I played in my first ever poker tournament last Sunday. AND! It was a ladies event. AND it was a WSOP circuit event!
Yep, WSOP - World Serious of Poker!
I have played a few poker tourneys online, but that was three years ago. I never did well and was way out of my element. I had no idea what I was doing, lol.
For the past 12 months I've played a lot of 1-2 Texas Hold'em No Limit games at the casino, but never in a LIVE tourney. So, on Sunday I felt nervous and anxious, and was very timid for most of the tourney.
I decided to play in this Ladies WSOP Circuit Event at the last minute mostly to live life to the fullest. To experience something new and cool! Maybe a bucket list item? I dunno. But, the circuit was only two hours from my house, so after convincing by a few friends and my b/f, I decided to play in it.
151 entrants, I lasted 5 hours, and placed 29th! They only paid the top 18, but I'm still very happy about how I did. Only made two bad plays, otherwise I feel really great about the whole experience! I was so excited to last that long in an important poker tourney! I was very giddy after the event, lol. It really was a cool experience for me. :)
I got lucky I had nice women at my tables. Only a few were intimidating, but then they got knocked out pretty quickly. Tough to go "all in" in poker tourneys!