Originally Posted by LarkMarlow
I'm sure glad you qualified that statement, because in my experience the older participants are more likely than not to be seasoned players who know what they are doing. Matter of fact, I've befriended a couple of retired guys who play everyday (and make a very nice living thank you). They treat me like their protige daughter and we've had some great strategy discussions.
There's one old rounder who used to crush tournaments when he was younger but now just plays cash games because he can make more money that way. When I first started playing live tourneys he appointed himself to be my coach and was that ever a blessing. I learned so much from his critiques of my play, as well as his observations about my opponents.
My live experience, derived from San Diego Limit cash games, is similar to LarkMarlow's
...the seniors (who play during the day) took me under their wings, provided feedback, discussed strategies, & provided a lot of valuable insight...to them I am forever grateful. The SO had initially suggested I not play with/against these ol' timers because they would show no mercy...that didn't happen (I'm thinking it's 'cuz I'm more female than the SO ).
, it reads as though you're prepping for a return trip eventually...y'all just got unlucky with the J.J vs A.A but it was fun @ least?