I finally placed at one of the Prima Network freeroll tourneys
You know how the freerolls
at Prima Poker Network(Bet365, Royal Vegas
, etc.,) normally have about 6000+ people. All competing for a portion of that tasty $1,000 pool.
Well, the players are so aggressive there that I hardly get out the gate when I play. I'll do good for about a quick few minutes, then take the ultimate nose dive.
This last time though, I felt pretty proud. I showed patience, discipline and really played smart poker. I didn't allow myself to be easily intimidated, sometimes I was a little more aggressive myself. I limited the number of hands I played and paid special attention to surrounding betting patterns. Eventually the blinds started seriously messing with me.
Anyhow, I placed in the top 20. To be fairly new at texas
holdem and place top 20 out of 8,000+ people is something I regard as an accomplishment. I thought the pay off would've been bigger, but I guess you have to be in top 10 or top 5 for that(yes I was only 20 - the low end of the top 20). Maybe next time I'll make it there.
Just thought I'd share. Too, I'm thinking I wonder if I could ever do it again(lol). That's just way too many people to wade through. Very taxing.