I am particularly fond of the game of Poker in particular Texas Hold-em and have been enthusiastically playing for some 2 years now on a regular basis, I particularly like tournament Poker and enjoy playing both on line and live games. I do fairly well at it although I do not win large sums of money I seem to win slightly more than I lose so my enjoyment of this game is effectively self financing.
My winnings would be normally (at the levels I play) be in the region of $50.00 a day of which I may lose $20.00 - $30.00 so the aggregate just about keeps me ahead. The most I have won in one game is about $100.00, I have always dreamed of winning a substantial amount of money playing Poker, well a couple of days ago my dream came true, although it has to be said that we are talking the lower end of substantial, I mean I am not going to be expecting begging letters just yet.
I qualified through a previous tournament by coming 2nd out of 600 entry's to get into the Victor Chandler $100000 monthly tournament. The final consisted of 110 tables of 9 players each, as players get knocked out the tables are reduced accordingly, until you are left with a final table of 9, this is where the serious money is to be made. I did not make the final table but money is paid to the last 80 places so I was definitely in the money. I finished 16th earning me a reasonable $1600.00, a dream realised. So where should I set my sights next...... to finish in the last 9 in a tournament of this scale would be nice. I will try again next month.
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable".