Tuesday, 7 August 2012


So started playing again this week, started with £100 and a fairly aggressive bankroll strategy as started with £5 aka 20 buyins then quickly moved upto £10 buyins at £150...this can be a recipe for disaster but as long as i run ok i find i can win quickly doing this strategy

mainly playing my beloved Omaha and also being a dirty shortstacker buying in for $15 and 6 tabling speed poker.

I have also purchased poker tracker 4 which seems a huge improvement and at long last you can have combined Omaha and Hold'em in one graph - tada!

so going well, £274 winnings plus £76 rakeback and im upto £450! will change upto £15 buyins for the forseeeable future, hopefully can continue upto £1k and back to regular £100 withdrawals like the good old days...

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Donk to Tourney Donk

went on a fat downswing on the Omaha's so the plan has changed....

now gonna play on stars and stars.fr mtts only starting with the micro millions tourneys with a £200 roll

got a 3 euro hyper heads up (event 8 on stars.fr) starting now!!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Couple of scores

Haven't got started on the poker yet and the £500 is sitting in my account waiting to be deposited, however i have played a bit on the side.

First up i deposited £25 onto stars with the intention of getting into the Sunday Million which i have never played before and somehow got a ticket at the 2nd time of asking in a $1.65 rebuy - on Sunday itself i managed to get a stack fairly quickly and was at one point even in 11th place, as the night wore on i got more and more tired but managed to keep at it and eventually finished 208th for $880 - bit gutted with exit hand as i 3bet shoved my 12bbs stack with KK and got called by 99 rivering straight, if i hold there i deffo look at some kind of 4 figure cash - ah well maybe next time.

Second up is that as i work with my dad and run his office he always is getting me to play poker as well, on this occasion i was told to have a pop at a $10 rebuy on ipoker and came 3rd for $250 which is not bad.

at the moment im doing a $20 freezeout and a $2 rebuy whilst he is on a delivery, wish the ipoker daytime schedule was a bit better.

Need to transfer this all into my own games and get started on the quest to £2k...

Thursday, 14 June 2012


and staked this time after going off the rails a bit.

i have been told omaha shallow tables and mtts should make up 98% of my play..

have opened accounts on Frogstars and 888 as well as playing on ipoker so should really have a good opportunity at some soft mtts.

plan is to let it ride to £2k, looking forward to the challenge.


Monday, 28 May 2012

Down just down

played like a retard over the weekend, the ending flurry being a $210 HU sit and go (hyper turbo obv)

i lost when i got in 1100 of my starting stack with J8 on a 567 board but the villains A7 held up.

i was drunken.

few days off, need to think of a plan, work out my goals etc, long way back to £500 unless i run hot, will have to drop down in stakes as my roll is roughly £150...


Friday, 25 May 2012

2 up, 1 down

Won a quick £200, withdrew as per my plan then lost £100.

lost a pot headsup in holdem when this awful player called my 4 bet shove with J10 to hit a jack against my AQ

and then i get 2 outed here against the table spazz to really twist my mind.

iPoker - $0.50 PL Hi - Omaha - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BTN): $25.00
SB: $49.00
BB: $24.25
UTG: $24.36
MP: $84.93
CO: $22.50

SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has Ac Ad As 7d

UTG raises to $1.75, fold, fold, Hero raises to $6.00, SB calls $5.75, fold, UTG calls $4.25

Flop: ($18.50, 3 players) 9s 9h 6c
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $18.50, fold, UTG calls $18.36

Turn: ($55.22, 2 players) 3h

River: ($55.22, 2 players) Jd

Hero shows Ac Ad As 7d (Two Pair, Aces and Nines) (Pre 58%, Flop 77%, Turn 95%)
UTG shows 4c Js Jc Ts (Full House, Jacks full of Nines) (Pre 42%, Flop 23%, Turn 5%) FUCKOFFLOL

UTG wins $52.46

need to grind up now, might be a while before i make another withdrawl  :(

current roll £438

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Close to a Live Adventure

so last night i had satted into a 80 euro freezeout with the top 5 players getting a 1300 euro package to the ipops live tournment held in Barcelona...despite two hours of late registration there was still a fat overlay with the packages worth 11k but the 85 entrants meant that only 6k was put into the pot.

Long story short i got onto the final table in good nick in about 3rd in chips, but i bled a few chips away and when we got to bubble time there was one redic chip leader with 200k, one person on 70k and 4 of us on 30-40k. what this then meant was that the chip leader was chucking his chips round and stealing every pot, it went on for about 3 orbits and there was even an all in and call, but the short stack's K7 hit quad kings against the chip leaders optimistic qj off suit.

Anyways the sad end to the tale is that eventually i defended a blind steal with KQ caught a king and ended up all against the obvious steal, but alas he actually had hid a set of fives and i was bubble boy. I then had the pleasure of all the players typing in see you in Barcelona etc which really was a kick in the balls.

In Better news im £116 up in two days since i "reset" my bankroll to £500. I'll withdraw £100 tomorrow and that will be the first withdrawal in my target for £3k.


Monday, 21 May 2012


After a lot of thought ive decided to withdraw down to £500 and from now on just play with a roll of £500 and  withdraw £100 when i hit £600, i know many people will disagree with this but its still 50 buyins as my roll and it will discourage me from playing higher buyins like £50 headsup full stacked....

also i lie a little as i didnt actually withdraw the money. I had £300 of it invested on Bayern to win the champs league, i cant describe the feeling when Drogba connected with that header, so sick, there first corner 88 mins into the game.


anyways ive reset the stats on the side and i want to find a progress bar as ideally i want to withdraw £3k in a year..... thats the plan. (http://www.dollartimes.com/on-your-site/progress-bar.htm)

also sick i play some poker at work, doing some tourneys for my dad, got to heads-up with a 40k to 160k deficit, totally turn it on its head and get him down to 25k when these two beauts happen

iPoker - $20.00+$2.00|<> NL - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

BB: 25,972.00
Hero (SB): 166,028.00

Hero posts ante 240.00, BB posts ante 240.00, Hero posts SB 1,200.00, BB posts BB 2,400.00

Pre Flop: (4080.00) Hero has Qh Ad

Hero raises to 4,800.00, BB raises to 25,732.00, Hero calls 20,932.00

Flop: (51944.00, 2 players) 7s 3d 2d

Turn: (51944.00, 2 players) Kc

River: (51944.00, 2 players) 4d

BB shows Js 7d (One Pair, Sevens) (Pre 33%, Flop 73%, Turn 86%)
Hero mucks Qh Ad (High Card, Ace) (Pre 67%, Flop 27%, Turn 14%)
BB wins 51,944.00

iPoker - $20.00+$2.00|<> NL - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

SB: 51,944.00
Hero (BB): 140,056.00

SB posts ante 240.00, Hero posts ante 240.00, SB posts SB 1,200.00, Hero posts BB 2,400.00

Pre Flop: (4080.00) Hero has Kc Qc

SB raises to 4,800.00, Hero raises to 139,816.00, SB calls 46,904.00

Flop: (103888.00, 2 players) 8d 6d 6h

Turn: (103888.00, 2 players) 2d

River: (103888.00, 2 players) 7d

SB shows 7s Ks (Two Pair, Sevens and Sixes) (Pre 29%, Flop 26%, Turn 14%)
Hero shows Kc Qc (One Pair, Sixes) (Pre 71%, Flop 74%, Turn 86%)
SB wins 103,888.00


MEH. back to the grind of Omaha tomorrow.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Weekend Off

Feel mentally drained poker wise so instead of taking advantage of a rare night out for the wife, i wont be hitting the juicy as fuck Friday night tables. gonna chill with my two younger girlies (Jasmine 5, Melina 2) and watch a barbie film and once they're in bed im gonna play the ps3 and have a few cans...

Poker wise i guess volume equals profit as im now over £900 and ive withdrawn £40 to pay for some drinks as im out for the champs league final.

Havent decided if im cheering for Chelsea or Bayern yet, as a gooner there are plus sides for both teams winning, i think that if Chelsea get Luiz and Cahill fit they may have a chance and then ill lump on £20 to confirm my allegiances.

I had £100 on them to win the Fa Cup final and it was one of the biggest buzzes ever when that final whistle blew!!

hope you all have good weekends at the tables, with your families, or drinking with your friends!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Nearly Blew It...

Damn that was a heavy day, i was taking a right beating at the tables, had some serious sick luck and then the worst thing that could ever happen happened.

By Tilt Breaker software wasnt working.

Damn, no auto stop loss but luckily the table limits were working.

However that didnt stop me playing £50 buyins on tables and just basically putting myself in shit or bust mode.

Luckily i survived and with the rake being paid as it gets released i actually had a plus £75 day

bankroll now £775 (only deposited £700 onto Bet Fred)

hand of the day

iPoker - $0.50 PL Hi - Omaha - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

BB: $113.92
Hero (UTG): $38.52
CO: $54.67
BTN: $68.42
SB: $47.74

SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has 5s 3d 5h 4h

Hero raises to $1.75, CO raises to $6.00, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $4.25

Flop: ($12.75, 2 players) 4c 6s Qd
Hero checks, CO bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50

Turn: ($29.75, 2 players) 2h
Hero checks, CO bets $29.75, Hero calls $24.02

River: ($77.79, 2 players) Qc

Hero mucks 5s 3d 5h 4h (Straight, Six High) (Pre 46%, Flop 51%, Turn 90%)
CO shows Th 2c Qh Ad (Full House, Queens full of Twos) (Pre 54%, Flop 49%, Turn 10%)
CO wins $74.79

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Pastures new

So after a few decent months on Winner poker i have decided to move to pastures new.... im not getting a better deal as i had 55% RB on winner but im getting the same deal but on a much bigger site in Bet Fred Poker.

After being stung on Full Tilt this is a big thing for me and i would hope a leading UK bookmakers will offer me security as well as integrity of the games.

Will take a few days i assume to withdraw and redeposit and the saddest thing is that i lose the cute name DamnDuckDuck and im using a horrific name DoubleDonk77.

Ah well maybe its that horrific people will spite call with 4 high or something.

i can wish.

Friday, 11 May 2012


Played for like 7 or 8 hours yesterday, ran like pooo, played like poo and have carried on the same standard in a cheeky session first thing this morning. makes me feel a bit like this.....

Think i need a break as although i might pat myself on the back for getting loads of volume in, the downside is that it can kind of consume me and i dont react well to bad beats, especially a couple of dirty one outers which happened yesterday. net damage isnt too bad, lost like £60 and probabaly raked about £80

Luckily the mrs isnt working tonight so i have a good excuse to not play, and i already have a nice day planned for Saturday so hopefully i can put my losing streak to the back of my mind and come back refreshed for a decent session maybe Monday..

Thursday, 10 May 2012

DamnDuckDucks Graph

Just taken off my filter to see my lifetime graph for the userid DamnDuckDuck and it looks pretty decent !!

you can add about half of that profit back in as rakeback as well (anyone know how to show it on a PT3 graph?)

since my withdrawal i have struggled, basically won and lost won and lost, but last night i had a breakthrough and am now up £70 for the week, £348 for the month and £709 since the restart of me playing.

extremely happy at that, also have to give myself a pat on the hand for volum, i played 35 hours in April but in May ive already logged 25 hours and its only the 9th!!

*edit as posting a day late, just had another rakeback payment of £83!!!  bankroll now £774 and it would of been over £1k if i didnt make withdrawals - going so well hope i can keep it up and cope when one of those dreaded downswings comes!!

Monday, 7 May 2012


Finally got my rakeback payment a week late, it was a sizeable £67 which is on par with what i have been earning at around £30 a week, however despite also winning the biggest hand to date i now hava a bankroll of £600 as ive had to make a sizeable withdrawal to cover costs of basically my first caner weekend in months as i went out Friday and Saturday!

this doesnt happen much so hopefully i can continue on grinding onwards to the £1k mark where withdrawals will be standard.

heres the biggest hand to date at $83.45 pretty standard stuff as BB was the usual spazz playing every hand, i mean raising pre from that position  with 8 9 10 4 is just laughable really and he gets what he deserves lol

iPoker - $0.50 PL Hi - Omaha - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (CO): $37.70
BTN: $49.75
SB: $48.25
BB: $67.78
UTG: $7.50
MP: $19.25

SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has Tc Jd Ad Ks

UTG calls $0.50, fold, Hero calls $0.50, BTN calls $0.50, SB calls $0.25, BB raises to $3.00, UTG calls $2.50, Hero calls $2.50, fold, SB calls $2.50

Flop: ($12.50, 4 players) 6d Qd Ah
SB checks, BB bets $6.25, UTG calls $4.50, Hero calls $6.25, fold

Turn: ($29.50, 3 players) 2d
BB checks, Hero bets $22.12, BB raises to $44.24, Hero calls $6.33

River: ($86.40, 3 players) 5s

Hero shows Tc Jd Ad Ks (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 44%, Flop 78%, Turn 100%)
BB shows 4h Td 8d 9d (Flush, Queen High) (Pre 24%, Flop 5%, Turn 0%)
UTG shows 4d 4c Kh Qh (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 32%, Flop 17%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins $83.40

Friday, 4 May 2012

Flopping the nuts but not fav....

didnt think it was possible but it is, i flop a straight but am a 60/40 dog!!

iPoker - £0.50 PL Hi - Omaha - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

BTN: £59.71
Hero (SB): £10.00
BB: £72.31
UTG: £23.26
MP: £52.50
CO: £49.00

Hero posts SB £0.25, BB posts BB £0.50

Pre Flop: (£0.75) Hero has 8s Js Kd 5c

UTG raises to £1.75, MP calls £1.75, fold, fold, Hero calls £1.50, BB calls £1.25

Flop: (£7.00, 4 players) Qh 9h Ts

Hero checks, BB checks, UTG bets £7.00, fold, Hero raises to £8.25, fold, UTG calls £1.25

Turn: (£23.50, 2 players) Td

River: (£23.50, 2 players) Ac

Hero mucks 8s Js Kd 5c (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 42%, Flop 39%, Turn 0%)
UTG shows Ah 9c Qc Th (Full House, Tens full of Aces) (Pre 58%, Flop 61%, Turn 100%)
UTG wins £22.33

 need to remember this for future reference!! been winning a little though so have withdrawn a little to pay for a cup final drinking session and bankroll on the £700 mark!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

1st of the month Boom

had a great day yesterday winning £120!! the majority of it came from literally 2 hands seconds after sitting down, i double up first hand basically to a stealer who hit a flush draw and didnt hit vs my two pair and then .........................
bankroll now £670 and rakeback overdue for this week so could push on over £700.... WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

April Review

Have to say im pretty happy with how its gone on my return to the virtual felts. I feel like a bit of a poker bum, stuck on the riverbed playing my £10 buyins which is nearly always shortstacking but its working, maybe when the bankroll is up to a good figure i can start buying in full and playing a proper game. so to recap I started with £200 on the 1st and I exit the month with £550, Omaha profits of £300, rakeback of £60 set back by some small No Limit Hold'em losses, and i didnt play a single tourney which i should remedy as i know mtts on ipoker are soft as fuck. graphs etc here
ive finally stopped the time consuming Fifa 12 Ultimate team (selling off my team for like £200+ on ebay)so i should be able to put a lot more hours in at the juicy european evening times. would love a repeat month which would have me right up close to £1k and when i reach that mark ill have a decision to make for the future but will have to think about that later.. Cheers Daly

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Halfway There

Been steady climbing against a steady flow of beats (about £100 under EV) and some real idiots on the tables to get past the halfway mark on my mission to a £1k bankroll
might start to buy in for a bit more then £10 at the moment but might wait until i get to £600 or even better at least get to 5k hands or summit, im not sure when i can classify whether im on a heater or not lol!! figs updated on the side, really need to get some mtts under my belt soon

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Lol Weekend

so i started the weekend with £390 as the bankroll and i end it with £405. in between it has been £485 and £310, standard Omaha i guess. had two real bad sessions at minus 7 buyins a peace and some stupid bad beats including the dreaded villain hitting his 1 outer quads, and i also hopefully hit my only degen moment when i played some £1-£2 headsup as i was on a different computer which did not have my trusty tilt breaker on. Luckily i scooped and left after a sick call... River: (£60.00, 2 players) Ah BB checks, Hero bets £30.00, BB raises to £112.50, Hero calls £53.00 BB shows Ks Qc 8c 6s (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 62%, Flop 85%, Turn 55%) Hero shows 4d 5s 7c 3c (Straight, Five High) (Pre 38%, Flop 15%, Turn 45%) Hero wins £225.00 only thing i could of been worried about was the flush but i just had that feeling that he didnt have it, would of been sick if he did though, as people have been showing up with all kinds if shit. look forward to rakeback tomorrow, figure it might be a decent £50 or so and it will help with my climb. aside from poker i have done absolutely fuck all, i dont seem to go out and my spare time when mrs and kids arent about is watching footie or playing the ps3, gonna be foocked in 3 weeks when the season is over! hope you all had fruitful weekends. PS ANYONE KNOW WHY THIS POST IS JUST A WALL OF TEXT? IT HAS SPACES ETC WHEN I TYPE IT BUT WHEN PUBLISHED IT GOES TO SHIT Daly

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Nearly Doubled up

just been steadily dipping into games when i get a spare minute, no-where near "grinding" as i've only played 1384 hands but i have logged over 10 hours somehow. The last couple of days has seen my play a bit of holdem where i lost £12 but i also got my first rakeback payment of £36 which is pretty good for a low volume player. hopefully can keep this up, need to motivate myself to play some mtts soon.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Tilt, Stop Loss - Kids!!!!!!

argh.... shouldnt really blame the kids but just had my first major losing session, was playing fine across 3 tables of Omaha, kids were being noisy so i told them to be quiet and was ignored, 2 mins later my 2 year old is screaming in pain as they had been rough with her (and they're all girls) this pissed me off no end and i then played like a clown until my tilt software kicked in when i got to minus 100 which based on the combo of tables was around £80 down.

so down to £64 profit and cant play again till tomorrow, but probabaly for the best as i want to drink and watch the football.


Thursday, 12 April 2012

the greatest game in town

this is an illustration of why im playing the shallow omaha tables on ipoker

4 players playing 75%+ of hands!

theres always these loons about

currently only a couple of quid up as had some sick beats but hopefully ill come out with a stack!


just won my biggest hand to date against the biggest of the loons

iPoker - $0.50 PL Hi - Omaha - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

BTN: $43.44
SB: $113.64
Hero (BB): $56.92
UTG: $29.87
CO: $144.37

SB posts SB $0.25, Hero posts BB $0.50

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has Ad As Jc Kd

fold, fold, fold, SB raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, SB calls $3.00

Flop: ($9.00, 2 players) Jh Kc Ah
SB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($9.00, 2 players) 8s
SB bets $4.50, Hero calls $4.50

River: ($18.00, 2 players) 8d
SB bets $18.00, Hero raises to $47.92, SB calls $29.92

SB shows 2d 2c Ac 8c (Full House, Eights full of Aces) (Pre 27%, Flop 4%, Turn 0%)
Hero shows Ad As Jc Kd (Full House, Aces full of Eights) (Pre 73%, Flop 96%, Turn 100%)
Hero wins $110.84

up 13 "buyins" now, with rakeback to come.

hopefully get to play during a slow period at work today!!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Great first 200 hands

wow these shallow tables at 25/50c Omaha on ipoker are redic.

i'm sticking with my same plan as before, and obviously not one for the poker purists, but im buying in £10 on any omaha table and hoping to get involved with one of the numerous dribblers who play 80% of hands, even if i get it in with a reg as its Omaha there is always a chance!

55% rakeback is obviously the sweetener.

ive literally played an hour over a couple of lunch breaks and im up 8 buyins in 168 hands!

just got to keep it up and not tilt when the losses arrive, and they always arrive!!

Tilt Breaker will be my saviour.

hope youre all playing and running good.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Back for April

and hopefully not busto by midday of Aprils Fools day

gonna go back onto Winner Poker with £100 and play £5 buyins on Omaha Cash

hopefully be able to grind upto a respectable roll fairly quickly

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


YAY I TURNED FPPS INTO $22 in tourney cash ON MY MOBY

im drunk and doing an $15 18 man Turbo

here comes the poain




23:41 : DOWNN TO 1000 CHIPPIES
















final ranle lol

BIT LUCKY k9 > A 8 - 6/9



PokerStars - $13.89+$1.11|100/200 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

UTG+1: 5,010.00
MP: 2,363.00
MP+1: 1,292.00
Hero (LP): 2,036.00
CO: 1,735.00
BTN: 4,885.00
SB: 3,435.00
BB: 4,349.00
UTG: 1,895.00

UTG+1 posts ante 25.00, MP posts ante 25.00, MP+1 posts ante 25.00, Hero posts ante 25.00, CO posts ante 25.00, BTN posts ante 25.00, SB posts ante 25.00, BB posts ante 25.00, UTG posts ante 25.00, SB posts SB 100.00, BB posts BB 200.00

Pre Flop: (525.00) Hero has 7h 2d

fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 2,011.00 and is all-in, fold, fold, SB raises to 3,410.00 and is all-in, fold

Flop: (4447.00, 2 players) 8c Ah 2h

Turn: (4447.00, 2 players) 3h

River: (4447.00, 2 players) 6h

SB shows Ad Ac (Three of a Kind, Aces) (Pre 88%, Flop 96%, Turn 82%)
Hero shows 7h 2d (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 12%, Flop 4%, Turn 18%)
Hero wins 4,447.00

72 > AA


00:08 4/8

PokerStars - $13.89+$1.11|150/300 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

MP: 4,874.00
CO: 2,288.00
Hero (BTN): 3,872.00
SB: 3,495.00
BB: 4,735.00
UTG: 5,766.00
UTG+1: 1,970.00

MP posts ante 25.00, CO posts ante 25.00, Hero posts ante 25.00, SB posts ante 25.00, BB posts ante 25.00, UTG posts ante 25.00, UTG+1 posts ante 25.00, SB posts SB 150.00, BB posts BB 300.00

Pre Flop: (625.00) Hero has Js Jc

UTG raises to 789.00, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3,847.00 and is all-in, fold, fold, UTG calls 3,058.00

Flop: (8319.00, 2 players) 2d 4s 2c

Turn: (8319.00, 2 players) 7d

River: (8319.00, 2 players) 8h

UTG shows Qs Ah (One Pair, Twos) (Pre 43%, Flop 26%, Turn 14%)
Hero shows Js Jc (Two Pair, Jacks and Twos) (Pre 57%, Flop 74%, Turn 86%)
Hero wins 8,319.00







PokerStars - $13.89+$1.11|300/600 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

BTN: 4,852.00
Hero (SB): 9,738.00
BB: 7,040.00
UTG: 5,370.00

BTN posts ante 50.00, Hero posts ante 50.00, BB posts ante 50.00, UTG posts ante 50.00, Hero posts SB 300.00, BB posts BB 600.00

Pre Flop: (1100.00) Hero has As Js

fold, fold, Hero calls 300.00, BB checks

Flop: (1400.00, 2 players) Ks 5s 7h
Hero checks, BB bets 600.00, Hero raises to 9,088.00 and is all-in, BB calls 5,790.00 and is all-in

Turn: (14180.00, 2 players) Ah

River: (14180.00, 2 players) 7s

Hero shows As Js (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 63%, Flop 36%, Turn 36%)
BB shows Kd 5d (Two Pair, Kings and Sevens) (Pre 37%, Flop 64%, Turn 64%)
Hero wins 14,180.00

hu nOW





PokerStars - $13.89+$1.11|400/800 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BB): 10,878.00
SB: 16,122.00

Hero posts ante 50.00, SB posts ante 50.00, SB posts SB 400.00, Hero posts BB 800.00

Pre Flop: (1300.00) Hero has 7s As

SB raises to 1,600.00, Hero raises to 10,828.00 and is all-in, SB calls 9,228.00

Flop: (21756.00, 2 players) Ac 8s 5s

Turn: (21756.00, 2 players) Js

River: (21756.00, 2 players) 9h

Hero shows 7s As (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 32%, Flop 93%, Turn 100%)
SB shows Tc Ts (One Pair, Tens) (Pre 68%, Flop 7%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins 21,756.00


PokerStars - $13.89+$1.11|400/800 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (SB): 20,456.00
BB: 6,544.00

Hero posts ante 50.00, BB posts ante 50.00, Hero posts SB 400.00, BB posts BB 800.00

Pre Flop: (1300.00) Hero has Tc Ah

Hero raises to 20,406.00 and is all-in, BB calls 5,694.00 and is all-in

Flop: (13088.00, 2 players) Ad Qh Qd

Turn: (13088.00, 2 players) 6d

River: (13088.00, 2 players) 8c

BB shows 8h Qs (Full House, Queens full of Eights) (Pre 36%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
Hero shows Tc Ah (Two Pair, Aces and Queens) (Pre 64%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
BB wins 13,088.00


PokerStars - $13.89+$1.11|400/800 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (SB): 13,062.00
BB: 13,938.00

Hero posts ante 50.00, BB posts ante 50.00, Hero posts SB 400.00, BB posts BB 800.00

Pre Flop: (1300.00) Hero has Td Js

Hero raises to 13,012.00 and is all-in, BB calls 12,212.00

Flop: (26124.00, 2 players) Ks 2h 6s

Turn: (26124.00, 2 players) Jd

River: (26124.00, 2 players) 3h

BB shows 5h Qh (High Card, King) (Pre 57%, Flop 72%, Turn 7%)
Hero shows Td Js (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 43%, Flop 28%, Turn 93%)
Hero wins 26,124.00


Friday, 2 March 2012

Poker Funding Fifa 12 Habit!

So the break from poker has been pretty decent, feels nice to not be sitting watching TV or out and suddenly think "oh shit i need to put an hour in at the tables" or "fuck sake if i lose another session ill have to drop down in limits". Poker unless viewed totally casually is a commitment which sometimes can be a pain in the arse!

Anyway the point of this post is that the extra time in my life has been consumed by Fifa 12 and its Ultimate Team game, the basic idea of this is that every player in the game is set as a top trump style card and you build the team you want, buying players with coins that you win for matches and tournaments that you play. However with a match victory say getting you 700 coins, it seems a rather impossible slog to afford a player like Messi who currently costs about 1'000'000 coins!!

So basically to bypass having to spend 24/7 trading players for profit or trying to win 1000 games without losing I have resorted to playing poker and withdrawing the money to buy Fifa 12 coins on Ebay! the going rate is £15 for 100k coins I reckon ive waxed about £90 plus maybe a few quid on PSN network cards as well...........pretty sad really all this extra cost for a video game but these are my 4 teams (2 gold, 2 silver)





Nice to know that when i get back to poker if the worst comes to worst i can sell all my teams and have 1 million coins plus which is worth about £100!!

oh yeah poker graph for said sessions

a whopping 408 hands in 5 hours spread over a week...........probably cos i quit when i win a buyin.

on another note i downloaded the Pokerstars Iphone App and won a hyper turbo FPP Sat to the Sunday Storm - whilst taking a poo.

Happy Days

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Too Stressed to Play

Getting into the end game of moving house, pretty much all the building work has been done (new bathroom, kitchen installed + loft conversion) and now have painting etc to do....cost of all this is getting redic so when i do play poker and lose 3 buyins which is standard it just makes me angry and not in the mood to play.

So plan is too take a break from poker, maybe play the WBCOOP if i ever receive my tickets and start afresh once im in my new home

hope youre all playing and winning!!

Thursday, 16 February 2012


So the annual Bloggers tourney run by stars is back again, as well as numerous prizes of SCOOP tickets, there is also an impressive $5k reward for the best blogger.

Now, it is highly unlikely i will win any prize for my blogging but it is nice to think what i would do with the cash............

$5k.... use it as a bankroll for higher staked games? pretty much has to be a no. It felt like a kick in the balls when i donked off a $800 roll at heads up NLH a few years ago, i can only imagine the pain of getting hammered and dusting off $5k to some red pro or rich russian donk.

So the $5k would have to be withdrawn and to be honest i know exactly what i would use it for! two months ago i returned to the country where i was born, Singapore for the first time in twenty years. I met cousins that i had never met, saw my Nan sadly probably for the last time and introduced them all to be own family in my wife and 4 little girls.

I would love to go back asap, and $5k is just the right amount to cover the plane fares, hopefully my uncle will let me crash at his and enjoy the use of his swimming pool so we can have another boxing day bbq :)

Sadly if my blogging isnt quite upto scratch ill just have to bink the main event, hopefully taking down a few bloggers i read on the way!

Cheers Daly

Monday, 13 February 2012

Rake Challenge

Quite simple aim for the week, rake £100 which in turn would return me £55, not bad for a micro donk - hopefully there will be table profits on top lol

lets see how it goes

Friday, 10 February 2012

Blog More!

Really need to blog more as I when sit down to blog its the only time i pore over my figures hands etc and lets me do some self analysis.

From now on i really need to take at least 5 mins out to post something even if its just, played 10 hands doubled up and fucked off to bed!

Had to do some major withdrawals do the black hole that is my new house, nearly every job we get quoted something on there seems to be some stupid extras, its doing my head in!

anyways stats on the side, bankroll is £2 less then i began with which is a pain as ideally i want to get to 1k but real life comes first.


edit played some hands while eating breakfast and made 30p - WEEEE

Monday, 6 February 2012

Back for Feb

So i decided to withdraw some money and start again for February with a £300 bankroll,i seem to be in god mode again and so happy at the moment.

I will probably need to withdraw periodically as the house is caning my resources not to mention one of the daughters birthdays plus the car MOT,what are peoples opinions on withdrawing from your bankroll?

heres a beautiful graph, so glad i purchased Tilt Breaker as it is keeping me on the straight and narrow, i feel bomb proof at the moment = long may it continue!

Friday, 27 January 2012


Real busy weekend coming up with work on the new house plus my father in laws 50th birthday party, Arsenal on TV Sunday afternoon, the Royal Rumble Sunday night and my daughters 5th birthday on the Monday.

all this means that i wont really have time to play poker this weekend and with a lot of withdrawals needed for extra house bits im probabaly gonna reset stats and start again with £200 or £300 as the starting bankroll, bit annoying as ive been as high as £640 and well on the way to £1k but real life comes first and if the money is needed there is not a lot i can do!

Ah well there is always the Royal Rumble to keep spirits up, sadly its one of my favourite hours of the year....

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Tilt Breaker Software

Does anyone use this or even heard of it?

seems like the solution to my problem, it allows you to select a maximum stake to play on (so no more tilt shots at £1-£2 Omaha) and also shuts down your poker client when you hit a stop loss!

gonna download ready for me to start playing tomorrow, its a snip at $50 but of course ill use teh free trial first!

bankroll after purchase £550!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Rakeback's in

I didnt end up doing the 180 man challenge as poker tracker doesnt seem to work with stars at the moment. With the $100 I deposited i did degen and run 3 $30 6 man hypers and binked one for a small profit though.

i have received a £31 rakeback payment for last week so i can play some small stuff before i get to redeposit my roll on friday once my limit has been removed, moving forward i have sorted the docs out so i can transfer money if im drunk tilted etc as opposed to withdrawing and being unable to redeposit for a week!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Enforced Stars 180 Challenge

Last night i had a bit of a mare and got on drunk, the hand below got me out of the red and at this point i was £140 up

iPoker - $2 PL Hi - Omaha - 5 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com/

BTN: $200.00
SB: $403.00
BB: $1,197.18
Hero (UTG): $235.80
CO: $200.00

SB posts SB $1.00, BB posts BB $2.00

Pre Flop: ($3.00) Hero has Kh 3s Kc 6c

Hero raises to $7.00, fold, fold, SB raises to $23.00, fold, Hero calls $16.00

Flop: ($48.00, 2 players) Th 3c 6h
SB bets $48.00, Hero raises to $192.00, SB raises to $336.00, Hero calls $20.80

Turn: ($473.60, 2 players) Ts

River: ($473.60, 2 players) Ac

SB shows 7h 3h 5c 9c (Two Pair, Tens and Threes) (PreFlop 40%, Flop 61%, Turn 35%)
Hero shows Kh 3s Kc 6c (Two Pair, Kings and Tens) (PreFlop 60%, Flop 39%, Turn 65%)
SB wins $0.00
Hero wins $470.60

slightly luck but it didnt matter as i then sat at a $400 table with $80 and lost 3 all ins to basically end the night even... at that point i snap withdrew my bankroll which was the only way to guarantee me not playing any more, really sucks to be a degen.

bad thing now is that i have a £25 a month deposit limit so i cannot get my bankroll back online, i have emailed the site and you need to wait 7 days after requesting so it looks like ive got the week off.

As i am a degen im gonna stick $100 on stars and aim to play 200 180 man turbos, will post results here.

god i suck, lucky my roll is safe at the mo, need to sort out someone who i can transfer money to safely.


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dont Go Chasing Waterfalls......

came across a right donkey last night playing on a shallow £50 table, i wont name and shame him but he was terrible, looking at PT3 now he was playing at 75/12 and was stacking off all over the shop.... after he lost for the umpteenth time he left and I decided to see if he was playing elsewhere, it looked like he was tilting even more as he was sat with £50 on a £100 table....

I made the decision to join and play until he stacked off unfortunetly the following hand happened before i even got to lock horns

iPoker - £1 NL - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BB): £100.00
UTG: £108.15
BTN: £46.88
SB: £82.13

SB posts SB £0.50, Hero posts BB £1.00

Pre Flop: (£1.50) Hero has Jh Js

fold, fold, SB calls £0.50, Hero raises to £5.00, SB calls £4.00

Flop: (£10.00, 2 players) 3h 2h 5h
SB bets £10.00, Hero raises to £25.00, SB raises to £77.13, Hero calls £52.13

Turn: (£164.26, 2 players) 4d

River: (£164.26, 2 players) Td

Hero mucks Jh Js (One Pair, Jacks) (PreFlop 18%, Flop 7%, Turn 6%)
SB shows As Ah (Straight, Five High) (PreFlop 82%, Flop 93%, Turn 94%)
SB wins £162.26

not sure if anyone can muster up a fold? it is completely readless but he could have lower pairs and Ah x?

only shining light was that i did get the donks chips so the damage wasnt as bad.

iPoker - £1 NL - Holdem - 4 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BTN): £108.21
SB: £113.40
BB: £34.82
UTG: £160.36

SB posts SB £0.50, BB posts BB £1.00

Pre Flop: (£1.50) Hero has Ts Qh

UTG calls £1.00, Hero raises to £3.00, fold, BB calls £2.00, UTG calls £2.00

Flop: (£9.50, 3 players) Th 8s 8d
BB bets £9.50, fold, Hero raises to £105.21, BB calls £22.32

Turn: (£73.14, 2 players) Tc

River: (£73.14, 2 players) 7h

Hero shows Ts Qh (Full House, Tens full of Eights) (PreFlop 62%, Flop 80%, Turn 100%)
BB shows 9d 6d (Straight, Ten High) (PreFlop 38%, Flop 20%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins £71.14

figs on side, ive withdrawn a tiny bit more to cover a home poker game on Saturday, bankroll is a nice £540 so +£240 in 10 days.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Day Off

not playing properly today so just had a quick shot at a table which looked fun, i brought in for £20 and hit a nice hand to finish up

iPoker - £1 PL Hi - Omaha - 3 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BTN): £26.30
SB: £133.10
BB: £91.96

SB posts SB £0.50, BB posts BB £1.00

Pre Flop: (£1.50) Hero has 9s 8d Tc Ts

Hero raises to £3.50, fold, BB calls £2.50

Flop: (£7.50, 2 players) Th Td 2s
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (£7.50, 2 players) 3s
BB checks, Hero checks

River: (£7.50, 2 players) Jd
BB bets £7.50, Hero raises to £22.80, BB calls £15.30

Hero shows 9s 8d Tc Ts (Four of a Kind, Tens) (PreFlop 57%, Flop 100%, Turn 100%)
BB shows 2c Qd Ad 2d (Full House, Twos full of Tens) (PreFlop 43%, Flop 0%, Turn 0%)
Hero wins £51.10

pretty awesome setup!

got a mate coming over for dinner and after the Mrs has bored him with the holiday pics ill hopefully be able to smash him at Fifa 12!

cheers Daly

Monday, 16 January 2012

Week 1 Review

I have to say I am mega pleased at the end of the first week, basically i have doubled my bankroll albeit i have since withdrawn a chunk....

Hold'em has been a bit of a wash and i've lost £25 over 900 hands, but Omaha has been my real achievement and ive won £281 in 1422 hands! ok a 3rd of this has been degen shots at higher stakes but even removing say £100 had I not degened then its still a great win rate

19 sessions and all winning ones! i almost had a losing session earlier but i managed to double up and then the villain tilt called with one pair no redraw and my overpair held....

my poker tracker says i'ved raked $125 so adjusting that up for hands played as euro's or pounds i could have a healthy £50-£60 in rakeback on my 55% rakeback deal

good times for poker and just need to stay disciplined, cant afford these £100 degen chases and when i do finally lose ill just need to accept it!


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Need Self Exclusion Button!!!

Argghhh got myself into a right little tilt earlier and lost about 70 euro's playing heads up no limit holdem, luckily i was playing within my limits and it was at a .20 euro table, however i then went and chased my losses at a .50/1 euro omaha table and sucked out on a big pot to win exactly the 70 euro's i had lost.

damage averted you would think but im sitting here kind of tilty and keep hovering over the poker client.........really wish i could just self exclude for 12 hours especially as im drinking in a second whilst watching the footie.

on a more positive not though the bankroll is rising as I have won in some other sessions today, bankroll is rising so i should be happy!

heres the suckout btw! terrible stuff really but i play like a complete clown when im tilting

iPoker - €1 PL Hi - Omaha - 2 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BB): €100.00
SB: €144.60

SB posts SB €0.50, Hero posts BB €1.00

Pre Flop: (€1.50) Hero has Ac 6s Th Ts

SB raises to €3.00, Hero raises to €9.00, SB calls €6.00

Flop: (€18.00, 2 players) Kd Js 4h
Hero checks, SB bets €13.50, Hero calls €13.50

Turn: (€45.00, 2 players) 9s
Hero bets €45.00, SB raises to €122.10, Hero calls €32.50

River: (€200.00, 2 players) 2s

Hero shows Ac 6s Th Ts (Flush, Jack High) (PreFlop 51%, Flop 25%, Turn 28%)
SB shows Td 8s Jd Kh (Two Pair, Kings and Jacks) (PreFlop 49%, Flop 75%, Turn 72%)
Hero wins €199.00
SB wins €0.00

oh dear......

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Going well

loving ipoker at the moment, Omaha on the lower stakes are pretty amusing, every table there is at least one person with a VP of 85+ and i've had an amazing start just isolating them. I've won over half of my starting roll and was upto £487 this morning from the £300 start - and all in about 8 hours of play!

i have withdrawn the £87 as i overspent on a new TV (50 inch Bravia plasma) and ill probably restrain from playing over the weekend as busy with the new house move, wife kids and other family - hoping to get a decent rakeback payment of around £30 which is pretty decent considering the hours i've put in and lack of multi tabling.

will aim to update more as i find stopping and blogging makes me look at my hands and evaluate my play.


Monday, 9 January 2012

Back for 2012!!

been ages since ive played properly but for new year i find myself with a £300 bankroll after spinning up from £15 - WEEEEEEEE!

so im gonna start the journey again, i have a decent 50% rakeback account on ipoker and using a 30 buyin rule im just gonna play and see how it goes without setting goals

keys will be as always not playing drunk, not tilting and chasing at headsup - lets see how it goes.....

* day one has been good start +£20 after finding a victim at headsup Omaha