Poker Journey Saskatoon to London with nothing but a dream
Hello everyone, welcome to my interesting journey as I go from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to London England with little cash and a big poker dream.
Going to London with few cash compared to anyone else and a one way flight, with the option of going back whenever I go broke. I am taking on the poker challenge of my life to make it big, but with no poker tournaments scheduled it will be a massive challenge.
Started off with driving from Saskatoon to Calgary thanks to COY_87
Cheapest way to go to London is to fly from Calgary or Toronto via Air Transat and I booked a 1 way flight to London, England after a 3 hour preparation a 7 hour drive, a 7 hour wait a 9 hour flight a 2 hour bus ride a 30 minute walk a 30 minute bus ride and another hour walk I arrived at the Queen Elizabeth Hostel. Booked for 8 Nights and running on no sleep, it was around 5 pm in London and I wanted to tough it out to a normal sleeping hour to try and eliminate Jet Lag and be on a proper schedule. I met some traveller from Canada already there and went to find a place to get some eats. Hit up some BBQ place that was pretty solid with the chicken burger and chips. Hit up the pub in our hostel and I crushed 5 various pints along with a Corona and a shot of cuervo.
Tried a pint of Guinness for the first time and it was pretty rough, but finished it. Hungover and feeling 30 pounds lighter, financially not physically unfortunately. I awoke with panic that my passport was gone, I checked the front desk and they didn’t have it. I ended up having it in my bag in one of my sweaters. Wish I didn’t forget where I put that, since that added a lot of unnecessary stress when I wanted to just sleep and relax on the first night. Ended up getting roughly 11 hours sleep in my little top bunk, dungeon bed. I did get the sleep even though my back is pretty sore from that today. Challenging day ahead of me with the feeling that I am not sure of, if it is just depression tiredness, jet lag, hungover, or a combination of them all. I am really tired and sitting on a comfortable couch.
Gambling wise of my trip, the plan to make money how it went Day 1?
Up $16 as I took Under 4.5 Goals in Canada vs Norway and held on to win by .5 goals.
This $32 swing helped with the drinking loss, and the proper meal at the BBQ. It might have even encouraged it.
Today I played a 3.30 tournament and donked it off badly on AQ92 with A2 vs AQ in PLO8. It was terrible and I instantly closed poker stars because I clearly am not playing with my head right.
I made bets on all of the Olympic Hockey Games today that have yet to kick off, great part of being in London is that the Canada hockey game is on at 5 PM proper time. The BBQ had the game blasting on all the televisions.
Here are my Olympic Hockey Bets
Sweden vs Switzerland 20 on Under 5.5 Goals
10 on Canada -4.5 Goals vs Austria
10 on Over 7.5 Goals Canada vs Austria
15 on Finland -2.5 Goals vs Norway
I just see some value on Olympic Hockey the only reason I am betting on it, but as you can see with 55 on the line could have a positive boost financially, or take a solid hit to the bank roll.
Plans for Today
Not sure what to do, right now it is stay in and grind it out and I want to sleep, but I think its best if I fight that urge.
Going to take a walk at the least in the cold rainy streets to get some essentials that I thought would be here that aren’t.
Really looking forward to Malta in 7 days, my own room will be modern paradise.
Financially doing alright as I did get paid from online and my job at RGIS so at least I have what I was suppose to have initially and will see how things go with the financial hits that I took from Day 1 including stupid things like Visine for Red Eyes and endless waters to try and keep hydrated.