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Archive for February, 2009

Chip Up The Devil

February 20th, 2009 Poker No Comments »

So I’ve finally got around to signing up to ChipMeUp. It will help me to play more volume and reduce the sick variance that tournament poker provides. I’ll cringe if I land a massive score this way, but buying/selling/staking/swaps/deals/etc are pretty much the norm for tournament junkies and while I don’t particularly like it, I appreciate it can be a necessity and will hopefully add some fun to the challenge.

Over the last few days I’ve added a couple of small scores, and a win and a 2nd place in two small limit Holdem events. I’m really happy with the way I’ve been able to chip up early in events, which has enabled me to have deep runs in many of my events. Just need a little bit of luck late then I’ll hopefully snag a significant cash.

I plan to play the big Monday morning events next week, so if you’re interested in buying a share of the fun then check out ChipMeUp.

Current Standings:
thkcduckworth: $2,970
TassieDevil: $2,204.71

One other little piece of motivation is that I’ve created an account on PocketFives. With nine fellow Taswegians registered I entered ranked 4th in Tassie (wow), with a goal of reaching the Australian Top 100. I think that’s achieveable, it’s just a matter of how sick of tournaments I get to see if I can reach that point.

Water Off A Duck’s Back

February 18th, 2009 Poker, Travel No Comments »

So I’m now finally back home after trips to Adelaide and Melbourne working for PokerNetwork and the plan over the next few weeks is to grind pretty hard. However I won’t be playing my usual cash games. The plan is to hit the donkament circuit after Duckworth in all his youthful enthusiasm has challenged me to a prop bet – first to AU$10k in tournament earnings. This started when I was in Manila and picked up a small cash, but the stakes have been upped and the rules set in stone after Duck picking up a near $3k cash in Adelaide.

Ok so I’m on the back foot straight away, and I consider myself a cash game player and Tim is more of a tournament player, but I’m sorry Duck, but I think I’m a warm favourite here. At first we were talking live results, and I would consider myself an underdog if this were purely live since I have no major live results to speak of. I wanted some motivation to get a live score. However Duck was actually the one to throw in the ability to play online also, and with that stipulation I think his dreams of success were dashed. I don’t think I’m a better tournament player, but I think I can put in more online volume which I don’t think he can match.

His only hope is a) a big score or b) get onto ChipMeUp. However I can, and have also jumped onto ChipMeUp (backers enquire within) and might be able to fluke a big score somewhere also.

Since being back home over the last two days I’ve already closed the gap, and I think he’s nervous with probing quips of looking to buy out early. Especially when I show him run-goodness such as this…

Run Like God

So I plan to crush Duckworth and watch him cry and then smash the Joe Hachem Deep Stacked Series in March as we also have a smaller “live only play” bet as well. I want to play as many events as possible and may list on CMU to make sure I can play plenty of events and give myself the best chance of multiple cash results.

Current Scoreboard
thkcduckworth: $2,970
TassieDevil: $1,891.18