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!