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

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

Why I play on Pokerstars

My journey as to why i play on Pokerstars
Send PM

The Big Bang Ticket - Almost :(

By: Killeraxa89 @ 16:51 (EST) / 437 / Comment ( 2 )

Like many others I tried to qualify by finishing in the top 400 three times in a row.on the PokerSchools Open Skill Challenge. I began my first stage by oblitherating the field with a 3rd place finish. I got lucky twice in that tournament hitting a river straight and a fullhouse I believe on the flop. Other than that I played very tight and only went allin when I had to.

The 2nd top 400 finish came the next day where my luck ended at 250th place not bad for back to back tournaments. I this brang much excitment cause not only was I one 400th place or better finish from getting a ticket for The Big Bang, but I jumped from Rank "A BILLION" to around 960 on the Open leaderboards. I never really tried to do well here but I figured why not.

So now here comes today the moment of truth AND NOOOOOOOOOO....finished 1495 LOL!!!

All I could do was laugh and shake my head. Not many good opportunities were presented to me so with so with 5 BB left I just decided to shove and hope I could double or triple up but lost out. I have to applaud any players who get 3 in a row top 400 finishes as there are so many maniacs on these free tournaments you never know what they're going to have.

But I got to keep trying until I get it done and also play for the leaderboard to qualify for the premier league for next month and at the same time obtaining the necessary VPP for higher cash rewards so I can more earnings the higher I go in the leaderboards. All in all while I didn'tmake it, I have to say it was fun reaching this far even though there wasn't much money rewarded for 5 hours of play, I know it has atleast improved my game for tournaments especially the up and coming Micromillions on March 14-24.

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