JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

My path in poker and the story of how I walk the path


Another One chip and a chair comeback

By: 13 Origin @ 13:36 (EST) / 561 / Comment ( 2 )

There were 500 or so players left in the 10am tourney this morning. I had 105 and the blinds were 150. Two thirds of a chip and a chair. Just finished playing the tourney and it is 1:30pm.

Through some luck and careful hand selection I was able to build my stack back up. I actually made it to the top 20 finishers. I believe it was 17th place, but not sure.

The reason for this blog is to show all who have a feeling they should just go all in on the next hand because their stack took a hard hit. Take your time and pick a hand which has a chance. All cards can win, but higher cards do better. Of course a little luck never hurts.

Never give up in a game until you have no more chips. No more chips means you never gave up. Playing any two cards after a tough hit is giving up. Taking the time and waiting for a hand can bring chips and help to build them.

I have seen so many on the tables take a hit in their stacks and just give up. Never give up and I mean never. Yesterday I had a chip and a chair with many left to play and placed in 170th. Today I found myself in the same situation and placed 17th or so. May have been 16th. Didn't catch what place. Just know there were 15 left after I went out and 18 before the hand. Either way I never gave up.

Just thought I would share this in the hopes it will show all at the tables one thing. Never ever ever give up. once you give up the game is over. Keep trying no matter what your stack is. If you lose with a good hand, at least it is better then giving up and playing a weak hand.

Good luck all and have fun! Peace!

In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on