Monday, April 07, 2008

"It's so Funny, How we don't Talk Anymore."

They may be the words of pop legend and tennis-playing Christian Cliff Richard, but they seem so perfect to sum up the situation between you and I. You don't write, you don't call....

Anyway, I forgive you. Let's kiss and catch up:

March Results

I didn't play too much in March due to being in England, modelling part-time, doing a lot of work for charity mate, and shagging loads of birds. I did run very well though.

April to Date

So far I am down $1 this month (including rake-back) and I have been playing very, very poorly. Last night's 10bi loss was my worst day ever:

Lake Tahoe

The weekend before last, I went snowboarding in Lake Tahoe for 3 days. I spent a total of zero hours on the slopes, instead choosing to spend my time playing poker all night ($2/3 NL), getting shit-faced, and sleeping during the day.

I was pretty much playing a 90/10 style (90%VPIP) and was limping blind in many hands. I was killing the tables but actually made a loss by the end of it! My main goal though was just to have fun and play some big pots. I got my wish, losing a $3,200 pot with AK v KK (don't ask how) and $1,800 with J7 v 88 on a 778J board!

Next time, I won't even bother taking my snowboard.

Vegas Again

I'm off to Vegas again on the 17th for 4 nights to see the Joe Calzaghe/ Bernhard Hopkins fight. I'm looking forward to the trip, and to playing more live poker but I have to be more disciplined over the lengths of my sessions. Every time I get there I play all night/morning and then I'm fucked for a full 24 hours. Hopefully I can concentrate a little more getting pissed and chatting up some girls this time.

Last of the Mohicans

I think I may be having a mid-life crisis (Is 37 mid-life?) as I decided to get a mohawk yesterday, and I'm contemplating getting a tattoo. (I can't decide on "SKINS," "I 'heart' Mum," "A.C.A.B.," or "Cut Here" with a pair of scissors and a dotted line around my throat.)

"You can do it!"

I'm continuing to concentrate on working out this month, in order to get in good shape for the Summer. I'm going to the gym four days a week, and boxing five days a week. We've got a pretty good boxing set-up at my house, but I'll be boxing mainly at the gym where I have a good coach working me on the mitts.

Seeing as how poker is such a sedentary "sport," it's very important to maintain an active lifestyle outside of muppets and bad beats. And not just for the physical side of it; it helps to keep you mentally sharp too.