Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Days 1-3

Well the poker week really didn't start well at all.

I get a daily limit of $750 from badbeat to play poker with which gets refreshed at the end of each day regardless of the balance

(ie if I lose $150 today my balance will be $600 1st thing in the morning. Badbeat then top up the account to $750. Similarly they withdraw whatever is in there over $750.)

At the end of the month they then pay out half of the profits plus rakeback (which is approximately 50% of the rake that the online casino charge for playing poker on their site.)

On Sunday, after about 2 hours, I was down to $100 in my account after running really badly in the $50 double up tournaments and so I had to fill that hole before I could even start making some money to pay for this week's enforced, unpaid, holiday!

Fortunately, since then I have made $80 yesterday after only managing to play a small number of tournaments because I was playing the dream team tournament for a good few hours before busting out in 52nd place.

Today I have made $300 after managing to put in a good 5 hours or so which is much better.

I've also paid for a license for Holdem Manager (a poker program that tracks all of the hands I play and the hands of everyone else I play against.) I've managed to get it up and running and I'm having a session with my poker mentor on Thursday where I am looking to get it set up well and look at some of the statistical information it holds to analyse my play.

Got my first game of golf in nearly 2 years tomorrow having been injured last year and really busy trying to get a job this year which has stopped me playing in the society I am a member of.

Liverpool didn't play well on Sunday - they looked exactly like they did last year at the start of the season - desperately in need of games to get match fit. Hopefully they can turn that around quickly as there is not much room for bad spells in the league.

I notice Arsenal have started well but watching them tonight there was a few times that Celtic had overload situations on the counter attack that showed one of Arsenal's weaknesses. I do like the look of Vermaelen though!

Anyway, that's it for now.

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  1. It can only get better though eh? Tonking Stoke tonight would be a good start :)

  2. Indeed and 4-0 is a hell of a lot better than last year, especially after Burnley's result

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