Saturday, October 30, 2010


Absolute: Last Month $1737; Current $1607 (-130)
Poker Stars: Last month $123; Current $123 (-)
Full Tilt: Last month $118; Current $118 (-)
888: Last month $190; Current $101  (-89)
Total = $1,810 (-$219)
Profit in the month = -$219  Profit in the year = +$1,222
B&M = £157 (-)
Betfair = £760 (+268)
Total = £917  B&M Profit in year +£682.

It has been a truely vile month for my poker.  I can't win a game to save my life and it has been horribly fascinating to watch it unfold.  First up in the horror show - Aces.  I've had them beaten by Q4 off, Q9 off (10 minutes later in a different game) and QJs and the usual motley assortment of pairs hitting trips.  It got to the stage where I was looking forward, with interest, to see what could beat them next.  I couldn't even win when I reverted to my regular sng's.  I shudder to imagine BurnleyMik's response to the run I've had.  :-)

In the Cricket Club game I had a classic.  I had KK and raised (like you do), 1 caller. Flop comes 88K.  Raise. All in from caller. I call.  She has 88.  SIGH.  It's been that sort of month.  Ok, I've got that off my chest now, so no more bad beat stories. 

The Cricket Club game has actually got quite interesting for me, in that I am struggling to win at it, as I used to.  There is a cash game afterwards, which I regularly recoup any losses at, but the game itself is quite challenging because there are so many very loose players currently. 

Last night was a classic.  I made a big bet with AQs and was called (as expected) by one of the loosies.  Nothing flop.  I go all in.  He calls and turns over A4.  4 on the turn.  You couldn't make it up.  I am going to experiment with a more laggy approach myself, because there are too many of these players and one or two of them always seems to get chipped up and then dominate the table with big stacks. I'm going to have to adjust to win I think. 

Because my MTT career got off to such a massive start I am still very much up of course and I knew that a correction was coming - I just wasn't expecting such a horrible one.  You live and learn.

Anyway, I'm still up on the month thanks to the wonderful "matched betting".  This is going swimmingly and am taking in +£50 a week from this source.  I've now started doing the same for my eldest daughter, laying off the bets for her on my Betfair account.  A nice little earner for her.

I'm looking forward to my next live poker experience - the APAT European Amateur tournament in Coventry at the end of November.  Let's hope I can keep up my live APAT event record - time to turn things round!