re: Poker & OH MY GOD!
It was a run of the mill $15+1 without any prize money guarantee. There were 1600+ players, pretty typical for this kind of event at Party Poker
The only other tourney I entered at PP was for $20+2 and the total prize pool was over $30,000.00 - also no guarantee.
Funny thing was, I was playing my normal $25 NL room and had just won about $26 so I thought I would see what tourneys were coming up.
There was about 4 minutes left to register and I was in two minds about playing.
Through the tournament, I played quite a few hands and got lucky once when I really needed it.
1200 chips left with the blinds at 100/200 and table average about 4200, I go all in on A8 (real short stack play), get two callers with the blinds folding and hit an Ace on the flop. Bang, 3900 chips and back in the game.
I made a lot of good decisions and became tourney leader for about 2 hours but overwhelmingly, the best decision I made was to put that $15+1 down in the first place!