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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2012, 00:16:26 AM »

Just get me on your table monday ger! dont forget everyone chezger league starts monday.


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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2012, 00:53:33 AM »
Tightys just told me to get myself off to bed. It"s nice having a father figure looking out for me. Anyway feck that i"ve only had 4 pints and it"s very comfortable here so i"m off to order number 5.
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2012, 19:20:30 PM »
TRIP REPORT DTD JANUARY DEEPSTACK
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Played day 1b on Saturday. Thr buy in has increased to £500 so I will need to be selective about how many of these I play and will try satellites for March (February is not in my plans as I have a week in Ireland late Jan/early Feb). They have however increased the starting stack to 30,000 with a 40 minute clock and this comp is exceptional in terms of the amount of play that it offers.

My starting table was OK. One "internet kid" sat directly to my right and he was probably the best player at the table. I played a steady few levels and eventually found two situations that should have seen my stack move upwards, but I wasn"t running good. First example was that after a raise and a flat call, I made a loose call on the button with  9s  10d. The flop came  7h 8h Js which gave me the nuts. The original raiser only had about 7k left and went all in. Easy call for me and he showed  Kh Ks. He walked off but had to come back as the turn and river were hearts for an unlikely flush. 15 minutes later it"s me holding the kings and after a raising war the opponent shows queens and has about 15k (his whole stack) invested. It was all in pre and board runs out  5s 6h 7h 8d 9c for a straight and a split pot! Despite this I was slowly building my stack and after 10 hours play had over 100k when the average was 66k. All going very nicely. Meanwhle Alan Armitage arrives at the table with warnings to all that his blinds are not for sale. He almost immediately gets involved in a couple of pots with the internet kid and it"s not long before they clash in a huge pot where all the money goes in on the turn. Alan is drawing with 16 outs and hits one of them to send the youngster on his way.
We took a break and there was one level left on day 1. I had 110k and I think the blinds were 1500/3000/300 - something like that anyway. Unfortunately I chose this level to lose all discipline and somehow managed to donk the whole stack off, something I need to work on as I tend to do this too often! My biggest mistake was 3 betting a loose player when I had positiion on him and  Ks Qd in my hand, only to get reraised by a rock. For some reason I got stubborn and put him all in - a reasonable move if the blinds were 5k 10k but not at this point - I can"t really explain my thinking other than I failed to adjust to such a long structure. His AK held. That put me down to a bowl whish didn"t last much longer.
Despite the one level where I played poorly I was happy with my early play and the fact that I built my stack well in a tough field gives me hope for the future. I hope I can learn from my mistakes and believe I will.
Finished the night with a few beers with Alan who had made day 2 in a good position. I was hoping he would win as I know he wouldn"t waste the money if he won  ;D ;D
We shared a cab back to the Holiday Inn where some considerate poker players had ordered too much pizza so we had a slice. Alan was looking for a final beer but I"d had enough by then - probably annoyed with myself a bit for my last level of play. Still, upwards and onwards and not long to Brighton. Looking forward to my first APAT event of 2012.
Great comp at DTD, there"s nowhere to hide with such a structure and congrats to all who cashed.
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 21:23:48 PM »
 i mite be wroung but would it  have been down to  concentration and tiredness rather than stuberness its a problem i have in very long tourneys..... just a thought

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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2012, 22:57:37 PM »
Sam you are probably spot on I did mumble something as I walked passed Tighty"s desk about feeling knackered but even so I still feel I should have made an easy lay down.

Just a quick update - played the Brighton event last weekend which was another enjoyable weekend. Friday night drink with good company telling everyone about Stu"s exploits in Vegas  ;D ;D. Started off well in the tourney but ran bad at the wrong time and crashed out after the dinner break. Then settled into a few beers in the casino before calling it a night. Didn"t play the cash game Sunday as I decided to head back to a family Sunday lunch gathering after a few telephone calls persuaded me this was the right choice! Great to see all the usual suspects and missed those who were not able to make it to the APAT event.

Likely to be offline for a week or so from Saturday. Every year two events are etched in stone in my diary. Vegas in the summer and the Clonmel Greyhound festival in late January. I fly out Saturday for a week of Irish hospitality at its best with plenty of gambling, guinness and seeing old friends. I"ve not missed this festival for 18 years and I must admit that even though there are poker tournaments every night, I never play as there"s too much going on to even think about it. Plus my friends who attend the festival aren"t into poker so it would be a bit anti social to spend too long at the tables.

My local card club, the Full House in Reigate, has a small festival on at the beginning of February so I"ll probably get stuck into a couple of those events on my return.

Upwards and onwards.....

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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2012, 05:45:55 AM »
It"s 5.42 in the morning no doubt duke is just returning from the aquarium. I"m at gatwick wide awake despite only 4 hours kip. Really looking forwatd to my week away. I"ve got 2 dogs running tonight at limerick so hopefully i can collect the weekly expenses!
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2012, 12:37:05 PM »
Good luck Glenn. Hope you have a great week away.



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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2012, 12:43:43 PM »
Have a great relaxing and profitable break Big Man...

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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2012, 14:43:22 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyed Friday night in Brighton Glenn, enjoy your dog racing in Clonmel mate  8)
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2012, 20:55:24 PM »
Wow it"s been a while since I posted on here. So quick update on the last few weeks.

Not played any live poker at all since end of January. Had a great week in Ireland, one of the best festivals I"ve been to in all the years that I"ve been going. After a quiet 2011 on the dog front, this year has started really well. While I was   in Ireland two of my young dogs won and they"re both up to A1 grade already (that"s the highest grade other than open racing). So hopefully a good year beckons.

Came back and had a bad cold.  Managed to get to work every day but didn"t fancy going out at night so missed all of the Reigate festival, but never mind. To cheer myself up I booked my summer flights to Vegas  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) - going out on the 29th June and back on 13 July so will be there at the end of the wsop festival which will be a new experience for me. Not booked accommmodation yet - am thinking of having the first 4 nights at the Golden Nugget downtown as there"s a tourney in their festival I fancy playing. It"s a $1.000 buy in but 20k starting stack and an hour clock, so looks like plenty of play guaranteed. Will almost certainly move onto Harrahs after that for the last 10 nights - nicely located for the Venetian and Caesars festivals and a free shuttle to the Rio.

I"ve realised that I miss the Chezger summer deepstack festival in Chester as it clashes with my trip. Probably for the best as this festival attracts some of the UK"s best!

Back to Ireland this Friday for another greyhound weekend. There"s a festival in Adare and I"m staying in a pub for 35 euro a night and it"s going to be great!! After that need to get back into the poker and my plan is to play the monthly £300 at the Fox in London at the beginning of March. Haven"t been there  yet so will be a new experience.

Also noted the GUKPT in April is in Stockton, 50k starting stack and buy in reduced to £500. Quite tempted and will make a decision mid March.

Was first out of the Chezger league tonight......... it can only get better  ;D
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2012, 21:38:08 PM »

Was first out of the Chezger league tonight......... it can only get better  ;D


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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2012, 19:18:02 PM »
Hi all.

Main reason for lack of updates has been that nothing of any interest has been going on in my life since the last entry! Am however playing my first live poker since January this weekend.... heading up to DTD and should get there in time to play the 150 bounty event tomorrow night and will also play the £330 on Saturday. Looking forward to getting back to playing and am expecting to increase volume over the next few months. Joe and Danny are up there playing the 770 event so I"ll watch their progress while I"m there.

Coventry booked, entry paid and hotel (Ricoh) sorted. Arriving Friday of course :D Might have to bring the Coventry duck as my card protector  ;D Looking forward to meeting up with the usual suspects...

Vegas hotels booked for late June/early July - settled on 4 nights at the Golden Nugget  and 10 at Harrahs. just need to bink a few quid now to buld the bankroll.

Will post a trip reort from DTD..... can I stay focused, stay sober and not donk hundreds of bb"s off with KQ? Time will tell....
 
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2012, 17:44:26 PM »
Arrived at dtd and already achieved something today. After many years of being confused i"ve finally worked out what meatloaf was on about when he said "but i wont do that".
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2012, 22:06:58 PM »
Right, time to kick start the blog again. The APAT site was down for a while, then my laptop blew up, and I"ve also spent a bit of time in Ireland. Not played much poker - I bubbled the APAT Coventry event when I ran AQ into Paul Mc"G"s AA, and also played the Black Belt event in Stratford and played really badly to exit early.

Been a good start to the year with the Greyhounds in Ireland. Bought a couple of baby pups last year and they have both started running and are both open class already. Had 6 wins already this year and we"re currently top of the private trainers table at Limerick. You can go years in the dog game without much success - it"s similar to poker in that regard, so when the good times come you need to enjoy them. Fingers crossed for more success.

Back to the poker and I"m really looking forward to getting back out there. Have to miss Cardiff this weekend, but I"m going to DTD for their WSOP warm up weekend on 1 June. My Vegas trip is now only 5 weeks away, and I"m further enthused by the fact that the Golden Nugget has a 24 hour International Beer Bar which sounds a good place to chill after busting out of the tournies! I"m spending my first 4 nights downtown this year which will be a change.

Had a great weekend - it was Dannys 21st birthday celebration and we had a family Chinese meal and some great banter. Joe and Danny are heading out to Vegas for 4 weeks and staying at Palms, so they"ll be there when I arrive which is great. They fly out 4 weeks Friday so I"ll be following their wsop progress and will update on here.

Sorry to be missing this weekend but will follow the updates and good luck to all taking place. Also well done to all the International team captains I did play for England last year and the best advice I can offer is don"t do what I did and call when a team mate has gone all in. Sorry Don  ;D ;D  
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Re: A Year (and a couple of weeks) In Poker!
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2012, 23:00:36 PM »
Just read all of your blog Glenn. Very enjoyable. Sorry about your exit at Coventry. :-*

I hope that you and the lads have a great year. Vegas sounds soooooooo good.

Excellent, calling Don"s all in. ;D ;D

Good news that the dogs(pups) have started to perform.

GL and hope to c u again very soon. :)
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