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Climbing The Ladder

Where I'll post my journey from Chump, hopefully, to Champ
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Firstly I'd like to apologise for the lateness of this blog post, can't believe I've taken until the 6th to do my monthly review. No idea how it slipped my mind but hopefully it won't happen again.

Anyhoo, as suggested by the title I haven't had a great month. My BR was largely depleted from last month, and despite some rapid improvement it eventually hit zero around the 10th. This left me with only freerolls and ticketed events available to play. Fortunately there were many different tourneys to choose from.

One of those options was the giveaway freeroll tickets. I quickly found out that the one I was most likely to cash in was the daily HU Freeroll, so I used up all of my tickets on those. Unfortunately, despite on one occasion being on the stone bubble, going out in the last running Round of 512 HU match, I never made the cash.

At the start of the month, you may remember there was the Team Pro Online Week. This all kicked off with the HU qualifier freeroll. I got a ticket to take part in this from @katerina289, but I didn't cash let alone get one of those 12 magical seats to the main event.

The last chance was freerolling into the Anniversary million. Somehow I managed to earn my way into @frosty012's freeroll final via one of the 3 sattys in his homegame. However, the 27 man field was too strong and I finished in 20th place, well short of the solitary ticket.

On a different note, this month was my first time up in the Premier Skill League. Immediately I was tested and it's certainly a different beast to the OSL. I went from regularly making it far to being one of the first out. In the first 3 tourneys, I dropped a massive 42 points, and though I steadily improved I was soon down near the 1400 mark. However, I said this was a month of learning, and indeed by the end of the month I had improved enough to finish on 1457 points. Still nowhere near enough to stay up, but definitely enough to suggest next time I can do a better job.

To anybody who gets a chance to play in the Prem: Do it. It may be challenging, but it's also a brilliant to learn from, and with it, joined with studying and the challenges from this months skill League Battleground, I now feel a far better player than before.

I'm as yet undecided as to whether I want to deposit for the first time so I can get back to grinding, but if I don't my main aim will be to finish as high in the OSL as possible, using the tactics I mentioned in my last blog post. 

GL to you all at the tables and may the cards run good.

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