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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2011, 02:02:43 AM »

I don't know where to start with this. Swum is not the past participle of to swim.

pretty sure swum is the past participle of swim. it's not the right word in that particular sentence though as there's no auxilary verb
snapmodified it to correct myself sigh
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2011, 08:50:42 AM »

What's ur biggest swing? Up and down?

Standard subway order?
Biggest upswing is probably $4.5k in a week online not really playing much volume. I was on a sick deposit bonus heater/spin up. Played Rush, started at .5/1 with $100 (I said my BR management was poor), won a few BIs, moved up to 1/2, won alot of buyins, cashed out $4.5k a few days later. It took about a week, playing probably 2 hours a day. Sick life imo.

This was followed immediately by my downswing. Id cashed out this money primarily to play live. The $4.5k along with the £1k or so I had as a roll anyway was done in in the space of a month. I ran like dirt, I bubbled EVERYTHING. Couldnt find a winning session if it hit me in the face with a cricket bat, and it really hurt. Not much has changed. I did my roll in that month (leaving about £500 to live on).
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I don't know where to start with this. Swum is not the past participle of to swim.

pretty sure swum is the past participle of swim. it's not the right word in that particular sentence though as there's no auxilary verb
Im so pleased someone outcorrected you Alex. Cocky posh git. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2011, 09:39:14 AM »

I don't know where to start with this. Swum is not the past participle of to swim.

pretty sure swum is the past participle of swim. it's not the right word in that particular sentence though as there's no auxilary verb
Im so pleased someone outcorrected you Alex. Cocky posh git. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2011, 12:50:03 PM »

my sole aim in life is to crush the upper classes, last night was a resounding success
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2011, 01:35:49 PM »

Anyone ever said you look a bit like Harry Potter?
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2011, 04:21:52 PM »

Anyone ever said you look a bit like Harry Potter?

My nickname for quite a while was Harry Potter. To some people it still is. I love it Cheesy
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Last time I felt this strongly was when I felt like Jake was going to "bink something live" about 2 years ago Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2011, 04:55:52 PM »

Nice read, you dealt to me a few times in DTD.  If you won 10k on the lottery tomorrow WWYD?
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2011, 05:03:39 PM »

Nice read, you dealt to me a few times in DTD.  If you won 10k on the lottery tomorrow WWYD?

Id probably keep my feet on the ground tbh. 10k isnt enough to make me quit my job. As I think Iv mentioned before, I absolutely love my job. I definately would be playing ALOT more though. In terms of distribution, Id probably lump like £2k online, put £3k away and use £5k as a live roll.
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Last time I felt this strongly was when I felt like Jake was going to "bink something live" about 2 years ago Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2011, 05:24:08 PM »

Working the grindstone. Its something that, apart from a lucky few, we all have to do. Now I know Poker is a way out of the daily grind, but unfortunately for me, it is my daily grind (or not so much). For those who dont know, Im a poker dealer full time. I work 48 hours a week and love almost every minuite of it.

Again, this is a part of my life where I definately do "run good".

I started off my adventure at Dusk Till Dawn (as I pointed out in my opening post). I was trained by the best, Mathilde, along with Darren Donnelly, who is another great dealer trainer. I spent around 4-6 months at Dusk Till Dawn (I cant really remember), dealing the Monte Carlo, Deepstacks and all the weekly stuff. I definately progressed as a player during my time dealing at DTD. Im not one of those dealers who sit there monging out, Im always paying attention, because I always try to take something home with me every day. DTD was definately the best place for me to do this, but times change and sometimes you just have to move on.

This took me to Alea Nottingham. I had been playing there almost every day while at Dusk Till Dawn. Id been doing 7 hours a week just to go down and play. Ill be honest, I didnt need to work. I was crushing the .50/1 games in Alea (and running like a sicko to boot). However, to me, winning 2 BIs a night was an average night, I didnt realise this wasnt normal and I was on the biggest heater ever. When I hit my downswing, I decided I needed to work more hours. I chose to move to Alea, where I knew all the staff and the managing supervisor really well. I had a fantastic 8 months at Alea. I worked hard from start to finish every day. As some people who know me know, I worked my ass off, along with my peers, to get Alea to a cardroom to challenge DTD. In some respects, we Succeeded.

Alea went from being a cardroom with the occasional big comp to getting 100+ runners every Friday, 50+ runners every Wednesday, along with the other comps doing well. For a casino, these numbers are pretty huge on a weekly basis. It felt like we were reaping the rewards of our hard work. I had met alot of people in Nottingham poker, alot of the "circuit regs", whom I now considered friends (and Id like to think they feel likewise). I was pretty happy.

Now anybody that has played poker regularly in casinos will know that they ALWAYS run into problems. Ours was from above. We had been trying for quite a while to give away money in comps (a basic thing done by most casinos to attract players), but we werent being allowed to from those upstairs. I honestly do believe that if we did manage to add money, we would have been challenging Dusk for alot of players. What could have been.

December came and we got news that the cardroom was being shut down for the month, due to Christmas parties. We were devastated. All our hardwork was just being washed down the toilet. From this moment in, I just didnt want to be there anymore. Id been betrayed by the company who Id busted my ass for and just didnt want to be there. Not only that, there was no poker anymore, so I just couldnt do the job I loved so much.

I have since moved to Gala Nottingham. We'll see where that takes me, its early days now but I am enjoying it alot. We'll see what happens!
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I really really do feel like you might win one of these!

Last time I felt this strongly was when I felt like Jake was going to "bink something live" about 2 years ago Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 07:06:47 PM »

my sole aim in life is to crush the upper classes, last night was a resounding success

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011, 08:23:17 PM »

my sole aim in life is to crush the upper classes, last night was a resounding success

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM

I laughed so hard a tiny bit of wee came out
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Last time I felt this strongly was when I felt like Jake was going to "bink something live" about 2 years ago Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2011, 04:26:56 PM »

Just a song Iv been listening to over and over. Im actually going to print a copy of the lyrics out and try and complete one of these a day.

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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2011, 03:34:01 PM »

Its been a while since I posted on here, pretty much because Iv had nothing interesting to talk about (tiny violins). As some of you may have read on Alex's blog, we went to Sheffield yesterday and played there. Thought Id do a little trip report and a bit about shot taking.

Went down to Sheffield at around 12-1am. Unfortunately, due to the casino not wanting to open another game for love nor money, didnt get sat down till around 3am. Alex actually gave up his seat at £1/£1 but I had my head set at playing £1/£2, so I swapped instantly when a seat came up on that game. Played for around 3 hours, ended up winning £120 in the game thanks mainly to a hand where I turned quads vs Alexs turned flush. MBN to find those spots.

As kindly pointed out by Alex, This game was pretty much my networth. Im not the most BR orientated person. Iv played the deepstack quite a few times and Id like to think myself a reg in the local 50p/£1 games. As far as a roll goes, I have whatever I get paid that month (probably not the best life choice, but ho hum Cheesy). Iv had a roll once in my life, where I went on a pretty sick downswing, did half of it and decided to spend the rest on myself and others. I think actually having had a roll at some point in my life helps me play without one (as stupid as that sounds). The money doesnt scare me, Im playing with money I can afford to lose and still be able to go about my day to day buisness. Because of this, I can make what I believe to be +EV choices, even if it means Im taking a flip for my 1 bullet. If I lose, I lose, if I win, I can buy myself nice things Cheesy. Poker is just fun to me atm. Hopefully one day Ill be able to take it more seriously, but for now, I make a living because of poker, not from it.

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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2011, 04:04:23 PM »

What's the weekly schedule at Gala now days?
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2011, 04:10:41 PM »

I think thats one of your main strengths, you are not afraid to make the right play even if you only have one bullet for the month and its the 1st Feb lol. Was a great little trip last night, hope many more to come and soon you will join us on the circuit every night!
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