After being on PokerStars for about 2 weeks, and several (2 dozen or so) attempts, I FINALLY GOT IN THE TOP 72!!!
The last time that I got moved to a different table, I was down to between 5 & 6 K, that's 40-50% down!
There was this, well let's just say a yahoo...very cocky guy. Diss'n the tournement to boot too, saying it's only a free roll. Well he kept going all in (he had over 50k), and here's me with a tenth of his stack. Meanwhile, the ante & blinds were nibbling away at my stack.
He was so cocky, he showed his cards after folding.
I thought to myself, I'm getting this guy out...I waited it out it, and he lost a good chunk of his stack, and I went all in. Bam, I WIN! A few others went in too, and I was at around 25K & he was down to about 40K.
Then he got a whole lot of conservative...I drew him in, 4 & 5 K bets-the flop had given me a Full house, and I wanted others to share some of their stack with me too...I go all in...everyone folds. Now my stack is tenfold from when I started at this particular table. YAHOOOOO!! He's down to 20K.
We went back & forth, he bested me one, and he was up to 72k & I was down to about 24. He haha'd me, and said he got his money back....Well let's just say history repeated itself, and I finally got him OUT. He wasn't part of the top 72 either :o) Knocked out a few others... I took heed of the lessons from PokerSchoolOnline.
I hovered between 6th & 14th place when there were about 100 or so left. Soon as there were 72 left, the Tournement ends, no notice, other than when they announce we're playing hand for hand, and have to wait for them to finish before being dealt the next hand....
My stack is over 102K, and then the tournement is over...
And tonight is the Weekly Final, where I hope to finish in the top 99 to get to the monthly final...
T O Poker Grrl