It's been a while!

Cowhead here.
Well it's been a while since I blogged so thought I'd get on and do my annual review.
This year has been very stop start for me Poker wise. I've been concentrating on work stuff and online has taken a back seat for the most part.
To keep it brief highlights of the year really haven't really been very high but the NPF Team Championships went well for me personally. Again the dobbas took it down and I plced 4th individually falling to fellow dobba Paul Sewell after I made a mad push.
Day 1 was a breeze tbh, I was sober and a drink didn't pass my lips all day, I played tight for the most part (in true dobba nit style) only problems I had was with some kid from Ace of Clubs called Ty. He was pissed before the tourney actually started, got a big stack and totally ran over the table.
Day 2 I decided to have a few pints with a couple of team mates and Knerrad.
Big mistake, I reshoved out of turn with AA early on when a kid to my right was about to ship with 99 so I missed out on a juicey pot there. I made some other horrendous mistakes but none too damaging to my stack and like I said I donked out 4th when I felt I had a decent chance of taking it down. Only other memories of the day really was a superb performance from Buzz.
I haven't really played anything else live except for my Monthly Boldon 30 quid freeze out where I won the DTD league which I haven't played yet. Hopefully I'll get down there in January and obv bink that.
Hetton Thursday League has been another highlight for me,, I was invited by Gaz Scoop to play their League for the APAT which I squeezed into in the last League game.
That was largely uneventful at Dtd as I donked out in about 4 hours (obv too much to drink again)
Other than that I have played here and there online. Firstly Blair dog staked me earlier on in the year and returned him a few bob but spunked off my roll on FTP playing (again) drunk, still havent apologised for that yet but as I said I made him a few quid so not bad overall and even if I hadn't done that fucking LEDERER woulda had the twat anyway.
As for me personally online, It's been stop start for reasons already mentioned.
Had one or two 4 figure scores but all under 2k.
For most of the year I've made Silver star on stars without putting much in and might try and play a lot more next year but not sure what I want to play yet, whether it be sngs or mtts or a mix.
I've been trialling cash this last 2 weeks but I think it's given me a brain tumour. What a grind it is. Hats of to all cash grinders out there, you have to be nuts to do that imo.
Next up for me is the Smoggies League Live Final in a few weeks time. Im in a decent starting position after a few wins and a few extra starting chips, again, obv I'm gonna ship that.
The crack in the games online on Wednesday nights have been good and will be a special day to see all the lads together and have a laugh.
After that I think I'm calling it a day for the rest of the year. A nice break and Xmas is on the agenda then back on it in January.
Take care and be lucky and have a Great Xmas all.

The titanic didnt sink?

Alreet Stumpy here,

I put some money in skypoker for there ukops events which i felt were good value as most of the fields were made up of sat qualifiers, eventually only got to play the saturday night a £20r which i went out straight nd flush draw v top pare no kicker and the £100 f/o which i finished 8th for £652 kk v aa then on the monday night it was the 1st aspers qual for the sky poker tour which is always a good day ie plenty booze and crack.
Binked the seat first attempt weeee as did ridla who came on msn to say wp and we got chatting about a few things when samjs name came up and i said you mean The Titanic he cruises along owning the mtt fields then hits the iceburg and sinks without trace.I did say this half in jest but its amazing what fate brings as samj comes to mine the next day and chops the $11 r on stars 4 handed for $5.2k which i got a good % of weeeee.I have to say samj played awesome poker and i only had to calm him down a couple of times lol.

Live ive only played twice so far this month finished 9th in circus £50 f/o shoved c/off with 12 bigs ran into 99 then didnt cash in aspers £100 f/o.

Horses had a couple of bad days and for some reason decided to do a breeders cup spin up and busted account fookin dickhead so - $800 but ive scraped back $300 so far betting in running if i can get anywhere near even for month will be over the moon.

The titanics coming back to mine tomorrow hoping for a repeat of last week haha

keep on smiling stumpy

Roll on November

Alreet Stumpy here,

Busy month live starting out with the NPF championships and after finishing 17th and 7th the last 2 years i was hoping for a win but tbh never got going and all the decisions i made were the wrong ones, a big well done to Craig Mcdowall who won and i have to say he has to be 1 of the best mtt players in the toon at the mo wpwp.Also well done to Hazel "happydaze" Birchnall who finished 2nd and was 1 card away from victory its a shame there was a thread started which prolly took the shine off her efforts but all i can say is take no notice and keep grinding the profit wpwp.

Apat team event,had a great weekend at Luton with a great bunch of lads and Mrs Stumpy and was really disappointed we only had 2 left going into the points but to get 2 on the ft is a big acheivement. I eventually finished 8th losing ackc v 1010 aipf had a sweat on cc flop but no help

Well done to George "house shoes"Lawson who finished 5th going out ak v kj sigh ul but wpwp.

Also a big up for the hetton boys who only just missed out on a top 3 finish but were great fun all weekend.

Live- had a deep finish on friday when i finished 3rd for £440 in there £50f/o played great and went into the ft joint cl with jonny who has been crushing this mtt lately with his super aggro game which seems to be paying off at the mo so the plan was to sit tight and watch him knock everyone out lol.The plan was working fine until i butchered 2 hands v him but luckily i dup ak v aq of kenlock when we were down to 3 i shove qhjh and get called off other guy with kj q on the flop but k on the turn was the end of me hopefully these 2 fts are the start of the rungood.

Online - Ran awful this month and also made a few mistakes when very deep in a few but pretty pleased not to lose that much considering how bad Ive ran.

stars played 98 mtts for a $397 loss

ipoker played 55 for a $157 win

played 12 sngos on stars for a $143 win

live mtts +£142

cash 2 sessions - £60

horses + $30

So pretty much a break even month but felt near the end of the month the rungood was returning ......... hopefully

keep on smiling stumpy