Sunday, May 29, 2005

Played for just short of 6 hours last night and ended up with a whopping profit of $3 after losing $20 in my last hand of the night when my QQ lost to KK. A bit frustrating but better than a losing session I suppose.I was 2 tabling at .50nl full ring and didn't see to many premium hands out of the 281 played.
Ok deep breath time.Last Monday night my Mum called to say that my sister has cervical cancer.So far they say its at an early stage and not life threatening but this Friday we will know the extent of the surgery needed.She only got engaged last week and the news has really shaken me. More news on Friday.
Its funny how life bites you on the arse sometimes.Last Sunday my team,Glasgow Rangers,were 2 points behind their rivals in the league with a game to go.( 3 points for a win). Rangers won and our rivals amazingly lost 2 last minute goals after leading 1-0 and Rangers are Champions of Scotland for a record 51st time.The high was incredible and victory so sweet yet when I heard the news about my sister it didn't really matter anymore.
Back to work tomorrow after the weekend off.Going up to Mum and Dads on Tues,dentist on Wed then just keep my fingers crossed for good news on Friday.Off work after Friday for a week and am booked up to go to Amsterdam on Tues 7th with my mate.Roll on...

First post the past

Well not the whole past obviously but here's the deal.
Started watching Ch4 late night poker a few years back and loved the sheer excitement of NL Holdem.
Last June I started playing for play money at pokerroom and after going through a few stages 1) no idea what I'm doing and why is it so quick 2) He raised me how much?I'll show him!3)I don't need pot odds,I play by instinct and I'm ripping up the play money tables!4) And I don't worry about position,only my hole cards.

5) 1st real money deposit aprox 20:00pm GMT October 31 2004....Vegas here I come... 6) 2nd real money deposit aprox 20:09pm GMT 2004 7) Learn that swearing in front of stepacorn doth not pleaseth Mrs Acorn 8) Read as many poker books and websites as possible 9) Realise how wrong 1-5 were and try and play better poker 10) Start winning regularly at .25nl 2 tabling.

11) Forget point 9 and learn that stepping up to $5-10nl and blowing most of my bankroll with some oh so fancy moves was probably not for the best 12) If you've made it this far I salute you 13) Start again and repeat until realising just how important bankroll management is 14)Placed 3 and 4th for $500 total in player points tourney and finally realised my dream of cashing out enough to buy a new fridge freezer...

Right now I've got $471 and I'm ready to play some poker.

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