Farewell

Farewell

As I stated in a blog a while back that I was planning to move on from the gambling world and alas that time is nearly upon us, as a result myself and Boylepoker have come to logical conclusion to go our separate ways. I think I have been writing blogs for Boylepoker since 2008. […]

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SCOOPING

SCOOPING

Back in Ireland grinding the SCOOPs. After really good SCOOP series in 2013 and 2014 I was hoping to make it 3 in a row. Only a few days in and it already looks like its going to be a success. A few cashes in some holdem tournaments was followed up by a 4th in […]

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Kite surfing in Dubai

Kite surfing in Dubai

Popped back out to Dubai for a couple of weeks to sort a few things out and some clean living. The period from May to August is always the biggest of my year. My 3 favorite events fall in this period 1. The Scoop Series 2. The Wsop 3. The Seminole Hard Rock poker open […]

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The Irish Open

The Irish Open

Where does the Irish Open go next? The word on the ground seemed it was quite likely to be Paddy Powers last year organizing it. No official decision has be taken but its certainly odds against they will be running it next year. I think what’s key is that the field seize increase to at […]

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Malta/JP Masters/Irish Open

Malta/JP Masters/Irish Open

Malta was a series of day 2’s but no joy. Made day 2’s in all the holdem tournaments I played but just couldn’t run good on day 2’s. Pretty frustrating stuff. I jumped in the 3k plo turbo despite thinking these turbo live events are a complete waste of time espc in plo where the […]

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Hoping for a Miracle

Hoping for a Miracle

Well I ended up staying on Dubai for a couple of reasons. 1. There wasn’t much poker on between now and Malta. I decided this year I’d go for quality over quantity. I have pushed on in years, now at the tender age of 30 I have noticed that live trips have become  both mentally […]

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WSOP schedule

WSOP schedule

The WSOP schedule got announced the other day and it seems to have been met with a lot of positivity. There are loads of cool events on it this year. Seems they are catering for a wider Bank roll, both high and low. The event that caught my eye is the inclusion of a $25k […]

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Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

I said India wasn’t really a place I ever wanted to visit from what I heard about it I knew it wasn’t really my kind of place, but when you need to get sick………….. Me and the 3 Lads headed over late Thursday evening, the 2 Daves and Ross. On the way over I asked […]

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Goa’n to the IPC

Goa’n to the IPC

Yes I know the IPC is over, sure wasn’t I writing about the Cookie Jar’s success a few weeks ago. I am looking further a field than the Emerald shores. When all the big Dogs are off in the at PCA and Aussie Millions washed up poker players like myself have to look elsewhere for value. […]

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Prague

Unfortunately I couldn’t end the year on a high in Prague. After an ok start a mistimed bluff left me grinding a small stack for several hours before I was put out of my misery. There was a few cashes for the Irish but no deep runs. Didn’t look like it was a good trip for the […]

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Home Sweet Home

Just touched back down in Dublin after a lovely few weeks in Dubai. Bit of a change in climate from walking around in shorts and beater and wondering if you will nip upstairs for a swim to piling on the layers to nip up to the shops to grab some Milk. Looking forward to getting […]

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Ambassadors debate

Ambassadors debate

After a post by Dan Coleman on people being poker ambassadors and there role in poker there been a lot of debate. While Phil Helmuth might think he IS the most famous poker player, if you said famous poker player to a random person on plant earth right now I would back the name Dan […]

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Dubai

Dubai

I am currently on a holiday with my girlfriend in Dubai. We decided to go somewhere, where I couldn’t gamble to avoid the fights any sicko is well aware of……. You’re going out for dinner she goes to get herself done up which generally takes women about an hour so just to kill the hour […]

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A Memorable Weekend

IPO Dublin 2014 certainly lived up to all expectations with attendance records being smashed. Some achievement to top boom year numbers in a sector where an environment of diminishing attendance has been so evident. The success of the event was testament to the years of exemplary work put in by Boylepoker & PokerIreland. The Boylepoker […]

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IPO weekend

IPO weekend

Pretty legendary weekend at Boylepoker IPO. I played 1a to try give myself the best chance of getting to Day 2 with a stack as I was willing to fire all 3 bullets. I made it through with starting stack…………..I love it when a plan comes together. I started off well and got up to […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

The long wait is over, we’ve finally reached the highlight of the poker calendar, its IPO week 2014, and what a tournament it promises to be this year.   With over 700 tokens won online and still the late registrations to come I think it’s fair to say the 2014 offering is going to be […]

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London Town

London Town

Both the 6 max or the Mc Gregor fight saw me lose money but left me with a warming feeling. I was delighted to see Tom Kitt scooping the 6 max for a nice pay day of 75k euro. The McGregor fight was to determine if it was worthy of World title fight or not, […]

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It’s possible!!!

It’s possible!!!

Well Barcelona hasn’t gone to plan it’s fair to say. Played 8 tournaments and not a cash prize to show for it. It hasn’t been happy hunting for my roomies either, with the Gavinator and Dermot all so turning up a few Duck Eggs. With the exception of David Lappins cash  I haven’t heard of […]

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Farewell old friend

Farewell old friend

I arrived in Barcelona to the sad new that Liam Flood had passed away. Liam had been there done that warned the t-shirt when it came to poker and gambling. I used to meet him probably every 4/6 months for lunch in Howards Way and I’d fill him in on the latest gossip in the […]

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Summer Holidays over!

Summer Holidays over!

Been a while. Haven’t played any poker last few weeks. Just chilled out and enjoyed the summer.Went down to the Galway races with a few of the lads which was great craic. From there it was a family holiday down to Kerry to celebrate my Mothers 60th. My girlfriend came home from Singapore for a […]

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Bye bye Vegas Blues

Bye bye Vegas Blues

A nice week in Ireland breathing in some nice fresh air and the blues of Vegas are firmly in the past. Played a little Online Poker since I came home, booking a small profit, nothing major but chiselling into the Vegas damage. Thinking of popping down to Galway next week. Might go down for Thursday […]

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Picking up the pieces

Picking up the pieces

Just arrived home from Vegas late last night. By my lack of recent blogs one can assume correctly the last couple of weeks didn’t go to well. I managed one more deep run in the $3k limit hi lo for 30th odd and then bricked the rest. The main event was particularly frustrating never really […]

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Countering Lappin

Countering Lappin

Had another deep run in a the $1500 plo hi lo to come unstuck in 22nd place. Tilting enough to make 2 super deep runs and not to make an ft. Beat nearly 1000 players twice and still not in profit for the trip in tournaments, but that’s the nature of the beast in Vegas. […]

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PL O’Clock

I didn’t play too much over the last week as there wasn’t too much on I fancied. Had a big night out last Tuesday which resulted in a bit of down time. Pretty new cool club in the middle of the strip called Drai’s. With the NBA final on and the World Cup starting lounging […]

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Las Vegas Nevada

I finally made it to Vegas with fellow Dusters Macker and Multi. No matter how many times I have been here and how many bad experiences I have had you still feel like a kid on Christmas morning arriving at the start of the Wsop. 2 months of non-stop Poker with multiple tournaments each day […]

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SCOOPing

With a slow start to the SCOOP, buy-ins were starting to pile up and I was 0/6 in high events going into Saturdays $2k PLO. So as the night wore on I was pretty happy to lock up a cash. I needed top 9 to cover my SCOOP buy-ins to date so when I ft’d […]

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Business end of things

Well my trip to Singapore was a little shorter than planned and I find myself back in Ireland grinding the SCOOPs. May/June/July really are the 3 biggest months of the year in terms of tournament poker with very few days off from May 4th till I bust the Main Event sometime in July. Its early […]

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Irish Open

I headed down to the Irish Open on Thursday evening and played some cash instead of the Super Sat. I managed to pick up enough for my Main Event buy-in which was happy days. As predicted by many the numbers for the Main Event were down and it just crept over the 400 mark, which […]

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Irish Open preview

With the Irish Open looking set to have its lowest turnout in years with very few travelling from foreign shores I think there will be good value in the betting markets for those having a few punts. The turnout looks to be circa 400 if you listen to the tally men. I think we will be down […]

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