Friday, October 29, 2010


Grind on the Mind

I know this blog has gone a bit dead but there really isn't that much I have to say. I didn't play all that much for 2-3 months but now the summer's over I'm going to put in some hard grind till Christmas at least. The plan is to play 100 tournaments a week (pretty much 20 a night 5 nights a week) and see how that goes. I have some idea of goals I want to meet if I can keep up this volume, it's hopefully not too much of a jinx to admit that having the #1 UK ranking on Pocketfives is a goal. Maybe that's a little ambitious, and of course even P5s ranking is very luck dependent, but it's nice to have something to shoot for. It really depends if I can bink something significant, obviously I'm plugging away every Sunday, and there's an FTOPs coming up in a couple of weeks as well. Pokerstars are promising a re-vamp of the UK evening schedule which I'm quite hopeful will lead to more playable tournaments. They have also improved the structure of the 109r tournaments, which have been my absolute nemesis over the last two years!

As for other things that I have often enjoyed blogging about in the past, I think I'm about done with them. What I've come to realise is that people generally do what they have to do, and they have their reasons. People take sponsorship with corrupt companies, act like asses on TV to stay in the spotlight and so on because they lack the character and, in most cases, the skill to do well just playing poker. "To do well" might be a bit subjective, many of them could probably support themselves quite easily getting it quietly but their ego won't let them do it out of the spotlight.

That's just the way it is, and the healthiest way to deal with it is to lol at them and move on. I'll blog any thoughts I have but don't hold your breath, and in the meantime I'm on Twitter as "GetItQuietly" and you can follow me there as I (ironically given my choice of username) occasionally post updates when I'm deep in a worthwhile tournament. You can track my progress on Pocketfives as well (Country: United Kingdom ldo), currently at #16 but I've only been grinding for a week or so and hope to crack the top 10 fairly soon.

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