June 24, 2009

Some plonker has given me a column!

Warning, thinly veiled brag! Lol...


Barry Carter, editor of UK.PokerNews.com (and to be fair, actually anything but a plonker), has recruited me to be a columnist on his website. For the first column I've been writing about my experiences of the PokerStars MTT SNGs.

If you fancy taking a peek, click here for the column, it looks pretty spanky to me (as does S&M.com...ugh terrible joke there, perhaps I could've just said it looked nice and left it at that?!)

The positive tone of the column (written a couple of days ago) is now somewhat unwarranted, as I had another sick day at the MTT SNGs yesterday. I think I've become a bit shove-happy and perhaps am calling too light as well based on all the donkey shoves I've seen over the last few days. I'm now $350 up on Stars when I was $1350 up a couple of days ago, which is all rather depressing because I thought I'd found a great game for me to play, but $350 a week isn't going to cut it.

I've decided to move my roll over to Full Tilt to give their games a shot, as I mentioned they have better structure, and better traffic, and although I'm not sure based on my sample, but I think the average player might be inferior as well. I'm also going to take a serious look at my game, I think I've become too complacent.

It also seems playing so many games at a time and in a day is taking it's toll. I genuinely thought in this hand that I had flopped a set of 55s, and turned a Full House. I have no explanation for this, perhaps there was a 5 on an adjacent table or something. I dunno, maybe I was just tilting so hard my subconscious wanted me to get it in with 55s on this horrible board to lots of action because it's an uber-donkey, and made the conscious side of my brain start seeing things that weren't there!

***** Hand History for Game 29704288405 ***** (Poker Stars)
$10000.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, June 23, 09:38:03 ET 2009
Table 174114260 2 (Real Money)
Seat 3 is the button
Seat 2: swooshdog4 ( $2584.00 USD )
Seat 3: Miser66 ( $2775.00 USD )
Seat 4: donderkat ( $1430.00 USD )
Seat 5: ChrisB007 ( $2490.00 USD )
Seat 6: $$JBATYE$$ ( $275.00 USD )
Seat 7: Dchild10 ( $1390.00 USD )
Seat 8: epitomised ( $2860.00 USD )
Seat 9: lucca63 ( $2435.00 USD )
donderkat posts small blind [$50.00 USD].
ChrisB007 posts big blind [$100.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to epitomised [ 5c 5s ]
$$JBATYE$$ raises [$275.00 USD]
Dchild10 folds
epitomised raises [$450.00 USD]
lucca63 folds
swooshdog4 folds
Miser66 folds
donderkat folds
ChrisB007 calls [$350.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 2d, Kh, 7d ]
ChrisB007 checks
epitomised bets [$500.00 USD]
ChrisB007 calls [$500.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 7c ]
ChrisB007 checks
epitomised bets [$800.00 USD]
ChrisB007 raises [$1540.00 USD]
epitomised calls [$740.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 2h ]
ChrisB007 shows [Qh, Qd ]
epitomised shows [5c, 5s ]
ChrisB007 wins $4430.00 USD from main pot
$$JBATYE$$ shows [As, 8s ]
ChrisB007 wins $875.00 USD from main pot

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3 Comments to "Some plonker has given me a column!"

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

Congrats on the column mate!

Just a shame your new boss is such a wanker!

Barry Carter said...

Yes well done on the excellent column, very well edited it is too.

Cos - sleep with one eye open muthafucker!

Amatay said...

Your sample is too small m8!!!