Let’s play some poker!

I haven’t play online poker since I started my new job over 4 years ago. Just didn’t have time or the motivation. I gotta say though it is fun to turn some hands every now and then.

When I got an email with free poker chips on one of the iPoker network sites I didn’t hesitate much to take it. It came with some free tournament entry tickets – which I’ve also used.

I bought it to 4 tournaments (ranging in value from 2 to 5 euro) and went ‘deep'(finished 6th) in the daily 500euro guaranteed.


Unfortunately a suck-out by probably the weakest player in the table didn’t give me the result I was hoping for.

Action went: (I’m UTG+1, villian is BB):

All in preflop.
BB called for 95% of his chips with Q4s…
I was 67% pre flop favorite to win.
Flop brings me a middle set and he gets top pair + flush draw. Now if we were pushing chips here, I couldn’t blame him – although I was still 70% favorite to win!
On the next street that went up to 85% when board paired and I turned FH. He was left with 4 outs…
And hit one of it for better Full House.

I’ve played pretty well, (except maybe  for 1 spot just after the bubble burst, where I let a guy call me with 3rd pair). I should really be more aggressive and not let him see the river for free.

This way or another, I might deposit some money, to get extra ‘bonuses’  (you get free tournament entries for first deposit over 10euro) and see where it takes me.

I know for sure I won’t be playing the volumes or stakes I used to, this is more or weekend fun type of thing.

Canada 2016 climbing photo

IMC talk slides

Thanks again for all of you who showed up to my talk. It was great fun being able to present to such a nice bunch of people.

For thos who couldn’t come see the slides here and part2 here.

Canada 2016 climbing

Talk for the IMC

Some time ago (as in many months ago) I was asked by IMC meets people if I didn’t want to deliver a talk about the trip to the Rockies we did in March 2016. I didn’t think about it long as it might be a good idea to inspire some rock climbers to go and try ice (albeit options in Ireland are limited to 0 places).

Well anyway, the day has come, or it will, on the Thu, 05.01.2017 @21.00 at the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell sq , West, Dublin, Ireland D1. Admission is free and are all welcome.

Click on the photo below for more details.imc-talk-frontpage