Sunday, September 20, 2009

I blame Facebook...

I know I have not updated this thing for so long, the main reason is that I do daily updates (yes, really, sometimes many in a day!) on Facebook.

Things are OK out here, nothing too exciting going on. Lots of poker as always.

My parents are heading out in a couple of weeks so it will be nice to catch up with them.

If you want to 'add' me on Facebook, search simoncook1969 (obviously!) or use the link above.

I will continue to periodically do updates here though.

Keep Safe

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Recent poker win

I mentioned a win that I had recently, and was sent the above graphic, by way of posterity; it cost $300 to enter.

I am hoping to put up some videos that I have have created, over the next few days - I just need to figure out how to do it, as they are not on YouTube!

Keep Safe

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Holidays - Part 2

I thought that holidays were meant to be relaxing, sitting by the beach...this one has seen me have the flu for 9 days, then lots of snow! Not quite what I had planned when I was thinking about the trip.

We have done a few touristy things; I like to try and visit a few different Hard Rock Cafes, and this trip has meant that I could see Tokyo and then Beijing. I have to say, much to my surprise, Beijing is probably the best one that I have seen. It has just been renovated and has some really cool memorabilia from many of the world's top bands.

I am sure that I will forget some but, so far I have been to the HRC at Tokyo, Beijing, London, Paris, Las Vegas, Nottingham, Athens, Amsterdam, Sydney, Hong Kong...sure there are others but that'll do for now.


Lots has been going on since my last post a month ago. The day after the poker win that I talked about, I had another good win taking first place in a live event at Star City, the casino in Sydney. First place was just over $14, 000 although we did a deal with 5 players remaining.

As I write, I am at Amy's parents house in Beijing. We spent the first week of the holiday in Japan, mainly Tokyo and Kyoto , although we also had a lovely stay at Hakone, a lovely villge underneath Mount Fuji.

I'll do another update when I get back and provide a link to the photos, either on Facebook or my Apple webpage.

Until then, keep safe.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sydney Medibank Open

We are at the the Sydney Tennis Open at the moment, just watching the Mens Doubles final, before the Mens Single Final starts. We have 2nd row seats, which is good, but they are right in the is very hot.

Monday, January 12, 2009


As I haven't played poker for a while I thought that I would play a live event in Sydney yesterday. I got knocked out of the tournament in 29th place (a string of horrific bad beats - my AA losing to TT, my AA losing to JT and my JJ losing to 66 - all of them all-in preflop).

Anyway. I felt very good about my game so decided to play an online tournament for the first time in ages. It was a $100 to buy in to and I am pleased to say that I won it, winning approx. $7,500 AUD ($5,304 USD).

Just a few hours before my 40th birthday...oh well, every good story has to have a sad ending....40 years

Until next time,
Keep Safe.