Matt7184's Poker Blog
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Monday, November 21, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
B&M Success and oh I've booked my flights
How do you follow up winning a seat to the WPT?? By winning your first B&M tournie. Ok so we did a deal 3 handed but I had over 50% of the chips in play so I won right?
The £20 NL rebuy event had 46 runners (i think) and people were rebuying like crazy.. I finished the rebuy period with 14 times my starting stack and after 3 shorties went allin after the end of the rebuy period I gladly called with AA and never looked back.
Walked in to the Edinburgh Maybury with £60 walked out with over £1100 , £1050 from the poker and unbelievably £50 from £2 Min Bet blackjack. I don't really like blackjack but I've always got 1/2hr spare waiting for the tournie to start.
One crazy blackjack hand dealt 66 with the dealer showing 2. Split the 6's and received two fives. Doubled on both and received two kings. Dealer makes 20 :)
The main reason for me going to play last sunday was to get live practice.. I really need it. I gave away a strong scented tell one time with Kings and I was only given the blinds and also working out bets and pot sizes.
On a Non poker related note I am now clear of all my student debt solely thanks to big MTT wins...
Just counting down the days til Atlantis....
Friday, October 28, 2005
Wheres my bucket and spade gone?
To quote myself from two posts ago :
"Next stop and I've said it before is to get that freakin seat to the WPT Atlantis!!! Grrrr."
what is it they say a picture says 1000 words?
I'll post a detailled report once i come down from the ceiling... its kinda a weird feeling its like im watching myself typing but im not really here.....
Anyway heres what ive won
Win your $12,000 2006 PCA Prize Package!
PokerStars wants to see this tournament full of PokerStars players, so you'll have the chance to play in three months worth of satellites. And when you win, you're going to get the royal treatment. Each cash or Frequent Player Point freeroll winner will receive the following complete prize package valued at $12,000:
2006 PCA PRIZE PACKAGE
World Poker Tour event buy-in: $7,800+200
Accommodations and meals: $3000 - Seven nights at Atlantis Paradise Island, meal vouchers for two people.
Spending/Travel expense: $1,000 credited to your PokerStars account
and I was like Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
OMG pokerstars blogging championship
Well I'm posted from my bed just now at 7:51am and I'm not feeling well, got a nasty stomach bug :/ .
But anyway wanted to point out that I came 4th in the Pokerstars Blogging Tournament out of 1473 runners. To be honest I was a bit gutted that I didn't walk away with the WPT seat, as far as skill levels go I feel I was at least matched with the 3 remaining competitors but I just did not get the cards I needed 4 handed , just couldn't muster up a big enough stack.
For my troubles I won a 24" Dell Flatscreen monitor not bad for a freeroll and also have my Blog URL posted on pokerstars software and website. Seen already about 100 hits since I went to bed so it sure feels nice to have people come and read my blog.
Next stop and I've said it before is to get that freakin seat to the WPT Atlantis!!! Grrrr.
****Update for Tues I'm up to over $1000 W$D and when I get some time I'm gonna do my best to sit and play through the double shootouts. I've played one so far and finished 20th which worked out as 2nd at my first table.
Monday, October 17, 2005
My quest for the Pokerstars Carribean Adventure
Ok Im going no matter what it takes.
I didnt play much poker after that big win last week as I've been far too tired due to being on early shift at work.
However today I've started my quest to qualify for the PCA.
27+2 + rebuys
2 seats to the $615 qualifier given, 33 runners.
Good for $175 I suppose but its a start. :D
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Biggest cash to date
Wow I hit the Crypto £15,000 GTD and boy did I hit it hard.. 280 runners and I took down 2nd. There wasn't anything seperating my and chopp HU but he finally started griding me down.. at about 350k him v 150k me i pushed in on his blind with 66 and he called with Q7.
A rivered straight ended it for me and a payday of £2,700 was mine. Thats over two months wages for 5.5 hrs work.....
hmm also signed up for this...