Thursday, August 5, 2010

Race Week

After Tramore, myself and Marty went to the Carton House for a couple of rounds of golf with Paul Spillane and then headed onto Galway.

Marty thinks we should play golf with Paul once a week, now that he's unemployed but I can't afford losing to him every week - so I suppose once a month will have to do. They actually do a great deal at Carton, around €125 for an overnight stay and both courses.

Galway was a good laugh. Marty mentioned in his blog that a couple of impromptus €500 re-buy STT's that sprung up Tuesday and Wednesday. They were right craic and I nicked a few quid in them both.

The Wednesday night one only had seven starters but with 14 re-buys, it was certainly worth winning. There were two randomers that would have been value in a $5 STT and Fintan as well; so massive value all round.

I managed to chop it with Paul Carr. I took 6k, with Paul getting 4.5k. Comment of the night went to Marty when he earnestly said, "Isn't it amazing how Fintan could nearly win an EPT with all those players in it and he has zero chance of winning a seven man single table."

No joy in Thursday's €1,000 buy-in invitational the ICCCCCCC; I was second out losing most of my chips in a cooler to Big Mick.

I played the hundred nightly festival game after my exit and made the final table but got dogged first hand.

Went racing Friday and made a few quid, after which it was back to the casino for the €250 game. Again, no joy, but a very enjoyable tournament.

I don't think I have ever left race week with money in my pocket, so driving home Saturday with a profit for the week felt rather good.