Friday, 15 October 2010

MTT Score

Been playing a few MTTs recently staked by NoCash on RTR, During the last session of games (ran 6) i had this very nice score (See Above)

Overall the stake made me and NoCash a shade under $400 each. A very good return IMO

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Stake Paused

Me and my staker have together decided to suspend my stake for the next 3 weeks, I just haven't had the time to put in the volume we'd both of liked so from now until 3 weeks time(the end of the cricket season) the stake is suspended.

When the stake restarts it'll be much better for me because i'll finally be able to play weekends and most week nights, At the mo Its cricket training Tue,Wed,Thur nights and then matches Sat,Sun All Day and what with playing Darts on Monday nights and enjoying a few beverages Fri,Sat,Sun nights i've just not had the time to grind. So giving it the break until i'm in a position to play a fair amount of games is probably a good decision for both of us.

During the next 3 weeks you may see me playing the odd Mtt here and the odd SNG here when i've got some free time but that will be off my own back and not very often.

Anyways will update when we resume the stake, Until then Ciao.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Just The Latest Numbers

Not played that much since last update so just gonna post beofre i start playing tonight, Am gonna aim to get rest of the 200 games in within the next 10 days.

Played : 89
KO's : 89
BI : $293.70
Ret : $410.99
+/- : +$117.29

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Delayed Update

Sorry i haven't updated for a while guys, Have just got a new job and have been having to sort that out so haven't played as much as i'd of liked. Anyway still made a profit in the games i've played and thats always good.

So the numbers for my 2nd Set so far :

Played = 55
KO's = 65
BI = $181.50
Rets = $209.62
+/- = +$28.12

As for the job i started it on Monday, Its only a small company that makes Concrete items(Slabs etc) and Sheds, Fencepanels. Up to now am really liking it, All the staff are friendly and i've een given flexible hours so i can get my time in as and when i want.

GL all


Thursday, 22 July 2010

First Set for Stake Finished

I've just finished up my first 200 game stake, Finished with some very nice numbers :

$3.30 90 Mans

Played - 190
KO's - 209.5
Buy In's - $627
Returns - $931.63
Prof/Loss - +$304.63

Aside from these i played 10 MTTs as part of the stake, Sadly failed to cash, The buyins from these MTTs totalled $80.40 making my total profit from the first part of the stake $224.23.

Have spoken to my staker, we are going to run the exact same stake again, If i can keep up the results we'll move up after this set.

Signing off

A Happy Greg :D

EDIT - Also comments on the new blog set up ??

Saturday, 17 July 2010

New Update

Just a simple update on numbers from the stake for now. I'll do another update at 200 Games.

Played - 132
Buy Ins - $435.60
Returns - $616.50
P/L - +$180.90

Doing very well in these and keeping a steady profit moving.

Also played a total of 7 MTT's in the stake now, still haven't cashed 1 :/ Bubbled 2 by trying to build a stack to challenge for the win rather than limp into a min cash.

Buy In's for MTT's - $61.60

So Total Profits - $119.30

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Staking Update.

Having started off so well i'm currently in the middle of 50 odd games without a cash. Have just finished todays session, This was the final game i had running and this is on the bubble :

Full Tilt Poker Game #22175708600: $3 + $0.30 KO Sit & Go (171280167), Table 7 - 1200/2400 Ante 300 - No Limit Hold'em - 18:11:01 ET - 2010/07/08
Seat 1: Johnnyteveo (31,720)
Seat 2: pepe romario (16,736)
Seat 3: U52 (25,710)
Seat 4: gmc20015 (17,650)
Seat 7: Seo1990 (19,100)
Seat 9: anwi02 (27,416)
Johnnyteveo antes 300
pepe romario antes 300
U52 antes 300
gmc20015 antes 300
Seo1990 antes 300
anwi02 antes 300
pepe romario posts the small blind of 1,200
U52 posts the big blind of 2,400
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Seo1990 [Jh Ac]
gmc20015 folds
Seo1990 raises to 18,800, and is all in
anwi02 folds
Johnnyteveo folds
pepe romario folds
U52 calls 16,400
Seo1990 shows [Jh Ac]
U52 shows [Kd Jd]
*** FLOP *** [9s 4s Th]
*** TURN *** [9s 4s Th] [Qs]
*** RIVER *** [9s 4s Th Qs] [Tc]
Seo1990 shows a pair of Tens
U52 shows a straight, King high
U52 wins the pot (40,600) with a straight, King high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 40,600 | Rake 0
Board: [9s 4s Th Qs Tc]
Seat 1: Johnnyteveo (button) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: pepe romario (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: U52 (big blind) showed [Kd Jd] and won (40,600) with a straight, King high
Seat 4: gmc20015 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Seo1990 showed [Jh Ac] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 9: anwi02 folded before the Flop

Pretty much how i'm running at the moment. I know its standard varience but YUK.

Anyways Round up of so far :

Games Played : 78
Buy In's : $257.40
Returns : $366.62
Prof/Loss : +$109.22

Still not too shabby. Once i start running normally again i should continue to up the profits.

Also Played a $26 MTT and the Early Doubles 1 day with the blessing of my backer. Sadly no returns from these. So taking these off my numbers the total profit at this point in the stake is $71.22.

I'll update in a week or so.


Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New Staking Deal

So its been a while since my last post. Which has pretty much run concurrently with my lack of play at the virtual felt. Having a couple of weeks time out from the game has helped me i believe, Am now back and raring to go with my new stake.

The Stake is with a guy from 2+2 its for the $3.30 90 Man KO SNG's on FTP. I've agreed to play 200 of these straight out then me and the staker will evaluate and see if it'd be a good move to up the stakes and include some small stakes MTTs alongside.

The players in these games are terribad some of the plays just defy belief. ABC poker through the early, Mid stages should easily keep you around a playable stack for when the antes come in where you can then pressure the fish and induce some crazy spazz plays, Build the stack for the crunch time.

One another note the World Cup has been total tosh That is all.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Just A Short One From Me

Kind of a help post (most of you bloggers out there will know why i'm doing this), Below are links to
videos that teah you How to play 8-Game Mix and How to play Badugi .

I personally have never tried Badugi but am going to give it a go as it is in the 8-Game mix which i'm hoping to play durig the SCOOP Festival of poker. I've given 7-Game a go before and am reasonablly comfortable with all of the other variants, So dust my Badugi skills up and i should be ready to rumble.

Anyone out there know what events they are playing during SCOOP yet ??

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Crazy Heads Up Live

At AOC a couple of weeks ago we played Omaha for the first time, i went out pretty early in the game with The Nut Flush draw and OESD vs Top Set which filled up on the turn so GG there. Anyways i got into a heads up side game. We had huge stacks of around 250BB's to start with but we were playing 3 variants (changing every hand). The Variants were NL Hold EM, NL Omaha (:o) and NL Razz (Crazy Crazy Shit playing this NL) and the blinds were going up on every 4th hand. Needless to say it didn't last long, suprisingly it all ended on a Hold Em hand. Anyways enough rambling on.

Online poker has been goin ok since i chopped the MTT, I've played around 44k hands of 0.05c/0.10c Rush PLO for around $30 profit but i've also started getting Rakeback on there so it's a very nice amount i've actually made. The swings in this game are crazy but theres enough players who don't really know basic PLO strategy to make the games juicy.

Over on PokerStars the SCOOP series is starting very soon (2nd May) I've got a couple of $11 tokens which i earned in the blogger tournaments and will use to play a SCOOP Poker Tournament

Anyways thats it for now so Good luck on the felt.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Nice Little Score

Just chopped a $3.30 Mtt on Full Tilt for a lovely $700. At one point on the FT it wasn't looking good, I was down to 1 BB after losing A9 vs A3 AIPF (Stacks were very shallow btw) and somehow made a comeback and made a nice profit for my work.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Questioning a SNG Situation

Ok the situation is thus. Your playing a HU Sng vs some unkonown player who shoves every hand. You Raise xbb he shoves, When he is in the SB he Openshoves. The problem we face here is what range of hands to get it in with. Do we go by equity or do we wait for hands like A9+ , 66+ and KQ etc. Played a super turbo kinda thing on Party, This situation arose.

The problem had me thinking and still does to a degree, Is this kind of play exploitable from the off or do you need expand your ranges based on stacks (hence every BB you drop, so 1 in BB, 0.5 in SB).

Ended up calling with KQs vs 84o, Won the flip (pretty early on so just picked off the last couple of BB's, I'd like peoples thoughts on this please. How you'd go about it etc.

Problems like this arise in different areas of differents variants, Forms of the game which is why playing poker is clearly a game of skill.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The Phenom Returns

Yes finally Isildur1 is back and boy is he causing a stir again. He's widely rumoured to be Viktor Blom from Sweden, With this play : it's very believeable that this Blom character is indeed Isildur.

Since he returned to the Full Tilt virtual Felt on the 3rd of February Isildur has risen through the stakes exactly as he did on his last run. His first session of note on the comback trail was a mammoth 7700 hand session at $25/$50 NLH vs KOSTYA_Spb in which Isi lost $25k. The following day the two of them were back at it with 1702 hands being played and Isildur crushing KOSTYA for $69k in the session.

In the couple of days that followed Isildur1 lost $160k at various Stakes/Games against various players. Then between 8th February and 12th of February Isildur wasn't seen online and the talk was that he bust his account again.

Then on the 13th Feb He returned again. His first session back was a 1011 hand session vs URnotINdanger2 at $50/$100 NLH in which Isi lost $30k. The 2 then upped the stakes and they played 525 hands at $100/$200 NLH in Which Isildur won $45.5k.

Feb 14th and Isildur sits in on 4 of the $200/$400 CAP PLO 6-Max game's that are running. The players at these games included Urindanger, Gus Hansen, POKERBLUFFS, PostFlopAction and David Benefield just to name a few. Isildur posted 276 hands in a 2 hour period at these tables raking in a $82.5k profit.

15th Feb 2010 is the day Isildur1 was officially back with the Big Guns. He started the day again at the CAP PLO ring-game, he played 2 sessions in the morning tabling 1456 Hands and making a very healthy profit of $238.5k. Then in the evening he had 2 monster head's up NLH games. First of all he played 2102 hands at the $100/$200 stakes with Issac"LuvtheWNBA"Haxton. Early in the session Isildur was over $100k up but ended the session $90k down to Haxton.

15 Minutes Later Isildur sat down at the $200/$400 tables with Justin"ZeeJustin"Bonomo. This session lasted 1944 Hands and Isildur crushed ZeeJustin for a mammoth profit of $567k. Later on that night Isil once again sat in at the CAP PLO and came out 153 hands later $64k richer.
A huge day in which Isildur made $780k.

Isildur was at the Highstakes tables once again yesterday. Making $75k at the CAP PLO tables. He then had a 448 hand session at $100/$200 Head's Up PLO vs the Finnish sensation Ziigmund. Isildur came out of this battle $49k to the good. They then upped the stakes to $200/$400 where Isildur took $117k off Ziggy in 625 hands, While reportedly busting Ziigmunds Full Tilt roll. In the afternoon Isildur sat down at the $300/$600 6-Max PLO tables. Although the majority of the time at these tables Isil was just Heads Up with fellow superstar Tom"Durrrr"Dwan. Isil played 635 hands over the 3 tables he was on and once again made a tidy profit amounting to $232k.

Then Yesterday Night Isildur sat down with nemesis Brian"Stinger"Hastings. Who took $4m off Isildur in one session at the end of Isildurs last run. Hastings has since admitted that he had a database of hands played by Isildur which he and fellow Cardrunners members shared with each other and discussed. Brian Townsend lost his Red Pro status on Full Tilt for 1 month in the aftermath of this previous meeting.

This time though it would be Isildur who left the tables Victorious. The 2 Racked up 926 Hands at the $300/$600 PLO tables in the end Isildur left with a monster profit to the tune of $505k, Isildur still has a fair way to go to regain what he lost but boy has he made a splash and the big boys now know he's back and means business.

Am personally hoping this is the start of things and that Isildur1 is going to go on a massive run and play some long sessions with Durrrr, Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonious aswell as the cardrunners guys.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


Really enjoyed participating in the WBCOOP. Everyone seemed to be friendly at the tables and were enjoying themselves while playing some good poker.

Throughout the series i was hanging around on Daleroxxu's Blog : chating on there, watching the live stream, listening to some music.

Played every event except the Main Event(I reg'ed but ended up blinding out) The large session in the pub Sunday put to bed the chance of me playing this, As i stumbled in at 1am monday morning loaded up Stars and sadly i was gone.

Gained 2 $11 SCOOP tickets and had some fun. So thanks Pokerstars for a nice little series.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

WBCOOP Event 2

Just finished 118th in the Event 2 PLO. Got a $11 SCOOP ticket for my troubles.

Also min-cashed in Both the Early Doubles on Full Tilt so i'll get a bonus for that.

All in all a good night.

Off to bed now night all.

Thursday, 7 January 2010


Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! This PokerStars tournament is a No Limit Texas Hold’em event exclusive to Bloggers, you too can take part by registering on WBCOOP

Registration code: 614497