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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


  • At 9:52 PM, Blogger steviep said…

    hope ur dad is ok.

  • At 10:25 PM, Blogger Wildcat said…

    Hope everything works out okay Rach, if there's anything I can do to help please let me know.

    All the best.


  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger dibble said…

    best wishes to all dests

  • At 12:01 AM, Blogger Highstack said…

    Thoughts with you and your family Rach. Plenty more impportant than poker - hope all is ok.

  • At 1:08 AM, Blogger Ukgatsby said…

    Thoughts with ya hon

  • At 8:54 PM, Blogger Jontickle said…

    Hope things work out ok in the end


  • At 10:53 PM, Blogger Doob said…

    Well here's wishing your Dad a speedy recovery. Best wishes

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Dests said…

    Thank you very much, you really are great guys.
    Things getting better, he has been moved to a normal ward now but will be a few weeks before he will be fit enough to travel. Will be better when I am out there though.

    Rach xxx

  • At 1:29 AM, Blogger Runandskip said…

    Best wishes Mrs D, glad to hear your fathers on the mend.
    A big hug from us all when you see him


  • At 5:38 PM, Blogger steviep said…

    thats good news.
    wish him a speedy recovery.


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