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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Poker rollercoaster begins

After spending the last few days having a good read about poker, I dipped my toe in the water for the first time today.  Nothing too serious, just a tournament on the Xbox so no cash involved for now, mainly as I haven’t decided yet which of the various poker rooms out there to start out at.  At least this way I can test out my strategy and also my will power in sticking to the strategy.

Things certainly got of to a great start as I played just one tournament and finished first!  No I certain don’t think this all of a sudden makes me a WSOP star in the making, but its a great way to start never the less.  I did a pretty good job of sticking to my strategy which got me in to the final head to head, even I was slightly short stacked.  Sticking to strategy I made things more or less even before a little over confidence saw me call post flop when I should have folded.  This left me heavily short stacked and for a while strategy had to go out of the window, but a bit of luck with some good hole cards in a short space of time and some aggressive play and I was back the mix.  Reverting back to strategy I evened up the stacks of chips and steadily pulled in front.

At the start I was looking to place top three, so very happy with the win.  Will probably keep playing on the Xbox for a bit while the strategy becomes more natural and deciding in which room(s) to play in. 

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