Surely SOME of you know there is a difference between...
Thank you very kindly for the nice replies. However, to those of you thought it was the right thing to do to tell me how scared I was to lose the measly $80.00, let me be the first to tell you THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING NERVOUS in playing the game, period, and being afraid to lose the moeny I brought to the table. If those of you who lambasted me for not knowing how much to bring to the table expected me to believe you've never been nervous and you've never been at a type of game for the very time 1st time and you knew, instinctively how to do everything perfectly despite never having done it before, you're not only lying to me, but to yourselves. If those of you who were so quick to call me out for playing, are unable to tell the difference between being nervous and being afraid to lose the money may I be the first to say you need to check yourselves and your egos and don't be so quick to be nasty.
For the record, I began playing online 2 yrs ago. No, my official tournament ranking isn't very good, but, it will tell you, however that I have won in excess of $10,000 online in various tournaments, including $6,700 in a single game at Doyle's Room, $1800 on another online game, $1,700 several smaller amouts in the hundreds and more recently, $10,000 in a live tourney in Puerto Rico and I recently spent a whopping $15 in a $5 rebuy sat to FTOPs 5. That $100 + 9.00 admin, was a rebuy. I neither had to rebuy nor add on. I came in 127th and I outlasted 14 of the 15 PROFESSIONAL poker players (Alan Cunningham was the ONLY pro remaining when I got knocked out in 127th). I took home $595.25 for the $5 entry. So, please turn the haughty, "I'm better than you, you dolt, Jane, and you should go to the .25-.50 games." And "You shouldn'tplay with scared money..." because, while I'm not telling you I'm better than you, at least I have won more than $ 20,000 in 2 yrs, with NO PRIOR POKER KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERIENCE. Please get off your egos and stop berating me.