Saturday, April 14, 2007

Off to Vegas to get Married !!!!!

Sorry girls but, but you all had your chance ;-) but I will flying out to Vegas tomorrow morning with my beautiful girlfriend of 10 years Amanda to get wed. We will be tying the knot on wednesday afternoon, in the south chapel at the Bellagio Hotel. Then its back up to the suite with our friends and family for a buffet and a few bottles of bubbly and even more bottles of red wine and god knows what else we can shove down our throats.

I am really looking forward to it and I even have permission off the wife (to be) to play a poker tournie while we are over there. My best man Ian, who plays under the nick tipster69 on laddies and the_tench on crypto will be with me by my side as we intend to "try" and stay sobre enough that we can see the cards that we are being dealt (see previous post about playing live together !!) We believe there is a regular $130 buy in at the MGM which has a restricted entry so the fields don't get to big, so this is prob the event we intend to muff it up in. In fact I think I need to win the tourney in order that I can check out of the Bellagio without having to do a weeks washing up to pay the bill !!!

Hope to take plenty of photos and will put them up on on my return for you all to laugh at.

On the home poker front, I have not been playing as much as I would have liked as I have had a lot of things to sort out, but I have at last managed to get the $150 bonus on stars, so I can go back to MTT's for a while to break the monotony of playing sngs, although I am seriously considering hitting the sngs real hard on my return and 4 tabling them every chance I got, stars would seem to be the best place to do this, I'll see how I feel on my return from Vegas, if I do well, I might even try and start playing live more regularly (without the influence of beer) just to see if it can help my overall game.

I've got all 3 harrington books to read on the plane on the way over, so as long as I don't get off the other end pissed as a fart, hopefull i'll learn summat on the way over.

So, I will see you all soon. Good luck at the tables, and may all your rivers dish out a good muffing.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

March Stats

Well March was a very strange month indeed. As I mentioned earlier got off to a flying start, then hit a real bad run on the stars sngs to be down for the month, picked up again to get back to level, then with the help of a couple of bonuses from new sites I have joined and a 2nd in the laddies midday high stack the month turned out reasonably well. If I had had just an average month on the sngs it would have been a very good month, but hopefully the worst of it is behind me for a while. The good news is that I should finish the stars bonus in the next couple of weeks, then will probably move on to Mansion as I have $400 worth of bonuses to collect there.

Anyway here are my stats for March:-

Total Profit = $326.38
MTTs Played = 9
MTT Final Tables made = 2 (22.22%)
MTT in the Money = 7 (77.77%) - NB Includes FT's
MTT Total $ won = $ 142.61
MTT Profit = $54.09
SNG Played = 87
SNG Profit = $25
SNG ITM = 40.91%
Cash Profit/loss = $89.30
Syndi Profit/Loss $7.99
Bonus Earned:- $150

Overall profit for year is $1173.51, which actually puts me slightly behind the schedule I had set myself, but well up on this stage last year, so can't moan at the moment.

Looking at the MTT results, maybe I should be playing more of them again, but I have vowed to cut them down until I have finished my goal on stars. Will then see what happens then.