I have been playing poker for fun, with just friends etc for the last 6/7 years.
These last few months I decided to give it a go and try playing a little more seriously online.
Well when I first started I realised how little patience I had. Going all in after 45/1hr as I had got bored.
Anyway the last 6 months I have been playing more seriously to just improve my game. Im not playing "to hope to win big" its for fun and
So after playing online, about a month and a half ago, I decided to play a live tournament as I believd my game had improved, or was good enough to
Oh let me tell you how bad I realised I was. I Finished 136th out 152. Quickly bringing me down to earth that I had not improved as much as I thought.
So I decided I would no longer play live tournaments until I felt I was ready to atleast last longer than an hour next time.
So this last month and a half I have been putting in some hard work playing 5 nights a week small buy in tournaments at pokerstars. 1 $10+ tournament
a week to play against the better players and try to understand the game at a higher level.
So friday I entered a $2.75 sit and go and won an $11 dollar gurateed seat tournament, I also won this and in return bagged myself a ticket for
tomorrow nights million guranteed. (These tickets are worth $109) and I got one for $2.75 so I was pretty ecstatic and believe my game must have
improved to win through qualifications a ticket to this tournament.
So after this confidence boost I noticed they had the same Live tournament at a casino, I had played a month and a half ago. I dropped what I was
doing and headed there.
I Wasnt expecting much just wanted to improve from my last performance. After 5 hours play I was dealt AK suited went All in. Then I heard a shout
"Final Table" so everyone of course folded.
We were down to 9 - 5 places played. I really felt at this moment I dont belong on this table. But after a run of bad bad hands I found my stack
decreasing very quickly.
All in all I finished 6th one spot away from the money, on the walk home i was so mad and fustrated thinking of course its me that finishes one spot
out, I HATE THIS GAME...
Then I got home and realised... why am i mad? Although fustrating that i didnt make the money. I made the final table something i really wasnt
And it got me to thinking yes at times I can hate this game, but there has been a huge improvement in the last 6 months especially the last 6/7 weeks
So I realise now If i continue to learn and study the game more over the next year. Imagine how much my game will improve.
So its a random post I know but any poker players wanting to get better I definately propse just putting in the time, learning and you will most
If there is any good/great/amazing poker players on ATS advice would be greatly appreciated also.