Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Neteller: Last week $6; Current $6
PokerStars: Last week $94; Current $82 (-12)
Full Tilt: Last week $93; Current $112 (+9)
LuckyAce: Last week; $140; Current $140 (-)
Ladbrokes: Last week; $0; Current $22 (+22)

Total = $352 (+19)

Profit on month: $19

Profit on year: $375

I haven't posted on the blog for a few weeks because there has been very little to report. Because of various changes in circumstances (playing more with my folk group being one of them) I haven't played much poker this month. What little I have played hasn't actually been bad.

I won the "Blogger" tournament on Sunday for the first time in ages. It was made more interesting by the presence of a couple of players we didn't know. They turned out to be very loose ... but lucky. I made it to the Head's Up stage against one of them with about twice his stack. Given his penchant for going large with any Ace (he got away with this on a couple

of occasions) I just waited for him and he duely obliged by going all in with Ax when I had AKs. X didn't hit the spot thank the poker Ghods! This was a welcome little boost to the Stars wedge which had been slowly declining.

Ladbrokes has reappeared because I had $2 left there. I played a $2 sng and won it and then a $5 sng and won that too so I can now afford a few of the $4 tourneys again when (if) I ever have the time. Interestingly I had an email from Laddies today saying they were lowering their rake to 5%. I wonder if this will generate them any more action. It is certainly very slow on there at them moment.

The face to face league games at the local cricket club have become quite entertaining. There are three of us who play "properly" (I'm currently running a close 3rd of them at the top of the table). A couple more guys are too loose, particularly early on but give some thought to what they are doing. One friend of mine is too weak/tight and always "waiting for cards". Nothing I say can persuade him of the error of his ways. He is unlikely to change soon since last week he finally got a huge run of cards and won! Some of the others are now beginning to see the importance of preserving chips to reach the later stages and acting on it. The "League Final", where we start with 5000 chips and 100 for each place in the final league table, should be interesting.

I'm off on holiday next week, so that's it for October!