shove more money at The Derby??

Maybe I should play some cards ... controversial I know ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 15:05:31 PM
RT -$635

Mmm : Cash Tables QQ Vs AA ...

It looks like The Derby is going to have to save me!

(Second with Reggane - which should have beaten Antara)

Next Up : Hawkeyethenoo!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 15:27:29 PM
RT -$665

My second narrow second of the day ... losing by a neck to a 33/1 shot ...

Derby Next Up:

Got to wonder why Buzzword has been supplemented ... 14.5/1 for a place ... worth a tenner ..

MIDAS TOUCH for me ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 16:33:20 PM
RT -$830

Derby day aggression turning into dust ...

Not sure what my thoughts are with regards to poker tonight ...

Random drift on The Hendon Mob lead to the news a new poker club to be opened in Central London ...

http://www.foxpokerclub.com/news/

Great news ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 19:44:14 PM
RT -$984

Half way through the field in Pokerstars $100+9 - $45k g"tee

TT vs AK

Earlier found further losers on the horses ...

Betfair $12k is now going to get very tempting ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2010, 20:59:09 PM
RT -$1044

The good, the bad and the ugly from me.

Betfair $12k

Out with AT vs QJ ... but got into trouble earlier with a fourth spade on the board ... forcing me to fold.

Nothing inspired ... but something ABC is enough ... regroup and return.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on June 05, 2010, 23:27:15 PM
With the Bluff room at the Mint (South Kensington) having recently opened, it"s all go in central London.

Surprised this Fox place calls itself London"s first poker club - won"t our Int/Gutshot friends have something to say about that? Also hope it doesn"t reduce the donations at the Empire, a 30 second walk away.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 10:07:09 AM
I think the International is a "private members club" where people happen to play poker ... I could be wrong ...

I was always very keen to support the gutshot/International - but often fields very thin (these days).

Maybe academic for me at the moment ... "need" to work six days a week.

I was thinking about my poker plan yesterday ... I manage to play some crazy poker at times yet just about stay level ... but not an end in itself.

Probably time for a break - and work things out (and bet on the World Cup!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 12:52:43 PM
RT -$804

Operation clawback is now in force ... good cash session ... no risks for $160 ...

Also slashing back on other events ... so the Sunday Pro League in Aberdeen goes ... as does the heads up in Nottingham ... Pro League too ... switched to day 1B in the Main Event ... looking forward to that ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 13:26:04 PM
Another day ... and the betting Gods look to be in a different frame of mind.

Tony Ayres backed at 11.5 layed at 2.82 ... a free roll for $245 ... take it down son ...

Wade all over the place ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on June 06, 2010, 14:06:09 PM

Another day ... and the betting Gods look to be in a different frame of mind.

Tony Ayres backed at 11.5 layed at 2.82 ... a free roll for $245 ... take it down son ...

Wade all over the place ...

L


What a win
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 14:10:35 PM
That was just outrageous - a one outer ...

Looked like he had blown it with 5 darts missed for a 9-6 lead ... but with Wade have three darts at 40 ... and Ayres on 152 the writing on the wall ...

Unbelievable match play ... was spewing when he hit a 93 two dart finish when requiring 73 too ...

Great finishing ... Wade will be sick ...

Next up Anderson vs Hamilton ... annoyingly for me Hamilton is the value at 2.74 ... I guess I hope he is throwing first ... wins leg one ... and then Anderson goes to even money ... such is betfair ...

RT -$559 ... a crazy betting weekend ... what next??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 14:23:25 PM
Hamilton can win this ... Anderson dodgy finisher ... (great scorer) ...

4/1 ... massive ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 14:37:44 PM
Is John Gwynne the worst commentator ever?

He doesn"t even look at the scores ... before making absurd comments ...

Anderson annoyingly good ...  monster scorer ... but he will fold vs Taylor ...

Looks like I will unpick some of my good work ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 14:47:48 PM
RT -$639

I guess I will have to write off Hamilton but not sure he is a 49/1 shot ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 15:11:52 PM
Hamilton averages 100+ and loses 6-10 ... fair play to Anderson who should now steamroller Ayres ...

Wes Newton next up - just over evens to win 10-7 or better looks decent ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 16:04:28 PM
-$714

Good grief - where did that come from - Ovens on fire ...

Hard to see Lewis pulling off a shock - I will sit this one out ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 16:56:25 PM
RT -$731

Played some heads up ... got well ahead ... then chipped away when letting opponent hit a second pair ...

Can the Sunday Warm Up lure me in ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 06, 2010, 23:18:52 PM
RT -$279

Just a few Sunday hands ... crazy loose but +$452 in an hour ... now that was easy ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 07, 2010, 22:00:12 PM
RT -$408

Crazy aggressive play not working tonight though blighted by splitting a pot with a straight on the board ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 11, 2010, 21:54:07 PM
RT +$3

Super sleepybut back to parity!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 12, 2010, 09:00:38 AM
RT +$308

Buy the vol"

Another great morning session lifting me positive ...

My main mindset is lump all profits at Villa to be Top Scorer in the World Cup ... on which I already have a lumpy bet ...

World Cup brings my RT into focus ... I guess it has become my gambling current account rather than a record of poker ... perhaps I retire it ... or make it just poker?

The only case for the gambling current account is that if I win a load on Villa ... it might well find its way to a larger direct buy in.

More to follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 12, 2010, 10:38:17 AM
RT +$108

Relentless attack unstuck ... for a buy in ... time to chill and get ready for a World Cup BBQ ...are England good enough to rise above their friendly form ... my gut feel is for a 1-1 draw ... and then England to kick on and win the group.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2010, 00:02:07 AM
RT +$166

Minor cash win ...

Where do you start with the England game ... played well in parts ... but let the tempo fall from about 45-65 mins and then ran out of time to get the job done.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2010, 13:25:15 PM
RT +$96

Minor Cash losses ...

Watching Algeria vs Slovenia ... falling asleep ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2010, 15:18:50 PM
RT -$140

It never lasts ... flush on the turn for a $400 pot ... lost to the re-draw as all the money went in ...

Had a position on Slovenia to win - but got rid of it as they were playing so badly ... enter the goalkeeping blunder ...

Rather thought that Serbia would find a way to win too - but not convinced 17 mins in - so I think that I will chop that position too.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2010, 17:52:49 PM
Pleased to get out of jail with Ghana winning (but bet chopped) - only way to celebrate is to play the Warm Up!

RT -$355 ... plus any returns!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 13, 2010, 19:21:46 PM
RT -$437

Cash losses - as I make fantasy plays ...

APAT fired up ...

Germany about to roll out into the tournament.

I normally enjoy the German machine in world cups - can Klose and Podolski get things going again??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 15, 2010, 22:19:40 PM
RT -$569

... with the following mega bet in play ... it is a LONG shot ... but I like it ...

Humberto Suazo to be Top Scorer in the World Cup ... £88 on at 76.22 on Betfair ...

My main bet is on Villa - but Chile"s top scorer in qualifying has the same easy group to negotiate ... with nobody hitting more than one so far a great chance for both Villa and Sauzo to march forward.

Got to be a better bet than bluffing with air ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: bigredders on June 16, 2010, 00:01:26 AM

RT -$569

... with the following mega bet in play ... it is a LONG shot ... but I like it ...

Humberto Suazo to be Top Scorer in the World Cup ... £88 on at 76.22 on Betfair ...

My main bet is on Villa - but Chile"s top scorer in qualifying has the same easy group to negotiate ... with nobody hitting more than one so far a great chance for both Villa and Sauzo to march forward.

Got to be a better bet than bluffing with air ...

L

Heard he is injured and going to miss the first game at least. Seeing as it is Honduras first up, not much chance

BAD BEAT!!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2010, 09:01:00 AM
Rubbish Due Diligence from me!

However :

TEAM NEWS
Both nations are sweating on the fitness of a striker named Suazo. Honduran David Suazo, of Inter Milan, is struggling to recover in time from a leg muscle injury, while Chile"s main goalscorer Humberto Suazo is nursing a left thigh problem.

Neither player was originally expected to feature in this game but both remain hopeful of being involved. If they miss out, Georgie Welcome of Honduras and Chile"s Esteban Paredes are the favourites to take their place.

Fingers Crossed ... it came to me in Vision ... Honest ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2010, 12:28:16 PM
Pot odds ... H Suazo ... I could chop the bet back to something like lose £32 or win £1350 ... seems like the bright move ... but fancy hitting the two outer ...

It can go down as my worst ever - working too hard bet - or if it wins the VISIONARY punt ... to convert the world to follow the badger as it roams ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 16, 2010, 14:33:22 PM
RT - $469

£100 on Chile to win at 1.73 ... pretty narrow in the end ... perhaps I should lump more on Suazo!?!

Great news for David Villa bet ... 8/1 at the start ... now 5/1 having not kicked a ball.

Looking forward to Spain now ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 19, 2010, 07:55:37 AM
World Cup shocks not helping my gambling ... RT -$589

England Vs USA seeming like a dream performance compared to last night"s - hard to remember England playing worse than that.

What is Capello doing? Does he have a side bet with Domenech on who can destroy the national team?

Still favourites to win the group - and could well get Ghana in the last 16 - the wheels could still be put back on the bus - but who is driving it?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 19, 2010, 08:21:19 AM
RT - $789

Gave away a facile buy in heads up ...

Might have to head to the gym ... bacon roll first though ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 19, 2010, 20:53:01 PM
RT -$909

Yo-Yo time - ran into two AT inspired full houses - time to retire.

World cup proving an epic struggle!

Poker - too trigger happy - Month off!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 26, 2010, 20:25:47 PM
RT -$969

Betfair $10k in play ... a typically impatient start has left me work to do!

Have chopped my Villa bet for a £983 free roll to be top scorer ... so perhaps that will wipe the defecit??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 26, 2010, 21:53:53 PM
Yawn ... 38th and out (of 134) JJ vs A5 ... river A

Earlier TT vs AJ ... river J ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 27, 2010, 12:25:01 PM
Sunday Train to Scotland ...

Have reviewed three weeks worth of email and now starry eyed ...

Looking forward to the football feast to follow:

I am minded to bet on the 1-1 draw at 90 mins ... Mehmut Ozil is the danger ... I cannot see England keeping a clean sheet.

Then it is a massive coin flip.

Will play the APAT ... might get drawn into the Warm Up!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 04, 2010, 19:41:56 PM
RT -$79

No poker - but have taken £600 profit in closing Villa freeroll.

The minute that I closed it - I thought I should have let it run - with regards to the 3/4th play-off nonsense goals.

I chopped most of my Germany bet to win the World Cup - spew ... though won money vs England ... losing it on Argentina.

I watched the Argentina vs Germany game in a bar in Biarritz on a stag do ... strange affair with me supporting Argentina with all my Scottish freinds supporting Germany ... and even more oddly lost of French people with Germany strips and flags ... apparently they have been supporting year since before the 1998 champtionships ... super weird ... anyway fun was had by all!

I had £5,000 profit on a Paraguay win ... so feeling slightly hard done by there ... Spain are just so boring to watch though Villa does have golden boots at the moment ... though of course missing "that" penalty vs Honduras which would have meant me keeping much more of my bet open.

Sigh ... it"s just an endless conspiracy to keep me broadly level!

Oops should net off my Stosur bet on Wimbledon (RT - $154)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 11, 2010, 13:36:37 PM
RT -$162

Epic attempts to play the £150 freezeout at the International thwarted by:

1. Two bottles of wine
2. Five hours of blazing sun
3. A change of start time - I think ...

Probably £150 saved!

This morning a minor cash foray ... flopped two pairs then squandered the profits ...

New poker plan required ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 11, 2010, 18:32:27 PM
RT - $283

Narrowly failed to qualify for the $40k g"tee on Betfair ... ran out of cards ... shoved on the button with the monster 92s ... called by KTo ... straight on the river ... fair play ... earlier lost the min with KQs into Qxx ... vs the min raising AA ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 11, 2010, 21:38:57 PM
RT - $252

A little cash progress ... mostly offset by a struggle in the $10K on Betfair ...

AJ rammed into AA in the BB ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 18, 2010, 23:31:28 PM
RT -$33

Sleepy and lucky cash ... watching Happy Gilmore ... classic Sunday ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 19, 2010, 22:41:22 PM
RT -$124

Really should have been back to level ... poor weak fishy play ...

Looking at schedules tough to find tournaments that I want to play that fit into my work schedule ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 20, 2010, 21:00:14 PM
RT -$249

All the fun of the fair ...

QQ vs AK (AMRN) K on the river standard in the Betfair $10k ... I had been playing some absurd hands so no complaints ... just a race ...

Earlier playing cash ... finding some amazing ways to lose ...

Q9 in Q3Q ... vs QT
KQ into KQxx ... vs 94s ... which makes the flush on the river ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on July 20, 2010, 21:05:18 PM


QQ vs AK (AMRN) K on the river standard in the Betfair $10k ... I had been playing some absurd hands so no complaints ... just a race ...



was wierd - hadn"t noticed you had joined the table until you shoved the button to my BB.... just enough time to say Hi, before you left ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 20, 2010, 21:26:00 PM
I was there from the off ...

Take it down ... you were going well the other night too ... where did you finish?

I will be back to working crazy hours again tomorrow - so I guess back up for air on Sunday.

(Actually I do have my big home game on Friday ... should be very interesting ... a couple of the guys are back from Vegas ... I will need to find some patience! ... batting on a 4 home game winning streak)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on July 20, 2010, 21:32:49 PM

I was there from the off ...

Take it down ... you were going well the other night too ... where did you finish?

I will be back to working crazy hours again tomorrow - so I guess back up for air on Sunday.

(Actually I do have my big home game on Friday ... should be very interesting ... a couple of the guys are back from Vegas ... I will need to find some patience! ... batting on a 4 home game winning streak)

L


Exit shortly after you actually - lost a lump with AQ v AK

Cashed 7 in a row last week... best was 4th. Looks like the run is over suspended
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 20, 2010, 22:34:50 PM
RT -$449

Cash : Lost a slow buy in ... never on top ... will I ever get back to level!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2010, 12:04:20 PM
RT -$1142

"Big game" cash ... came in with 4 straights nights in profit ... a rude awakening vs a tough table.

Two of the guys back from day 3 exits in the main event in Vegas.

Started with £200 playing £1/2 NL ... very quiet to the food break then moved to £2/£5 NL and some shocking match ups ... table pretty loose so I limpe with T9s ... flop T97 rainbow ... vs 77 and 99 ... the 9"s hold and I am on the back foot ...

Gazing worst ever poker night in the face I find AA with two hands to go ... and get doubled up by 77 for a c£500 saver ... last hand 78d a must play hand ... for £25 ... flop 69x two hearts ... mmm ... 4 runners I am second to act ... I call the small bet in a bid for cheap glory ... an all in behind ... so looking at £431 to call the straight draw ... mmm ...

Last to act - "I must have the best hand" ... mmm ... be folds ... first to act makes the call ... and I think I have to fold ...

First all in holds 93 got top pair ... caller Q2 of hearts for the flush draw ...

The river is the obvious spewy T ... but the river is a heart ... so a nice escape ... but a dent in poker funds!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2010, 13:07:30 PM
RT -$1466

Strange week at the tables ... feels a bit like a race to the centre of the earth right now ...

Playing loose - getting some horror match ups ... but hard to say there is any great play going on!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2010, 19:36:44 PM
RT -$1491

Ran out of cards in the Pokerstars $40k g"tee ... ramming K6 on the button in A6 in the SB ...

An epic weekend of sport continues with the darts final ... worth a £50 bet on Barny at 8/1 ...

Last night I participated in an epic game of 4-a-side Badminton ... only two shuttlecocks lost into neighbours gardens.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 25, 2010, 22:43:08 PM
RT -$1621

Taylor his usual impreious self ...

Great cards early in the APAT ... but then lost A9 vs TT (calling short stack) and then AQ into AK ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 27, 2010, 22:16:39 PM
RT -$1339

Right - sensible cash until we are level ... god it"s boring ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 27, 2010, 22:49:29 PM
Flicking back through my entries ... c500 days to make a c$1,500 loss ... it"s almost hilarious ...

Easy to see moments of madness, and appreciate the need to grind, but I just don"t think I can grind at the moment.

Month off?

Prepare for the Main Event ... well that is the plan ...

(maybe a few MTT"s along the way - just to keep my hand in!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2010, 19:56:40 PM
The new Era has begun ...

Upgrade to new Betfair Software has ended my ability to be Honeybadg(er) ...

To herald this new beginning I have become the Moneybadger ... who will play a new breed of poker ... "perhaps" a winning one??

I am retiring the RT ... when I started it I thought I would build on pervious glories ... at times I think it saved me money ... but sometimes as of now it made me want to play in too boring a fashion ...

Let"s see how the MoneyBadger goes on new look Betfair - $30k g"tee starting in 3 mins!

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2010, 20:21:32 PM
The new era feels like the old era ...

19 mins ... QQ loses to AQ ... re-buy ... but happy to not pump the pot ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on July 29, 2010, 20:29:39 PM
Good luck with the new approach Louis.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2010, 20:40:12 PM

Good luck with the new approach Louis.


Cheers ... not much time ... will probably target some bigger things ... business going great so may just postpone poker "glories"!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on July 29, 2010, 22:00:16 PM
Are you sure retiring the RT is a good idea? Hope you"re continuing to monitor your record for some semblance of bankroll management.

Style from 2 years ago ftw...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2010, 22:36:06 PM

Are you sure retiring the RT is a good idea? Hope you"re continuing to monitor your record for some semblance of bankroll management.

Style from 2 years ago ftw...


I"ll always keep a note ... but there were times when I decided I needed to play a certain way to get back level ... when I think I should have been attacking more ...

I may re-instate the RT in the future ... or run it in three months chunks ... not sure?

I was also thinking of going on "say" a Neil Channing poker weekend ... and my usual approach would be to show the cost of this in the RT ... it is an epic quest after all ... not really keen to grind the profits back to parity ... and then attack ... much more fun to be relentless ...

That said ... tonight I was so ready to grind the MTT ... and got smashed up with a nonsense level 2 shove by an AQ ... which I had to call with QQ ... no escape there!

General plan at the moment is to work my ass off at work ... and pump up the Vol" by playing bigger buy in events ... the proof of the pudding will be the Hendon Mob record ... or not ...

Heading back to Scotland on Sunday ... back to London on August 18th ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Cyntaf on July 30, 2010, 17:00:31 PM
You have been a busy boy, nice to hear work is on the up. VBL in the bigger tourneys.
Hope to c u @ Dtd in August

Cheers Paul
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 30, 2010, 17:29:43 PM

You have been a busy boy, nice to hear work is on the up. VBL in the bigger tourneys.
Hope to c u @ Dtd in August

Cheers Paul


Thanks for the luck ... I need it ...

I was playing a $100 heads up earlier ... got to 3860 vs 140 chips in my favour ... I then lost 4 all ins in a row to win it ... this put us about level ... only for me to lose to a runner-runner straight ...

OMG ... you have to smile ... makes you realise the difficulty of making hay ...

But I guess the Hay Time will be all the sweeter ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2010, 13:21:32 PM
Heads Up

Played an ultra tight opponent ... dominated throughout ... managed to lose A5 vs A4 but kept the head to win ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2010, 15:14:46 PM
Well it"s time to watch the Karate Kid ... and for the second time in a day my heads up quest has been thwarted by a ropey flush drawn on the river ...

Such a difference between what I have a 5-5 record and what would have been 7-3 ... mmm ... almost forgot the runner-runner straight defeat ...

Mmmm ... looking forward to the next set of 10 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2010, 23:44:46 PM
Good grief 18th of 100 (15 paid) ... AQ rammed into KK ... in Betfair $7k g"tee ($10k in the pot) ... not the best of timing!

Give me rags ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 02, 2010, 22:12:32 PM
Break 2 of the Betfair $30k g"tee

A slow start but made it to 4th of the 286 starters before losing KK vs AJ ...

12th of 104 left (40 paid) - just about double the average. 55BB"s left ... nice structure ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 02, 2010, 23:01:06 PM
Card dead and out in 55th ... lost a race vs a short stack AK vs JJ ... river J ... then QJs into KK and forced to push A5 into AQ ... who flopped the flush ... poor timing at the moment ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 06, 2010, 11:31:51 AM
On holiday and little poker - must be strange times ...

Enjoying the rest - and the flurries of poker activity - not feeling the love at the moment.

Looking forward to an epic trip to Nottingham - an honour to play for Scotland - and then a chance to play aggressively in the main event.

Sushi/Sashimi feast last night - slightly odd to have fish couriered to Scotland - life is tough ...

Dinner over - time to get stuck into the sparkling Rose Cava ... light fizzy bubbles ... and a persistent mousse according to the bottle ...

I like the idea of a persistent Moose much better ...

We then got talking with regards to absurd products names ... I think this is the winner ...

https://www.bumpits.com/

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on August 06, 2010, 13:53:02 PM
YOU ARE THE ENEMY.

Please don"t contact me again until September ;)

Oh and congratulations too. Look forward to beating you there.

P.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on August 06, 2010, 19:47:59 PM
Congrats again Louis.

SCOTLAND FTW!!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 06, 2010, 21:27:09 PM

YOU ARE THE ENEMY.

Please don"t contact me again until September ;)

Oh and congratulations too. Look forward to beating you there.

P.


ENEMY?

NO - I AM THE MASTER!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 07, 2010, 09:19:40 AM
Betfair 2

No STG"s (Holdem) what is going on ... a temptation to play heads up Omaha but not a wise one ...

Played a random turbo last night ... blinds AJ vs AA ... mmm

Watched Inception earlier - pretty tedious tale of spinning tops ...

The dream within the dream ... not helped when I fell asleep ... but that tells you enough.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 09, 2010, 18:37:25 PM
No cards in the APAT last night ... well except the AA to which everyone folded ...

Today a rare trip to the tenpin bowling lanes at Carlisle ... pretty scrappy to start but managed to score a 206 in game 6 ... quite satisfying but 18 easy points lost on the way ...

As so two weeks to go until Nottingham ... really looking forward to some face-2-face action.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Eck on August 12, 2010, 09:36:07 AM
Nice result last night Louis.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 12, 2010, 21:24:05 PM

Nice result last night Louis.


Interesting ... no memory of playing last night ... defo not winning ... in a horror run ...perhaps a namesake ... what didn"t I win!?!

Just outside the money today in Betfair $7k g"tee deepstack ... JJ into AA ... no help ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on August 12, 2010, 22:37:07 PM
Zero loss for the night = cause for congratulation? Nice rubdown Eck  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Eck on August 12, 2010, 23:32:26 PM


Nice result last night Louis.


Interesting ... no memory of playing last night ... defo not winning ... in a horror run ...perhaps a namesake ... what didn"t I win!?!

Just outside the money today in Betfair $7k g"tee deepstack ... JJ into AA ... no help ...

Louis


Obv fanboy then:

http://www.pocketfives.com/tournament/576477/

was looking forward to sharing a FT with you and paul till some clown decided it would be a good idea to squeeze a shove  with AJ against my AK.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 13, 2010, 08:40:28 AM

Zero loss for the night = cause for congratulation? Nice rubdown Eck  ;D


Smile - I am saving all my Aces for Nottingham ... (and luck??)

Reflecting on last night ... I had AA twice ... all folded to me twice ... OMG ...

Anyway life is good ... (despite RT - $2150!!) ... way back when I decided if I ever got to -$3,000 then I would start managing my bank roll properly (again).

The idea of course was to build on previous profits made ... what can you say it is a very volatile game!

Maybe Steve Stricker will win the golf and wipe our these losses??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 13, 2010, 22:18:28 PM
Swiss Law : I like it :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10960230

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 14, 2010, 16:54:44 PM
Nice Cash session to pull $320 back ...

Lost a AJ vs ATs in deepstack ... spew ... 30% I know ... like rolling a dice and bemoaning a 1 or 2 appearing ...

APAT tonight ... was trying to find a tournament ... doh!

Need a lot to happen in the golf ... Stricker and Goosen (who was "dead" but chipped in three times!)

Never got round to doing a football coupon ... E Stirling would have killed me ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 15, 2010, 02:46:03 AM
Weird night

5th in the Omaha
2nd in the Holdem

Last hand AT in to AQ ... and we both hit full houses ... once we were down to three, the cards were ridiculous ...

Looked down and out 42nd from 42 ...
Would have taken chip lead but for AK losing to AQ pretty late on ... oh well ... no seat ... AT vs AQ ... pretty much always going all in heads up ...

+$1037 on the day ... WARM UP tomorrow!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on August 15, 2010, 19:36:24 PM

+$1037 on the day ... WARM UP tomorrow!

L


Nice one. RT - ?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 15, 2010, 20:07:54 PM
RT -$1143 ... this morning ... though paid $415 of buy-ins ... and lots of golf stuff in play ...

Getting towards the money in $200k g"tee on Betfair ... but just for halved JJ vs AK ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 15, 2010, 20:41:19 PM
(RT - $1548) ... lost two races in the Betfair $200k ... to finish just outside the money ...

Wen Liang - a big winner for me if he can pull off a shock!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 18, 2010, 21:48:44 PM
Cash going pretty well ... I like the idea of a "cash" contest within the APAT ... not sure how that works ... will post something ...

Played a little heads up tournament ... won first round ... but then ran top pair into the over pair ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 21, 2010, 14:42:22 PM
Amazing cricket ... I have money on England to win ... though not at the 499/1 matched in Betfair ... now down to 8/1

Very lazy day for me ... will likely save poker playing to tomorrow night.

Have great fun battling out a 6-6 draw (60 mins) at 7-a-side soccer last night - sore today though.

Next Friday - Dawn to Dusk for Scotland ... gimme gimme ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 21, 2010, 16:16:53 PM
Played a six handed $3k g"tee on Betfair - only $22 in ... 12 mins levels ... proper poker ...

LEVEL 1 : I call with TT vs K4s ... straight on the river ... then KK vs K2 ... runner runner flush loss ...
LEVEL 2 : AA vs Qx into Qxx ... Q on the river ... fook me ...

Give me rags anytime ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 21, 2010, 21:24:45 PM
... so the evening encounters ...

Cash ... solid for $160 ...

Betfair Deepstack -going great guns - 6th of 65 left - until JJ into AA ... and then K9s into KJx ... vs the flat calling KQ ... trying to get busy ... easy to fold K9s even on the button ...

Cricket losses and expenses to Notts ... RT -$1940 ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 22, 2010, 19:18:58 PM
Betfair $50k g"tee

No cards for an hour and then I raise with AJ ... flat called ... flop J99 ... I bet ... re-raised all in ... I have to call ... vs Q9 ... wow to the flat call ...

Next stop the $12k g"tee Night Rehab ... $10 re-buy could be explosive ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 23, 2010, 08:32:51 AM
Betfair $12k ... played well ... on the final table bubble I shoved from the button with 22 into KK standard ... was getting short having been card dead ... 11th from 570 ... not bad ...

In the APAT 4th of 89 ... mmm ... went a bit crazy once 5 handed ... but points were decided and really wanted to get it won ... star hand of the night AA vs KK vs QQ ... straight by the turn ... sweet ...

Running good in the APAT ... made last three final tables ... does that carry to Notts??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2010, 09:15:46 AM
WORLD TEAM EVENT - APAT

A solid start for Scotland - before a disappointing day.

My mother sent me a picutre of "Buttock Point" as we played - perhaps quite apt.

Buttocks are great and solid - but you cannot win on buttocks alone!

Game 1 :

Stucture is such that there is incentive to sit and wait ... so with that in mind perhaps a tiny bit too active early on ...

Brian Yates - first to go - very unlucky - first running into a 72 inspired flush then losing AQ to AT ... of course these things come back to bite other people and it was the Italian playing 72 that eliminated me in 3rd place AQ vs KT ... mmm

Still joint 3rd after 4 events - on 12pts.

Round 2 ... Hand 1 ... UTG ... JJ ... I limp to spike ... button raise no surprise ... but the Dan Owston (SB) all in has me wondering ... I have to fold ... and the French Button has to call ... with KK ... Dan QQ ... only one winner there ... 4 clubs to the flush ... and Dan is on crushing mode ... so bullet one dodged ... next up an absurd split playing A2 ... flop AT2 all hearts ... not ideal but surely the Ace on the turn represents joy ... all in on the brick river ... Dan has the A2 too ...

Dutch player next to go ... at which point the game became choose a spot ... with Poland and Scotland pretty shortly ... John Murray a bit happier especially when doubled by the flush with both he and Dan hitting an 8 high flop with 86 ... John suited and flsuhing ...

Exit hand AJ push ... Dan calls with A5o ... with Poland waking up with 99 ... three way action ... and only one winner winner ... Dan ... OMG ... less chips for me so I am out in 4th ...

End of Round 2 ... a dismal 19 points ...

End of Round 3 ... an even more dismal 19 points ...

Heads up nightmare for me ... 2"s with everything missed every flop ... mega disciplined to stay alive ... doubled with AK vs QQ and JJ vs A7 ... but ran out of cards and time ... to lose on the river ... albeit in behind ... K8 vs AQ ...

Did my Welsh opponent have AQ or better every hand ... it certainly felt that way ...

Day 2 beckons ... someone will blow up ... we need to be aggressive ... so perhaps some free flowing brilliance ... or perhaps 2"s and 3"s all day long!?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on August 27, 2010, 09:26:49 AM
Nice report Louis.

All to play for today.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2010, 11:43:26 AM
Hopefully a better report today!

I should add Chris Kelly very unlucky yesterday ... Aces cracked by AJ ... JJ cracked by KT heads up ...

Need a massive day to day ... but why not!?!

2.45pm kick off seems like a long time away ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2010, 09:52:17 AM
APAT TEAM EVENT - DAY 2

A long wait to start - and a very quick heads up victory over Holland.

A9 into AAx (two diamonds) ... all in ahead ... sweat on the flush draw ... but over in 9 hands (8 of which won!)

Sadly little more heads up glory for Scotland 4 points from 16 ...

STT - 3rd place - and a 13 point round into the middle of the pack.

Wales and Canada battling for glory ... so "pleased" I think to find Mr Rudders on my final STT ... last night ground down by the his rack ... this time ... I called his death shove with AK ... his feeble trembling K5 ... soon the roaring Dragon ... with a 5 first card up ... (side spew) ... that said it was a table of beats ... earlier Rudders A8 into AK ... split pot ...

Earlier still ... Colin O"Prey got jiggy with his Snowmen ... only to find a pair of Polish Kings ... flop 88x .... Wow ... last years Champions down in flames ... so much luck in running ... I guess as always ...

Well played the medalists ... great first session from them both and held on ...

Very much hungry for another bite at this next year ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2010, 22:28:04 PM
A welcome day away from the tables ... a chance to dream of nice match ups that actually hold up ...

Bought some super shirts aimed at induding headaches for my opponents tomorrow ...

Had I time I would created the following picture into a T-Shirt ...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_R50zu6H13A0/RehSM33Rm_I/AAAAAAAAAOc/k9KCCZj4M78/s400/jokes-funny-bunny-pancake

Ate some fish ... so just about fuelled up for battle.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2010, 01:50:29 AM
Day 1B

3 mins to go ... Serial raiser Gareth Cash pops things up to 7200 ish on 1500/3000 (200) ... I am all in for c24,400 ... I want called for sure ... holding 77 ... but as is the way the K6 call proves inspired (just about priced in) ... first card a King ... and a six for good measure ... spew!

Good luck to Gareth - most active on the table - though the script was for him to pay me off ... and not kill me!

Weird day ... KK paid in full by KQ into Qxx ... and then just a case of small ball and occasional stealing ... stack only at risk these twice ... AA twice and no takers ... late shoves un-called ... definately happy to take a 70% shot at a c55k pot ... but tough cheese to me ... until next year!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: JamieCarra on August 30, 2010, 02:18:05 AM

Day 1B

3 mins to go ... Serial raiser Gareth Cash pops things up to 7200 ish on 1500/3000 (200) ... I am all in for c24,400 ... I want called for sure ... holding 77 ... but as is the way the K6 call proves inspired (just about priced in) ... first card a King ... and a six for good measure ... spew!

Good luck to Gareth - most active on the table - though the script was for him to pay me off ... and not kill me!

Weird day ... KK paid in full by KQ into Qxx ... and then just a case of small ball and occasional stealing ... stack only at risk these twice ... AA twice and no takers ... late shoves un-called ... definately happy to take a 70% shot at a c55k pot ... but tough cheese to me ... until next year!

L


;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: ian.ski309 on August 30, 2010, 09:38:24 AM

Earlier still ... Colin O"Prey got jiggy with his Snowmen ... only to find a pair of Polish Kings ... flop 88x .... Wow ... last years Champions down in flames ... so much luck in running ... I guess as always ...


This scenario epitomized a fair proportion of our exit hands, a painful way to crash and burn. We must have walked under a lot of ladders recently...  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2010, 10:25:29 AM


Day 1B

3 mins to go ... Serial raiser Gareth Cash pops things up to 7200 ish on 1500/3000 (200) ... I am all in for c24,400 ... I want called for sure ... holding 77 ... but as is the way the K6 call proves inspired (just about priced in) ... first card a King ... and a six for good measure ... spew!

Good luck to Gareth - most active on the table - though the script was for him to pay me off ... and not kill me!

Weird day ... KK paid in full by KQ into Qxx ... and then just a case of small ball and occasional stealing ... stack only at risk these twice ... AA twice and no takers ... late shoves un-called ... definately happy to take a 70% shot at a c55k pot ... but tough cheese to me ... until next year!

L


;D




Mmm ... an evil smile ... quite like Gareth C to win it now ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2010, 10:26:41 AM


Earlier still ... Colin O"Prey got jiggy with his Snowmen ... only to find a pair of Polish Kings ... flop 88x .... Wow ... last years Champions down in flames ... so much luck in running ... I guess as always ...


This scenario epitomized a fair proportion of our exit hands, a painful way to crash and burn. We must have walked under a lot of ladders recently...  ;)


Volatility seemed particularly high ... hopefully see you next year!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 30, 2010, 19:01:27 PM
... well all the fun is over ... back to earth with a minor cash in Pokerstars $40k g"tee ... was in good shape only to lose JJ vs a7 ... and crippled ... oh well.

Curry has arrived - perfect cure ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 31, 2010, 09:55:23 AM
... but what is the cure for Tuesday morning and no poker?

Work?
Excercise?

These seem poor cures though - one brings money ... one energy ... both useful for fuelling/funding further exploits.

Reviewed some of the footage of the Sunday night streaming ... very illuminating ...

APAT experience - very positive - time to review the calendar!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2010, 17:59:57 PM
The long slog back to parity ... -$2150

Tempted to attempt it via heads up matches ... might be madness.

1-1 in matches today ...

The one I lost ... I hit the straight on the river ... vs flopped quad 6"s ... OMG!

WCOOP is tempting me ... kicks off on Sunday ... $1.25m g"tee ... $215 six max ...

There is also a 4 max ... OMG ... so tempting ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2010, 20:50:09 PM
Two tournaments - few cards ...

In one I push K-rag into A-rag and lose ...in the other I call with A-rag vs the K-rag push ... and lose ... it feels standard ...

Feels like quite a while since I ran good ... save it for the APAT tomorrow I guess ...

L


Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 11, 2010, 14:55:56 PM
Poker Free week ... happily about to end!

WCOOP 19 - $109 - $1.25m g"tee - 10 min Levels - 3000 chips. (6pm)

So I guess 12500+ runners ... an absurb event ... but hopefully a great event too!

I will need to acquire vast supplies of red bull ... and then get knocked out in two hours!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 11, 2010, 20:24:04 PM
WCOOP 19

1887th of 11085 ... (1440 paid) ... and super spewed out ...

Flopped a house when in for cheap in the BB vs two opponents.

78o in 778 (Two Hearts)

Versus J7 - late min raiser &
AT (Hearts) - who is doing the betting for me ...

Turn is an Ace ... to open up the absurd runner-runner Ace defeat ...

River is a Jack ... and I am out ... instead of top 100 ... with 40k vs 17k Average ...

Money in with an 85% chance to triple up ...

What next?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 11, 2010, 22:59:43 PM
WCOOP 62 - Qualifier - $5,200 buy in - $10M g"tee

All going well - but QQ vs AK ... turns into AQx ... heaven ... until JT rivers the straight ... (hell)

Of course it is just a race ... but two rivered full houses and a rivered straight in a night is time to switch the computer off!

Earlier in the day 3rd from 27 in a qualifier with two paid ... smile ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on September 12, 2010, 08:11:31 AM
RT now?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 12, 2010, 14:06:51 PM
RT -$2635 (Minor Cash wins offsetting a little of tournament losses)

RT is weird now as I have lost interest in it. When I started the blog I was leaving my last job and knew that I would have six months to play poker and grind as required to pay for tickets to tournaments.

Nowadays - no time to grind - so it is pay for the ticket and WAIT for the returns.

I might be waiting forever??

Tournament form is good ... but at the crucial moment ... no traction to win the vital hand ... last night 85% chance to be more the double the average when the money went in ... river bink .. and dead ... (not far from the money)

Still a long way to go ... but very alive ... and having watched the rest of the WCOOP (to the final table) nothing to fear beyond the volatility ... which feels more massive then ever.

I am looking forward to the official report for the WCOOP ... the winner for $175k ... was all in with T7s vs AJ with c40 BB"s ... he spiked ... and the rest is history ... had he lost he was out for c$2k ... UNREAL ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 12, 2010, 14:47:12 PM
I should add - there should still be an heroic "end" to the blog ...

Not sure I can raise the enthusiasm for WCOOP 21 today at 6pm??

Probably get my head together for WCOOP 41 - next Sunday - $215 N/L - $1.5M g"tee

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 13, 2010, 15:20:19 PM
Interesting to rail various parties last night ...

WCOOP 21 - Super Slow - but little sign of much great poker going on.

Stay alive and steal what you can - and then make your move.

I went to bed with about 2500 left ... and woke with 23 ... Final table very interesting.

Some terrible play - TT vs QQ when 60 BBs deep - a neat way to throw away $100k.

One of the short stacks - just sat there to make it from 9th to 3rd - then got busy to come second and scoop $211k with no risks on the final table ... well played.

Not sure what poker is next for me ... lured by the 4-max tonight ... but 20 min levels means all night to get anywhere.

Pleasent lunch watching Greyhounds - 2 wins from 2 - one by a nose - and £140/$210 profit ... it"s almost written that I should play tonight!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 13, 2010, 21:42:32 PM
Typical poker night ...

Profits made - but lost to AT vs A6 ... river 6 ... playing Heads Up ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 15, 2010, 22:48:37 PM
KK vs AT exit in little $3k Turbo - just outside the money ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 16, 2010, 22:16:09 PM
$10k Turbo ... just outside the money ... A9s into AA ... earlier chopped in half A5 vs 89 ... mmm ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 18, 2010, 00:29:32 AM
Pokerstars $50+5 rebuy in for $155 ... 625 runners ... $120k in the pot.

Got into great shape with JJ vs 88 Vs AK ... but went card dead ... then losing AJ vs 88 to get back to 14th ...

Card Dead whilst the bubble bursts ... but jammed QJ into AQ ... of course spiking the Queen ... for 67th and a $398 return.

ElkY - 66th ... Moorman1 - 65th ... good company ...

A little bit of cash progress - for a $300 profit on the day ... Right direction ... but in the end just a minor cash amongst the trash ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 18, 2010, 13:32:35 PM
Pokerstars $75 NL Turbo - 294 Runners - $20K pot

25th of 294 for Minor Cash ... J9 vs A8 in the blinds ... no help ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 18, 2010, 19:35:30 PM
The return of the true Badger ... in control from 5 out for $525 ticket to event 15 of GSOP.

Pretty close in $530 qualifier for WCOOP 38 - lost AK vs 67 ... to be above average with 37 left for 12 seats ...

Game on ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 18, 2010, 21:53:44 PM
... game off ... AK shove killed by the super ropey Q7 call ... to go 2nd of 4 for $320 ticket ...

963 left in Pokerstars $90k g"tee ... bit card dead ... 396 paid ... way below average ... but not under blind pressure quite yet ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 18, 2010, 23:00:05 PM
Bubble just burst in Pokerstars $90k g"tee ... and just over average of the 395 runners left ... is this the third minor cash in a row ... $135k in the middle ... would be nice for an epic run ...

At the moment I will make a huge $22 profit!

$21k for the winner ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 19, 2010, 00:16:28 AM
Mmmm ... 133rd of 2703 ... small stack and good timing for a lot of the play ... but last hand is JJ vs AK to go 50% above average ... would have been a nice stack to play with!

So three minor cashes in a row on Pokerstars ...

Nice Sat win on Betfair ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 19, 2010, 22:08:37 PM
Smooth running over with the ultimate battle of the blinds in event 1 of the GSOP ...

Not much escape with AKs in the BB when the flop is A98 vs the SB : AA who limped.

APAT ... flopped top pair trying to be creative ... but got out-kicked and then hit my irrelevant kicker with a pair on the board ... no high card for a split ... was in push and shove territory ... trying to play in clever.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 22, 2010, 23:42:49 PM
8th of 199 in Betfair $8k g"tee ... played pretty well with no cards!

58th of 320 in GSOP Event 4 Pot Limit Omaha hi/lo ... again not much ammo ... shoved AK35 in to KKxx ... no ace ... no low hand ... GRRR!

Been playing micro cash sessions ... and leaving when I win a buy in ... so I think all is well except winning a fair share of the hands that have to be shoved.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 24, 2010, 06:00:29 AM
GSOP Event 5- 124th of 856 - 120 paid ...

Crippled by a shocking fish ... KK into 943 rainbow ... quite what he was doing in the hand with 56o to my 5BB raise we will never know ... turn J ... I go all in for safety ... he calls ... and spikes the 2 ... OMG ... it is sick ... I want him to call ... so I have to take the 18% chance he hits simple as that ... but it hurts ... well actually the villain was so bad I want him to fold and give me his chips later. His 51k stack lasted 10 mins ... my 3k stack got me 15 places further!

It was a weird tournament ... I played the second level badly ... but AQs vs 55 race got me back in play ... quite a run of train crashes at the end of the tournaments at the moment ... this one if avoided would have been so sweet as had my chances to die ... notably only half stack lost when fairly short KT vs AT in T high board ... all the action then against the same guy ... JJ vs QT ... QQ vs K8 ... and then the exit hand.

Next time ... it"s a long old curve to get even on the Vol ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2010, 14:05:52 PM
Saturday Therapy?

$22 SH NL on Betair - 133 Runners ... AQ into Axx vs A5 ... turn 5 ... then TT into AA ... anyway.

Is Ascot the cure?

Probably not!

Had a bit of a bet (with a view to laying) Valenica to win the Champions league at 59/1 ... seems pretty big ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2010, 14:20:02 PM
Horses for Courses ... Higgy"s Boy just about to run at Market Rasen ... decent value on Betfair ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2010, 14:38:47 PM

Horses for Courses ... Higgy"s Boy just about to run at Market Rasen ... decent value on Betfair ...


Decent value ... ran very poorly despite holding a decent initial position ... back to level for the day ... hard to pick Palomar there!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2010, 15:38:16 PM
Last Horse bet of the day £20 profit on to Sarasota Sunshine ... 16/1 on Betfair ... huge ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 26, 2010, 12:14:51 PM
Sunday Therapy ...

Very early into $22 - $3500 g"tee deepstack ... flopped straight versus flopped flush ... welcome to the cheap seats ...

Enjoying a bit of Bolton vs Man Utd 1-0 ... they really cannot defend at all ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 26, 2010, 14:13:32 PM
Sunday turning into a nonsense of Satellite defeats ... latest version ... I shove with AQ to isolate ... and get called by K8o ... AQ vs A4 vs K8 ... only one winner there ... K on the river ... same guy takes me out AT vs K7 call ... turbo but still no need ...

May be the message is don"t play GSOP 8 ... but how can that be right?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on September 26, 2010, 17:11:33 PM
cant miss the mini GSOP tonight - 5000 chips and 20 minute blinds for 30k Gtd.... not bad for $22!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 26, 2010, 19:22:19 PM

cant miss the mini GSOP tonight - 5000 chips and 20 minute blinds for 30k Gtd.... not bad for $22!


Great structure - but cannot hack the through the night action!

Just finished 10th of 500 for yet another minor cash on Pokerstars ... last hand button A5 in AJ ... no help ... earlier KJ vs AK spike kept me alive so I guess a nice $195 ... to buy a ticket with ... and an early (poker) night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 26, 2010, 22:37:14 PM
Epic attempt to win $200 ticket smashed up by running into two full houses ... earlier AA four times ... once beaten when AA into 844 vs A4 ...

... and that was the weekend that was ... looking forward to next weekend ... a lot of work to kill in between!

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 29, 2010, 23:13:55 PM
Minor Cash in Betfair ($16k) Turbo 18th of 160 ... luck in running ... but no luck in dying TT vs JT ...

Earlier got pretty close to a correct 0-0 for Valencia vs Man U ... GRRR

What next?

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 02, 2010, 13:15:12 PM
Feeling a bit mauled from last night"s play ...

AK into AKx vs KK ...

Just lost with KK vs AT to a flush on the river in $200 ticket game ... still well in play ... but not really feeling the breaks are there!

Looking forward to APAT events tonight ... two final tables last time ... what this ... dust?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 02, 2010, 13:39:22 PM
... mauling continues ... fought back in $200 ticket game ... then ... KK into Qxx ... vs KQ ... Q on the river ...

Struggling to win with both KK and AK (when I hit) ... tricky times ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 02, 2010, 23:12:12 PM
Played badly in both the APAT events ... a real mixed bag of aggression and weakness ... finally shoving A4 (no real need) on the button into AQ ...

Earlier go to 15k - before going on a bit of raise - fold mission.

Also let cheap cards river me ... and then gave a few chips to short stack ... before doubling them up in a race ...

Made a lot of loose calls (quite happy with these) but didn"t have a lot of sense of where I was post flop hence highly variable play ... annoyed ... hopefully out of my system for tomorrow ...

ABC once at the 15k mark have gone a lot better ... (note to self)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 03, 2010, 07:51:30 AM
... got up to watch golf and it is the rivers of babylon ... GRRR!

Still smiting myself with a virtual warhammer over last night"s weak post flop play - what was that about - like hitting the ball in the soup with a broom ...

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 09, 2010, 20:58:47 PM
Back to the tables ... and unfortunately no joy ... losing races and running into raggy aces that had spiked ...

(Gave a few away too!)

Maybe some Turbo DS for a $215 will provide therapeutic??

(Made it to the final table at least - 2 tickets  - did well after AQ vs K5 (call) defeat

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 09, 2010, 22:41:32 PM
$215 ticket won from $11.70 ... with three left for two tickets ... I pick up AA

Flop 88x ... obviously the chips can go in here but I check ... checked back ...

Turn A ... check-check ... river ... is a brick ... I push ... insta call vs 88 for quads ... OMG!

Nice to rise from the dead!

But never seen that before ... turn the nut full house ... only to lose to the made quads!

Warm Up tomorrow ... what coolers will lie there?

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 10, 2010, 21:44:22 PM
Sunday Warm Up - played well until AK vs AA and with the crumbs 66 vs J4 ... flop J4x

APAT ... played okay ... then KK vs AA ... then tried an absurd bluff ... oops ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 16, 2010, 17:35:03 PM
Back to the tables ... and familiar tales ... nut flush vs flopped full house accounting for me in a $109 event on Stars ...

Just out of a re-buy event KK vs AA ... moments earlier AQ vs x444Q vs AA ... earlier still AA vs JJ vs A3 (winner) ...

What to say?

Perhaps the omens are clear to see ... running around the volatility maypole ... looking to the skies for nice match ups ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 16, 2010, 21:30:19 PM
Part II of the mauling ...

River a flush vs the flopped Full house ... then A9 into A54 vs A3 ... obvious 2 on the turn ...

Maybe I should just stick to betting on X-Factor??

Still in running in epic $87k pot event ... but low and a long long way to go ... Shoving anything with 18 BB ...

(Flush draw exit vs top pair ... oh well)

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 17, 2010, 20:48:35 PM
Backing X-Factor defo the way forward ... Storm Lee between 7/4 and 2/1 ... to be first eliminated.

Not quite sure who is voting for Wagner ... but I guess he is original!

Not sure if Diva Fever can escape the 4th elimination - but is it more of a coin flip then the odds suggest??

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 17, 2010, 21:26:41 PM
... right so tonight"s $10k g"tee Turbo on Betfair is sponsored by Storm Lee ... a red haired omen?

More of the same A8s on the button vs AJ in the SB vs A6s (short stack shove) ... AJ stood up ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 24, 2010, 17:25:29 PM
Belle Amie to go tonight - got a wedge on them at 3/1 ... much less now ...

Rangers today were a superb 12/5 on Betfair ... wow ... Celtic are so weak ... their manager so poor (vs good teams)

Samaras is like a man pulling a cart full of olives to market ...

Do he and Loovens have special training together to make them slower??

Poker aside - a whole 90 mins on the table this week ... nothing happening so squeezed woth 86s and got called by 44 ... 4 on the flop ... fair play

Weird to be following the APAT on the train to Scotland ...

Pondering whether to look up the £300 London Calling at the Fox Club Nov 4-7 (Day 1B on Friday 7pm) ...

Poker options in Edinburgh this weekend at the Coral Masters??

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 31, 2010, 08:47:11 AM
Saturday Night Poker - a familiar result ...

Just outside the money I lose QQ vs AT ... yawn ... card dead before ...

I feel due some breaks - but the poker gods are as ever uninterested.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 06, 2010, 23:07:47 PM
APAT - flop top set vs up and down draw ... obvious result ... then KQ vs TT ... no help ...

What to say - played too loose for the first hour then got started with QQ vs AK - then played well - but the money goes in 75/25 and out ...

Feeling like a standard Saturday night.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 13, 2010, 19:04:50 PM
Saturday night poker in the balance ...

A lazy Saturday found me watching Alba TV"s Gaelic for beginners - featuring a windsurfing lesson ...

I foolishly switched to Scotland vs NZ for the Rugby ... it would appear we have found a new giant ... but few other straws to clutch at.

I also bought some Colin the Caterpillar Cola Bottles which should ease me through the evening.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 21, 2010, 14:16:54 PM
Sunday Nov 21st

Time to dust off my poker boots ...

GUKPT Side event today at The Vic £200+20 max 150 runners ... 25 min levels (so pretty quick)

Amazingly this is my first face to face poker since the APAT at Nottingham.

Report to follow.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 23, 2010, 19:32:52 PM
Mega Yawn!

Sunday night action ... 26th of 116 - 11 paid in the GUKPT £200 freezeout ... QQ vs AQ ... after epic card dead period ... A on the flop ... for a sadly predictible exit!

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 04, 2010, 15:54:26 PM
Nil poker for me at the moment ...

Substitute activities include - dropping my blackberry in a cup of tea this morning ... total nightmare!

Amazingly it has come back to life - though in the interim period I got a much needed upgrade to a Blackberry Torch ... woo see the flames ...

First act - a forlorn attempt to get on to facebook - fat fingers on the password - but happily no lock out.

What next?

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 04, 2010, 22:33:43 PM
Satuday night - another card dead special ... finally button shoving 53s into ATs of the same suit ... live cards ... but no help ...

Not much left of a very bad running poker year ... large gaps in play ... but pretty sure that it is getting harder to make any money ... more and more about winning flips and running good ... or winning when 70/30, 80/20, 90/10 ahead ... all that said I am looking forward to having time to play more.

Need to ponder Vegas ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 05, 2010, 20:41:55 PM
APAT League match

Impatient with nothing happening ... hit an ace on the turn ... which made a straight for opponent ...

K8 in K8J vs KJ ... probably lost the min smelling a rat ... but then gave the last few chips away A9 button vs AK in the BB.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 27, 2010, 19:21:03 PM
First real poker for a while ...

$12k Betfair g"tee SH Deepstack - a nice tournament - early stages - I am 16.6% down - looking to be super active vs tight table.

Main loss - probably losing the min to the Ace on the turn - holding second pair.

Anyway - lots of play left and loose image could pay well??

Aside - Gary Anderson at 14/1 for the darts seems way too big ... maybe my saviour!

(My poker vibes poor - out before the first break!)

Oh well - a nice $10 re-buy to raise my spirits!

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 29, 2010, 16:30:43 PM
Wow some great darts ...

Anderson 4 Priestley 2 ... could have been 4-0 but lost the fourth set with a 110.8 average.

A bit wobbly when under pressure - but amazing stuff.

Poker RT since start -$3200 - overall sporting RT - $400 ... nearly 21 months of slog.

So many nearly run things but who cares??

Pondering how much harder it is to make another money these days vs say 2/3 years ago.

I think the answer is a lot harder!

So what is the plan? Stay in play - get lucky? No time to play massive volumes of MTTs, no desire to play STTs or grind cash ... maybe just head to Vegas!?

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 29, 2010, 19:38:47 PM
Right back on the bike ... but the bike has wonky wheels ... I am the clown.

Betfair $12k - SH Deepstack - One hour in I am 30 chips in profit ... started with 5000 chips - lost nearly all in the blinds QQ vs AKs ... then ran into three straights ... but got lucky with KT vs AQ ... and well in play!

Meanwhile in the $10 re-buy ... its KK vs A6 vs A9 vs 99 .. Ace on the flop ... and I am not the chip leader!

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2010, 00:09:02 AM
Choose a spot - any spot ... how about KQ into AQ ... no help ... 27th of 632 ... card dead for an hour before exit ...

It"s the classic tale ... a minor cash ... which promised more ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 30, 2010, 01:53:13 AM
Unlucky mate, always the big hand clashes that hit you  :( Nice play and good result all the same
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2010, 17:54:39 PM

Unlucky mate, always the big hand clashes that hit you  :( Nice play and good result all the same


Aye - all a bit tedious at times - play for hours and lose the coin flips ... or last night run into the dominant hand.

Tempting to play again tonight!

Darts bet is going great guns ... Garry Anderson in stunning form ... would be a great start to 2011 ... and I dare say might fund a few poker trips.

Betfair Live at Fox Poker looks good Feb 12/13th.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on January 01, 2011, 21:38:27 PM
Fantastic result for Anderson tonight mate, bets looking good after his crushing of Barney. Here"s hoping he takes it further and keeps the consistency.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2011, 23:50:00 PM
... a fantastic two results!

I have taken a g"teed £300 profit out - with an extra £945 if he wins it.

Webster was pretty impressive tonight.

I bet on Webster to beat Taylor at 9/2 and then locked £110 profit when Taylor was threatening a comeback.

I might take a little more out tomorrow before the off - doesn"t feel that evens is correct if either Lewis or Webster step it up ... will probably have a go at Webster tomorrow at 6/5 vs Lewis but looks like another tough match.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2011, 12:50:10 PM
Still pondering the darts shake up ...

Had a bizarre notion that Sasa Papic would score today ... 24/1 at any time of the match ... worth a tenner ...

Expect Rangers to dominate today ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2011, 15:00:22 PM
... not sure where Rangers were today ... so bad ... I guess my nonsense Papac bet saved me from having a lump on Rangers to win ...

Next up Invermess to win at St Johnstone ... 12/5 shot despite Inverness"s away record being 540 and St Johnstone"s home record being 205 ...

Tempted to play the Sunday Warm Up at 6pm ...

Also I mental note to play their "Kick Off" event on future Sunday"s - 1pm kick off - 1076 runners today - $100+9 - I guess finishing at a sensible 8/9pm.

What is going on with Chelsea ... surely a delight!

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on January 02, 2011, 15:19:41 PM


What is going on with Chelsea ... surely a delight!



well bokked
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2011, 15:38:50 PM
Did you post at 3-2 for the re-bok?

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on January 02, 2011, 15:40:21 PM

Did you post at 3-2 for the re-bok?

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It worked!!!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 02, 2011, 20:44:11 PM
Decent cash session to wipe out football losses plus another $265 ... playing 5 handed $1/2 ...

Could have been a lot more ... KK vs Q9 into Qxx ... runner runner flush ...

Followed by a turn card that gave me two pairs vs a straight.

Earlier created enough tilt for the K7s to re-shove into my AA ... sweet ...

Anderson on form in the darts ... pleasing ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 03, 2011, 17:02:10 PM
In the midst of the $54 Russian daily on Betfair - 145 runners - early days - nothing happening.

Won £60 on Kilmarnock to win at St Mirren - just under 2/1 after 40 mins without goals.

Hopefully Anderson obliges in the darts for an epic start to the year.

I have decided to be a bit more disciplined this year.

Probably dumped c$1,000 on nonsense play/bets last year ... avoid this and play a $1,000 buy in ... not sure they is a Vegas trip this year??

We are heading to Lapland - may be tough to find a game there!

Also Japan/Australia/Malaysia later in the year ... maybe a mini visit to the Crown Casino in Melbourne??

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on January 03, 2011, 22:25:33 PM
I went to the Crown, ridiculously before I picked up poker. From one end of the casino, the other end is over the horizon three time zones away. 80% Chinese from what I remember.

UL on Anderson, though I know you locked in a decent chunk anyway. Nice.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on January 03, 2011, 23:12:23 PM
Yeah the Crown in Melbourne is humungous, well worth a day trip at least lol
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 04, 2011, 01:08:08 AM

I went to the Crown, ridiculously before I picked up poker. From one end of the casino, the other end is over the horizon three time zones away. 80% Chinese from what I remember.

UL on Anderson, though I know you locked in a decent chunk anyway. Nice.


I locked the whole thing out before the off for a £880 profit ... but annoyed that I did not bet on Lewis to score more 180s ... he was 2/1 ... and although it felt like a coin flip I dallied ...

Played some nice cash earlier to recoup MTT loss ... now up watching the Ashes ... head not into sleeping at the moment which is foolish as I have a big day tomorrow workwise ...

I guess - I can write my emails now and then hit the sack ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 05, 2011, 21:47:52 PM
Another promising cash session de-railed by KK vs A5 in T55 ... lost the min ... but cut profits to $55 ... a convenient amount to freeroll into the $12k g"tee SH deepstack ... currently 23rd of 27 (40 paid) ... was going beautifully well until TT vs 97 in 9xx ... lost to the extra 9 on the turn ... spew ...

Just choose a spot now ... well 18BB ... can be a little patient ... try a squeeze or two ...

Another absurb night of football ... could be an amazing relegation battle ... Chelsea needing 5 points for "safety" ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 05, 2011, 22:39:04 PM
Final Result 10th of 265 for $233 ... got out of jail with KQ into Kxx vs AA ... but then lost a AQ vs 55 race .. Axx ... 5 ...

Short stack luck required ... TJs into QQ 5 handed ...

Pretty solid stack to the year - Darts and Poker ... pleasing.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on January 05, 2011, 23:22:55 PM
Yeah nice start to 2011, keep running good  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 06, 2011, 20:34:10 PM
Mmmm ... -$140 today ...

-$85 on cash due to spiking a king on the river vs AK

Tournament - great start - then bit of a rollercoaster then 99 vs TT after a 567 flop ... always dying there with a mid stack ...

Not sure if playing cash is the correct solution to the day ... count to 1000 and then see what I think??

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 06, 2011, 22:15:46 PM
Session 2 - no better : -$230 ... bed ...

I love playing cash ... I hate playing cash ... you"ve seen it all before ...

TT called by the mid stack with KJs

AQ spikes vs AA

General play was a bit too loose - which make it even harder to get again from anything you hit ...

2011 : +$1500 ... how long will that last??

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2011, 09:28:47 AM
TAX RETURN JOY - £732

This is a real boose to my happiness - I was delaying my attempt to find the relevant paperwork to submit my return.

Ahead of this I had bought into the Betfair Live event - so next stop the Hendon Mob to find my next adventure!

My plan for the year it to spend half of my UK in Scotland ... could be tricky!

(I am wearing yellow cords and mountain trekking boots - ideal from my return to London!)

As a total aside - I was thinking about my last visit to Japan - some local came up to me in a pub and ask whether I was one of the contestants on their "sumo wresting reality show" ... I liked this idea ... but sadly it remains a myth.

That said when I went shopping in Tokyo I had to go to a special shop for mammoths and giants in order to buy a fur coat ... (not real fur) ...

I then boarded a plane for Melbourne for the coldest Christmas in Melbourne"s recent history ... 12 degrees C ... dressed as a Santa ... then went to the cricket ... the day I watched Symonds and Hadyn (spelling?) scored about 265 unbeaten and I got sunburned before going to the casino where I was card burned ...

4 years on and England are kick ass ... fair play to them and Andy Flower ... scorching the myth that England need an English manager ...

Where will I be in four years time?

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2011, 17:08:28 PM
Interesting gambling day ...

Bet on Middlesboro to win at Burton Albion ... but closed the bet when 1-0 up ... so delighted to see them lose ...

Lost a little on the fumbling Phillips on the darts vs Adams.

Bigger bet on Dekker to win the Championship ... looking like a coin flip vs Winstanley ... and then the stumbling Adams ... nice 12/1 shot ...

Nice action ... darts is a sport.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 09, 2011, 20:59:20 PM
Lucky 7s?

Not today - in my two main tournaments - I shoved 77s into QQ and AA ...

Card dead in one, the inpatient unbeliever in the other.

... looking forward to the Betfair Live event Feb 12/13th ... but time to get my head back into business.

Good luck on the tables.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 12, 2011, 21:24:22 PM
Put in a pretty average cameo cash game appearance last night ... bad luck and bad play ... a dynamite combination ...

2011 profits eroding quickly ... mmm

On the plus side managed to fall asleep and henced fail to bet on Winstanley vs Adams on the darts ... it"s such a great gig for Adams ... £100k a year for the BDO world championship for doing nothing special at all ...

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2011, 13:26:55 PM
Played some epic "fatboy football" last night ... at times it felt my mind was linked to someone else"s body ... but a good run out.

I woke this morning with the thought of pioneering a form of winter "pitch and putt" using spades and footballs ... it might catch on, and I am sure digging giant holes in the greens would go down well.

Not sure what poker can tempt me today?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 16, 2011, 20:00:21 PM
Sunday Warm Up ...

Nothing happening ... and finally out A6(BB) vs A9(Button) ...

Solution - Curry.

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 17, 2011, 00:11:13 AM
Long Live ESPN Classic - An audience with Muhammad Ali - How did Dickie Davies get that gig?

I love how Ali looks like he has new clothes on, and the whole audience is in a time warp.

Next up : Superstars 1975 : European Final : could be a late night!

Tournament Referee : Dick Button

Results to follow!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 22, 2011, 11:50:37 AM
... I really need to get back to watching the Superstars Finals ... but for the moment I have punted

APAT Champions
Hendon Mob

For the forum event ... "terrible" odds om the APAT Champions ... but good to have an interest!

Poker later??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2011, 13:26:08 PM
Sunday - super sleepy - bit migrainey (if that is a word?)

I went for a walk and visited my mother who had cooked two fine loaves for me to admire ...

Whilst I admired them I recalled a fine comment by the ticket collector on a train ...

"If you look after a dog, it will last for years" ... truth is often beautiful ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2011, 16:32:59 PM
Coin Flip MTT"s

Maybe zero skill poker is the way forward!

A $200 ticket won for $15 of nonsense ... basically you are all in until we have the winners ...

Game one ... I have the best hand to start (JJ) but not great vs 8 others!

Game two ... KJ ... flop KKJ ...

Game"s three and four ... no joy ... will play one or two more ... and get shaped up for today $200k event.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 23, 2011, 16:40:19 PM
... Coin Flip II

Another $200 ticket for $5 ... so $370 up in terms of tickets ... ridiculous ... surely got to go for the hat-trick!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 30, 2011, 22:07:23 PM
Sunday Night : No poker as in Lapland

Wanted to read the APAT results - so am on the siightly clockwork through the TV internet.

Here is my synopsis - Lapland is quiet!

Resort is funky - 8 lane bowling alley to ourselves - finished off with a 204 - a reasonable
score given the rust.

Looking forward to Betfair Live.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 06, 2011, 09:12:32 AM
Lapland is nearly over ... down to Minus 18 degrees now ... so a good day for some souvenir shopping!?

Snowmobiles were great fun - briefing was all about them handling best at c30kph ... but also that the national speed limit applies on forest tracks (I think this is 80kph) ... for good of for bad no further juice beyond 70kph but it"s a weird leap of faith going at that speed in the dark ...

Ice Go-Karting - tremendous - chance to drive sideways and only hit snow banks.

Yesterday we went for a snowshoeing adventure - 1m of powder - great fun on the way up - hilarious on the way down as I tumbled and fell about 10 times without injury.

I have never skied but it feels like this would be an ideal place to learn - amazing snow - and few people - mmm - must preserve knees - must preserve knees ... pondering ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 13, 2011, 09:40:52 AM
Betfair Live:

End of day 1 : 73,300 vs c60k Average.

Good event - and ahead of average all day once I turn a straight vs top pair playing 54o (late position).

Won my races ...

Looking forward to day 2:

I-pod home on the tube leveraged the following lyric in my head ...

"He knew what he wanted to say
But he didn"t know how to word it
The dirty little Herbert ..."

What does this mean?

I will think about this today ... as I patiently await a time to bet out with 54o ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 14, 2011, 22:06:13 PM
Quick spin on the $50+4 - $12k Turbo on Betfair ... QTs shove into A5 ... no help ...

Finished 8th of 171 in the Betfair Live for £1200 ... no obvious mistakes ... ran out of cards ... KTo re-shove vs the "button steal" ... holding A9s ... 40/60 ... but no help ...

Of course another spot could have been chosen ... but happy with choices made.

Looking forward to the Betfair Live in Tallinn.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on February 14, 2011, 22:55:40 PM

Looking forward to the Betfair Live in Tallinn.


This - Tallinn is one hell of a city - I think an outing is just the thing that is required - PaulieD might make this one  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Paulie_D on February 14, 2011, 23:46:16 PM


Looking forward to the Betfair Live in Tallinn.


This - Tallinn is one hell of a city - I think an outing is just the thing that is required - PaulieD might make this one  ;D


Seems unlikely at this juncture unless I bink big-time.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 15, 2011, 22:48:33 PM
Played some decent cash to sponsor the $100+8 SH Turbo on Betfair ...

Exit hand 44 shove called by KJ and KQ ... perfect ... well for about 1s ... flop KJJ ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 16, 2011, 09:27:40 AM
Played a bit more cash - won some money - felt a bit lucky ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 16, 2011, 21:42:14 PM
Phase 2

83o s typical raising hand ... flat called ... 843 2 spades ... fingers crossed for a big pair ... I bet ... he raises ... I shove ... he turns 88 ... mmm

Was well up ... minorly down ...

Earlier - a quick exit in the $16k - flush draw and two overcards no good ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 17, 2011, 10:26:40 AM
Post 1200

Heading to the Vic tonight to play some cash ...

TIGHTEN TIGHTEN TIGHTEN

Also looks like by sporadic home game will come back on force Feb 25th which is very plesaing.

Match reports to follow.

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 18, 2011, 00:13:59 AM
Maybe I should just play games of chance ...

Blackjack to kill some time ... +£200 play £10 a hand ... ridiculous run ...

Poker ... straight vs flush ... KK in the straddle raiser before me ... I re-raise ... not quite enough to chase the raiser away ... flop is 467 ish ... I bet out they push all in ... I call ... they hold 66 ... the number of the BEAST ...

I guess I should have said it was £1/£2 straddle for £4 ... initial raise to £12 ... I re-raise to £30 ... they are playing £140 ... I have them covered ... once the flat call is made hand plays itself ... we were six handed at the time.

Nice of the Vic to give us a private table ... 5% rake ... max £10 ... might be the way forward ...

Anyway ... I clawed me way back to a minor £14 loss on the poker ... +£186 on the night ... as they headed for the craps tables and I headed home ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 18, 2011, 18:12:00 PM
Beautiful cash session ends in tears ... KK vs AA 5 handed ... $77 profit ... last pot for $422 ... sigh ...

However the weekend has arrived ... I even got some rake back ... smile.

In a mega mix up - I am due to be "filming" a TV game show (pilot) tomorrow ... errr 8.30am start ... about an hour a way ... sigh ...

Oh how I remember the days of Going for Gold ... and Henry Kelly ... the Eurovision song contest of quiz shows ... (I failed to get through the audition ... perhaps my personality was not wooden enough??)

I think if I was reincarnated as a tree ... I would choose the cherry ... if that how it works?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 20, 2011, 10:54:25 AM
... Saturday night cash ... all a bit to aggressive and volatile ...

I could have escaped a massive hand ... 6 of spades turn me the low flush ... but I refused to believe the re-raise ... pocket sixes for the full house ...

Earlier I got involved with A6s ... by the turn it is x7AA ... and the money must go in ... vs A8 ... low card and I am out ... mmm

I hate it when poker runs come to end ...

Work to do Sunday morning ... and a ten course Chinese feast tonight ... seems a bit over the top ... will it be ten great courses ... if so I eat FTW.

Last night we went to Rodizio Rico at the o2 ... Brazilian ... meat feast ... grab a salad and then sit at your table whilst the waiters bring you endless meat ... a walking cavery though the meat probably a bit better than average ... some of the steak was but very rare and excellent ...

Poker ... poker ... where is the poker ... I think next up will be the $400k g"tee GSOP 1 next Sunday ...

... well if you exclude the absurd Coin Flip qualifier to Seville - step 3 is tonight at 6.50pm - $200+10 ticket for currently two $5k packages ... all players are all in every hand until we reach the qualifiers - ten seated ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 21, 2011, 18:32:04 PM
I can barely bear to speak about last night"s cash session ... (last hand)

KK vs JTs aipf for 50ish BB ... the end ...

(I was still +$78 - but I like to think of a cash session as a story - I raised every hand with a smile and just as the monster came over the hill with the re-pop ... I failed to notice the Juggernautic Lorry behind it ... flush on the river ... Good night Vienna ... cue Ultravox ... off to bed ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 21, 2011, 19:23:25 PM
Cash much simpler tonight ...

KK vs AA ... one buy in $200 + change down ... Balls.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 26, 2011, 11:02:33 AM
Cash nightmares continuing in a very lively online home game ...

£400 shipped mainly due to ...

Turning low straight vs higher straight
AT vs AJ into AxxAx
Losing with trip 6s vs Flush on the river

This was all 4/5 handed so pretty gauling ...

As ever ready to attack back ... so lumping into Ashton at 7/4 to score today ... it will be weird to be rooting for the England rout ... but has to be down ... as low as 5/6 elsewhere ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 26, 2011, 19:06:36 PM
So no Rugby rout ... but just enough to scrape me home on the handicap ...

$50k Euro Grand Prix just underway on Betfair ...

383 runners - 15 min levels - 6 out in the first 5 minutes - standard.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 26, 2011, 21:59:02 PM
102nd of 383 ... decided to limp with JJ early position hoping for a shove ... ends up 5 handed ... flop 832 rainbow ...

Happy to check ... and wait for the steal ... but vs 33 and no help ...

Overall - perhaps a message to play a bit more ABC??

Earlier lost AQ vs KT and rammed JJ into QQ ... so always stuggling ... though would have gone above average with a JJ double up at the end ...

Tomorrow night - I have a $200 ticket to the GSOP Event 1 - $400k g"tee and also a $120 ticket to qualify for Betfair Tallinn Live ...

Also likely to play the Black Belt Live in London ... busy times.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 01, 2011, 13:28:17 PM
Bidding for a poker free March ... looks tough with so many tempting sweeties before me ...

I think the rules of the game must be to do some alt activity in lieu of poker.

E.g March 10th - I am being lined up for "informal singing, followed by drinks" ... in a church ...

c.f. drinks, followed by informal singing ... always ...

Practice makes perfect so I am listening to ABBA GOLD ... followed by the selected (my selection) of Elton John ...

Perhaps they will want to sing "Ding Dong merrily on high"??? (I love this mirthful song)

Progress report to follow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 02, 2011, 19:33:54 PM
No poker in March - who said that?

Slow start in $16k g"tee on Betfair - 195 runners - need some cards!

(Out early AK vs 99 - played too loose earlier)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on March 02, 2011, 20:41:46 PM

No poker in March - who said that?

Slow start in $16k g"tee on Betfair - 195 runners - need some cards!

(Out early AK vs 99 - played too loose earlier)

L


Nice one Louis.  You managed a day.

If you suggest giving up poker for Lent, do you want one of us to give you slap and tell you to not be so stupid ?    ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on March 02, 2011, 20:48:54 PM
just slap him for thinking about it
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 02, 2011, 22:07:03 PM


No poker in March - who said that?

Slow start in $16k g"tee on Betfair - 195 runners - need some cards!

(Out early AK vs 99 - played too loose earlier)

L


Nice one Louis.  You managed a day.

If you suggest giving up poker for Lent, do you want one of us to give you slap and tell you to not be so stupid ?    ;D


I would like to think of it as 43 hours ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on March 02, 2011, 22:17:16 PM
Can we still slap you?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 03, 2011, 03:29:04 AM

Can we still slap you?


Slap me or clap me ... it was just a stroll through the poker countryside ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 04, 2011, 18:28:07 PM
It"s dark outside - as good as any other reason to play some cards ...

Mini Cash Session for +$82 ... riverred an absurd straight when lining up a bluff ...

$12k SH Deepstack just about to start.

It"s a nice little tournament - 5000 chips - 12 min levels - c225 runners - time I won it.

In a bid to lose to some weight I have been walking a lot this week ...

I nearly broke my scales over Christmas at 16 stone 8 (Mammoth) ... back to 15 stone 9 ... soon I will fly away in the wind ... like a goose ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 04, 2011, 20:23:54 PM
$12k was short-lived ... a fool cut me in half with AT vs my AK ...

I then foolishly gave my chips away 88 in Txx ... vs KT ...

Back to the cash ... but before that:

Fillet Steak - Rare as can be
Bottle of Merlot - (still in play)
Side - Bacon Sandwich
Side - Big pile of cheese

Correct me if I am wrong - but that is Showbiz.

What is not Showbiz - is me ordering some Champagne Flutes - and Tesco subbing them for some Tesco Finest Wine Glasses ...

... however the delivery man ... had the correct advice ... just drink it out of the bottle ...

The night is young.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 04, 2011, 22:06:12 PM
Sadly no showbiz poker on the cash tables ...

AJ raise called in the blinds ... J98 ... flop ... lost just about the min to 98s

Earlier ... lost a AK vs 99 flip for a buy in ...

Generally a little too loose ... but also lost K3 clubs into JJx two clubs ... vs JT ... no help.

Maybe I really should have taken March off poker ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2011, 07:22:33 AM
No poker yesterday ...

At desk 6.30am - company accounts just about ready to go to the accountants.

Had lunch with my dad ... aged 78.6 years ... as I arrived he was explaining to the waitress the difference between imagination and fancy (according to Samuel Coleridge) ...

Enter waitress two ... my dad asks "what variety of potatoe is this"?

Answer - "It"s just a pototo, they come in a big bag ..."

I like this answer ... but my dad goes on to tell me of the time he challenged a shop for labelling their potatoes as "Edzell Blues" when they were clearly "Arran Victory" ... where does this knowledge go?

Tallinn qualifier tonight ...

I have been pondering my poker approach ... I"ve been pretty wild since Betfair London Live ... broadly unlucky ... but also broadly too active early on it Tournaments and broadly trying to do absurb things as cash ...

I think the summary is the usual summary ... play less ... play bigger stake tournaments ... sit on hands for a while ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 06, 2011, 21:56:47 PM
Tallinn qualifier ...

QQ into 345 ... 79 shoves ... turns flush draw ... rivers a straight ... LOL ...

Pretty amused by the fact there are already 50000 runnrers in the poker TEN million ... looks like 2000 runners will last 30 mins or less ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2011, 10:17:23 AM
Blog - 2 years old yesterday ...

I thought I would have a special anniversary entry ... but work and events in Japan thwarted me ...

I have just clocked up 120 hours effective work in 12 days ... no complaints ... great challenges/rewards.

What I wasn"t ready for was news of Earthquakes/Tsunamis in Japan - where my brother + family live.

They live in Tokyo and you "know" they will be okay being so far from Sendai - but you cannot help the emotional reaction caused by the pictures.

I quickly got in touch via email - Tokyo like a scene from a movie - no phones - all the highways shut - a 1 hour journey taking 11.5 hours - people driving through the back roads - jumping all the red lights.

The country is in shock ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 12, 2011, 22:22:21 PM
Year 3

I was pondering how much harder it has become to make any money at poker ... part of that is lack of grind time ... but I am pretty sure there is much less soft play these days.

So I think the plan this year is to attack some bigger tournaments and pump up the volatility!

Another great schedule from the APAT of which I will miss most - will play the worlds - and the Pro Am - and whatever else can be squeezed in ... sad to see the Pro-League go ... but fair play in terms of allowing bigger fields for what are the main events.

GUKPT screaming out to me ... but on the face of it ... it"s a rock hard tournament with a fat £1500 buy-in ...

That said the only time I played a side event in the GUKPT - a loaded table with big hendon mob records left little impression ... standard QQ vs AQ exit as we approached the money ... sigh!

Nothing to fear - much less prone to make absurd plays face to face ...

The sensible play is to wait for the Black Belt Live ... assuming there are still seats ... ponder ponder ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2011, 18:51:45 PM
A little cameo on the cash tables ... +$100 (half a buy-in) ... nice cards and slightly passive opponents ... long may this last ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 13, 2011, 22:56:52 PM
Cash session II - going great - until KK vs AK ... A on river ... (bed) ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 14, 2011, 20:59:39 PM
Donated my chips in the APAT online sat ... daft ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 15, 2011, 22:43:41 PM
Back to form with a bit of a card racky +£825 playing cash ... played all sorts ... hit most things ... such is poker at times ...

Feels like a crazy fighting fund for Cheltenham tomorrow ...

Today ... felt harsh done by with regards to Maljimar ... which would have netted +£1000 ... and also a crazy last race ... albeit I would have lost on Quantitative Easing ...

Happy days ...

Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on March 17, 2011, 21:47:14 PM
How you getting on last couple of days with Chelters louis, hope it"s all going well
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 17, 2011, 23:17:31 PM

How you getting on last couple of days with Chelters louis, hope it"s all going well


Lost a bit every day due to 2nd-itis ... with take on a crazy treble tomorrow ... low stake ... big win potential ...

I am seem to have acquired some timely rake back to use at the stake!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on March 17, 2011, 23:31:47 PM
Yeah me too mate, lots of places but backing to win lol. Thankfully small stakes for me
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 18, 2011, 11:09:21 AM
Getting massively tempted to head to the Vic tonight to play some cash ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 18, 2011, 12:42:16 PM
Horses

Once I read the form properly decided to have a mini-lump on

Alarazi (2.05) 8/1
Long Run (3.20) 9/2 and 5/1 split (lazy)

Infact I never fully checked the odds at all ... (mmm)

I will suffer the £2070 return if it comes in!

I also had a ridiculous treble not featuring the form guide on :

Brampour (1.30) at 16/1
Get me out of Here (2.05) at 14/1
Long Run (3.20) at 9/2

£10 to win ... £14,025 ... feels like Vegas if that one comes in ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on March 18, 2011, 12:54:09 PM
glk
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2011, 01:48:20 AM
Work done - I sprinted off to the International Club for there £60 Behemoth event ...

It"s really £70 in ... £60+5+5 for extra chips. (45 runners)

18000 chips - Level 1 25/50 ... mmm

I raise with KQs to 150 ... I get raised to 1000 ... I fancy a look ... and the flop is the beautiful ... Axx all clubs for the nut flush ... now how to make the most from the hand ... mmm

I check ... and amazingly my opponent goes for the overbet ... 5000 ... I dwell and call ... turn doesn"t look like it can help him ... so again I check ... and amazingly he goes all in ... he has AK for top pair ... and 360 BBs gone in a flash ...

Tournament is then a gradual climb upwards ... but I soon have Miss crazy on my left ... she is stacked due to hitting everything ... winning TT vs AA aipf ... and flatting with J9 vs AA ... J9x flop ... against my A8 into Axx she turns the straight but wins the min from me ...

Anyway this is all shaping up for a terrible fall ... but with blinds 1000/2000 she raises UTG to 5000 ... Button Flats for 5000 ... SB all in for c22000 ... I jam with c60000 : AKo ... she thinks for 30 secs and announces she has folded Queens ... her stack is 130k ish ... amazing ... mini speech "I know you have an ace ..." (smile)

Flop QKc .. and I am in the honey vs 99 ... river is the absurd Q ... for what would have been quads ...

Anyway ... 100k stack built vs 50k average ... a standard time to go card dead ... folding trash to make the final table ... with 55k ... soon in play with a JJ vs AJ double up ... but with 66 in the BB .. I re-shove the button "steal" ... who insta-calls with JJ ... no help ... 6th for £162 ... mmm ...

Some wild and wonderful players ... but some very interesting hands early when you are so deep ...

I also made a tiny profit playing cash in the break ... £1/£1 I make the compulsory straddle £2 ... 7 handed all call ... I make the obligatory raise to £17 ... I am only playing £110 ... next to act flats ... which is horrible as I am playing 75o ... mmm ... back to the SB ... who goes all in for £31 ... oh dear ... I have to call ... called behind ... flop is 872 ... mmm ... I check ... checked behind ... and then checked the whole way down with the board pairing on the river to give me a split pot vs the £31 all in holding 97o ... weird ...

Moral ... play ABC (at least for a few mins when you sit down!)

Looking forward to APAT stuff tomorrow ... will sit on hands for early levels ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2011, 10:25:52 AM
Morning cash ... +$56 ... should have been a little more ... could have been less ...

Put down A9 into 9xx ... in the face of a third bullet from the initial raiser ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2011, 14:02:36 PM
Mini Session II

Played super loose ... got two walks with AA in the BB ... OMG ... -$14 ... walk away ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 19, 2011, 16:12:59 PM
Session +$143 (playing $1/2) ... was +$300 ... ran out of cards and not requisite patience ... still a decent day ...

Time to take a break and be fresh for this eveing.

Pleasing to finally see Scotland win a game of Rugby!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2011, 01:05:22 AM
22nd of 461 in 888.com $25k ... AJ into Axx vs AQ ... mmm

22nd of 204 in APAT ... BB ... JT ... becomes two pairs on the flop ... a great chance to triple up?? ... well actually in desparate trouble needing to hit the Jack for a house ... pretty short ... would have been a mega fold ...

Great full moon outside ... time to dance with the werewolves ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on March 20, 2011, 01:22:36 AM
2 cashes Louis.  Nice work, considering one was a freebie.

Consistent play sir.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2011, 09:45:04 AM

2 cashes Louis.  Nice work, considering one was a freebie.

Consistent play sir.


Cheers mate - consistent results - some of the play highly variable!

Luck at the end required ... I have cashed the last three tournaments I have played ... 19th from 112 in the previous one with 10 paid ... it"s all good ... but much better to win one and but eliminated early in the rest.

I have a cash game on March 29th, and then the Black Belt Live, probably little bits of cash to be played in between ...

In another Bridget Jones"s diary moment ... 15 stone 5 this morning ... (16 stone 8 at Christmas) ... more keen to kick this on ... than more MTTs.

Great turnout last night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on March 20, 2011, 15:59:52 PM
Where"s your cash game on the 29th?

Glad you used my chips to cash last night. Been rethinking both the big pots but think I lost the min with JJ < KK (?) and then once I let you see a flop with your raggedy 6 it was always going to be tough against your flopped trips. So annoying when you rep what the other guy"s got...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 20, 2011, 21:24:58 PM
A couple of mini-cash sessions ... +$134 ... could have been more if I had shut up shop ... L

(But of course - I then re-opened the shop - and lost $109) ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 22, 2011, 19:00:24 PM
My bonkers bet for the night is :

Correct Score

St Johnstone 1 Brechin City 2 (37/1 Betfair)

Will be tempted to watch the Greyhounds instead ... not sure about any poker yet!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 23, 2011, 21:38:13 PM
Unbelievable cash session ... escaped with a loss of $180

Lost to flopped flush (I have a mid flush by the end)
Flopped two pairs ... vs mid stack ... Nut flush on turn
Flopped two pairs ... vs mid stack ... Straight on the turn

How to come back ...

Rivered straight flush ... all in 30 mins ...

Decided to cash out and watch the boxing ... Jalmaine Smyle looking in tremendous shape ... 5/2 vs Dilks ... madness ... got a chunk on him to win it now ...

GAME ON!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 26, 2011, 07:55:07 AM
PLO Cash ... $1/2

Going well until successive hands vs same player with

QQxx into AQx vs AAxx
KKxx vs AAxx which they stangely semi slow rolled ...

Still happy to leave with $60 profit.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 26, 2011, 16:23:09 PM
Rather enjoying this wander into PLO

Session II +$392

Was a little more up but felt obliged to call a short stack with top two pair and the flush draw ... correctly deducing they held AA but also a J to have turned the straight ... mmm.

Time for air ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 26, 2011, 17:50:53 PM
PLO Session 3

It never lasts does it ... -$200

QQxx into Q7x ... all the money goes in with my opponent holding 77 ... turn gives a flush draw ... but the river is a 7 for quads ...

Pleased with most of my play thus far ... but obviously no escape from the above ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2011, 00:40:08 AM
You"ve got to win your races to win tournaments ...

89th of 4751 in the Sunday Warm Up - $1235 back

Lost a big pot with TT vs AT (and earlier JJ vs 88) - so had to battle with my short stack ... got doubled up with a reasonable shove QJs vs AK (in the BB) ... but lost with 77 vs A9s ... just as it was getting interesting!

4 cashes in a row in tournaments ... hopefully this bodes with for the Black Belt Live next weekend ...

Was pleased with some of my earlier folds ... perhaps waited an orbit too many before my QJs shove ...

As usual not much inspired play to view - just card racks and suck outs - standard.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on March 28, 2011, 13:31:12 PM
Great run Louis and nice cash. Gutted you couldn"t kick on for the big money.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2011, 23:47:09 PM

Great run Louis and nice cash. Gutted you couldn"t kick on for the big money.


Some savage blows ... but it is the nature of the beast!

It buys another 6 attempts to slay it ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 28, 2011, 23:49:27 PM
Played some hilarious Omaha for a minor profit ...

$1/2 with a 40 cent ante ... heads up deep stack ... I got well ahead ... but then hit against a card rack opponent ... run to the hills ...

It was actually a six pack table ... but no takers ... beyond a fleeting cameo from an opponent who donked off $200 in about 5 mins ... not too me ... sadly ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on March 29, 2011, 03:19:10 AM
Congratulations being picked to captain one of the Scotland teams mate, agreat honour and I"m sure the teams will do us proud  8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 29, 2011, 23:43:10 PM
Very much looking forward to it ...

Good reason to dust off my Omaha boots ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 29, 2011, 23:54:54 PM
Funny gambling day to day in that I forgot Sri Lanka were playing ... I backed them at 4/1 and sold back to the market at 5/4 ... I hope they win the world cup ... but they might well just fall short ... so £193 profit very pleasing ...

Could well be time to sit on my hands until the national with these funds!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on March 30, 2011, 20:47:08 PM

Funny gambling day to day in that I forgot Sri Lanka were playing ... I backed them at 4/1 and sold back to the market at 5/4 ... I hope they win the world cup ... but they might well just fall short ... so £193 profit very pleasing ...

Could well be time to sit on my hands until the national with these funds!
L


sod that

spin it up!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 30, 2011, 21:48:10 PM
It"s the classic dilemma - take the money or sweat the final ... I used to always let these things run ... but these days I take a view.

It was great to close out Gary Anderson pre final earlier in the year.

Sri Lanka back out to 6/4 ... it"s a okay bet ... but if they lost their openers I think they would struggle ... will re ponder it.

I am liking the idea of a mega punt on the national ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 30, 2011, 23:12:27 PM
Very up and down Omaha session ... ended up -$111 ... mainly due to AAxx (doubled suited) losing to the re-raising KQ43 ... he was short enough that they had to call my re-raise ... and a start KQx flop sweep up half my chips ... oh well ... classic Omaha ...

Looking forward to finding a suitable tournament and playing it small ball ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on March 30, 2011, 23:45:55 PM




sod that

spin it up!!!!! ;D ;D ;D




I am liking the idea of a mega punt on the national ...



that took a lot of persuading ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on March 31, 2011, 21:39:42 PM
... different pots of money in my mind ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2011, 09:21:55 AM
Morning Gambles

Decided to have a little interested in Sri Lanka (1/4 of profit taken)
A little on Villa to get relegated - Houllier to fold under pressure - I would enjoy this - small bet.

Black Belt Live to follow ...

Obviously a great field - but feeling good about it - last 4 tournaments played - I have cashed - just the usual hope for cards to stand up and to have some nice match ups!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: pables on April 02, 2011, 09:31:33 AM
Run Good Louis

I
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 02, 2011, 10:00:49 AM

Good luck Louis. Hope you run good and make Day 2  :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 02, 2011, 10:17:32 AM
Cheers guys - just about to set off ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 02, 2011, 12:00:47 PM
glk
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2011, 01:51:39 AM
... quite likeing this as an update!

http://www.blackbeltpoker.com/blogs/read/356303/LondonLive/Manson-Massacres-Woodfield/?Updates=1

Of course I had AA the next hand too but no takers ...

I fuller report on Black Belt Live ... but I also had no action on AA earlier ...

I also seemed to win and lose all hands with and against flushes on endlessly paired boards so the action was not too extreme ...

63,200 vs 98,400 average 1500/3000 (400) blinds ... 81 left ... 72 paid ... FTW FTW FTW.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on April 03, 2011, 09:24:54 AM
"81 left, 72 get paid"

Can"t believe they didn"t play down to the money. That would never happen in an APAT event.  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on April 03, 2011, 09:34:18 AM
GL Louis.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2011, 09:35:54 AM
... smile

It"s a weird dynamic becuase you have two day 1"s ... hence their fear was with 39 left from day 1A was what happens if you do run the clock to 36 runners ... and then more are eliminated the next day ... who do you pay for 72nd etc ...

So day 1A was stopped 41 mins early ...

The plus side is that it is a midday kick off ... so an early bath means little of Sunday lost ... I can shopping ... that said much better to go shopping with £20k for the win ... plus another £20 for my bet on myself to win it!!

So I guess the same issue might occur for the Worlds ...

Anyway AJ for the win ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2011, 09:37:15 AM

GL Louis.


Cheers mate ... much appreciated ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: mporter123 on April 03, 2011, 15:56:55 PM
Held to Ranson

In what was like an oompa-loompa civil war, two shorties went into battle as fellow chip-strugglers Denison Ranson and Louis Manson (yes, Manson versus Ranson) locked horns. It was the latter who had far and the way of the best of it, dominating like Phil Taylor at the ockey with As-Ah versus Ad-6d. There was a minor sweat on the turn of a 9s-Th-9c-6h, but the 8h river sealed Ranson"s fate. Mason now up to 175,000.


GL Louis, TID
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:03:03 PM

Held to Ranson

In what was like an oompa-loompa civil war, two shorties went into battle as fellow chip-strugglers Denison Ranson and Louis Manson (yes, Manson versus Ranson) locked horns. It was the latter who had far and the way of the best of it, dominating like Phil Taylor at the ockey with As-Ah versus Ad-6d. There was a minor sweat on the turn of a 9s-Th-9c-6h, but the 8h river sealed Ranson"s fate. Mason now up to 175,000.


GL Louis, TID
is he still in
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 03, 2011, 17:07:18 PM

yes
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:10:25 PM
is there a link to this
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 03, 2011, 17:12:04 PM

last update was 25 left and Louis on 190k. Will try and get link for you but not sure how to post it
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:15:30 PM
we are in the same boat i don.t no iether.....tku dear
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 03, 2011, 17:18:14 PM

sorry but I think it"s crashed as so many people viewing it. I can"t get back on it now myself. If you google Black Belt Poker and click Blogs there is a live update thread on it.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:19:09 PM
tku will do....... glk later
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: duke3016 on April 03, 2011, 17:20:41 PM
BB server is struggling - overload probably
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:24:03 PM
it is.................................. tryed every link on google not one of them is working
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:34:24 PM

BB server is struggling - overload probably
give me a good movie to watch ger
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 03, 2011, 17:40:47 PM

Louis is on 224k and 24 left.

Good luck Louis  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 03, 2011, 17:42:44 PM
get in there
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on April 03, 2011, 18:27:55 PM
good luck Louis.

One time!!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on April 03, 2011, 18:33:08 PM
16 left. Louis still in.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 03, 2011, 18:34:10 PM
 
16 left, keep going Louis  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on April 03, 2011, 18:41:54 PM
Instead of clogging his blog up - shall we go and rail on this thread

http://www.apat.com/forum/index.php?topic=8472.msg139719#new

oh and come on Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 03, 2011, 20:00:23 PM
... thanks for all the good luck messages ...

Usual "requests" for nice match up and spots to shove ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Mikeyboy9361 on April 03, 2011, 21:34:12 PM
Go on Louis!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on April 04, 2011, 00:30:12 AM
Nice take Louis, shame you didn"t get further but you must be happy with your performance  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2011, 08:20:17 AM
It"s a good result ... I folded some marginal stuff that would have taken all my stack ... the antes were such that you could skim along at c10BB as long as you were prepared to steal you share ...

I got a little de-railed by a serial flat calling player behind me with me missing the flops ... I think if I hit I got all their chips but happy that I did not give mine away there.

I had the opportunity with 99 vs 743 (two hearts) to shove all in vs too flat callers (in the blinds) behind ... my continuation bet was flatted behind ... turn a T ... I can still shove this ... enough of me thoughts that had some sort of monster that I walked away ... they indicated they had 66 later on ... mmm ... not sure about that ... but a really good player so maybe ... still a horrible spot and I have lost many a time with the overpair in positions like this ...

Was I playing aggressively enough ... defo with the cards ... pleased that I rode our the delerious card dead phases ... over the two days had Aces paid three times (lucky) ...  I also had Aces not paid three times ... so very lucky to have them so many times ... but only need to be paid once more and the dynamic is totally changed and I can actually play some poker ...

Lots to think about ... and next poker outing to be planned etc ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on April 04, 2011, 11:15:36 AM
Well played Louis.  Great fun to follow APATers in other events, wish I was back for the Sunday to rail you live.

Was gutted with my own game on the Friday, so going to have to ramp up my live tournaments.  Keep me posted with what you are playing.

Won"t be long before you take one of these down, based on your consistent form.

WP
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 04, 2011, 11:27:52 AM

Well played Louis.  Great fun to follow APATers in other events, wish I was back for the Sunday to rail you live.

Was gutted with my own game on the Friday, so going to have to ramp up my live tournaments.  Keep me posted with what you are playing.

Won"t be long before you take one of these down, based on your consistent form.

WP
have to agree only a matter of time
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2011, 13:22:34 PM

Well played Louis.  Great fun to follow APATers in other events, wish I was back for the Sunday to rail you live.

Was gutted with my own game on the Friday, so going to have to ramp up my live tournaments.  Keep me posted with what you are playing.

Won"t be long before you take one of these down, based on your consistent form.

WP


This is the next face to face event I will play :
http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/festival.php?a=r&n=8513

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 04, 2011, 13:36:56 PM
glk
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on April 04, 2011, 17:47:13 PM
wd on finalling Louis, you are on fire. time to bink a win now
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2011, 18:30:18 PM

wd on finalling Louis, you are on fire. time to bink a win now


Yes indeed!

Though I am saving my luck for the Home Internationals!

There were a few marginal hands yesterday that I could have re-shoved ... but so many people eliminated doing exactly that ... wrong seemingly marginal call made ... creating big stacks for the lucky (sometimes skillful) player ... I had lots of AA starting hands ... but never his trips on my pocket pairs ...

The event made me think a lot about my game ... lots of good things ... but lots of things were it felt that there were ways to exert real pressure on good players (whereas worse players just call you because AK or top pair are unbeatable hands!)

I am still pondering this ... quite a few hands to re-run in my mind ... also pondering how many big stacks were big just because there was a massive race between two players ... one is chipped ... one has gone home ...

I was really pleased to see Peter Wigglesworth win - on my left on the table before the final table - not ideal given our stacks - but a very good player and nice guy.

Just before the final table I rather enjoyed a 1.5m pot between serial raiser and disbeliever ... they got it all in 88 vs A9 ... only one winner there ... massive call with A9 ... blinds 15/30k at the time ...

More thoughts to follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 04, 2011, 22:17:14 PM
... fired up a quick $1/2 NL session but managed only 8 hands for a $16 profit before my eyes began to swirl ...

Prime chance to donk off some $s avoid ... pleased!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 05, 2011, 21:33:37 PM
Seriously starting to think about playing the WSOP main event!

If my RT was still in operation it would have come back to about +$2k ... need to comb accounts though no point ...

Keeping the RT proved various thing to me ... poker is much hard now than it was three years ago being top!

The other was, once you add in expenses it is so hard to make any money!

I resolved to play mainly London tournaments and online MTTs, plus the APAT that worked calendar wise.

Great honour to be a Scotland captain, and will certainly play the worlds and the Pro-Am ...

But to Vegas?

A couple of the guys in my home game are playing the main event ... mmm ... just about $6000 returned on Sunday so why not just route it to "the greatest show on earth!" ... vol max ... although massive one of the softest tournaments around ... a giant Sunday Warm Up in Vegas ... feels very appealling ...

Watch this space ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 05, 2011, 22:51:42 PM
I guess I had enough luck at the weekend ... but a nasty little cash session tonight for -$210 ...

Playing $1/2 on Stars ... vs a serial raiser ... I get them nice and riled by a bluff and show ... then I raise with KJ ... standard re-raise ... which I flat ... Kh83 rainbow ... they bet with everything so I flat ... turn is a 9h  ... I totally hate the second bullet ... semi fearing the AK ... but I call ... river is Jh ... now I totally love the AK ... mmm ... he instantly goes all in ... mmm ... AK or ... has he just runner-runner flushed me in the style of Gareth Cash?

Mmm ... I have to call ... he holds QhTh for the straight flush ... OMG ... I could have tried to killed the action on the turn ... but I think this is just the cooler you have to take playing wild and loose ... smile ...

I just cannot bear to grind these days ... down sides to this approach but lots of "fun"

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 06, 2011, 18:17:46 PM
... another day ... another plan developing ... walking about in the sun pondering whether it would better to head to Vegas a bit earlier in the series and play say a $1,500 and a $2,500 event ... with whather else to fill up a week of poker ... it"s a good choice to have ...

I have booked into the Black Belt poker "Heads Up Academy" on Saturday ... 1-7pm ... what will I learn?

It is being run by Nik Persuad : "World Heads up Champion" from 28 runners & Sam Razavi 6th in the Aussie Millions and out a little before me in the weekend Black Belt ...

It will be the first time that I have been to this type of event ... and it will be fascinating to see what the value add is ... £150 ticket seems steep but if there is a piece of magic to acquire that would be cool.

How often do people really get to play heads up when it matters?

It might have been more interesting to run an "end game" session ... "make your move" and all that ...

More thoughts to follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on April 06, 2011, 19:03:56 PM
That"s a great list of reasons to avoid an event you"ve just bought into?!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 06, 2011, 20:15:22 PM
... smile ... see what comes of it ... there might be some grains of genius ... I decided I would go to the poker events/training/seminars that fall before me ... can I persuade you to come to Vegas?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 06, 2011, 21:53:26 PM
Played the Betfair $10k - 12 min levels

Out inside an hour top pair better kicker vs top pair and flush draw followed by AT vs 88 ... no help ...

Structure a bit fast really but no excuses ... no sixth straight cash ... feels weird!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 06, 2011, 23:42:19 PM
Scrapped pretty hard to only lose $125 playing cash ... mainly due to a AK into Axx hand .. turn an 8 ... vs A8 ... great ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 07, 2011, 20:11:03 PM
The tournament bite back begins ... $55 buy in $90k g"tee on Stars ... flopped two pairs vs flopped straight and out ... of course in a deeper format you find an escape from such folly ...

Maybe play some cash to soothe me ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 07, 2011, 22:33:12 PM
Cash didn"t really soothe me ... starting playing and doing badly ... then some of my mega loose play helped me get paid off ... then lost to a riverred flush ... before failing to spike the the required Ace or six with 55 into 423 ... profit of $6 and run!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 09, 2011, 05:57:50 AM
Middle of the night poker ...

Quelle Horreur : I make the over bet on the turn - get called by the gutshot who spikes : $230 pot slides the wrong way ... what an amazing call ... FTS (For the Spew)

Re-build : I have one guy on tilt : let"s see who that pays??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 09, 2011, 07:05:15 AM
... and then a $506 pot slides the wrong way for me ... I flat call with JT (clubs) ... two clubs including the Ace on the flop ...

I let my opponent do the betting ... bullet ... bullet ... and a club on the river for a flush ... bullet 3 ... I re-raise ... but he holds Q7 clubs ... and I am dead ... (-$200) ...

A pretty poor week following last weekend"s mini-triumphs ... what next?

Win the National ... standard ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 10, 2011, 23:33:38 PM
... or lose the national ...

Heads Up Poker Masterclass with Nik Persaud kinda crushed my game ... time to repair it ...

Sunday Warm Up ... a tale of nonsense ... got double up with a better kicker and then halved with QQ vs AK ... then slaughted by top pair vs trips on consecutive hands vs the same player ...

Then to the cash tables and final things going my way for a +$205 session ... it could have been a lot better ... flopped a ROYAL FLUSH ... but the extra heart on the turn killed my action ... then frop top pair on a 652 spade board ... and the 4th spade killed my hand ...

Oh well ... nice to walk away on a profit ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Quasar on April 11, 2011, 08:06:04 AM

Louis did you think the masterclass was worth the money? Did you actually learn anything or think it was a waste of time?

I"d be really interested to know as I keep thinking about attending something like this.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 11, 2011, 08:38:54 AM
... great question ... certainly not a waste of time ... but the value could come in different ways.

For me it was a little bit of a wake up call to stop playing so wildly (at times).

For the specific event - if you wanted to grind $1/2 (or below) heads up play then it would sharpen you up.

Nik Persuad is an amazing analyst of the game - though the net effect here was to make me re-consider heading to Vegas this year - maybe that will save me $10k +

A lot of MTT play is pretty automatic - but playing heads up is a great chance to hone the skills in playing marginal hands (which might be useful in the MTTs).

It got me thinking about the following:
Do I really get the most value out of every pot? - No
Do I consider properly how many river cards are actually blanks - No
Do I put the maximium pressure on people to make decisions - No

The course then went into some pretty advanced stuff with regards to using pokerstove and (premium) poker table ratings to select and destroy players by systematically analysing their games as per "jungleman" ... which at the moment I really don"t have the time to do ...

But I was really pleased to have Nik shine a light and stop me playing so automatically ... it will make me a better player (in the long run) ... so I would say yes worth the money.

Caveat - I probably wouldn"t have paid the cash had I not cashed at Black Belt Live.

As a general comment - if the pro player has a great record then probably worth the pearls of wisdom they may provide - perhaps more to follow on this.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 11, 2011, 22:53:37 PM
Nothing happening on the cash tables tonight ... -$182 ... two pairs vs two opponents ... 4 spades on the board ... mmm

Playing cash feels like an epic bouncing ball - whatever ever you do it reverts to nothing much up nor down.

There is something very appealling about bouncing balls ... smile.

I was recalling when I used to play a more grinding cash game (in easier poker times) - I never really sought weak opponents to play - maybe I should??

Need to play some Omaha again ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 12, 2011, 22:26:11 PM
Weird and wonderful cash session for -$56 ... played badly at the start but got a break catching a flush ... then AQ became a full house ... but then AJ in A88 vs 89 ... then 99 vs TT as overpairs ...

Earlier ... got a life when the stone called nuts just called by trip 9s ... very strange ... but K9 into K33 ... found KQ ... oh well ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 16, 2011, 12:30:27 PM
Solid start to the weekend ... +$160

Cash session started playing way too loose ... but tightened a little then played every hand ... to the point where my premium hands got fairly well played ... very passive table for the most part ...

Put down AK into Kxxxx (three spades) against a new player to the table who wanted all the money in the middle ... mmm

Pre-flop I had raised and they had re-raised which I had flatted ... it felt like the best I was getting was a chop ... great price to call but was I crushed?

Time to walk in the sun ...

Get ready for tonight"s action ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 16, 2011, 23:48:33 PM
Out in 23rd of 102 in the APAT Holdem ... killed in two strokes by mporter1 ... all very standard stuff ... 88 on the button I raise ... re-raised by A8 in the SB ... A on the flop ... then AQ vs JJ and no help ...

Enjoyed the play before this - played pretty loose but pretty much always ahead of average until the end ...

Omaha - fairly wild starting hands mainly stuggling - could have been more patient ...

Sunday Warm Up tomorrow ... looking forward to it ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 17, 2011, 10:58:01 AM
Morning poker : lively : Micro Profit

Fired three bullets at re-raiser with a raggy board ... and they called me down with AK ... great play ... I like hands like that ... maybe next time I will have bottom pair ... (for the terrible call!)

So many time my ultra loose play doesn"t work becase people still refuse to call my good hands ... this time called down with the naked ace!

Sunday chores - need to buy some black shoes - it"s one of the worst tasks I could have - I think the idea of buying gangster spats but they really don"t work for formal events ...

Looking forward to the Sunday Warm Up - will it fill up with all the Pokerstars Shenanigans?

Then only a short week to Newcastle ... FTW

L



Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 17, 2011, 22:45:51 PM
End of the weekend ... playing some absurd cash ... for a $200 loss ...

Earlier pretty card dead in the Warm Up ... rammed AQ into AK ... time to get head down into work again ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 20, 2011, 19:34:40 PM
The eve of the home internationals ...

I foolishly entered the APAT event - 15 min levels (a million things to do tonight) - couldn"t bear to get involved in the fold and limp fest - so instead I just about correctly folded all my draws vs the made hand on the turn ... and then got my money in good vs two runners with a full house ... but the river spiked one of the numerous options for a bigger full house ...

Tomorrow I fold the first hand earlier ... or shove it and get lucky ... Maktub ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 21, 2011, 11:49:21 AM
What could be better than sitting in 1st Class (£8 supplement - free tea and biscuits - free wifi) on the way to a poker tournament eating HAM AND EGGS ....

... answer ... winning the poker tournament ... having eaten them for fuel and inspiration ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 22, 2011, 09:50:50 AM
Day 1 - Home Internationals

Scotland "B" 54 points - England "B" are leading with 63 points - all to play for ...

Could have been a little better for some luck in running ... QQ vs 77 ... with Scouse singing for the 7 of diamonds which duly appeared for Matt McKinlay (England "B") to scythe my stack back to size ...

Next up for me, Matt in the Heads Up ...

It all goes to the MTT in any case ... it is worth an expected 66 points vs the rest of the games 68 points in total ...

Hopefully we run late and good ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on April 22, 2011, 12:00:10 PM
Good luck to your team today Louis, been great meeting you at last mate  8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 22, 2011, 22:48:58 PM
Flat Badger tonight ...

5 games into the Heads Up - On fire 4 wins and a defeat ... but Mary"s KK into Jxx vs Jx slaughtered on the river ... and an epic defeat for me vs Chris Kelly left us decently in the pack for the MTT ...

Unfortunately no dice for either of the Scottish teams ... my exit AQ vs JJ and no help ... a very frustrating MTT with AQ galore ... even smashed into AQ3 ... only to find Chris Kelly raising with 33 ... and sadly but correctly needing to fold ...

I guess a couple of weeks ago ... I am holding JJ vs AK when into the minor money at the Black Belt ... so long curves to ride these things out ...

Good competition - and a much more focussed field today - The format feels correct though maybe some tinkering with the 8-pack blind structures.

Great venue - somewhere to return to and run good ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 23, 2011, 08:18:19 AM
Saturday Morning

My hotel cannot boil and egg ... they haven"t done this for ages ... there appear to be a power struggle between the kitchen and the management ...

They can sell me all manner of things including a large or small brown (or black) comb ... how  many hotels carry a range of four combs yet cannot cook basic items??

... amazingly they can poach an egg ... though my request for a medium poached egg yesterday seemed to confuse them ... soft or hard only ... Who wants a hard poached egg? How hard is it going to be??

It"s a funny hotel ... we got a great deal ... and it has a laptop safe ... but it"s the type of hotel you only stay at once ... the plumbing features an incessant gurgle and the air conditioning sounds like a machinating metalic cow munching the wirey grass grown beneath the Angel of the North"s giant wings ...

I like Newcastle ... a dazzling display of scuttling hens leaving the casino ... a war zone of flesh ready for the battles ahead ... the battle to be coolest and chicest and to display the most skin ... I am sure there is space for a Northern version of  "The Only way is Essex" ... a modern day Byker"s Grove ... where the petals can flourish by the fog on the Tyne ...

No more poker for a few days ... my mind is released ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 23, 2011, 23:39:36 PM
Weird poker day ... lost in the $109 buy in $60k g"tee ... but bounced back with 31st of 264 of the $109 re-buy ... played the short stack well but once I got to the money I decided to get busy shoving QTs into AT ... and somehow riverred the straight ... now in decent shape ... I pick up AKo ... raiser before me ... obvious shove ... called in two spots ... and just about the dream set up AKo vs TT vs JJ ... but sadly no help ... flop QJx ... leaving me two tens ... to go into 8th place ... shooting for the $17k first prize ... but no ... $583.10 handy fodder for my cannons tomorrow ...

I played a weird style today ... not thought out ... but limping to show strength ... then betting out and showing the bluffs ... then doing it again and getting called down ... doh ... that said it was all pretty small ball ...

It really felt that was the spot to triple ... next time!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 24, 2011, 00:08:39 AM
... obviously time to spew $120 to a fish who called my $10 raise (playing $1/2) ... I hit my Ace ... but a horror flush on the board has "him" calling ... and hitting is 32s on the river ... oh well ...

Is it bed or more poker?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 24, 2011, 00:31:41 AM
... it should have been bed ... managed to lose to quads with my full house ... standard ...

Up and down the ball bounces ... what next?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on April 24, 2011, 01:27:21 AM

Saturday Morning

My hotel cannot boil and egg ... they haven"t done this for ages ... there appear to be a power struggle between the kitchen and the management ...

They can sell me all manner of things including a large or small brown (or black) comb ... how  many hotels carry a range of four combs yet cannot cook basic items??

... amazingly they can poach an egg ... though my request for a medium poached egg yesterday seemed to confuse them ... soft or hard only ... Who wants a hard poached egg? How hard is it going to be??
L


They get their eggs from the farm with the shell-less eggs??? WTF???
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 24, 2011, 21:54:32 PM
What a night ... what was meant to be an epic poker adventure cut to shreads ...

Warm Up - AK in Axx (two diamonds) flush draw shoves and hits ...

$100 re-buy - I shove with AT called by KQo and lose on the river - to be fair in this one I had chances to make earlier marginal calls on horror boards ...

Sunday Million - I catch the J Flush on the Turn - vs the Nut flush - Argh!

Time to give up (for the night!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 25, 2011, 12:51:52 PM
Reflecting on last night ... some nasty spots ... but pushed me towards doing some analysis ...

In my $215 buy in events on Pokerstars I have cashed 10 from 23 ... on the face of it that is pretty good ... and from memory only one when I crawled to the money ...

However all minor cashes ...

If we say that top 10 is a major cash and on average 550 paid ... then expectation is that I would need 55 cashes to expect a "Major Win" ... which is probably going to take 10 years given the amount I play!

On the same basis - I would need to play for 100 years to "expect" a win - Mmmm!

I am not sure to do with this info ... I can play more ... and surely I can also play better ... but in that 10 cashes there are Aces cracked inside the money, and a one outer defeat in the last 100, underlining the need to play massive volume or be very lucky in order to secure the massive win ...

... so why play poker ... is it fun ... I guess it is sometimes ... a challenge which takes my brain away from work ... but whereas you can always work harder ... but cannot stop your Aces gettign cracked by the 56s shove ... you can travel half way across the world and play for 5 days and lose a coin flip ... how many life times can you play to iron out the vol" ... feels like one might not be enough ...

I recall a chap getting to day 3 of an event and getting the money in good with AA vs another pocket pair and losing it on the bubble ... OMG ...

It terms of face to face play ... I think I am 2 from 7 cashes that would feature on the hendon mob ... same logic to apply ... At the International I am c4 from 11 ... and pretty sure most of the other exits were bad beats!

But three years of graft and I am level once you knock off the travel costs!

Lots of experience - but the VOL kills you - that is until it lets you ascend to heaven!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 25, 2011, 13:00:52 PM
Cash reflections ...

Against very good players at my home game I am plus c£2k ...

... against online players my desire to play every hand is an obvious leakage!

That said - I think playing Showbiz six pack poker is great fun when you crush the table.

This leads my to ponder an APAT cash game ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 26, 2011, 22:12:47 PM
A Royal Flush ...

... I have been in the main been avoiding news of the royal wedding ... but tonight I am watching a documentary ...

Quote

" ... like every "good" middle classed girl, Kate went to Piano lessons ..." What????

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on April 26, 2011, 22:35:04 PM

I am not sure to do with this info ... 


I"d do nothing with such a small sample size in such an event with big fields
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 27, 2011, 22:57:02 PM
I think as the sample size gets bigger the expected length of time required to cash big will increase!

I am chilling this week ... losing money on Selby ... GRRR ... no poker since Sunday ...

Had a great apple pie and custard tonight and the watched "The only way is Essex" which was totally REEM.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: VBlue on April 29, 2011, 15:49:00 PM
Interesting read on your thoughts about ironing out variance and introspection on why you play.

I have had similar questions when putting in a load of hours playing STTs only to break-even, but if you continually work on your game, then there is definitely money to be made with good game selection.

Do you play lots of different variants of poker?  I have made a concerted commitment to play STTs only with one afternoon a week playing MTTs and have found good games that I can turn a profit in.

Just my views and not meant to be teaching badger to suck eggs, if it comes across like that  :)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 30, 2011, 11:17:15 AM
I think my main aspiration is to win something big - so in that respect I have to accept a lot of volatilty.

I work say 55 hours a week, so limited time to play, hence grinding cash or STTs doesn"t really fit in.

I used to grind and spend winnings on tournament entries, which in a sense gave me a freeroll to take something down, but that is when the nature of massive fields kicks in ... so perhaps two lifetimes required to take down something huge ... at current pace ...

OR I need to attack high buy in events ... even more vol"

Next up is PKR Live VI £750+50 in London - Day 1B is May 20th, then finishes on May 22nd ... I think they are expecting 300 runners ... so £225k in the middle ... maybe 300 is a bit optimistic but a great pot ... (and I guess a great field!) ... 20,000 chips and 1 hour levels.

Take it Down!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on April 30, 2011, 11:24:23 AM
glk
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 30, 2011, 12:08:09 PM
Cheers

First mini session of cash for a week ... +$47

Sunshine calling ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on April 30, 2011, 16:45:27 PM
Mini Cash session 2

JJ into 986 two clubs ... turn is the hideous 5 ... fearing the 7 ... but I call the bet ... river is the J ... no more clubs for top set ... so I fell the need to call ... vs 77 ... mmm ... could have found the hero fold ... but -$143 for the session ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2011, 00:36:29 AM
Tempted into a late registration on the 888 $35k ... didn"t last very long ... but lead me to the cash tables ... and an epic spin up on a $1/2 table ... $146 to $1065 ... and off to bed ... sweet ... L

Well ahead playing bluff-show-crush when the key hand developed ... playing trash flopped the gut shot ... just about cheap enough to draw on the implied odds ... and the beautiful 4 appeared ... and the top set is crushed for a $888 pot ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2011, 09:25:45 AM
... the other side of the cash coin this morning for -$287 ... could have been a lot worse with the damage starting turn straight vs flush ... but then out kicked throughout the session ... could have made some hero calls ... but I think they were hero folds given the other cards that were shown down ...

Very loose table given Sunday morning and no great play ... just great cards on show ... oh well ... good weekend of cards thus far ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 01, 2011, 10:44:18 AM
Session 2 ... and the classic cash hand vs loose fish ...

All is going tremendously well vs the calling station fish ... J4 is soon a monster into JT4 ... I put in a small bet to fill the pot ... he raises ... I shove all in ... he calls with J7 ... and the turn is a 7 ... ding ding ... a $584 pot is heading in the wrong direction ... and I am staring at a -$329 session ... and back to where I started for the weekend ... super spewy call for a decent stack ... I should really re-load and battle it out ... but his number taken for future events ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 04, 2011, 21:31:55 PM
Headaches all day ... so only minor poker therapy possible ...

I have found an absurd game on 888 ... $1/$2 ... but you can only bring $10 to the table at a time ...

I am currently in for $70 ... losing every hand with the money in good ... I have $21 remaining ... it is amsuing in the same way as is a fruit machine ...

But my opponent ran away which gave me the perfect chance to semi-gift $110 on a six pack ... floating hands vs obvious strength ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2011, 01:02:33 AM
Betfair $15k - Winner! $3,601

Played okay - won my races - From about 18 out was pretty much in the zone.

Heads Up was epic - at last three hands I could have shove it all in with a pair on the flop - but against monsters which I smalled balled down!

Stayed alive - got lucky with QJ vs A5 - then made a house with J4s on the river ... whilst filling the pot gently chasing the flush ...

What next?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2011, 08:38:20 AM
Minor cash losses last night ... and minor gains this morning ... net $67 profit.

Out for dinner tonight ... maybe there is something juicy to find for a 9pm kick off??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on May 07, 2011, 09:07:20 AM
Congrats Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2011, 10:00:09 AM
Cheers Stu

Another day - and the flip side of the coin playing cash for -$307 - lost every race - Overpair to the board getting river flushed repeatedly ... I could of killed the action of course ...

Will need to find the right MTT for tonight!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Chipaccrual on May 07, 2011, 10:50:52 AM
Nice cash Louis.

Railed the heads up for a bit.  That went on for a while.   :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2011, 14:49:13 PM
Really pleasing to grind it out ... great to have the structure to support it ... on hands played would have been about 4 hours face to face ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2011, 16:43:02 PM
Not getting much love at the cash tables today ... afternoon session for -$101 ... but had an amazing min loss ... with 33 into A35 vs 55 ... who somehow failed to get the money in!?! (Ropey straight draw possible on the river)

Back to the MTTs later I think ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 07, 2011, 23:17:23 PM
Late into the $30k g"tee on 888 ... AA crushed vs 55 (spiked) and Q8 ... down to 137 chips ... but got back to c15k before A3 into AJ3 vs 33 ... cooler ... 111th of 624 ... 95 paid ... was looking good ... oh well ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 08, 2011, 01:28:48 AM
... normal service resumed ... just outside the money of a $12k g"tee ... KK vs AJs ... flush defeat ... standard ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2011, 17:13:49 PM
Cup Final Cash session ... $200 turned into $650 ... peaked at $800 ... could have been a lot better but for two river-flushes ...

Had a bet on Kenwyne Jones to score first which look promising when he was one on one ... but of course Man City good value for their win ...

I fancy (and have punted) Wigan to relegate West Ham tomorrow.

Crazy last day of the season if Wigan do get the win.

Might have to get involved in the Players Championship golf if i can work out who will win!?!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2011, 20:04:28 PM
... another mini poker session for +$40 ... but it is EUROVISION TIME

My top 4 are :

Slovenia
Estonia
Denmark
Hungary

Slovenia are 100/1 on Betfair ... or rather they were ... got to be worth a look ...

France"s song is sufficiently weird to be the favourite but 2/1 ... come on ...

Jedward second favourites ... unbelievable ... genius night ahead ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2011, 21:02:51 PM
Cash Session 3 ... +$211 ... so plus $701 for the day ... time to pause for some further Eurovision trading ...

Pretty much everything terrible so far ... totally there for someone to "steal" it from France ... which was just like a weird and rubbish version of Rhydian on X-Factor ...

Slovenia for the win ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2011, 22:02:41 PM
... so to the voting ... for me Austria was the stand out performance ... so I win most with

Slovenia ... who didn"t perform well ... mmm ... could chop it all to a profit ... mmm
Austria ... ATTACK ATTACK

Smaller trading profits on :

Hungary
Switzerland
Serbia
Georgia

It"s amazing to back and then auto lay at 20 points less for the freeroll ...

Place money on

Slovenia
Moldova - I would so love them to win it - well sort of ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on May 14, 2011, 22:06:43 PM
I"d give it to the girl from Ukraine.

Then I"d vote for Denmark.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2011, 22:17:14 PM
I also have minor trading profits on Estonia and Denmark ... nothing obviously going to win it ... mmm

Money on the exchanges for Hungary ... they are still a profit for me ... but she was pretty average so I chopped my upside ... could be an error ... could be inspired ... as the money moved onto Austria ... who are now drifting ...

Maybe I should get back to the poker tables??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 14, 2011, 23:24:41 PM
Eurovision disaster ... Azerbaijan hardly inspiring ... but with Italy coming second perhaps I should just give up completely ... smile ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 15, 2011, 12:28:25 PM
Back to the poker ... going well playing $1/2 ... standard raise to $5 from me with 66 ... player with $70 raises to $19 ... I shove all in ... he calls with A3s and spikes ... mmm ... Momentum gone ... I raise and miss for a while before leaving with a -$120 loss ...

Money on Toms for the golf who is looking good if he could make some putts ...

Feel like a low volume poker day ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 15, 2011, 22:45:14 PM
Nightmare cash session ... last hand of note QJ into Q3x ... looking better with a J on the turn ... but vs 33 ... -$265 for the session ...

Meanwhile in the golf ... +£200 whoever wins ... and +£737 if Toms holds on ...

Nobody very convincing and some brutal holes to finish ...

Tempting to close the whole bet out and take the profit ... KJ Choi looking the more resiliant??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 15, 2011, 23:35:27 PM
Crazy finish ahead ... +£465 locked up ... but best result now is Goydos to win ... 17th ... to follow ... Toms is going in the water!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 19, 2011, 04:08:27 AM
... ten hands in the middle of the night for -$70 ... King Flush vs Trash (paid) ... Nut Flush vs House ... Sighed ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on May 19, 2011, 21:37:27 PM
PKR Live time at last ... I believe 100 runners today ... a bit disappointing in a way ... one of the early front runners Andy Nguyen who was on the Black Belt Live final table. One of my "home game" players played and lost today, trashy standatd of play but you need a start to prosper ... sounds very like the start of the Betfair Live ... fingers crossed.

I am pretty sure I can be very patient tomorrow ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 04, 2011, 15:22:36 PM
Not a hand played for 2 weeks - it"s been very therapeutic ...

Last hand played AA vs AKs in the PKR Live ... 8 hours creative then solid play for this moment to go to 79 BB and attack ... it was a beautiful trap ... limping UTG ... but it blew up ... as it would ... the 12.14% shot flies in ... and I am dust ... there is nothing to say ... just the hollow feeling that you would expect 1 time in 8 with this match up.

In that sense it is not really a bad beat ... just the beating you need to sometimes expect and accept ... that said I don"t really have the time to play the "other" 7 tournaments to this spot to enjoy the flattening of the volatility.

The chance of winning three races in a row is only 12.5% ... and we are very used to that happening ... hence AA vs AKs is just the flipper ...

It was needless to say the only time my chips were at risk ... the format was excellent ... the play very variable ... it was the perfect set up.

Not sure what the next event is - I have been so head down with work - which is great: It feels like Vegas is off the agenda for this year - which is less great.

Pondering ...

Derby is always worth some fun - and I am on Pour Moi 6/1 seems fine - let"s see how it runs - I have a bad record in the Derby!

Webster in the darts at 60/1 - seems pretty big!

Might need to get some powder out for Britain"s got Talent - is there enough noise for Ronan to not win - it"s probably getting close to that ...

Now what else can I bet on?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 04, 2011, 19:39:56 PM
Pour Moi - providing me joy ... lost on two races after ... but plus £600

Webster fighting hard - so perhaps lock this back to a free-roll - very little liquidity at the moment.

Britain"s got talent - I have New Bounce w/o the favourite (and freeroll on the favourite)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 04, 2011, 21:31:01 PM
As a total aside :

The best "numbers game ever"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfa3MHLLSWI&feature=related

Odds for next Countdown host :

Terry Wogan 2/1
Rory Bremner 5/1
Michael Aspel 5/1

Aled Jones 6/1 ... How random!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 04, 2011, 22:02:22 PM
Britain"s Got Talent - Weird night I would have won a lot on New Bounce - but still a profit in trading vs Ronan who was getting way to short at 1.3 whilst votes being counted ... you fear for insider dealing affecting the odds but yet again the talent show markest polarise!

... and Phil Taylor out ... this is too good ... sitting on plus £800 for the day ... with Webster now 5/1 from 60/1 in the darts ... market"s super thin or could crystalise there too ... Game on.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 04, 2011, 22:49:38 PM
... further darting joy with Newton 9/4 vs Barny ... gimme gimme ... I think the logic will be to chop the Webster bet down for some profit but may just chop to a £1800 ish freeroll ... nice dilemma to have ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2011, 14:12:19 PM
Fancy a bit of Federer magic in the tennis today ... 12/5 seems big enough to be worth a punt ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2011, 16:11:48 PM
... was looking like an epic punt for half a set ... happily I chopped off all the down side so good luck Fed ... but NIL expectations now ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2011, 17:21:24 PM
Outrageous darts weekend continues with a correct score on Wade to win 10-7 ... crazy match ... will take the +£150 and run ...

Semi Final draw :

James Wade vs Mark Webster
Wes Newton vs Dennis Ovens

Loving the draw ... although Wade is favourite ... Wade making hard work of it ... Newton and Ovens on form ... but will they fancy the final vs the more established player??

Ovens 15/2 is absurdly good value for the title ... with a view to trade ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 05, 2011, 20:04:11 PM
ARGH!

Webster couldn"t across the line ... and never enough liquidity to lock the profit ... could have taken a few £200 out but happy to let it run ...

Wade has done me before ... great fighting spirit ... but really annoying ... I still get £315 if Ovens wins it ... and the value is there but can I really see it ... not sure I can?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 18, 2011, 21:26:57 PM
First poker for nearly a month ... kept running into hands ... before re-grouping ... but finally a buy-in lost with the classic 5 outer on the river spiking me ...

Yawning a bit ... maybe Yang will sort me out in the golf ... though I have the field vs Rory ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 19, 2011, 19:08:48 PM
... yawn again ... perhaps this blog should become called "bored by variance" ...

Today - damage done by two pairs becoming river flushed ... I managed to hold onto $70 then lost them KK vs AJ to the same player ...

I was pondering the big I-Poker qualifier on Black Belt Poker ... 30 seats for the main event ... not checked out the predicted massive overlay yet ... in days of yore would have been the biggest gimme ... sad in a way that I am looking forward to Monday morning and hammering work ...

Vegas next year? What is the poker dream now?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on June 24, 2011, 17:08:58 PM
... friends in Vegas living it up ... a couple of my friends have scored minor cashes in the World Series Events ... but it"s torture to play so many hands and then just lose a race ... hollow ...

It did however tempt me to play a little cash ... one hour later ... race lost ... two pairs crushed on the river by a 4th diamond ... second pair counterfeited soon after ... in the tiniest of tilts I bluffed away $60 ... but decided instead to drain my Betfair account and lump £350 on Nadal for Wimbledon ... GAME OVER ...

... moments later ... email arrives about some DTD Betfair event which sounded quite pleasing although clashes with APAT Scotland ... mmm ... dilemmas ...

Reading my about friends" Vegas exploits I do wonder what end game I want ... I think that the answer is to win something of considerable size and then make a speech about, however you analyse it poker its so full of luck ... that I am now retiring ...

Alt : Win the World Amateur Crown and make a speech about "great bullets dodged and hero plays" ... In a weird way I like version II better ...

Pondering ... I guess I could do both ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 08, 2011, 11:29:41 AM
Happily my calendar has cleared suitably for me to make the Scottish APAT in Glasgow ... July 30/31st.

Now back to work!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 09, 2011, 01:01:27 AM
Decent cash for 7th from 282 in the $35k g"tee $54 re-buy on Betfair ... last hand rammed ATo into QQ ... not the greatest match up ... had a chance to call for a likely race a little earlier ... grrr ... mmm ... $154 buy in ... $1,395 return ...

Earlier spewed $122 in the $22 re-buy ... very polar distributions between the two tournaments ... as I would like it ...

Gutted to run out of cards and match ups right at the end ... had led with 67 left ... and pretty much always in the top third since the JJ limp turn into gold ... with a 66 shove ... and a KTs coming for the spin.

Ran pretty good ... patience required at times ... the rest pretty standard ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 10, 2011, 13:32:37 PM
Feels like I am in the wrong country today ...

Two of my home game are through to day 2 of the Main Event in Vegas ...

I am on a train to London ... mmm

Next year ...

Decided to take a punt on Gi-Mac for The Open ... 27/1 on Betfair ... though was watching Steve Stricker on Sky last night ... imperious form with the putter ... mmm.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2011, 11:19:45 AM
Enjoying my golf betting more than my poker this week ...

Managed to lose a $400 buy in last night playing $2/$4 ... it was a six pack but all the action was heads up ... it would have been a good table to join ... my opponent pretty loose ... but managed to fold pre vs AA, QQ and AK only contributing the small blind.

Big hand 76o into 623 rainbow ... turn 7 ... all the money goes in ... vs 45o ... YES!

It"s just the classic hand.

Really up for playing cash today - but rain has stopped play - torrential rain in London - will make the golf more interesting.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 16, 2011, 23:29:28 PM
... just outside the money in $12.5k g"tee .... 33 called by A5 ... Turbo so fair enough ... and tedious all in one ...

Cash Tables??

Top set ... bet ... bet ... bet ... vs rivered straight ... -$200 ... exit ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 18, 2011, 20:54:44 PM
... golf bets blown up ... but back to winning ways on the cash table ... plus $300 after an epic triple up with 33 into K93 ... vs AK and 95o which stayed for the ride and turned a 5 ... surprising that all the money went it ... one for the lucky side of the balance sheet!

Just about decided that I will play London Calling over APAT in Nottingham ... cuts travel costs to zero.

Also getting tempted by July 23rd/24th event at the Vic - two flights £300 freeze out - total 200 runners ... just about the right amount of juice.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 18, 2011, 22:45:52 PM
... minor cash gains ... +$86 ... going great until turned two pairs vs turned straight ... tough not to pay the final bet ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 24, 2011, 12:14:43 PM
... minor tournament cash ... c20th of 317 with $26k in the pot ... called the early shove with TT ... only to find QQ behind me ... pretty annoying ... but just one of the many patterns one observes.

Minimal Poker at the moment but 2011 looking good on Betfair ...

http://www.officialpokerrankings.com/ongamepoker/MoneyBadger/poker/results/844341B3BCE046BEA497200D9F96448B.html?t=2

Has been a little cash leakage going on ... maybe a third of this.

Very much pick and choose tournaments at the moment - not really the patience for anything beyond 15 min levels - they just run to late.

As I played I watched Scottish Clans on Blighty : It"s so interesting to get beyond the caricatured view of Scottish (or any other) History ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 29, 2011, 08:09:59 AM
Rare visit to the Vic last night.

Wild £1/£2 game ... "annoyed" to only win £105 ... the table was ripe ... but the chips flew elsewhere!

Very pleased with a bottom pair call on the river versus the player to my left who had previously shown me a bluff.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 30, 2011, 22:18:18 PM
... lousy cash session ... followed up by lousy card dead tournament.

Picking up a bad "habit" of making good calls of short stacks only to get called behind by bigger hands ...

AJ vs A9 "perfect" ... but AK behind ... and of course the A9 triples up ...

Cash earlier was "hilarious" ... short stack went from $11 to $100 by out-drawing me 3 times ... wounded I am last to act with a raise and three callers ... I raise the pot with JJ ... I am promptly re-raised by the second caller ... hard to believe I am behind ... I shove ... insta called by AQo ... who of course spikes ... just a value added race but a super negative EV play from Mr AQ ... just not today.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2011, 13:35:20 PM
Sunday Sunday ... feels like a long time since I was after to sit in my reclining armchair all day and play cards ... delightful ...

First up $109 Sunday Kick Off on Pokerstars ...

Decent start KK into A high flop and won some chips shocker ...

Back to normal now ... card dead ... sitting on my hands.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on July 31, 2011, 21:54:04 PM
Delight ... pretty short lived ... the day where nothing works ... 0/3 tournaments ... a real fight to get a start then eliminated thrice but KQ calls ... once vs 66 ... fair enough ... once vs my flush draw ... fair enough ... once vs my AKo ... sigh.

Overall ... not much that could be done ... good reminder that such days come around from time to time ... slightly annoying to lose to KQ all day long ...

Poker back in its box ...

Work for a week and return to the tables!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 06, 2011, 12:13:36 PM
Lousy tournament week continued on Friday night ... Betfair $50 re-buy ...

In great shape to move 3rd but lost with JJ vs AQ vs Q5 (no comment) ... Q spike ... fought back but lost to a flopped set vs the KK overpair and then lost when turning two pairs vs the flopped set ... no escape really ...

... may be tempted tonight ... but my thoughts are heading towards DTD/APAT ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 07, 2011, 11:07:55 AM
$50k g"tee on Betfair last night ... just outside the money JJ vs AKs race lost ... just a race of course but a tedious exit .... earlier built a stack ... lost a stack vs QQ vs KJ ... and AK spiking the A vs the flopped set ... moral shove rubbish and set mine ...

Liking the look of Martin Laird in the golf as a 12/1 value shot.

Celtic to win Half Time/Full Time just under even money looks pretty good - vs a chronically bad Aberdeen side.

Not really pondered the Man City vs Man Utd game ... does it just find a way to be 1-1 at 90 mins??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 07, 2011, 13:35:18 PM
... my dislike for Neil Lennon is always growing.

Why does he think playing Stokes wide left is a good idea?

He just slows the play down and then gives the ball away.

Oh well another bet bites the dust though Aberdeen lived up to their side of the bargain but being thoroughly inept, always letting Ki and Kayal cut in.

Celtic ultra slow tempo most of the time - I dare say they will win - but really need to get Paddy McCourt on the pitch.

The match was so dire it made me think on Nigel Pepper ... defo my favourite Aberdeen player of all time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Pepper

My favourite Hearts player is Mohamed Berthe:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Berthe

I never saw him play ... he only played the once ... away to Dundee ... but my then flatmate"s description of his play was so inspirational he has to be the winner.

I have spent many years watching Dundee United so the above mitigates some of the obvious pain this has caused me.

I am thinking of the right cliche to encapsulate this Aberdeen-Celtic game ... it"s not like "watching paint dry" ... more like "watching a fence, that someone might paint, be cannot be bothered"

It"s like the Aberdeen players are made of Meccano ...

OMG I forgot Samaras could come on for Celtic - question is will be be dragging a cart behind him as usual ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 07, 2011, 14:14:23 PM
Good Grief ... Stokes steps in the box for five mins and scores ... pretty sure Celtic could and should have thrashed Aberdeen today ...

On the plus side for Aberdeen some of the late swoops by the seagulls showed reasonable pace ...

Aberdeen trying to stay up on goal difference already?

Neil McCann : Aberdeen"s performance was good (compared to last year) : Looked just the same to me : Prediction : Aberdeen will score c28 goals this year and get relegated (at last).

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Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 12, 2011, 23:12:54 PM
Betfair $35k g"tee in play ... just called with A6 vs A5 and lost to the straight on the river ... sigh ... back to 38th of 53 with 40 paid ... just under 16BB ... some luck owed!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 12, 2011, 23:49:14 PM
Pointless min cash ... 37th of 292 ... last hand A4 into KK ... no help ... L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 13, 2011, 20:20:01 PM
... some nights you just cannot win ... playing the $50k g"tee on Betfair ... KT into TT2 ... turn Q ... vs QT ...

Solution Golf bets ... Keegan Bradley for the win ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 14, 2011, 23:12:16 PM
Minor cash in Sunday Warm Up ... sigh ... QQ into KK at the end ...

+£175 on golf trading Keegan Bradley before his fall ... a solid Sunday ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 20, 2011, 20:54:28 PM
Betfair $50k ... card dead ... I patiently wait for the AA ... get it all in pre to triple up vs JJ ... but get spiked ...

Perhaps my last hand pre Nottingham??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: ck1888 on August 21, 2011, 00:05:45 AM
Pish blog..... 8)

Really looking forward to next week and catching up.

Chris.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: NewLimproved on August 21, 2011, 00:12:57 AM
Iv missed over 90 pages!
Can i tune it?... I dont think so
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 21, 2011, 11:47:46 AM

Pish blog..... 8)

Really looking forward to next week and catching up.

Chris.


Smile - looking forward to playing some great cards - currently on train to London - pondering whether I can hack another attempt at the Sunday Warm Up??

Classic Sunday - hire 3/4 movies and hope I am still alive as they finish!

Feels like an incredibly long time since last at DTD - one year ago.

Even thinking back to Newcastle and the Home Internationals seems a long time ago.

Need some Silverware ...

... and more immediately some golf bets on the go!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 22, 2011, 22:03:28 PM
Not long to go now ... two more full days of work and then off to Nottingham ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 25, 2011, 23:17:17 PM
Day 1 of Team Event.

Solid 44 points - Leaders have 55

Individually 14 points

NLHE 5th : losing AQ into Qxx vs AA and AQ vs AT in successive hands
PLO 5th : losing AAxx vs QQxx after epic card dead run

Heads Up to wins ...

Middle of the pack ... but everyone in play ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2011, 05:47:08 AM
Day 2 - No Mistakes made - but not enough to help win Scotland a medal.

NLHE 2nd : Ousted KK vs Q6s - lots of Q"s on the board
MTT : 6th : Short Stack throughtout - waited patiently - the final shove J6 into 76 - but no joy with a 7 on the flop ...

4 exits - all in when ahead - yet top individual points scorer - but 4th place and no medal.

I guess you always look to learn something from such events - there were marginal hands to play differently - but little really that I would change beyond cards standing up.

Main Event to come - who knows where my head will be for that?

Strange to be typing this at 5.40am - one tournament to bed - with another to rise tomorrow!

Interesting chat in the bar - poker hands and ranges - and the ability to sometimes get away from coolers and then come back to win.

Some talk about the structure of the event too.

In truth I wouldn"t do a lot to it - points could be tweaked and stacks made deeper - antes could be brought in earlier to create more play - but in the end Wales" MTT prowess shines through again to take down the win.

Time for bed and to dream of raising hands of all shapes and sizes!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2011, 12:27:33 PM
Next up - how to win the Main Event on 2hrs40 sleep ...

I really don"t do late nights - but good to be leaving the bar just past 5am.

Key question - Is Red Bull or Guinness the solution?

Battle plan is in place.

FTW

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 27, 2011, 22:11:18 PM
Main Event ... no joys ...

Tried to play allsorts but missed everything ... finally getting ousted with KK vs AA (JJ also folded) ... don"t think I folding that.

Great eccles cake on the way home ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 12:23:58 PM
... the Eccles cake now a faint memory ... starting to ponder the Sunday Warm up ...

Athletics betting off to a good start - opposing Farah in the 10000m - lost by a whisker - not the way I thought it would go (losing to the fast finishing Jelian) but I"ll take the money ... perhaps the pre-amble to Olympic victory ...

Next up Yohan Blake to beat Usain Bolt??? 13/1 is massive - in what should be a close race - I expect Blake will run 9.80 - so by how much can Bolt beat that??

Should be a great race ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 12:54:21 PM
WALLOP!

Bolt is the man ... look left ... look right ... then produce a massive false start!

13/1 become 1/2 in a flicker ...

+£759 on the day ...

GAME ON!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 13:14:59 PM
... okay let"s keep these things going ... Newcastle vs Fulham - correct score 0-0 ... go for a walk and come back to some further winnings ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 16:00:41 PM
... obviously betting 0-0 correct scores is an ocassional hobby ...

Hard to believe Man City were 6/4 to win at to Spurs ... a reasonable missed opportunity ... could have been closer ... Dzeko superb ... going forward City both precise and powerful ...

Had a little bet on there being a penalty in the Hearts vs Hibs game.

Pondering having a lump on Man U but 2/5 is weak (or maybe about right!)

Sunday Warm Up has just begun ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 18:36:45 PM
Sunday Warm Up ...

Great start playing every hand before trapping the now disbelivers with a set ... 37.7k vs 15.5k ... even managed to lay down the overpair vs top set for a min loss ... but back to reality with my set getting gobbled up with a set between by a 4 to a flush nonsense ... time to re-group 23.3k vs 18.6k ...

Table captaincy over ... back to the semi-grind forward ...


Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 19:00:40 PM
Break 3

20.2 vs 24.6k : 300/600 (60) : Total Runners 3130 : Left 1280 : Probably 475 paid : But amusingly you can still enter!

No pressure yet - but a shame to not have a dominate stack due to a ropey flush - I could have killled the action but I don"t think that is usually my plan.

Struggling for live sport to take in interest in ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 28, 2011, 20:13:56 PM
... and out just before break 4 ... shoving the nut flush draw with a gut shot and an overcard vs the top pair with an up and down straight draw who dwell called would have gone to 72k vs 45k average had I spiked ... blinds 600/1200 ... a big call to make ... the right shove as we approached the money ... crumbs shoved with A4 into AK ... earlier lost 99 Vs T7 to dent momentum ...

Played well - no cigar - which goes to the top pair/draw calling "hero" ... smile ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 29, 2011, 13:32:04 PM
Athletics betting ...  and another photo finish with Montsho holding on by 3 hundredths vs Alyson Felix ... both running PBs ...

A little stake money for the 110m Hurdles (men) and 100m (women) ... both tricky races to call ...

Got to go for Jason Richardson after stunning run in the Semi Finals - 2/1 looks great

ARGH - So close - will go to the judges - but a bad start and bust ... by 2 hundredths subject to protest as the winner impeded the third placed athlete ... go the stewards ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 29, 2011, 13:54:14 PM
Looking back at the hurdles ... Robles holds back and springs off the 3rd placed athlete ... surely they protest ... we shall see ...

Ladies 100m - took the epic value on Veronica Campbell-Brown at 12/1 - a valiant 2nd place to Jeter who finally wins something ... Fair play ... great last 10/15m ...

... weird to suddenly want the Olympics to role on.

Bank Holiday ... so cinema/curry/work ... something wrong in that trio ... but good to be caught up with my lack of sleep.

GAME ON.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on August 29, 2011, 17:32:28 PM
Athletics dream goes on ... obvious luck in running ... +£317 today ... Robles holds back Liu Xiang and stops him winning ... rightly disqualified but hard to see Richardson winning in a free run race ... take the money move on ...

Normally I see such monies as tickets for poker tournament but I am all pokered out for the moment ...

Looking forward to more athletics betting tomorrow though.

The odds seems to be very polarised towards the favourites and less on the current form which seems odd (but good).

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2011, 15:53:00 PM
Saturday afternoon poker ... $20+2 buy in Pokerstars event ... massive field ... made up 23s in the BB flop top pairs ... always going in with K32 flop ... vs top pair flush draw ... no hold ...

Made the ultra optimistic bet on Scotland vs Czech Repulic ... Scotland as bad as I have seen them ... but somehow ahead ... one shot ... one keeper error ... they should have scored after 5 mins ... should have had a penalty ... I cannot bet it but Czech"s are a little over 7/1 to win ... massive ... but maybe their heads will go down??

Another small stake $2 re-buy about to start ... $50k g"tee ... you start with 3000 chips ... after an hour of 5 minute levels you get a 30,000 add on ... genius ... could be lively ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2011, 19:55:50 PM
... obvious shovefest in the $2 re-buy ... approaching the money the button shove with KQ is met with A7o ...

Now to prep" for the APAT Main Event .... small field which is a shame ... the first I played of these was 236 runners ... I came 6th ... losing with AA on the FT ...

Rather enjoying the fact that my girlfriend is cooking samosas ... so good to get them 30 secs out of the pan!

Home made lamb kebabs to follow ...

Last night some epic sushi/sashimi/gyoza in a hidden gem of a Japanese restaurant near Kings Cross ... my glitz ... just great fish ...

I also bough a Raspberry doughnut Frijj Milkshake ... weird ... and spotted the legendary food item ... "****o" Hot Chilli Sauce with Shrimp and Fish ... appaarently Ghana"s Best ...

Right - see how many raising hands I can find in the first hour ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2011, 22:33:40 PM
APAT Main Event (online) ... got going pretty quickly flopping straights ... but momentum gone QJ into QJT vs JT ... ten on the turn ... and killed 98 into K9x8 vs KT ... Ten on the river ... not a night for Tens ... shame was enjoying it ...

Will no doubt get tempted by the WCOOP1 - six pack - but two day events online are surely just a bit too much.

Always weird to balance the luck which flows each way ... flopping straights ... although I have to see as reward for being happy to play trash ... get the money in good and all that ...

Oh well ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on September 03, 2011, 22:54:10 PM

APAT Main Event (online) ... got going pretty quickly flopping straights ... but momentum gone QJ into QJT vs JT ... ten on the turn ... and killed 98 into K9x8 vs KT ... Ten on the river ... not a night for Tens ... shame was enjoying it ...



Also had hearts draw Louis ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2011, 22:58:11 PM
... re-reading my exit hand ... was the money in on the flop with me ahead ... which ever way it was ... it was the ten spike killer ... I was short enough that the money was going in ... but would have beed handily placed ...

Weird to have a memory shimmer ... watching a re-run of Doctor Who ... must have an influence ...

Time is passing very variably at the moment ... feels like a long long time ago that I was at DTD ...

The blog is a strange list of beats and coolers, and loose cash play, yet if I nailed a big win it would feel I was ahead of the curve ...

One day I get to the post the big win - what then?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on September 03, 2011, 23:02:01 PM

... re-reading my exit hand ... was the money in on the flop with me ahead ... which ever way it was ... it was the ten spike killer ... I was short enough that the money was going in ... but would have beed handily placed ...

Weird to have a memory shimmer ... watching a re-run of Doctor Who ... must have an influence ...

Time is passing very variably at the moment ... feels like a long long time ago that I was at DTD ...

The blog is a strange list of beats and coolers, and loose cash play, yet if I nailed a big win it would feel I was ahead of the curve ...

One day I get to the post the big win - what then?

L


Some more coolers.....then a bigger win  ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2011, 23:07:48 PM


APAT Main Event (online) ... got going pretty quickly flopping straights ... but momentum gone QJ into QJT vs JT ... ten on the turn ... and killed 98 into K9x8 vs KT ... Ten on the river ... not a night for Tens ... shame was enjoying it ...



Also had hearts draw Louis ;)


At least my initial memory was correct ... I think the money was always going in even without the hearts ... and to be honest I hardly noticed ... so glad was I to see the raise ... it"s a classic hand ...

I wouldn"t have minded a heart - but it would have come as quite a shock - given I hadn"t noticed!

Perhaps my synapses are cracking ... another sign of my mortality ...

The first time I remember feeling mortal was after an epic night out in Birmingham ... I went to the Arsenal vs Man United cup semi-final match at Villa Park ... the one where Scholes scored a clinical finish from the edge of the box ... Arsenal were better but United were stronger (and dirtier) ... anyway Giggs was running down the wing and I was thinking not too much longer to see that .... feels like six years ago ... again time travel (or wiki) required.

So here is the question ... will there come a time when people remember their last poker hand as well as their last words when they die??

... at the moment ... it would be an amusing tale of getting the money in good and then forgetting what happened!

Maybe I should play one cash hand at least!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 03, 2011, 23:33:55 PM
Mini cash session ... lost 80 Euros ... last hand AA vs xx aipf ... as it should be ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2011, 09:59:01 AM
Scotland 2 Czech Rep 2

True the ref had a mare - but his biggest mistake was not giving the Czech"s a penalty in the first half - it was 100% stonewall .... which sets up the classic soft penalty ... so when you dangle your foot in and miss the ball late on we"ve all seen them given ... Then Berra up to the other end and a penalty claim that you would never want given against you ...

Scotland can still make it - but given how badly they played they will need to do a lot more to beat Lithuania who won in Prague.

Prague is the key to the group - Craig Levein decided to play 4-6-0 - just after Lithuania has won there - why??
There is no answer just a 1-0 defeat.

Yesterday"s we were outlplayed and scored with our first shot - which the keeper should have saved. So we get out of jail at the end of the first half, and get put back in jail at the end of it.

Kenny Miller and Scott Brown both booked for pointless challenges - and both suspended.

Too much moaning - not enough playing ...

Athletics ... Triple Jump should be great ... pretty open in my opinion.

Phillips Idowu 2.4 - best jump on world lists : 17.59
Nelson Evera 5.1 - 17.31
Christian Taylor 6.2 - 17.68
Alexis Capello 6.2 - 17.68

Christian Taylor a fabulous bet at those odds - he"s jumped further than Idowu this year.

He also has a 17.80 just over the max wind speed +2.3m/s

Annoyingly a couple of the minor player could be villians in this analysis so a few pounds on

Sheryf El-Sheryf 17.72 this year
Fabrizio Donato 17.73 this year - (Indoor)

Why not another huge jump from the blue?

Good luck to Phillips - but odds way too short ...

Channel 4 - Analysis - Do you think if Phillips can jump 17.50m then he will win? A :YES : ???

For me 17.70m required so wide open.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2011, 10:13:49 AM
... also fancy Koech as a value bet for the 5000m ...

Marah 2.56
Lagat 2.58
Koech 11.5

Gimme Gimme.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2011, 12:28:10 PM
Fair play to Mo Farah ... I love his expressions ... like he is possessed by happy spirits ...

Christain Taylor finds an insane 17.96m to go way odds on vs Phillips who is jumping tremendously too 17.77m ... time to lock up some profits at 1/10 ... ding ding + £1000 on the Triple Jump ... regardless of the result ...

Good analysis from Moorcroft ... great chance for double gold for Farah at the Olympics.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2011, 12:54:54 PM
Bonker"s Bet to end ... Trinidad and Tobago to win the Men"s 100m relay ... it will take two batons to fall and/or disqualifications ... but why not??

Great Championships ... for GB ... and betting ... almost rude not to play the WCOOP 1 ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2011, 13:09:22 PM
Insane relay race -  stockcar racing and a world record - as a crazy betting aside I took France to win without Jamaica last night - and no liquidity to get rid of the bet - Athletics I run good ...

Ages since I enjoyed the World Championships - will miss them - need to work out the Rugby World Cup now.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 04, 2011, 14:29:02 PM
It would be wrong to not have a crazy golf bet running ... so Jason Duffner (3 behind) to win the Deutsche Bank at 47/1

I have my custard tarts and red bull ready for the WCOOP1

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 11, 2011, 17:45:21 PM
WCOOP 21 ... damage done AK vs AQ all in pre flop ... and then eliminated 44 Vs AQ - Queen on the river ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 17, 2011, 12:05:25 PM
Saturday project - to sat into the WCOOP38 $530 Heads Up ...

First Sat attempt went nowhere - nut flush draw shove vs a pair - fair enough ...

WCOOP38 is a two day event ... so amusingly my next attempt (in play) is a 4 max turbo re-buy.

Woke up with the £500 + £50 European championship event in my mind (at the VIC) - 3pm kick off - would be great but also pretty slow moving ...

I guess it still might happen!

Let"s see how the sat goes ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 17, 2011, 21:54:17 PM
... so I made it to the show ... following a crazy $5 re-buy 4 max Turbo ... then played the better poker for 90 mins versus a guy with a great Pokerstars record ... then got it all in with trips vs all the draws on the turn ... and perhaps predictably dead ... the 30% shot always wins ...

Played some super loose cash for + $260 ...

Then played some super loose stuff in the APAT ... but went fishing for half my chips with a massive drawing hand which could have been shoved ...

... and then shoved with a massive drawing hand ... correctly called down ... and I missed ... fair play of course!

Level for the day ... back to the cash tables ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 18, 2011, 09:17:46 AM
... a little more cash profit playing $2/$4 ... I guess it make WCOOP 40 look appealling ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 20, 2011, 18:30:22 PM
... wow the weekend seems so long ago ... I ended it with a pretty negative cash session ...

2nd hands in AA vs 65 in the blinds flop 65x ... sweet/sour.

Then shoved AT back into KK ... all six handed ... but some of the losses could have been mitigated ... I believe.

Not sure what is next - need sleep more than to sit at a card table - Guess online at the weekend or maybe a blank??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 22, 2011, 01:06:25 AM
Betfair $35k g"tee ... $39,300 in the pot ...

Exit hand QQ vs AT all in pre flop ... flop TTx ... OMG!

8th of 288 - could have been a lot better - $1075.55 from $154 stake - handy but frustrating ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 23, 2011, 08:43:59 AM
Betfair $35k II - 2nd of 293 for $6,438.50 - not amazingly pleased about my heads play - could not get control of the ball - so how can you score?

Epic match ups in the money : AK vs QQ v AQ & AQ vs JJ vs 88 - but my money in first ...

Final Table "epic" call downs with a weak top pair and third pair vs the Aggro brothers ...

Roll up ... roll up ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 24, 2011, 08:30:10 AM
Match ups ... smash ups ... played a little cash ... JJ vs KK, 55 vs AK, AQ vs AK ... no help ... just like slinging a red bouncy ball into an elastic room and watching the walls pulse like fruit machines ...

Breakfast 1 : Vegetarian Samosa + Chocolate Trifle

Breakfast 2 : To follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2011, 08:51:29 AM
Scotland vs Argentina : I thought it would be more even money so I am pot committed to have a gamble on Scotland : Rare event - let"s hope it is a good start to the day.

I am pretty sure the Argentine"s won the battle of the anthems - great violining.

Scotland"s polished Flower of Scotland sounding a bit ridiculous ... I am not a fan of The Corries "hit" ... I would be more up for a bit of Scotland the Brave.

Extract

Far off in sunlit places,
Sad are the Scottish faces,
Yearning to feel the kiss of sweet Scottish rain.
Where tropic skies are beaming,
Love sets the heart a-dreaming,
Longing and dreaming for the homeland again

The celebration of rain - dubious

Albeit it might help the Scots in this tawdry struggle ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2011, 09:21:48 AM
Half Time

Scotland 6 Argentina 3

Odds have been turned around - Scotland have had all the possession but a dozen turnovers!

Evans and De Luca great - but wasteful at the breakdown.

Argentina to tire at the end - a case to chop the bet back - but will let it run.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2011, 10:28:45 AM
... good grief ... chopped the bet at it got tenser ... and very nearly took the 16/1 on Argentina when Scotland went 12-6 up ... it"s just a try and conversation ... not unheard of ...

Far too many mistakes - Chris Paterson - so often the hero particularly guilty at the end.

So are Scotland really going to find a way to beat England??

So rugby over - I lose control of the TV - Fat Families : Second Helpings - OMG - If you lose weight you can ride on a horse - It"s a different world - It seems like a great incentive to put weight on ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: ian.ski309 on September 25, 2011, 10:55:47 AM
What a dramatic last 20 minutes !

So assuming that the Argies do the necessary, Scotland have to beat England by about 40 points - is that right ?  :o
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: George2Loose on September 25, 2011, 11:06:38 AM
Gsop and wcoop tonight louis?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2011, 13:04:38 PM
The GSOP just runs too late - albeit very tempting!

WCOOP 60 - I think I will play the 3pm kick off : 3am to bed is not is disaster if I am lucky enough to make day 2.

What are you playing?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 25, 2011, 13:33:29 PM

What a dramatic last 20 minutes !

So assuming that the Argies do the necessary, Scotland have to beat England by about 40 points - is that right ?  :o


As I understand the bonus points rule Scotland would have to score 4 tries or more and win by more than 7 points - it is not going to happen ... (but they could in theory win 20-12 with 4 unconverted tries and knock England out) ...

Scotland blew it today - so many errors in the first half - and pathetic tackling at the end as their player danced through ... super annoying ... surely the conditions favoured us ... with similar conditions I would expect it to be close versus England but Cueto/Foden/Ashton/Tuiliga have too munch punch ...

Today felt very like the Scotland 6 England 9 - 1991 World Cup game - albeit Scotland had a much better team then - I dropped two pints of beer that day - one hit the ground so square that the liquid flumed up and hit me in the face.

Scotland have lacked any real explosive powers out wide for a long time - galling to watch.

Not enjoying Andy Robinson comments - 30 seconds of madness cost us - weak - 12 turnovers in the first half cost us - get the basic right and capitalise when you have the chance - don"t leave it to a coin flip etc ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on September 26, 2011, 08:26:23 AM
Totally agree with your take on it, we were sluggish at best against a very ordinary Argentina team who got way too much respect. We should"ve kept the ball better and had more meaningful drives. Poor kicking and a poor performance punished us in the end.

We"re having our Glasgow Live event on Saturday and a few of the team are planning a liquid breakfast beforehand in Walkabout to watch this. I fear sad humiliation tbh so will probably just accept a longer lie-in, maybe just watch it on the box before heading out to the poker game.

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 30, 2011, 16:45:16 PM
Played a pretty odd £1/£1 game at the VIC last night.

Table seemed to be a spill off table with generally no good players on it - lots of people arriving with micro stacks on the spin up ...

I was pretty card racked up so pretty quickly +£400 where I stayed before the epic £40 taxi home ... pleasing entree to the weekend.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 30, 2011, 19:57:44 PM
Betfair $40k g"tee tonight : $50+4 re-buy : First time in a while a Betfair g"tee has gone up!

In non-turbo tournaments have made the money in the last three tournaments played - would be nice to make it a 4-timer ...

Vic was jumping last night with the EPT in town ... an asburd £5/£10 PLO in play with a couple of £20k stacks ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on September 30, 2011, 21:39:27 PM
No joy in the Betfair event tonight ... money in good vs fish on the turn ... two pairs vs flush draw ... which of course spiked ... sigh ... would have been well above average ...

Will take the early poker night and run ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 01, 2011, 09:26:50 AM
Rugby weirdness ...

Woke up thinking Scotland need to score 4 tries!

(Correction "only" an 8 point win)

Half Time

Scotland 9 England 3

Match Odds

England 1.88
Scotland 2.52

Knife Edge stuff - GAME ON!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 01, 2011, 10:18:01 AM
Summary

Scotland need to learn how to score a try.

Tries versus (England + Argentina + Georgia - NIL)

England just waiting for a good team to beat them.

Sigh!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: ian.ski309 on October 01, 2011, 10:35:27 AM

England just waiting for a good team to beat them.

L


The game was so ugly, so tense.

Come on Georgia !
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on October 01, 2011, 10:37:37 AM
great performance by scotland but vey predictable result in the end.

good to see the minor nations inflicting a bit of a bloody nose.

agree that England can"t win this
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 01, 2011, 12:49:46 PM
Okay performance from Scotland - they lost vs the feeble England.

England summary so far :

Mike Tindall goes to NZ on the pull
Wilkinson can only score with his favourite (remote control?) ball.
Stevens and Cole are completely hopeless in the Scrum
Moody isn"t really match fit

Where are the leaders?

Good impact players - but no platform.

Scotland - decent platform - no impact players.

Ireland for the win.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 01, 2011, 15:35:29 PM
Lazy Saturday ...

Watched the film "Source Code" staring Jake Gyllenhaal who looks rather like Gus Hansen.

I have not seen Gus play a hand on TV for ages.

Film is great - a genre I usually hate - but it lured me in and the end is crisp enough to leave me happy.

Looks like GSOP Event 8 is the winner tonight - 7pm kick off - 15 min levels - better go and find some Red Bull ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 01, 2011, 23:26:50 PM
Late night races ... JJ vs KQ ... King on the river of course ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 02, 2011, 08:47:04 AM
Sunday - Looks like a working day!

Poker might be over for the weekend - bad beats and bad calls rewarded - momentum clipped.

Might get some juice back on the Prix de L"Arc : Miruno D"Amour.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2011, 22:05:20 PM
Always pleasing to punt a well drawn Greyhound.

Aero Majestic an excllent trap to line win at 3/1 in the St Ledger.

Such an epic journey to Wimbledon from North London - 1 hour on the tube/train plus a mini taxi ride to the track.

Back in the day I used to watch the greyhounds at Powderhall in Edinburgh - Closed

Then Walthamstow - Closed

Maybe best I stay away - but very tempted to buy a Greyhound when I live nearer a track and have more time to follow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2011, 22:10:59 PM
Greyhounds profits ... next stop the darts ...

Gary Anderson - reasonable value at 6/1 - lost an epic QF to Phil Taylor last year.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 04, 2011, 22:43:07 PM

Greyhounds profits ... next stop the darts ...

Gary Anderson - reasonable value at 6/1 - lost an epic QF to Phil Taylor last year.

L


Bit of an epic 1st round - but the wrong result for me - format allows for it - Ritchie Burnett played well - sigh!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 05, 2011, 21:14:43 PM
Darts Trivia on Wikipedia ...

"Outside darts he makes and tests slings for chemical offshore companies as he is only a part time darts player."

Who?

A: John Henderson

Amazingly if you type this quote in google - you get a stream of almost identical cut and paste articles across the net.

I like the idea of making and testing slings ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Pears27 on October 06, 2011, 09:02:24 AM
Wouldn"t it get annoying having to break your own arm all the time? ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 06, 2011, 13:53:01 PM

Wouldn"t it get annoying having to break your own arm all the time? ;)


Good one ... Are you in London today ... I am snowed under and ill ... so no poker for me I am afraid ... well unless it is the $50+4 re-buy on Betfair??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 08, 2011, 18:15:28 PM
Scotland 3/10 in Lichenstein has to be one of the worst bets ever ...

I would so love to go to Poland/Ukraine to watch Scotland and I think Scotland might scrape home tonight but the odds are shocking ...

Very nearly sold my Ireland bet in the Rugby this morning ... Wales were mighty ... Ireland ... mini ... Wales won easily playing 8 out of 10 ...

Hard to see France betting them - England were attrocious in the first half today - decent in the second half.

I remember being in Tokyo years ago with a Welsh Friend when Wales won the Grand Slam for the first time in ages ... this time we will be in Sydney whilst the final is being played ... would be a great omen ... that was a good night in Tokyo!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 09, 2011, 18:35:56 PM
Sunday Warm up ... exit TT vs 66 aipf ... sigh ...

Didn"t play well - but you need that to stand up.

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 29, 2011, 02:43:51 AM
Just about a poker free zone for the last three weeks ...

First big holiday for 2+ years : Sydney - Melbourne - Kuala Lumpur : Sweet

Melbourne drew me to the Crown for one mini cash session.

It"s a pleasing card room - and interesting cash games - I played on a $2/$3 Turbo table.

Max sit down an odd $200, only 30 seconds to act.

I lost $26 including charges ... the classic table with a lot of easy money but it all went to one player who card racked it from $180 to $1280 is about 40 minutes ...

It all started with a flopped straight versus a guy who thought he had a house - in fact the classic three pairs - what an epic donation - actually to someone else but he then spewed the rest of his $400 stack to the rack.

It makes me think of the Aussie Millions - perhaps not too realistic calendar-wise.

It also makes me think of playing more cash games.

Fox Club only 35 mins on the tube from home - they have been plugging their "Big Game" - £2/5 - capped rake at £5 a hand ...

I am back in the UK on November 1st - London Calling event on Saturday/Sunday - £500+40 - 20,000 chips - 45 minutes - let"s see where my sleep pattern lies??

2012 looks like being less poker - higher stakes - great mixture - volatility maximiser.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on October 30, 2011, 03:17:52 AM
I was thinking about money today ...

... which led me to the following:

"With the extension of sterling to Ireland in 1825, the Bank of Ireland began issuing sterling notes, later followed by other Irish banks. These notes included the unusual denominations of 30/- and £3."

I am pretty keen to get hold of a £3 note ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 01, 2011, 01:26:27 AM
No further poker but did visit the Genting Highlands Casino yesterday ...

First time I have taken a cable car to a casino ... very gorillas in the mist ... minus the gorillas ...

Played mini-dice for a profit ... then a couple hands of Blackjack ... hand 1 doubled with 11 versus a 4 ... spiked a 7 ... dealer made it to twenty ... hand 2 ... 18 vs 20 ... did not feel the love ... moved to roulette ... no love either but relatively small social stakes ... minus a dinner out perhaps ...

So here I sit in Kuala Lumpur Airport pondering if I return to the Fox club on Saturday for the London Callling £500+40 event ... I think it is true to say I have only been there twice ... Final Table plus AA vs AK aipf defeat ... tempting.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 05, 2011, 05:08:45 AM
Ping - I am wide awake at 5am - how convenient ...

It"s doesn"t feel like I will be playing London"s Calling at this rate.

The nocturnal element of poker is a major negative for me.

Got back to the cash tables last night - played badly then well for a profit and then got slaughtered firstly flush into full house on the river, and secondly trips into a nut flush on the river. I let people get there - I was greedy - but sometimes one needs to be greedy in order to get fat.

Disappointing return - a couple of MTT defeats too - GRRR

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 06, 2011, 08:35:25 AM
APAT - 2nd

Got the chips in good for the win A5 vs 94 - but no dice.

Would have been an epic win - middle section on the tournament was the best I have played for so long.

Early phase was interesting too with me looking to play as many hands as possible - then fully rewarded with a T8s flopped flush.

Massive stack created in two hands versus Richard Baker - Early position as chip leader I elect to limp AA - no raisers and a multiway pot ... could be trouble until A66 flops out ... WOW ... I check and Richard"s all in following an initial bet has the work done for me ... savage exit for Richard holding 62o.

Moments earlier I bought a decent pot with a micro bet with 22 as the underpair - these things don"t always work!

So seven players left - and more than half the chips with me.

I have been waiting for this ending for sometime - very happy to play relative small ball and look to pick people off.

Of course the cards still need to stand up - three players out I lose AJ vs A5 for 75-80% of the chips in play - so once we get to heads up an epic grind required.

A5 vs 94 for the win - not a chance - its only 60/40 - but post grinding it feels massive.

Mini card dead phase thereafter and increasing blinds means its QJ vs 33 for firm control - but no help for me!

I could have picked a different showdown spot but much prefer QJ type hands to A2 for your life.

Some promising play - but much easier to build momentum once the card rack has helped build the stack.

What next?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on November 06, 2011, 09:19:30 AM
Nice play Louis, looked like you were dominant from a fair way out so unlucky not to get the win but still a good result for fairly small buy in  8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 06, 2011, 09:27:31 AM

Nice play Louis, looked like you were dominant from a fair way out so unlucky not to get the win but still a good result for fairly small buy in  8)


Cheers mate - Was playing the $60k g"tee on Betfair too - lost 333 vs 888 early on

Not sure what I will played today - perhaps nothing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 06, 2011, 11:14:08 AM
Heads up - $100+8 on Betfair.

Epic battle - lost A5 vs J5 : Decided to play more of these current score 2-2.

Been playing well A5 hold for just about all the chips for 3-1 - annoying.

Aside - Having a lump at Wolves vs Wigan - Just over Evens.

Are Wigan not the side who cannot score nor defend - looks like a weak combination to me.

X-Factor - often the backdrop to Saturday and Sunday night poker!

Marcus Collins will win it - just over 3/1 Favourite : He can sing and dance - which as far as I can see nobody else in the competition can - lump.

Tonight"s eliminations - surely Frankie Cocozza has to be first out - he cannot sing or dance - just over Evens.

It would be good to gather monies on the above.

Getting very tempted to play the GUKPT Main Event in London - no travel costs - "just" a £2,500 +125 ticket price.

Dec 1st-4th - two day 1"s - last year 207 runners - just shy of £145k first prize - would come in handy.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 06, 2011, 13:41:44 PM
Betfair trawling - I "discovered" that I had bet on Motherwell to finish top excluding the Old Firm in the SPL at 6.2/1 at the start of the season.

Smallish bet but very pleasing - especially if they get a result vs Celtic today.

I love it when I watch Celtic play - Samaras the Oil Tanker a particular highlight.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on November 06, 2011, 16:50:09 PM

Betfair trawling - I "discovered" that I had bet on Motherwell to finish top excluding the Old Firm in the SPL at 6.2/1 at the start of the season.

Smallish bet but very pleasing - especially if they get a result vs Celtic today.

I love it when I watch Celtic play - Samaras the Oil Tanker a particular highlight.

L


That"ll be rhyming slang I assume  :D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 10, 2011, 22:53:50 PM


Betfair trawling - I "discovered" that I had bet on Motherwell to finish top excluding the Old Firm in the SPL at 6.2/1 at the start of the season.

Smallish bet but very pleasing - especially if they get a result vs Celtic today.

I love it when I watch Celtic play - Samaras the Oil Tanker a particular highlight.

L


That"ll be rhyming slang I assume  :D


Samaras is just the slowest forward in the world.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 10, 2011, 22:58:32 PM
Busted out of the Betfair $40k g"tee approaching the money my AT squeeze called by KJs - pretty pathetic call on the whole ... but only one winner there ...

Early night is good news - but was looking like I would be in good shape for another decent cash which would have been better news!

Played a slightly crazy version of a limp/super aggressive type - It was going well until a nasty little jack spiked me.

Oh well.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 12, 2011, 08:44:07 AM
Friday night poker ... decent cash progress until the ultimate smasher QT into TT3 vs 33 (big stack who has hit everything) ... Decent profit into loss in a flash.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 12, 2011, 12:43:31 PM
Saturday morning poker - and it"s the double cooler :

89o hammers into TJQ vs AKs.

I will take it as a sign that I should be doing something else with my weekend!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 19, 2011, 09:05:24 AM
Friday night cash much better this week - missed all my draws to go -$250 - played super aggressively to get to +$561 -retired at +$307 : Very volative duel with other super aggressive, $1/2 with $1,600 between us makes for some very interesting poker but I got never fished out the hand to smash their stack over.

Ding Ding - Round 2

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on November 19, 2011, 13:59:04 PM
Anything special planned for the pending 100th page Louis?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 19, 2011, 14:29:16 PM
There is nothing planned - but I guess I could take down the Sunday Warm Up tomorrow??

Last week 58th of 3700+ runners QQ vs AA and 44 vs KJ at the end.

Played some further cash this morning - wiped out last night"s profits - mostly vs card rack fish but I could have saved $100 by tightening up just a little.

Bet on Arsenal to draw at half time/win at full time - have taken the profit out : At kick off 9/2 seemed mighty big.

Won some money on Gary Anderson the other night - 10-3 vs Wade

Have a chunk on Federer to win the O2 Tennis - 2/1 very decent - though Berdych - mega value at 23/1 - Beat 3/1 Murray fair and square last week.

Pangs that it would have been good to be Stateside this weekend - timings impossible as just back from Australia/Malaysia - sounds like it is blasting into orbit.

There is a sweet £600+60 side event at the Vic next week - so I guess I will focus on that pokerwise.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 19, 2011, 14:59:29 PM
Yawn - KT into TTxxQ vs QQ - you milk the hand and then the bucket falls over - milk everywhere.

Next stop - The Warm Up.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 19, 2011, 22:21:30 PM
99 pages in - Time for a mini reflect on where my game has gone.

It"s got better - but pretty much at even speed with across the board improvement in the play of other people.

MTT"s - I have an improving plan but yet to win anything big.

STT"s - Too boring to play

Cash - I am a small net loser due to my desire to play super aggressive - I can tone it down but then too boring to play online.

There was a time I would win at cash and buy tournament tickets - given infinite time I think that would be the plan ... But normally Poker comes after 60+ hours work and say 50 hours sleep ... Not much grind time.

Earlier in the year I did a masterclass with Nik Persaud on cash play - Amazing player - made you realise how crushed you would be playing cash versus top players.

So the non-existent grind time could become study the game time but that would be too boring at the moment.

So it"s MTTs all the way ... Most will be online but any mid range London two day events should be in target too.

Vegas - Is it going to happen this year?? I hope that it can ... My game is so much better then when I last played there ... That said I only played one MTT ... Something like AT called by KJ ... Not that short ... Sigh.

So 2012 is to be the year of the first $10k cash ... and then quickly something bigger ... Well so the plan runs ...

Before we get there next up, the Vic for a £600+60 event ... Win that set new targets for next year!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 20, 2011, 16:12:15 PM
Sunday Warm Up has just begun ...

Fancy a Gary Anderson steamroller in the darts. 16-4 or 16-5 (29/1 and 18/1 respectively) ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 20, 2011, 18:00:48 PM
Gary Anderson stumbles out of the traps to trail 6-10 ...

Wakes up and wins 16-11.

Almost feel obliged to have a go on him a 11/2 to oust Taylor tonight - Value bet - if he flies out of the traps.

That said Taylor was immense this afternoon - especially on the doubles.

Warm Up - yet to warm up - still breathing though.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 21, 2011, 08:33:40 AM
Well Gary Anderson flew out of the traps but was quickly gobbled up but the rampaging Taylor ... I will take that one one the chin and smile.

Warm Up - short stacked for most of the 3.5 hours I played after house into quads - I finally choose to shove 33 into AA - so for the second week running I found the Aces.

My head a little in VEGAS with the APAT tour - just about resolved to get back out there in 2012 albeit maybe earlier in the year.

Monday morning to deal with first!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 21, 2011, 22:57:06 PM
Another day - another shove into AA - this time in a six handed turbo with A9 getting towards the money ...

Powder dry until the weekend - have decided to play the £600+60 at The Vic - 10,000 chips - 40 min levels - perhaps a little quick - but will suit my current game!

Will be interesting to see how many runners they get ... last year a comparable event got a meagre 65!

Would settle for 100 runners - and a shoot at £18k ish.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 26, 2011, 13:34:47 PM
Pretty pleased with this :

"Have a chunk on Federer to win the O2 Tennis - 2/1 very decent - though Berdych - mega value at 23/1 - Beat 3/1 Murray fair and square last week." Federer a bit less than 1/2 Berdych 9/1.

Even more pleased to be heading to the Vic for their £600+60 side event today - I think 100 runners is widely optimistic - but let"s see what happens!

Time to take something down.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 26, 2011, 19:46:20 PM
GUKPT side event - Early exit (Level 3) - QQ as over pair vs flopped set - It"s standard and annoying - but on balance I could and should have got away with at least some of my chips ...

Elements of my early play was pleasing - set up a maniac image in order to get paid later - but this makes the overpair very hard to fold!

Only 59 runners - I was about 10th out - doesn"t feel I gave it the maximum chance - albeit if you think you are ahead I think you have to get the chips in and force the hard (or in this case easy) decision!

Feels like a super damp squib as an end to face to face poker in 2011!

Now home - just in time for Betfair Grand Prix - and could have been out turning trip 8"s with 86 - river is a 3 - checked to me I bet - flat called by 83 for the rivered house - pretty hard to see how I was going to fold that one too! But instead I have a life!

However it"s not a long life - TT I raise the two limpers flat called by KT - flop is three clubs - villian puts in a micro bet -ahh the day of the over pair - I shove - called by the King flush draw (I had the ten of clubes) which duly spikes and dead.

I guess lots of time to ponder my attack on the Warm Up tomorrow!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 26, 2011, 22:06:28 PM
Of course - always one more tournament and one more way to lose - QQ vs AK about half way through the Betfair $30k g"tee ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on November 27, 2011, 17:42:37 PM
Haunted by Queens ... this time in the Sunday Warm up ...

I limped under the gun with QQ - 5 players - not great but flop in Q87 rainbow - I bet and get one caller.

Turn J - I bet
River K - I bet and am committed - vs the inspirational AT

It"s a pretty hopeful call with three to act after with AT on the flop.

If anyone else wants to dance then I very likely get fully paid - but as it is bad calls are very well rewarded with the fishy straight on the river ...

A weekend to consign to the memory and file - QQ horror show.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 04, 2011, 22:30:42 PM
Just a late night turbo AK vs 88 and out ... not sure what is next in the poker calendar??

I am minded to play the Genting Poker Tour next year - so that would be Feb 3-5th.

I am sure some online poker before then but doesn"t seem to be much that fits face to face before the Genting.

There is a Betfair Live Feb 17-19th : $650+50 (Fox Poker Club - London)

Genting II - Southend : Mar 30th - April 1st

These gaps seem too big!

I am sure that a plan with emerge ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 09, 2011, 18:45:32 PM
Friday night starts with the $10k g"tee SH deepstack on Betfair.

Level 1 AA vs KK double up ... pleasing ... all down hill from here I guess ...

Main event tonight will be the $40k g"tee ($50 re-buy at 8pm)

Masterchef on the TV - last of the wild livers!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 09, 2011, 21:44:04 PM
Running pretty well in the $10k ... 15th of 30 left inside the money.

In the $40k ... consecutive hands lost AKs vs A2 and 99 vs T9 ... out ...

Meanwhile it is Live Swearing in the Mosconi Cup ... Needle central ... rare to see/hear these days.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 09, 2011, 21:59:22 PM
Watching your game now mate, 11/22 :) Nice 2.4k up top. Gl Louis
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 09, 2011, 22:23:17 PM
Loved the 89 FH and Q Flush to get your stack up to 90k, nice work mate, keep it running  8)

7/13
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 09, 2011, 22:55:13 PM

Loved the 89 FH and Q Flush to get your stack up to 90k, nice work mate, keep it running  8)

7/13


Cheers mate : 5/7 - but 32 BB - good poker ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 09, 2011, 23:01:02 PM


Loved the 89 FH and Q Flush to get your stack up to 90k, nice work mate, keep it running  8)

7/13


Cheers mate : 5/7 - but 32 BB - good poker ...


Yeah still going well Louis, plenty of play left  8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 09, 2011, 23:27:45 PM



Loved the 89 FH and Q Flush to get your stack up to 90k, nice work mate, keep it running  8)

7/13


Cheers mate : 5/7 - but 32 BB - good poker ...


Yeah still going well Louis, plenty of play left  8)


Plenty of play but not luck ... managed to only lose 1/3 of my stack with a mid flush vs nut flush ...

Then got them in QJ into Jxx vs AK large stack ... calls for "value" and spikes ... sigh!

6th of 228 for $526.57

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 09, 2011, 23:36:17 PM




Loved the 89 FH and Q Flush to get your stack up to 90k, nice work mate, keep it running  8)

7/13


Cheers mate : 5/7 - but 32 BB - good poker ...


Yeah still going well Louis, plenty of play left  8)


Plenty of play but not luck ... managed to only lose 1/3 of my stack with a mid flush vs nut flush ...

Then got them in QJ into Jxx vs AK large stack ... calls for "value" and spikes ... sigh!

6th of 228 for $526.57

L


Very unlucky Louis, nice play losing the min with that flush v flush at the FT. You got them in ahead mate and can"t really ask for more in that spot. Nice play mate  8)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 10, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
Played well - was feeling like a great chance of top 3 at least - first poker for a week felt in the zone.

Of course some luck in running earlier - but not by out-drawing people except the following hand

I raise with 76 of clubs - I get min raised by a short stack - I have to call.

Flop is 6 plus 54 of clubs - I check call the short stack who has AA - ahead but with only a 34% of winning the hand!

I spike a 6 on the river to win.

I also flop an invisible full house with T8 and a set with T5 ...

Making great progress with general small ball betting of trash at the moment - lose small - win big.

Once the stack is built can either attack or look to tighten a notch to pick people off.

Last hand 75/25 when the money flies ... if it holds I am gunning for the win.

Not sure what is next up?

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 10, 2011, 12:15:05 PM
Always pleasing to partake in a winters walk to the bookies ...

Frozen tracks for the greyhounds - very disappointing to only get 2 winners from 4 races.

However a neat £35 profit.

To be re-invested on Hibs/Hibs @ 14/1 vs Rangers.

Odds are too big - new manager effect - perhaps greedy to not just bet the win @ 6/1 but I fancy Hibs to be fast out of the traps and Rangers have looked very poor post Naismith injury.

Rangers last away game a 1-0 defeat at Killie.

Inspiration or a bet of sheer folly - we shall see.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 10, 2011, 12:52:57 PM

Always pleasing to partake in a winters walk to the bookies ...

Frozen tracks for the greyhounds - very disappointing to only get 2 winners from 4 races.

However a neat £35 profit.

To be re-invested on Hibs/Hibs @ 14/1 vs Rangers.

Odds are too big - new manager effect - perhaps greedy to not just bet the win @ 6/1 but I fancy Hibs to be fast out of the traps and Rangers have looked very poor post Naismith injury.

Rangers last away game a 1-0 defeat at Killie.

Inspiration or a bet of sheer folly - we shall see.

L



I was at the St Johnstone game at Ibrox the week before the Killie defeat and Rangers were lucky not to lose that as well. McGregor pulled off 2 magnificent saves and I don"t recall a single clear scoring opportunity for Rangers, so probably not folly tbh.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 10, 2011, 13:09:33 PM
32 mins in - neither team has had a shot on target ... dire

I am off to watch Puss n Boots instead of watching the second half - bet will likely be dead by then!

Watching this game makes me smile a little at the endless attempts of Rangers to buy Goodwillie for a knock down price.

It doesn"t take much to have an edge in Scottish football - so buy the edge.

Played a little satellite for a $54 ticket - lost 66 vs A2s for the flush - funny the runs one get into - bad beaten to death or running into Aces - Will be tempted to play tonight and watch the X-Factor Final.

Odds for Ladbrokes

Little Mix 6/5
Amelia Lliy 9/4
Marcus Collins 9/4 - I bet him at 3/1 - chopped back in any case.

Maybe we will get a shot on target before half time??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 10, 2011, 13:52:01 PM
Defo the worst half of football I have seen for some time ...

First shot on target in injury time from Hibs - acres of space - Griffiths crafts a back pass to the Rangers keeper - so have had a great live bet - instead I am now broadly wanting both teams to lose due to their astonishing lack of quality and desire.

Jelavic taking throw ins into the box - how can that be a good idea??

Meagre Fayre before Christmas : Pat Fenlon will probably sort Hibs out in time but who will sort Rangers?

My greatest hope for the Scottish season is that Aberdeen get relegated as things stand they would get to play against Cowdenbeath.

For my sins I support Dundee United - they played out a terrible terrible match versus Celtic last week - albeit Celtic showed some hunger to fight out a narrow win.

I have pseudo fond memories of being in the First Division beating Dumbarton 8-0 then coming back to the Premier Division (just) and finishing third with the great Kjell Olofsson terrorising everyone ... and joy of joys relegating Hibs!

Of course "we" are not safe this year either - with a royal dog fight to be the worst team in the league ensuing with greater vigor every week.

(Hibs give away a pointless penalty) - game over I guess ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 11, 2011, 00:05:57 AM
Classic Saturday of Poker.

Betfair $60k Grand Prix - going great before losing to a river full house spike and finally 62nd of 447 - 60 paid.
Betfair $30k g"tee - 28th of 394 for $199.10

So a little down on the night have been cruising in both with 100 players left.

$30k was looking well set up - but card rack fish at table chopped me in half with a rivered flush and killed me off with A2s vs A4 - massive range - expecting a chop once cards revealed.

All this said - I had chances to make earlier stands in both tournaments - would have been marginal but gut feel is I let one too many spot go in the $60k. (Also correctly folded 66 when pretty short vs KK).

I would always prefer to find something that I would have done differently - so I do it next time - Oddly tonight I became a little bit too patient and passive ... though also fairly card dead.

Disappointing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 11, 2011, 23:49:06 PM
Sunday Warm Up - 87th from 3500+ for $1,104.00

I played some good stuff but late on my refusal to play aggressive ABC poker wasted a few chips and then QT vs A9 no good at the end.

Weird poker weekend + $1,500 but feels like money got away.

Played 5 tournaments - cashed in three.
Very close to cash in another 62nd - 60 paid.
In the other tournament I was bad beaten twice in consecutive hands.

I guess it is all about learning and then having the game when it really matters but I hate to leave money on the pitch.

In all three tournaments that I cashed I was cruising above the average in the money and having missed all my set mining attempts I got chopped in half twice when I finally hit!

I guess I will waken philosophical about things but this is one of weekends were errors were made and only a just about normal array of beats.

Perhaps I will invest in a piece of paper that says "ABC Aggressive in the money" - I recall playing someone face to face who had a piece of paper that said "don"t do anything stupid" - he laid it in front of him and then shoved all his chips with AJ and lost vs AQ or AK ... his response was to offer the piece of paper to others at the table as he wouldn"t need it any more.

I liked that - though no-one else would take the paper!

What next - I think a dawn "til dusk work effort tomorrow - maybe some great Friday night poker to follow???

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 14, 2011, 23:56:12 PM
Slaughtered playing cash at the Vic last night ... last hand KQs vs A5s ... two flushes on the river ... oops ...

Tonight a pointless min cash in the $40k g"tee - last hand KTo vs 99 - I guess it is an extra ticket.

Pointless stat - 4 cashes in last 5 MTT"s - 2 places outside the money in the other ...

How about 4 early exits and 1 big win ...

Not really pleased with my play inside the money today - ABC Aggression - it will sink back in.

If I win my race then back in play but folded one too many super marginal hands and limped one too many when at say 15BB ... it can be a great way to get a lot of chips if you spike but gets a bit transparent and of course I missed them all ...

Tomorrow perhaps!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 17, 2011, 13:23:29 PM
Took a break from Friday poker last night - worked a bit - watched darts a bit.

Then watched "Catch me if you can" - I think it"s my favourite film.

Today back to Scotland for Christmas so again no poker.

Tomorrow the double whammy of :

Sunday Warm Up @ 4pm
Sunday $10m G"tee on Pokerstars @ 7.30pm - 50,000 runners plus - $2m for the winner g"teed

I have been push my body clock into the night for this event - will probably take 13 hours to get to a final table which would be interesting!

Obviously the likeliest course of events is in bed before midnight for both - but feeling good about them.

Played a bit too much this last week and started playing some weird version of a limp-maniac - simply the wrong thing to do - but now out of my system I hope.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 17, 2011, 22:38:36 PM
Back in Scotland for the first time in two months - it"s nice to be back but 97% humidity and -1 temperature an absurb mixture ...

Salt in the kitchen saturated having taken in a swathe of damp ... back door only openable by force ... and then the need to hammer it shut with a 3kg weight ...

It"s the kind of weather that Scotland beat England at Rugby as your whole body turns to iced water.

Speaking to the neighbours - I have missed the 100mph winds which blew someone"s summer house away. Apparently NIL damage to my house but too dark to tell ... check tomorrow ... when I bought it the surveyor indicated I should budget £2k per year for random repairs ... so far he is spot on ... sigh!

I am chanting for a mild winter ... apparently Dec 21st is predicted to +10C ... last year a low of -16C

Of course my solution to the cold was to fly to Lapland at the end of January ... colder but much less humidity hence a joy to sit in the outdoor hot pool and let my hair freeze ...

This seems a world away now - and I think come the start of Feb this year - I will swap Lapland for Birmingham and the Genting tour.

Manic January of work to come first - but nice carrot at the end ...

Looking forward to the Pokerstars madness tomorrow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Santino67 on December 17, 2011, 22:39:51 PM

Took a break from Friday poker last night - worked a bit - watched darts a bit.

Then watched "Catch me if you can" - I think it"s my favourite film.

Today back to Scotland for Christmas so again no poker.

Tomorrow the double whammy of :

Sunday Warm Up @ 4pm
Sunday $10m G"tee on Pokerstars @ 7.30pm - 50,000 runners plus - $2m for the winner g"teed

I have been push my body clock into the night for this event - will probably take 13 hours to get to a final table which would be interesting!

Obviously the likeliest course of events is in bed before midnight for both - but feeling good about them.

Played a bit too much this last week and started playing some weird version of a limp-maniac - simply the wrong thing to do - but now out of my system I hope.

L


Frank Abignail Jr, what a guy! Glad i didn"t meet him but kinda wish I"d had the chance  :) You going to Brighton Louis?
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 18, 2011, 10:17:24 AM
Brighton - I think it"s unlikely - only a set number of poker weekends that I can make free per year and focus will be the Genting Tour in 2012 - amazing structure - all in the UK.

I will likely add on a few tournaments in London - there is a Betfair Live around the same time as London.

I might fly to Vegas??

Assuming there is a UKIPT in Edinburgh I might play that??

APAT Worlds

Not sure what else??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 18, 2011, 19:29:45 PM
Sunday Warm Up is just that today ...

Made it just about to the last third of the field and flat called with T9 in the BB ... river is Q78 ... the raiser fires in the continuation bet I shove ... they call with KK ... I hit the straight but 4 spades makes it irrelevant ... last week the shove would have been into the A8 miss ... timing ... timing ... needed to make something happen ...

So 2 mins until the main event begins!

Let"s get all the timing and match ups right!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2011, 11:46:01 AM
The $10m event a bit of a damp squib for me ... best hand I saw was 77 ... looked to get creative vs KK twice ... and finally out KQ in to AJ ... woke up with 14 runners left ... First Eagle shoves AJ but is dominated yet turns the straight ... then proceeds to rip the Final Table apart AA, KK, QQ and 44 spiked from 6 players out ... $48k becomes $1,146k ish ... volatility central ... if you assume great play to get to 14 out ... 20 plus times the payout for being a luck box ...

Not sure if I am back in the saddle tonight ... $50 re buy on Betfair will be tempting ... didn"t feel like I got my poker fill last night ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2011, 13:29:43 PM
I have been thinking quite a lot about Audi Sportscars over the last few months ... I have never owned a car ... though I have had my licence for 21 years ...

Today my gardener ships up in a Black Audi TT ... made me smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: SirPercival on December 19, 2011, 17:12:19 PM

I have been thinking quite a lot about Audi Sportscars over the last few months ... I have never owned a car ... though I have had my licence for 21 years ...

Today my gardener ships up in a Black Audi TT ... made me smile.

L


Blatant "I have a gardener" brag IMO  ;D
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2011, 17:33:37 PM
I do indeed have a gardener ... but no car "BRAG" ... His annual retainer £412 (this year!)

Smile.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on December 19, 2011, 18:36:32 PM
412 for a year id want  that for 3 days
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2011, 19:39:30 PM
He "just" keeps the grass in order and plants a few flowers from time to time ...

In the pre gardener era my front lawn was 1 foot high more akin to a wild straw.

I am thinking about having some vivid red blooms planted for next summer ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 19, 2011, 22:52:45 PM
Played the $50 re-buy on Betfair ... no cards last night ... a new variation on a theme tonight ... got AA four times in the first 90 mins ... three times no action ... last time vs QJ into QJT ...

Got going again ... got it all in AK vs ATs ... straight on the river ... crumbs left ... K8 shoved into AKs ... 8 on the flop ... Ace on the river ... it"s all standard stuff I know ...

Feels like there could be a spell of little poker about to start ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 24, 2011, 19:17:48 PM
A minor wander through the poker parks tonight ... Betfair offering no g"tees on their tournaments ... now where is the Christmas spirit there?

Played Heads Up matches and Double or nothing games for +$22 ... should have been more with some run of the green ...

Not convinced a 730pm starting Sunday Million is going to work tomorrow!?!

We shall see ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 24, 2011, 20:59:35 PM
Christmas Eve - No suitable poker - so watching re-runs of Bullseye.

It"s a great measure of how far we have come as a nation.

Sunday late afternoon magic from the 80s ... some entertainment before Highway/Songs of Praise.

Show 1 a particularly painful charity edition with the following pairings:

Phil Taylor + Frank Bruno
Bob Anderson + Linda Lusardi
Dennis Priestley + John McCririck

Frank Bruno being asked questions - for each he would give the wavering answer "Harry" ... and Jim Bowen would say for example that"s right "HAristotle" ...

John McCririck then throwing under arm for prizes which included 5 radios and 14 blenders ... you couldn"t make this stuff up ...

Here is my question - how long can these re-runs keep going?

I should point out I loved Bullseye ... and now reading Wikipedia it used to attract up to 17 million viewers ... OMG ... a third of the country watching it!

On to show 2 ... prizes inclduing ... a cordless phone ... and a (programmable) computer ... and Bully"s special prize a camcorder with what looked like a miner"s lamp attached to it.

... and they have refused to gamble!

... and the second couple are refusing to gamble £326 vs a speedboat or whatever!?! OMG

Couple 3 ... non dart player 33 ... dart player 7 ... OMG ... the special prize was a holiday to RUSSIA at the height of the cold war!?!

There are three more episodes to follow ... I think I need to play more poker ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: thinsy147 on December 25, 2011, 00:19:19 AM
Bullseye - I think they used to pick the star prizes according to where the people lived:

You live in the middle of the country where there"s hardly any water? YOU CAN WIN A SPEEDBOAT TO KEEP IN YOUR GARAGE!

You live near the coast where you are walking distance from a beach? YOU CAN WIN A CARAVAN FOR THOSE SEASIDE HOLIDAYS!

It wouldn"t surprise me if the people who were offered cars couldn"t drive!!  :-X
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2011, 18:37:12 PM
Bullseye now a distant memory ... back to the poker tables ...

$10k Betfair SH Deepstack to begin the evening ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 26, 2011, 21:46:59 PM
A dismal evening of shoving into better hands ...

Pretty average play - trying to push things along albeit every Ace shove met with AQ which held plus 88 into AA ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 27, 2011, 18:43:37 PM
... pretty average darts betting afternoon ... though got out level betting on Van der Voort ... earlier Burnett played terribly to lose to Part 1-4 despite having the higher average ... great ...

Do fancy Chisnall as great value at 7/1 vs Taylor tonight - but so many times Taylor prevails.

I think this is the last day of the Christmas holiday ... not sure I am ready to work again??

Bite the bullet tomorrow.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 27, 2011, 23:04:22 PM
Enter the Dave Chisnall express ...

Tricky decision now £75 @ 79/1 for the title yields a pretty decent number! Now back to 9/1 - can make the chop but I reckon he can out score Andy Hamilton in the next round.

It"s a very open championship.

My main value tip for the tournament was Scott Rand £129.02 @ 69/1 - now 37/1

These are of course set up to lay ... but I am minded to let Chisnell run. - Nicholson looks pretty solid vs Tabern.

Rand is in a nightmare quarter of the draw ... Anderson/Whitlock/King/Van Gerwen ... Round 2 vs Colin Lloyd no formality ... so it feels like I am jumping horses to Chisnall who I back and laid in the BDO 2010 final which he lost.

Quarter three looks like Adrian Lewis or Terry Jenkins. - Jenkins could win this based on what"s been seen so far.

Quarter four James Wade the massive favourite (vs Part/Painter/Farmer) - Painter on form

I would plump for Chisnell vs Anderson/Whitlock/King/Rand and Jenkins/Lewis vs Wade.

I guess I would then be hoping for Chisnell vs Wade in the Final.

I guess Anderson and Whitlock must be licking their lips.

Great Tournament.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on December 28, 2011, 01:11:05 AM
deffo lay chizzy off now.

taylor"s conquerers have always fallen at the next hurdle
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AJDUK on December 28, 2011, 01:20:05 AM

deffo lay chizzy off now.

taylor"s conquerers have always fallen at the next hurdle


Take a freeroll on Chizzy. Don"t be letting it all run. I think he"ll do Hamilton but it will be close IMO.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2011, 15:29:29 PM
I am still pondering it ... I think he should beat Hamilton ... although 2/5 so no value.

Have a nice free roll going on Beaton - who was 50/1 in running - should have had a shot for 2-2 - but now needs to struggle from 1-3.

Cannot see Whitlock winning the title for all the chat.

I am happy that Chisnall is stronger than he was when be made the final of the BDO in 2010 - great scoring power and I don"t think he will fall to the Taylor curse per se - he might run into someone averaging 100+ : But he just destroyed Taylor who averaged 100 ... all this said will probably taken the freeroll ... that said may be rational to let other favourites get beaten first to squeeze a little more value!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2011, 18:19:53 PM
Dismal darts afternoon with Scott Rand playing the clown more than the dart player ... of course Colin Lloyd spiked a 167 to make it 3-1 with Rand on double 4 for 2-2 but the attitude was more like he was going for a country stroll ...

Starting to think that Gary Anderson will blow his opponent away tonight and then Colin Lloyd then Whitlock/Van Gerwen ...

That might be bring a classic Anderson/Chisnall semi final - would it just be who hits the doubles??

I took my stake money back on Chisnall - so +£5,200 if he wins - but with Rand money now dead I need Jenkins to make sure tonight and perhaps trim that back??

I think then attack Anderson to go one better this year - could really do with Lewis getting knocked out!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 28, 2011, 22:30:11 PM
Lewis in great form on the doubles but only averaging 95.94.
Anderson looking super dodgy averaging 93.61 - albeit 11 180s and some good finishing.

Lewis looks like he could up his game - and now the favourite.

Hopefully Jenkins can close out his match (with a 100+ average) - Pipe playing well too.

Wasn"t overly impressed by Whitlock in the battle of the injured darts players - great average in his round 1 "time trial" but too short a match and no pressure.

Van Gerwen could take out Whitlock - but I cannot see either winning the championship.

Feels like Wade is getting a freeroll in his quarter!

Looks like Jenkins will need to dig deep - edgy.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AJDUK on December 29, 2011, 02:01:38 AM
It"s all looking pretty exciting ATM.

Lloyd and Jenkins both played well IMO. I missed a bet on Lloyd, fell for the hype of Rand who I hadn"t heard much of plus I knew you had backed Rand. Agreed he seemed to clown around which was a surprise from someone who"s just turned pro. Bet his sponsors loved it. Not. The 167 crushed him though.

Good luck with your positions Louis. Don"t be too greedy though ;)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 29, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
I think that I need to be greedy ... I need to hold on to Jenkins vs Lewis.

If Chisnall cannot beat Hamilton then I deserve nothing!

Rand - the 167 was the killer - I think he would have won from 2-2 - but Lloyd is the solid pro.

Rand going Pro - I didn"t buy into all the guff about how he shouldn"t have taken on the "arduous" trip to Hull to sign forms - but he had to turn up with his game head on. In the players Championship he averaged 98 for the tournament - he just needed to keep that going.

I would have laid him vs Anderson - but sadly didn"t have the chance.

Even when Lloyd was 2-1 up he was 4/5 to win - I could have escaped with light damage there.

My current position is :

Field -£318
Chisnall + £4910
Jenkins + £4913

I could take some profits - but what the hell - charge onwards.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 29, 2011, 17:35:34 PM
Van Gerwen looks like a tremendous bet at 3.45 to beat Whitlock ... looks like a coin toss to me albeit Van Gerwen has a little to find on the averages.

Whitlock great in Round 1 against a weak opponent but made hard going to defeating Steve Beaton.

Annoyed that I didn"t bet the value shots Part and Huybrechts today - Huybrechts in particular was a value coin toss vs Nicholson.

Colin Lloyd might push Gary Anderson very close tonight too - but I suspect Gary might wake up just in time!

Tremendous tournament - laptop needs to come with me for some post dinner Sky-Go watching!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AJDUK on December 29, 2011, 18:09:33 PM

Van Gerwen looks like a tremendous bet at 3.45 to beat Whitlock ... looks like a coin toss to me albeit Van Gerwen has a little to find on the averages.

Whitlock great in Round 1 against a weak opponent but made hard going to defeating Steve Beaton.

Annoyed that I didn"t bet the value shots Part and Huybrechts today - Huybrechts in particular was a value coin toss vs Nicholson.

Colin Lloyd might push Gary Anderson very close tonight too - but I suspect Gary might wake up just in time!

Tremendous tournament - laptop needs to come with me for some post dinner Sky-Go watching!


I think the favs will all win tonight, but I will have a small wager on Lloyd because I think that one is v close. I thought Part would beat Painter on past history and the Belgian would beat Nicholson on form so whilst my eye is in I will back a few of the apparant value bets. I can"t see Van Gerwin beating Whitlock though. No value there IMO.
GL.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 30, 2011, 09:44:44 AM
Van Gerwen stumbled out of the traps ... but getting back to 3-3 saved me £159 on the handicap +1.5 sets!

Chisnall never really left the traps and was owned by Hamilton - fair play to him - played brilliantly - disappointing.

Roll up Jenkins to beat Lewis - I feel nervous for this one - crucial darts.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2011, 16:02:37 PM
Darts

Gutted about Jenkins" loss to Lewis ... super value bet ... but no dice.

Lewis flew out but fair play to Jenkins for holding on and grinding it out, then a coin flip from 3-3.

Very close to a lot of potential money ... Next Year!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on December 31, 2011, 16:15:23 PM
Poker Review of the Year - 2011

Good on Betfair:

http://www.officialpokerrankings.com/ongamepoker/MoneyBadger/poker/results/844341B3BCE046BEA497200D9F96448B.html?t=2&rc=898390

Poor on Pokerstars:

http://www.officialpokerrankings.com/pokerstars/Honeybadg/poker/results/88145D196B7C4C858FB9D501B9AA00A9.html?t=2&rc=591378

Although playing the Warm Up and other massive field events lends itself to a negative unless you go really deep.

Face to face :

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=188966

Final Tables in the early part of the year - when the running was good.

Failed to build when the running was poorer.

Not sure what the review of 2012 will look like??

Read an article by Johnny Lodden the other day - most of it was about boom and bust then rebuilding - but the part that caught my eye was the increasing difficulty of making any consistent money in poker.

It"s a bit of a thought - huge amount of time being spent for very low expected returns albeit with the potential for massive winning spikes.

It the massive spike that keeps me going and will shape what I play going forward.

Very hopeful that the Genting Tour will freshen me up.

Vegas tempting - but very full business commitments to balance.

Happy New Year!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2012, 15:16:50 PM
2012 - Here we go again ...

1/1/2012 - Sunday Warm Up - It is my favourite tournament by far albeit it has driven me mad at times.

Time to get a major cash - FTW.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on January 01, 2012, 16:35:26 PM
Warmup a bit short of it"s guaranteed so far tonight - only $378k from buyins v $500k GTD. Valyoo!

Go win it Louis!
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: lukybugur on January 01, 2012, 16:42:51 PM
Nice play with the almost pot-sized bet on the end Louis ... you rep"d the 7 well ... (after leading out on flop)

(http://www.neildawson.co.uk/images/louis_warmup1.png)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2012, 19:20:08 PM
Been a real struggle since ... with a mixture of no cards and average play ... however 22 BB with just over 1000 runners left ... 450 paid ... Nice double up with AK vs AJ ... but only 2/3 the average ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 01, 2012, 19:45:04 PM
... and dead in two cuts vs the same player on consecutive hands ...

Hand one probably lost the min with 44 into 654 vs A7 suited which turned the straight - could have tried to kill the hand on the flop but looking to milk the set vs what was an under the gun limp ...

Next hand I raise in the SB with K2 - called : flop K99 (two spades) - I bet half the pot looking to get them all in - he duly obliges with T7 of spades but spikes the 3 of spades on the turn.

It"s the point of the tournament where you need to get chips together so a value added 64% looks good to me but no joy.

907th of 3100 runners - a cruel theme flopping sets and getting ousted.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 04, 2012, 21:48:02 PM
New favourite website:

http://www.celebheights.com/latest.html

Three days NIL poker.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2012, 13:01:41 PM
Back to London ...

My poker playing so far this year has extended to a whole 3 hours in last Sunday"s Warm Up ...

Currently on the train - currently 15 mins late so would need to be a late entrant if I gain inpiration on the way!?!

I decided to keep a log of hours this year for :

Work
Sleep
Poker
Excercise

At the moment excercise is narrowly beating poker ...
Sleep is narrowly beating work ...

I guess these both might reverse pretty soon!

On the attack in the BDO darts - time to land an outsider!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2012, 13:46:11 PM
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2012, 14:00:54 PM
Darts Extra Two :

Also from the BDO website:

Over 50% of the adult population in the UK express an interest in darts:

"An interest" - OMG

I love the idea of doing a survey that involved the question "are you interested in darts" ... perhaps it was taken outside Frimley Green??

5.7 million men and 3.1 million women are darts fans.

Not sure what would qualify you as a fan(atic)?

Maybe the PDC is only the tip of the Iceberg ... 8.8 million fans from say 40 million adults ...

So let"s say 1.5 million fans in London for the sake of an estimate : Darts set to sell out the Emirates?? Should be a breeze.

I wonder what the comparable stats would be for poker??

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2012, 14:19:29 PM
Darts Extra III

As a direct result of BDO/WDF rules and standards, modern day darts players tend to be younger, fitter and generally more image conscious than their latter-day counterparts.

What is a "modern day darts player?"

Is it just the subset of darts players who are younger/fitter/more image conscious??

I am loving the "latter-day conterparts" - I am that latter-day counterpart to the young/fit/image conscious modern darts player. I am a dinosaur of the darting world but I will rise again ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 08, 2012, 21:17:24 PM
Watched a little of the BDO Darts ...

Vintage match between Kist and Dekker with the debutant (Kist) prevailing 97 average vs 96 ... worthy of the final.

I had hoped Kist would have remained at higher odds than 13.5/1 - which is probably a fair bet.

The odds will look pretty good if he keeps playing at that level - looked rock solid.

Meanwhile another min cash in the Sunday Warm Up AKs vs TT at the end to go about 25% ahead of average.

Finished 354th of 3619 - needed to win that race as the blinds bit - played some nice stuff earlier on but no cigar!

Looking forward to the APAT online event next Saturday - looks like next poker outing.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 14, 2012, 08:59:38 AM
Played the London tourist yesterday and went up to the top of Centre Point (Paramount) and drank Port.

I think the viewing gallary is about level 33 - good views and chat.

Saturday morning - minimal hangover : Ready for the darts : Slightly annoyed by my weakness in only having a medium sized bet on Christian Kist - now just a little over 2/1 : He should slay Hankey and I might then lay off the downside vs presumably O"Shea.

Looking forward to the APAT event tonight - not sure if I will manage to "play every hand" but will likely give it a go!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 14, 2012, 21:55:01 PM
APAT fun while it lasted ... played loose got into a nice position but had momentum reversed by a Leigh Wiltshire bluff ... bravo ...

Last hand AQ spikes the turns with a bonus flush draw but is against the made set and no help ... fair play and out.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2012, 11:51:50 AM
Woke up thinking I should have been a little more patient or a little more aggressive in last night"s APAT - sure I ran into a set but I looked to play a little too tricky trappy for too long ... it all feeds in ... so looking forward to my habitual entry to the Sunday Warm Up and also the clock ticking down to the Genting Tour - still cannot decide if I will play the Thursday night event £100+9 Six Max in adddition to the Main Event.

I think the wise thing to do is just play the main event - but it doesn"t always work that way!

The flipper is to play the Saturday event if knocked out of the Main Event.

The mega flipper is to just play them all - certainly tempting!

Currently on the train back to Scotland - great time to travel - £15 upgrade to first and with free wifi and teas/coffees etc ... you instantly get your money back - This is the age of the train ....

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2012, 18:01:01 PM
Sunday Warm Up

Handy start : Break 2 : 34,528 vs 14,411 average

Could have been better losing AA vs JJ (small stack) whilst beating 99.

Nice table.

Promising!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2012, 20:58:38 PM
Break 5

Bubble hand 77 in K7x vs AK ... sweet ...

187,168 vs 85,150 average - 431 players left inside the money.

Currently 26th

Blinds 1500/3000 (300)

Could have been better but for losing races vs short stacks 99 vs AT - flopped straight and 77 vs A8.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2012, 21:58:10 PM
Break 6

147,568 vs 199.456 average : 184 left.

Pretty card dead - only marginal decision whether to call down a mid-stack re-shove with A8o - super marginal but happy to fold.

Need some something to happen quickly now ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 15, 2012, 22:25:50 PM
... and out 137th ... losing AK vs 55 and AJ vs 66 vs the same player ... small margins ... $770.70 ... $115k+ for the winner ...

Got to win your races and all that ...

I guess - I will return next week - for this battle of good versus evil ...

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2012, 10:29:22 AM
TCOOP 10 & 11 today ... TCOOP 10 equals crazy darts.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2012, 16:27:47 PM
TCOOP 9 Turbo PL Omaha has to be the way forward ...

Nearly double the average with 1284 left - 495 paid (of 3770 starters)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2012, 17:34:03 PM
Tedious min cash in the TCOOP losing a flip and a 60/40 vs real trash ...

TCOOP 10 early days lost a KK vs AQ already ... weird structure so just a case of stay alive for 90 mins and take the massive add on ... start with 3000 chips ... add on 30,000 chips ... or attempt to build a mega stack ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2012, 19:04:29 PM
TCOOP 10 - Judy below average with 8000 runners out ... only 4667 odd to go.

Bye in Round 1 of TCOOP 11 - Always pleasing.
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2012, 19:36:35 PM
TCOOP 10 - Heading towards the money ... it"s the classic AQ vs AK, lose a race, then AT vs QJs and dead in three cuts ...

TCOOP 11 three wins to reach the money ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 21, 2012, 20:29:06 PM
Heads up no joy ... flopped top set but looked to milk the pot vs flush draw which got there on the river ...

(Early night!)

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on January 21, 2012, 20:42:09 PM
ulky
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 22, 2012, 18:00:54 PM
Trashy performance in the Sunday Warm Up tonight ...

True I was trying to build a stack and seems to have 65 or T9 every second hand but need to tone it down a little bit ... I did just about miss them all except the up and down straight draw but against two opponents ... I played it cool and repped the Ace on the river against the player that actually had the Ace!

I made a feeble call for a gutshot vs two players too ...

Finally out 44 vs KK (button vs small blind) a nasty spot.

So that is it until the Genting Tour begins ... a poker rest followed by either glory, folly or some beats ... let"s hope for glory!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 28, 2012, 13:39:17 PM
Monday - Friday work = 64 hours : Poker = Nil

It makes my hand last hand seem so far away - but a weak last performance.

I am not sure that it will have a positive effect in slowing me down today but I am going to head up West and play the APT £500+45 event at the Fox Club.

3pm start - 2 day event : 20,000 chips 45 min levels - Game on.

There is also a £200 freezeout at The International with a £20k g"tee so hard to know what the numbers will be - I would settle for 80 and £40k in the middle.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 29, 2012, 12:50:32 PM
APT at the Fox

111 runners with 14 re-entries @ £500+45 - 20,000 chips - 45 levels.

Summary levels 1-6 - played well hit plenty - double the average or more.

Some of the play in these levels was amazingly bad ...

Cue TT into Ax99T vs A9 ... A9 bets the river ... TT calls and sighs ... cue 2 mins of explaining he has won the hand ...

Levels 7-11 : Unbelievably card dead - though played and missed every suited or connected hand.

In fact in the whole day no AA,KK,QQ,AK.

The player to my right had been playing some super loose and spike hands so very keen for him to double me up! Infact I had position on the "aggro" players for most of the day but really wanted a proper hand to re-shove.

Level 12 - last of the day - choose a spot - AJs shove not called - and finally the 66 re-shove called by the Q2s ... and only one winner there. It"s my classic exit hand - I had one chance earlier to re-shove KJs (my "favourite" exit hand of 2011) but in the zone of no pairs or better than ATs for 5 levels I elected to wait ... marginal and frustrating ...

Managed to net +£195 at Blackjack in the mini breaks!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Swinebag on January 29, 2012, 16:17:48 PM


Cue TT into Ax99T vs A9 ... A9 bets the river ... TT calls and sighs ... cue 2 mins of explaining he has won the hand ...



you weren"t in this hand then? (or did you have A9)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 29, 2012, 16:57:15 PM
I wasn"t in the hand ... make"s it harder to suss a table when people don"t understand how the hands rank ... (or what hand they have)

Oddly the lady with the A9 later had a race with JJ vs KQ ... into 89xTQ and thought she had lost ...

It really was a weird table -I am kind of gutted I didn"t get any hands to play in the middle section.

I had a chance to call a re-shove for 30BB when I had 80BB with AQ but on balance decided better spots to choose ... then no cards for 5 levels ... the re-shover was new to the table but then re-shoved with T9s called by AA ... the T9 won ... and of course now a reasonably big stack ... his next trick was to call a re-shove from a tight player with A3 vs KK ... Ace on the river ... It"s a bit unplayable ...

With more info it"s an insta-call - but with no info his limp UTG could be strong (could have been strong) ... It"s good to play these things but really need a lot more time to play enough to get rid of all this volatility.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on January 29, 2012, 17:04:41 PM
Cue TCOOP 46 - Sunday Warm Up.

A good start then AA into 9845 vs 55 ... lost the min.

Then rivered two pairs vs the rivered straight ... lost just about the min ...

I then shoved Q9s into A7 no help ...

I guess this is the type of hand I might have been shoving yesterday - albeit didn"t see many Q9s hands!

Obviously a case for re-shoving with trash to induce folds but would want to be suited/connected and none of that in the middle.

Genting seems a long way away - will be a stronger field although I guess enough qualifiers who strange ideas - looking forward to it.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 04, 2012, 20:09:59 PM
Genting Tour - Main Event - Leg 1

Made day 2 with dust (10BB) - not the aim but really no sensible spots to shove on the last level of day 1.

First two hands A9 and AQ shoved through and shown - so up to 15BB and in a tiny bit better shape.

Elected to not push 22 UTG (correctly as it happens) ...

But got killed in ridiculous fashion ... I am the BB with AJ (no SB) ... BB is 1600 ... Antes 200 ...

Late position elects to limp ... obvious shove for me ... pretty quick call with Q8s ... I don"t mind him shoving that ... but limp call??

It"s kind of pointless - but of course only one winner in the scenario ... 8 on the turn ...

Pretty disappointing would have been back to 34,800 - playable at 800/1600 (200)

(More detail later)
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: samuel_9 on February 04, 2012, 21:15:30 PM
unlky
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 04, 2012, 22:27:59 PM
Day 1 had some super weird hands ... including my last event (APT at the Fox) ... I had gone nearly 7 hours without a AA,KK,QQ or AK ...

So nice to see AA ... I make a normal 2.7BB raise ... two callers ... not great ... flop T78 two diamonds ...  not great ... I make a continuation bet ... both flat ... small balling now ... I check ... initial caller bets about 2/3 of the pot which is called so I am out cheap ... Caller 1 had flopped the straight and flush draw  ... caller 2 a worse straight draw and worse flush draw ... losing a lot of chips chasing and missing both draws ...

I am pleased with losing the min here ...

Most of the day I was ahead of average but my attempts to build a stack were thwarted by bluffing into card racks who hit everything ...

Still in good order when the AA arrives again ... UTG + 1 ... standard raise ... 6! callers ... this is obviously a nightmare ... but AQx flop looks tremendous news for a check raise ... I check ... but amazingly it is checked right around ... river is a T giving a flush draw ... nightmare ... I make a small bet fearing the worst (KJ) ... one caller ... I am happy to check the river and take the pot versus the other Ace who sadly missed their two pairs ...

Had a few super marginal spots which I elected to pass on but got gready with my KK raise called in the BB ... allowing a gutshot on the river ... this checked momentum but I spent last two levels looking for spots to re-shove that just weren"t there ...

Next time ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 06, 2012, 22:35:49 PM
Genting event seems so far away now ...

Watching the final table fairly hilarious/tedious.

Hilarious to see the guy who limped called my all in with his Q8s vs my AJ ... obviously he won that one ... and then won £16k+

He also talked me into a two hand penalty for folding out of turn - I did do it - but pretty harsh given the the dealer motioned to collect the player"s cards two ahead of me, which triggered the player to my right to fold, which triggered me to fold ...

Also the player who made a bizarre miss-click raise with QTo - blinds were 250/500 - raised to 1250 - flat called - then raised to 2250 ... I have AQo ... I thought about it for a while but no need to get committed ... of course it is a Q high flop that I would have won ... as the hand developed he explained he meant to call ... doh ... then called things down and won the and with a pair of queens ... fair enough ...

Tedious because the play was so painfully 1D - except for Barny Boatman donking off his stack with 22 into the semi slow played AK which spiked the turn ... Ruslav took that hand down and glad he won it for that alone ... overall the standard seemed pretty weak/dull ... a bit more ABC might have served me well ... that said if AJ holds vs Q8s in play on Day 2 and ready to rumble ...

Next time!

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 11, 2012, 20:06:09 PM
Played a little push and shove poker $1/$2 ($40 cap) ... got well ahead then lost some flips ... yawn ...

A pointlessly early exit in the Big $11 - 10,000+ runners - flush draw shove that was always getting called.

The Big $55 has just begun - FOCUS.

Ate some venison steak and thought of swiss rolls - happy days.

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 11, 2012, 20:40:16 PM
But a short night after a very early QQ vs AK ... losing to the low straight on the river ... then shoved the flush draw with up and down straight draw ... flush would have tripled me back into play but was already against the nut straight ... no escape.

Lots of tempting things to play ... mmm

L
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 12, 2012, 16:01:58 PM
Any given Sunday at about 4pm ...

My familar friend the Sunday Warm up appears ...

It"s one of the tournaments that doesn"t get in the way of life now that it starts at 4pm.

There does seem to be a slight move in the poker world to get to more sensible start and finish times - Bravo.

Side effect is that I lose control of the TV - which for the moment means I must watch "Make it or break it" - US wannabe gymnast show - super cheesy but quite addictive - I forget what comes next in the epic Sunday TV schedules ...
Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: Honeybadg on February 12, 2012, 17:40:10 PM
Spewy exit ...

I flat with 76s - flop 652 rainbow ... and call the bet ... call behind ...

Turn 7 - bringing the flush draw ... all in by the original raiser ... trivial call for me ... also called behind ...

The shove came from 44 ... call from 75 ... so I am 71.4% to triple up ... to nearly triple the average ... but the river is a spewy 3 ... to reward to the spewy shove ...

Exit night ... Time for Pizza ...

L

Title: Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
Post by: AMRN on February 12, 2012, 18:06:11 PM