Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Def recommend this company although still very early days. Software is the boss media network client, and it's pretty reliable so far. The interface and options are simple but do everything expected well and securely. Boss media offer 30% rakeback which must - in today's competitive games - be used. For the noobs out there, every pot has a commission taken from it - called rake - by the company that provides the software client. This is usually approx 5%. So playing 0.5c/$1 NL with a $100 stack, if we get all in then the $200 pot will be raked for ten bucks. Getting a third of that back for every pot that you get all-in adds up very quickly and can add a alot of profit to your winnings. Don't sneer just because it sounds so little. It adds up quickly!! So if you don't have an account at pokerheaven sign up through a site such as www.rakebacknation.com and get some of the money back. Rakeback also applies to tournament buy-ins. A $10 buy-in game will tend to be raked for 50c to $1 so you'll get a third of this back.
Report on the play... same as when I last played on paradise. Pretty poor. Although this is obv microstakes. I played some tourneys on here a while back too and the play was dreadful. Can highly recommend. Weak play + rake back??!! - Must be pokerheaven. General style of play? - very loose. Not many players with sound stats. Very exploitable tendencies. I don't think we can expect much non showdown winnings from the games. I tried an aggressive style straight up, but couldn't buy a fold. So I think controlled losses from judicious folds and a high showdown win percentage is the order of the day here. OK, pokerheaven minireview done. Will keep you posted on the progress.


  1. You might want to add that in life, women are the rake. No helpful sites for that yet tho.

  2. haha, you think the government could start with a rakeback deal then? For every woman that says no there's a guaranteed shag? I'll email Mr Cameron - Brownie is too square I reckon.