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« Reply #55770 on: August 15, 2021, 12:39:45 PM »


Go on Trigg;



 



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he was down to 6k with 1k / 2k blinds after losing KK vs AQ so big recovery from Trigg . live stream on you tube
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« Reply #55771 on: August 15, 2021, 12:43:25 PM »


Thanks Simon - I think this is the Live Stream;



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MUtUzP2zcI
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« Reply #55772 on: August 15, 2021, 12:51:59 PM »

- Job you never did but wish you had. (Mine would be footballer if dreaming or policeman if something realistic).

- Thing that no-one on blonde knows about you that you can share with us now. (I cant ride a bike)

- Best decision ever made

- Worst decision

- Do you ever speak to Compo or know where he is or what he's doing these days?

- Favourite 'foreign' food?

- Poker player you found the most difficult to interview or do a show with?

- Poker player you admire most.

- What are your thoughts on the direction of blonde? Do you ever think about ways to re-ignite it a little ? It's such a great forum and has been invaluable for many of us.





- Do you ever speak to Compo or know where he is or what he's doing these days?


Nope. I spoke to him a few times when he was in Vegas, when he first went AWOL, but not a single word since. Not seen him, heard from him, heard about him apart from a few reports that he'd been seen back home in & around Bishops Stortford around 7 or 8 years ago. Nothing since.  

One of the great sadness's of my time in poker, I loved his company to bits. Great horse racing Presenter, not so great at the pokers, but my oh my, any table he was on was always huge fun.

We did TV shows all over Europe together, and there was never a dull moment, he was so much fun to work with.

EDIT - here's his Twitter, with a few Tweets in 2014, though I'm not 100% certain they were made by him.


https://twitter.com/_Compo_
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« Reply #55773 on: August 15, 2021, 01:12:05 PM »

This photo was taken 58 years ago this week - there I was, with my Burton's suit, heading off to my first ever day at work, full of excitement & hope about life ahead. (The dog was Susie, who tried to follow me to work).


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And this was taken yesterday, in the very same spot, as I approach the other end of the journey. There's a whole life story there. For sure, I've not aged well.



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Apart from a brief period after I "retired", I've worked non-stop all my life, & loved every minute of it. In the 40 years prior to retiring I had just three jobs, and since retiring, ignoring short spells with Wm Hill TV, Sporting Bet & PNL, I've been with Sky Poker 15 years. In all that time - 58 years -  I've had a grand total of three days off sick, which was after my heart attack in 2017.

I suffer from incredible insecurity about my job & am scared to bits of being jobless. I pester them non-stop to give me more work, they must be sick to death of me asking, but I guess there's only so much I can do given my limited abilities & age.

Amazing how fast life flew past.
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« Reply #55774 on: August 15, 2021, 01:41:22 PM »


I've got to say, this absolutely blew me away.

I've been a bit of a hermit for a while & not as close to the Live Poker scene as I used to be, but I was utterly shocked - & pleased - by how many people replied, re-tweeted or sent me DM's.

Over 100 in all, including Joe Beevers, Toby Lewis, Richard Flint (who was the SB&G Ceo), KevMath, Vinni, Claypole, AndrewT, Padraig Parkinson, Jeff Kimber, Boo, Rod Paradise, Jamie Burland, Leigh Wiltshire, Brent Horner, Alun Bowden, RedSimon, Paul Spills, Tristan McDonald, Dave Hawker, Nigel Seeley, Aln McBride & many many more.

Maybe I've gone soft in the head but it made me incredibly emosh.

Big thanks to Camel for the original Tweet. Who'd have thought?

Bless them all.

It's been a very odd few days.
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« Reply #55775 on: August 15, 2021, 05:28:47 PM »


This photo was taken at GUKPT Manchester last night.

Maybe I've got this mask thing all wrong, but I can't imagine a more fertile breeding ground for the virus than a cardroom.

And yet there's not a mask in sight.

Way too scary for me, but they are getting record numbers at Live venues all over the UK.


 
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It's at the point now, where almost anyone who wants to be vaccinated is (I know some teens that do haven't), and even though I'm in the 'vulnerable' category, I'm looking forward to getting back donating.

Not that worried about masks, as most people don't wear them properly, and the efficacy of most are minimal, anyway.

Rona probably doesn't want to be alive in most people found in cardrooms anyway Grin
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« Reply #55776 on: August 15, 2021, 05:29:12 PM »


I've got to say, this absolutely blew me away.

I've been a bit of a hermit for a while & not as close to the Live Poker scene as I used to be, but I was utterly shocked - & pleased - by how many people replied, re-tweeted or sent me DM's.

Over 100 in all, including Joe Beevers, Toby Lewis, Richard Flint (who was the SB&G Ceo), KevMath, Vinni, Claypole, AndrewT, Padraig Parkinson, Jeff Kimber, Boo, Rod Paradise, Jamie Burland, Leigh Wiltshire, Brent Horner, Alun Bowden, RedSimon, Paul Spills, Tristan McDonald, Dave Hawker, Nigel Seeley, Aln McBride & many many more.

Maybe I've gone soft in the head but it made me incredibly emosh.

Big thanks to Camel for the original Tweet. Who'd have thought?

Bless them all.

It's been a very odd few days.

Nips incoming Cheesy
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« Reply #55777 on: August 15, 2021, 05:31:18 PM »

This photo was taken 58 years ago this week - there I was, with my Burton's suit, heading off to my first ever day at work, full of excitement & hope about life ahead. (The dog was Susie, who tried to follow me to work).


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And this was taken yesterday, in the very same spot, as I approach the other end of the journey. There's a whole life story there. For sure, I've not aged well.



 Click to see full-size image.




Apart from a brief period after I "retired", I've worked non-stop all my life, & loved every minute of it. In the 40 years prior to retiring I had just three jobs, and since retiring, ignoring short spells with Wm Hill TV, Sporting Bet & PNL, I've been with Sky Poker 15 years. In all that time - 58 years -  I've had a grand total of three days off sick, which was after my heart attack in 2017.

I suffer from incredible insecurity about my job & am scared to bits of being jobless. I pester them non-stop to give me more work, they must be sick to death of me asking, but I guess there's only so much I can do given my limited abilities & age.

Amazing how fast life flew past.

Hedge has aged ok, though Wink

Amazing how quick life flies along, for sure.
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« Reply #55778 on: August 15, 2021, 05:53:37 PM »


Hedge has aged ok, though


It was a rule of the Estate that EVERYONE had to have a privet hedge at the front, no exceptions.

At that time the Estate was owned by British Railways & was reserved for railway workers.

Later, the houses were sold off at knockdown prices with first option to the sitting tenants.

Now, almost all the houses are owned by Japanese people, thanks to the London Japanese School being just round the corner.

Happily, almost all the front gardens are still guarded by privet hedges.

As a kid, it was my job to cut the hedge every fortnight. Wish I had a quid for every hour I've spent cutting privet hedges.
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« Reply #55779 on: August 15, 2021, 05:56:58 PM »


PS - other utterly fascinating stories about privet hedges available upon request.
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« Reply #55780 on: August 15, 2021, 06:31:34 PM »


Hedge has aged ok, though


It was a rule of the Estate that EVERYONE had to have a privet hedge at the front, no exceptions.

At that time the Estate was owned by British Railways & was reserved for railway workers.

Later, the houses were sold off at knockdown prices with first option to the sitting tenants.

Now, almost all the houses are owned by Japanese people, thanks to the London Japanese School being just round the corner.

Happily, almost all the front gardens are still guarded by privet hedges.

As a kid, it was my job to cut the hedge every fortnight. Wish I had a quid for every hour I've spent cutting privet hedges.

As it stands, you've probably got at least £2 Wink
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« Reply #55781 on: August 15, 2021, 06:56:40 PM »

This photo was taken 58 years ago this week - there I was, with my Burton's suit, heading off to my first ever day at work, full of excitement & hope about life ahead. (The dog was Susie, who tried to follow me to work).


 Click to see full-size image.



And this was taken yesterday, in the very same spot, as I approach the other end of the journey. There's a whole life story there. For sure, I've not aged well.



 Click to see full-size image.




Apart from a brief period after I "retired", I've worked non-stop all my life, & loved every minute of it. In the 40 years prior to retiring I had just three jobs, and since retiring, ignoring short spells with Wm Hill TV, Sporting Bet & PNL, I've been with Sky Poker 15 years. In all that time - 58 years -  I've had a grand total of three days off sick, which was after my heart attack in 2017.

I suffer from incredible insecurity about my job & am scared to bits of being jobless. I pester them non-stop to give me more work, they must be sick to death of me asking, but I guess there's only so much I can do given my limited abilities & age.

Amazing how fast life flew past.

Hey stranger. You actually look incredibly well for a man of your advanced years. Have you had work done?
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« Reply #55782 on: August 15, 2021, 07:04:07 PM »

This photo was taken 58 years ago this week - there I was, with my Burton's suit, heading off to my first ever day at work, full of excitement & hope about life ahead. (The dog was Susie, who tried to follow me to work).


 Click to see full-size image.



And this was taken yesterday, in the very same spot, as I approach the other end of the journey. There's a whole life story there. For sure, I've not aged well.



 Click to see full-size image.




Apart from a brief period after I "retired", I've worked non-stop all my life, & loved every minute of it. In the 40 years prior to retiring I had just three jobs, and since retiring, ignoring short spells with Wm Hill TV, Sporting Bet & PNL, I've been with Sky Poker 15 years. In all that time - 58 years -  I've had a grand total of three days off sick, which was after my heart attack in 2017.

I suffer from incredible insecurity about my job & am scared to bits of being jobless. I pester them non-stop to give me more work, they must be sick to death of me asking, but I guess there's only so much I can do given my limited abilities & age.

Amazing how fast life flew past.

Hey stranger. You actually look incredibly well for a man of your advanced years. Have you had work done?


Ahh, lovely to hear from you Claw-Bird.

Work done? Not as such, but I have learned to stand further away from the camera. Makes a huge difference.

How is life treating you & Gatters? I feel fearfully embarrassed, but I've clean forgotten your daughter's name. How is she, what is she up to, is she a chip off the old block & a proper handful?

Do you ever see or keep in touch with that really pretty girl forgotten her name but it begins with a P & has around 7 letters in her name?
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« Reply #55783 on: August 15, 2021, 07:11:33 PM »

great pics from 58 years ago and thanks for the post about trigg currently huge chip leader 3 handed made me watch the live stream when i haven't cared about live poker for years.   Trigg has to be right up there with anyone alive any normal bloke loves seeing win a big one.   Can't belleive this has made nearly £500k!  covid lockdown must have made them come out to play.   They were struggling to get 300 runners for these 2 years ago.   This must be close to, if nott bigger, than an all time gukpt high for runner even a decade ago in the glory years.  Sure even Jaffa didn't get £135k for winning his at walsall.   Genting pulling the plug on live poker might be G casinos win.

I think you are modest Tikay and under estimate the love for yourself and what you did for live poker way back.  I started playing because of PNL in 2005.   You have done a lot for the game without having the huge results for me.
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« Reply #55784 on: August 15, 2021, 07:13:14 PM »

We're all good thanks 🙂 Gatters and I are finally joining the ranks of the grown ups and buying a house, so preparing for a move out to Aylesbury next month.

My baby girl Hannah (who was a cute 3 year old when I joined up here) is now 18 and off to uni in Manchester in a few weeks. I know she'll love it and it will be great for her, but I'm not sure I'm entirely emotionally prepared for it myself.

I haven't seen Paulina for ages, I think the last time was at our wedding 7 years back, but keep in touch via Facebook and she'll always be a friend for life.

Genuinely really lovely to see you looking in such fine form. Are you still with Sky?
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