Friday, December 12, 2008

What is a nappy?

WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY DEC 8TH DECEMBER.

What is a nappy?. Well more about that later.

After the exhausting travels of last week it was time to catch up with everything that had been put on the back burner.
Xmas shopping my least fave thing in the whole wild world. Can,t wait for bird flu to fly over here and confine us all indoors over the Xmas period.

Not had much time for anything but did manage to fit in one poker comp at Tees side this week. Thursdays £10.00 re buy.

Started of really well during the re buy period and only lost one major pot when my Aces failed to outdraw pocket Eight,s, a 8 turning up on the river.
Any way survived the re buy period with a healthy, bigger than average stack.

The levels between the end of the re buy period and the final was tantamount to my reborn patience (which I used to have in abundance) and my survival skills.

This back to basics strategy is starting to pay dividends.

Made the final without too much trouble with about average chips.

Question: which hand would you rather hold in a heads up situation? pocket Queens or Ace King suited?

That question was asked generally around the final table where every one vented there opinion.

Taxi Kev certainly opted for the correct answer of pocket queens as he raised from early position and getting one caller.
With the discussion still ongoing the two gladiators continued in the hand as the flop came down of ...

Q 4 5 (1 DIAMOND)

CHECK CHECK

Turn K of diamonds.

Now comes a raise war with all the chips of both players ending up in the middle.

Pocket Queens for Kev giving him trips and Ace King for Kev,s opponent but with the Ace of diamonds...

river...

a seven of diamonds

So Kev you wanna change your mind mate?

Any way back to the final.
Without too much trouble managed to get down to the last three and eventually chipped away at the weaker player which left me in a heads up situation with my friend Paul Wilson.

Even tho I had a massive chip advantage I immediately offered a even split of first and second prize, well after all it is Xmas.

So for a spend of £10.00 we recorded a profit of £530.00.
Very welcome at least it means it will be turkey this year instead of pigeon!

For those statisticians out there AK suited v pocket queens.

Pocket queens v AK suited without the queen of the AK suit is a %53.786 fave to win the hand,
Pocket queens with the queen of the AK suit is 54.117 fave to win the hand.

Now to our bankroll.

PREVIOUS BALANCE £17,403.00

LUTON COSTS -£630.00

5% DOM +£250.00

CASH GAMES +£450.00

LOCAL POKER PROFIT/LOSS +£450.00

ROY KEANE TO BE NEXT MANAGER TO GO +£225.00

LEWIS HAMILTON BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY £- £200.00

SPORTS/BETTING -£250.00

TRADING -£20.00

CURRENT BANKROLL NOW STANDS AT £17,678.00

So we have increased our starting balance of £10,000.00 by 7 grandish in approx 15 weeks with little or no effort.


What is a nappy? or should I say what is a N.A.P.P.Y.

Well N.A.P.P.Y. stands for...



Northern area poker player of the year.

The first of our annual awards.

Now come the candidates (in no particular order).


1. Keith Hawkins.

Keith has made 4 excellent cashes this year on the international circuit. In Australia in Jan he cashed in 28Th place in the main event. Sandwiched in between his 3rd place in Teesside,s gala main event was two cashes in the wsop.
The first was when he finished 24Th in the $5000.00 no limit hold em event and the highlight of his career finishing 75Th in the wsop main event FROM OVER 6000 entrants.

DOES THIS EARN YOUR VOTE?

2 James browning.

James has had no fewer than 25 cashes in ranking events this year.
He currently sits at no1 in the world in competitions valued at $1000.00 or less.
James also won the £200.00 no limit event at Blackpool in November.

DOES THIS GET YOUR VOTE?.

3.LYNNE BEAUMONT.


Lynne has cashed 13 times in 2008 on her travels through out the UK. Lynne successfully retained her Betfred title she won in 2007 which allows her another years sponsorship.
Lynne's consistency continues and maybe this is why she is considered the ladies UK number one player.

Does this get your vote?

So there we have it 3 contenders for the first ever north east poker awards and the honour of being the
NORTH EASTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2008.

Now the interactive part. Any one who reads this blog is eligible to vote.

Lots of people have commented on this blog saying how much they enjoy it. So now is the time to give something back by voting.
You can vote by the comments section on this blog or by message on face book. Alternately you can tell me in person for those of you who do not use face book.

Now as in all contests covered by voting "YOUR VOTE COUNTS". So no excuses the future of the blog rests on your shoulders.
If the votes are low and no one bothers the end of the blog is in site so come on all, forward your vote now.

I will not be voting unless in a tie situation for first place.

So who is your top north east player?

The prizes for the winning nominee is two iconic products of this wonderful area in which we live.


A greggs sausage roll and a bottle of newcy brown, and more importantly your photo in the blog which could lead to sponsorship.

VOTING CLOSES SUNDAY THE 21ST DECEMBER AT MIDNIGHT AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE BLOG ON MONDAY THE 22ND DECEMBER.

Only one vote per person and any one who has been nominated can vote for themselves.
And all votes are in the strictest confidence.

So until next week
L8

8 Comments:

At December 16, 2008 at 8:43 AM , Blogger Dom said...

Give it to james I say. Yeah my vote goes to james browning.

 
At December 16, 2008 at 9:16 AM , Anonymous Ian said...

James

 
At December 16, 2008 at 3:50 PM , Blogger skolsuper said...

+1 for James Browning from me

 
At December 17, 2008 at 8:34 AM , Blogger TEAMDOBB said...

getting past all them ladies 2 years in a row Lynne gets my vote 0:)

 
At December 19, 2008 at 9:38 AM , Blogger 2-cats said...

got to be james for me

 
At December 20, 2008 at 3:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

james

 
At December 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

James

 
At January 12, 2009 at 4:49 AM , Blogger TEAMDOBB said...

any chance of plug and mention on ya blog Paul for this forthcoming event matey

http://www.newcastle-poker.co.uk/forum/announcement.php?f=21

thanks

 

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