Blast trial welcome to the lottery :-) & Level 30

    Saturday, January 13, 2018, 5:42 AM [General]

    Part of the moving up levels is to keep active and with so much suck out lately I'd given up bothering so invested in one game of blast per day for 6 days to get 250pts by being active. 

    Total investment is $21 and winnings $22 lol (a few free tickets along the way not many I'll add) 

    Another game to stay away from if your a serious poker player, just lost another game right call wrong outcome. the game value $2 and BoZo smashes in first-hand Q8 I sit with K10, pretty certain he has rubbish so I call and bingo flops a Q. I've noticed Q are a common hit on 888 and offer quite a bit of value. 

    Anyway another lost, have a great weekend all. 

    Game to look forward to over the weekend, Saturday 20+ level up snap #Lottery casino 1k at 5 pm, another go at the XL smash and grab. Sunday CardsChat forum $100 freeroll see if I can cash again :-) 

    A weekend letting the table bully pay me for good hands :-) 
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    Meditation and new system #Works

    Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:07 PM [General]

    Amazing how things change, a few days back I was totally frustrated with how DONKS were slamming in and getting lucky. 

    But a simple change of attitude and a little less frequency of play has turned my mood and game around 100% 

    Last week I said I'd rather quit than move down to $1 games again but with a new idea on how to improve my game. I slipped down and on 888 and JokerStars I've started winning more consistently. 

    And it's all down to not investing too much through the games, OK you get a massive hand AA and some idiot smashes in preflop your going to call and J5 can't win every time. 

    But those great looking hands Ak, AQs, AJs they often don't get paid, in fact, they normally get you burned a lot. raising pockets is another no no these days. you have zero info on where you stand in the hand!! So pushing with pocket pairs when your behind is no longer in my game plan. 

    use the trap door fully and let those calling stations eat there own dust by thinking their ahead when your cashing the chips in and there reregistering 

    A CardsChat neme was the catalyst for success, just shows some value wording makes the difference. 

    Back to real life and less poker.

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:18 AM [General]

    Right time to get back to real life, fitness and golf. the winter break #Holiday is over so less poker. 

    Like most things I do I get a bit involved and hit it hard, luckily with the 4k challenge issue, I stepped back in protest OK it's not going to affect 888 my $80 account even tho it's about $60+ winnings so #Profit :-) 

    With a new fitness regime in place and golf tournaments to win or at least finish in the prizes, I need to get out and practice so late night freerolls mainly with CardsChat forum will be the games for a while with the odd dabble at S&G's 

    Best go ride the bike with project #YNB is on also ongoing 3 months in, 2.5 beers only. new rule no drinking in the house full stop but if you want you can have a drink with a meal for Crimbo or a birthday. I've not missed it mainly due to not stopping just placing a house ban. it feels different this time. 

    and being 6ft2" I'm hoping to get back under 13 stone :-) plan to make the seniors tour in 5 years time is on !!!!!!!!!!

    Member since November 2016 - first withdrawal attempt :-)

    Monday, January 8, 2018, 3:39 PM [General]

    Right after the 4k fortune sports betting issue, I decided to remove some funds, It's my first attempt with Iban transfer with 888poker. So let's see what happens. 

    888 are a big company so I expect zero issues in taking out such a small amount $40 

    I've lost quite a bit of confidence in the system after the reply I got from support, and if anything major goes wrong in the future would it be sorted out in the correct manner?? 

    I hope so. 

    One win required for next next in a 9 man game, hopefully complete the task this evening and see what other rubbish is on offer. 

    play well all

    How long does it take for a support ticket to be actioned? 4K fortune ticket

    Sunday, January 7, 2018, 9:50 AM [General]

    Just wondered first real instance I've had to use them. yesterday my 4k Fortune ticket was to bet $5 in live sports so I had a dabble. 7 $1 bets above 1.5 and 5pm I'd done the task yet it didn't show 1 bet on the ladder. so I took a few screens shots and fired it off to support. 

    Today I have a new task which I won't be doing anytime soon. shame as I like the odd dabble at other tasks, even blast lol. 

    So I await a response, not holding out much hope tbh. 

    Also levelling up chase not sure why I bother? the 20+ games are just all in clubs like most freeroll on 888. are 30+ any better? I'd like them to all be snap tourny's so at least you can fold and move on from the idiot brigade. 

    last level is always the toughest 0/500 and 6 days on the trot for 250pts. another week before 30+ games then. 

    ope they at least get back to me on this matter 

    Round and round the garden, where back at square one again !!

    Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:29 AM [General]

    need some luck it didn't happen yOUtUBE

    Oh oh, it's magic you know, well it's not quite magic other than me donating value funds to eastern block countries. 

    I'm beginning to wonder if my username should have been UNICEF i'M VERY GOOD AT GETTING FUNDS TO THE POOR. 


    Board made a straight not what I needed tbh after a tough day with marginal alls and a few suckouts in a good position. 

    We all know that playing these fast-paced games are going to be hard to continue a streak with such variable hands being played and yes I had some good times cards holding up but last 2 days back to milking my chips. 

    Chin up this is a hobby and were still well up on initial investment, the dream of $5 $10 tables is on ICE. nearing level 29.

    4 GAMES 4 BUSTS, take a break

    Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:58 PM [General]

    Great day follows a day getting #RogeredSideWays sorry rivered. 

    4 game 2 great calls 2 bad same old rag ace takes it down not with the ace the random number generator attached to it, not just one but two hits.  

    game one:  early stack KK raise A10 hits, I push he calls 10 turn killer. 

    Game three: K9 V A NUMPTY who had taken a stack with J6 sadly didn't spot AK getting involved (mind on the muppet) 

    game four: time to move away from S&G today. SB smashes in 1300 I decided it's a blind collection and call AJ river five and ACE 5 knocks me out. FFS 

    Some average play today, very much over confident but calm even when knocked out by a10 and a5 I wanted the push but 4 games no luck tells it's own story. 

    $1 5.15pm snap and freerolls only for the rest of the day 

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    More aggression with stack - sensible aggression that is.

    Friday, January 5, 2018, 9:59 AM [General]

    Yesterday was one of those days where you find your feet early and everything you plan comes off. probably luck of the cards and today will be different :-) 

    won my first $3 9man at 5.38am next game just missed a cash in 4th but played lovely. 58th in the snap $1 I like the fast paced fun games at least once a day. 

    Party poker bounty forgot Id registered missed first hour, then 15mins later I'd got 25k from 3k. tried a move on a big move he had AA (pretty much new he had a monster, called with king 10 (it fits sometimes) and top 40 already so a ticket was guaranteed flop came out 10,3,10 AA fired 2k into pot I called. trapper trap becomes trapped.  7 hearts 2 hearts oh, and a check OK ace on river jesus I'm dead 4k end bet from JasCatMan2 he hadn't chased hearts and at 4k leaving me 15k I was calling just for knowledge and yes he had AA and made a full boat. 

    As per the magic slow play trap failed and with no chat on the android app for PP we just moved on. Not sure if anything got said, shame I couldn't even note the event the apps that poor. tried a few moves and bombed out in 28th 16th got a $8.80 ticket and I got a $1.10 oh well 

    One last $3 game to finish and another first 2 from 3 nice day and ahead for a change. played a big hand early !!!! AA v KK v 99 all I can say is if both had gone all in pre flop I would have binned it being in a bad spot with no flop seen, soon as the flop arrived it was game time. 2J9 flop and AA raises, called by KK at this stage there was already a 1000 stack in the pot enough to take down and move with. I rammed it home and AA took a while to call NICE and KK just fired really quick. we all TURN and I'm shouting at the screen HOLD HOLD HOLD and a 5, HOLD HOLD HOLD 9 on river BOOM 4250 pot and serious stack lead early (I've not had a stack for ages It's all been grind) after that I lost one hand I played and everything fell in to place. Raises got collected #PeopleFold wow and took it down. amazing 2nd place had fired all in 56s on flop and hit a straight stayed in and then got lucky once more. just shows if you can double up even with 400 chips you can make the money. 

    Have a great weekend. 

    When is it time to PUSH #YourStack ?? thoughts ??

    Thursday, January 4, 2018, 3:39 PM [General]

    General thoughts on the above ? 

    I sat tight best hands in 20+ moving from a strong 3200c to 1454, best hands a9,a8, k10 of which oppo blasted all in. for me, those hands are very poor and not worth calling until at least desperate. 

    so 1454 blinds 300/150 and first to act, I pushed in K9, not the worse 4 handed and hoping that high, mid-card would give me at least options. 

    sadly BB had JJ and slammed back, missed 1 one card river to give me another flush SAVE! and a complete miss on the flop. 

    Should you go lower or is 1k or under a simple call off anyway, I'd say so 700 extra is an easy call with the large stack. 

    maybe going harder early would have been better, plus less chance of being knocked out with the better stack. 

    Still learning but more focused 

    One close hand per sit n go, key moments

    Thursday, January 4, 2018, 10:53 AM [General]

    Yesterday I broke my own new rules on gameplay, I lost 3 $3 on the bounce but really felt I'd done little wrong other than a KEY MOMENT  in the game swing. 

    One that sticks out and you all know if you play these, there's always a close tight hand, that if it goes your way you're ahead and on the way to cashing. 

    So as you can see I was low stack on the table and given jacks, Formion had raised hard and folded to all in, twice already. my thinking was he was playing his rag aces harder than needed to collect the blinds. 

    So being 5th with 3 paid, It was time to gamble and try and put myself in a good position. So this was a massive key moment in the game. 

    For me playing against one player is important to reduce the risk of a jammy catch with rags. 

    5.38am woke up to watch some cricket :-) glad I did $12 collection 

    #Game No : 956293356
    ***** 888poker Hand History for Game 956293356 *****
    $75/$150 Blinds No Limit Holdem - ***
    Tournament #115538938 Free 10 Max (Real Money)
    Seat 5 is the button
    Total number of players : 5
    Seat 1: drawing_dad ( $4,320 )
    Seat 3: llincoln ( $3,130 )
    Seat 5: Formion ( $2,228 )
    Seat 7: RiceyBet ( $1,445 )
    Seat 9: Maria1996kz ( $2,377 )
    Formion posts ante [$15]
    RiceyBet posts ante [$15]
    drawing_dad posts ante [$15]
    Maria1996kz posts ante [$15]
    llincoln posts ante [$15]
    RiceyBet posts small blind [$75]
    Maria1996kz posts big blind [$150]
    ** Dealing down cards **
    Dealt to RiceyBet [ Js, Jc ]
    drawing_dad folds
    llincoln folds
    Formion raises [$487]
    RiceyBet raises [$1,355]
    Maria1996kz folds
    Formion calls [$943]
    ** Dealing flop ** [ Qc, Ac, 8c ]
    ** Dealing turn ** [ Kd ]
    ** Dealing river ** [ 2c ]
    ** Summary **
    Formion shows [ Kh, Ah ]
    RiceyBet shows [ Js, Jc ]
    RiceyBet collected [ $3,085 ]

    Not sure what the odds were on this hand, seeing the ace on the flop, I was down again, my pocket pairs never hold up. and river was a jack, 10 or green card and bingo the #KeyMoment 

    So for me yes you can play solid, you can do the math. But if you're not lucky in key moments your not going to win on 9 man tables. It's not the world series well it is for me. every dollar I lose kills me :-) 

    My next try and casino didn't go as well as my first, couldn't log in then bet tokens didn't show up and then go on and lost $12 from the $17.50 I'd made. glad it's free, oh the system was really laggy and at time my cards weren't dealt but I had a figure for 2 cards. 

    Like I've said its good to see live cards being dealt as never trusted a computer based shuffle. 

    Onwards to a better bankroll :-) 

    lucky spin hasn't been lucky last 2 days with zero wins, and fed up with XL tickets top 20 from 5k is a lottery to win. and top 2 well I don't even bother playing properly just all in rubbish and it works for a while. 

    onwards to level 30+ 

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