Saturday, 22 October 2011

The November Two

It certainly seems that poker in the UK and Ireland is really progressing at the moment. Whilst the US players have to cope with the fallout from Black Friday players like Jake Cody have become more prominent, dominant even. Now step up Eoghan O'Dea and Sam Holden. Playing at the final table in the biggest game of all they both have a real shot at poker immortality, and a bloody fortune. One that certainly puts my Maui challenge into perspective. I really hope one of them can do it.

Last chance to vote in my survey on who will win.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Betfred Poker - Six Years On

Betfred Poker was the first poker site I played on six years ago. I have probably played two thirds of my poker there and it is still my favourite site. The site is good value I believe in terms of promotions, bonuses and other players.There are plenty of regulars who I have had good banter with. There are also a lot of weaker players particularly in the jackpot games. How else can you make a decent profit paying twice the normal rake. If you have not played on the I-Poker network before I certainly recommend it. I have played the vast majority of other sites though only significant volume on Pokerstars, Cake and Full Tilt. Betfred have just launched a new website and are a very successful sports betting outfit here in the UK. They are also heavily involved in horse racing sponsorship. As I am a big horse racing fan I have always been happy to pay my rake to Betfred. I genuinely believe that one day I finally will win the jackpot bonus I have come so close to winning in the past.

 Meanwhile, September has been a bit of a mixed bag so far for my Maui challenge. I have bagged a couple of reasonable freeroll cashes ($77 and $40) but my Maui form has dipped a little. I have made a small profit on the Maui games themselves but for the first time in a few months I have played badly at times and have got a little frustrated. Variance has definately been against me so I must refocus and concentrate on making good decisions.

Cheers Fred

Saturday, 1 October 2011

September Result: +$404, Overall: +$2553

Another good month with a good rate per game. Very similar to last month overall and in that I added a further $93 from rakeback and freeroll cashes. I need to average just under $500 a month for the last three months to complete my challenge. If I continue to play well like August and September then I will come close but will still be a few hundred dollars short. I need a decent freeroll cash and/or a further consolation win to really have a good shot. If I can enter December with a realistic chance that would be good.  
Kartajana  Click for details259$1.2  $5  20%$311  -N/AiPoker9/1/2011 9/30/2011 SNG Only
Good luck.