Just thought I would post a quick 1 before I hit chengs with cardguard and the gazmiester to celebrate the newyear.
The picture above is a memory of 1 of the few happy times i had this year spending time with friends in vegas,
however theres a couple missing of this pic steve and dawn and rob and niel.
any way Happy NEW YEAR ALL

Balcony in Dominican to Aspers Final

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee give up the pool bar and Miss Bikini competition to take part on the balcony in the Sunday Virgin Final for seat to Aspers and totally card dead for level after level until AA appears and holds and away we go. Big bit of luck at bubble position and pretty low pushing my sb A5 into AK BB but river straight and there we go.

Look to do better than my 18th of last year and qualified at 2nd attempt which Im delighted with.


As 2008 drew to a close my poker for the year finished well before new year due to hols. What has 2008 brought me?

Another profitable year (4th in a row) and although the figures are small they are true to the penny and not like alot of others who like most gamblers do is tell you about their wins but then get a sense of memory loss when the losses mount up. I have no hang ups at all at the controlled level I play at and also am not effected at all by the so called "big boys" who claim crazy figure amounts being won. All I say to them is good luck and long may it continue but be careful cos this game has that awful habit of kicking you hard between the legs and that hurts!!! If you win big sums then use that money wisely and dot be a mug by giving it all back to the game.

2008 Live Play brought in a profit of £2369.50 and considering these figures take into account some several large buy in tournaments which included Vegas WSOP CPC GUKPT Gala & Stanley Genting then making a profit is satisfying enough for me. Most of the profit was made from the local games and with one decent cash in the major games then a totally different profit would be showing. Closest came with a 13th placed finish in the £100k gtd at Star City Birmingham

2008 Online showed a profit of £2161.50 which to be honest is totally acceptable to be with the micro stakes I play at and the low amount of games I actually play. Won my $5k CPC package online but this was not taken into account in the figures as accounted for Cruise n Flight Costs

What of 2009

Want to see the continued growth and expansion of the Newcastle Poker Forum but personally will probably try and play more good quality live tournaments. I want 2009 to see me make my 1st major tournament final table which I know is close but for this ya gotta be in them to achieve this.
Hope the UK Forum Team game is a success and look forward immensley to my 4th WSOP especially my 2nd Seniors Event which I should be much better prepared for.
September sees my sons 21st birthday for which another Vegas visit is his long awaited reward and something I know he is really looking forward to, wudnt be fair if I didnt accompany him on his 1st visit now would it!!! and show him around.

To all the rest of the team especially, all NPF members, readers of this blog and all the poker people that know me I hope that 2009 brings you everything you want but most of all - BE HEALTHY AND BE HAPPY as its two of the most important things in life.

Blogger Champs

Poker Stars Blogger Championship Final and despite going low early doors (2k) patience paid off with hands eventually coing when needed.
Got into decent position and steady build going into later stages and surprised how quick the field thinned out.
blinds 500 nd 1000, wake up with AA, utg min raises to 2k "he's strong, I hope" folded round to me, hmm 7k bet! BB gets out the way utg calls for 5k more. flop comes JQK very dangours i think, whats my options! after very carefull diliberations I decide to push my remaining 35+k and look to take it down there and then, he insta calls and slow motion kicks in,shit , Im excpecting QQQ or KKK at the very best I can hope for AK, but he shows K 10 giving him top pair with the up and down straight draw, dodge one bullet on the turn, hold my breath and dodge another on the river, weeeeeeeeeeeee, now got 100k+ and sitting comfortably in the top ten overall
Decent finish of 22nd for $215 stars ticket with big damage hand being KQ raise which I hate from early position called by BB. Flop of 9JQ and 2 spades became hes on a flush draw and eventually all chips went in with him holding the business with K 10.
Bust soon after that shoving with K6 when getting low but overall pleased with result. Special mention to AcesNext, Gimac & Steve Holden for rail support

Official write up read like this at Poker Stars reports:

7:14pm--teamdobb eliminated in 22nd place

teamdobb made his last stand with Kh-6c and moved all in for 25,662, earning a call from TarHeel1641 with Ks-9h in the big blind. The flop was a disaster for teamdobb and utterly perfect for TarHeel1641, coming down Qh-Jh-Tc. Yep, that's a king-high straight, boys and girls. teamdobb was left only with outs to a chop, missing them when the turn and river came the 7s and the Jc to eliminate him in 22nd place.

For the detailed reports on this event they are well described at


Merry Christmas ALL

Just a Quick merrychristmas to all our Team members been a funny old year in some instances fairly tough, but hey we are alive and upright so shuffle up and deal and lets hope next year is a little kinder to everyone, although Ive been away from the live seen since my return from vegas (yes I`ve been away ) I played the monday game at the grov on my return i took it down but only 27 runners, also played the Team event at circus and i think the less said about that night the better, those who misbehaved had better hope the made Santas nice list and not the naughty one, and thats been it for me on the live seen, online managed to get heads up with teamdobb in a limit game on stars after a cock up but have to say realy enjoyed the game.
And thats about it for online poker cant win an argument but i,l keep go
going until I cash in the big one .

Heres to the New Year

Not been playing hardly any poker over the last few months and havnt been to Grosvenor for ages. Trying to build up my account on-line is such a struggle at the moment, the odd sit'n'go here, the odd cash game there, then the grinding of multi's where it takes hours and some donk sucks out on you just before making the money lol, i'm such a twisty git. The snooker league is taking up a lot of of my time as well as work but hopefully things will quieten down after new year and i can get back to playing live again, hope so anyway cos i miss the crack with so many people who i have made friends with through this stupid game.

Here's wishing all Teamdobbers and NPF'ers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

BIG 40

19 - 12 - 1968

a momentus date above as it was the day i came into the world. however this date 19 -12-2008 is one i would like to forget as it means, as you all know by now, i am 40 years old. brief history of my life to follow, but , as i have told phil mac and dc before, i am 3/4 of way through writing a book about my life so as to ensure more sales i shall not reveal too much in here!!!. lived in london till i was 18, moved to wakefied and lived with my nan and grandad, who i loved dearly and sadly neither are alive, for 2 years until i met my first wife and moved in with her. married to her until 2002 when i met dawn and made my way up country to gods land and integrated with the most radgy set of people you will ever meet(geordies). hand on heart best thing i ever did as you lot are the most friendly bunch of people i have ever had the pleasure to meet or know. had my own business for 13 years and have a nice life. got into poker in 1988 when i was 20 and have been playing ever since, although the game has moved on and evolved unbelievably since i started. in those days it was taboo to mention you played as if ya did everyone thought you were a degenerate gambler and i remember telling my mum and 2 days later i got a gamblers anonymus leaflet in the post!!!!!!!!!!!, now its come full circle as my mother(61 years old) can now be found playing on various on line sites spending her pension!!!!!!!!!!!!! to me poker is , and always has been, more about the social aspect than the money and thanks to the friendly nature of you northernors and the npf i have made many many great friends through this great game and for that i am very grateful. as my 40th birthday draws to a close i have been pondering things and thinking about the very few things i have not done that i would like to have done before this day. a list of which follows:

1, shagged kylie minogue - always thought it would happen and was sure when she sang ' i should be so lucky' she was thinking she should be so lucky to let me in her pants.

2, climbed mount everest - would have done this 5 years ago but when we arrived at base camp i checked and found my sleeping bag had a hole in it and the glass in my scooby doo thermos flask had broke so had to abandon the effort.

3, bungee jump - got to the top but the guy said that ' due to me being a fat bastard he was not sure the elastic would A) hold my weight and not snap and B) whether it would retract in time to stop me smashing my skull on the floor - so i decided to abandon that effort as well

4,stop smoking - although i suppose this is a technicality as i have never tried but hey all you smokers know that cigarette after a meal is better than sex

5, stop and think before i act - just look at forum this week for this to be explained. however in my defence i have always been this way and thats me. what ya see is what ya get. one thing i dont do is bullshit i shoot straight from the hip and i always say things the way i see them.

ok couple of thank yous;

firstly the obvious me dad, god rest his soul, for getting me mum steaming some time in march 1968 and doing the deed.

to my wife dawn - a complete geordie radgie who twists on 21 and is completely mad i love ya babes

to dc and scott - thanks for the forum. a place where an idiot like me can post all his thoughts and show himself to be a twat sometimes cheers boys

to Mr and mrs e - 2 true friends who me and dawn love loads and who are great company and fun to be with.

to phil mac - the oldest 20 odd year old i know and my bestest poker mate

and to everybody else ive had the pleasure to meet through poker you are all top people who enrich my life with their company.

jesus cgk going soppy better stop now as im welling up. been a great birthday and to be honest ive not felt down or depressed once - maybe im growing up at last god my mum will be proud.

roll on 2009 when hopefully teamdobbs representing the npf takes down the forum challange and me and dc take the poker world by storm on our mini monthly tour of the bigger games.

happy christmas to you all hope yous all have a great time and catch up with yous all soon



Cant resist this and as you all may know by now its Card Guards 40th birthday today and heres the before and afters

20 year old young Card Guard

The modern day 40 year old old radgie Card Guard


Dont bother mate!!!!

Looks like my non interest to play out 2008 is bearing the rewards it deserves. After Tuesday nights crap run of cards played an online Bronze VIP Club 10 seater final for £300 in winner takes all and dont know why I bothered. Fell asleep and woke up to the sound of Corras starting on the TV and the noise of "its your turn ya useless old git" as I look at the flashing Q2 and 30 mins later when very very comfy on a very passive table and comfy in chips play Ks10s from cut off and call a 3XBB raise from decent player to a flop of 10 high board. My bet is re raised to put me all in and knowing Im behind still make the call to see A 10 and the WP & UL in the chat box from him just doent ring home to me as I played hand like a shut ya eyes and hope player that looks for miracles- the type you find in most Poker Stars multi games.

Running out of games I intend playing and feeling better than I have the last few days I make the short drive down to Gala Teeside for their Xmas £200 Special Freeze Out. Probably about 8 NPF there which include Jimmy Chipmunk and Can Only Get Better and a final £14000 pot with 70 runners.
Level 2 and 1st break Im on a very comfy 17k from 7k starting stack mainly from guy getting married to top pair Jack after calling my AhQh raise all the way down with me turning the nut flush. Still OK at next break as we get down to about 30 plus players but as the antes kick in my cards just seem to get worse n worse and stack starts to dwindle. Raised out of a couple of pots pre flop by big bets when holding small pairs that hit and wudda been nice meaty pay offs but normal stuff then as I get to 9BBs I pick up AJ and change my mind about shoving and put in what was really a weak raise to one limper who makes it up for the 3k more needed. 339 board and I push after his check for my last 7k for him to call holding 7s9s which holds despite turn giving me flush draw with my 2 overs and Im really annoyed at myself as to how I played latter stages of this game especially my exit lap.

Talking about 339 boards Tuesday night when playing the Blogger game on Stars I was also watching Cardguard on another game who was going very well indeed when I saw this hand on his table. Big field standard multi game and there into the cash when mid position guy shoves all in for 75k and BB sitting with 100k about 40BBs insta calls and flips over 93. Yip 93 off and flop comes out 339. I simply dont get it tbh and it makes ya wonder.

Whats left well not alot. Last day at work today before Crimbo break and a couple of mad hours rushing round the Metro Centre trying to find something for the Mrs to open on Xmas morning which is officially tomorrow morning for my family ( Ill explain this in next post in couple of days as cant be arsed this morning)get my haircut and then Cardguards 40th Birthday bash at his favourite Chinese Eating House on Saturday night. Sunday night we drive down to Manchester before catching our flight to Dominican Republic on Monday morning and hopefully loads of sun, sand sea and whatever else all inclusive holidays bring ya.
Couple of games I would like to play online Sunday night which include the Blogger Final on Stars but not sure what Im going to do about these yet. May get one of the others to play em as my head just aint in it at the mo.



Who luvs ya baby!!!!

who do ya love?

1. Wait for the Lady to fully appear, then .....

2. Write Your NICK NAME in the 1st Line

3. Write Your FULL NAME in the 2nd Line

4. Then press the VISUALIZAR bar. Sit back and watch !!

Wrap up well and Merry Xmas


Its been a while but hears some plumbers crack

Well not posted for a while (probley cos i only sing when im winning) but been waiting for something positive to write about, tbh im still waiting :). As we all know i hav nt been working at all for about the last 6 months just pissing about playing poker thinking im loaded lol well hit the skids last week and cant get a job fkn depressing like, but one good thing is i got xmas out of the way when i was running well (fkn hell sound like fkn bluescouse).
Anyways what the fk am i on about there has been something good happening, my young poker prodigy "canonlygetbetter" has been running like god he even made it onto teamdobbs due to a family berievement for a team game at stanleys, which i must say was a real scream and i enjoyed it from start to finish with Mr E djing at idols beforehand had me in stitches, aparrantly it got abit shitty later on, not to surpriseing really as everyone had been over indulging allday, but great day all the same, well done stanleys.
Oh yes its the "pipefitters brawl" on the 19th also known as "blackeye friday" its when the whole pipefitting trade hits the toon have to much to drink and start telling each other how they really feel about each other lol, so think ill be there probley end up in pool of spew in a shop doorway fkn freezing me pods off like last year hee hee, then on the 20th ive got the kids at an xmas party at whickham club which is really a piss up for the fathers while the women entertain the kids through the lounge thats why i cant commit to going out on the night for ya birthday cgk sorry mate but this has been planned for a while hope all goes well. While im on hope you all have a merry xmas and happy new year.

Learn ta read ya dosey git!!!!

2nd last live game of the year at Circus for my normal £30 d/c F/O and numbers not bad considering the league is now finished with about 40 odd taking their seats. Get seat 1 and dealing but only lasts 1st level for me as we get a house dealer after that and a free pint comes my way for my services.
Omg 3rd pair rools it seems and some of the strangest plays Ive seen live for ages here, thought I was online at one time and guys pushing with garbage and worst is getting called with worse and then getting rewarded. Dodge the crazy gang and have nice steady build with 2 nicely timed bluffs against 1 of only 3 players at the table capable of folding to the board.
Table break up and 1/2 hour later Im nearly twice average and sitting pretty when with low 20 field left I raise mid with 10 10 for BB to say " Ill see a flop " AQ6 board aint what ya wanna see really but get to see the turn very cheap and eventually fold to river cheap bet again as he shows me 66 for flopped set. Pick up AA 2nd position and my raise meets the table low stack push with 66 and sb announce he passed a 6. Nice flop dealer as he gives her the last 6 then next lap my KK raise gets a call mid and a re raise from the BB and insta call to my shove with his AA.
3 hands and early bath head home.

OOOOOOO its WBCOOP on Poker Stars and just make the 12.00 k.o. which was way too late for young pup Gyposdog. Looks like the previous crazy gang have all joined in this as well with constant all in shoves on my table which eventually I get doubled up from so decent start. Quick look in lobby tells me 72 seats from 500 plus runner field so settle down helped along by chatting away with Cardguard on MSN whos following along whilst playing in another game there. Notice a few other bloggers I recognise with 2 at my table so cracks very good considering.
Bust through the 72 mark and what a donkey I am as give Stars no respect blaming the late hour and my tiredness for thinking its a seat only prizepool to Final and along with many others just push all in when qualified. READ THE DETAILS YOU FKN DONKEY with various prizes on offer but my push only gets the final seat and lose at least a step 2 ticket. Oh well better than bubbling I suppose and another late night it seems.

Places Freeroll Qualifiers - Prizes Awarded
1st WBCOOP Final seat + Sunday Majors Platinum Package*
2nd-9th WBCOOP Final seat + Sunday Majors Gold Package**
10th-27th WBCOOP Final seat + Step 3 Ticket
28th-45th WBCOOP Final seat + Step 2 Ticket
46th-72nd WBCOOP Final seat

PokerStars Tournament #124189659, No Limit Hold'emFreeroll Super Satellite559 playersTarget Tournament #170000000 72 tickets to the target tournament Tournament started
2008/12/16 19:00:00 ET
Dear teamdobb, You finished the tournament in 65th place.You qualified to play in Tournament #170000000 and are automatically registered for it. See Tournament #170000000 Lobby for further details. Congratulations!Thank you for participating.


Obviously not everyone likes X Factor so for those out htere heres something for you as well

Class weekend all round

Xmas party time and being such a nice boss I am its a 3 day Easyjet special to Benalmedena. Shock shock shock as Easyjet runs spot on time and the mini bus airport transfers are even there when we arrive. Surely there must be a problem when we arrive at the hotel and they keep us waiting for ages to get in our rooms but hey ho wrong again as its a nice Spanish welcome and within 15 minutes the 14 of us are all unpacked in a very nice hotel for what we paid and looking forward to a few drinkie poos.
One of the lads says" Thought I recognised this place- was here the other year with the lads" well done Mac your observation skills are spot on again and 200 yards away is a cracking Irish bar with an X Factor Final Special night on - weeeeeeeeee thats me sorted cos I love X Factor. Although this program has its fair share of critics you cant dispute that from time to time it throws out an incredible talent and Leonna Lewis is the obvious example of this and from the start of this years my moneys been riding on Alexandra at very tasty odds so as you can imagine this is where my interests are with a very nice profitable return for her winning. day before flying out I take the sensible step of laying part of my bet off and only a JLS win can stop another profitable X Factor series for me.
Into the boozer for 8.00 and front row seats as we all settle down and out she comes and her 1st song which only happens to be my wifes all time favourite Xmas Carol silent night has us all swaying and singing for a great start with the bog roll being handed round as dust was flying in the eyes.
2nd song and as far as Im concerned the total highlight of the series when she sings with Beyonce and absolutely nails it. beyonce
As we get to the decision of 3rd place I must admit I wasnt fully confident as the other 2 contestants had a huge young following so was relieved when she gets through to the heads up stage. I simply know she will totally nail this final Xmas special and she certainly did.
Result comes in and its a vote on talent and the public have rewarded the most talented contestant with the right result. A nice Xmas pressie for me and a healthy Betfair account.
Sunday afternoon and after a nice Sunday dinner we settle down and omg the Mags come up with a half decent performance and we take it down 3-0 against the Pompey
Sunday night down the Marina area and the Square of Benalmedena and its funny the deals ya can do when the bars are all despo for ya business and 14 Geordies are wandering around looking to spend. From 1/2 price drinks to free cocktails I say thanks very much and to the dosey Spanish guy on the till at Dutch bar - ya wanna learn to count mate or yill be bankrupt soon!!!
Great weekend had by all and even Easyjet obliged again on the way back.

Years coming to an end and to be honest I wont be playing much poker with probably 2 more live games this week Circus Tuesday and may play the £200 game on down at Gala Teeside with some of my freeroll Alexandra money. Be even less online poker although Im sure will take part in the Poker Stars Blogger games if not me then more than likely be Gyposdog. Got a 10 seater final Wednesday on Virgin through the AWOP VIP Club for a £300 seat to any live UK game and thats about it. Its then offskis on my hols on Sunday to the sunny climate of Domincan Republic with the family and 2 weeks total chill out. Re charge the old batteries and onwards into 2009.
Took down the Newcastle Poker Forum mini millions league last night which gives me a ticket into the Poker Millions on Stars but more so the satisfaction of coming through a really tough league against some very good players with consistent high placed performances.
2008 has been profitable again and Ill post my final year end stuff very soon.

Dressed as a Makem but battled away like a Magpie!!

A promise is a promise and I simply dont go back on my word so after our defeat by Teamtubbs at the weeked my personal bet with Tubbsy had to be honoured. No dosh involved here just pure n simple humiliation for the loser and unfortunately it had to be me.

What I hear you ask could be worse than losing money? SIMPLY the agreement that the loser would dress in opposition football colours and play the Tuesday night tournament at Circus in them. So offskis I go to Circus arriving as late as possible so I could have the least time possible sitting there looking like a total knob in the shitty Red n White of the Makems amongst quite a few hardened Black n Whites.

Weeeeeeee no Tubbsy there with the strip and its hey ho maybe my lucky day has arrived but surely not, no way could Tubbsy allow me to get let off the hook like this. Sit down 50 odd runners and brilliant table with crazy Laker (behind me in pic above) to my left so I know Im in for a good laff and Lynne Beaumont Betfred Ladies Champion on my right when early 1st level guy in early pos buts decent raise in and I decide to flat call it with JJ for Laker behind me to also call ( hes already trippled his stack the fkn luckbox) Dont really know the raising guy and flop of QJ rag 2 diamonds is very nice. Raiser bets out I decide to flat to miss anymore diamonds and Laker stays in. King of hearts gets check from raiser and I decide to push having him on AK for insat call behind me by laker and hes straighted with 9c10c grrrrrrrrrrr. Double chance so its a double whammy when after shouting chips please Gary I get a tap on the shoulder and theres Tubbsy grinning like a Cheshire cat and holding out proudly in my direction the most shittyist Red n White old Vaux Brewery Makem top and even a fkn scarf the cheeky bastard.
Stand up and announce sorry guys about this but its purely payment of a losing bet and on goes the top and on goes the scarf as well in a tie like manner.
Dont know what it was but I seemed to get the shakes everytime I had a drink from my Coke and then later coffee. I do hope the stains come out cos I wudnt want to have damaged his precious top!!!!
To be honest seeing my reflection through the windows I quite suit red n white I must admit.
Me N Betfred Ladies champion Lynne Beaumont

Table is great crack I must admit and get a double when I shove pre with QQ to Lynne Beaumonts decent raise and its the normal race against AK and I hold. Never really stacked but just kept plugging away and before long its last 2 tables and forum member Roscopiko joins the table to add to the constant table talk. Rosco was giving me some stick when I fold when down to 4bbs then immediate next hand double up through him with JJ so I give him all the KOTLS patter ( King of the low stack) which was funny as a few hands later hes crippled and asking advice from me from which he goes on a run seeing him very nicely stacked as we reach final table but unfortunately losing Laker on the way.

Final table although quite short for me as Im low stack was great crack again with some proppa characters there including fellow Dobba "Dont mess wi da Chipmunk to my right. I eventually call with JJ to Roscos decent raise and Im up against AK. Mr Flushy himself Ben was dealing and to the crys of keep em low ben it was shite all the way until GRRRRRRRRR Ben wanted me no more and flips over the river Ace and Im out in 8th place.

Great night and throughly enjoyed it despite the attire humilation but hey ho its Xmas and red n White is the seasonal colours anyway ho ho ho.

Here we come!!! when we get our reg number

Dont worry dont worry Poker Stars because after weeks of them pestering us and pleading with us to enter their Blogger Championship we have decided to play and fit their tournament into our busy schedule and adding the blog they wanted most of all( and if ya believe all that crap then ya need to visit ya doctors and get help)

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

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Rolled over by the Tubbys

2 debutants as we get together to take part in the Stanley Circus Team Event with 10 teams of 10 involved. Mr Entertainment is working till 6.30 at a well known stripper pub in town so most of us decide to meet up there and its an old haunt of my younger town trailing days and oh my god it hasnt changed since all that time ago, even the carpet is the same and was a task in itself to get to the bar and get away from it cos the floor was that sticky. Full of stripey jumper shell suit mob and even the Geordie Dansa was in so our rivals Teamtubbs must of felt well at home as we watched a couple of decent strippers and listened to radgie Mr E rip the piss out of everyone. S2C was well impressed Im sure with one of my old haunts!!!
Stripper 2 especially was very good and was a mini version of Pamela Anderson.
How much is a decent boob job these days?
Couple of more drinks at another pub then into Circus preparing to do battle.

Cracking turn out to be honest and a great atmosphere building although disappointed we kick off late which me n S2 know is gonna cause major problems later on as we had realised the structure put together was wrong and the early chip starting stacks were far too high and blind levels far too long for the type of competition it was.
Alot of banter had built up at the forum especially between us and Team Tubbs and I had even put well restricted betting odds up with us obviously very short favourites to add even more friction. Accepted an individual bet from one of their players of an even £100 to which team would finish highest.

100 players, 10 tables of ten with 3 players from each table going through to next round of 3 tables and then 3 from them 3 giving a final table of 9. Many ways to pick up bonus points and points awarded accordingly as each player was eliminated.
Very happy with my table and position on it although I know Im on one the toughest tables in the competition with some very good players. Play alot of pots 1st level trying to catch a biggy and slip just below the starting stack of 5k when I get AA in level 2 early position for my raise to be met by a re raise by guy to my left. Tell him Im not bluffing and Ive got a monsta mind speech and he says " Get ya chips in then" so I quickly accept his invitation and push em all in and with abit more speech play get him to call his stack off. Flips AK off weeeeeeeee and a nice double. My next BB the same guy pushes his last 700 over and Im looking at Kh10h. Tell him Im calling although I know Im behind but my Mrs told me she loved me with all her HEART before I left home and as such thats a good enuff reason to call through superstition alone. He flips KJ but his hopes are soon dashed when K 10 4 flops and he tells me to give his regards to my Mrs. Good humoured fun and all taken in the way it was meant.
With a decent stack now was pretty standard stg tactic stuff and a few blind rises later had 5 players left and take a nice pot holding AJ on an AA flop and get paid off by guy holding A5. Had Morlspin to my left and he was low stack of table and obviously going to push at his 1st opportunity and chose my BB to do it which I call with KhJh against his 10 6. He hits his 10 then goes on a golden run to give himself a healthy looking stack which then became chipstack leader of the table. Now just after this is when my problem came as our dealer nipped to the toilet for a piss and no other than team captain of TeamTubbs sits down offering to deal and gave some speech about only wanting to do it to give me total shite cards etc. Take down the 1st hand he deals so give him abit of small needle back but then following lap the sb Morlspin limps into my BB on 300/600 when Im holding Q4. Flop comes 44A rainbow and its ck ck. Think turn brought 9 and he checks so I bet 1200 and he pops it to 3600 and I shove for insta call. He turns over A 10 so hes drawing to 2 outs of the 2 last Aces weeeeee and Im basically through to the next round. Speech from Tubbs the dealer now and its " Fk me what a pleasure this would give me if I could deal a river Ace, can you imagine it"
OH my god you can guess whats coming and he peels off the Ace at the river and hes screaming his head off in joy as Im gone to the only guy at the table that had me covered. Gutted gutted gutted but hey ho way it goes and still have most of team going strong.
We eventually only get Mr E, Jimmy Chipmunk and Xenocode through to last 30 and to have any chance really now we need those 3 to final table it.
Jimmy Chipmunk who although pissed from being at a corporate invite at the match all day was in fine form and makes final table and the singing of "Dont mess wi da Chipmunk" to the music of another one bites the dust was hilarious but Xenocode falls at the bubble on his table so for any chance whatsoever we need Mr E through and his table was the last one running. Massive crowd around table and bubble situation when guy from Teamtubbs pushes raise from sb on his BB and Mr E shoves all in. Guy needs to call all his stack now to stay in and makes the call turning over K 10 weeeeeeeeeeee as Mr E flips AA. K flop and horror 10 on turn as Teamtubbs go crazy and poor Mr E looked totally drained as he had battled his way back from 2k to a position of actually winning the table.
Final table and Chipmunk went out 5th I think pushing with QQ and called by AK for K river and the story of our night it seemed.
Final table became a joke to be honest with alot of bad stuff that happened and arguments about certain etiquette and the points situation but eventually it was announced that the last 2 of the Jolly Miller team needed to be 1st n 2nd to prevent TeamTubbs from taking down the title. 1st & 2nd would get them a DRAWN result. Last 3 and they still had the chance to do it when its announced a chip count will decide the competition at the end of this level. Pure pressure last 12 minutes and with the clock ticking away and last hand dealt it cudnt of been called how this was going to end. Player one folds and player 2 announces all in for which player 3 from the Jolly Miller needs to call in order for them to tie the competiton and also whoever wins this hand will also win the individual prize as well of £300. He makes the call showing down KJ for other guy to turn over Ad4d. Crowd are all over the table and screaming at each other and the flop brings 2 diamonds. Turn brings a gutshot draw for the KJ and he needs the 10 but not the diamond of course.

RIVER 10 OMG the place was going crazy and ya just could not have written this in a book.

Tie for 1st place Teamtubbs and the Jolly Miller so well done to them and omg I now have to face at least a week at the forum and some big stick from Tubbsy. I even have to wear a Sunderland shirt now on Tuesday at Circus as part of our bet and banter we had going.
Oh well just have to grin n bear it I suppose and take it as a bad day at the office. Getting ya arse spanked aint that bad and Im sure we will have our revenge next time round.

Final word for Chipmunk- so pissed called off 75% of his stack with 33 thinking he had a straight yet still final tabled and finished 5th. Star of the night Jimmy and deffo a hit record with "Dont mess with da Chipmunk"

Hung like an Elephant!!!!

Last couple of pics from the CPC.

Met guy there called Peter "Stumpy" Newton with his wife and to be honest had a great laugh with them and they were excellent company. Heres a picture of him bragging to his missus about something in his cabin and a drunken session from the "Dog n Duck" pub onboard. Sitting in the pub after a few sherberts and I turn round to him and say: Yi na what Peter? Ive played against you for 3 years in Newcastle and always thought to myself what a miserable fucker you are!!! How wrong Ive been cos ya a great laugh.
Dont worry he says to me everyone else thinks that as well. Nice one mate we throughly enjoyed ya company

Pictured on the left is "Soaps" and yes we did it!!!!

WE GOT HIM SMILING!!!!! Nice one Mr & Mrs Suddes great company as well

What a small world it is!!!

Just shows what a small world it is. Whilst away in the CPC I noticed a guy there at the tables who after alot of his hands was making notes. Found this rather amusing and it was obvious from his T shirt he was doing it for his blog. I asked him if the notes were for a blog which he confirmed and during the CPC continually saw him scribbling away and was glad to see him make a final table where the note making continued.
Last couple of posts here and yip the guy from Denmark somehow has came across our blog and left a comment for a link up which i have duely agreed to. Small world I reckon and his sites worth a look at http://pokerbankrollblog.com/

P..S Hes the guy in the middle and you can see his note book in front of him and the guy on the right is a drunken English lad who to be honest was a proppa pain the arse at the tables, continually drunk and only interested in making a proppa nuisance of himself. Shame really because when you spoke to him when he was sober he was a "canny lad" as we Geordies say

Played the £50 £500 added 1st of the month at Circus last night and another great turnout of 102 runners taking everything into consideration.
The game was cruelty at its highest with the worst cards Ive been dealt in months and virtually impossible to even enter a pot never mind add to my dwindling stack.
Eventually have to push with Jc10c utg with only 4 BB left for Ah4h in the BB to make the call and Ace paid. Enjoyed the crack at least but total waste of 6 hours.

This Saturday sees the team together for 1st time in ages when we take on all comers in the Circus team event. 2 missing in Vegas Dave ( works Xmas do) and Karen3300 who seems to have lost his way abit and also has had the added sad news of a family bereavement.

2 newcomers stepping to help out are young S2C who should be suited by the structure and style of the competition and Aces Next the Poker Stars specialist who has been groomed by Gyposdog into a very useful performer and who is so hyped up the game its unreal. Whatever happens should be a great night out and the banter will be flying amongst the very tough teams battling out for the right of bragging rights of Circus team champions.

pulling my hair out

Well November was very busy , loads of work done on house so not much poker played.eventually moving in on 2nd Dec, but no internet connection which is a pisser , especially as all I get are lies from virgin media who seem to have employed 1/2 of India.

Only 4 live games which consisted of 2 bubbles and 2 donk outs, the most annoying and frustating 1 being the £500 game in Birmingham where I played perfect for 10 1/2 hours , then had a 20 minute brain ceasure and went from cruising on average chips with 65 players left to busting in 61st position,, fk sake was well pissed with myself and the way I played those final hands.

Anyway online Ive played all month, but again not as much as normall but I have managed to turn a reasonable profit .One thing I have relized, is pokerstars doesn,t suit me and after this year won,t be playing there much, if at all, might have a go at getting the $600 bonus on full tilt, first thing I gotta do is get my internet up and running.
Anyway up in court this month to sort out my divorce finances , so there might be a steady flow of staking requests develope next year LOL ( anyone know a good murderer)