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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #225 on: March 14, 2012, 12:56:33 PM »
It does taste better when it"s free - it will taste really good if I can cash.

I am now officially playing the GUKPT in Coventry at the back end of August. The GUKPT people were very quick to oblige and move my seat so that was good. I have also booked two weeks off work from the 10th September until the 24th. One of those weeks will definitely be spent in Vegas, I expect it will be the Wednesday to the following Wednesday- will keep an eye on prices and work out the best time to book..

Any sort of cash in the GUKPT would feel good two weeks before Vegas. If I get anywhere near the bubble it could get interesting...


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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #226 on: March 14, 2012, 13:57:09 PM »
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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #227 on: March 15, 2012, 09:37:11 AM »
Played the PokerPlayer GUKPT freeroll last night and won it! 1st out of 550 runners for a GUKPT main event seat worth £1,070!!  :D


Congrats Mark, VWP and best of luck at Coventry !
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« Reply #228 on: March 15, 2012, 18:25:58 PM »
Very well played Mark, get in there and show them what you"re capable of   ;)
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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #229 on: March 16, 2012, 20:39:03 PM »
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you selling any action?
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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #230 on: March 17, 2012, 14:33:26 PM »

epic result

you selling any action?


I will sell percentages at 1:1 if anyone fancies a punt. Will probably stick something on Facebook, am not looking to/ expecting to sell a lot.

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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #232 on: March 30, 2012, 18:59:07 PM »
Just won a smidge under 5 buyins in a 90 min zoom session. A large chunk when my AA met AQ on an AQQ board... stilll so many people going berserk, makes you remember why people play cash..

Nice start to the weekend.. ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM


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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #234 on: May 05, 2012, 14:06:00 PM »

It does taste better when it"s free - it will taste really good if I can cash.

I am now officially playing the GUKPT in Coventry at the back end of August. The GUKPT people were very quick to oblige and move my seat so that was good. I have also booked two weeks off work from the 10th September until the 24th. One of those weeks will definitely be spent in Vegas, I expect it will be the Wednesday to the following Wednesday- will keep an eye on prices and work out the best time to book..

Any sort of cash in the GUKPT would feel good two weeks before Vegas. If I get anywhere near the bubble it could get interesting...



What is a min cash in one of these things, around £2K? I am pretty sure there would be no shame in locking up and ensuring you make it, within reason of course but turning down a race to ensure you make the money even when the odds (and ICM) say you should go for it would be fine for example.
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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #235 on: May 07, 2012, 23:33:12 PM »


It does taste better when it"s free - it will taste really good if I can cash.

I am now officially playing the GUKPT in Coventry at the back end of August. The GUKPT people were very quick to oblige and move my seat so that was good. I have also booked two weeks off work from the 10th September until the 24th. One of those weeks will definitely be spent in Vegas, I expect it will be the Wednesday to the following Wednesday- will keep an eye on prices and work out the best time to book..

Any sort of cash in the GUKPT would feel good two weeks before Vegas. If I get anywhere near the bubble it could get interesting...



What is a min cash in one of these things, around £2K? I am pretty sure there would be no shame in locking up and ensuring you make it, within reason of course but turning down a race to ensure you make the money even when the odds (and ICM) say you should go for it would be fine for example.


I don"t think that can be right...

Sacrificing/reducing the chance to win a seriously significant prize for the sake of a min-cash seems very -EV
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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #236 on: May 08, 2012, 09:49:37 AM »
Last year this got 145 runners - a min cash was £2,180 paying 15 places. I can see no reason why the field size would be much different this year.

A min cash would be a signifcant prize for me - it would pay for Vegas and a bit more besides. Saying that - I won"t even start thinking about it unless I get to the top 20 ish. I will be playing for the win as I do in all tournaments but will be sensible around the bubble as £2K would really help!

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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #237 on: May 16, 2012, 16:44:01 PM »
Epic post by Phil Galfond this week - http://www.philgalfond.com/my-poker-other-story/

I love the fact that he writes so openly. You really do get the feeling he writes very naturally and spills out a whole string of consciousness that is fascinating to read.

My poker story would go something like - I deposited $50 and 2 years later I was playing $5 MTT"s off of a $500 roll. Not very exciting. Maybe I should just take some big shots... not in my nature though.

Still no internet and no sign of it arriving, I miss online poker :-(

Cardiff soon though so something to look forward to. Followed by a drought of live poker for June-Aug then GUKPT/ECOAP. Plan on heading straight to DTD when I bust the GUKPT and play everything going at ECOAP. Then Vegas two weeks after that... should be booking it around end of June.

At the moment a week in the Mirage is around £960 with direct flights... EXCITED.

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Re: Poker by Numbers
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Re: Poker by Numbers
« Reply #239 on: June 09, 2012, 22:16:48 PM »
Hmmm 40K hands is quite a lot.

Through 7K so far...



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