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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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