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  30-Dec-12, 11:33   #1
I won 4th tournament in my life :D 0 
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Slovakia
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 663
Yesterday I won tournament fourth time in my life. Too bad it was small freerol again and I won only 3 dollars Big Smile Big Smile But that feelings that I was DA BEST haha Big Smile

  30-Dec-12, 12:11   #2

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 6440
Congrats anyway - while the money is certainly the most important factor - there is also a certain kick for coming 1st - and that doesn't change whether it is $3 or $3,000; it's always an awesome feeling to bink it..

It's a such a good accomplishment in a whole set of poker skills: Tournaments offer it all - deep stacked play (early on), short stacked play- later on, the final table is like a SNG and involves a whole different way of playing once it becomes short-handed and of course to come first you also need to master the Heads Up final battle.. So winning a tournement is always a great feeling that you just can't get from winning a hand on a cash table or even winning a SNG.. It's such an epic feat.

And since it WAS a freeroll, even though it was only $3, freerolls usually have pretty huge fields - and even if they are full of donks n fish, it's still an impressive thing to take 1st place in a large-field event.

So congrats to you and I hope you can bink something bigger ( Dollar Dollar) in the near future !

  30-Dec-12, 13:05   #3
Joined: Sep '12
Location: India
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 335
Good day everyone Smile

Congratulations on your win Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
What ever it is winning after a lot of hard work feels great Smile
So here money is not that important , but the satisfaction you got from the win is of more value ..

Congrats again and good luck for the coming year ..
Happy new year Smile
Good luck at the tables Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

  30-Dec-12, 13:34   #4
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Slovakia
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 663
thanks guys. Yea I am not playing poker for making money. its just my favorite game. Maybe later I will change my goal, but not today, I am still amateur player with a lot of things to learn Smile

  31-Dec-12, 00:49   #5

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3361
It doesn't matter that it was small! What matters is it feels great to win and to have fun and win is even better. You'll get the big one down the road and until then congratulations on this win. I like to read about players who are enthusiastic about their wins, big or small.

  31-Dec-12, 03:00   #6
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 704
well done when i 1st started online poker i got exited when i won a weekly freeroll ticket lol a win is a win in my opinion bigger better wins will come further down the road just enjoy your poker.

GoOd LuCk On ThE FeLTs


  31-Dec-12, 04:46   #7

Joined: Nov '12
Location: Canada
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 4440
Congrats to you mate.

I love to here that a mobster took a tournament down in 1st place. Do not worry about the money amount. Enjoy the wonderful feeling you only get from placing first. Freerolls are always a large field and filled with lunatics and donks alike.
Great job and keep on enjoying the game. If you play for the love of the game then you are always a winner in my opinion.
Good luck at the tables.

Ronin Cool

  31-Dec-12, 08:03   #8
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
Congratulatiosn mate, frankly you do not need to think like that, a win it's a win no matter what the prize is!

Slowly you can move to paid tournaments where you'll also have a lot more financial satisfactions.

  1-Jan-13, 10:31   #9

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8475
a win is a win- and no matter what u win it's always sweet Thumbs Up great job.
however i wanted to point out the luck factor in mtt's- you can win only 1 mtt in your life and that might be wsop me for coll $10 mil or so, or you can win 20 mtt's for a total of $50 or so...it pays to be in the right place at the right time Big Smile

  1-Jan-13, 12:13   #10

Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1635
yeah, it's always great to take a tourney down. even if second place is a couple of hundred dollars i'm always a little bit gutted that i never won. so the money is nice but the win is amazing.

congratulations! hope you get a few more Thumbs Up

  1-Jan-13, 19:22   #11
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 9802
Like others have already said finishing first in a tournament no matter what the prize is,
is always rewarding in many ways.
One of the most important is the experience you are getting from the final table and the HU.
Good luck to you in the future tournaments

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