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Honeybadg

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1455 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.

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1456 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.

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1457 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.

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Bit of an epic 1st round - but the wrong result for me - format allows for it - Ritchie Burnett played well - sigh!

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1458 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 ...

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1459 on: October 06, 2011, 09:02:24 AM »
Wouldn"t it get annoying having to break your own arm all the time? ;)

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1460 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??

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1461 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!

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1462 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.

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1463 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.

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1464 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 ...

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1465 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.

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1466 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

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1467 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?

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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1468 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)
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Re: Tales of the Honeybadger
« Reply #1469 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.

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