Sometimes, gambles pay off. Tonight is an example.
With only $.56 in my account, I decided to take a risk and bought into a $.25 90-player sit and go. I was at or below the starting stack for nearly the whole time. Finally, when it got down to 2 tables, I kicked into gear. Started getting some hands after being card dead up until then. Going into the last two tables, I was in 17th of 18. After knocking out the 10th place person, I went into the final table in 4th. I picked up AA and AKs early, but no one called my opening raises. After that, I took a bit of a hit. I couldn't push a guy off a flush draw, which he managed to river. That took me from 22,000 to about 16,000. After that, I didn't get much going. Down to 7 players,everyone limped and I was on the button with KT. I decided to squeeze shove since everyone was showing weakness. The only caller was someone who had nearly an identical stack to mine. Her cards....Q9. So she called for her tournament life with Q9. Naturally, there was a Q on the flop (9 on the river too). I'm out in 7th and scored $.95. (The next hand, the same girl called a guy's shove on a Q42 flop with K5. The guy showed QT and she rivered a K to knock him out). So I was pretty confident that she wasn't very experienced. Of course, neither am I. But I definitely know better than that.
So my bankroll is up to $1.26 now. I think I'll keep trying the micro sit and gos. No more ring games for me, I already learned that lesson. There is also the $.25 nightly tournament too, but I'm not sure if I'll go there yet. I also have a round 2 freeroll ticket that I plan to use on Saturday. Hopefully I can make it somewhere in that. Otherwise, I'm going to try real money stuff from now on. Like I said, I'm going to focus on the sit and gos. That's what I did when I first started doing play money, and that was how I really got going in that.
Signing off. I'm going to take the rest of the night off and play some video games.