Category Archives: Interests

I’m writing a novel…

There. I’ve said it.  It feels like a confession at Alcoholics Anonymous.  I’ve often thought about writing a novel, and now I’m of retirement age I have a lifetime of experience upon which to draw, and more time to spend … Continue reading

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Use a good bike lock!

The U-lock obviously did its job well, but perhaps it wasn’t wise to park outside Halfords in Eastleigh in the first place.  Fortunately, the tea leaves mustn’t have had a crank removal tool with them, otherwise it could have been a lot worse.

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Old donkeys…

I thought that ‘grade inflation’ was a feature of school and university exam results, but I’ve found another example where the desire to encourage has overwhelmed common sense.  In the past few months I’ve spent a fair amount of my … Continue reading

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From Hero to Zero in Four Coolers

As time goes by, and more experience is gained, the length of time between extraordinary occurrences increases. I think it’ll be a while before I experience anything like this again (at least, I hope so).

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Luck or Skill?

It’s hard not to believe in luck when you have a run of results like this evening’s.  Much as I’d like to think I was playing exceptionally skilfully, the fact is that I was getting a lot of good deals … Continue reading

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Reversal of Fortune

Neither of these two hands is particularly remarkable, but…

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What can you do?

Three hands into a tournament that should have lasted an hour or two depending on how things went, I received a sign from the poker gods that tonight was not my night.  Pocket Jacks is not a bad deal in … Continue reading

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eBook Published!

My new book, Starting Online Poker, is now available from Amazon for $2.99/£1.99.  I will donate 25% of net royalties to UNICEF. I enjoyed discovering the world of eBook publishing as much as I enjoyed writing the book (and gaining … Continue reading

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Etiquette – live vs. online

When I only have a short time available, I tend to play cash games because I can play for just as long as I like.  Different tables play differently, depending on the mix of players.  My natural tendency is to … Continue reading

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Poker Blog

Towards the end of 2014, I finally started playing poker online. I’ve always enjoyed watching poker on TV, and have often thought about having a go.  It’s so much faster than playing live games, so you learn very quickly.  I’ve … Continue reading

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