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Decided I didn’t wanna leave Thailand just yet.

February 17, 2011 4 comments

So I’m lieing here in a box compartment in a bus on the way from the border between Thailand and Laos to Chiang Mai. I was quite surprised when the bus driver told me that all the seats on the bus were full and they only had the one compartment that was meant for storage but could actually be used for sleeping as well. Since this was the last bus leaving this evening, I had no choice. So far its actually quite comfortable.If I’m still feeling ok tomorrow morning when we arrive in Chiang Mai at around 8am, I’ll ask for the sleeping compartment from now on when travelling by bus in Thailand. So how did I end up here?

I was supposed to take the plane home to Copenhagen early this morning. Instead I decided that I wanted to stay here in Thailand for a while longer. I sent Stefania off on the plane from Bangkok airport around midnight between the 15th and 16th.

After that I had a lot of time to kill before my bus would leave from Bangkok towards the border town of Nong Khai – an 11 hour journey. I took a taxi to Mo Chit Station, arriving there around 1 am. The station is pretty big and the main bus station in Bangkok. As I stepped inside it was empty save a few people sleeping in the waiting area on the hard plastic chairs, I guess waiting for the first bus in the morning. No westerners whatsoever. The 7-11 was open and I went inside to buy some water before sitting down in one of the hard plastic chairs waiting for the first bus, which would leave at 5.40 am.

This waiting area is surrounded by ticket booths, that I guess work somewhat independantly from each other, as they are all usually yelling for customers during the day. At this hour there were only a few booths open but every minute, a girl with a high pitched voice would yell out some long sentence about selling tickets for x location. I have no idea what customers she thought she was gonna get, as hardly anyone was talking into the station.

At the same time there was a booth somewhere where a phone kept friggin ringing constantly. I was so tired at this point that I didn’t put any effort into trying to sit somewhere, where I couldn’t hear the girl and phone. Even when I dozed off, I felt that I could hear this woman. Finally I got myself together and bought some red bull from the 7-11, downed it in one go and then moved to a different area so at least if I was gonna be awake I wouldn’t go insane.

Obviously I couldn’t sleep after that and moved furthur down to the platform from where the bus was going to be. Everyone new area I came to, there were only Thai people and they always gave me that look as if I didn’t belong there. I didn’t really feel like I belonged there either.

When the bus finally left for Nong Khai, I was again the only farang(Thai word for foreigner) on it. I remember falling asleep at one point across three seats. In my sleep I hear someone shout “You! You! YOU!”. I realized it was the ticket dude trying to wake me up cuz some passengers needed the seats I was lying on. This is the way it is in Thailand. If people dont know english well and they want you to move from where you are, they will say stuff like “YOU!, HELLO!” or whistle at you furiously.

After 11 hours of bus ride we finally arrive at Nong Khai, where I had to take a tuk tuk to the border of Laos. After an hour of filling out some paperwork, leaving Thailand, getting my stamps I came back on a minibus to then take a tuk tuk back to the bus station.

From Nong Khai to the neighbouring city of Udon Thani, to just make the bus that I’m currently lieing down in while writing this.

We just made a stop out in the middle of nowhere. I think there’s some engine trouble and some american guy wants to come lie down next to me.

I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on.

Lost 11k 2nd day of the year!

January 5, 2011 4 comments

What goes up must come down?

I guess for me this was true. I reviewed my play later and there really didn’t seem to be any huge mistakes. I definitely didn’t tilt, but just kept getting coolered or setups or other things where the timing was against me.

It’s really been a hectic start of the year for me, where huge swings seem to be the norm. Yesterday I played a guy deep at 2/4, where we had some pretty huge hands.

Heres a graph of this month so far with a couple of big hands from the match yesterday. Its all 2/4-3/6 euro and dollars.

No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from

BB ($1033.25)
Hero (SB) ($3486.35)

Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, K
Hero bets $10, BB raises $32, Hero raises $96, BB calls $72

Flop: ($216) Q, 2, 7 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $96, BB calls $96

Turn: ($408) 9 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $298, BB calls $298

River: ($1004) 8 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $555, BB calls $531.25 (All-In)

Total pot: $2066.50

Hero had Q, K (one pair, Queens).
BB had K, 9 (one pair, nines).
Outcome: Hero won $2089.50


No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from

BB ($1625.85)
Hero (SB) ($4179.59)

Preflop: Hero is SB with A, A
Hero bets $10, BB raises $48, Hero raises $155, BB calls $115

Flop: ($334) 6, 8, 3 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($334) Q (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $165, BB calls $165

River: ($664) 7 (2 players)
BB bets $332, Hero calls $332

Total pot: $1328

Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).
BB had 6, 7 (two pair, sevens and sixes).
Outcome: BB won $1327.25
No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from

BB ($1902.92)
Hero (SB) ($1334.38)

Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K
Hero bets $10, BB raises $32, Hero raises $104, BB raises $344, Hero raises $1218.38 (All-In), BB calls $954.38

Flop: ($2668.76) Q, 8, 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Turn: ($2668.76) 4 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($2668.76) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $2668.76

Hero had K, K (two pair, Kings and nines).
BB had A, A (two pair, Aces and nines).
Outcome: BB won $2668.01
No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from

SB ($2981.35)
Hero (BB) ($2810.59)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q
SB bets $10, Hero raises $40, SB raises $98, Hero raises $286, SB calls $220

Flop: ($660) J, A, 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, SB checks

Turn: ($660) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $316, SB calls $316

River: ($1292) 6 (2 players)
Hero bets $788, SB calls $788

Total pot: $2868

SB had 8, 6 (two pair, eights and sixes).
Hero had A, Q (one pair, Aces).
Outcome: SB won $2867.25

Won 10k on New Years Day!

January 1, 2011 1 comment

Had a sick session this morning where I managed to make 18 buyins in one sitting. 10 of them were from the same guy at 2/4€. Looks like 2011 is already off to a good start :)

What’s the saying? Oh yea.. Christmas came late this year. Here’s a graph of my progress so far on the new stake deal. Its all 2/4 and 3/6.

Happy New Year!!!

January 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Just wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone out here, especially the readers :)

May 2011 bring you closer to your dreams and happiness.

Was on Koh Phangan for new years last night, which was the illest! Never seen so many ppl on one beach. The countdown was the most awesome countdown I’ve ever tried. Imagine 40k people counting down at the same time.

Its 9 am in morning right now. Just sat down to play.

Goal of the day:

– Say Happy New year to all my opponents at the poker tables today
– ???
– Profit

Hand of the day

December 30, 2010 1 comment

Hand of the day lol.

No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (2 handed) – Hold’em Manager Converter Tool from

BB ($261)
Hero (SB) ($427)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 5, 5
Hero bets $15, BB raises $54, Hero raises $409 (All-In), BB calls $201 (All-In)

Flop: ($522) 2, 2, 7 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Turn: ($522) 6 (2 players, 2 all-in)

River: ($522) 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

Total pot: $522

Hero had 5, 5 (two pair, fives and twos).
BB had 5, 2 (three of a kind, twos).
Outcome: BB won $521

How to prank your friends on the new Facebook

December 28, 2010 4 comments

So I pulled a prank with a lot of my friends the other day. It takes use of the tagged pictures feature on the new facebook. You know the five pictures under their name on their profile page? That shows the last five pictures they were tagged in.

What you do is find a picture that you want to prank your friends with. I chose to go along with a speech bubble theme, where I found a picture with a speech bubble with some text inside. Then you go to this site: , which is originally made so you can take a cool picture and put it up on your profile.

After saving the five different pictures from the facebook tiles webpage onto your computer, you upload them in an album to facebook. You then tag each of the five photos with your friends. Remember to tag the pictures in the right order, going right to left. So the left picture is the last one you tag.

I’ve attached the pics I used for the prank in the gallery below if you wanta use them on your friends :P

Here is my final result *evil laughter*:

New stake deal started.

December 26, 2010 2 comments

So I finally decided on a stake a few days ago. About 8 contacted me interested in staking me. Some more serious than others. A lot of them were flexible in regards to %, but I ended up going with a friend of mine. We’re gonna be doing 200k hands and the split is one that I’m very satisfied with. My staker wanted me to start at 2/4-3/6 first and then move up to 5/10 a little later, which is fine by me, since like 75% of the hands will be played at those limits anyways.

I’ve had a good start on the first 6k hands.

In other news not much else has been going on at the house. Magnus’ friend Mads dropped by for a couple of weeks. We all went to the Full Moon Party together on the 21st. There were many more people there this time than last time. Im anticipating that New Years Eve on Koh Phangan is going to be phenomenal. Other than that we haven’t really done that much more. We had an american christmas dinner last night at a local place thats owned by a Texan. We had turkey with stuffing, honeyglazed ham with cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes amongst other things for only 20$!! We had originally planned to go out after the dinner, but we were so full, we decided to come home and relax instead.

Tune in tomorrow when I tell about a prank I pulled on my friends on Facebook.