A stab at the big bucks
Now that I'm getting comfortable here at C.C. let me know your thoughts about my goal. I've been playing poker for almost 25 years, several of them just casual play but the last 5 or so have been geared towards really improving my game. My attempt over the last year was to get my online game good enough ( my idea of good enough anyways) to make a stab at some serious qualifiers to major main events.
I play my money accounts somewhat frequently, and it's always nice to up your bankroll (i've made and kept profit from all of my first deposits-I've never reloaded at any site), but I play a lot of freerolls
to get as much experience in multi table tourneys as I can. They have helped enormously. Now in the friendly freerolls ( forum events-etc.) I play a little loose because these events are meant to be fun as well. I concentrate on making a good show to get to the money but winning it isn't my major concern. In other freerolls, say 500 sign ups and up I play my game and lately I rarely finish out of the top 50 -75, with quite a few money finishes. I fare just as well at the smaller buy in events at the sites I play at, and the play at both levels (money vs. freeroll) seems consistent.
I am comfortable at cash games and poker rooms and in my opinion have a very good feel for players and the live game so in that aspect I feel good.
I've read most of the books, belong to several forums where I've taken a good look at most of the advice and game playing sections ( I might not contribute much but I read your posts-they help quite a bit ) and I think I'm about as comfortable as I'm going to get with my knowledge and understanding of the game.
So I am now going to make a serious attempt to qualify for some major events. It's just something that I've always wanted to do and in reality, It's just a good point in my personal life to have the opportunity to actually go to these should I get lucky enough ( scratch that-play well enough) to win a seat.
Your thoughts and comments are welcome,of course, and I will try to keep this updated from time to time on how I'm doing in my "quest". Wish me luck.