Wednesday, May 30, 2007


There Is None Higher

Eat this, everyone !

And eat it soon, before they catch me up, the way I've been playing since ...

PS I promise this is not a rickroll.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Special Guest Tournament

The Camel goes deep in the Sunday Warm-Up.

Ribald comments still welcome, I'm sure they will be appreciated !

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Calling In The Dark

Finally managed to cash in a $50 Rebuy on Stars last night, 7th for $1800 odd. Here's a particularly sick call I made which tells you a lot about what goes on in these tournaments. Bear in mind that the big blind was sitting out :-). My opponent was one of the better players and definitely capable of a steal re-shove so I thought to hell with it, I must be 50% against his range. In fact I was 53% against his actual hand and Stars served up some rare justice on the river as you can see. The guy even said "sick call" in the chat, I took this as a compliment and said "ty :-)". I think it was a compliment. Remember, sick is good. Solid is bad.

As for the title, that's because I was playing by the light of two candles. One of my new energy-saving light bulbs blew the fuse (that's my reward for trying to be green) and so instead of getting a new fuse I went for the balla option of a new fusebox. Installation still pending. Given this rare $50 rebuy cash I was wondering if playing by candlelight was lucky, until I was coolered into 7th place after entering the final second in chips. Ho hum. At least that didn't happen last weekend.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Can I Ship It ?

Yes I can. I've been taking the odd shot at the Stars Warm-Up and the Party $300K of a Sunday and two days ago I took it to the hoop on Party for $60K. Kerching !

Here's the PokerXFactor playback

By the way I'm not going to post here every time I upload something so if you're interested it's probably worth just going to Combined Multi-Hand Histories and searching for 'Bonified' in Posted By every now and then. Can't seem to link that directly for some reason, never mind.

So that was my 9th attempt at the Stars/Party Sunday comps. Easy game :-). Well, the Warm Up and the Party $300K are certainly easier (in variance terms) than the Sunday Million because they have 1500-2000 runners instead of 5000-6000. It was still an 8-hour session which is about double what I can normally manage but I suppose the adrenalin keeps you going when there's a decent wedge in sight. It certainly seemed to go by very quickly.

There's a brief write-up of the final table here, which kind of implies that I flopped a bunch of straights on everyone, which I did, but after the money was allin pre-flop and I had the better hand :-). Anyway that was a very nicely timed result to give me a bit of a cushion before the WSOP. Now I can (and probably will) do $20-30K taking a big shot without any qualms.

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