This is my blog about playing poker for a living, and the trials and tribulations that comes along with that.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Drinking and gambling in Brisbane
I have been in Brisbane for what seems like an eternity now. It has yielded good times generally on the poker front though. First my mate (geeforce1) won his seat to the Aussie millions playing the $1k super satellite on full tilt. We both played the tournament and had a saver with 20 ppl left that if one of us won a seat they would cover half of the buy in for the other one, so i was pleased when he took it down, lol.
I have been running really hot in the ipoker cash games, mainly 10/20nl but also some 25/50nl. I am up about $75k over a period of 3 weeks. Full tilt hasn't been going so well, I went on a $30k downswing on 10/20 over about a week, with some sickening hands here are the best 2 I could find at short notice
Apart from cash games Ive played a few of the step tournaments on stars to try and win a PCA package to the Bahamas in January. Ive spent about $4k so far buying in at level 5 and have won 3 step 6 tickets but failed to turn any of them into a package. Ill stop playing them once Ive spent 7-8k trying i think.
Last night was supposed to be my last night in Brisbane but we all went out and got hammered, then ended up in a casino playing 2/5pl hold em, lol and eventually finishing off on the blackjack table. My $500 i took to the poker table turned into about $350, i gave 2 of my mates $100 each so they could sit at the balckjack table. We were ready to go and I still had about $200 left, I put it all on the line twice and got to $800, I tried to put the 800 on but the table limit was 500, 2 hands later and I was walking out with nothing, ha ha. By this time it was 6am and the 10am bus to the next destination seemed unlikely so on returning to the hostel we booked another 3 nights, sigh...
Dave's girlfriend took stacks of amusing pictures that have all found their way onto facebook. We found a problem gambling poster and all took mug shots, lol. I am really missing live poker tournaments at the moment and cant wait to play in the stars APPT event in Sydney mid December. That's about all for now,