Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I did my first ever weekday overtime at work last night.As I may have mentioned I'm not that fond of my day job, but I'm quite lucky that for what I do I get paid reasonably well and there's usually plenty of overtime available.In some ways I think I'm daft for staying up so late at weekends playing poker, when I could make a lot more by getting a decent sleep and going into work for a few hours.They say money won is twice as sweet as money earned though and I reckon that's true.

My employer also provided a meal which meant when I arrived home about 7.30 ish I could get straight into watching a cardrunners vid.I watched a LAG ( Loose aggressive) player run over a couple of tables and eventually hit the $50nl 6 max tables at Bet 365.

I was trying to keep my preflop aggression up and keep putting pressure on my opponents.A donkey shortstack came over the top of a quite regular preflop raiser and I decided to shove with AK to isolate the donk.Unfortunately for me the preflop raiser had AA and although the donk showed KJ my Big Slick had little chance and I lost a buy-in.

I am very keen to improve my game, however I'm a 7bb winner at $50 nl and I need to make sure I'm not ignoring my instincts in favour of misplaced aggression,especially as it's not easy to get many $50nl players to fold at times.I can't expect to make changes to my game without making errors and as long as my game gets better overall, then I can take a few hits to get there.

Righty,here's a quick one from the paper for my English readers.

Such larks from the England fans. A Scot working in a London office was sent the following e-mail which is doing the rounds of the excitable Nigels.

It reads: "I've just been offered corporate hospitality for the game on Saturday in Paris, all-expenses-paid and I can take a mate.

"So, I was wondering - can you put my bin out on Monday morning?"

Ho ho ho!!

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At Thursday, 18 October, 2007, Blogger BurnleyMik said...

LOL!! I like it!

Is cardrunners good then? PXF only has a couple of cash videos (that I haven't watched yet) and maybe in the future when I decide to go back to cash I might give them a shot.

Anyway money won is DEFINATELY sweeter than money earned because you had fun accumulating it!

At Thursday, 18 October, 2007, Blogger Smoothplease said...

Too right what you & mik say about money won!! Ive only been playing about 5 weeks and am only about $50 in profit!! it only takes about 2 hours at work to earn that but not half as satisfying as when you've outplayed/got lucky/survived by the skin of your teeth etc and cashed!! gl acorn

At Thursday, 18 October, 2007, Blogger petersmits_ said...

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At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Blogger Littleacornman said...

Cheers lads.So far I'm quite impressed by cardrunners BM.Watched an OMGClayAitken vid last night and he explained his thinking very clearly.


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