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/Dec/2012

Finally a Break Through!!

By: Leanan-sidhe @ 09:46 (EST) / 57 / Comment ( 0 )

Decided to put the real cash on hold and play with the play money for awhile.  It's been a long time since I've played with PokerStars play money, didn't take me long after sitting at the first table to remember why I stopped playing with the play money.

 

I sit down at a table, wait for the blind to come to me, limps around the table, I have nothing, check, eventually fold.  The next 5 or 6 hands was spent waiting for an opportunity or for someone else to have the opportunity to take the idiot out that shoves all in every hand.  Why?  I've never seen it get anyone very far, don't understand why they do it.  He gets taken off the table, then another sits down...all in...seriously!?  Again we are waiting for an opportunity.  I grew tired of that quickly and decided ot move to a tourney.  Got to find away to get through the MTT's somehow.

 

Entered into a 45 MTT for 300, top 7 for the winner's circle.  Let's see how close to #1 I can get!!!  Out at 14, not bad.  So many limping through, it was a slow process.  Enter another, out at 40..what!  Not giving up, enter another, out at 44.../facepalm.  Relax, try again.  Enter another..out at 31, sigh.  You can do this, get back in there.  Enter another...2nd!! Woot!!  Again!!  Enter another...4th!!! Yes!  Another!!...hmmmm 18th.  One more try, 5th place, not bad.  Recap: entered 8 in all, winning 3/8, paying out 2400 and winning 5040 with a profit of 2640.  Not a bad start.

 

Just need to be persistant and keep pushing forward.  But I was reminded of another reason why I stopped playing play money long ago while I was in the tourneys.  So many sitting out every game, making it into the winner's top 7, and still sitting out till they are blinded off the table.  Why?  What exaclty does it get you?  You aren't winning by playing, no skill being used.  Am I missing something about getting play money?  Does it have some hidden value to it that I don't know about?  It really is rather annoying sitting at the final table with 2 or 3 players sitting out and you end up leaving the table before them.

 

I remember one tourney I entered in long ago with play money.  I made it all the way to heads up...with a player sitting out who had like 3x the amount I had.  They never returned and I had to sit there blinding them off the table.  Yes I won, but that's not poker.  It was long after that when I stopped playing with play money.  So many just don't take it serious if it's not real money.  I know there are the same types of players in real money games too, but not as many as what I see in the play money games.

 

Enough of that.  I am making a break through at the MTT's.  Keep studying and pushing forward, I will get there.  I will succeed!!  I'm thinking bout setting some resolutions for the new year, set some tough goals to achieve.  Any suggestions?

 

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