Ornate Push




Monday, September 12, 2005

Bad blogger... good week !

If anyone is actually reading this blog, let me apologise for not updating. I'm new to blogging and still trying to work out if I'm good at it or have the dedication to keep it running. Time will tell. It's been a great week tho.
On Wednesday night before the start of the N.Ireland vs England footy (soccer) match I jumped onto betfair's exchange to see what the betting was doing, more than anything because I thought the game would be pretty dull and a bet would spice it up a bit, when I saw that N. Ireland were being offered at 32-1 I couldn't believe it, there's no way I can turn down odds like that so I stuck £15 on. Yeah I know call me traitor or whatever, £450 profit says it was worth it, I've never been less upset about England being shit at football !

On a high from Wednesday, I was feeling lucky and so Thursday night I entered and won back to back £10 SNG's, another £78 up :-) I figured I'd get some monkey MTT practice in by entering the £2er on betfair poker. I finished unlucky 13th for something like £8 but it was nice to get deep in another MTT and some of the players in those cheap ones are really entertaining!

It gets better... on Saturday night at midnight uk time I decided to enter the $5 R+A satellite to the $1000 WCOOP on stars. In hindsight this was an example of terrible game selection. Firstly, it was midnight and the tourney was likely to last 4 hours + , and secondly even if I was lucky enough to make the money, there was no way I'd have the time to play on Sunday night and still be able to make work on Monday morning. I was trying out something new though, and register I did. After reading a few ideas on flopturnriver about R+A MTT's I played like a complete maniac for the first hour, taking 5 rebuys but getting myself into the top 10% of the field, then tightened up, looked for opportunities and let the game come to me, for once I was in the zone. Finally, 5 hours and 15 minutes later, I joined 5 other players as joint winners with a satellite seat. Of course I couldn't play so I had to sell the W$, but my pokerstars account is now a very pleasing sight to behold.

Final bet of the weekend was on my team, Middlesbrough to beat the mighty Arsenal, after I heard that Henry wasn't going to be available for the Gunners. At 11-2 that looked a pretty good deal also so I placed a tenner on 'Boro. Boro took a 2-0 lead and everything was looking cozy, until the 85th minute when Reyes scored for Arsenal, but fortunately Boro held on, and I made another tidy profit.
I've got Thursday off work, so I may try and qualify for the limit O H/L on wednesday night, should be a laugh !


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Ornate - adj. 1. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented. 2. Flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner;

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