Sorry it's been a while since the last blog, it's been an absolutely hectic period, but I'm alive and well, and still loving the game of course!
During March and April I put in more volume than I ever have before, entirely live cash, playing almost 400 hours of live cash in that period with almost no days off at all. I took a break from online poker, and that has continued well into May, missing SCOOP entirely, something I haven't done for 2/3 years.
I returned to life in Nottingham for the UKIPT two weeks ago and played a lot then too, and since then been pretty much on holiday. The weather has been amazing, and this past week or so has been some of the best times I've ever had in England.
On Saturday I had the absolute perfect day in the Peak District, the hottest day of the year so far, and the scenery around there is just spectacular.
We did some walking for a couple of hours, through some hugely varied landscapes, had a picnic, chilled with the sheep, played games - it was so perfect.
In the evening I met up with some of the boys for a night out in Derby!
Last week I'd been in Cambridge with my Mum for a lovely dinner with her and her fiance (getting married in July!) then went to Oxford for my cousins 21st, and had a huge dinner / night out with all the Nottingham Crew.
Just every day has been so so good, I've loved being back in England.
Now, alas all this stuff hasn't exactly been paying for itself on the felt, I've been running bad for the past 4/5 weeks, but some heat during March has made up for that, and all the stuff above really takes the sting off a downswing so I've been very happy.
Speaking of Run Good, I met a lovely guy recently who's built what I think is a really sick app for tracking Live poker results. I think the ones on the market are so so poor in comparison and this guy felt the same and built his own app, calling it "RunGood".
I'd thoroughly recommend it if you play a lot of live poker, cash or tournaments. It's just on iphone/ipad at the moment, but will be on android soon I'm told. You can try it for free here http://itunes.apple.com/app/rungood/id625738400 or pay £6.99 for the full version here http://itunes.apple.com/app/rungood/id556317356
Tomorrow I'm off to Morocco for some hilarious poker festival plus electro music festival for a 4/5 day holiday / business trip! Pretty random but can't wait! Then my plans are pretty up in the air, but Vegas is all booked for 19th June! This Summer is gonna be awesome!