October 11, 2009

Getting up, getting money back & getting outta here!

New Schedule............
Progress has been made since my last post. Firstly, I have now managed to wake up four days in a row before 9am. This might not sound like much of an achievement, but my girlfriend would confirm that, for me, this is infact pretty epic. I'm thinking the new schedule is working well. I play 100 SNGs in my first session, have an hour lunch break or so, then play another 75 in the afternoon. This should allow me to play at greater volume, which hopefully will boost my income a decent amount. Of course the first day I woke up to hit this schedule PokerStars reset their server which meant I couldn't play until 1.30pm anyway! Since then, it seems to have worked well though...

"They say sleep is the cousin of Death. So my eyes wide open 'cos a dream is kin to ya last breath" - The Game

PokerStars refund............
I talked in my last post about the server problems on PokerStars costing me dosh, but they have fully restored my faith in them. They shipped me back the entry fee back for 12 of the 20 tournaments that I was affected by. I managed to save a cash in 4 of the other 8, so overall I definitely feel well compensated for the problem.

I'm off to Vienna!...........
I generally have a peruse on PokerinEurope.com every month, and look at all the tournaments I'd like to go to, and usually never end up going any. This time though, I spotted that the Greek Poker Tour is being held in Austria (due to poker restrictions in Greece), and thought this could be a good chance to play a potentially soft tournament with soft side games, whilst going on a nice trip. It's a year since I last went on a poker trip, and with the World Heads Up Poker Championship not being held in Barcelona this year, it will be cool to go to a new place which has a card-room with a great reputation, and is supposed to be a nice city in general. The main event is €500+50 and with flights on EasyJet, it hopefully won't be too much of a hit to the bankroll. I've managed to persuade Dan Carter to come with me, and I'm really looking forward to this one. We jet off on Thursday. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

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3 Comments to "Getting up, getting money back & getting outta here!"

Dom said...

Sounds a nice trip. Was tempted myself by that main event, but i think thanet will be easier to get to, boy im lazy. Enjoy and win it all mate.

Twitterpoker said...

Whatever people say about Stars, they normally come up with the goods. Their customer services is excellent - they'll respond to any e-mail - no matter how ridiculous.

BurnleyMik said...

I don;t know how you do it mate. 100 SnG's in the morning and 75 more in the afternoon... thats pretty impressive. The variance would probably have me so stressed out by lunch that there would be no way pf getting me back in the afternoon!!

Anyways, hope it all goes well.

BM