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By: Roots Levi @ 18:14 (EST) / 533 / Comment ( 0 )
Earlier this morning I participated in the Live Training Session with Mr. Dave and the Satellite Play lesson really got me into the mindset for the PSO tourney at 12pm (PST).

I went in the tourney with the mentality of having a plan for each of the hands that i played or chose not to play. I think this is huge in regards to foreseeing what you're willing to bet/call/raise in the future & actually question what you're hoping to achieve with your play. 

Finally got what i wanted and was able to have a comfy chip stack in the early stages and i was able to play more post flop and do a little stealing. Of course i did get some really premium hands almost back to back. Got AA, QQ, KK, AQ multiple times during this tourney, so that definately help in chip accumulation early on. Of course i also got caught stealing--naughty me, so i ended up having to slow down the pace. 

Some funny moments were when i got KK UTG and did my standard raise. I got a small stack shoving and had a MP shove as well. Small stack flips 99, MP QQ.
FLOP: gives the small stack trips, but thank god i was awarded with the bigger stack phew. 
Another time, I remember doubling up with AQ and getting AA the next hand. Had to call someones shove and had it cracked by K9 which made a flush on the board. Dunno what everyone was complaining about...its only a pair. 

During the middle stages as i was nearing the money bubble, i chose not to shove with some pairs and broadway cards due to the fact that there were some short stacks at the table about to be blinded out--making me closer to ITM. 

However, I do remember Mr. Dave recommending to go for it in this situation, since this is a MTT rather than a Satellite, so the top spot is more important in this case. And i remember passing up on a 77UTG which couldve gotten me farther. Next time ill stop being wimp with small-mid pairs. My biggest critque of my play today was that i shouldve been more aggressive in the Middle Stages.

Overall, way better than yesterday's experiment LOL

Update(edit): Tried another experiment--seeing how well i do tired; So i played the last PSO SL tourney for the night. Got knocked out early. Picked up pocket 2s UTG right when the blinds went up and i was at <10BB. Shoved and unfortunately the BB had pocket 10s/the board was no good for me.
Saw 2 shovers AK vs 66 and the flop gave the pocket 6s quads...crazy. Overall, decent play i thought--however i was more focused on how tired i am and not so much the game and i remember one mistake ive made in the early stages. Guess, ill have to stick to it when im more alert.

Tomorrow i'll just attend the live session training, but no play time for me. I'll focus on making a schedule so that i can balance a few things like school & poker. 
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