Another Great WBCOOP
|Don't know about the kids, but I thought the book was great!|
On Friday I gave small donation to the local 'Meals on Wheels' who provide and excellent service to the elderly and those less fortunate. On Saturday the kids had no school of course and I wanted to spend some time with them so I took them to the local park and got them involved in a mini clean-up which basically meant I gave them gloves and a plastic bag and got them to pick on some papers that were scattered around and put them in the bin. Sunday and today (Monday) were complete right-off's for good deeds as the dreaded stomach bug took over.
Poker-wise I played some WBCOOP games in the evenings and happy to say the cards were good to me winning a $16.50 SCOOP ticket in Event 30 when I finished 26th out of 516 players. I also cashed in today's WBCOOP Main Event for a $9.50 prize when I placed 110th out of 1009 players.
To sumarise the last week or so I'd have to say that I really enjoyed it and each day brought a new challenge and adventure. This years WBCOOP has also rekindled my passion for blogging which was beginning to fade over the last few months. I'll hopefully keep this blog updated at least once a week and I'll post about updates on Twitter @TheRoyalRaiser, I might even try my hand at some video-blogging, who knows!
So thank you PokerStars for the bankroll boost and another very enjoyable series and best of luck to all who took part and gave it their best shot, there's some great entries this year and when the winners are announced remember to take the time to congratulate them, they deserve it!
Just around the corner is the MicroMillions, see you at the tables!
Wednesday, March 6th -
Pride of Place
The local school got my attention again for today's 'nice thing to do'. They needed a few parents to help out with planting some trees around the school. They are entering the local 'Pride of Place for Schools' competition and everyone is chipping in trying to get the place in tip-top shape. I'm back at the school tomorrow too to help out with another project.
Wednesday night is music night for me so when all the poker playing and planting was done it was time to relax with the lads down in the local and entertain the punters with a few tunes. We playing an accoustic set every Wednesday night in Beggy's Bar in Navan and if your ever visit Ireland put Navan on your list of stop overs. It's a very welcoming town with lots to see and do and if you make it on a Wednesday night drop in to us in Beggy's and I'll buy you a pint of Guinness!
Today's Special Mention
I was reading through some of the blogs at PokerSchoolOnline and came across this entry by '73Rex73'. It was great to read how how he enjoyed making it all the way to a Sunday Million from just $3 that he won in the PokerSchoolOnline leagues, it can happen folks! Why not drop by his blog and leave him a comment.
Chat tomorrow folks!
Tuesday, March 5th -
Now with my batteries recharged I might take on two WBCOOP games tomorrow (Wed) while also grinding out some 6-max 10NL tables. In February I managed to hit SilverStar status for the first time ever and I want to target it again for March. I know there's a 'Heads-Up' game on the WBCOOP schedule for tomorrow and I'll give that one a try although heads-up poker isn't my strongest game. If any of you that are reading this enjoy heads-up games then you'll definitely be interested in the Haxton Happy Hours promotion that PokerStars are running at the moment and should check it out, It's seems like a great way to earn a lot of extra VIP Bonus points.
|Making a Donation to Foluke from Enable Ireland|
Monday, March 4th -
Sunday, March 3rd -
Tonight's game was PLO8, not a game I play at all but I've have a basic understanding of it and this is thanks in no small way to a very special lady by the name of Adrienne Rowsome, aka 'talonchick'. The PLO8 game is 'talonchicks' bread and butter game and a few weeks back she started a thread all about PLO8 Strategy and basic concepts in the Forum at PokerSchoolOnline. I must have read that thread 20 times over while I was playing tonight.
There was an added bonus in that both 'talonchick' and another Team Online player Tyler 'frosty012' Frost were playing in the game tonight. I think that's one of the most amazing things about the WBCOOP games is that small micro-stake players like myself get the opportunity to mix it at the tables with the Pros.
|Thanks for the Tips Talonchick!|
Today's Good Deed
I didn't do a good deed today, but I did sign-up for one taking place on April 26th in my local Nightclub, a place I frequent all too often. It's a 'Shave or Dye' charity event to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society, a really worthy cause. The Wife doesn't know about it yet and on both the 27th and 28th we have some family outings to go to. She's not going to be happy when she finds out that I'll be going to these events with either no hair or hair that's dyed a crazy colour. So what should I do? Why don't you decide! Tweet me @theroyalraiser using the hashtag #shaveordye and the one that's gets the most votes I'll do!
|Tweet me @theroyalraiser with YOUR vote!|
Here's an entry that caught my eye from PokerSchoolOnline member 'EvokeNZ' and it's well worth a read. Evoke is a regular blogger and all round good guy from New Zealand.
Back tomorrow for more adventures!
Saturday, March 2nd -
|Outside The Oxfam Shop Today!|
|Thankfully it went my way!|
Friday, March 1st -
It's not the end of the world though by any stretch and there's plenty more games to come during the week.
Today's Good Deed
As I said in my opening post for this years WBCOOP I am going to try and do one simple 'good deed' for each day that the games are going on. Today's one was easy enough. It was 'Green Day' in the local school and they were looking for some volunteers to lend a hand for a couple of hours. I have four children in the school so I would have helped out regardless of the WBCOOP. The day was all about teaching the kids about the environment and I helped out starting work on the new 'Sensory Garden' at the school.
|The Children Lined Up To Watch The Mini-Digger Today|
|Kenny & Myself Laying Foundations For The Sensory Garden|
Back for more WBCOOP adventures tomorrow but for now my bed is calling.
Thursday, February 28th -
Tuesday, February 26th -
March 2nd - 18:00 EST - 8-Game Mix (Will need to do a little homework and brush up on some of the basic strategies)
March 3rd - 18:00 EST - PLO Hi/Low (This 6-Max tourney should be fun.)
March 4th - 18:00 EST - 7 Card Stud Hi/Low Turbo (Should be one heck of a wild ride)
March 5th - 14:00 EST - Pot Limit 5 Card Draw (Haven't played 5 Card Draw in ages so looking forward to this one.)
March 6th - 14:00 EST - NLHE Heads-Up (This will be the toughest game for me. Heads-Up is not one of my strong points.)
March 7th - 10:00 EST - Fixed Limit Holdem 6-Max (Should be more up my alley being the tight-nit that I am.)
March 8th - 18:00 EST - No-limit Omaha Hi/Low Turbo (This one being a turbo is in the hands of the Poker Gods.)
March 9th - 18:00 EST - NLHE Turbo (Straightforward enough, get the chips in good.)
March 10th - 10:00 EST - HORSE (Nothing like a little HORSE game to start off a Sunday grind)
March 11th - 10:00 EST - $5,000 GTD Main Event - Hopefully I make it there, good luck to all who do)
Played a little Badugi earlier in my Home Game club. Finished 3rd to another Paddy, luck of the Irish eh, and congrats to 'mcasda' for taking it down tonight!
Monday, February 25th -
My Greatest PokerStars Moment - plus many more to come!And so another year of my life has swept around almost too fast and it’s back, the World Blogging Championship of Online Poker. If you are reading this and don’t know what’s it’s all about then I seriously suggest checking it out and you’ll find all the details on the PokerStars promotion page for the WBCOOP 2013 and good luck to all who enter this year.
|The Tweet From PokerStars Last Year Letting Me Know I Had Won|
|Paul & Aoife Jones Making A Donation To Susan Bradley Of Temple Street Hospital|
|My WBCOOP Trophy From 2012|