Wings of a dove
I've added ( or will be after posting this) Straight Flush,United 113 ( just won a big score!)and a 88%concentration to my blog roll.I found 88% after following a link from Tan's blog and it's been a captivating read.The lad is totally fearless and copes with huge swings in his roll whilst always looking to play in the highest stakes nl games on the net.
Back to the dreary old micro limits and I'm finally showing a profit at Full tilt's $11 turbos sng's after winning one and coming 3rd in another.Came 2nd in a wee laddys sng too before my QQ was busted by a 2 outer for $15 at a cash table at FT.Something very odd has happened though.I checked my email tonight and I have a $25 deposit into my FT account which is news to me!I've only ever made my original $400 deposit there by credit card a few weeks ago and the $20 bonus I've cleared had been paid in.Ahhhhhh it's come to me!I nearly joined FT via a rakeback site but instead used Miami Marks sign up email which promised an extra $25.That must be it.Doh!
My poker mindset seems to have improved a lot over the last few days.Playing $11 sngs instead of $5 seems to focus my game a lot more.I detest arrogant people but I think my wee run of good results at $5 meant I was expecting to win or get ITM ( in the money) even if I was watching tv and surfing at the same time.I have the stats to say I'm a winner at that level therefore the $ would follow.Whilst cryptos $5 standard speed games probably are that easy, even there it's obviously a lot easier when fully focussed.I think I was also letting the emotions that come with a downswing and badbeats eat me up too much.
I was beginning to imagine two guys sitting in the Full Tilt card control room having a laugh at my expense."Give him the hammer,he's down $10 and won't play it.Oh and make the pot huge,the turn a 7 and the river a 2 meaning he's folded a winner". "Ok done,now give him it again on the very next hand and see if he plays it,hehe". "Ok he's gonna actually suckout on AQ with his A6"."We're allowing that?" "Oh sure,wait till the bubble and he goes all in with his AQ and his opponent shows A6.Ace on the flop but save the 6 for the river". "Done boss,hehe".
A load of bollocks ( seemed quite amusing after a few smokes before I went to bed last night!) but it certainly feels that way sometimes!
Ok,Mark's called off our Half-life 2 night as he'd forgotten it's his anniversary.Mr Edge asked if I play Counter-strike ( it's rigged) and the truth is that I'm a terrible gamer.I only play once a week when Mark is over and even then we can make one game last months and months before we get stuck and try another.I fancy an X-box 360 or even a PS3 when it comes out but I don't play anywhere near often enough to justify that.Besides it's hard enough keeping Mrs A happy with my poker habbit!
Ok,Pink tomorrow night at the SECC.Step A's first ever gig.Should be fun....
I reckon I'm going to treat Mrs A and I to Madness tickets.We saw them a couple of years ago and they were class.The place was bouncing.My favourite track "Nightboat to Cairo" was the encore.Just superb.
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