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  • @TheRoyalRaiser

    Hey Guys,



    Welcome to my blog! I'm not going to start by the usual boring introductions you might see such as Age, Martial status and how many cups of tea I drink etc.... instead I'm going to comment on a you tube video I watched today of Phil Hellmuth, aka 'The Poker Brat'. Now this guy is funny...... watch the video...... My first reaction was that this guy was such an idiot but then again thats just what Phil thinks of all these guys in the video. In retrospect Hellmuth is a genius and his 12 WSOP braclets are a testament to this. If we delve a little deeper into his backround we find that no one works harder than Phil to promote the game on the world stage.



    So why the blow ups you might ask? Well in my opinion Hellmuth has a mindset that rivals any athelte or player at the top of their game. Second place is just not good enough. Work rate, study the game, bring the 'A' game to the table each and every time you sit down. That's Hellmuths style. As we know poker is a game of varience and bad beats do happen. Most of us just accept defeat and thats the difference..... 



    I guess 'The Poker Brat' can't accept defeat and that everytime he gets busted it just makes him more determined to come back next time and kick ass. Either that, or he's just an idiot.



    Speaking of idiots, any beginner that does'nt check out Pokerstars 'Pokerschool' can be put in this category. What a wonderful learning tool, dismiss it at your peril. Till next time.



    royalraiser85








  • #2


    RoyalRaiser85
    So, the month of August comes to a close and my  micro-stakes poker grind continues. Considering my poker career is only six months old I think I'm doing quite well. I have yet to to post a minus balance on the monthly bankroll sheet and while I'm far from giving up the day job I have trebled at this stage what I started off with.

    In the local poker league I finished 2nd in both the July and August leagues. I had hoped to play the Poker In The Pub Irish Open that was held in the Regency Hotel in August but alas, it clashed with work. Online I'm still grinding away with the micro stakes cash games. I find that 5/10c limit is what I'm comfortable with for now and maybe 2/4c if there is no other tables available. 1/2c games I will not touch now as you could play them for hours and win/lose 30 cent or something stupid. At least with the 5/10c the pot builds to about €1.50 so their is something to play for. I think at my level of experience it would be unwise to step above this level for now.

    Again I have found the Poker School Online (link posted below) course very useful and I passed the Sit n' Go course module. The reward for this was seven $3.50 tournament buy-ins so I look forward to those. I cashed in about 3 tournaments for very small money but I was happy with my finishing positions, the best being 18th out of 1585 starters in a Ladbrokes New-player freeroll. For this I was awarded a whopping, wait for it.........€3.85c! Still, it's money in the bag.

    The highlight for me this month was finishing ahead of Niall Smyth  (Paddy Power Irish Open 2011) poker champ in an online bounty tournament. I knew their was a bounty on his head and when he landed at my table I smelt blood, especially as I had 3x his chip stack. After watching him fold hand after hand for the best part of an hour I knew that as soon as he had a reasonable starting hand he would shove all-in as he had less than 8 big blinds. He shoved, I called and it was all going smooth until the guy In The Cut Off also shoves all-in and he had me well covered. So I had to make a decision. Should I fold and try to concentrate on getting into the money (Top spot paid out €60)? or should I call and hope I hit for the bounty of €150?

    I called and don't regret doing so. It was the right thing to do even though I didn't get the result I was looking for. Niall turns over Q 7o - I had raggy 5 3o - and my new best friend in the cut off turns over pocket A's. Ouch! I knew I was crushed. Flop came 6 3 4 and I started to get all hopeful again. Any 2,3 or 7 and I would have hit. Turns comes a Q which gave Niall a chance of hitting a set on the river which bricked a 10 and gave the win to the nice chap holding the pocket A's. I suppose it was fair as he hand a monster of a starting hand. As a consolation though the lobby showed that I finished 40th while Niall finished 41st so technically I finished higher that the guy who won a massive €650,000 back in April.



    Niall Smyth (Irish Open Champ 2011)   If you wanna hook up online you can find me on twitter @pauljonesnavan    Till next time!   http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/

     

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    • #3
      I think this might be the most well constructed blog I've ever seen on here. Well done :-p

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      • #4

        On this post I'll be keeping track of my Pokerschool Online Cowboy's Challenge brought to you by Pokerstars.

         

        The idea here is to play 100 $0.25c Sit N' Go's each month. October is a practice month and starting in November the top 3 finishers in the challenge will be awarded Step tickets by Pokerstars.



        Date T’Ment ID Finished Cost Won CB
        01/10/11 448923619 23/45 $0.25c 0.00 $6.00
        01/10/11 448940450 10/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.75
        01/10/11 448937295 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.50
        01/10/11 448923261 59/90 $0.25c 0.00 $5.25
        02/10/11 449354125 16/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.00
        02/10/11 449380819 12/45 $0.25c 0.00 $4.75
        02/10/11 449441541 20/45 $0.25c 0.00 $4.50
        02/10/11 449442140 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $4.25
        03/10/11 449921041 2/45 $0.25c 2.22 $6.22
        03/10/11 449922859 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $6.33
        03/10/11 449843157 13/45 $0.25c 0.00 $6.08
        03/10/11 449833454 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.83
        05/10/11 450832626 13/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.58
        05/10/11 450760781 1/45 $0.25c 3.23 $8.56
        05/10/11 450739991 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $8.31
        05/10/11 450732770 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $8.06
        06/10/11 451236072 4/45 $0.25c 1.29 $9.10
        06/10/11 451200370 3/45 $0.25c 1.70 $10.55
        06/10/11 451218490 22/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.30
        06/10/11 451164715 14/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.05
        08/10/11 451816273 3/45 $0.25c 1.70 $11.50
        08/10/11 451808773 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $11.61
        08/10/11 451812931 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.36
        08/10/11 451809648 40/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.11
        09/10/11 452537546 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.86
        09/10/11 452535484 32/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.61
        09/10/11 452509698 16/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.36
        09/10/11 452542855 15/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.11
        10/10/11 453119099 4/45 $0.25c 1.29 $11.15
        10/10/11 453120366 24/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.90
        10/10/11 453053723 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.65
        10/10/11 453033970 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.40
        11/10/11 453594625 6/45 $0.25c 0.62 $10.77
        11/10/11 453548872 5/45 $0.25c 0.93 $11.45
        11/10/11 453500053 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $11.56
        11/10/11 453489256 36/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.31
        12/10/11 454013478 6/45 $0.25c 0.62 $11.68
        12/10/11 454015249 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.43
        12/10/11 454014353 14/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.18
        12/10/11 453968368 18/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.83
        14/10/11 454904522 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.58
        14/10/11 454890915 5/45 $0.25c 0.93 $11.26
        14/10/11 454902761 44/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.01
        14/10/11 454892883 30/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.76
        15/10/11 45540097 22/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.51
        15/10/11 455386656 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.26
        15/10/11 455371312 22/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.01
        15/10/11 455324254 22/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.76
        16/10/11 455855179 2/45 $0.25c 2.22 $11.73
        16/10/11 455795374 3/45 $0.25c 1.70 $13.43
        16/10/11 455780323 27/45 $0.25c 0.00 $13.18
        16/10/11 455764764 24/45 $0.25c 0.00 $12.93
        17/10/11 456309128 19/45 $0.25c 0.00 $12.68
        17/10/11 456265333 14/45 $0.25c 0.00 $12.43
        17/10/11 456260541 38/45 $0.25c 0.00 $12.18
        17/10/11 456241973 23/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.83
        19/10/11 456817431 15/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.58
        19/10/11 456800671 15/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.33
        19/10/11 456816191 43/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.08
        19/10/11 456798785 16/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.83
        20/10/11 457698699 17/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.58
        20/10/11 457672483 16/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.33
        20/10/11 457692444 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.08
        20/10/11 457671624 17/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.83
        20/10/11 457737994 6/45 $0.25c 0.62 $10.20
        20/10/11 457740930 18/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.95
        20/10/11 457737063 20/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.70
        20/10/11 457735819 21/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.45
        21/10/11 457281190 5/45 $0.25c 0.93 $10.13
        21/10/11 457282310 8/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.88
        21/10/11 457270608 17/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.63
        21/10/11 457268060 17/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.38
        21/10/11    458150641 8/45 $0.25c 0.00 $9.13
        21/10/11 458149745 41/45 $0.25c 0.00 $8.78
        21/10/11 458100268 4/45 $0.25c 1.29 $9.82
        21/10/11 458051409 6/45 $0.25c 0.62 $10.20
        22/10/11 458591639 1/45 $0.25c 3.23 $13.18
        22/10/11 458590527 15/45 $0.25c 0.00 $12.93
        22/10/11 458530877 4/45 $0.25c 1.29 $13.97
        22/10/11 458515872 29/45 $0.25c 0.00 $13.72
        24/10/11 459103769 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $13.83
        24/10/11 459084891 1/45 $0.25c 3.23 $16.81
        24/10/11 459073930 21/45 $0.25c 0.00 $16.56
        24/10/11 459039124 15/45 $0.25c 0.00 $16.31
        25/10/11 459910118 1/45 $0.25c 3.23 $19.29
        25/10/11 45990417 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $19.04
        25/10/11 459884280 21/45 $0.25c 0.00 $18.79
        25/10/11 459866781 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $18.54
        27/10/11 460451754 20/45 $0.25c 0.00 $18.29
        27/10/11 460448733 41/45 $0.25c 0.00 $18.04
        27/10/11 460383097 10/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.78
        27/10/11 460384147 17/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.54
        27/10/11 460842653 36/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.29
        27/10/11 460797204 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.04
        27/10/11 460763886 14/45 $0.25c 0.00 $16.79
        27/10/11 460753511 32/45 $0.25c 0.00 $16.54
        28/10/11 460989158 3/45 $0.25c 1.70 $17.99
        28/10/11 460983274 29/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.74
        28/10/11 461022996 24/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.49
        30/10/11 462050748 33/45 $0.25c 0.00 $17.24

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        • #5
          Results for 03/10/11


          03/10/11 449921041 2/45 $0.25c 2.22 $6.22
          03/10/11 449922859 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $6.33
          03/10/11 449843157 13/45 $0.25c 0.00 $6.08
          03/10/11 449833454 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.83

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          • #6
            For a nicer looking table visit my Blogspot at:

            http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html

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            • #7
              Results for 05/10/11


              05/10/11 450832626 13/45 $0.25c 0.00 $5.58
              05/10/11 450760781 1/45 $0.25c 3.23 $8.56
              05/10/11 450739991 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $8.31
              05/10/11 450732770 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $8.06

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              • #8
                Results for 06/10/11

                06/10/11 451236072 4/45 $0.25c 1.29 $9.10
                06/10/11 451200370 3/45 $0.25c 1.70 $10.55
                06/10/11 451218490 22/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.30
                06/10/11 451164715 14/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.05

                For a better looking table visit my blogspot at

                http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Results for 08/10/11


                  08/10/11 451816273 3/45 $0.25c 1.70 $11.50
                  08/10/11 451808773 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $11.61
                  08/10/11 451812931 34/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.36
                  08/10/11 451809648 40/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.11

                  For a full results table visit my blog at

                  http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html

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                  • #10
                    Results for 09/10/11


                    09/10/11 452537546 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.86
                    09/10/11 452535484 32/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.61
                    09/10/11 452509698 16/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.36
                    09/10/11 452542855 15/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.11


                    For a full results table visit my blog at:

                    http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html

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                    • #11
                      Results for 10/10/11


                      10/10/11 453119099 4/45 $0.25c 1.29 $11.15
                      10/10/11 453120366 24/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.90
                      10/10/11 453053723 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.65
                      10/10/11 453033970 28/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.40

                      For a full table of results visit my blog at:

                      http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html

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                      • #12
                        Results for 11/10/11


                        11/10/11 453594625 6/45 $0.25c 0.62 $10.77
                        11/10/11 453548872 5/45 $0.25c 0.93 $11.45
                        11/10/11 453500053 7/45 $0.25c 0.36 $11.56
                        11/10/11 453489256 36/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.31

                        For a full table of results visit my blog at:

                        http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html

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                        • #13
                          Results for 12/10/11



                          12/10/11 454013478 6/45 $0.25c 0.62 $11.68
                          12/10/11 454015249 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.43
                          12/10/11 454014353 14/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.18
                          12/10/11 453968368 18/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.83


                          For a full table of results check out my blog at:
                          http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html

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                          • #14
                            Results for the 14/10/11

                            Four games played with one cash...... I've posted a full table of results on my blog:

                            http://theroyalraiser.blogspot.com/2011/10/pokerstars-cowboys-challenge.html


                            14/10/11 454904522 9/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.58
                            14/10/11 454890915 5/45 $0.25c 0.93 $11.26
                            14/10/11 454902761 44/45 $0.25c 0.00 $11.01
                            14/10/11 454892883 30/45 $0.25c 0.00 $10.76

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                            • #15

                              Scroll down for current league standings.

                               

                              I've been a member and big fan of Poker School Online since July of this year. During this time I've met a lot of very cool people from all over the world who are very keen on improving there game of poker.

                               

                              Born from this was the idea to set-up a home game on Pokerstars for members to come in and play in a friendly atmosphere and also share some insights into how the hands were played out. 'The Royal Raiser' club was set-up in the beginning of November.

                               

                              We kicked off with setting up a six-week league called 'Teamspeak Training League'.

                               

                              There's only two rules in the league:

                               

                              1. Hands can only be discussed after they have been played out.

                              2. Players must be courteous to each other at all times.

                               

                              With the great bunch of guys that's being tagging along so far I've no concerns that either of these rules  stand a chance of being broken.

                               

                              It's a play money league for two reasons.It eliminates the can of worms that could arise where people who are not in the know might cry collusion to the idea that a bunch of guys and gals are sitting around a table talking about their hands. It's a learning excersise.

                               

                              The second and altogether more important reason is that it allows our friends in America to come in, take part and enjoy the banter.

                               

                              If any of you guys would like to find out more about participating in the league send me a private message at pokerschoolonline.com My username there is royalraise85

                               

                              League games are played out every Sunday night at 9pm (GMT) 4pm (EST)

                               

                               

                              Weekly Winners 

                               

                              Round 1 - AckNotAgain

                              Round 2 - Adsthepro777

                              Round 3 -

                              Round 4 -

                              Round 5 -

                              Round 6 -

                               

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