Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Success at Memory Loss Towers

A great day at the towers...
I was on seven points on 28's so looking for a cheeky 'A' grade to drop to 21's. I've been working so hard since the last appearance my head has been spinning. This is what's going on at the moment;
1. Grief at work which will probably go on for two years and give me a 50/50 chance of getting sacked.
2. Appearance today for the drop.
3. Taxi lesson yesterday, taxi driving test next week.
4. Motorbike course week after next.

So to my appearance. I was called in about half an hour late by Mr Hall. He spoke a few kind words before the appearance which really put me at ease. What a gent that man is.
The runs I had were ;
Prendergast School - Horniman's SDOL
Thomas Tallis School - Plumstead Taxi Rank
Deptford Police Station - Hither Green Railway Station
Plumstead Cemetery - Chis N' Sid Grammar School

I ran the runs well and sat back holding my breath, knowing I'd done enough for a good score. What I wasn't ready for was Mr Hall saying 'That's one of the best appearances I've witnessed in three years, you got a double A.' What a great feeling, 19 points on 28's. I'd put in so much work for a good score, even missing Britain's Got Talent last night to keep studying (I know, I know I'm so committed..)
My next appearance is 18th July so 48 days to wait for a 21, but I'm not complaining at all. The sooner that comes round the better, I just want to push on.
Back to the maps tommorrow after a whole bottle of Chablis tonight, it won't touch the sides!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Game has Changed..

'Unfortunate work circumstances have dictated that I look at alternative incomes' - That's the official version and I'm sticking to it. The details of what's been happening over the last year will become clear in time, but I can't talk about it here as the circumstances I mention are still being resolved.

With that going on the poker dreams have to wait and I need to think about keeping my house if I get the sack. When all this blew up in June 2010 I decided to do the Sector three Knowledge of London yellow badge to find a way to earn a reasonable wage to stay afloat. Nearly a year later I'm on 7 points on 28's after a very respectable AA on 56's, a C and a B on 28's.

I'm hoping to get an A on my next appearance in May then get my yellow badge in December. The plan then is to apply to start my green badge, and that's when I'll blog my progress on here to keep me sane and record the madness of London life. I'll also fully explain the scoring system I mentioned above for those who aren't aware.
Anyway I'm headed to the big smoke now to meet up with my pops for a beer or two..

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rush Ups and Downs

I must admit I've been playing more Battlefield than poker recently, but I'm still addicted to Rush poker on Full Tilt. I dropped $120 in an awful session last week so I had a few days off, but thanks to a few flopped sets against pocket rockets I'm climbing up again. The job sitch is still in the balance, so I'll report on that when I've got some news. Good luck out there.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Feel The Rush....

I'm still going through hell at work, but it's ok, I'm dealing with it by drinking loads and playing rush poker on Full Tilt. I only play two tables at once as I'm getting old and four tables made my head spin and my wallet shrink. I think I'm addicted to the speed of the hands and the ammount of quick rake generated. I'm grinding out a $300 bonus too which always helps. I'll do a proper update when I get past this difficult time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Still Pushing On

I'm still in the middle of a shit sandwich at work, and there's no end in sight just yet. I've been playing a bit of Pokay on Betfair recently and doing OK. I play $11 double ups and make a few quid here and there. Once this period of uncertainty about my job has passed I'll get back on it, live and online. I'm keen to get up the Fox poker club in London to show those boys a few moves (or not).

Anyway keep it real gents.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Et tu, Brute?

Sorry I've not been on for a while, I'm going through some shit at work where it seems the whole world is turning it's back on me. Allies are few and far between, and I've got a battle on to keep my job. I will get through it one way or another, although I might be going pro at poker sooner than I expected! I'll post again when this is sorted. Take it easy gents.

Friday, June 4, 2010

My Best Comeback Ever!

I just played a Pokerstars $11 double up and lost a big pot to end up with 5 chips from my starting stack of 1500, the lowest ammount of chips you can have on the site (I think). Did I give up? Not at all. Blinds were 100/200 with a 25 ante. I was all in for these hands;

Ace seven suited, made a flush to put me upto 35 chips (yeah)
Five seven off vs king ten, spiked a 5 on the flop - 165 chips
Pair of fours - Hit a set then a house to win - 615 chips
King seven off - two other players in the hand, I missed the flop and thought they'd check it down, until a crazy bloke made a min bet to isolate me on the flop with 62 off! I won that hand and was chip leader with 1865 chips, then I cruised to a glorious victory. What a mad game!