re: Poker & I came 15th in 2nd Annual BC's Women's Poker Classic
Originally Posted by NineLions
I know a couple of people that played in the Breast Cancer fundraiser tourney last year. Do you play that one?
I'm in south Van myself
I think I came 77th or 76th...basically the very bottom of the top 30% of a field of 252 women.
It was my very first live tournament (or multi-table tournament) ever and also I had only recently, at the time, started playing at live cash tables a month before that.
I was nervous, intimidated, easily bullied, very TIGHT, didn't know how to protect my hand, etc. I let myself get blinded away and went all in with pocket 6s with the BB (also short stacked) calling me with pocket 5s. She got a set on the river and I was out.
I have moved along way from that newbie poker play .
When I sat down at the tournament yesterday, I felt very comfortable, ready to be aggressive, ready to protect my hands, ready to reraise if necessary, ready to read the other players...things I did not know how to do before.
When we got moved to other tables and there was a big stack at the table, I felt no intimidation at all....I knew there were many ways they could have got that stack and not necessarily because they played any better than me...they could have got it with some with aggression, some with luck, some of it with skill, many different factors.
I would just watch and see how they played to make an educated guess as to what type of player they were...the big stack just meant I had to be a bit more careful in betting if I was ever against them.
In any case, being a beginner last year and playing hundreds of more hours since then...., I was very happy last year at coming in 77th..I just wanted to come in the "two digits" that was my goal that year and I achieved that.
This year my goal was to prove that I could come ITM and the final table after making it to the top 10 in the satellite.
Next year I definitely would like to make it to the final table, I feel I am very capable of it...and with another year of playing experiences...and maybe trying more multi-table tourneys online...I will have "trained" that much more and become better at minimizing my mistakes and maximizing my poker skills.
How did your friends do in the tourney?