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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2013, 19:31:54 PM »
Well the Prague report is not the good news I was hoping to report in regards to poker winning..

England where well placed after day1 with all to play for going into the MTT, but the crux of it all was we couldn"t deliver enough players into the too 18 to score enough points to secure a medal.. Tony was our top player and probed his worth by making the final table of the MTT finishing 3rd, shared 2nd in the individual table with Duffy and was in a good spot to win, but just made a crucial mis step against the wrong player.. Richard was steady getting a 3rd and winning his HU match against Herbie in 1 hand!! Paul had a complete nightmare of a trip and was running so bad, you know it"s not your day when you flop an open ended straight flush draw v the table lunatic and miss the world, he never got going all through the 2 days and by his own high standards was so upset. I was "happy" with my play over all took some amazing beats HU in the PLO to only get 2nd and bombed out of the MTT when I played back at a player when I should of prehaps re evaluated my position.
At the end of the day e stats don"t lie, Germany where immense and deserved the Gold over the two days, Toms Belgium where worthy of Silver, and it pains me to say Gordon, Duffy, Tom and Herbie where steady over the 2 days and getting 3 into the points in the MTT they deserved to overtake England and Slovakia, Duffy was patient picked her spots well and crushed Tony HU lol she played great the whole festival.

The ME started well for me and we played 4 handed for quite a while, I managed to chip up to 19k early on.
Just before the first break I was dealt KK UTG, blinds where 75/150 and I raised to 450, Duffy re raised to 900, the guy next to her flatted th 900, then it was either the Button or SB re popped to 3k!!.. I sigh tank folded, Duffy called as did the other guy so there was nearly a 10k pot at 150 level.. Well on a rag flop carnage erupted, Duffy checked as did the other guy, the guy who popped to 3k bet 9,000 leaving under 1k back? Duffy shoved other guy tank calls other guy throws remaining few chips in aswell.. Cards on back Duffy AA, other guy QQ other guy AK  ;D phew..

Was moved shortly after onto an aggressive table with John Murray doubled John up when I missed an open ended straight flush draw on turn and was down to 6k and had to grind a short stack, doubled up courtesy of AA v KK won another 5k with a flopped set and was back to 16k.. Then with blinds getting serious find QQ to shove AIPF only to,lose a flip to AK GG me.

Good to see a few of the heroes make day 2, well done Ger, Rich and John all cashing.. John making yet another FT!! have to say I"m impressed how he doesn"t go bust when he has 66 on a flop of KK6 prehaps the river K was his lucky card  ;) it managed for him to lose what was probably the min.

Sunday was a trip into Prague as it was Emma"s day, eventually our cab dropped us off and we made our way to Rocky O"Reilys a traditional Irish pub after a quick pint of Magners and a all day brekki with Ger, Paulie, Rich, TT, Duffy, Tom, Don, Lee and there friend (sorry my memory is terrible for names) we wheeled our way to the old square.
More drinks flowed in the outside bar with the most beautiful backdrop, with the best bunch of guys / Duffy/, that any human could wish for!

Summed up... Disappointed with not winning team event or defending title, the obvious lack of disabled facilities.. BUT have to say the people around me completely made up for everything, Prague is beautiful it wasn"t sub zero and will take some great memories back with me.

I could mention numerous people in my blog who made my stay special you know who you all are, esp Kevin who went out of his way to make sure I was safely in my hotel room each night.

ECOAP 2013... HIT!!

Did I mention I was looking forward to WCOAP  :)
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2013, 10:29:12 AM »
Hey buddy,

You were probably the person I was most looking forward to to meet... Online it was clear that everybody here sees you as one of the greatest guys... Now that I met you, I can understand why. We didn"t have that much time to talk, and hopefully the WCOAP provides some more chances, but in every short conversation we had, you showed the love of life, and the love for the game.

You are just a great guy!


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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2014, 22:35:53 PM »
 CABIN FEVER!!!

No live poker to speak of since ECOAP...I have got Cabin fever





































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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #78 on: March 04, 2014, 09:55:26 AM »

CABIN FEVER!!!

No live poker to speak of since ECOAP...I have got Cabin fever


wow great write up mate. Direct and to the point. More of the same please :))


































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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2014, 13:41:18 PM »


CABIN FEVER!!!

No live poker to speak of since ECOAP...I have got Cabin fever


wow great write up mate. Direct and to the point. More of the same please :))


































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Wow great use of the quote function.. More of the same please  :D
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2014, 13:55:01 PM »



CABIN FEVER!!!

There you go, ask and you shall receive ;-)?



No live poker to speak of since ECOAP...I have got Cabin fever


wow great write up mate. Direct and to the point. More of the same please :))


































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Wow great use of the quote function.. More of the same please  :D
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2014, 14:00:39 PM »
TILT!!!!!!!
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2014, 14:03:15 PM »
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2014, 16:34:41 PM »
Season 7 has been done and dusted as far as live events.. Still have the online league to fight for and the WCOAP online series to enjoy..

So gonna give a brief run down on the highs and also lows of WCOAP..

Highs..

As usual the highs has to be  meeting all the friendly APAT players and staff, been far too long coming around for my liking, although a number of the usual suspects where unable to make the trip to London, on a whole I thought it was very well represented.
Was great seeing Mark back amongst the team doing his great job of updating along with both Matt and the awesome Tom, Des was his usual jolly self and has promised me his baby making days are OVER !!  ;)
Enjoyed meeting some of my fellow Blue Blood team mates, Dawn, John and Jeremy, and any of you who know Dawn will agree that she fits perfectly into the APAT family a breath of fresh air.
Poker for me didn"t have many highs so to speak of regarding play, I was lucky enough to finish 3rd in my first event I played on Thursday in the Antes only, but from there on the "Pilgrim run good" deserted me.
The casino was bar far the nicest I have yet had the pleasure to play in and reminded me a little of a Vegas feel to it, still have a love affair with DTD but as a whole package Aspers has it all IMO, so if we couldn"t play the WCOAP at DTD then this would be a perfect replacement..
Holiday inn across from the casino was perfect as always, I can never fault their hotels albeit pricy I would rather pay the extra as location was amazing!!
The whole shopping centre was pretty impressive and I"m just glad I left the credit card out of reach from Emma  ;D, had some wicked food especially the steak platter on Sunday evening at TGI Fridays nom nom.

Lows...

Can"t really say there where any "lows".. Maybe a couple of frustrations/diss appointments .

Frustrated that the casino couldn"t of invisaged the success of the numbers of players and hadn"t hired enough dealers over the weekend, there where empty tables that could of been used to start up more cash games or SNGS, casino policy was that under no circumstances could there be a "self deal" policy for a SNG which is fair enough, but a few of us where willing to pay the juice for a dealer but alas there where no spare.
Also frustrated about bar prices, I"m not a drinker but was nearing £20 for a round of 3 drinks and when you have a bored partner who likes to let her hair down you can imagine it ended up both messy and pricy lol..

Diss appointed with my performance in both the PLO8 and ME, was so excited about playing the PLO8 as I think it is my strongest game but just didn"t manage to get any momentum going and after numerous outdraws and more important missed draws I didn"t make it deep.. The ME was a complete train wreck for me and dusted of my 20k in record time a combination of running flushes in higher flushes 2 times, set over set and having over pairs to the board 3 times when the same player had bigger each time just meant it wasn"t ever going to be, I guess that"s poker.

I have decided to take a step back from playing APAT live events in season 8 and limiting to perhaps just the WCOAP and maybe if there is a festival style weekend at DTD with some mixed games, think Emma needs some time away that doesn"t involve casinos and card rooms. Will still play all the online nationals etc and any promos that Matt can come up with.

So to sum it up Season7 was amazing (not quite as amazing as 2012  ;D) and with memories of international duties Pague etc and WCOAP I"m confident that season 8 will be a great hit when it is announced..

I must just add.. I have poked fun at JP on his statuses calling him a "fish" when he has reached yet another FT, but joking aside i think the guy deserves massive kudos for his acheivement over the festival, there where many many very capable players who he had to overcome to get into these deep runs, sir I doff my hat to you very very well played..
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2014, 16:45:34 PM »
Was great meeting you too, shizzles and giggles is what I like about poker and there were plenty of those :)
see you again soon
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2014, 16:47:33 PM »
I have three words for you.

"Jngle Bell Rock"


See, you"re doing it again. :)
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Re: Pilgrims Progress
« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2014, 17:04:45 PM »

I have three words for you.

"Jngle Bell Rock"


See, you"re doing it again. :)


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