Sunday, February 10, 2008

Poker Plan for 2008 on hold for a while

Well the plan (as mentioned in my last post) was to deposit £1000 into one poker site and concentrate on creating a bankroll by playing low level cash - This is still the plan but I have yet to start.

January/Februray has already seen me spend out for a new 42" Plasma (our CRT is definatelt on the way out, purple streaks accross the screen!) and a new Leather 3 piece (ours is looking a bit tatty) so money is tight at the mo as I dont do credit cards/loans/buy now pay later - everything I buy is cash.

I have however managed a couple visits to Luton for some live Tournament poker, namely the £50 one rebuy/add on and the Sunday £100 f/o with some success, two minor cashes and a 3rd last wednesday - Hence the new purchases!

Online, I have played a couple of the $100 deepstack f/o on Ipoker, but have failed around the 20th to 30th mark - not bad beats, just bad situations. I could of cruised into the money and a few years ago that is what I would of done - but Poker is about learning and I have learnt along time ago that this is not the way to win tournament poker.

I have also been adopting the "build a monster stack" before getting to the money - yes it has led to me bust out earlier than I normally would have, but so close to taking a big stack to the money.

Even though Internet poker has changed, and I have to adapt everytime I play online, I still feel I am +ev in good structured online tourneys.

I will be missing the £100 f/o at Luton this weekend due to winning a $270 sat seat for the Walsall GUKPT. I qualified for this in a $20 rebuy event - outlay was $40.

I have also qualified for the Virgin fessie in April - a £100 deepstack event with £5k added. You cannot buy into this event and it is the second year it has run - I remember last year spending close to £400 trying to qualify! Luckily this year, first attempt ;)

Well thats all for now, will end this post by wishing Jim McShane all the best for his move to Vegas on Wednesday - he will be missed at Luton, but at least it will be one less "good" player to cope with in the DC cash game ;)


Blogger Dremeber said...

Hi M3boy,

Nice blog you have here.
Good to read that refuse to play with borrowed money. Nothing worse than doing this, I mean playing with money which isn't yours.

Will drop by more often.


2:09 PM  
Anonymous 77dave said...

about time you updated this paul
thanks for your kind comments enjoy luton while im gone. i wont miss the place but i will miss the people gl

3:05 PM  
Blogger M3boy's Poker Blog said...

Dremeber, I think you have confused what I wrote about loans/credit cards/buy now pay later. I was referring to purchases I make for "things".

Jim, yeah I know, but as my blog is just about poker and not much poker is being played atm, its hard to update it! lol

I have another post to do re tonights excapades, but will wait a while :(

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Did you get a seat for walsall?


6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


did you get a seat for walsall?


6:05 AM  
Blogger M3boy's Poker Blog said...


No m8 - will be in my next post.

Although I am going to play the £300 and see what happens from there

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened at the Welsh APAT?

8:57 AM  
Blogger M3boy's Poker Blog said...


That got me thinking, I couldnt remember tbh.

Got down to last 40 odd with an hour or so of the first day, and I have been sitting here about 20 minutes trying to recall the exit hand, but cant remember tbh

Although I did make enough in the cash game to cover the buy in and travel expenses so essentially a free weekend.

9:25 AM  

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