For once, I'm actually loving this trip to London.
Staying out of the centre certainly helps. Really like the Westfield Stratford area and there's some nice places around there too. So much better than the Vic imo.
Got up at midday to get myself on the list for the Unibet "golden cash game" which was televised and streamed online. Tough to get a seat but by about 11pm I was in.
It was £5/10/25 so a big game and I was told I had to splash about a bit, "entertain" as the stream had complaints it was boring viewing at times. Not easy to do that in such a big game and there's certainly an argument "why should I?" But I know how the politics of these things work now so just got amongst it. Round of jaeger bombs and beers and we were off!
I only knew Jamie Roberts and Jamie Sykes from the lineup but of course recognised the legend Teddy Sheringham! Isildur was in my seat before me, really wanted to play with him but sadly he quit.
The biggest pot I played was as follows:
Jamie Sykes opens button on my straddle for £75, the small blind calls and I call with
, sb leads £100, I call, Jamie £275, sb allin £3200 I call Jamie folds.
and doesn't get there.
The game was breaking and we were short handed for the last hour. Lost some back but finished up nicely.
Fred went home for an early night at around 2 but on my way out at 430 I spotted the bearded one on blackjack....uhoh.
He had spun £50 into £6k!!! Ridiculous man. We dragged him outta there as soon as we could lol.
Meeting Dad and Mark for lunch now, then open face chinese comp at 5pm. Main event tomorrow.