Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Dubai Desert Classic, Betfair (Again) and some Profit

Well the good news is we have got a decent bank again. As you can see below the Punting Gods have been kind since the start of February:

The not so good news is I have withdrawn £200, because you'll be surprised to know I have lost a bit of faith in Betfair so the Balance is still at £100 or so.

In fact the annoying thing is this could have been even better if a Lay on Thomas Bjorn hadn't been taken during one of the many outages on Betfair last Saturday. But I guess the loss is small fry compared to some and as we all know by now, they don't particularly care about their Customers.

If you want to see a beautifully stage managed response from them and have nothing to do at 18.00 tomorrow, check out Forum Chat on their site. Should be a hoot and a complete waste of time as per usual.

Don't know about the rest of you but all this additional functionality they are supposed to be releasing in the Spring around 'In Play' markets just fills me with dread.

Still the good thing is they know what caused the outages on Saturday so they can fix it easily. The bad news is it was briefly down a couple of times earlier, so don't hold your breath.

Anyway on to the Dubai Desert Classic. I really fancy Kaymer in this along with a couple of outsiders. Though I would share my opening position with you to see what you think?

May have a chance to do a bit of Trading on this in the Morning, so we'll see what transpires (Betfair stability not withstanding). I want to be against Tiger and Rory at the earliest opportunity so here's hoping the make some Birdies and I can Lay them Sub 5.0.

On the Poker front also withdrew $100 from Full Tilt which I am probably going to put into Betfred to give them a go. Just fancy playing a MTT that doesn't last for 10 hours and have 3000 runners.

Ordered a Chip Set and a Wallet with some of my Full Tilt points, so I'll let you know what they are like when they turn up. Still got $70 in there and a load of Steps Tickets so I'll see what I can turn that in to. Just wish they would bring back the Matrix Tourneys at Step 3 and Step 4 Levels.

Enough drivel from me, be back with updates in due course.

Good Luck



  1. Could do with a week like that myself :D

    How do you find the Matrix tournaments, I've seen them but never tried them yet.

  2. To be honest I don't really play them out of choice.

    But when you get to Step 3 or 4 they were a low variance way of turning the Tickets in to cash.

    They removed the relvevant buy ins though when someone highlighted a glitch on 2+2. Apparently they are due to re-appear at the end of Feb, but not so sure myself.

    BTW May be interested in your PLO staking idea, if you have got any other interest?

    Drop me an email and we'll have a chat.

    Good Luck


  3. Hi, mind exchanging links?