Friday, 30 April 2010

NPF Team Event

Just a quick update, going to Newcastle this weekend with Raise The River to play in the Newcastle Poker Forum Team Event. Going to be a cracking weekend with the lads, 2 of which are shown above, left is Mik the right is Pud.

Full trip report early next week. Going to be good to see some of the other Bloggers representing other Forums, come over and have a beer!!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Took my roll offline the other day for several reasons. Firstly, to preserve the roll as the beats were redik. I began to tilt stacks off and ended up playing weak/passive which is not my game. Secondly, to preserve my sanity as emotionally it was really hard. Working all day then grinding at night only to suffer the two outer river specials, we have all been there, you know what I am saying. Thirdly, I run bad at life. I have got some family issues I need to resolve that take precedence over online poker.

I will have a break from da cash for a couple of months, but I will still play in the Bloggerment if I am not working, I played in it last Sunday as well as Mair's Charity game and really enjoyed myself. The only annoying thing was BurnleyFish constantly 3 betting my azz as he was sat on my left. It was a case of 'I know he is 3 betting me light but he knows I am opening light'. I decided to 4 bet shove him with JTs only for Mik to insta-snap me off with AK lol. Played about 6 of the new $4.40 135 peep sng's on FT the other day, shipping one for $150 and change, good fun and over quickly. I may play a few of these for a laugh during my cash sabbatical.

Going to Newcastle in just over a week for the NPF Forum Team event with the Raise The River geezers, can't wait it will be a good laugh and looking forward to a few beers with the lads!

Enjoy your time at the tables and crush!!

Το Φίδι

(Greek btw)

Monday, 5 April 2010


Apologies for not updated this schizz blog, no excuses I am a lazy fucker!!

Right, March was an absolute disaster, ended up 8 buy ins under Ev. Negative variance I realise and it will turn around. Not going to moan too much, just going to grind through it. You kinda know you are running bad when AA is only winning 87% and KK 79%.

I have decided to move down to 20nl on Microgaming to absorb this downswong and to protect the BR. Made a decent start to the month, up about 4 buy ins but KK is again running so bad. Got it 3 times in one session and lost all 3. AIPF vs AA, standard. AI on a flop of T83 vs 99, turn J river 7 fml. Other was versus QJ who called my raise OOP, then c/c 2 streets on a Qxxx brd, river was a queen so I check behind to go with my read.

There is a few decent players at 20nl but overall the standard is shocking. Wish me luck and hopefully I can run better and move back up soon.

Enough of Poker, I have played at the same Rugby Club for 22 years, I will not name the Club for fear of identification but we are still the most promoted club in the history of the League system in England, currently in the Championship, one down fron the Premiership. My first team career ended a few years ago but I still turn out for the lower teams when I can.

Anybody who is a member of a Rugby club will testify what a crack it is. I have loads of amusing stories that all involve loads of beer, some degree of nakedness, various animals and occasionally women.

One of the best gags is when a player gets badly injured and has to undergo an operation, other team members make a competition out of who can give the best 'joke' present.

Several years ago I smashed my cheek bone and have to have it rewired. When I was recovering in Hospital I could only drink through a straw. What did the first lad to visit me bring? A huge box of rock hard toffee.

Well, yesterday I had a phone call from the main ring leader of this game. He was telling me about a former player who injured his leg years ago and has always suffered with it, culminating in a degenerative bone condition that has necessitated in his leg being amputated from the knee down. Pretty horrific you may think, but the one thing is this hasn't come as a shock as he has known for several years that this would eventually happen.

Despite this, one would think that having a leg amputated would mean sympathy from all concerned, including the Rugby lads.

Not in the slightest!! Guess what they gave him as his 'joke' present, a DVD of the 1984 classic starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose!!! Looooooooooooooooooooool, honestly when I heard a little bit of wee came out of the end of my knob :)

Good luck all.

La Serpiente


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