My first freeroll tournament
Earned me $2.50, my first ever online real money
I was knocked out 105th in a field of 4000+.
My best ranking was 47th, slightly above average chip stack, but only ~20X BB.
Then, a short stack pushed in front of me, which would cost me 20% of my bank roll to call. I know they usually don't have monster hands at this point, so I called with Ad 5d to see his 10d 8d. He got an 8, though.
Then I had an Ac 4c hand. Two clubs flopped. I lead the minimum 1X BB blind in the 10X BB pot on flop and turn, got 2 callers. (No re-raise, nice!) Unfortunately no more club came.
Then I had an Ac 8h hand. After limping in BB reraised 2X BB. I called to see flop: 10 8 3 rainbow. I pushed and BB reraised all in -- oh oh. Another guy called BB's all in. BB had A 10 and the other guy had 99. Ha.
I then used my first online poker real money $2.50 to 1c/2c games. Got a few bad beats and a few "good calls" to turn that into $3.00.
And by placing in top 200 I earned a free ticket for the next round on Sunday. Sounds pretty exciting!