My First Live Tournament

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TKO

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One of my 2007 poker goals was to play in a live tournament. After six weeks of finally waiting for a day off with out any commitments, I played in an 80 seat tounament in Aurora, IL. And I took 4th!!! I took home $750.00, buy in was $160.00. Very pleased with the way that I played. I had only two coin flip situations with all-ins and won them both. (10's vs. AKo and AJo, the tens held, and A7s vs. AKo, flopped A7. With the 10's, to call was only $400 more than the blind. And the A7s, I was short-stacked on the table.) Once the table got down to the final table, there were alot of all-ins almost every other hand. It was a really great experience and I am happy that I did it. Even if I wouldn't have placed in the money, I know that today was the best that I have ever played. (But it felt great to place in the money!!!:) )

TKO
 
titans4ever

titans4ever

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Nice job. Always nice to finish in the money, especially live. I love live tournament more than on-line.
 
Showrides

Showrides

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Cool story, I have never played in a live tournament before.

My first tournament ever was on bodog and it costs $2 to enter. 259 people entered and through some act of god, I actually won. I got $134 for winning!

Since then I have been playing the freeroll tournament bodog offers every night, and have yet to finish better than 208/4000 people, with most days finishing in the 400-500 range.:(

Just shows there must be a lot of luck in poker.
 
Suited Frenzy

Suited Frenzy

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1st Live Tourney

Good job TKO...my 1st live tourney was @ a casino when i turned 21. There were 167 people in it & i came in 34th. Didnt place in the $$$ but thought i made a good showing considering it was my 1st live tourney.
 
aloevera

aloevera

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Yeah I've not yet played in a live tourney, hell I havent' even watched one. I would actually have to handle chips and count, Hollybejeebeers I like it better when the computer does it for me.
 
pokerrqueenn

pokerrqueenn

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you should be very proud. awesome job. i bet your adrenaline was flowing like crazy. mine always does when i get in that zone. congratulations,,,,fine job indeed
 
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