I am a person that tries to stay away from confrontations. I don't like it when people start arguments and will do things that hurt other people. So, with that being said here I am playing poker.
Poker is a game that puts people at war against other players. I believe this is a skill game in that you have to understand how to go to war with the other players at the table. Of course in poker we do this without going to extremes as in a real war. But the mentality has to be there.
Off topic but what I am getting at is all the talk about the Ladies Tournament in the WSOP. Guys are signing up for this tournament because they are saying the equity is good? I really do not believe that the guys should be entering this tournament and they should not have been allowed to register. This is listed as a Ladies Tournament and needs to stay that way. Yes, in an open event everyone is welcome to play. I don't have the skill yet to play in an open event like the WSOP but I am learning and practicing with the game. I do play at Wildhorse in the Fall, Summer and the Spring events. That allows me to see where I am at in my learning process. It does cost me some money to enter but I need to know if I am getting better playing in these kinds of events.
The Ladies Tournament gives them the opportunity to play with each other and learn from each other. I am not saying it is less of a tournament but saying it does give them a tournment without the guys playing. I will say that when I play at our local casino and have a lady at the table I am more concerned about her and her style and how I will play against her. When I play against the guys at the table I know what I am trying to do.
I do know that the last time I played at Wildhorse I played in a seniors event and it was more fun than actually playing in an open. I felt more at ease and did not feel intimidated. Could that be the same with the Ladies Tournament? A place to play and not feel intimidated. Learn and then play opens? Come on guys stay out of the Ladies Tournaments.
Remember I don't like confrontations. Sometimes I like to go against the grain and see what happens.
I played in 4 SnGs last night and my BR is now: Tournament BR...$79.06
Have a good week.