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September 07, 2006

Media Whore

Well, not quite! I am hardly the Ben Shephard (chumpy-faced smug-grinned git) of the poker world, but BBC Radio Nottingham did ask me to come on their Breakfast Show again this week and talk about on-line gambling's attractions and pitfalls etc. This is the second time I have been on their show, I posted about the first time here.

Basically, some professor in Nottingham is doing a study on on-line gambling and what makes people want to play - its a look into their motivations and reasons for doing it and they just wanted someone with a bit of background in on-line gambling on there to talk about it and to give their opinion - so i said yes. - obviously. I wasn't on for very long and I've not listened to it but I think it came out ok, if you really have absolutely nothing else to do, you can listen to it here on their 'listen again' feature. (It was on about 8:45am).

I'm still writing articles for UK Pokernews and Sports Betting News which i am thoroughly enjoying - seems like a few of my tips haven't been far off either :-)

I've hardly played on-line poker at all in the last few weeks and I suppose I have missed it a little bit, but I think a break from the e-felt for a while can only be a good thing. You don't realise how much of a grind it can be day to day until you take a step back and start doing other things away from the laptop and away from the tables. I'll be back! - but for now I am enjoying a little time off from it, at least I can't get bad beated, tilted or suffer stupid swings if I don't play :-).

Talking of swings, I was blog surfing the other day and came accros this little treasue (which I have now bookmarked). I thought it was a wind up at first but apparently it is real! - How on earth can these sort of swings and yoyos allow you to sleep at night, especially when he goes on about needing money for 'rent' - it seems like he needs his money for other things and really should be grinding the lower limits but who am I to judge? - maybe i'm getting old! - i'm just glad its someone else and not me - it's a cracking read though, and he deserves an award for his services to blogging and impatience!

Good luck at the tables!

September 01, 2006

I'm due a huge slice soon

My luck in the MTT's is just bang out at the moment, I'm not going to bore you or dwell on it but honestly i seem to be losing just about every big key pot i play, whether it be on-line or live. I am the first to admit when I think I am playing badly and I am not affraid of taking stock every now and then and analyising my game but at the moment I honestly think I am playing just about as well as I can but I am not getting the frequency of results that i use to. I am accumulating chips steadily, I am making the correct lay downs in the correct situations and I am 9 times out of 10 getting it in with the best of it and if i don't get it in with the best of it then I usually have a huge draw! - But i just can't get a decent result! - wtf is going on?!. If by miracle of miracles someone doesn't suck a 2-outer on me and I make a final then I just can't get my bad-beated ass past 7th! - it's frustrating the hell out of me! There has GOT to be some string of luck lurking round the corner somewhere... surely!

Anyway, that's the Hellmuth bit out of the way, aside from playing poker I have been doing some more writing for UK Pokernews and they have asked me to do some writing for their sports betting site called... Sports Betting News. I am thoroughly enjoying this, its almost like a dream job, i get to read about sport and poker all day, scour the betting, poker and sports sites and then write about it. - pretty good huh? I'll be doing something most days on the sports betting side so keep checking it out and maybe have a punt.... I cannot be held responsible for any tips that may spew there way on to the page though :-)

good luck!