Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oh what a morning for Daily Eighty Grand, and Weekly Round 2

Strike one. Strike two. Will there be a Strike Three this morning?? I started early on Pokerstars today.

I came back from 62 chips.. back up to about 2k. In the Daily Eighty Grand Satellite. Not to be confused with the actual Daily Eighty Grand. But in the end, went all in with the wrong hand. Now I could talk about how good my hand was, how bad the donkey's hand was, etc... but the end result is the same. You will always have to deal with them, so you have to beat them the same as everyone else. Expecting everyone to play in a certain way is an unreal expectation. Accepting that which you cannot change, and moving forward, is good advice in any area of life. Onward.

In the Weekly Round 2, I did not fare much better. I decided to take a risk, which you have to do if you want to win tournaments, not just survive them, but I became married to my hand, went fishing a little too long. The right card, you appear a genius, or fearless. The wrong card, and you appear the fool, or a novice. But it's all part of the game, or job at this point. And I've worked worse jobs. At least it's more predictable than the stock market!! ;)

I'm going to continue growing this into a worthwhile venture, setting it up all proper and professional. Following through is one of those good habits of the successful.

Here is a chart of my progress so far on the Tournament Leader Boards on Pokerstars. This is what you get when you ask for your points, and they are emailed to you...

Dear ZomBParadox,

PokerStars Tournament Leader Points for the period from 2009/04/29 21:00 PT [2009/04/30 0:00 ET] to 2009/05/31 21:00 PT [2009/06/01 0:00 ET] requested by ZomBParadox ( on 2009/05/31:

162030201SingleDraw2-7 NL2009/05/13 23:42 PTfreeroll346035912.35
164456920SingleDraw2-7 NL2009/05/20 13:42 PTfreeroll700024921.10
164456932Hold'em NL2009/05/20 21:42 PTfreeroll90001597.47
164457011Hold'em NL2009/05/22 13:42 PTfreeroll900052416.49
164457021Hold'em NL2009/05/22 20:22 PTfreeroll900052516.48
163878919Omaha PL2009/05/24 11:00 PTfreeroll658579711.44
166260261SingleDraw2-7 NL2009/05/25 21:42 PTfreeroll39854238.76
166260287Razz2009/05/26 15:02 PTfreeroll562445114.05
166260294Hold'em NL2009/05/26 19:02 PTfreeroll900094112.31
166260380Hold'em NL2009/05/28 21:02 PTfreeroll900014831.03
167619243Hold'em NL2009/05/29 11:18 PT$0.103601526.65
166260405Razz2009/05/29 13:02 PTfreeroll631286110.77
166260406Hold'em NL2009/05/29 13:42 PTfreeroll900091312.49
166260409SingleDraw2-7 NL2009/05/29 15:42 PTfreeroll645150014.29
167730004Hold'em NL2009/05/29 19:39 PT$0.103603716.97
166260420Razz2009/05/29 23:02 PTfreeroll31047126.31
167757495Hold'em NL2009/05/29 23:05 PT$0.019907814.78
166260424SingleDraw2-7 NL2009/05/30 1:42 PTfreeroll374722916.10
Total points:409.84

Thank you for participating.

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Now then, I've got to check out some other poker sites as well. Ultimate Bet.
Why haven't I tried some of these? I'll tell ya why. Because I was planning on putting the minimum that they will match on each site, and haven't had the cash on hand to do that. Yet.

Poker sites take note. I got the impression from Pokerstars, that you only have so long to take advantage of new player offers. I didn't get to play my Juno Invitational money, before it expired. Think I had a month, but I was mostly offline that month. I was bummed. The most I have had on any site so far is 60 cents. Doesn't sound like much, but I've gotten a lot of action for my 60 cents!

Which reminds me, I've got a few emails to send, and some more things to read. It will be quite some time before I am done reading. Because you can never know too much, at anything in life. There is always room to learn more. Make it a way of life.
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