Day 1 - Swings and Roundabouts

March 5, 2011

So i decided to waste no time at all and get cracking at exactly midnight. I played a 2000 hand session where not a lot happened and ended up $80 down and went to bed. I had a very strange dream about being on a roundabout and then stumbling around, very dizzy, trying to avoid a giant lawnmower. Not sure what that means.

At 10am i started grinding and had played 2.5k hands and won $740 before the Chelsea Man United game began. What a game it was too. I have to say looking at the line-ups its unbelievable that they are top of the league and we’re 5th. I still believe that, man for man, we have the most talented team in the league. But i guess everyone hits downswings.

We ran really good to win. Terry handball probably should have been a penalty and the penalty they conceded was suspect to say the least. David Luiz, as well as being awesome, was pretty lucky not to get red-carded after about 8 bookable offences. But we were due some rungood. With Spurs losing and City drawing, those 3 points are massive in our fight for 4th place which is about the best we can hope for this year.

As a side note i have never seen so many lookalikes on one football pitch :

david luiz                                               sideshow bob






Chris Smalling                      Marley from Waterloo road





Javier Hernandez            Sinead O Connor






After the football it was back to the grind again where things went pretty well. After another 3000 hand session i was a further $230 up putting me at $880 up for the day with 7500 hands played at dinner. I decided to aim for 9k hands and play a 1500 hand session after dinner. Things did not go to plan. I ran like arse and at one point was $780 down for the session, leaving me just $100 up for the day. I managed to keep my calm though and grinded almost all of the losses back finishing the day at +$785 having played a total of 10,028 hands. Needless to say that is by far the most hands i’ve ever played in a day. In fact in previous months it would be a pretty good week for me.

Below is the graph of the day


One fun hand that helped me win some of the losses back :

Merge $100.00 No Limit Hold’em – 6 players

The Official 2+2 Hand Converter By DeucesCracked Poker Videos

CO: $148.68
BTN: $144.41
Hero (SB): $128.75
BB: $104.50
UTG: $379.34
MP: $114.09

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with 4 A
UTG calls $1, 3 foldsHero raises to $51 fold, UTG calls $4

Flop: ($11.00) K 3 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50

Turn: ($22.00) 8 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $22.00, Hero calls $22

River: ($66.00) 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG raises to $346.84, Hero calls $96.25 all in

Final Pot: $258.50
Hero shows 4 A
UTG shows 6 5
Hero wins $255.50

long day and a couple of big swings but a very decent start.

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