Friday, September 30, 2011


Online poker: +£142 (-27):  CC game: +£98 (+37): APAT: +£200 (-)

Matched betting this month = +£112;  This year = +£867

Profit on Month = +£122    Profit on Year = +£1317

Back to work again and poker is inevitably taking a bit of a back seat.  I'm mainly playing a few $15 18 man sng's on Stars at the moment and that is going nicely.  The minus in the on-line poker return is due to a bad trot on the $11 tournaments on 888.  These are soft enough, but a run of bad beats has knocked me back a bit there - inevitable in these this sort of thing.

My one cash in these did come about as a result of a pretty amazing piece of luck going my way.  I was short stacked on the bubble and caught AT suited in early position.  All in of course. 

Two all in callers behind.  This didn't sound like good news and it wasn't looking too clever when they revealed AA and KK.  The flop came QQQ. 

Hum, I thought, I have a one outer to a split pot!  Turn Q...Boom! 

Matched betting continues to boost the bankroll nicely.  I've lined up some referrals to work my way through the spread firms next. 

My next live outing won't be to poker, but to the European Diplomacy Championships, which are being held in Derby in November.  Should be good craic meeting up from old adversaries from the Dip world and the odd game of poker is also mooted.