I had a rather traumatic bust out, the second of my Australian trip. At the ANZPT Perth event I direct bubbled the high-roller after losing AK vs QQ for the chiplead. This time in the WSOP APAC main event, and a substantially larger bubble, I lost QQ vs KK in a blind vs blind pot against Antonio Esfandiari, before losing KT to his 33 leaving me out in 41st with 40 paying on a $20k bubble.read more
In my downtime from poker the last week or two I’ve more or less spent the entire time playing the new SimCity. I’ve been a fan of SimCity since my dad bought SimCity 2 on a family holiday in California  and we proceeded to spend a good portion of the trip playing it on his old NEC laptop (complete with pointer stick mouse). I took a hiatus before getting SimCity 4 as well as the iPad SimCity and it built me up nicely to anticipate this release.read more
I’ve been sailing a fair bit recently. The Aussie Millions culminated in me getting 3rd in the $500c turbo  which was pleasing and disappointing at the same time. I had two-thirds of the chips but alas, it wasn’t to be, as I lost a big one: 99 vs A3 vs AK when the board ran out 2345x and wasn’t left with so much. Still, it has been a very decent few innings for me so far this year so I mustn’t grumble too much.read more
I’ve been a lot more upbeat since my last post. The hotter climates and general holidaying are almost certainly to blame. Today I woke up at 9am and started my Tuesday grind (on a Wednesday) with the Super Tuesday. A lot more regimented!
The PCA didn’t go so well. I played five tournaments and whiffed them all. I also had a medley of swaps and bought pieces that all failed to come to fruition. By the time I got to my fifth bullet in the inaugural Aussie Millions event I started to get the feeling that it might just be one of those years. However, as per usual, luck was on my side. I won the event outright for $250,000. It’s my second biggest winning day and another title struck off the list. But most importantly, I finally got an Australian flag on my Hendon Mob after three years of whiffs!read more