Last Wednesday I played a few tournaments before starting to travel round Australia again. I bust all my tournaments and was just about to log off and go for a beer when moorman sent me a msg on instant messenger. Chris was having trouble with the Internet in his new house and couldn't access certain poker sites for some reason, but had been playing in the $1k entry tournament on Absolute poker. I agreed to take over but was still a while away from the money places. I play on short-stacked, then get a lucky double up, then start to abuse the upcoming bubble situation and find myself with decent chips 2 spot from the money. Chris still cant get on so we strike a deal for me to play it out, with me getting 50% of prize money if i placed 6th or above. Anyway I ended up taking the whole thing down for a cool $30k and netted myself $15k from a freeroll. Coupled with the $15k I took down from the DTD tournament last Sunday, a pretty good week, :-)
The last few days I have been travelling around, scuba diving and drinking, not having anytime for poker which is fine by me. We arrived in a town yesterday called mission beach and tried to book a white water rafting trip for today but it was full, so i had a free day. I sit here now wishing i didn't have a free day, lol. I lost about 3k playing cash on full tilt, and played in one of the sickest hands for me personally.
The ultimate cooler: http://www.pokerhand.org/?1516981
I was playing in the full tilt 1k Monday tournament at the same time and had built a nice stack of 9k with the blinds at 100/200. Then my full tilt tournament curse kicked in and I was out in 2 hands. The first i flat called a raise on the button with KK and called 2 bets from original raiser on J J 4 2 board, then it went check check when a Q rivered completing a flush draw and his J9 off was good. Then the very next hand I get this little gem
Any1 who uses pokerdb or any of the other similar sites can amuse themselves by checking my full tilt tournament stats, they are pretty abysmal and its a mystery to me. My poker stars tournament stats are very good I'm told and have no idea why they don't translate across the board.
Poker taking a back seat again after today, since we are heading to magnetic island for a full moon party. Then have a cool diving trip lined up to a a ship wreck called the SS yongala. After that its sailing around the Whitsunday islands with a bit of scuba diving thrown in for good measure. Still made a lot of money this month and am enjoying the time off. Should be some cool crocodile pics going on my facebook pretty soon, as soon as i find a wireless hot spot to upload them from my laptop. That's all for now,
Edit, PLayed 10/20 later in the day for about 3 hours and was up around $9k, making a $4k profit for the day
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