Mrs D's blogspot

A woman's view of the male dominated poker world

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Hello :)

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

The WBCOOP is an online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers.

Registration code: 873286

Firstly, have registered for the Pokerstars blogger championship, played this last year, was good fun and won a 160gb Ipod!

Poker going quite well, have been playing on Ipoker a lot recently, Cryptologic is slowing going downhill with a lot of the skins leaving. I still play sometimes on there but not as often.

Ipoker seems to suit me better, they have some nice $4.5k and $6k GTD which are cheap to enter and with 10 min blinds don't go on all night. Anyway, if you are interested in signing up have a look at Duffs blog,

Life is so very busy at the moment, up at 5 to do the horses, start work at 7.30pm, finish at 3.45pm, straight to the stables, do horses again and get home about 6! By the time I have eaten and showered I flop in front of the laptop for a few games of poker. Unfortunately the blog is one of the things that has suffered :(

Anyway, hopefully update soon and gl in your games,

Mrs D xx

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Thought it was about time I updated the blog, especially as I was getting stick from a certain Mr Gatsby ;).

Been a quiet year really, poker ticking over but has not been spectacular, work and horses keeping me too busy to play as much as I got to last year.

Didn't manage to win a seat to the CPC, but I didn't enter a huge amount of the sats. With the package only being a cruise this year and no poker buy-ins it did not appeal as much to me. Last year I won the Main event package which I thought was a much better idea. Unfortunately they didn't run main event packages this year. Good luck though to all those going.

One very nice thing was the fact that I managed to win the Betfair forum live game in Birmingham. It's a big get together for one weekend where we play a team event on the Friday and a main event on the Saturday. Unfortunately I crashed and burned in the team event, I think I was the 1st or 2nd out from my table. Luckily the rest of the 'Flashmob' managed to get second for us and double our buy in. Wp guys!!

Main event on the Saturday and I was running good! 10k in starting chips and after a few hours play and the dinner break I was still hovering around the 10k mark. With the blinds shooting up quite steeply I needed to double up. First hand after the dinner break and I get 99 on the button and make a standard raise. Milton (flashmob teammate) re raises from the small blind. I think he could be re-stealing and with only 8k left I decide to stick them in. Milton calls (uh-oh) and flips over QQ, oh well, then flop x9x, turn a blank and a 9 on the river just to rub it in. Sry Milts.

After that double up I was still struggling for cards. I managed to nurse my stack to the Final table though, getting lucky a couple of times when stealing with less than premium hands :) Hit the Final Table as the short stack. A few hands in I get AQ, I push all in for about 26k (blinds 1k/2k), one guy calls and Variance pushes all in over the top, original caller then gets out of the way and I am up against JJ. Ace on the flop and I have trebled up. Get to four handed quite quickly. Get dealt KK utg, raise and guy next to act pushes all in. My kings hold up against his AJ and we are down to three. A couple of hands later I get dealt JJ in the big blind, guy on the button is all in, I call, he has AQ, my jacks hold and we are heads up :) I had a 3-1 chip lead over the other guy, lovely guy called Wayne who talked a lot! Chips went back and forth for a bit, I won a big pot when I hit a flush and a few hands later I get AsJs. Wayne pushes all in and I call. He has JJ, flop Xs J Xh turn is another spade and hit my runner runner flush on the river!

Was really chuffed to win it and had a fantastic weekend, just hope we can do it all again next year!!

Will try to update blog a bit more frequently.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Saturday, May 24, 2008

About time I updated!

Sorry again for lack of updates. So damn busy with horses and work just haven't had chance.

Poker going pretty well, managed 4 mtt wins which is nice and quite a few FT's. All have been in the smaller mtt's so grinding a profit but would like to hit a decent sized win. It is tough going when every other week you are working evenings, not playing as much as I would like.

CPC is a cruise this year and I am determined to qualify again. Had a fantastic time last year, meeting some lovely people and really want to go again this year. Never been on a cruise but sure it will be fun. Anyone reading this who has never been really needs to try and qualify, it is such a good trip.

Crypto not getting much better, mtt's are getting less and less players. More muppets as usual but I am determined to stick it out for the mo. Tried other sites but prefer Crypto.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx

Friday, May 02, 2008


Sorry for lack of updates, been really busy with work and the horses. Also, after a great start to the month I have been running awful again and boring reports of bad beats don't interest anyone!

Finding the multis really tough at the moment on Crypto. Seem to be more and more awful players. Also, there has been a real drop in the amount of players, maybe people have had enough.

Managed a profit of £911 for the month. Nice to show a profit but considering that by the 6th April I was £1500 up I know that I should have done better.

Hopefully things will be good in May.

Big shout once again to Ukgatsby who had a wonderful month in April creaming it off with a win in the £1500 added Super Series. For a low stakes player he does fantastically well.

Off to Badminton tomorrow to watch the cross country. Never been before and really looking forward to it.

Hope to update again soon, you never know I might have some good news!! ;-)

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx

Saturday, April 05, 2008


Well, March was a dreadful month. Ended up at about -£600. Nothing going right for me at the tables, outdraw after outdraw.

Decided I needed to have a little break and didn't play for over a week. Came back to the tables Sunday and managed to qualify for the 40k for £12. I finished 29th for £280. After the terrible run I had it felt great to cash in an mtt!!

Monday I played the $20k alongside Dreamteam. Dreamteam was Omaha which is not my strongest game but I managed a 23rd for some ok points. Also managed to make the FT of the $20k. Unfortunately I got knocked out in 10th. Folded to me in the SB and I push with JT, BB decides that QJ is enough to call with and I'm gone.

Tuesday I was shattered. I start work at 7.30am and after a couple of late nights decided to leave the poker and have an early night.

Wednesday I played the $20k again and the 2k. Got knocked out of the 2k when my AA gets cracked by JT. Going great in the $20k though and make the FT again. This time I managed to get 4th for $1500. Over the moon with that, just wish that I could crack it one day.

Thursday I had another night off.

Last night I played the 1.5k, $20k and 2k. Was going great in all three and the first FT I hit was the 1.5k. We seemed to go from 10 on the FT to three in about 20 mins! Anyway I managed to win it for £474! Great confidence booster to nail one after my recent run and over the moon.
Unfortunately the other two mtt's suffered at the same time and I finished 22nd in the $20k which just covered my buy in.
In the 2k I managed to get back in it and made the FT. Totally card dead on the FT. With 5 left I make a stand in the BB with QJ to yet another button steal. He decides to call my all in with K4. I don't hit and I'm gone in 5th.

So in short, in one week I have gone from running like a Lada to making 4 FT's and getting a win. Just hope that it carries on in the same way.

Grand National today. Very tough betting race and most people are probably best off just using a pin. For me though, certain trends have to be taken notice of. No horse wins carrying more than 11st 1lb, must have won a chase over three miles, ran 4-6 times in the current season and to be between the ages of 8-12.
So, lol, I am backing

Cloudy Lane
D' Argent
Black Apalachi

Cloudy Lane in there as I really think he is the one they all have to beat, just hope he stays 4 and a half miles. But I still think I should go find my pin!!

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Very frustrating times!

Sorry for the lack of updates. Firstly my laptop had to be sent away when I spilt liquid on the keyboard and the spacebar gave up, very annoying. Used my other half's laptop but his is useless with the wireless and spent most of my time disconnecting!!

Poker has been pretty terrible, get my chips in ahead, get donked my another loon, go on tilt, play like a donkey. It is a vicious circle but hopefully something I can overcome.
I have never played so many fish as there are on Crypto at the moment. They always say you should be happy to have them on your table but when they consistently knock you out of multis it is tough. I guess playing cash it is different and you do want them there. In the long term you will finally get paid off by them but in an mtt once you are out that is it.

Been playing on Pokerstars a little bit too. There is so much choice on there and hopefully I can build up a bankroll. Have just about given up on Betfair apart from Dreamteam, just no liquidity in the multis and not enough choice.

Anyway, that's my rant over :-). Everything else in life pretty good, summer is on it's way and looking forward to the show season with the horses.

Gl in your games,
Mrs D xx

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Another month gone, the daffodils are out and spring is on it's way. Spring is definitely my favourite season. The dark nights are gone and I don't have to muck out the horses every day!

Poker in February started great with a couple of wins. Has slowed down past couple of weeks though. With me working lates every other week I don't get to play as much but I do get to go riding on the mornings so I am happy with a nice balance.

Final profit for Feb was £2256. One win in the $13k and a win in the 1.5k. Also managed to make 8 FT's. Need to improve there though. Happy enough with that but would have liked to maybe have won a bit more after the start of the month. Hopefully March will be a good month.

Have been concentrating on trying to fix a few leaks in my game. I know when I am playing a hand badly. I struggle to fold that pair of queens on a K high board. I don't seem to believe my opponent and end up paying to find out that I was wrong! Also I seem to overplay AK, I have always hated this hand. So, hopefully I can fix these mistakes and reap the rewards, lol.

Cheltenham soon and this will be the first year in a few that I will miss most of it due to work. Gutted but hopefully will pick a few winners :-)

Thx for reading,
gl in your games,
Mrs D xxx