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A woman's view of the male dominated poker world

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Life is good!

Well, what a June!!!

After the stress and worry of my dad and going to Spain, everything is now looking good. He is recovering well and eating for England so all is good.

On the poker front had a cracking month. 10 FT's in total and from Wednesday have had a FT every night.

Best two results were a 5th in the $20k for $1212 and a win tonight in the 1.5k gtd on Sun for £576.

Still buzzing from the 1.5k, really nice way to finish the month with a win. This puts my profit for June at about £1300 I think, I haven't kept records tbh :-)

Hopefully I can carry on into July in the same vein, will be nice to see where I have ended up on the Sun GTD FT Leaderboard, should definitely qualify for the $5k freeroll now.

That's all for now, back at work tomorrow for a couple of days. Big Happy Birthday to Mr G for Monday!!!

gl in your games,
Mrs D xxxxx

Monday, June 25, 2007

Back and all is well

Hello all. Got home last Wedsnesday and dad got home on Saturday safe and sound. He has got a lot better and just needs to build his strength up. Really happy and feel much better now. Thanks for all the lovely comments and especially to Mr Gatsby who was a star finding info on the web for me at the beginning.

Played a few mtt's whilst in Spain, not a lot else to do of an evening. Managed a couple of FT's and a 2nd in the 2k which was a nice payout. No sooner had I got back and it was back to work for a weekend of 12hr nightshifts so no playing for me. Off for a few days now so shall be playing each evening :-)

Just read on the Betfair forum that Creambun, one of the £2 multi threaders, has won a $23k package to the WSOPE in September, fantastic result and it has spurred me on to have a go myself in the near future. Would love to qualify for a big event later this year. After our holiday plans went out of the window due to my dads illness I have decided to try for an event abroad later in the year, maybe the BAPT if Betfair do it again. Anyway, thats enough for now.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Hello from Spain. In a little city called Lugo, not somewhere you would pick for your hols! My dad is slowly recovering, doctors said today that he will probably be able to go home at the end of next week which is great news. He will not be able to work for a few months so hopefully he will just take it easy! Feeling a bit homesick, nobody speaks english here and my spanish is terrible. Also not a great fan of the food, I could kill for a nice roast dinner!

Spent Saturday night in London. Decided to check out the new empire casino in Leicester Square. Only opened last week and they have spent over £12 million on it. Must say it was very nice. Decided to have a go at the poker, a £50 rebuy! Anyway, to cut a long story short, I bought in once and finished 7th of 35 making a small profit! Pleased with my live game, feel that is improving loads :-)

Got back to hotel earlier last night, nightlife here non-existent and just wanted to crash after being at hospital most of day. Played a few mtt's and ran terrible except for the $25k on Betfair. With 600 runners decided to go for it the 1st hour and was in the top ten at first break. Lost a huge chunk with AA vs KK but managed to get right back into it. With 60ish left made a howler of a mistake getting in a blind on blind battle with K6 vs KQ on a K high flop, finished in 62nd and kicked myself for the rest of the evening!!!

Adios all,
Mrs D xxxx

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Dreamteam and other shit

Not been a great week, actually it has been a bloody awful week.

My dad has been doing a walk on his own across Spain for the last five weeks. He has become quite ill which has culminated in him having to have a big op. Got my mum and sister straight out there and I am going to take over from my sister this weekend. He is going to be ok but is very weak and don't know when we will be able to bring him home.

This all started on Wednesday and I decided that I didn't want to go to London for Dreamteam. When we decided that my sis would go out with mum though I was faced with sitting in the house all weekend moping so decided at the last minute to go to London. At least if I was in London I could get to Stansted if I had to and get straight out there. I am back in London this weekend and fly out Sunday morning. Don't know how long I will be there, just want to get him home.

Met up with the hunnies on Friday night at the Western club in London. Really nice big club but a bit of a sod to find. Got there late and was on the wrong side of this really busy road which we could not cross! Luckily Prettyace came to our rescue and came and got us in her car. Met Flowerpot for the first time (Rosey), great to meet het at last and what a lovely lady.

It was a £30 freezeout and after all the stress of the last few days I was knocking back the JD's and coke :-) This consequently helped me loosen up at the table. With over 100 runners I donked off a lot of my chips early. The changing point was when I got dealt AA utg. With 1400 chips left from a 3000 starting stack and the blinds 100/200 I just limped hoping to win a big pot. The guy opposite me who had been fairly aggressive pushed all-in and got an instant call from the guy to his left. Brill! I push and find myself up against JT and 88. My aces hold up and I am back in it. Manage to steal quite a few pots including one hilarious hand when it is folded to me in the sb, I have 52 off and push. Guy in the BB says I call and flips over A2, flop comes 54A, turn is a Q and river a 3 :-) Split pot and my image is shot to pieces! Finally end up on the final three tables and I get dealt 66 in the SB. With blinds at 600/1200 the button raises to 5000, I think he is stealing and push, he thinks and calls, he flips over 99 and with no help from the board I am gone.

Saturday get to the poker bunker at 1 with Mr Dests and Flowerpot, Prettyace gets there with Murray, our only male member of the team. We finally get going at about 3 o'clock. We have 8350 chips, the leaders start with about 20k in chips but with a 40 min clock there was plenty of time to build up.

I started really well, quickly building up to about 13k in chips. Then I get dealt JJ in ep. Make it 600 to go with blinds at 100/200. Get 2 callers and the flop comes Q high, fire out 1000 chips and get one caller. At this point I should have let it go but the guy I was up against had been playing a lot of pots. Turn brings a blank and I check. He bets 1k and I call, river is another blank, I check again, he bets 1k again and I call, he turns over AQ. Awful, awful play from me and I am back where I started.

At this point we had lost Murray and with top 3 scores counting we had to do well to have any chance. Totally card dead for a long time only managing to pick up small pots. Then we lost Flowerpot, she was very ul. getting them in with AT on a flop of ATQ only for her opponent to flip over KJ.
Prettyace was then moved to my table being in the BB when I was on the button so stealing opportunities gone. We didn't really have a chance in the team event by now but didn't want to do it to a friend. Next couple of hours very card dead, actually the best I saw all day in about 8 hours of play was JJ twice. Manage to stay alive till about midnight when I got moved tables. With 18k left and the blinds at 2000/4000 I push with Q9, two callers TT and AK and I am out in about 34th. Pretty managed to finish in 18th which was great. Did enjoy it but a bit difficult with other things on my mind. Was nice to meet some friendly faces again though.

Don't know when next post will be but will probably take laptop with me to Spain, not a lot to do where I am going.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx