Bloggerment Banner ideas
As the title says Burnley Mik and I have decided that although there have been some brilliant banners made for the Bloggerment games ,we would prefer ( like the Americans do with their Mondays at the Hoy,Mookie etc) to have one banner which people could post permanently on blogs,forums etc.See Mookies blog for an idea of what I'm on about.
If anyone has any design ideas please email me,leave a comment or post on the Raise the River forum.Thanks.
I think I may have found a new poker home at Bet365 which I only deposited at to play in last weekends charity tourney.
On Monday night I ran my $60 up to $160 and last night I increased that by another $100.This was after I'd got back from watching a scrappy 2-0 win for Rangers over footballing giants FC Zeta.
I began by playing some of their extreme turbo sng's and I couldn't believe how soft they were.I won a couple of $5 ones before making the top 2 ( good way of saying I came 2nd twice!) a couple of times in ten seater, $10 games.The $5 shorthanded games were almost like play money and I was amazed to find I'd made $50 profit in around 45 minutes overall at these sngs.
The extreme turbos format means the blinds rise almost twice per orbit which is very fast indeed, however it also means a tourney can be over within 10-15 minutes.It would be easy to say there's no skill involved in these donkfests, however I reckon there's still a definite edge to be had there and the speed of the games makes them a certain ev+ proposition over the long run.
After my tourney fun I had no trouble finding a juicy wee $50nl 6 max table with a $17 average pot and 47% flop seen.Four players calling a 5bb preflop raise seemed the norm at this table and it truly reminded more of $25nl than $50.I did quite well and left $50 up after 1/2 hours play.
I did get my Aces busted by Mr 67 o/s who called my all in bet ( he had a $15 stack) after a flop of 6 K Q ,only to hit his 7 on the river, although that just made me smile and appreciate just what a fish tank I'd discovered!
The software seems identical to Ladbrokes and the players are even worse.I just wish the "buddy" system was not by invite only and it was possible to simply add fish and find them easily again without their acceptance.
Overall since splitting with ex Mrs A I've found myself being far more focussed at the tables rather than flailing around in the self-pitying tilt mode I'd half expected of myself.Financially moving back home to my flat will be far tougher than my current situation but I'm not exactly poverty stricken.It will mean more saving and a definite effort to keep the credit card balance in check.I didn't have a poker hobby when I lived there previously though, and I'm hoping I can continue to use my poker profits for the larger expenses such as car insurance,Rangers season ticket,decorating etc.
Ok,thanks for reading...