Saturday, 27 March 2010

Pokerlistings $1K Freeroll on Titan Poker

Once again I have hit the final table of the Pokerlistings $1K Freeroll.

I got to the final table with one of the lowest stacks but thanks to the big stack in the BB and me getting KK in the SB I managed to double up to take me into fourth position.

Thats when the cards dried up and I was unable to make any moves into unopened pots.

Still a few of the players obliged by taking each other on and I finished a respectable 5th out of 652 starting players.

Thats a free $50 for my time; a welcome contribution to an otherwise struggling month of poker.

Until Next Time ...

Keep it Tight

Thursday, 25 March 2010

I don't like rebuys ... "tell me why?"

I really do not like re buy tournaments, in fact I go out of the way to avoid them.

So imagine my dissatisfaction at winning a ticket to the Pacific $12,500 guaranteed tournament only to find that it is a re buy.

I just can't get my head around the fact that players play with abandon in the hope that they might double up and then just buy in again when they are unsuccessful.

Using that philosophy even Leicester City could win in the premiership if they could replay all their matches and keep only the best results (well perhaps not ... but you know what I mean!).

I just can't play in that manner ... and I guess to beat them you have to join them!

So the fact that the majority of the "guaranteed big prize tournaments" on the net are now re buys to get the prize fund near to the guarantee leaves me frustrated for value in qualifying for MTT's. Either that or they finish at 5am on a Monday morning!

I will have to read the small print a bit better before I enter any future satellites.

On another note though ... bonus whoring pays off again.

A while ago I joined paddy power but never really played there and my account has been empty ... until recently. I got an email saying that there was a free amount waiting for me in Bingo. BINGO?!!

Well I logged on and found a free £1. So I bought 6 free 10p tickets and won a great £50. Still leaving me a free 40p for a bag of chips and a bus ride home!

You see, being tight sometimes can pay!

So until next time

Keep it Tight!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Never been so tired!

Last week was the first week of moving our possessions to France.

We had a quotation of £2700 to move us entirely ... HOW MUCH!

So in my wisdom I decided we can do it cheaper by hiring vans and driving the distance ourselves.

Well our trip last week took the route of a Newhaven Ferry to Dieppe.

Collecting the Van on Friday afternoon we then spent the evening loading what we could and retired to bed early to finish loading on the Saturday. Loading had gone really well and continued to go well on Saturday with all of our items fitting nicely without any room for movement, much like a real life game of Tetris. That was until we got to the mattress. Why are those things so damned heavy. Anyway glad that it was one of the last things to load we managed to set off for Newhaven at about 3:30pm to catch our 9:30pm ferry.

We got there OK and on time and were looking forward to our 3-4 hours sleep in the cabin we had booked. After a really good but short sleep we disembarked 2:30am France time and hit the completely deserted roads.

It really is great driving in France with clear roads and 85 mile an hour speed limits on the motorways.

At about 4:30am the tiredness set in and I could hardly keep my eyes open, and added to the that the van was being buffeted by the storm that was hitting the west coast (we later found the storm had been responsible for over 50 deaths at the coastal towns).

The only thing I could think about was sleeping. Have you ever tried to sleep in the cabin of a long wheel based transit. The seats are very upright and it is freezing. The only way I could get to sleep was for Susan to sleep across the seats and I slept in the foot well.

Anyway we made it and got to the house at about midday. We even unpacked it all in about 3 hours (even getting the mattress upstairs). Mind you I paid for it the next couple of days, I ached and was completely exhausted.

We have saved some money (the trip cost us about £700 - £800), but we have got to do it again to take the rest of our things.

Still if we can save a £1000 then it will be worth it in the long run.

Until Next Time

Keep it Tight!