Ornate Push




Thursday, July 16, 2009


Nice work Mr Ivey, you make doing your day job look so easy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stars must be rigged

If you don't play for 5 months at stars and then enter a $4 180 apparently you can crack Aces with Eights and then win HU with Aces vs Tens.

Did I enter a parallel universe ?

...enjoying the moment... they don't come often enough


Monday, July 13, 2009

5 months, 2 weeks, 3 days

That's how long it had been since I played an online MTT at PokerStars. Time flies when you're not pushing all-in. So yesterday afternoon whilst watching the 5th day of the Ashes 1st test and England trying to hold on whilst being battered by the Aussie bowlers, I signed up for an $11 MTT with 2,309 runner-runners. After updating PT3 and reminding myself what everything meant on my HUD setup I quickly fell back into the groove.

Nearly 5 hours, 2 suckouts and one poorly played hand later I finished 41st for exactly $41. A nice welcome back to the game of masochists. I know it's only teasing me, but as a man of freedom next week there is now a good chance I'll be putting a bit of effort into turning and burning :o)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

2 months work

It's two months since I started going to the gym every tuesday and thursday night. The attached image shows the improvement made so far. I have no idea if this is a fast or slow rate of progression, just that I feel happier, healthier and more confident.

My only regret is not doing it sooner :o)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wagon Wheels

Because the WSOPs on and I'm even catching up on my google reader posts I'm probably going to jump on the bandwagon tonight and play online poker. First time in months, should be fun !

Disclaimer : Won't be fun, and will have a bad beat post tomorrow no doubt. But in a perfect world online poker should be fun.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Took a well earned day off on Friday to go out in my boat. Some cheeky little so-and-so decided they liked the look of my Prop and stole it sometime between Monday evening and Friday morning. Was suprisingly disappointed rather than angry about it. Forked out £350 for a new one, still managed to get some boat time that day.

Faith in the rest of the human race continues to diminish.

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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.

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