Hi Dobba Watchers,

Been a tough time since my last post / blog not a happy bunny and it showed, shit job nee prospects and borderline depressed, dropped from APAT Team game and it hurt, always been a honest bloke and always let my feelings known had to hide my dissapointment at being dropped, at the time was realy pissed off I mean come on me ? mentaly not right ?.
as it happens its your friends who notice the differences in your personality and on reflection the right decision was made ( but you might of won had i played ).

But this year has seen a total new outlook and job thanks to our very own NPF Newsman, Steve came to me at the end of last year looking for someone with experience in his field to work alongside him, so realy pleased to say I,m now working with the Cardguard yep ANT N DEC are together and so far so good and for the first time in donkies I actualy look forward to going to work, CHEERS GAFFA if your reading.

On to the poker well not been out a great deal what with new position and being a miserable twat before but played the first tuesday game at circus and cashed however its a very long night great game but i left at 4.30am and there were still 6 left,
played the sky poker tour at aspers bought in direct on their website after a decent run online however the structure was awful antes coming in a level 5 as they wanted a quick finnish spoilt the game in my opinion, made it untill after dinner break went back with 16500 in chips ave was 19.500 and card dead finally shoving with 7 bbs on my bb with k q suited and ran into a k good night.

was having a canny run on stars won back to back smoggies wednesday league then went on to play 25 - 50 cash and was running mint then as always bad beat after bad beat dumped me lot so back trying to build it up again.

Forum has a new home page / web and for me much better like the idea and a lot easier to find what you want to read without trawling through pages and pages of shite. (nee offence )

And finally got me self a new grand son and Dean has realy put a grin on my face, daughter named him after my brother who passed away aged 5 and have to say very emotional but those of you who know me I am emotional, mother and baby are fine and so am I,
Appologies to anyone who I may have been short with or shunned through my ignorance but im back and ready to go NPF Team Challenge coming soon


Quiet start to year

Been a while simply coz I aint played much other than online,played GUKPT m/e in Bolton and in 10 hours I was dealt, AA, JJ , 10-10, 77 AND AQ, pretty unreal and as I suffered my usual bad beat with AA I knew it was gonna be a long hard grind. Anyway ended up gambling at end of day which didn,t work out. Think I made 1 mistake in the whole game but getting dealt hands and having them hold is becoming a big problem.
My only other game was Aspers where I went out just before FT when I flop a set and get done by bigger set after all the chips fly on the flop,wasn,t suprised tbh coz opponent was running like god.

Anyway online, 888 is simply dying a death, so Ive been playing a bit on stars, wow the standard is the worst I have ever come across on any site where I have grinded,however I have dropped levels so maybe its that, but it certainly aint any easier beating the retards.

Was gonna try for superova but cant do required volume unless I move up levels but im enjoying stress free poker for now and Ive been doing ok and got myself a shinny star on sharkscope leaderboards for this year ,so Ill see how I feel in a couple of months.If things dont improve on 888 may move to stars full time.

Anyway thats all except to say good luck to Cardgaurdkid in his up coming $500 to $1500 challenge, see you at the tables hopefully.

41 and grinding again at work

thought it about time i contributed to the blog - unlike some of the members can i add!!!!!!

ok since last post poker has kind of become secondary for me. Big changes at work have seen me buy my partner out and become sole owner of my company. Financially it was not the best move for me as it swallowed up most of my ' rainy day ' fund - but as a business decision it was a very sensible thing to do as my relationship with my partner had deteriorated and my business would have only carried on with just one of us at the helm. Am pleased to say so far its all going well, new staff on board - including fellow blogger and dobba Mr E, new processess and generally a whole new way of working has seen a new enthusiasm in me and as such for last 5-6 weeks i have been working 70+ hours a week, which has impacted on my social activities so not much poker played.

On the poker front i am particularly looking forward to seeing the new grosvenor friday game take off and provide us players with 3k - 5k pots on a friday night - well worth cashing in. Also hoping the circus £75 gets enough runners to continue as its by far the best structured game of the month(and i hve split last 3),

As for my recent poker playing not much to report - finished 35th in the apat uk forum team championships getting 5 points for the team, proud to finish in the points for the 2nd year running especially as for 1st 7 levels i never played one hand, then got a rush and won 6 hands out of 9, then never played another hand till my exit - total card dead all tourney except for 6 hands, and never could find a spot to ' steal some ' chips. Big big credit to sean Mcguigan who finished 13th for some more much needed points - but the spoils to chipmunk who dug in for 2 days, came back from 8k left after beibg sucked oot on and ending up finishing 2nd and securing us 3rd place in the team event. very enjoyable event to play in - but 1st May will see our own team championships and that will be an event not to be missed. have already decided not to play for the dobbas in that event as i think teamdobb and s2c would prefer me to MC the event and make it unforgettable for eveyone who attends and plays so i have decided to do that.

Played the 2 new grosvenor games last week enjoyed them both - bubbled both but made up for that on the cash tables on saturday - £50 sit down and cashed oot for £400 90 mins later - mainly thanks to a drunk guy who played 2 hands with me totally blind for £140 per hand after i flop top pair both times.

Surprisingly on line has been good to me since November - noteably winning a $10 omaha hi lo tourney for $1200 on tilt, playing a block of 30 $12 90 man sit n goes and cashing in 24 of them, winning 4 and 2nd or 3rd on 10 occasions, final tabling $80k guarenteed eventually finishing 7th for $2980($24 buy in) and coming 2nd twice in the only 2 $48 90 man sng's i have played. All in all from a £100 deposit i have a roll of $800 still and have cashed out for £5k - happy days

Reet one last thing - saw the gyposdog today and have convinced him to play for the dobbas in the team game so weeeeeeeee. great to see him again and he is a great lad

reet time to get ready for the G attack



Take me to the Circus!!!

Alreet Stumpy here,

Only played two live games since Sky poker. 1st one was Circus £20£20 Tuesday game about 41 runners got to ft with 12k in chips after losing AK v 66 just b4 ft so was just looking to get em in blinds 1k-2k I had 7.5k left when I raised to 6k utg with Q9 and everyone passed as they thought I had monster because I hadnt went allin,twice Ive done this and its worked both times lol.Then this hand happened utg raised to 6k utg+1 flats ss goes allin 9k and I have 1010 and I go allin 10.5k other 2 call flop AKJ utg ch utg +1 bets nd utg folds on ya backs utg+1 22 allin 99 weeeeeeeeee 1010 wins and quadruple up then a few gets knocked out 6 left and I have 33 raise and PJB Aces ships I call he has AK K on flop and Im out in 6th for £105.

Next game was Sunday Circus £20£20 game 50ish runners and key hands were raise JJ flop 764 I cbet villian raises I tank fold he shows 44 then ak flop k83 he bets into me I call turn 8 he bets again I call rvr Q he bets again but only 1200 into 3k so call he shows 33. Break comes and I have 6k from 7k ss so not to bad considering those hands addon to 12k.After break it doesnt get much better raise fold AJ, then KK raise nd Sugar calls flop a74 he donk bets and I fold showing KK he shows AK ffs.Down to 6k get 1010 raise and villain who has tripped up on me twice says how much u got behind I say 6.3k total he bets 6.3k total lol taking no consideration of the 3 players behind him they fold and he shows AQ mmmmm wp not. Anyhows ob A rvr gnite.So I join the 25-50 cash table sit with 100 and notable hands were called raise with 5s3s flop J87 2 spades raiser makes weak bet so I reraise shorty goes allin and raiser goes alin for not much more turn 3 rvr 2 and my 3 is good lol then had KK and villain rase to £6 pre so I flat to trap but 2 more callers im like shit flop Q73 2 spades raiser bets pot Im in two minds now AA or QQ deffo in his range so just call and reasses after turn boom K comes he bets £55 I ship he calls AA weee.Then I get KK again after limpers I make it £6 on button sb ships for £20 and gets 2 callers I reship they both call one has £40 other has £60 flop K turn K scoooop.

Mrs Stumpy takes 9th in mtt for £55 and I win £260 in cash.

Keep on smiling Stumpy.

Traumatic Month

Alreet Stumpy here,

Its been a traumatic last month for mr and mrs stumpy.
Kazs dad was rushed too hospital with a very bad chest infection, and after loads of tests and scans we were told he had cancer and there was nothing they could do for him,we got him home and cared for him but after only 1 week he died peacefully in his sleep with kaz and her mam holding his hand.
I got to know Richard quite well as we lived with them for two years and used to go out every fri and sat nite for a game of darts and pool or out for a meal,he had a great sense of humour and we always had a good laugh.
Pleasure to know you Richard. RIP.

manchester apat

well its been a while since i posted , mainly due to the fact i haven't played any/much poker at all.

decides a few months ago to go over/down to Manchester with the npf for the apat team champs , intending just to rail and basically get drunk and have some fun .

Friday comes and its me picking phil mac up from his house and off we go , reach the m62 and the rain is that bad ( wipers on super dooper fast ) i have no option but to slow down to 70mph :( , we arrive after about 2.30 hrs which wasnt to bad , we get into hotel and book in , most of the others arrive during the afternoon etc , the young uns and glen decide to go clubbing that night , and the rest of us turn in for the night .

sat morning and i get up and decide to have some breakfast ( included ) its one of those continental ones ( I'm not into toast etc.) so i say to the geek ( glen ) I'm off to the shops is there any decent ones around , yes was the answer just down the road , so he comes out with me for a smoke and i walk right across the car park and onto the road looking for the shop , 5 Min's later down the road and no shops in sight i ring glen , glen wheres this shop u said was good , ah he says when u come out of the car park go left and its next to the lights , to which i answer why the hell didn't u say that when u came out of the hotel and watch me go right , glen , was wondering where u were going ..cheers glen u git .

abit later and the rest of the npf start coming downstairs ( quite a few of them looking a bit worse for ware lol ) , and off we go to the g , got to say very impressive casino , nice decor and very big , lots of teams already there and atmosphere is beginning to build , the poker match starts and nothing much happening , so i decide to play 3 card poker ( wow didn't realise i could lose that much money ) after i spent £1.100 and thinking shit wtf am i doing i go on self destruct i get another £200 out of machine and go on the slots , felling pretty shit and down to my last £20 , the machine I'm on decides to answer my prays ( must have heard me ) and drops in the jackpot weeee 2k and im up £700 , so i seek out teamdobbs to ask him if he will look after my money and don't give it back to me cos I'm a useless twat , he agrees with me on both accounts lol.

unfortunately when i was on self destruct we lost teamdobbs from the tourney and mrs ckg , Dave ( teamdobbs ) glen and scotty decide to play some other tourney in there , I'm not, so I'm happy just having a drink and watching what everyone was upto.

the day ends with the npf with 2 players still left in the apat tourney , some very bad luck which can be read in teamdobbs posts ) , most decide to leave and get some food , which leaves me scott ( sc2 ) dave glen and scotty left at casino as dave and glen are still in a tourney , its about 3am and its looking like a 6am job if both hit ft ( yes u guessed it they both did ) lol.

got to say though i sat behind teamdobbs from 7 players and i got to say there was only gonna be 1 winner , i was very impressed with his moves and he totally owned the ft and took it down for about 380 ish , and it was 6am when we left lol .

Sunday I'm knackered and its off we go again , gets to the g a bit late cgk ( steve decides to take a detour ) :) .
left in for the npf is jimmy chipmunk ( dave stepheson ) and sean mcguiggan steve went out about 35th after being total card dead for a day and a half ( respect ).

sean goes out just before ft ul m8 , and jimmy chipmunk hits the ft.

now this has been mentioned before in posts on this blog , but im going to try and put it into perspective the rail , how loud was it , well i had sneaked onto a machine again ( i know dickhead ) and the ft was down to 5 players , when i heard the rail start chanting jimmy etc and then shouting hold and then the cheer , i was a fair bit away from tables and the women next to me jumped and said my god what is that , i tried to explain butt she hadn't a clue about poker but she did say awesome support u guys have . don't forget we heard all this through 20 machines and the casino music on pretty loud.
well u know the rest of the storey jimmy came 2nd ( massive respect ) and the team came 3rd.

just got to say thanks to dave , scott and steve for sorting all this out with hotels etc , and also just for the great weekend away , was awsome fun and with a very great bunch of people , cant wait for the next 1.

on the poker front i decide to play aspers on the Thursday which was first time in ages and came 5th , felt comfortable throughout and only lost to james howard when he raise my button I'm holding As 3c flop comes down qs jc 5s turn is 9s he raises im all in on nut flush draw hes sitting with k 10 for straight , i brick and wp james , he played very good as usual.

well off now cos Ive had a little bit to much to drink and hopefully when i read this blog it makes some sort of sense ,( don't think Ive used spell checker as much lol ).

gl all at the tables. :)