The past three months have been pretty hectic including plenty of time in the air. I’m fortunate that I don’t mind flying one bit as I’ve been in Montreal, Prague, London, Florida, Bahamas, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Now that’s a lot of traveling around even for me.
I went to Montreal and rented a condo for the whole of November and it was actually the first time I’ve been there. I found it to be a great city although this place makes London feel warm. Due to the freezing cold snowy weather I spent most of my time playing online and managed to have a decent month, reclaiming the top spot on pocketfives in the process.
The last week of my stay in Montreal was particularly cool as a lot of good friends arrived in town for the WPT. Unfortunately I busted early on day 1 and didn’t play my best but other than that it was a really fun week with one of the many highlights being Marc Andre’s epic Thanksgiving party.
No sooner was the WPT over and I was on the road again with the next destination Prague for the EPT. I was excited to take my girlfriend Katie there (she’d never been before) as it has a real festive feel to it with the Christmas Market and the cold weather. This year it wasn’t actually that cold, although the Christmas market and architecture in the old square are still a sight to behold.
I arrived to Prague a week early so I could play the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event and the event was far bigger than I thought it would be with over 1300 runners. I found myself much more in the groove in this live tourney compared to Montreal and also had luck on my side a couple of times. In one hand I put a real dirty beat on this guy after he hero called my all in bvb with A8 v my 78 on KT63 when I pinged in the miracle gutter ball 9 on the river close to the money.
At the same time Katie had also made it in to the money and although there were still 150 players left a double final table for us would of been unreal. Unfortunately for her she lost a few pots then got her aces cracked to bust. I guess girls really do always have the aces. For me however it was pretty smooth sailing until I eventually busted in 12th place to Stevie 444 when I couldn’t hit my nut flush draw v his flopped two pair. The tournament was huge value though and really well ran by an old friend of mine Jonathan Raab. The Eureka Tour is growing fast and really is like a mini EPT.
Unfortunately my near miss in the Eureka tourney didn’t lead to a deep run in the EPT main event a few days later when I overplayed my 94 suited like it was pocket aces and got duly punished! From Prague it was back home to the UK for Christmas. It was great to be back for the first time since September even if it was a short and sweet visit. After I had carried out all of the Christmas traditions in the Moorman household it was off to the Bahamas… not for PCA but for a new years cruise the week before PCA! I stopped off in Freeport as well as Nassau and had a nice relaxing holiday away from poker for a few days before the start of what I hope will be a big year for me.