Saturday, April 22, 2006
Out of boredom I decided to use some frequent player points on Pokerstars to play a WSOP qualifier tourney last night. This is the first time I've played in a tournament (usually just play single table games) and I can see what all the excitement is, wow!
I did quite well, actually very well. I came in 1st place and gained entry (top 14 out of 149 won entries into the 2nd round) into the second round of the qualifier which is about to start now. For this upcoming round, top 2 finishers get a trip to the WSOP in Vegas, $10k entry fee is paid for as well as hotel accomodations.
The end of last night's tourney was exciting as 15 players were left and everyone started playing tight, hoping for someone else to drop out, thus ensuring the rest of us an entry into today's tourney. Of course, leave it to me, sitting in top spot to push out the 15th player as I held pocket pairs and after the flop had an open ended straight which I got on the turn card.
Round 2 starts now...