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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #225 on: January 18, 2010, 08:02:30 AM »
i must concentrate on live poker only. last night i played at rileys(where monkeyman also played) and to start with it was not too bad, maintained my starting stack before the break, pretty much maintained it to the final table(just stole a few blinds in one button orbit), waited for an ace to shove with on the final table, monkeyman departed, then a reasonable card rush and good position steals brought me up to level pegging, few players departed and "WERE IN THE MONEY". at this point i was on 56k, third place got ko"d and we split the prizepool 50/50 and had one hand for the league (in which i flopped a set and gave opponent richard two pair, he admitted he would have stacked off), BACK OF THE NET.
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #226 on: January 18, 2010, 08:31:59 AM »

i must concentrate on live poker only. last night i played at rileys(where monkeyman also played) and to start with it was not too bad, maintained my starting stack before the break, pretty much maintained it to the final table(just stole a few blinds in one button orbit), waited for an ace to shove with on the final table, monkeyman departed, then a reasonable card rush and good position steals brought me up to level pegging, few players departed and "WERE IN THE MONEY". at this point i was on 56k, third place got ko"d and we split the prizepool 50/50 and had one hand for the league (in which i flopped a set and gave opponent richard two pair, he admitted he would have stacked off), BACK OF THE NET.


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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #227 on: January 25, 2010, 22:49:46 PM »
have not had too much in the way of poker, thursday night was the £30 triple chance freezeout (£30+£5 total payment, you dont pay for your extra chips, 2k start stack, 2k again and 2k again, if not used it is classed as add-on"s) and i felt confident after my win at rileys on the 17th, started off beautifully when i raised on the button and the blinds fold, then it went pete tong when i flop two pair and someone stacks off with me and hits his gutshot, chips, few hands and i flop top two pair and player flopped his set, turned quads, chips, down to my last 2k after 30 minutes, had a ciggi (i was getting stressed) and got back to it, folded a few and then found  kd qd on the bb, button limped and sb made up, i raise (4 big blinds on top) and call-call, flop was  kh qc  :3d:, sb checks, i shove, button reshoves, sb folds, button has  ah js, yyyiiipppeeee double up coming my way until the (censored) river card was a  td. im out.

sunday was rileys league, was card dead the whole tourney, had to shove on the sb with  kh td and got snapped called by the bb, what are the chances but he had  kc ks, im almost drawing dead pre, oh well, missed the board and im out (i was the bubble boy), as my friend pete was playing i offered to deal the cards, i hope my dealing was up to standard simon (knowing what the blinds were was a slight issue though) as i do like to think that i can deal cards well (i used to like magic tricks with cards when i was a kid).

tonight i was reading a harrington book when i realised something, im complaining about being card dead, the loosest player at the apat yarmouth regional is now complaining about being card dead, this world is becoming a funny place, i think a playing style change is definatley on the cards (i must admit im playing super tight and weak betting, its who ive been playing against, super loose players). i think anthony pickering should hang up his boots for a while(as he is too tight) and let the loose cannon antthecat(who has had more results in the past with creative plays) play a few tourneys and see who gets better results.

it has just occured to me, i think i have a split personality.

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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2010, 15:32:08 PM »
hello boys and girls, hardly been playing but the last few tourneys i played ive cashed in every one, geldeston home game"s ive took down two weeks in a row and yesterday i played at palace casino i played a £3 rebuy, i admit i rebought quite a few times(10 in total) but i managed to roll up as the table chip leader before the break, after the break i played solid and got a healthy double up when i read a player to have ak and my sevens held up, made the final table and after a few re raise all in"s i had a lot of chips, in the end with four of us left and all even in chips we decided to take a four way chop for £100, result. back of the net.

rileys tonight and hope to keep the results going.

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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #229 on: February 19, 2010, 21:29:45 PM »
wow read season 4 and cant wait, i need to load betfair onto my laptop and have a good look around, cant wait to buy in for a few events, razz sounds brilliant and i will have a go at the £250 pro events as i like to add value to every tourney i play.

i was tempted to play the dtd 20-20 event this weekend but other things have cropped up so will play one of these soon.

i need to convince the other half to play poker as im bouncing off the walls whilst having to watch boring telly, any ideas or tips on this would be helpful.
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #230 on: February 21, 2010, 15:56:57 PM »
im so annoyed that my car went wrong, was going to play the deepstack at holt organised by andy (baldusnew) as its a good laugh and a great day but the water pump seized up, ive fixed that (had a spare engine with a good water pump and belt sitting at my parents, their garden is like a scrapyard, its all my fault, bought a few projects and never got round to them) and thought ill play a bit online, blew $30 dollars in a few minutes (i was sitting in a too high level, going for a shoot, i know its a leak and i would not recommend it to anyone) and im kicking myself silly, i keep saying that online is a weakness in my game but i keep donking off cash like mad, so im not playing online for a while to save my insanity and pocket. im off to rileys tonight with a few friends to earn some league points and win some money. live poker i can sit back and play properly but online its like im playing gta4 so i go in like arnie and blast my chips and money around like no mans business, annoying.
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #231 on: March 01, 2010, 17:35:04 PM »
Sorry Ant, I didn"t manage to make any use of your chips last night. My departure hand came with the blinds at 1000/2000 and me on the button. UTG Limped and I limped with A 10. The small blind raise to a total of 12000 which lead to the big blind and UTG folding. I shoved my remaining 19.5K in and the small blind called, turning over QJ which became a full house.
  How did you get on over the road? I"m getting extremely tempted to try the cash tables over there sometime soon.  
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #232 on: March 03, 2010, 21:24:24 PM »
sorry for the delay in my update, the cash game lasted 3 hands simon, it only cost me a quid all in all so not a bad loss.

ive got to describe my last few results, last friday was my friends home game and eventually getting to three way i nearly folded a flush to a all in but i eventually called (thanks antthecat, anthony really owes you one) and i took so many chips from that pot it was not too long before i took it down for a profit of £60 (seven runners £10 with one rebuy before the break, 10k starting stack, donk ask why 10k is a rebuy stack but there we go) over a four hour period, hourly rate £15, not bad.

Saturday afternoon i played up the palace, £3 rebuy, had a few rebuys(8 in all plus a add-on) for a investment of £30, i was second chip leader on the table and things were good until a new player comes in, just keeps open shoving and getting no resistance, im on the bb with a9 suited, lag shoves on the button, i snap call reasoning that my a9 is ahead, he tables kings, ffs, he shoved ten times in a row and when i call he has the bloody goods, by my moaning you can tell a ace did not come and i did not make a flush and im left with 2bb"s left, that lasted the next hand (his a9 beat my 73off, where is the justice hey!!!!) and im off home, as i felt good still i decided to play the tourny up norwich poker club as it was a £20 semi freezeout (£20 buy in, 5k starting stack, optional rebuy or add-on for £10 and then another rebuy or add-on for £5), off to a good start when i double up my starting stack but just before the first break i was back down to 5k when i shoved against a raise when i had a straight and a flush draw and he called, i missed but after five minutes the break came so i had my add ons, after the break i played quite passive but towards the final table bubble i mad a hero call when i had top pair and i faced a shove on the flop which was for all my stack, he shoved on a draw, i do not know how he missed but my pair held up and then final table, from eight got whittled to four but i only had 3 hands, i decided to make a shove with q9 suited on the sb as the blinds were 3k/6k with a ante of 500 and my stack was whittled down from 100k to 50k at this point, the bb snapped called when he looked at an ace then squeezed out a 9, dominated, i just wanted to be live, why did he have a 9, anything else as a 9 hit the flop but obviously his ace kicker was beating my queen kicker, i was out in 4th and got paid £67.

sunday i played the rileys £10 freezeout and from 15 runners i was out in 6th, lost a lot of chips when i called a aggressive shover(monkeyman) with j9, he had aces, aces held up, i read him for two high cards or ace-x suited but there we go, few hands later the button raised 3bb, i called on the sb with  ac 7s, bb folded, flop  qc 9c 8c, i shove and the button goes in the tank, two minutes pass and he calls, he shows  kc jd, turn was a blank and the river was  jh, im out, i was bored so i put my change in a fruit machine(problem is under control by the way) and won £30, as i said up top i fancied a bit of a cash game with this money so i wander to npc and sit at the cash table, that lasted a couple of minutes.

monday night i fancied a game so i made my way to rileys, there was 25 runners and it was a £5 double chance (£10 max stake) and i played like a mad man, callin an all in with pockets deuces, deuces held up against kj. i made a final table after nearly getting in trouble by a novice(she played nearly every hand) and after a hour i settle for a chop when i got heads up and i make £80,

for my las few days i have a profit of £130, not bad for a part timer, i hope it keeps going
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #233 on: March 15, 2010, 22:56:36 PM »
ive hardly played any poker recently, rileys league is going ok for me but my mind has been somewhere else, today (march 15th) is my birthday, nothing special happened during the day (working on cars dont change whether its your birthday or not, they are sill a pain in the backside to work on) but in the evening i proposed to my girlfriend georgina, she said yes. so now im an engaged man (buying the ring came out of my bankroll, cant have a crack at the pro event at swansea now) poker in general will have to be one of the last things to do in my spare time but im still up for a few events in this season, just cant play the online league or online nationals. will be playing home games round my friends so will keep posting the madness that happens during the geldeston home game
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #234 on: March 16, 2010, 16:36:58 PM »
Congratulations on the engagement Ant. Is either the marriage ceremony or any part of the honeymoon being held at Dusk til Dawn? ::)
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #235 on: April 08, 2010, 22:32:29 PM »
hi all, long time no talk. i have played a few tourneys but first of all a tip to all, dont get engaged, its too stressful, within one month of asking the question i have had to ring venue after venue to get wedding brochures, time wasted as i could be playing poker. on a serious note it is enjoyable but i have to nip things in the bud and one of them is poker, its not completely but im limited to the occassional home game and the sunday night league game at rileys.

enough of that business, its poker talk time, i did not qualify for the top three spots in the rileys league but there is two extra spots to win via a satellite tourney, this was the usual structure but i did feel a bit of pressure, only seven turned up so five to beat. i was so card dead (not even a suited connecter to play on the button) but i played survival poker until it was 3 handed, the sb shoved (he only had 200 extra chips than me) and i found  ac jh on the bb, as i was running cold i did not want to call and lose but that hand three way is a strong hand so i called and sb had  ad1 6h, no six or freaky straight and im almost qualified, it took 2 more hands to confirm my seat (8-5 suited and i flopped a full house) and a few quid in the bargain.

last sunday was a new start to the rileys league and i was off to a awful start, 10k starting stack was crippled to 3.5k when my top two pair was crippled when his up and down straight draw hit and i was oblivious that a jack was a scary card for me. i managed to get to the final table on life support but a steal when there was two limpers and i was on the bb so i had to give no-one a chance, then a double up, then i knocked out a player, somehow called an all-in with 4-3 offsuit preflop and catching a 3 on the flop(was playing my card rush, i always play my rushes) and somehow i won. RESULT.

with a little bit of profit and on a result high i played the regular tourney at rileys on the monday, my first table was a table with very good players so out came antthecat and the bluffing and three betting light just worked, rolled 5k to 15k without risking much of my stack at any point, i took two add-on"s(as i did not rebuy) so sat with 30k after the break, i decided to let anthony play and nurse the stack to the final table (which worked when my jack"s were good enough to burst the final table button). the final table was just shove or fold so i just picked my moments and when it was down to six players i got a card rush and within 20 minutes i was heads up, i started with 120k and opponent had 85k, blinds went back and forth but i will admit i made a monumental co** up when i called his all in with queen ten offsuit, the reason being is that if he has any ace (bar ace-queen or ace-10) then it is literally who hits the board but his ace is a small percentage favourite preflop, if he has a pair lower than tens then its a coinflip, the chances of him shoving with these combinations is 80% and he has the conkers on me is 20%, so for a pretty much even shot i have to make a call knowing 4 times out of five its a flip seems like a chance i will always take, cards on their backs he had pocket sevens, he criticised my call(which is why im questioning it but i think it was a pretty balanced call given the maths, btw the blinds were 5k-10k so i had no chance to play a flop) but i hit nothing. he cripples my stack and a few minutes later he hits the killer blow then he calls my all in when i had j3 off and he had q6 suited, queen high won.

hopefully the fiance will go out tomorrow night so i can play my friends home game, if i do i will report on the madness that is poker down geldeston.
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #236 on: April 09, 2010, 19:42:45 PM »
Have you set a date yet mate?  If not, tell her to get the wedding brochures herself!!
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #237 on: May 01, 2010, 11:36:29 AM »
an update, im doing well in rileys poker league, geldeston"s home games are always profitable even though i have not took one down in a while and my trip to dtd last weekend was a success.

i was at dtd to play the rileys quarterly national, the first table i was so comfy with as 7 out of 9 players were tight (i was one of the other two loose cannons) and i was bluffing, floating, drawing, hitting, and doing really well, moved to another table and everyone was loose, i tightened up and went card dead, i finally got it all in with queens and got called with ak suited(i had 13 bb but blinds and ante"s were getting high) and a ace came on the flop, i did not improve and i was out, i waited for 30 minutes before i went to play cash (something i always do, just enough time to clear my head ready for cash) and spun £95 into £170 with my usual playing skills, i bought in for the £40 freezeout, that lasted about an hour, usual 30 minute break in which i lost my remaining profit on the roulette wheel, sat with £100 and spun it up to £205, £5 tip to the dealer and i was going home with a few quid profit.
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #238 on: May 11, 2010, 23:05:42 PM »
there has unfortunatley nothing too much to report in the way of tourney or cash results, just been trapped into monster hands (i turned a straight but lucky punk flopped a full house, sickener) or got really bad luck as such (i went all in with a pair of sixes, got called by a very drunk player who tabled king-six of diamonds, flop had one diamond, turn a diamond and you"ve guessed it river was a diamond) but im not bothered by it, i think im playing well (when i get the opportunity to play) but monday night i spotted/witnessed something that made me so angry and at the same time has tarnished the game for me, i could not believe my eyes and ears what i was witnessing, two players at my table were telling each other their hands and passing chips to one-an-other, two cheating b******s, but that does not bother me as such, where they done it bothers me, it was a £10 deepstack freezeout at the pub, the prizepool was only £120 and the max they could have won/shared between them was £80. WHY????? if they done it anywhere else they would be banned/had the crap kicked out of them but as they are well respected down the pub no-one would have believed me if i questioned their act. my suspicion first came when one did not want to show his hole cards at a showdown between them, i was only curious so i asked for the hand to be exposed, he did not show so i flipped his hand over(bad manners) and his exposed hand was the winning hand, he didnt even say thanks(he could have misread his hand and did not realise he won) as he grudgingly pulled in the pot. few minutes later i was involved in a pot with them both, first villan announced as he raised "Jay would raise with this" and his buddy-villan as he called said "im seeing kate", that conversation seemed odd, my mind recalled silly names for hands and "Jay" is Jack or Jacks and kate is king-eight(bit obvious realy), i played the pot with this info and my king-seven split the pot when i shovved on the river on a  kd 9s 4d 5s 5h as i knew it was a split pot, first villan folded but second villan called with king-eight, thinking he was clever first villan showed the jacks and said something about it was a good fold but he was pissed off that he could not pass the whole pot to his buddy. at that point i was so angry inside i just wanted to knock them both out or go out and as one set me all in pre i happily called called my whole stack off with  :3d: 4d, he had ak and i lost, i just wanted to get out. i went round my friends(whom a lot of them play at this pub) and warned them of what ive seen.

now im thinking about playing less poker, its a sad time when people want to cheat a £10 friendly card game and as im on limited funds i find it so annoying that its one less place to have a fun poker night.
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Re: Another Norfolk poker player
« Reply #239 on: May 25, 2010, 13:26:22 PM »
just posting to say variance is a pain in the backside, no results due to always bubbling the money spots, i know what im doing wrong, shoving light to steal blinds as players "should" fold everything but the nuts pre and happily let me steal their blinds, nope im getting called super light and getting unlucky. time for a change, im coming back to online poker so everyone can win/take my money from me. i should be playing on betfair soon.
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