I wasn’t quite ready for an update but this notification popped up on my phone the other day…
So I thought seeing as there is still a handful of you remaining, checking in now and then, reading archived posts and asking me wagwan I would drop by quickly.
So firstly Thailand, I was hoping traveling restrictions would have eased and I would be grinding on a beach in Koh Samui by now but they haven’t (at least not completely) and here I still am in London.
Quarantine periods have gradually been reduced and even though it’s now down to just one night in Bangkok you have to stay in these so-called Test and Go Hotels allocated by the government, you also need to apply and meet the requirements for a Thailand Pass to be granted entry into the country.
I am going to give it a little longer, no rush, I can’t be dealing with all this red tape, holla at me when all I need to worry about is the weight of my luggage!
Poker-wise, plodding along at The Hippo, slowly but consistently moving in the right direction…
After a couple of solid months at the tables and through living very frugally off them (even more so than I usually do!) I am once again touching distance away from moving up to £2-£5, whether I shot the tough £2-£5 games in London or go to America to fire the softer line ups there will be my next big decision.
In addition to ~150 hours a month live, I have been putting in the same amount of hours online, continuing to battle away at $50NL and $100NL, well, I win at $50NL, move up, get smashed at $100NL, move down, rinse and repeat…
Can you spot where the $100NL Russian lads first caught up with me? Oh, fond memories!
I am confident eventually I will break through $50NL, I am still thoroughly enjoying the challenge, and the 60% in rakeback rewards I have been clearing from Pokerstars for the volume I put in has covered my monthly outgoings so both my live and online bankrolls have steadily grown even through these failed $100NL shots.
Health and well-being? I am healing, I am in a much better place mentally, prioritizing sleep, nutrition and exercise over everything, I am starting to feel good again man.
So Thailand is on hold but still very much on the books, $2-$5 in LA or Vegas soon? Maybe, WSOP 2022 next summer? 100%!
But for now, you can find my nitty ass on Table 10, Seat 5.
As always, thank you for following and good luck at the tables!