Now that I am basically playing one night per week I try to play the best that I can in the tournament that I am playing. I chose to play in the tournament at the Pub where we all take turns and deal.
This week I decided that I would not play in that one and stay closer to home. The Casino is only about a mile from my house and it is easier to go down there instead of driving twenty minutes. The cost of the tournament is the same so the cost of gas is the difference.
We had thirtytwo players starting out in the tournament and we each started with T$1,000 in chips and we have 10 minute rounds. It goes quickly and you have to make plays early to start building your chips. I was able to get to the final table and went out in 5th place. I bubbled the cash payout.
That was Thursday night and then on Friday I decided to play the afternoon deepstack. I like this game better as we start with T$10,000 in chips with 20 minute rounds and the cost is $40. I end up playing different people during this tournament. These players are more advanced in their play and will play accordingly. Overall better players.
For some reason I got myself sidetracked with my thinking and I was out of the tournament in 20 minutes. I did not make it through the 25-50 round. That was bad. I know I play better than this and I really did not play attention to what I was doing. I decided to make another run at it on Sunday and played in the next deepstack of T$10,000 in chips with 15 minute rounds for $40 buy in. The tournament is not as deep as the one on Friday but still it is a good tournament.
I ended up getting down to the final table and made it down to three of us left in the tournament. We all had about the same amount of chips when we decided to chop the prize pool three ways. I was glad I decided to play in this one as it more than paid for the weekend and I made some money to keep the bankroll active.
I did decide to play some online and was able to increase that bankroll as well. It is slow going at the .01-.02 level but I will take the $1.00 increase anytime. At least I am over the starting amount.
This week is test week again at the college so I am in the books again. I will play again on Friday if everything looks good. I guess you have to say I need to make sure my priorities are in order.
Have a fun week.....