20th June 2015

Sick, Sick, Sick bad beat in the WSOP!

Yet again, a horrendous bad beat.

I was in the small blind with pock aces and I raised to $800. The big blind went all in with Ace – Jack pre-flop. I called immediately and when he saw my aces he started to walk.

This is what happened…

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The poker odds calculator below shows he only had a 6% shot at winning pre-flop.

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After the flop

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After the turn only a 9% chance – He has to hit a Queen!

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ARRRGGGHHH! He did it!

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25th June 2013

My First Royal Flush – EVER!

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The daily deep stack poker tournament.

I was cruising quite nicely in the daily deep stack with about 96,000 in chips. I looked down and saw King of hearts and Queen of diamonds. A guy raised and I called. The flop came 10 of hearts, 5 of hearts and Jack of hearts. Everyone checks, which allows me to see a free card. The Ace of hearts followed. One guy raises all in and I call. As it happened, he was trying to bluff me off the pot.

Naturally, the next card was a dream card for me – The Queen of hearts, giving me a Royal Flush.

I now had 250,000 in chips and ended coming in at 88th position – not bad from a starting field of 1,200 people.

At last, I had made the money in a proper tournament event.

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6th April 2013

Helping Opportunity Village

Today I am playing in Caesars for charity. The good cause helping to raise money for Opportunity Village.

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them. Opportunity Village is dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be. Through vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and social recreation, citizens with severe disabilities are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.

Come on down if you want to win a seat in the WSOP and make some money for charity.

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5th April 2013

Making a comeback in 2013

For some time people have been asking me to dust off my headdress and get back on the international poker scene. I have been contemplating a comeback for some time and I see no reason why the time should not be now.

I am proud to announce  that the Chief will be returning to play in most events at the World Series of Poker during 2013.

Even though the Indian gear maybe a little dusty, my poker brain most certainly is not. I have been playing in local European tournaments and the results have not been too bad.

I truly look forward to a fun year and am available events and charitable tournaments.

Look out everyone – The Chief is Back!

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10th July 2010

I am Dead!

skull-cardsI didn’t have the heart to tell you earlier, but I got knocked out today shortly after my other bad experience.

Do I feel bad?

No.

The reason is because I did the very best anyone could do given the situation. No one would have played differently. Here is what happened in the closing hand.

I was on big blind and was holding Queen, Jack and was able to see a free flop.

The flop came Queen, Jack, Jack – again ALL my dreams had come true. Being 1st to act I decided to check to encourage a few people to enter the pot.

One chap raised, two players folded, leaving me playing ‘Heads Up!’ with the perfect hole cards.

Turn came 4.

The same guy raised me to all-in.

I gladly called and he showed Ace, Jack as his hole cards. To say he was gutted when he saw my full house was an understatement. I felt I was on my way to the final table when, in fact, I was playing my final hand.

The Grim Reaper was waiting behind me to slice my head off.

You guessed it – the river card was an ACE giving the guy a higher full house than mine.

Thank you for your comments and don’t go away because there is more exciting news to follow over the coming days.

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10th July 2010

Poker Pens

poker_penGot to say thanks to these guys for giving me a ‘Poker Pen‘ if would endorse their product on my site.

Well there was no need as I happily paid for it as this pen is absolutely the best pen I have ever had.

So this note is for free as a gift from me Poker Pens!

I felt so badly for all the exhibition stands this year. If the WSOP never take any notice of anything I say other than this, it will be enough. ‘GO BACK TO THE OLD EXHIBITION HALL!’ It attracts more spectators and gives the exhibitors more value for money.

The layout of everything this year was a shambles as the WSOP store was located at the front. In order to get the general public through the door you must put your most popular items at the back, just like grocery stores do. Therefore, please change it back for next year. Not for me but all the public and the exhibitors. I am sure you will sell more stands and therefore make more money!

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10th July 2010

How to play Pocket Jacks – or Not!

WLUF000AOkay. Great made day 2 with above chip average of $40,000!

Great news.

The strategy today was to wait for the ‘Nuts’ and go all in. I hear you say, ‘Tight play – but expected, if you want to get through to day 3′.

I had been joking to the other players before play began that there are three ways to play pocket jack and all of them are wrong!

Low and behold, three hands in, I was in the big blind and had pocket jacks. As someone had made a small raise from under the gun, I decided to call. Dream flop of Jack, 7, 2 , all of which was unsuited. I was sitting pretty with top trips so I decided to trap a little. (Comment if you think I have done wrong).

Next came a 10 which also unsuited any of the cards on the board. I checked and the guy raised. I raised all-in to stop any kind of bad beat and he called. I was loving every second! We both turned our cards over and I was relieved to see he had King, Queen.

BANG – the river was an Ace! giving him the straight!

Don’t worry, I had him covered but it did make a huge dent in my stack. I had doubled him up!

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8th July 2010

Through to Day 3 of the ‘Main Event’

wsop-chipOK. I am going to make this brief as I have only just got in and it is just past 6am and I need to rest before my next marathon.

Today, I was in the main event and became the chip leader within 1 hour of sitting down. I took our two people and my chip stack reached $72,000!

Then my ‘dry patch’ appeared and I watched crazy things happen with the usual Internet nutters. One guy, after a flop of Ace, King, 9 went all in with pocket 7s. He was caught with his pants down and was nearly eliminated.

I waited and waited but had no cards to attack him. Then, when I did he woke up with a real hand. I lost $15,000 in one go when he had pocket Aces.

Anyway, the good news is that I am through to day 2 and will resume my campaign on Friday. My current chip count is exactly $40,000 which is about 3,000 below average. Nothing to worry about as I have managed from far worse positions in the past.

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6th July 2010

The Clock is Ticking!

ShannonWell, here we are the day before the real action starts.

Don’t get me wrong, some people have started their campaign yesterday and the day before. There are still two more starting days to go and mine begins at 8pm tomorrow (UK Time).

I have taken two days off, apart from when my Hollywood fans insist I have my photo taken with them. (See Shannon Elizabeth in the picture).

I promise to be honest about my actions and, apart from nutters, I think I am quite capable of playing with the best players in the world.

Today is really weird. It is like the calm before the storm and, for those of you who know me well enough, I usually have minimum sleep any way. Therefore I have decided to go out late tonight and have a meal and maybe hook up with some lads from Torquay. That way, if I get to bed really late, I may fall asleep virtually straight away without worrying about the outcome of tomorrow.24-hours-thumb8124686

I shall endeavour to keep you informed via Twitter on the left side bar, but some of my opponents may be viewing this feed, so I will have to be careful about my reporting.

Thank you all for your continuing suport, and I look forward to giving you positive news tomorrow morning.

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2nd July 2010

Here is my Ticket :)

SeatTicketWell, here it is!

This is a seat ticket for what could be my last event. (See previous post as to why).

Thank you to all the people who have been supporting me over the years especially the loyal crew from the Mint Casino in Torquay and Chris Ferguson for being such a great chap offering good advice.

This is just to show you all where I am seated so feel free to come along if you like.

For those of you not fortunate enough to be here right now I will be updating the site on my twitter account from the table, so you can view live reporting on the left side bar.

I am loving all your comments, so please keep them coming. In This site maybe a little quiet over the next few days as my campaign begins next Wednesday.

Can’t believe I won’t be popping down for a quick gander in the next day or so, so I may post the odd bit of gossip.

All the best to everyone – The Chief!

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