Wednesday, June 29, 2005

1 Goal down 4 to go

Well I struck the first goal off my list, that was to qualify for the scottish poker championship £1k event. I went to the £50+5 satellite with £60 in my pocket and after a couple of lucky breaks (3-outers)in the first hour I sailed through the bubble with ease playing confident error free poker to claim my £1000 buy-in for Thursday.

So theres 34 hours to go and thinking about it is giving me butterflies. My highest buy-in before this was a £250 sng a quarter of what this one is. Im now training myself not to see the chips as money, normally I am very good at this but when Im playing for a prize pool of between £50,000 and £100,000 it will be hard :| .

Wish me luck....

Sunday, June 19, 2005

New goals

Apologies for the length of time since the last post been on summer hols in Egypt with the now fiancee (we got engaged on hols).

Pokerwise it was a bit dry prior to going. After cashing out the roll of about $1.4k to go on hols I managed to find an old 0.87c lying in Paradise.

In the space of a weekend i turned it into $160 which was nice. Included in this was a 15th place finish in the Seahorse $60 MTT. Think there were about 300 runners and I went out with a decent stack when my all in with QQ was called by AJ... grr

Anyway cashed in a new role and have Im going to set out my poker goals for the rest of the year. A bit much I suppose but I have to keep pushing myself.

Ok my goals for the rest of 2005:

Learn Omaha8 Hi/Lo

Play in the live sattelite for the Scottish Poker Championships at the Gala Maybury (if there is one)

Try to win the $15k jackpot SNG's on Noble Poker

Try to qualify for the WPT paris

Try to get on the ladbrokes poker cruise in January

Not much huh?

I'll keep you posted.