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My first Video Blog in a while….I should be making them more of a regular thing from now on hopefully!
Part 2 is coming in the next few days where I talk about waking up in Vienna Hospital, busting the tournament and my plans over the next month
So 2013 is here!
If you’re reading this it’s a certainty that you are somebody who uses Facebook, where if you’re like me you’ll have a dozen friends who proclaim ”NEXT YEAR IS MY YEAR” before monotony rears it’s ugly head and they spend the entire year bemoaning their luck until the next new years eve.
There is something though about the new year that does bring hope and promise. Critics denounce it as just being another day, which in reality it is but if it evokes a new found passion and motivation is this really a bad thing??? As a poker player I find that often my life doesn’t always run in cycles, or in a set pattern, but even for myself on a day to day basis it’s easy to lose sight of your goals, with each day seeming to blur into the next.
I think the new year should be served as a time of reflection, but also as a time to get excited about new challenges/set yourself some goals and try your best to not let setbacks and obstacles along the way get in the way of that. The REAL challenge comes in trying to maintain the same positive attitude that most of us have in January, and making it last over the whole year.
From a personal perspective 2012 was in some ways the best year of my life and in other ways the worst. In my years I’ve been a professional I’ve always managed to achieve more success than I done in the year before and I’m hoping that continues for next year. I managed to go abroad 5 times, meet a lot of new people, some of whom have become good friends. On the downside the breakup of a 7 year relationship contributed to a lack of form/volume during the end of summer/autumn, with a death in the family also having a weird effect on me even if I didn’t like to show it in public.
Towards the middle of the year I went on a serious health kick and managed to lose 10 pounds in a matter of weeks before having cartilage issues on my knee which I’m going to have an operation on before the end of January. I can’t wait to get back into football!
Due to me currently being as hungover as **** I’ll keep this short, but as is customary I’m going to write my list of goals for 2013. I’d be happy with achieving 80% of them, and I’m going to take a few weeks off in poker to set the wheels in motion. (pun intended)
Go abroad at least 8 times
Be on the roads driving by May
Get a few hobbies
Lose 2 stone in time for Vegas in the summer
Widening my social circle to more non poker playing friends.
Eat in restaurants Less
Join a football team
$650k (including bonuses)
Pace my volume well over the year
Have a husng stable by the summer.
World Series ME + Heads up Event
I wish all of you guys luck with your goals, whether they are poker or non poker related.
To steal and slightly alter a quote from one of my poker idols...remember the year is a Marathon not a Sprint!!!
Swan Ronson 301 -273
Congrats to Swan who played the better poker overall, who won pretty convincly despite the first two days being pretty much neck and neck
10 days to go until the start of our grind!
I’m having a heads up hyper challenge similar to my one against the one I had against Moca Choca earlier on this year, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU92V7P8e78 except for this one there isn’t any Nandos involved, and there’s a chance I could win… or even lose a decent amount of money!
You can follow the action later today by logging into Pokerstars/or by following the 2+2 thread below
Flippetyflop vs Swanronson/Bustofish
Sidebet of $10k to be escrowed.
First person to win 301 games
Stake $500 Hypers
Starting Friday 14th December Approx 2:00pm Pacific time/ 5:00pm e.t /10:00pm GMT
We’ll then be taking a break over the weekend and reconvening at similar times Monday 17th
Wish me Luck.
A lot of you guys will already know, but over the course of the year I’ve been trying to attain Supernova Elite, the highest possible Pokerstars VIP level.
To do this I have been attempting to accrue 1million VPPS throughout 2012, however due to a number of reasons with 31 days left of the year the picture looks like this
It’s going to be a pretty manic month in terms of volume, and I’ll probably not want to see a hand in poker after it, but I still feel confident!
There are a few HUSNG pros in London at the mo and I think there’s a night out tonight with me, Moca,Millz_uk, Gifted, Skai and Old Time Gin, but after tonight it’s GG social life. One thing I like about the poker community is even after playing another player game after game trying to take away their $$$$, you can still meet up with them in person and get on really well.
I’m probably going to need a day of recovery, but from Monday if you search me up on Stars and there’ll be a very good chance you’ll see me on a few tables grinding away ……..
I’ve also just had my sickest month ever by quite a distance and I’m feeling pretty confident in my game at the moment, wish me luck!