I just havent found the time. Work has been quite tough going but I think Im making a differance in the IT world. *cough* ner alert *cough*
Im going through spells of poker where im playing tons for a week then a week of nada. Its all good though and Im enjoying it.
Online, Ive turned my attention to full ring cash games, I play .50/$1 on full tilt. Its been profitable;
things to note over the last while.
two weeks ago, I was 2nd CL in a $15k gtd on betfair down to final three tables and suddenly my Irish BB connection just died for 2 hours. during those two hours while i was frantically trying to reconnect it didnt even occur to me that i should run down to the 24hr internet cafe five minutes away from me on Talbot Street. (altough with the crowd that area seems to attract at midnight maybe i was better off not remembering)
In total im down about $200 for online tournie play.
for online cash games I am up. I set myself a bankroll of $1000 and have doubled it in two months. not exiting for most but Im happy...happy with my play mostly....and happier that im taking more detailed notes on players and using them!
Im currently trying to set up a netteller account in order to wihdraw from sites that dont allow you to withdraw straight to credit card...boy is neteller a pain in the arse at the moment. first they want a fax of id and addres which i did twice....they claim they never recieved them even though i have the transmit report right here to prove that it transffered a-ok twice.
Third time lucky.
i then get an email saying that they recieved the fax and that my account has been activated...so yipee...i try to log in and it says that my account is closed. I ring neteller again who say i tryed to log in from a differant computer from which i registered my account. wasnt the case but it could have been an dynamic IP changing thing. so anyways my account gets opened and i start browsing around.
Now in order to withdraw money from a site such as fulltilt i first need to deposit money into my fulltilt account from neteller so that they have my NT details. so I transfer over 100 from CC to NT and then try a deposit on Fulltilt...which gets declined.
Neteller apparantly needs me to call them as my acocunt is on hold because of securuty precautions after my first ever deposit.
SO I ring up NT and go through the security rigmarole..at the end of which the need to phone me on the number i registered which is my mobile phone.( ehich handly enough ive left at my folks place down in Cork. and wont be able to pick up till the weekend.) so now have to wait till monday to do it all over again...what next this saga holds in storeI eagerly await. I feel a lot more reassured though that there is this much security in place.
I hope registering a bank account isnt going to be this much hassle though.
So now onto live tournies. I have played about 10 in the last 2 months and gotten in the money on three including two deals being done. the monday night 25 rebuy at the SE is my most successful.
I had my first encounter at a table with Chief Brody this past monday....everything the say ab out him is true....he is the drawing king and is so so smug about it...he didnt make the final table though.
I chopped it for 500 each with a good aggressive player....chip stacks were about even and it was 2am. that first live tourney win still aludes me and i was tempted to hang around but with 640 for first and 480 for second and then having to tip the dealers i thought the deal was good enough to offer.
im gonna try harder to keep my blog current with detailed live tourney reports.