Most ridiculous day....
The suprised turned out to be the Warner Bro's studios that were the home of Harry Potter and I'm a big fan (was 12 when the book came out and still love it today!).
So I raced along in my mum's lil diabled wagon thing (easier to get into/ out of for her) and ragged it down to Harrow at 830am getting to C's at 0953 after being told strictly I must be there for 0940.... woops.
We then race to the studios with me still none-the-wiser and get there with minutes to spare as we turn up to massive WB signs with giant HP logo's and posters and merchandise for a very slick american style studio tour - awesome!
I'm a big movie fan but a bit of a child (understatement) and as such I let myself get drawn into such things and so forget the scale models, costumes, sets, and sheer work behind the scenes. So to be here, on set, looking and walking through the 'world' was amazing. We were in there from 1030 till 1430 and I have loads of photos I'll put a few up later....
In the meantime, the rest of my afternoon has been spent in Nando's Watford having some yummy chicken nom nom nommmm and then C's living room chilling and trying a few dtd feeder satellites. I know its a little anti-social but with only 3 a month and such a good record in them its a waste of a highly profitable situation to not play. So i fired up the laptop and began the grind. I had E110 in there from yesterdays double bink on the feeders and decided to throw it at the wall. I played a bunch of mini's and feeders getting royally screwed by a certain couple of optimistic recreational players.
I ended up trying to push the timelines to really get one in the 6oclock so that we could drive back up to MK and play the main at home in my birthday suit!
Managed to get ul in the 5 o'clock and then in the 6 ran
bvb with only a few bb's
of a recreational player who had just been busted the hand before... sigh.. who then tried a rubdown after winning... stay classy San-Diego!
of same player who min/ called 14bb's like a genius. We flop a K, he turns a 4... but rivers an A for fun #thatshowtheprosdoit
- something else standard.
We get to the 7 o'clock and have £12 or something silly left, and as its not enough to put one last attempt at the 7pm I reload for £10. In the process of doing so I accidentally reg for the 7pm CL satellite as well as the 500 feeder and while im discussing how to de-register (no button - ty dtd) the sat comes up and I find AQo. After the girls tell me there's nothing they can do now its started I ship 100bb's aipf over a couple of limps. Obv a
hero decides to show me whose town this is and call me on my ridiculous bluff.
He proceeds to make 5 parsley and I'm told that is a winning hand.
So we carry on with our one shot at the 500 feeder and play like a genius as usual in these things (entails find big premium hands and use a shovel on our chips). And as usual we watch people limp/ call, raise/ call and cold call all of their wagering discs before the community cards have arrived with a less than top 10 hand often enough that we get a seat into tonights 8pm monster. - Bink
Then we start the satellite and two minutes later C is talking to her mum who is not only shocked im in her house but isn't coming home until I'm not there... WTF!
So now we're frantically looking for pubs or cafes that might be open till 2330-ish tonight in order to find a replacement wifi spot as im already in the tournament and non pokering people obv don't understand why you can't just 'stop playing'.... #mustbeaddicted
Phone one place, they have internet but not today.... - useful sir, tyvm.
Second place which is a delicious curry house in Harrow says 'yes, but we're only open until 2230... "that'll do for now i guess."
Get here and get sorted, got wifi connection.... but have to register with 'the cloud' network - WTF.... ffs we're blinding down and probably allowing the recreational players keep their betting discs longer than is fair to the rest of the human race. So we register and BOOOOM we're up and running but we've lost 1k ish @ 50/100... but whatev's... if it keeps C happy its plenty worth it!
Then we have a hand vs a dtd name I don't know but if its the blonde member of the same name its a very popular blonde, who's a nice guy and has been around poker for a very long time afaik. He raises EP and I flat, folds around. Flop is AJJ and he checks, I check back. Brick turn and he leads for 3/5pot, I call. River is a brick and he leads small again... at this point I now think he has an A or a medium strength SDV hand... I don't expect a J here very often if ever.... and the only monsters are AJ/ AA which are hard to make. I decide to turn my hand into a bluff as I credibly rep lots here imo (defo wouldnt bet Jx-J10 otf - he needs to catchup obv) and so I raise his 600 > 1200 bet to 4.2k.. Its a fairly decent chunk of my stack but I expect folds here of 90%+ and he should only be shipping those two monsters. He takes 2 seconds and ships...... SIGGGGGGHHHHHH! down to 3.6k and feeling ridiculous.
Then just as we're ordering our food at the curry place I get
utd @100/200 and it goes in. I get ISO'd by
(optimistic mate!) and we're off to the races.
I tell C to hold on the food order as im obviously not going to win a race when i need to.
well definitely hold that food order... we're going.
"well we've got outs but im not expecting much..."
She's looking at the % in the box on dtd and chewing on her fingernails.......
"errr...... bink, guess you can order that food!"
C - "phew, I don't think I could handle you in the car being stroppy after all that! - we could have gone home for lots of sex though... shame..."
So now we're properly back in with over 30bb's and happy days!
Food comes and we find 10's again, flat a UTG+2 open (dont like reraising with 30bb's here) and two others come along... The flop is 7 high rainbow and i shove over his smallish cbet into us figuring his smaller cbet was actually weakness, this might be a mistake here because we're 4 way but I don't like calling or folding here.. and we can't win when we fold!
We shove and he calls quickly with
and we need another miracle.
[ ] miracle came and we won
[X] busy munching on tasty chicken curry and lamb kebab with daal bhaji's! boom!
Super tasty and now ive blogged this I'm going to finish munching then take C home and paint the wall with her! gl girl.
Laters all and gl everyone.. I'll see all Day1A-ers at dtd this weekend for my run @ the big one! (a decent result would be sooo sweet timing wise!)