Thursday, 28 February 2008


Hey everyone, well i have enjoyed my time here but i have been tempted away and now have a new blog hopefully a new start to the poker also

i will add all the links to my new blog and wood like it if u could change ur links to my new blog

thanks alot for everything

and u can catch me here, Pokeking69

Monday, 18 February 2008

feb update

ok so i not posted in a while, i'm just lazy!!

well that and work has been crazy since coming back in Jan

well my stars roll is now gone, my party roll is at bout $20 ish, i gonna try grind that up playing micro cash tables

now i know a lot of people set goals for 2008, i never did but i think i going to.... not now gonna have a think bout it 1st

but one thing i have decided... i just cant afford to play without rakeback so with that in mind i have put $100 on full tilt i am thinking bout putting some cash in either littlewoods or sunpoker as i can get good deals on both of them

i think for my pre work morning sessions full tilt will be my site of choice as i think its the only site with rakeback with a decent level of traffic at 7:30-9am uk time
but at weekends i think i will use l'woods or sun as they are both on uk time n i think have good traffic at weekends during the day time when i might be playing e.g. 11am -4pm ish

work is still crazy for me, and i have courses starting soon for my exams in jun so poker may be a little quiet for me, also got GF's mum with us n she stays in poker room/2nd bedroom so no play while she here.

hope ur all well n i will think bout those targets/goals n post some time soon ish


Friday, 25 January 2008

January Update

Well after my success on the $4 180 man i feel more confident, alas my results have not really changed much.

Been playing ok, getting to around the bubble n making moves, had a couple of sick 2 outers on the river to knock me out!!

this morning was same as any other, play good, make a good read get it in ahead n get sucked out on!!

however the following hand did make my day:

PokerStars Game #14805745407: Tournament #75050135,
$1.00+$0.10 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2008/01/25 - 02:51:45 (ET)
Table '75050135 5' 9-max
Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: 12S440 (1480 in chips)
Seat 2: Laurasia (1320 in chips)
Seat 3: calikidd916 (1700 in chips)
Seat 4: pokeking69 (1480 in chips)
Seat 5: noname444 (1300 in chips)
Seat 6: anamacaster (1460 in chips)
Seat 7: CoreyBrent (1500 in chips)
Seat 8: mntos (1180 in chips)
Seat 9: bibimus1973 (2080 in chips)
pokeking69: posts small blind 10
noname444: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to pokeking69 [Kc Jc]
anamacaster: folds
CoreyBrent: calls 20
mntos: folds
bibimus1973: folds
12S440: folds
Laurasia: calls 20
calikidd916: calls 20
pokeking69: calls 10
noname444: checks
*** FLOP *** [6h Qc Ac]
pokeking69: bets 60
noname444: folds
CoreyBrent: calls 60
Laurasia: raises 60 to 120
calikidd916: calls 120
pokeking69: calls 60
CoreyBrent: calls 60
*** TURN *** [6h Qc Ac] [9s]
pokeking69: checks
CoreyBrent: checks
Laurasia: bets 180
calikidd916: calls 180
pokeking69: calls 180
CoreyBrent: calls 180
*** RIVER *** [6h Qc Ac 9s] [Tc]
pokeking69: bets 60
CoreyBrent: folds
Laurasia: raises 140 to 200
calikidd916: calls 200
pokeking69: raises 560 to 760
Laurasia: calls 560
calikidd916: folds
*** SHOW DOWN ***
pokeking69: shows [Kc Jc] (a Royal Flush)
Laurasia: mucks hand
pokeking69 collected 3020 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 3020 Rake 0 Board [6h Qc Ac 9s Tc]
Seat 1: 12S440 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Laurasia mucked [4c 7c]
Seat 3: calikidd916 (button) folded on the River
Seat 4: pokeking69 (small blind) showed [Kc Jc] and won (3020) with a Royal Flush
Seat 5: noname444 (big blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 6: anamacaster folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: CoreyBrent folded on the River
Seat 8: mntos folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: bibimus1973 folded before Flop (didn't bet)


i managed to cash in this but no real joy


Wednesday, 9 January 2008

2008 - the king is alive!!

2008 will be my year!!!!!!!

ok so maybe a bit over the top, its good to see u all and i hope u all had a good xmas n new yrs and that 2008 will be good to u

so i have been a little quiet lately, been busy with work n life etc had to cut down on the poker

but now i am back!!

started 2008 well i came 4th on stars in a $4 180 man sng!!

now i just gotta keep it up n not blow up like last yr!!!!


Friday, 28 September 2007

What a month!!

hey all, well as u may or may not be aware i peaked around the end of Aug getting the roll up to a fine figure of $600!!

then a few lost coin flips and was down to $500. This then sparked a few days of what can only be described as pure madness!!

Chasing and tilt saw me gamble and spunk my hard earned roll down to bout $160!!!!

i saw an article in a poker mag advising on building a $5k roll in like 9 months or something, they had 2 approaches SnG & Cash

For SnG they suggested playing single table $11 as any lower was a waste
for cash they suggested Buying in for half at a NL$25 i.e $12.50 25c blinds and sitting there tight as a nats ass and only playing AA,KK QQ and AK strongly i.e raising hard/reraising and firing again on flop

Being the fool that i am i sort of tried both approaches!!

up to yesterday my SnG results were pretty good:

$11 Speed:
Entered: 17

basically i make the money 50%with an average $4.88 per game, (mag suggests anything above $2 is good)with is ROI of 44%

however another 3 games this morning which i have to admit i played bad!!
now looks likes this:

$11 Speed:
Entered: 20

now i make the money 40%with an average $2.50 per game, (mag suggests anything above $2 is good)with is ROI of 22%

I play speed as they are easier to fit in before work!

I have also play a few non speed:

$11 regular:
Entered: 11

i make the money 45%with an average $9.90 per game, (mag suggests anything above $2 is good)with is ROI of 90%

obviously much smaller sample of regular SnG's but seems like i should concentrate on more of these if i can

Now i said i tried the cash approach too, i started buying in for half on the NL$25 and playing tight (not as tight as mag suggests but fairly)

To Table From Table Profit/Loss % change
12.50 10.44 -2.06 -16.48
12.50 12.45 -0.05 -0.40
12.50 16.64 4.14 33.12
12.50 15.74 3.24 25.92
13.00 24.35 11.35 87.31
26.00 12.65 -13.35 -51.35
13.00 0.00 -13.00 -100.00
50.00 66.12 16.12 32.24
13.00 17.17 4.17 32.08
13.00 12.75 -0.25 -1.92
65.00 73.92 8.92 13.72
50.00 42.27 -7.73 -15.46
25.00 30.99 5.99 23.96
50.00 71.00 21.00 42.00
50.00 0.00 -50.00 -100.00

So up to yesterday my roll was looking good and up to $380but then this morning i spunked 3 speed sng's and 1 norm sng with no cash

so down $44 for day i decide to stick $50 on the NL$50, well one mis timed bluff and a horrid rivered str8 to villain saw that disappear!

So back to $280 ish now, but on a positive note i am going to sovereign poker club this sat night to play the £20 semi freeze out, wish me luck!!

any feedback on my roll and performance so far in sng's and cash very welcome!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2007


ok, firstly please check out my previous post as al thoughts bout what games i should play live at sovereign poker club are appreciated!!

ok 2ndly i don't feel any different but i am pretty sure i am on or a whisker away from a serious bout of tilt that wood seriously dent my quickly shrinking bank roll!!

all was going well til bout a week ago, i had slowly been grinding up taking the odd risk here and there but it was paying off

then i had those 3 days on holiday where i made $200 and got up to $600 roll

since then i have either played bad or got sucked out on!!

i made $10 this morning before work, only to go and lose $20 at lunch, and then the crazy set in!!

i had about $450 so what do i do...... i only went and put $100 on the table!!! jesus!!

in about 10 - 30 mins it was gone, to be fair i got done by AA, KK and was out kicked with top pair and str8 draw

jesus, i need to get my head str8 quick!!

so now down to $350 still a workable roll but how long will it take me to get back to over $500.....

damn it!!

ok so whats my best course of action guys? i know i should def drop a few limits so whats ur thoughts??

should i drop to:
pennypoker 2c/4c tables
5c/10c i.e $10 buy in
or 12c/25c i.e $25 buy in


i know i been seeing too many flops, trying to be too creative with suited connectors and mid pairs etc, thing is those are the hands that if i can hit i will build my roll a lot quicker then just waiting for premium hands that generally win small pots or get sucked out on for big pots


been a while

hey everyone i know its been a while since my last post

been busy with work, had a holiday, got my exam results......... I PASSED!!! bit of a shock but i will take it anyway i can

also played some poker, started well making bout $200 in 3 days, but since i've been erratic to say the least and am down down bout $150 from my high of $600

some bad play but also some bad luck, oh well thats poker

i mite of said b4 that i have the greenlight from the gf to go play at the sovereign poker club, i was gonna go during my hols but was bit busy so next wekend i will be going!!!

i have 2 choices, be a pussy and play the £5 re-buy so i can have a cheap look and find my feet
or man up and play the £20 semi freeze out....... more expensive and more likely to get out played or just make a fool of myself!!

what should i do??