May 26, 2009

A wayward couple of days...

Have managed to make a bit of an arse of myself on the Blonde forums complaning for not making the blue belt grade. I should've cooled down before I started talking about it, but in fairness I feel I have every right to be upset, frustrated and all that.


I think Neil really missed the boat with me. I think I'd have been really good for the site. I was dedicated, hard working, made the effort to trapse down from Lincoln every week, and I missed out only because of my lack of profit over the grading, which was supposedly only a quarter of the decision, but for me it turned out to be seemingly the main factor. 

Neil rang me and said I was unusual because I hit brown belt targets in some categories in his decision and green belt in others, whereas others were perhaps a mix of 2 colours next to each other. In my Maths lessons I was taught that (1+3)/2 = 2, but I guess they used a different forumla over at Blackbelt.

I hope my appearance on The Poker Show (link available on the left menu) made me seem like less of a donk over the whole thing.

I haven't played over the last couple of days. As you can imagine, I've needed a break from poker. I was originally intending to hit Pokerstars hard due to their VIP deal. Now, I think I will compromise and just make sure I hit the 1200 points for Platinum status and maybe experiment on there a little in June. Having had a very sucessful time at the tables from the start of the year to mid-April, it's been 6 weeks since I made any money and I am keen to get back on track...

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5 Comments to "A wayward couple of days..."

Fenix35 said...

Bleh, I heard about the grading. Really frustrating I can imagine... Would you give it another go if the opportunity came up?

Steve H. said...

Cant remember if you were playing DTD this week or not mate.

Chop it with you if we get heads up ;-)

Good luck with your future mate.

Yorkshire Pud said...

The grading thing sounds a bit shady, almost like they made their mind up before hand and used the whole process as a rake generting stunt.

Got your email BTW, will defo be up for a HUSNG sweat session soon. I've not played for a few days as I'm busy plouhing my way through the HUSNG.com videos!

Will catch you on MSN at some point hopefully.

Kevin Stevens said...

Unlucky with the whole belt thing, I was watching on the BBP site and could see you made a huge effort to be an active contributor.

James Atkin said...

Thanks Kevin, I really did put my all into it.

I doubt I will give it another shot tbh Fenix...