Sunday, 1 October 2017

I'm on TV

Yo! I'm on Twitch.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Americas Card Room and Bitcoin

I am in Australia right now and as of September 11th 2017 Pokerstars is no longer operating here. There is hope that this will change but for now the best online Poker option I can see seems to be Americas Card Room (ACR) on the Winning network.

I have just made my first deposit in Bitcoin and this is roughly what it cost me to do:

7% commision
+ 10% GST on commision

= 7.7%

So if I estimate the rake on the tournaments I play as 10% then I need a 17.7% ROI to be a breakeven player. Considering Sharkscope has my ROI on Stars at 50% over a sample of 6,000 games with an ABI of $20 I am not too worried but a lower commision method of buying Bitcoin will obviously help! It's worth pointing out I don't know what I'll be charged when I withdraw and sell my Bitcoin yet and I also have not factored in exchange rates which fluctuate unpredictably imho.

Pokerstars please come back to Oz!

Friday, 8 September 2017

First ever bounty tournament win!

I won the $27 turbo 6 max progressive Knockout outright for $2.2k including bounties besting a field of 568 players! The difference between 1st and 2nd in a PKO tournament is massive due to fact that you win your own bounty if you win as well so I'm super chuffed to win this one. A key hand Heads Up happened when I got AQo in against JJ preflop and scooped the pot for a 4:1 chip lead. NICE.  

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Five Figure Shippage

Just a quick post to announce my first ever five figure score! I finished 2nd out of 5,409 players in the Big $22 $80k GTD for $10,257.28. Well chuffed, despite being owned in the second half of the heads up battle, with this win :-D But how should I celebrate?

Friday, 12 May 2017

On a heater

I chopped the Big $44 25k GTD on Pokerstars this morning for $4k heads up. The tournament had 730 runners and a prizepool of $29,200. Coming onto the Final Table as the short stack I did not fancy my chances too much. David Vamplew was the runnaway chip leader and set about opening every pot he could only to have to fold to multiple rejams once it became clear what he was doing. I doubled through him more than once including a pot for the chiplead where my AKs beat his 99 AIPF and his bust hand where he open limped A7o in the SB and I shoved 20bbs with 33 which won.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

He's Back!!!

It's been a long time coming... I haven't had a 4 figure score in years (partially due to not playing a lot) but my second biggest ever makes up for it :) Today I finished 4th out of 10,000+ runners in a SCOOP $5 rebuy event for $8k. Of course I wanted that bracelet but I played my best game and thoroughly enjoyed this tourney which ran over 2 days. The final hand for me saw my ATo lose to AKo AIPF but I can't say I wasn't lucky throughout this monster of a field. A special shoutout to Darren Knaggs who railed me on the FT after busting somewhere in the top 100 finishers on day 2. BOOOYAKASHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!