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61  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: March 19, 2018, 06:31:02 PM

Alex,

Forum opening slowly?

Have you read this?


http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=67964.0

Yes but didn't stick it out until page 3 before! All sorted! Bye bye babylon.
62  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: March 19, 2018, 05:01:58 PM
well done

would love an idea of how you found it as and when you get a chance.

Yes, a little write-up about the experience as a whole. I'm not particularly interested in "how much", more "how was it?" & what Mrs Goulder thought of it all.

Sorry I've take so long to reply. I stay logged out of blonde because when logged in it honestly takes 10-20 seconds to load every page, whereas its instant when logged out.

re tipping: in stream games, generally winners tip at the end (they all did) losers don't.

It was an amazing and exhilarating experience - I absolutely loved it - what a buzz. I knew about it for many months before so I prepared well, watched live streams, talked to friends, had a strategy going in - which is something I've never done before with a cash game. It felt a bit like playing a final table - tough to sleep the night before. Wake up raring to go, struggling to eat a full meal, butterflies etc. And in every pot your heart is racing.

That first hand where it's 100/200/500 and you open to £1500 with 98 suited and think woahhhh - this is big game! Of course I didn't have 100% of myself, but I had an amount where I'd qualify it as a "shot".

I had thought so much about every kind of tough spot that could come up - how I would react if I had Michael or Sam on my left 3betting me a lot, how I would construct my ranges preflop in various potential coups, watched hours of live streams to get better reads- but at the end of the day it was one session of poker - about 200 hands - and almost nothing came up that I'd prepared for. No tough river spot where I was trying to get a read, I wasn't put in a difficult situation all night really, just because of the way the cards fell.

I could've got myself in some tough spots if I'd had a more aggressive preflop strategy (I flatted AK twice in potential 3 and 4bet spots) but I don't think bloating pots out of position 500-600bb deep vs excellent players is very good, especially when it might force a weaker player out of the pot.

I think my toughest situation I was in was the hand pads alluded to, where I rivered a straight in a cold 4bet pot with 88 and checked it back on the 9TJ47 board with 3 clubs. I think Sams range is AQ+, QQ+, a very low amount of flushes and straights and the odd hand like AJ or QTs that he has cold 4bet pre and check/called the flop. Of these hands, I can't see him ever calling the river. So my decision is to bet and call a raise or just check and win the pot. And this is maybe where the stakes were so high that I took a slightly too cautious route. And also, this is where Sam's confidence and experience comes into his favour. I think Sam wouldn't think twice about check jamming any hand with or and that makes him a really tough opponent. I said this to lildave after the game, if it was a 5/10 game I'd just bet and call, but when its £200k I don't mind nitting it up slightly Tongue

Even Michael, who's about as fearless a 21 year old as you could meet, even he turned down a "+EV jam" because it wouldn't cost him £250k to "win £10k in EV" and that was too much to risk for his bankroll (The AK vs AA hand vs Sam). It's basic kelly criterion but doesn't feel great at the time because you start to question yourself. I've had reservations for each new stake level and it's the same everytime - all it takes is practice and you become used to it. I remember when I moved up to 2/5 from 1/2 there was a running joke Mitch made where if I ever bet more than £500 I had to have it Cheesy

Hopefully I'll get to play the next one and the next one and in a year or two I'll be the one putting people in coffins for 200 bags Tongue

#lovethegame
63  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: Official cryptocurrency thread (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoin) on: January 16, 2018, 08:16:13 PM
What a well written piece, thank you for sharing, Dan. I'm forwarding it to my Dad who has just sent his first e-mail on the subject. "Warren Buffet says...."

I asked him in September what he thought of it, and he was less than positive shall we say! I thought it best not to mention that I'd just invested the day before...
64  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: The *official* "whatever happened to?" thread on: January 14, 2018, 03:27:00 PM

Pete Linton?

Been in London last few years playing and sometimes organising PLO games. Announced his retirement from poker end of last year though. I'm sure he'll be back though.
65  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: BLONDE FPL Thread 2017/18 on: January 10, 2018, 07:15:54 PM
Should be like when someone gets loaned out-they just stay there on a red with the info saying transferred out. You probably don't even have to transfer him out if you'd prefer to leave him in.

Would certainly make a nice differential
66  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Liverpool FC on: January 07, 2018, 12:14:15 PM
He's gone, £140 million.

Nice bit of business, that.

Yes, good business. We've got a strong attacking force without him and our transfer record signing Keita coming in the summer.

Spend the £140m on a goal keeper and another CB for £70m each imo!

Next year is our year! Cheesy Cheesy
67  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: December 28, 2017, 11:05:47 PM
Thanks guys, absolutely over the moon with the news Smiley

Also exchanged on the flat and moving in early January. 2017 was a big year for the Goulder household, and so much excitement to come in 2018!

@Kilsby, I know I'm gonna get hit for 6 when the baby is born, but if anything being self-employed and having flexible hours is going to help things. Confident that I can make the situation work well for all 3 of us in any case.
68  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: An Ape and a notebook, how long will it take? on: December 28, 2017, 10:48:09 PM
This was epic
69  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Noisy Neighbours - the Man City thread on: December 18, 2017, 06:38:33 PM
Thanks for not responding in a defensive way!

I decided to go with a friend last minute and looked on the city website and there were seats in the family end going for £58 each I think - not sure whether that's good or not.

Obviously being in the family end will slightly bias my viewpoint RE noise!

GL rest of the season, would be amazing to see another "invincibles"!
70  Community Forums / Betting Tips and Sport Discussion / Re: Noisy Neighbours - the Man City thread on: December 18, 2017, 03:16:29 PM
First time at the Etihad on Saturday and although the football is undoubtedly scintillating, the atmosphere is absolutely abysmal. It's so damn quiet!

Apart from cheering a goal the loudest thing are the away fans. You can actually hear the seats hitting the back of the seat when everyone stands up for a big chance. Like a ripple throughout the stadium of seats springing back.

It's so bizarre, it was a good attendance on Saturday, playing one of the best teams in the league, you totally outplayed them, another win, more records broken, won the league by xmas pretty much, yet I've never experienced such a sedated atmopshere.

It was even eerie the way the fog was descended over the ground and everyone watched in silence.

Very glad I went though, watching KDB in the flesh perform like that was a real treat.
71  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The Apprentice 2017 thread on: December 18, 2017, 03:01:05 PM
What a load of nonsense in this thread! You all must be millionaire business gurus or if you're not, apply next year cos by the sounds of it Alan would jump across the boardroom table to invest in you lot!

Dave's right, both good investments for different reasons. Sarah made almost no mistakes all series and her business will pretty much always succeed. James is a punt but a sensible one and when you've got a billy you can take the variance.

And the double investment was great TV - unexpected, unprecedented and dramatic - what more could you want?!

And me and Dave chopped the first prize in our side bets - whoop!
72  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The Apprentice 2017 thread on: December 14, 2017, 12:01:59 AM
It was only ever those 3 and I think if Michaela had said "I'll quit my other businesses and focus on this with you Alan" then she'd have got there.
73  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The Apprentice 2017 thread on: December 14, 2017, 12:00:21 AM
Ricky Martin done well yeh - he was even an interviewer one year recently!!

I think Micheala kind of blew it this episode, she is certainly the most credible in terms of the business plan and background plus her performance in the tasks has been good, think it was just an overall poor performance from her really.

Joanna and Elizabeth out their depths here, I found the line "Believe it or not Elizabeth I do really like you" quite funny, James got fired from his £200k a year job, which I would have thought would have gotten dragged up some more but was barely mentioned, once he got past that he looked to be a strong favourite...I think Sarah strolled in by the fact that she ticks pretty much every box, just a bit boring Sad

I think it's defo the most interesting heads up match out of the 5 possible. I've pressed on Sarah, because she's my girl and I need to try get my money back!!!

And I've pressed on James cos he's my man and I'm only gambling like 7% of my apprentice profits muhahaha Tongue

If only pads had had a flutter on his pick Joanna!

/smug post
74  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The Apprentice 2017 thread on: December 13, 2017, 11:58:15 PM
Would love to see 15 blondes on a 'blonde apprentice'.  Wonder who would win?  Wonder who the runners and riders would be?

Well everyone on here seems to be such
Would love to see 15 blondes on a 'blonde apprentice'.  Wonder who would win?  Wonder who the runners and riders would be?
Incredible how terrible they all are

Rinswun would win I'm sure!

 
75  Community Forums / The Lounge / Re: The Apprentice 2017 thread on: December 12, 2017, 10:29:45 PM
I think Joanna has to be favourite.

Won 10/12 tasks
2/2 as PM (convincingly both times)
Smashed the task that was in her industry



I'll be generous and give you 4/1 on Joanna win. And trust you won't have looked at any markets that give the final away obv Smiley



Come on pads, if you think she's favourite, you should be max betting 4/1!
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