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Monday, January 26, 2009

A Good Day for Poker

Had a good day today. Played in the $11/10k gtd at Pokerstars - only won about $25 but felt it was a good tournament and learned some more from it. I am loving playing tournaments - they feel like the right thing for me now.

I also did well in the Cardschat UltimateBet buy-in. I got heads-up with April and we eventually decided to split it. I was down to about $40 there since I withdrew $340 - and now I am over $100 again.

And prices on flights to London went down so we are booking our May trip tomorrow! Details on that to follow.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Had a Decent Win This Week

I won the Cardschat money added tournament on Sunday night - for $172 which is the most I have won in a while. Why do I have to keep building my bankroll at Fulltilt instead of Pokerstars where I would rather play?? lol

Irexes let me watch him play another tournament - it really helps me a lot. I like his style and he is successful with it. I feel like it is something I can do. I have a lot more confidence when I play tournaments now.

I feel a big win coming soon!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tournaments Rock!

Well I am starting to love playing tournaments! I finished 123rd in the tournament mentioned in my last post and won over $52. I played in a $5 tournament today and finished 59 out of over 5000 players. It was only a little over $38 - but going deep twice since my sweat session feels good.

I am getting a lot more confident in my ability - I could have easily gotten to the final table today and won some big bucks. It will happen this year.

I think I have found what I want to do. I am going to try to play $5, $10 and $20 tournaments for a while and see how it goes.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sweat session

I had my first tournament sweat session on Friday. It was with Irexes - whom many of us at Cardschat consider the best tournament player we have. I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity - it was very much like a coaching session. He played the $22 re-buy at Pokerstars and I was very fortunate that he was in for over 4 hours and went through several stages of the tournament. I learned so much from watching him. Mostly about getting reads and information on opponents, sizing bets and playing position. He really focuses on what he thinks the other players have rather than what he has. He takes a lot of notes on players and uses OPR to check rankings. He showed me what to look for. He also keeps the previous hand history pulled up to check cards played, etc. I feel like I have so much more information now to work with .

I took 2nd in the Cardschat USA vs World event yesterday. I am currently in the $11/30k gtd at stars and I am 280 of 626 and it pays 450. There were 4005 entrants.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Tommy Angelo's Book

I am soooo excited - I got Tommy Angelo's "Elements of Poker". I got it from him - courtesy of Nick at Cardschat and it is autographed. I have read the introduction and a few pages and it seems like it will be easy to read.

Hopefully it will improve my game and all that good stuff lol. I will probably be a scary poker player by the time I turn the last page.

He will probably read about me and offer me free coaching for a year.

A girl can dream...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year for Poker

2009 is going to be a good year for me! I am going to do some studying and practicing to improve my game. I am going to just continue to dabble in cash games and will play some more tournaments.

I won a step 3 ticket at Pokerstars in the blog championship and turned it into a step 4 ticket. I used it to play in the Sunday warm-up last Sunday. I did not cash but felt like it was a good experience.

I played in the $11 re-buy today at Pokerstars and did quite well I thought. I finished 422 of 3258 which was in the money. I went out with KK all in pre-flop and ran into AA. If I had won that hand no telling how far I could have gone.....