Monday, October 24, 2005

Poker Websites

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Wow! a new poker post

Yeah, yeah I know... I've been very busy though, honestly!

Our friends at The Sterling Cartel have announced an offer for new Poker Champs players who join via their website. Check their Poker Champs Review page here and scroll down to the bottom. An extra $25 for earning 5000 bonus points.


Monday, April 18, 2005

First Live Poker Tournament Success

I returned from the Tony G. Invitational last week, I've been so busy I haven't had time to update this blog. Now I've got 5 minutes after lunch I thought I'd do some wittering/gloating

The festival was pretty much a great success for me, I played in the €100 NLHE rebuy and the €500 PLO freezeout. Winning the first event and coming a very tired 14th in the Omaha.

The NLHE tournament was only my 2nd live event and I'm very pleased to come away with almost 6000 Euros, a trophy and a strange "pop-up" certificate! - I changed my Euros, or Litas as they were given to me in that currency, at the airport when I arrived home. It felt very nice to hold that much cash in Sterling

So with confidence at a high, I figure it's time to get right back into another live tournament as quickly as I can. Blackpool looks likely in May, I have my eye on the £300 shootout.

Online I've been in incredible form too. Cashing in 3 of my last 4 MTT's, biggest prize was £560, I felt with a little more focus I could of cashed much higher in one or two of those tournaments.

Friday, April 01, 2005

What a great month

March was probably my best month since late 2004. Almost everything I played in, I came away with a profit, especially towards the end of the month in two tournaments.

I played in the Pacific Poker $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament. This was tough, 1619 players started but 250 were paid. My aim was to get into the money and change gears. It took 4 hours to get down to 250 by that time I was in good shape in about 35th.

My plan to become more aggressive had to take a backseat as everybody went crazy, so many raises and all-ins! It seemed like everyone wanted to leave real quick! I never saw a decent hand for an hour, player numbers dropped and prize money increased. Eventually I was moved to a new table and was forced to go all-in with about 120 players left. I doubled up and then doubled up again in the next hand, things were looking good again. After 6 hours we were down to 61 players remaining and that's where I finished for $2100.

The whole event left me tired but unable to sleep as I went over key hands which cost me large amounts of chips, without two horrible calls by me I would of made the top 50 easily and from there... who knows. The winner took $210,000 - maybe next time? :-)

Following that I played in a $5k freeroll arranged by Poker News, only 52 players started, unlike other freerollers they were easy to knock off their hands. I took 3 beats in this one eventually going out in 3rd for $750 with AJ losing to A2 (he rivered a flush).

Cash wise was excellent also, I'm showing $800 profit from Party Poker and $650 from Poker Stars. Along with a few other minor results March was superb for me. Just what I needed after a horrible February.

I hope April will be equally as good. Have fun.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Empire Poker

I just discovered Empire Poker, what a great poker room!

Very easy games if you like no limit texas hold em.

Try Empire Poker - There is a $100 bonus though this link.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

You colluding cheat!

Last night was a much improved Monday night poker game between myself and a few online friends.

We played at PokerChamps in the $10+$1 STT - nothing retirement making if you won it!

It all went very well, the final 3 were from our little group (including me, who finished 3rd) and another guy in 5th made up our four. However, as we were talking and generally taking the piss out of each other and other players, one... "lady" (not sure if that is the correct term) stated she thought we were cheating and reported us to support, they in turn told her they would investigate. She never explained why, I can only assume it was because I asked "do you want the call" when players I knew were all in. I didn't really care what the answer was, I had already decided to call/fold at that point anyway and to an outsider I suppose this could be seen as collusion. We will see what comes of her complaint, quite frankly only a real pair of idiots would openly collude using the poker rooms chat and I told this "lady" should we be colluding she would be out by now and the tournament over. She bubbled in 4th, shame.

Despite that incident it was the best Monday night game for weeks, if not months. I played poorly 3 handed and over valued 2nd highest pairs but it really wasn't much trouble to get into the money. Infact winning at Poker Champs isn't the hardest task in the world. $1/$2NL and upwards is of a good standard but play 25c/50c and 50c/$1 NL with a tight strategy and you'll nearly always profit.

Enjoy your poker.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

MARCHing through the poker tables this month

I've had a good start to the month. February was a losing month for me, something I'm not used to if truth be told.

I'm totally focused when playing and have built up a good profit already at Poker Champs and Party Poker - I'm pleased with Party recently, they have introduced some $1000 NL tables. Most players have an account there, if you don't, click my link and get yourself $100 extra when you make a deposit, pretty cool huh?

I'm confident March will be one of my best months to date. See you at Party and Champs.