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/Feb/2013

Best Moments Thus Far!

By: BodhiLummox @ 17:22 (EST) / 337 / Comment ( 0 )

It’s difficult for me to really select my best moment while playing online as there have been many.  I think winning your first tournament or table is probably a keystone moment for most of us.  This, of course, is prefaced by a series of significant graduations.  The first time you pass the bubble, the first time you get to a final table and finally that all elusive win. 

When I first started, every time I made the money I’d get ecstatic.  I’d puff out my chest, let out a hoot, stroll over to my wife and proclaim, ‘hey honey,  I won some money!!’  She’d say, ‘great, how much?’  I’d proudly state, ’50 cents!!’.  She’d stare for a moment and respond, ‘you’ve been on there for 3 bloody hours?‘   Oblivious to her disgust I’d chirp, ‘yea, I know.  Pretty good eh!?!?’  This was obviously something only a newbie player could understand.

A memorable moment back in 2011, was playing in my first  Sunday Storm.  What made it memorable was noting the pros that were playing in the tournament.  I was 3 hours into the tournament when I was moved to a table and low and behold I’m sitting at a table with Marcel Luske.  I thought that was so cool.  I shouted to my wife, ‘hey honey, guess who’s at my table?’  ‘Marcel Luske,' I gestured pointing at my eyes, 'you know, the guy who wears his sunglasses upside down!!’  Again, she just stared, shook her head,  and in a condescending lilt said, ‘good for you honey’.  Anyway, this was my first ‘big’ win, $13.00.

I stopped playing for about a year and started up again in late 2012.  I’ve been focusing more intensely on the instructional aspect of the poker school online.  I watch and review weekly the many exceptional videos that PSO has for your poker enjoyment.  This has allowed me to approach my game playing in a more serious manner.  I now find that it’s not as difficult as it once was to get in the money.  I’ve recently began playing multiple cash game tables at one time.  This is largely due to the information you get from reading the blogs and forums.

In January, I was delighted to have been moved up to the PSO Premier League.  This has probably been the best yet in my limited career.  I felt a certain sense of achievement as it validated my time spent watching the videos, reading the books and learning the game.  There is no question that the game play is different in the Premier League from the Open League.  The first thing you notice is that almost everyone is playing just as the lessons would have you play.  Everyone is playing according to their position at the table and the stage of the tournament. Everyone is also, much more skilled at playing the game.  My goal is to maintain my play in the Premier League.  Regrettably, I don’t get the time to play as I would like.  I’m currently in 504 position and plan on climbing up the ladder a few more steps by months end.

In the end, I look forward to playing for many more years to come and to having many more best moments in poker.  Stay tuned!

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