April 19, 2009

Gearing up for Black Belt Poker grading and a trip to DTD...

Have been playing a little FLH with my roll on Poker Heaven to make it at least feel like I'm winning some money while I'm fannying around preparing for Black Belt Poker grading. I've spent a lot of time tweaking my Heads Up Display, am getting used to my ipoker modding software which seems to allow me to 6-table reasonably comfortably. I've also renewed my Cardrunners subscription and am doing my best to view a few videos on Six Max play to aid my game.


Having missed out on the £300 deepstack this month due to Wrestlemania 25, I had an urge for some live poker so went to Dusk 'Til Dawn for the £75 freezeout on Friday Night, just on a whim. Absolutely no hands of interest to write about. I was very card-dead, never got above starting stack, but managed to stay alive mostly by pushing rags in opportune spots once my stack hit the 10-15 big blind mark. The best hand (by a village mile) I saw all night was the hand I bust with, shoving AJ for 12 big blinds, only to be called by AQ. 

Having not got my entertainment value in the tourney I played a live cash game for the first time in aaaages. I was literally forced to play a £1/2 game as my debit card has apparently had a £250 withdrawal restriction on it that certainly didn't use to be there. That reminds me I must phone HSBC tomorrow. Joy(!). Anyway... Early doors I got all my money in for about a £500 pot on a 982 board with 2 diamonds. I was holding the nuticious 99. It was an action flop as 88 and AJdd were the two hands it turned out I was up against, but of course the diamond hit the turn leaving me drawing pretty thin, and the flush ended up winning. I managed to grind my way back throughout the night though and was an impressive £2 in profit when I left at 3.30am (which I duly tipped the dealer with). So not the most profitable trip, but at least I got the urge to play some live poker out of my system!

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5 Comments to "Gearing up for Black Belt Poker grading and a trip to DTD..."

Ten Buy-ins is NOT overrolled....(apparently) said...

'Having missed out on the £300 deepstack this month due to Wrestlemania 25'

WWE>pokerz

James Atkin said...

Lol damn right, I didn't say I was upset about it!

:)

Steve H. said...

Hi James,
Have just noticed that I'm not linked up on your blog yet and therefore not nicking any of your readers.Good luck in London next week.See you there mate

reevio said...

Didn't realise you were down in London else would have caught up - I met up with a few people in Loose Cannon last night. Hope the BB stuff goes well.

Good luck with HSBC too - it used to tilt me every time i had to call them until i finally gave up and switched banks!

James Atkin said...

Argh man, would've been cool to catch up!

Let me know if you're around at any of the other grading workshops lol...

I should move from HSBC really. The amount of 'anti-fraud' phone calls I get at 8.30am is beyond belief! YES I USED MY CARD ON A POKER SITE. AGAIN. LIKE I HAVE BEEN DOING FOR 3 YEARS!!!!

Lol...