Tuesday, 23 February 2010

pros and semi pros entering in march!

after releasing the details of the new categories i was introducing into the philli stable the emails having been none stop! im going to release all names next week when every1 is confirmed but so far its looking like around 10-12 new players will be joining...and let me tell you there pretty good already and i know they will develop their skills massively through this stable.

most of them are going for the semi pro category with around 50% wanting to move up to pro once their uni years have finished/to see if they enjoy it to do full time.

the deals!

all the deals are now completed and i know what every1 will be offered. this will also be released on here next week when every1 has agreed to them. i personally think the deal is so sik and will deffs keep all players happy and return me some £.

changing rooms: the office is going to get changed around a lot. the big oval table will be moved to the side and 4-5 1 person desks will be brought in. this will give people more of their own space if they use desktops or just dont want to share a table.

balancing act: wow i rly cant beleive im going to take so many new players on. most are living in the north east but a few of them are at uni as far away as london. im going to have to perfect a routine where every1 gets something daily and no 1 feels like they are getting the short straw. iv deffs made some mistakes this past month with a few players but i just havnt been myself and sometimes in life you just cba. i now promise this wont happen again. every1 will have as much support and help from me as i can possibly give.

new sites: iv managed to get a new site for the players. this will be an option once their one month into 100nl. i have 2 more sites trying to sort stuff out for me so there will deffs be a good mix of sites for players to chose from. this will also spread the players out so they are not bumping into one another all day long.

new players: their are still 4 days until i stop taking on new players. i really need and want to stress tht even if you work full time or cant commit to it for a month or 2 i rly dont mind. i will not be taking on anymore players for at least 3-4 months and i might decide by then that im happy with 10-20 players and need no more. pls get intouch with me asap if you want in and it can all be sorted.

updates on the past week:

all the players have put in good volume and are showing upswings. barron has deffinately moved on from his devastating week and is killing the game. the hard work is paying off. had a visit from jobling this weekend. was good to have all the players in one room so they could talk about hands etc.

as always thanks for reading.


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

week 3 and 4....new plans.

ok sorry about not updating this for over 2 weeks now! been so busy with other things and just havnt had the time or energy to bother with it...MY BAD!

ok so unfortunately i had to let howard go and buzz decided he wanted to go it alone. glglglgl

im going to be doing new things regarding the stable next month. obviously by then i will have learnt what is what with running one of these things, make sure everything is in order and im sure for the next lot who come in it will be an easier, more enjoyable experience. this is the first time iv backed people full time so it was a learning curve for both me and the players. with only 2 people leaving the stable threw choice i dont think its gone all tht bad!

ok so across the 2 weeks we showed a profit of just under £500, this is a very small number but considering i wasnt here, andy played 1 day, bdawg went on a sick downswing, milo decided not to grind and joblin did a tad bit i cant really complain. was just a bad week for us all and i take full responsibility for this....family comes first! but were back now, big first day back yesterday and upswings here we come!

ok so plans for march regarding new players:

im going to have 3 seperate stable blocks!

the pro stable: this is whats going on now, players are full time and get cash game backing live and online, tournament backing live and online and full time coaching from me, with some of the UKs best players coming in to coach them! details will be released at the beginning of march on how their deal works and what they have to do to get it.

the semi pro stable: this is for people who like to do their own thing but want to learn a bit more and start to take poker more seriously. say you have a job but would put alot of your spare time into progressing in poker. you would be backed for online cash, live cash, online tournis and live tournis. the more you earn in the cash games...the more tournaments you get put into. you would have to come to the house 2-3 times a week max, get alot of the perks the pros do but progression would be slower. its also a good chance for you to decide if you want to go pro.

the part time stable: this is for players who just want to play a little, come and get coached by me and be bankrolled. if you wanted to play sngs or cash games its fine. you wont get many perks but you would be coached by friends of mine who specialise in your chosen field. these would progress your game and hopefully make us small but consistant profits along the way. it also gives you the chance to decide if you want to go semi pro and take poker a little more seriously.

regarding the full time stable, alex jobling, neil barron, andy carlin and miles mckenzie. they are all committed to this (i hope) which means come march 1st they will be pro stable members and start to take on the live and online poker circuit, have regular trips to dtd, be heavily rolled for online and LIVE cash games and start receiving coaching from some of the sickest players in the UK....as many people know about me im a hu cash game player and i dont bother much with any other game. so i can only take them so far when it comes to 6 max cash games...but the coaches i have coming in crush 100nl-5000nl so theyll be in good hands!

if any 1 wants to be in any of the stables and has an idea or plan they have wanted to do but havnt been able to please contact me by pm on the npf or add me to msn or email me @ jonnyismad@hotmail.com. let me know what you want from poker, time you can dedicate to this and wht your ideal plan would be....im pretty much up for anything! i rly want some good new keen players to join at one of the levels....so even if you can only devote 8 hours a week to poker thts fine, a deal can be worked around it!

thanks for reading!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Week 2-getting better

well what an interesting week. most of the players put in a full week. if it wasnt for cracked teeth, burst appendixes and horses leaving it would have been great.

2 horses have left the stable:

mark "spoona" brewis. mark left as his future isnt in poker its in the police. this is something hes wanted to do for a while and his dream of getting into the police is getting closer. so he saw it as a waste of time working alot of hours in something which will show large rewards in the long run but small rewards in the short run. i cant do anything but respect his decision and wish him the best. big shame hes left but he gotta do what he gotta do.

sam "samj" jams: sam basically never got into this from the start. putting in small days and not turning up alot showed that his heart wasnt in it. sam plans to carry on as normal playing as a hobby rather than job. sams heart lies in mtts and sngs. which in the stable he would have been playing in 2-3 months time, but for the next 2-3 months its cash game heavy. so yet again fair play to sam and glglglglglgl.

when i first set this stable up i realised 2-3 people wouldnt make it to march which is why i had the trial period. it would mean i wouldnt have any hard feelings towards people dropping out as this 6 weeks was to show them what would be involved and if they liked it.

6 horses still here

ok the figures. including samj and spoonas early week day or 2 grind the figures are:

profit: £540. this is a total for the stable.

mark and sam were down on the week in there 1 day of grind and the only other loser was james "brickontheriver" howard. hes been running incred bad and was having a few problems getting a few things. but now hes put a ton of hours in and is playing near perfect i have high hopes for him this week/month.

this month is going to be a tough month for the players. they have to do 120 hours of grindage and really concentrate on whats going on around them.

well until next time.tytytyty for following the stable.