Originally Posted by davem86
once again 769 players! 72 places paid and i place 55th... wth oh well i gotta get one sooner or later!
Hmmm. The question I have is how
you busted, not so much when
. If the last play you made was a reasonable one, a correct play, even if it didn't pan out, then it's OK.
I know it's unpleasant to bust out of a tourney but all but one player will. Only one person's luck and skill will hold up all the way through. It's a fact of tourney life, and it's best to accept it fully, trying not to hasten the end with poor play.
Getting in the money at all, remember, means that you did better than 90%+ of everyone playing. In that tourney, 714 players busted before you -- that means you are doing something right. The problem is that, getting that far, you start to envision yourself at the final table and get disappointed when you do not. Hours of playing and no substantial payoff. I know the feeling.
But I think it helps best, when playing, to put thoughts of the final table and the big cash aside and play each hand as it comes. I like to set mini goals-- I want to
make it to the next level, which will inevitably involve some risk which I will limit by choosing hands and positions to play against players who might either fold or pay me off. Each level is a bit
more, so if I don't make it, I have not "lost" as much.
Keep doing what you are doing, but survive a few more showdowns.