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Hi gals and guys,

 

after coming 8th couple of times, and fair bit of top 40 placements, i finally managed to win one PL Holdem Tournament at Poker Stars .

 

Buy in was only $1.1 , hence the prize pool wasnt the greatest, but i still made some nice profit of $330. Not bad on one dollar investment right ;)

 

There was total of 537 entrants and tourney lasted for almost 7 hours being that it was a PL game.

 

Feel free to share your poker success ;)

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Boy Zuga, that sure is a lot of "Bang for your Buck!" LOL And doesn't that first place seat feel like you're sittin' on top of the world?! Very nice indeed!  :-bd

 

katt

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Wow!  Now that is a result. Huge congrats "Zugathegreat" - very apt name.

 

I was just looking at the start and finish times.  Nearly 7 hours!  That was a bit of a marathon. 

 

Very well done Zuga.

 

blue

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Zuga,what a great win for you...or for that matter, most ppl I know ;).After a 7 hour marathon,it was a great way to end the game !! :-bd

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With this win I pretty much broke even, with what ive both spent and made so far.

 

I usually play bigger buy ins ( up to $100 ), as im aiming a big cashout. But this win is certainly a moral booster :)

 

If i only had more time to play and improve my game.....LOL

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Way to go Zuga!

 

I started playing poker a few weeks ago just for something to pass the time.  I signed up again at sportsbook.com.  I played there a few years ago and then quit playing poker.

 

Tonight I played in Dollar Frenzy Turbo $3000 guaranteed.  $1.00 unlimited rebuys for first 90 minutes and 30k chips addon at the first break.  There were 647 players.  I spent $2.10 in the first 90 minutes and then another $1.00 at the break.  So total spent was $3.10. 

 

Low and behold I won the tourney.  $600.00!  (I took a screen shot but couldn't figure out how to post it from my new computer.  It's on the desktop but can't get it to move to this post)

 

I requested a withdrawal for $550.  They say it can take 6-8 weeks for a check or bank withdrawal.  ugh.  Live chat said that is the worst case scenario.  We shall see.

 

medtrans

 

 

 

 

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That is absolutely brilliant Medtrans.  Big congratulations to you.  How many hours did you play for?

 

blue

 

 

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Wowie Zowie Medtrans! What a blast!  :z You're in the money, your in the money  $$ This is becoming quite the little poker playing conclave around here and we got WINNERS! Great job and many congratulations!

 

I have a little brag of my own tonight and even though it pales in comparison with your feat medtrans I will share it anyway.... I have now been playing poker for maybe a month or so, learning loads from blueday and pretty much over my shyness to play at a table with other people... I play to practice at a site that is not an actual casino, is completely legal in the US and you can win real money. I won't say what site, in case I shouldn't, but this is what happened tonight. And a really good part of it was I misunderstood and thought only the top 3 finishers got a seat and it was actually the top 5!!!

 

Dear KattAstrophy,

 

Congratulations! You've won a seat in the $500 Weekly Final scheduled for this Saturday, 11/5/11 at 8:15 pm (Eastern).

 

You finished 5th out of 198 players in the $500 Weekly Qualifier tournament and have been automatically registered for the Final Event!

 

To play, simply log in to XXXXXXXX before 8:15 pm (Eastern) on Saturday, 11/5/11 and you will be automatically seated when the Final begins.

 

Have fun and best of luck!

 

 

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Katt that is fantastic!  You're moving along in leaps and bounds!  So chuffed for you and good luck in that final.  Please let us know how you get on.

 

blue

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OK.  Here is the screenshot.  That's me....summersales.

 

Congrats Katt!  You are doing awesome for playing just a month. 

 

Since I started playing poker again I am trying to be very patient and wait for the good hands to play.  Patience, patience, patience.  At one point I was down to 900 or so chips and I thought "Oh well."  I ended up with around 12 million chips in the end (I think.)  Blinds and antes at that level are unbelievable.  (Never got up that high before.)  I was blown away.

 

Blue,  tourney lasted about 3 1/2 hours.  Was a no limit holdem.

 

I like playing omaha hi/lo too.  They are fun.

 

Thanks all for your posts.  I couldn't believe I won.  I was only hoping to cash in the tourney which paid 72 places.  Lowest paid was $7.50.

 

medtrans 

 

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Thank you Medtrans for posting the picture.  What a lovely screeny.  Glad you sorted it out.

 

Congrats once again.

 

blue

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WTG medtrans :)

 

I played few more tourneys, some I lost and at some made to the money ( nothing worth mentioning ).

 

I also played one $33 buy in today and made to the final table. Sadly i finished 9th, which made me $200 ( minus buy in and add on ). The first prize was over $1.8K so im kinda disappointed with my result.

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It's not a bad result though Zuga.  You made it to the final table and won over $130. 

 

Congrats.

 

blue

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Yes.  Whenever you can cash in a tourney it is a big plus because it is very hard to do.  I often wonder how the same people are always at the final table in WSP and other big tourneys.  But lately I am noticing some new faces too.

 

I still believe a lot is luck and luck must be on your side, but then again...a lot of the same people are always there.

 

Would appreciate comments on how much you think luck figures in.

 

medtrans

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I would have to say that skill is the main factor when playing poker , however even the Pros need some luck.

 

Ive seen many times you play your hand by textbook, do everything right and then lose on the river to a badbeat.

 

these things happen, but if you stick to your game and keep on improving your play you are bound to get some good results.

 

I know my play has improved significantly, so officially Im no longer a fish/donk :P

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I like to think I "know" how to play.  I will admit I don't figure out the outs and really know nothing about pot odds which I know a person must study in order to be really good.  So guess I am a donk.

 

But I have been doing much better lately with my patience for waiting for a decent hand and working on my betting strategy.  I cashed in a couple sit n go's since I started back and that has helped improve my game.

 

I would rather play slots, but poker is OK too.

 

medtrans

 

 

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I know my play has improved significantly, so officially Im no longer a fish/donk :P

 

LOL LOL  That made me laugh. 

 

Medtrans,

 

There is clearly a lot of skill in poker but then there is always going to be that element of luck.

 

I've played in an 8000 player tourney and made it to the final table and just played 17 hands.  I have no doubt in mind that some of the other final tablers had played maybe 100 or more hands because that is how they play.  That doesn't make them a bad player as such it just makes them a different player.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that there are different skills that can be used in poker and not everyone uses all of those skills all the time and there always has to be just that bit of luck.  Example would be you have KK and your opponent has AA and you hit your K on the flop and crack the aces.  Thats luck but is it unskillful that the Aces got beat?

 

Skill has to win the majorty of the time.  As for the new faces at WSOP,  that's online players for ya and that is a totally different ballgame for the pros.

 

I could go on but I'd bore me to death.

 

blue

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When I read your posts, you are so right blue and zuga.  So many things to consider in poker and it is a lot of skill.

 

I'll keep plugging away at it.

 

medtrans

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When I read your posts, you are so right blue and zuga.  So many things to consider in poker and it is a lot of skill.

 

I'll keep plugging away at it.

 

medtrans

 

Thanks Medtrans.

 

I know you gave it up for a long time and I think if you can stay in the frame of mind you are in, you will do well.

 

Keep those wins coming.

 

blue

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Hey Zuga, congratulations again! Making it to the final table at any time is a win in my mind... of course I am so much of a fish you ought to be thinking of sushi right now!

 

I have watched those "lucky" players drop like rocks at the tables lately and have adopted (as best I can) a wait for the good hands method that seems to be what gets me to those final tables. I sit back, wait for the right hands to play and let the big shots shoot each other right out of the game.

 

Oh and yes there is always that Bad Beat... if I understand what that is... yesterday I started with AA and ended up with a full house... Fives full of Aces... my opponent ended with 4 of a kind with his 5 in the hole. Got caught with my All-In pants down...

 

katt

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