Friday, 29 January 2010

Bonjour Mon Ami!

I said this was going to be a very busy year with many changes and so it will be!

The first big change to my life is that I got engaged at Christmas to my girlfriend.

So raise a glass ...

... and join me in a drink to celebrate the great news!

The second big thing happened last weekend.

We have been making frequent visits to france over the past year and these haven't just been holidays. Finally, after months of negotiating and paperwork we are the proud owners of a village property in South West France.

Whats more this isn't just a holiday home ... its going to be permanant!!!

I am really looking forwards to trying a new life there, but have still not yet got the crucial things in place ... i.e. BROADBAND!!!

I also hope that the new gambling laws that the French keep tabling will not get through, otherwise I may be constrained to using just French poker sites. I am sure even then though there will be ways and means.

Luckily I am still managing to play a bit of poker and will give an update on how that is going for the start of the year in my next post.

I hope my new Nationality will not put you valuable readers off, and don't worry, my posts will not be written in French from now on. In fact my French is far from good at the moment.

I will however see if I can check the live poker scene out at sometime in the second half of this year.

So please still keep reading.

For now I'll just say ...

Until Next Time!!

Keep it Tight!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Excitement for the year ahead!

So 2009 is gone and 2010 is here.

I have put a summary graph of last years poker performance below.
Thankfully I managed to turn a small profit. However looking back I really did mess about at the small buy in levels ... possibly too much time. As I mentioned before I have tweaked my game a lot and I think I am a far more rounded player with many more facets to my game ... so perhaps this time hasn't been completely wasted.

I have noticed a trend though over the last 3 years that my profits have been dropping so either I am playing differently or the online world has become a much tougher place to play.

In 2007 I made about $3.5 K profit, 2008 I made $2K profit and this year only $1.3k profit.

So any new years resolutions? Not really, nothing more than I have got to try and play higher.

I am taking half of my profit back to spend so at least I can show something for my hard work. This leaves me a playing pot of about $600. So I am going to use the "20th of my bank roll buy in method" for all games in the hope that I will slowly climb the levels.

In addition I have now found a rakeback that I can achieve so we will see if that small drip feed of "bonus" will aid me in climbing the buy ins.

Away from the poker table 2010 is going to bring many changes but I should still find time to play enough of this game that I love.

All that remains now is to wish everyone good luck for 2010, and heres looking to a prosperous future.

Until Next Time

Keep it Tight!