Wednesday, 27 January 2010

slow and annoying week 1

ok this is just going to be a short blogging as not alot happened in the first week. it was full of accounts being locked to be verified, vc managers having babys (literally) and half the stable going to manchester for a forum team event...

numbers wise:

minutes: 4947
hands: 46125
profit/loss -266

these numbers are so irrelevant. having literally a 1/5 week means tht nothing was really done properly. this week every1 is here grinding so by sunday i will have posted a proper blog with all the numbers and how the week has gone.

also pictures of the house will be posted soon.

thanks for following


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Neil "BDAWG" Barron

Firstly, can I just point out I'm lazy and DGAF so don't hold any expectations when reading my s**t.I've been playing poker since 1996, but really got into it properly whilst at uni from 99-03.

My online introduction came throught some iffy beta based play chip poker site which I forget the name of. after learning my craft on their I found cardrooms springing up like paradise poker, pokerstars and UB. I played these for a few years during uni to pay the tuition fees to not attend classes!Said fees were also paid for by stanley casinos £20 NLHE & PLHE rebuys on thursdays fridays and sundays where the pots were in excess of £4k almost every night. Good times, good times.

After uni I turned my hand to playing poker near enough full time by grinding partypoker and later ladbrokes (whilst paul jackson was just starting to tear up the tables there). Although I was successful I didnt see it as a sustainable income at the time and so 12 months later I joined the rat race and got a job.

I spent 3 months in 2006 living in vegas grinding out wins @ $1-2 & mostly $2-5 NLHE. Greatest experience of my life and something I would love a second shot at. I have since made 5 more trips to Sin city with hopefully many more to come.

Ive always been a better cash game player than tourney player but I have been working on my tourney game as I see potential to get some nice monies one day from shipping a biggie. Ive had some deep runs in online tourneys without ever hitting the huge score, recently finishing 50th in the Mirrions / 8700+ players.

It will be real good for me to get back to my roots of grinding cash games, and hopefully reach new levels. Jon has kindly taken it upon his 'broad' shoulders to make sure I get my cash game back on track and moving forward hopefully becoming a full-time cash game winning player. Jon has an enormous vat of experience and has some top friends to draw on when advice is required. You cant say fairer than that when looking for a coach.



Andy 'Irishandy' Carlin


Im Andy Carlin and i am shit at poker. I am a robot for Jon Lundy. I earn him millions in rakeback. I come around to his house and get abuse all day every day. They even tried to drop me off at the caravan park. Ballbags. One day i hope to work in Asda because i like pushing trolleys.

Poker wise i play a lot of live poker and a ton of online mtts. I do well in the live cash games but have never really mastered online cash. I plan to learn many things from being in the stable but mainly how to just win consistantly at each level. I think being in a office filled with the other players will benefit my game as its a relaxed environment and being able to talk over hands is obviously a huge advantage.

My aims for the year are:
  • Show a consistant profit at online cash
  • Get to or close to playing 200nl
  • Win some more online and live mtts
  • Get a ton of experience both online and on the live circuit in the bigger games


Saturday, 16 January 2010

Alex "J10BLN" Jobling


I am Alex "J10BLN" Jobling.

I am currently 20 years old and have been playing poker since I was 14.
I am most renowned for refusing to chop heads up heads up in the DTD Deepstack in December, I insisted we played on for the £11k.
I classed myself as a professional last year however I am now attending university in Nottingham. Last year I was sponsorred by for the most part. I began grinding SNGs after my first initial win which was $3k. I used this as a roll for $30 - $50 SNGs and I profited well from them with the help of 30% RB on FTP.
The full background of my poker career is covered in this interview with

The win this interview refers to is most definitely my greatest poker acheivement to date and I am hoping to build on this.
When asked, I didn't need to give much thought to joining the stable, this is the perfect opportunity for anyone to improve their game and to find a way forward in poker. I am an inexperienced cash player and I usually specialise in playing 10 - 30BBs deep poker. There was very little chance of me moving forward in the cash game world without an opportunity such as this.

I plan to mix university and poker as best I can, this may involve fewer nights out than the average student.
I have met the other stable members long before this a;; begun and I think every member has the potential to make it big in poker.

As for my background online I have had relatively good success so far; Link to my Pkt 5s profiles can be found below:

Hopefully working with Jon we all can learn to beat each level and make a good wage for ourselves.

See you at the tables

Friday, 15 January 2010

Milo "McSnort" Mckenzie

Im Milo, from Harrogate, 20 years old, currently staying at jon's (was at newcastle uni, but not anymore). Im mostly a plo player and have been playing plo100 for the past couple of years. I also play tourneys every now and then and that is probably the reason i have never moved up from plo100 as i suck bad at them, sigh.
Started playing poker around aged 15 when i saw a WPT episode on TV, remember gus hansen as one of the players so i guess he could be one of the reasons i got into poker. Played nlhe on and off until i was 18 then i found the beautiful game of plo, where i ran like god and so just kept with it. Much better game than the boring piece of shit NLHE, but i guess im gonna have to play some for this stable.
My poker heroes are hitthehole (obv), Jon Lundy as is he amazing and i aspire to be him in every way...lols and timex, hes just awesome, sick life.

From this experience i hope to get to a level where i can just own 1/2 nlhe which shouldnt be hard with our excellent mentor and get a good grind mentality for poker, as well as hopefully a tidy little profit.


The Philli Stable


welcome to The Philli Stable blog. this is a new stable tht is starting on march the 1st with a 40 trial from monday the 18th jan - 27th feb. the trial month isnt a bankroll yourself to see if you get in the stable trial. i will be bankrolling all players and if they do whats required they will be in The Philli Stable.

i have aquired a 5 bedroom house for the players to partially live in, work in and relax in. its located in houghton-le-spring and the area is called Philidelphia hence the name "The Philli Stable".

the house boasts:



room 1: small office on your left as you walk in the door. gona use this as a chill out office/if im doing my own grind and need to concentrate.
room 2: downstairs toilet
room 3: brand new kitchen, black granite, underfloor heaters, everything built in etc.
room 4: utility room, standard storage space, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer
room 5: small room orig used as 2nd lounge but is going to become the games room.
room 6: conservatory. big conservatory...aka the smoking room for the 2 filthy stable members.
garden: big garden, hardly any grass, ton of decking, 2 sheds, green house, pond, water feature, outside sitting area with benches in etc.
room 7: the main lounge. originally used as a dining room but is the chillout room. obv filled with electronic recliners, plasmas, computers etc.
room 8: the WAR ROOM, orig used as the main lounge. massive open space, fireplace, 7 foot drop down cinema screen, big conference style table. obv gona be the pit of the house. filled with the grinders and computers.

gonna put some pictures up of the stable members/house in march.


bedroom 1: arch walk way into the main bedroom, walk in wardrobe, ensuite with 5 jet shower.
bedroom 2: large room with built in wardrobes, tv area and ensuite with another 5 jet shower
bedroom 3: medium sized room with ensuite.
bedroom 4: gona turn this into a bedroom/lounge where people can chill in./stay but able to get away from downstairs. this room also has the cctv in where it records footage from the 3 security cameras the house has on the outside....prev owners installed.
bedroom 5: gona be used as a gym....lols.
master bathroom: jacuzzzzzzzzziiiiiiii. large bathroom which obv has a jacuzzi in it...

ok so the stable members doing the 40 day trial to see if they like it/if they can do it. are:

neil "bazz" baron
mark "spoona" brewis
andy "irish andy" carlin
neil "buzz" harvey
james "brickonriver" howard
sam "samj" james
alex "j10bln" jobling
miles "milo/snort4eva" mckenzie

so im gona give all these players $750 bankroll to start the trial with, this is going to be used for 50nl, 6 tables and they have to complete 140 hours before march the 1st. everyday i will withdraw/transfer the profits out of their account/top up their account if they fall short.

once they are officially in the stable the bankroll will probably double. then 1 month down the line if they have consistantly won at 50nl they will go straight to 100nl where they will be for 4 months minimum.

details of profit %, rb%, live backing amounts, online backing amounts, hours, hands, etc will be posted march the 1st as it completely changes from the trial month.

ok thts it for the intro for now. each stable member is gona do a background blog on here. then trhoughout the trial i will update weekly with results etc.