Just had to login in real quick and give an update. Been reading quite a bit on here and on another poker website. Gave me a little confidence that I generally know the correct move to make, I just need to actually do it.
Deposited $50 online. Accidentally joined 2 super turbos right off the bat, So i went down $8, but now i'm back up to $52, so doing alright there.
Anyways, played some live games at a bar here in town on Friday night and tonight.
Friday was a $40 buy-in, 2,500 starting with blinds increasing every 20 minutes. 50 players, I chopped 1st, 2nd and 3rd with 2 other players for $420 each.
Today was a bit crazy. Saturday and Sundays here are freerolls
500 chips to start, you can do a chip-up for $10 before the game starts and get an extra 500 chips. Re-buys are $20 for 750 chips, and a one-time addon for $20, 2,500 chips.
Just chopped this one 3 ways about 3 hours ago for $300 each.
Yesterday, I got some good cards in the first 10 minutes and ended up doubling up, then spent the rest of the tournament playing small ball poker and making a buck here and there.
Tonight, my cards weren't as good, but I made 3 awesome laydowns, 1 miracle call and a dead-on read that I even surprised myself with.
Tonight, I felt that I played one of the best games ever. Didn't feel like I made any mistakes.
Last night, there was only one mistake I made that I still regret. Ran into pocket Aces, but the guy played them pretty straight-forward, and I was able to get away. Had called an all-in pre-flop with QK suited. My read on the all-in was good, he had 7/8 offsuite and had been feeling the pressure of blinds increasing to 800/1600. I had a very healthy stack, but I was also UTG+2 with a full table and felt afterwards that a call was not the best move. Obviously, it somewhat worked out there. Dodged the big stack on the button that had aces.