June 01, 2007

Walsall Shenanigans

Wednesday night saw 12 of us make the trek to Walsall Casino to play in their thirty quid double stack. I wasn’t going to go myself (as I had an exam in two days), but after some suitable encouragement from JD, I decided to sacrifice my revision for the greater good. I hope JD feels he made the right decision here. Anyway.

Bobby Jagger was one of those who decided to come. It was good to see Jags again, and it looked as if he had bought some new clothes to mark the occasion. His newly polished shoes, Party Poker Jacket, and disco-shirt combo were lovely, and the hand-moisturising he indulged in on the way meant he was glowing radiantly as we stepped out of the car at Walsall.

As we walked in, Flash and I got a bit of flirting in with the receptionists. Yawn. The rest of the group went off to Chiquito’s to have a Mexican. Chiquito’s is the most overpriced, overrated restaurant I have ever had the misfortune of stepping into. The service is terrible, and the food tastes like it just came out of a sewer. I wouldn’t feed it to my dog. Accordingly, I stayed at the casino and ordered some good old British bangers and mash.

The tournament kicked off at half nine, and unfortunately Scott, Minty and Jags, who weren’t in their seats at the time, were not allowed to play. I busted pretty quickly, and so sat in 2pound/2pound cash game. One interesting hand: Folded round to me on the button, and I pop it up to 16 with 7d9d (it had been straddled). SB and straddler both call. Flop is ATx, and the SB leads into me for 25. Straddler folds, and I am pretty sure that SB is just making a probe bet here with a weak ace. I shove for 104, and he calls with AT. gg me.

I walk over to the tourney to see how the Warwick lads are getting on. Jambon, Mark and Flash are still in, so I watch for a bit. They are using this tourney to train some new dealers for next weeks festival, and I time one dealer. She takes 1min and 10 seconds, which is absolutely ridiculous. I know that Saef can fire those bullets off in less than 5 seconds, which is much more like it.

After being forced to wait an hour, I sit in another cash game (this time the blinds are 1pound/1 pound). Mostly Warwick players, but also a few middle aged men. I begin to notice that one of the guys is muttering under his breath and is getting pissed off with me, so obviously I try to get him on tilt. I make it 4 blind UTG, and he looks at me, blood boiling in his veins and face turning a dark crimson, and says, menacingly ‘10, BLIND’. Ooooooh. Looks like this chap has come to play. I call and he shoves the flop. I fold and he shows 26. Nh sirrr.

Another classic:

Me: ‘Raise’

Old Boy: ‘Is that the only f***ing word in your vocabulary?’

Me: “I say pot sometimes too”

Anyway, was getting some good banter going before he bluffed his whole stack off to Flash with ten high. As the cash game is finishing up, Jambon wanders over. Jambon lost TT v 55 all in pre (even hitting a ten), AK v AJ all in pre, and then Ax vs Tc6c on an Ac xx board (i think). Sounds very sick. Mark has a similar experience when his A2 lost to QJ on an A52 board. Jambon finishes 7th and Mark 5th. I quit the cash game 250 quid up, so a good night, all in all.

Bit of banter as we are leaving the casino: the security guard starts teaching me a few Martial Arts moves. His name was Theo, and here is a pic:

Theo

More banter on the way back as Flash gets pulled over by the police for speeding. He had drunk 7 Stellas and Scotch on the Rocks earlier at the casino. Luckily, the ole penny in the mouth trick worked a treat, and the breathalyser came back negative.

WARNING: APPRENTICE SPOILERS FOLLOW

The next evening, watched a bit of Hustle and The Apprentice with Flash and Lauren. I don’t think Naomi deserved to go, but Simon is pretty funny, and is good at break-dancing, so fair dues. No doubt Naomi will go on and have a starring role in the Porn industry.

A quick note that a ‘How well do you know Tommo’ quiz will appear on my Facebook profile soon. 20 multiple choice questions, and if anyone gets the lot right, I’ll give them a pat on the back. Ok, got an exam in half an hour, so I better dash.


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  1. this blog was awesome

    01 Jun 2007, 15:43

  2. Liam

    More banter on the way back as Flash gets pulled over by the police for speeding. He had drunk 7 Stellas and Scotch on the Rocks earlier at the casino. Luckily, the ole penny in the mouth trick worked a treat, and the breathalyser came back negative.

    Fucking moron.

    01 Jun 2007, 16:40

  3. Jambon

    meh, was my AK v AJ aip and AA vs Tc6c on J52 one club board.
    also, damn u tommo u just spoiled this weeks apprentice for me – post SPOILER next time :-)
    lol @ liam

    01 Jun 2007, 19:24

  4. Sorry Jambon, was my fault. Will def write spoiler next time

    01 Jun 2007, 19:26

  5. Lauren

    Well done on the cash game Tommo. I’m starting think its a good thing Naomi went, she wasn’t that much fun to watch , I think she should save herself for the internet!

    01 Jun 2007, 19:28

  6. No way Naomi should have got fired.

    01 Jun 2007, 19:29

  7. lol

    01 Jun 2007, 19:33

  8. Lauren

    Naomi should have got fired…..so she can make more porn

    01 Jun 2007, 19:40

  9. Naomi had it coming- she’s not the worst but would be no good!

    01 Jun 2007, 19:40

  10. porn on the mind Lauren? Let’s hope IT services don’t start tracking my blog now they’ve seen you visit it will probably be rated even more hardcore than the poker video.

    01 Jun 2007, 19:42

  11. jon turner

    cant believe you only got a warning – i hope this stops you repeating such a horriffic and selfish crime.

    01 Jun 2007, 20:53

  12. Me: ‘Raise’
    Old Boy: ‘Is that the only f***ing word in your vocabulary?’
    Me: “I say pot sometimes too”

    Straight out of Lock Stock. Except in Lock Stock the chap replies: “No, I also know CUNT”.

    This post would be 100% class but you lose 20% for the whole drink-drive thing and another 15% for thinking that “banter” is a universal synonym. Still, 65% is better than you’ll get in the exam, so it’s all good.

    01 Jun 2007, 21:21

  13. Lauren

    don’t be such a mincer —there’s another quote for you ;)

    01 Jun 2007, 21:50

  14. Julio Miguel Sanchez Felix Smith

    “selfish crime”??? In my home country of Mexico, it is considered rude not to drive home drunk after a night out. As for the service at Chicito’s, as General Manager of the Walsall branch, I can only apologise for the way you were treated. May I take this time to offer you and as many of your friends a free meal. I hope you will remember the Mexican tradition in the future.

    01 Jun 2007, 22:04

  15. Robin

    “selfish crime”??? In my home country of Mexico, it is considered rude not to drive home drunk after a night out.

    Is this meant to be a joke? I find this disgusting.

    01 Jun 2007, 22:08

  16. Julio Mugel Sanchez Felix Smith

    No sir, I am not joking at all. Do you not accept the traditions of my home country?

    01 Jun 2007, 22:11

  17. Juan Mugel Sanchez Felix "One Time" Smith

    I send a curse to your farm and chickens, do not insult my brother and our home country. VIVA LA MEXICO!!!

    01 Jun 2007, 22:55

  18. Hey Juan I’m just sorry Flash didn’t hit up the tequilla’s like you suggested, 7 stellas and a Scotch barely qualifies as drink driving especially considering he’d just had a meal(if you can call it a meal).

    02 Jun 2007, 09:58

  19. Robin

    I find this blog completely appalling and unacceptable. I hope you are ashamed of your childish acts. Driving is a responsibility, NOT a hobby as you young juveniles seem to think it is.

    04 Jun 2007, 00:39

  20. pook

    who’s robin?
    i think their vagina is leaking

    05 Jun 2007, 13:33


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