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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2009, 11:48:36 AM »
Cheers Lukybuger - Just won a 40 man Sng As well - cant stop me now!!

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2009, 13:41:06 PM »
Showing good form just at the right time Robert.  GL tonight.

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2009, 07:45:31 AM »

Showing good form just at the right time Robert.  GL tonight.


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Well the league started last night - and with all the anticipation and build up it was great to see over 300 players across the 3 divisions!! and i have never seen so much traffic on the site - I couldn"t keep up with all the updates!!! My first league game was fairly unspectacular - really - i never got much above the Starting stack - I had Tim magnus and Londonlocksmith on my immediate left for most of the first hour - so didn"t really have much chance of Accumulation!! just the odd steal here and there and the occasional missed time 3 barrel bluff!!! Then Just after the break i get moved to a table with 4 team members - one of which decides that it is OK to call my all an 3 -bet with AK off - How dare!!! LOL - anyway - my pocket tens were know where near any match for the AK especially when a King pops up in the window!!!

At least points where scored - even if we never managed any team points - by Richard "Team Captain" Ivaniak and George "londonlocksmith" Bellety - so it is a start and we will win this league by overwhelming the opposition with sheer numbers!! (i am pretty sure we were the best represented in our league).

Anyway - thanks to an act of God - Today is turning into a Snow Day - So looks like it could be a poker fest all day!

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2009, 11:40:36 AM »
I shall hang my head in shame for eliminating a team mate  :(. I think the Blue Square enforcement squad would have shot me if I hadn"t played AK though.
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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2009, 15:16:58 PM »

I shall hang my head in shame for eliminating a team mate  :(. I think the Blue Square enforcement squad would have shot me if I hadn"t played AK though.


That is OK Simon - i think a few of the team skippers knocked out players from their teams - At least your not that callous!!  ;D

Anyway what with it being Snow Day yesterday and today - I have been playing a few MTT and 40 man SnG"s and have been running hot - i do however have a few confessions that i should make!

I play mainly on Pacific poker - and there is a reason for this - they gave me $5 free when i joined (+EV from the start) and at the time i had just moved in with my GF and money was tight and she wouldn"t let me make a deposit! anyway that was about 18 months ago now and through steady BR management (much tighter than "Jesus" - i doubt I"ll ever go broke on Pacific) I managed to Build it up from $0 - i did go broke at the start - it was inevitable - to my Current BR of just shy of $200 where it now stands!! and along the way i have managed to pick up a few "big" wins of $500+ in free-rolls and Big overlays - but that money was used in the real world so is taken out the BR!

Anyway the reason that i say this as i mention that i am running hot - I am, but at Micro stakes poker!! all of my winnings have come at MTT"s and SnGs of less than <$3 - but netherless a winning player is a winning player!!

Now i just need to transfer this form to Blue sq (where i have made a deposit - and thanks to a forth in the mini league (brag  ;D) am BR"d to play most APAt events) and make a dent in a tourny!!

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2009, 09:29:24 AM »
Well it is only a few more days until the First Live Leg of the season and i have mixed feelings about what is in-store for the season!

Don"t get me wrong the Team have done a great job in organising this and the structures as always is fantastic! - i am just a little peeved that all of the events seem to be in the midlands or the north of England! - i understand this as they are central locations and make it easier for people to get too - with the exception being those that do not drive!! (that would be me) Had i driven i would no doubt have tried to qualify for Walsall and the other events - but as i don"t - i will probably give most of them a miss (the exception being the WACOP of which i plan to play in all 3 events!)!! I am sure that i am not the only one that feels the same! and it is a shame that the biggest population in the UK (London) has no event!

So it looks like the Internet will have to suffice and Deep Stack Poker for the masses will have to be put on hold for now!

Bring back a London event - that is what i say!  
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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2009, 14:05:07 PM »

i am just a little peeved that all of the events seem to be in the midlands or the north of England! - i understand this as they are central locations and make it easier for people to get too - with the exception being those that do not drive!!


I always thought that it was a myth that londoners viewed the midlands, the north of england and "foreign countries under english rule" as dark backward places.

Let me assure you, rubertoe, that public transport links to the casinos in Cardiff, Walsall, Edinburgh, Bolton, Luton and Nottingham are more than adequate with the cost of transport being pretty much the same as petrol costs to these places. (In some cases much cheaper and quicker - with a bit of research)

LOLing at Luton and Cardiff being in the "Midlands"
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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2009, 14:13:01 PM »


i am just a little peeved that all of the events seem to be in the midlands or the north of England! - i understand this as they are central locations and make it easier for people to get too - with the exception being those that do not drive!!


I always thought that it was a myth that Londoners viewed the midlands, the north of England and "foreign countries under English rule" as dark backward places.

Let me assure you, rubertoe, that public transport links to the casinos in Cardiff, Walsall, Edinburgh, Bolton, Luton and Nottingham are more than adequate with the cost of transport being pretty much the same as petrol costs to these places. (In some cases much cheaper and quicker - with a bit of research)

LOLing at Luton and Cardiff being in the "Midlands"


I forgot that there were events being played at Luton (although this isn"t exactly London and is just about the SE) - as for Cardiff - although that may not be north of London - it is - to be fair - an entirely different country!!!

As for as Londoners views on the situation - Having Attended the university of Staffordshire - my view remains unchanged!
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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2009, 16:01:56 PM »
I just thought I"d elaborate on my time in the north!!

I was lucky enough to go to university in the fair old north midlands city that is Know as Stoke on Trent! And i must say that i cannot find fault with living there for 3 years - although My liver might not agree!! I lived on Leek road which was 5 minutes from everywhere that i needed to go to - including the Union - where i was to spend many a night - drinking Alcopops and Kangaroo"s - A cider and Advocaat concoction!!!

And it was here that i discovered Poker after stumbling in one night and switching on the TV and Seeing Late Night Poker..........So Stoke wernt all bad (even if it has been voted the worst city to live in on more than one occasion)

Oh and why to they call Bread Rolls Barm Cakes - I"ll never know??
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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2009, 18:01:21 PM »
Once i have finished reading my Unread posts - All 4 pages of them - I will post again once more!!!

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2009, 17:22:40 PM »
Well It has been a while and a lot has happened -

We have had the First National "live" event - The Weather has been up and down - and a bit sideways - England"s cricketers continue to defy logic and lose to one of the worst sides in test cricket (although improving) - And Arsenal continue to frustate the hell out of me, oh and i have played a few hands of poker along the way as well!

First i must congratulate Steve "AMRN" Redfern on his win at Wallsall - two solid days of poker - WP sir!!!

Also Congratulations to all those that cashed and everyone that managed to brave the elements to get there, i cant wait for my first live event - which will hopefully be the worlds -all the events!!!!!! - i am slowly talking my girlfreind into it - even promising her i"ll stake her in the ME!!!

Regardless of the BS that appears to have happened i am sure that the majority loved it - i know i was jelous!! and roll on the Next one!

As regards English Cricket - Don (logie66) is reporting so i wont say too much!! but there is like most sports in this country a tendincy to stick with the same people for too long - especially the batting line up, if your not performing your dropped - in this country the menagement are all too easily blamed when it is the players that should take a long hard look at themselves!!!

Arsenal - Why is Eboue still there? why is Adebayor still there?? anyone? Arsene if you reading this - what is happening? - Buy a World class Defensive midfeilder! or just a decent one!!

Poker wise - not a lot really to report - i have however discovered a severe dislike too KK as it apears to get out drawn however i play it - badly mostly - but hey i never claimed to be Ivey!

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2009, 17:27:23 PM »

Arsene if you reading this - what is happening?


I"m sure it"s the first thing he logs onto after training every day Robert  ;D

As for the cricket, now Logie is out there, it"s all gonna change.

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2009, 08:44:36 AM »
I havent really played much poker in the last few days - I have had real world stuff to do and as it is valentines day today - i doubt that i"ll get much poker in today - as i am sure that Tanya will expect me to take her out! but what can you do - sometimes i have to put her first!

I will be playing the League Game tomorrow but will sadly be missing the Welsh online (yes i am back playing the nationals - I cant not - I am now a fully engrossed APAT member - and feel it is a duty to juice the Prizepool wherever possible) - as one of my longest standing friends is getting married in April and it is the stag next weekend and i am off to Antwerp!!!

Not to sure what to make about the choice of antwerp as a Stag destination - but it is the home of Gin and this is one of my favourite tipples! also not sure of if there is a casino there - so maybe no poker next weekend at all (apart from the cash games that will no dobt take place on the Eurostar on the way there and back) - but i am sure that i"ll cope!

Good luck to all those that are lucky enough to play tonight and to all those that have better halves - on nights sacrifice for a whole years peace - its gotta be worth it!!

Good luck all

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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2009, 17:27:04 PM »
Well another League game under my belt - Total Points = 0 - Total team Points = 0, well it is a start for the North London team - not a good one but its early doors and i am sure that we will vastly improve - we should, we have nearly a 6th of the Feild playing!!!!

i was however pleased with how i played - i Stole the odd blind - I laid down a straight (beaten by a Higher straight and a FH) - which i was pretty pleased with! and then i managed To pick up kings in the BB and see a raise and a Shove in front of me - Lickety Lick my chops went - Re-shove All in from me - I had about 5.5k with the blinds at 200/400 - The initial rasier - who had played very loose - thinks about it - and After some encouragement from another player - who was not in the hand - and i think is out of order - he calls (he could have folded and still had chips)  and just has me covered - Obviously the MP player is all in - so we See the Board 3 Ways  - Initial raiser Ah Jh - MP all in Jd Jc and me with Two Black Kings -

Unsurprisingly - an Ace Flops in the Window and a J on the turn - Leaving Both the Initail rasier with 4k - MP player with 9k and me out!!!!! instead of winning a 13k pot i am left cursing!!!

oh well thems the breaks - i got the money in good and the poker gods kicked me in the nuts!!

Now - i must get back to my Game - i have Some WACOP seats to pay for.......
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Re: Toe'd in the Hole
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2009, 17:49:14 PM »


that"s gotta hurt, I was knocked out in 12th by a team mate again -- soft play my arseum