Ornate Push




Friday, June 13, 2008

WSOP '08 Year of the Pros ?

Thus far this years WSOP is thowing up a few suprises -

Pros can win tournaments !
Poker is a game of skill !

From this donkeys point of view it's a good thing for the game. If a pro wins the main event it will be even better. The boom players have got over the "anyone can win a tournament" buzz that it took to get them playing in the first place. To keep those customers playing they need a little hope. They need to know that if they keep trying skill will win. They need to know poker's not just about bad beats and suckouts. If the Pros can beat Donkeys that means they can too and buying all those books and PXF subscriptions wasn't a waste of time and money after all.

I'm slowly getting back into my rhythm this week. 4 days of no internet play broke the habit and I've had to ease back into it with just a couple of multi table SNGs this week. I played a WSOP freeroll on Stars too and beat 2600 other pushmonkeys to finish in the top 50 and get another shot at a free seat sometime on Saturday. Oh yeah I won a $5 5-table SNG last night too, that was a nice feeling.

Euro 2008 is hotting up pretty nicely and I've had some good bets so far. I layed the Czech Republic on Wednesday in the Asian Handicap market at 1.8 so basically made £10 when I could have lost £8 at most. I had first goalscorer in Roger Guerreiro for Poland last night which netted £60 @ 12-1.
Tonight some of the big guns are playing again. I've got one tip and then a few wild punts :

Italy - Romania
Winning Margin (for either team) = 1 Goal @ 2.2-1 £10

Romania and Italy are 1st and 3rd for least goals scored in qualifying and Italy are masters of the 1-0 victory. It would take an Italian collapse for Romania to win this game but if they do it wouldn't be by a lot of goals. 2.2 might seem like a short price but I think it's the best bet of the day.

Punts :
(goalscorers and correct score)
Pirlo 2 - 1 @ 69-1 £2

Netherlands - France

Kuyt 2-0 @ 84-1 £3
Van Nist 2-0 @ 43-1 £3
Benzema 2-1 @ 139-1 £2

Can't see France winning this one but I'll be watching during play to see if any odds go flying into long range territory if they score first.


Blogger Donkey Face said...

What exactly is a pushmonkey? From a bit of research it appears that it's the alias of a bloggerment player (http://sirfwalgman.blogspot.com/2008/05/bloggerment-poll.html), though I have yet to congratulate on catching a lucky river card.

However, I don't think that you're referring to 2,600 player who've replicated his playing strategy.

12:40 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Contact Details

Yahoo IM : TanOrpheus



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

Push - 1. To exert outward pressure or force against something. 2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward. 3. To expend great or vigorous effort.

Ornate Push - The messy ramblings of a troubled poker player and tilted mind.


July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 October 2010 November 2010 March 2011 July 2011

Powered By