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18th June (Friday)
Been working on a new format for my blog and hopefully the results will be up soon – doing it all myself this time instead of paying someone and getting ripped off.

Got a game of golf booked for later for about 5pm so might only get 9 holes in with the England match kicking off at 7.30pm BST.. England face Algeria at the Cape Town Stadium at the foot of Table Mountain and anything other than a win will see the England squad laid out on this table as lambs to the slaughter

Have pulled out of the Aberdeen APAT Pro Tour event tomorrow as it’s just too far to go for a £250 PL Holdem game – although this game at the International, 2pm start I think offers fantastic value if you are in the area as I imagine that there will only be about 25 runners and the organisers are adding a seat into any GUKPT main event £1070 added prize money for the winner.

I have elected instead to play the £100 link game Walsall/Coventry £20k guaranteed deciding on playing my day 1 at Coventry simply because it’s a nicer card room – both venues play down to a final table with the final on Sunday being held at Walsall

17th June (Thursday)
Didn’t fancy spending the night in watching football or getting outdrawn on-line on such a glorious evening so made a decision to travel over to the G casino at Coventry to play the £10 sup sat with 20 seats guaranteed into the link game at the weekend, this would give me an ideal opportunity to study the competition while playing very cheap stakes – 54 runners and an overlay of £600 I get down to the last three tables and get mixed up in the blinds getting it all in pre with pocket 5’s and I’m happy with my shove when my oppo turns over pocket 4’s, I hit a 5 on a A59flop followed by a 3 on the turn and crushed by a 2 on the river… down to 4.5k with the ave at 14k and blinds at 600/1200 and not a lot of room for manoeuvre sees me busting out in 23rd spot.

Been doing some work in the front gardens – I guess this place is too big for me on my own so I’m going to be considering renting some rooms out – not what I was hoping for but I guess that’s just another bad beat……….

16th June (Wednesday)
Not a good day today – dumped by the missus when I just thought that things were looking up for us ;-(

15th June (Tuesday)
Bust out of two online tourney’s AA v JJ and AK v KJ both all in pre….. standard ATM

14th June (Monday)
Bust out of the GUKPT on-line summer series game with KT v AK after flopping two pair

13th June (Sunday)
Checked out of the hotel around lunch time and made my way over to Andrea’s – great dinner round at her mom and dads house and a nice walk home before the heavens opened. Went out to some standard 2 outer’s on Stars in the Sunday million AA v JJ and AA v TT on the Blue Sq GUKPT summer series £130 KK v JJ

12th June (Saturday)
Met up with Aaron for a spot of lunch where a “full English” was deffo not on the menu.
£500 main event British Masters in Leeds was going along quite nicely and well chipped up when Ash Hussein open raises from mid position to 850 (200/400) I’m next to act so I raise to 2100 with two red queens – Swampy, Paul Gardner is in the BB and re-raises to 8500 leaving himself with 11,500 behind him – this bet so smells of an AK squeeze that I elect to flat call after Ash had folded, Paul then shoves the rest of his stack into the middle and declares “whatever the flop is – I’m all in” flop comes down Jack high and I’m left with a decision for another 11,500 leaving myself just 5k if swampy has trapped me with K’s or even A’s – I make the call and Paul flips AK and spikes the K on the turn.

A few hands later and I run A7 into swampy’s AA MBSFN

Go back to the hotel and spunk another $300 away as my mind aint focused….

11th June (Friday)
I get to the Casino and bump into Wass, Justin and a few other Manchester lads who have all elected to play Leeds due to the stupid dress regulations down at Luton – G casino’s really need to look at their dress codes and have it the same for all their venue’s WTF can you not wear trainers at Luton of all places when you can wear what you like at the VIK????

58 runners turn up for the £200 F/O and I’m above ave in chips when I get moved tables and make a bad call, I raise UTG with pocket tens and I get shoved in late position for all but 5k – I make the call hoping he has AK and am crushed when he flips pocket queens – no help and I’m down to 5k, I survive another hour but crash out when I try a squeeze in late position with air and get looked up by pocket jacks that have my 74 dominated

10th June (Thursday)
Having booked the Ibis Leeds some time ago for the British Masters Poker tour Gala/Coral I have reservations about missing the summer series going on down at Luton and have my fingers crossed that Ali Mallu doesn’t pull away from me in the GUKPT league – tonight’s game is a £30 rebuy sat into the weekends £550 main event – I don’t do any good and am pleasantly surprised with the quality of the field tonight with Zippy, Arron Barry and Greg Hunt to name just a few of the players.

9th June (Wednesday)
Just chilled out today ready for the journey up to leeds tomorrow and the weekend festival.

8th June (Tuesday)
Having landed at East Midlands just before mid-night and it’s typical English weather that greets us, rain, rain and more rain. Its 4am before I finally hit the sack after the Mad Turk finds himself locked out of the secure car park that we had left his car parked at in Sutton Coldfield – so a de-tour over to Worcstershire to drop him off before I head north home.


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