Sunday, 29 November 2009

Plans for December

Have decided to run in the Brighton marathon, and will be following the training schedule recommended on their site. This is the most physically ambitious thing I've ever done, but I have an inspiration. In March 2009 I walked from Coventry to Leamington alone. It took three hours and I had to navigate the most narrow roads, and I had made things difficult for myself by not bringing a map. All I had were some directions I had hastily written for myself before setting out. It was all done on a whim, but the feeling I got when I realised I was near Leamington, and better still the feeling I got when I sat down for a meal, was one of invincibility and conquest. I want that feeling again, and if running 26.2 miles won't give me that feeling, I don't know what will.

Going to play a few MiniFTOPS Events. Have already qualified for Event 2, but expect to play in the following:

Event 2
Thursday 10th December, 7pm
$22 7-Game Freezeout
$30,000 guaranteed
4k, 12 minute levels

Event 7
Saturday 12th December, 8pm
$11 NLHE Rebuy
$250,000 guaranteed
x * 1.5k, 2k addon, 10 minute blinds

Event 8
Sunday 13th December, 6pm
$26 NLHE Six-Max Knockout ($4 per)
$200,00 guaranteed
5k, 10 minute blinds

Event 10
Sunday 13th December, 10pm
$33 NLHE Freezeout
$400,000 guaranteed
5k, 12 minute blinds

Event 13
Tuesday 15th December, 6pm
$33 NLHE Six-Max Shootout
$30,000 guaranteed
3k, 6 minute blinds

Event 20
Friday 18th December, 6pm
$22 NLHE Freezeout
$150,000 guaranteed
5k, 10 minute blinds

Event 24
Sunday 20th December, 6pm
$13 NLHE Knockout ($2 per)
$150,000 guaranteed
5k, 10 minute blinds

Event 25 - MAIN EVENT
Sunday 20th December, 10pm
$55 NLHE Freezeout
$600,000 guaranteed
7.5k, 12 minute blinds

Of these-
Events I will definitely play in: 2, 7, 20, 24
Events I will play in if I have the roll/time: 8, 10, 13, 25

Of the definitely category, that will likely cost $88
Of the potential category, that would likely cost $147
Total: $235, (c. £142)

This is not a huge amount, and it basically represents the worst-case scenario.
Bit disappointed that there isn't a straight Stud event, but beggars can't be choosers.

I might also play some live events. There's a mini-series at the Brighton Mint Casino from 27th-30th. Might play the 1st and 4th events, both of which cost £55. If I am selective, will just play the last event, as it is deepstacked.

I may even foray into a tournament at the Brighton Grosvenor, if they have anything good going. Feeling very confident about my game (no changes there).

It'sa still gotta be done!

Even though I am writing about the ninth day, I'm still only 1/3 through the original text (as the entries actually got longer for the later days, as if the earlier ones were not already long enough by themselves). I want to get this finished by the New Year at best, and at worst by any time before I go on another set of travels. I am also writing some other thing which I wish to be able to send to my poker-playing friends by Christmas Eve - I have not let on about this little project before, and will leave it as a surprise till the day I send it.

Worked fairly hard in November but could take longer hours if I managed my day more efficiently. And longer hours equals longer pay-cheques. Not bad hey, what what?

That's about it for now. Will probably post once results from the various MiniFTOPS (or live events) start coming in.

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