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Poker and Tennis, Swings and Roundabouts

by Eoghan O'Dea |  Published: Jan 26, '12


I’ve been over in Australia for about nine days now. I haven’t played a huge amount of poker really. I wanted to play a few tournaments before the main event but only got to play one which was the 1k rebuys.

I was in for 4k which wasn’t too bad considering how crazy it was and with it having a treble add on at the end. I ran pretty well until the last three tables where I passed a few hands that maybe i should of played and then ended getting my money in with J-J v’s A-K which possibly wasn’t that necassary.

If I won maybe it would have been necessary! Overall I’m winning a little as I won in the three cash games sessions that I have played. I’m playing in the main event which Im looking forward to. It’s goin’ to be a big turnout as usual and has a juicy 2 million guaranteed 1st prize.

Ive been punting quite a lot on the tennis over here. I think I’m back to levels after a bad day with Tipsarevic and Raonic both loosing. I’m goin to get on the Gasquet band wagon for his match vs Ferrer. I’m usually always laying Gasquet but he’s been very impressive so far and Ferrer not as impressive this tournament. It’s looking like we’re goin’ to get some very interesting quarter final matches where there will be no big favourites at that stage really which will be good.

It’s like 2 am now so gonna see if i can to sleep early for a change. I’ll do a bit of tweeting tomorrow during the tournament hopefully. No excuse with the free wireless at the Crown Casino!

Eoghan O’Dea was a member of the 2011 November Nine. He came sixth in the main event winning $1.7 milllion. He plays poker online and writes at

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