This was the best feeling ever, playing poker. I finished 2nd in this tournament once before, but this felt infinitely better...
I've been consistently getting good results lately, just earlier today I finished 6th of 421 for one of the 10 tickets to the "Autumn million special", just like last Thursday when I finished 5th of 472, and the week before 2nd of 430 in the same tournament (I won 9 tickets in August alone).
Somehow I've really been able to run deep in these freerolls, I'm not sure why. I seem to be folding lots of good starting hands, while, paradoxically, playing a very loose aggressive style...
This was also the first time I've won the final HU battle, since for the other win, the top 2 placed were paid the same ticket, so there was no HU. Nice to know this worked out well, since I don't have a lot of HU experience.
Thanks to the forum for giving me the "play to win" mindset (during the final table, it was about winning the whole thing for me, instead of just climbing the ladder)...
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
very nice run you are on dude- really impressive sweet to see such stability with your results- i don't get even close to this with freerolls. the fact that you are playing loose aggressive style kinda contradicts with such stable results, probably this is the style that works best on the freerolls
Joined: Jun '10
Age: 45 (M)
With this wins you can start playing at money tables or even better start MTT with low buy-in and see if your strategy holds. I hope for you it still works. As you finished several time at the final table this should be going well
Thanks everyone, for the nice comments, it's put a smile on my face!
Posted by Greenmohave: Killer performance to hang tough through a field like that and finish 1st. Congratulations on your 1st first place and your 2nd money finish. Is that correct?
No, it's the second time I've come first in a MTT, but this one included a HU battle at the end, and a far greater field. I've had plenty ITM finishes and final tables, but winning the whole thing eluded me for a long time...
Posted by pochui: The fact that you are playing loose aggressive style kinda contradicts with such stable results, probably this is the style that works best on the freerolls
Probably, I seem to get a lot of action that way.
Posted by ayaraled: Party poker has good freerolls unfornately i cant play this freeroll because it starts very here i phil....
For me it starts at midnight. This one finished at 5:30 AM; it left me with a bit of a sleep-deprivation-hangover yesterday, but it was worth it...
Posted by thefly131: With this wins you can start playing at money tables or even better start MTT with low buy-in and see if your strategy holds. I hope for you it still works.
Fair point. I'm a bit of a procrastinator about that, or maybe I'm just a bankroll management nazi...? Then again, it's not about the money for me.
Posted by Mysik86: Congratulation... I only think how you feeling when you won...
... I think I might have woken up the neighbours, I hope they are fast sleepers...
Posted by Rogerio10: Congraulations it must bee great feeling to win at such big field of a players. Carefully with money now dont use it on "white stuff" and whores and remember who your real friends are
Well I'm not about to buy 30 litres of milk, and all my real friends are a bunch of "whores"; they get nothing. I might buy them a glass of milk though...
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 41 (F)
Great result if someone consider the amount of players involved and the finishing place. Since you are in a roll lately why dont you try to play a buy in tournament with more payouts. No matter what though you are on the right track
Posted by Mober: Great result if someone consider the amount of players involved and the finishing place. Since you are in a roll lately why dont you try to play a buy in tournament with more payouts. No matter what though you are on the right track
Thanks. You're probably right. I've still got about $70 in tournament dollars (in addition to my regular bankroll), that were paid to me for winning multiple tickets for the same event. I need to spend those anyway, because you can't cash out tournament dollars...
I've got a holiday coming up, maybe I'll try something. I'll let you know (but only if I succeed, otherwise I'll hide in shame and pretend nothing has happened).
Joined: Jan '10
Age: 54 (M)
Congratz... It's maybe to late, but I just want to support you be better and better !! more spirit when play after that very good result. And finally don't forget share interesting experience Good luck