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MadCow (Mark Miller)
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Member Since:
January 2008

Freeroller Extraordinaire
Cash Race Gold
Cash Race Bronze2
Tourny Pro15
Points Hog11
Donk Destroyer4
Blogger of the week2
High Roller
Big spender
Poker player
PS Credit
Mr. Popular
Personal Info


Poker, football (watching, not playing!), watching most sports, sports gambling, films, music, reading, TV, writing, walking, running

Favourite movies:

8 Mile, the Die Hard series, Forrest Gump, Midnight Express, Ocean's Eleven, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Rain Man, The Beach, The Blues Brothers, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption

Favourite TV shows:

24, Coming Of Age, Deal or No Deal, Doctor Who, Family Guy, Have I Got News For You, High Stakes Poker, Mastermind, Million Pound Drop, Mock The Week, Pointless, QI, Question of Sport, The Cleveland Show, The One Show, The Simpsons

Favourite books:

Angels & Demons, Breaking Vegas, Bringing Down The House, Eye of the Hurricane (Alex Higgins' autobiography), Play Like The Pros, Super System II, The Da Vinci Code, The God Delusion

Favourite quotes:

"Ambition is Critical", Dylan Thomas
"Get busy living, or get busy dying", The Shawshank Redemption
"Before you kiss the sky better learn how to kneel", Mysterious Ways (U2)
"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it", Lou Holtz
"It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies", Arthur Calwell
"Today's dream is tomorrow's reality", Slingshot
"All that we are is a result of what we have thought", Wingman
"For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism", Wingman
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money", Wingman
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy", Wingman
"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties", Melodyme
"Competition came first. 4 Cavemen sit at fire and hot cavewoman shows up, competition ensues", Villaridge
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life", Geaser23
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done", Stingeretta
"Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile", Anon (although credit to LadySplicer for finding it)
"This isn't over yet......", Jack Bauer
"Yipee cay aye mother fucker!", Die Hard
"Mark is wondering whether giving a serious life talk to a friend's teddy bear is really the best use of his time....", My Facebook status, 12/03/07.
"This is only the third day this month I've been drinking""Martyn, it's the second of July!", Conversation with Martyn Williams

Favourite music:

Bryan Adams, Coldplay, David Gray, Embrace, Feeder, Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers, Razorlight, R.E.M., Robbie Williams, Scouting For Girls, Simply Red, Snow Patrol, The Feeling, The Killers, Take That (newer stuff), U2

About me:

So this is me;

I'm a quite happy-go-lucky guy in my mid twenties who's crammed a fair bit into however many years I've been alive. I've been "Area Manager" for a pub-poker league (basically running my own little business, in the form of a franchise), I've studied four years at Swansea University without gaining a degree (Aegrotat pending, but hell that is a long story!), I've lived, loved and lost more than is probably fair, I've come back from a a truly atrocious life changing event, and last but by no means least I've become a father to the personification of inspiration that is my beautiful daughter Daisy Annabelle Miller, pictures of whom will be on my profile somewhere.

Aside from that, I'm basically a nice bloke. "Too f***ing nice for your own good!", as a friend once famously said. I'm a fun-loving Northern lad with a constant need to be kept mentally active.

So that's what has happened to me in two and a bit decades, heavily edited down. Today, I'm a Volunteer Basic Skills Teaching Assistant, helping adults with their literacy and numeracy, and looking to end up as a Basic Skills Teacher. To that end, I'm looking for full-time night work, preferably in an admin role, so as to be able to finish my training.

I'm one of those people who are impossible to write off. I'm an atheist with a sense of destiny, and life isn't done with me yet.
Poker Info

General Poker Info

Player type:


Skill level:


Style of play:


Playing for:

14 year(s)



Favourite deal:

PS points

Favourite hand:

9h9d or ThTd NLH, wrap hands in Omaha Hi

Favourite pro:

Daniel Negreanu or Annette Obrestad

Favourite book:

Harrington on Hold'Em 1

Big online cash win:

About $70

Big online tourny win:

About $260

Big live cash win:

Around £80

Big live tourny win:


Poker Tournaments Info




NL Holdem, PL Omaha, Hi/Lo Omaha


MTTs (multi-table), STTs/SNGs (single table), Short handed, Turbos, Deep Stacked, Satellites


Under $10, $10-$50

Poker Cash Game Info




NL Holdem, PL Omaha, Hi/Lo Omaha


Short handed, Full Ring, Deep Stacked

No Limit Stakes:

Micro ($0.05/$0.10 and under), Low ($0.10/$0.25 to $0.25/$0.50)
Casino/Gaming Info





I also enjoy:

Online Sports Betting, Live Sports Betting, Scratch Tickets
    • chipthief115 (Quad aces) wrote Saturday, February 7 at 11:56 pm:
      Have a great day.
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    • getsome (Ace high flush) wrote Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm:
      hey mark been a long long time!! hope all is well..
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    • GazelQb (Aces full) wrote Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm:
      Hi buddy, great flops!
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    • playful1 (Quad aces) wrote Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:22 pm:
      just wanna say moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    • slingshot (Trip aces) wrote Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 10:02 pm:
      Hello Mark, how is life treating u these days. Am back for a while so thought I would drop in.
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    • GazelQb (Aces full) wrote Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm:
      (-̮̮̃-̃)۶ POP Reps Tour
      .Π. Need your big rep & come post on my page!
      0 0
    • tino11 (Aces full) wrote Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm:
      Hehehe, I was born there and it took me 12 years to get out and move as far away as I could without becoming a jock ;-) Its a dour place mate, no way would I ever go back. I think its been about 15 yrs since I was last there and the place holds nothing for me at all.

      Bummer about the job mate, I really hope that works out, despite all the cuts most councils are having to make.

      Dont get me started on the torries please. I need about 24hrs to get that all written down ;-)
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    • tino11 (Aces full) wrote Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm:
      Good to know you have your own place [I am sure I knew that] and a good net connection at last.

      I had my ATOS medical today, so just awaiting the outcome of that. I get a pittance of ESA, so wont lose much sleep if they take it away.

      I hope you manage to find something soon. You know its bad when 1.7k people apply for 8 jobs at Starbucks/Costa in Nottingham, thats unreal.
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    • tino11 (Aces full) wrote Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:40 am:
      Hope all is well mate and you and the little one are both ok. You have probably told me already, but are you in a place of your own now?

      Nothing much happening around here, so you aint missing much.

      Take care, hope to catch you soon and maybe play a few hands with ya once again.
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    • playful1 (Quad aces) wrote Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm:
      happy new year Marky and family?
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