Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This Time I Won

I've been playing online poker for about four years. It's on the Bravo TV site and it's always free (I'd never play for money). I'm not a gambler at all, I'm too tight with money for that but it's how wind down sometimes. They have daily tournaments at 5, 7, 10, 12 midnight and 2am. I play just to unwind at the end of the day a few times a week. In a tournament there are usually between 200 - 300 people playing and when you win you get to play in a championship tournament. Over the years I've probably won 3 or 4 times but never played for the championship.

To play you have to have focus, patience, and make good decision making. If I've got too much on my mind I can't play well, if I'm stressed, or pissed off, I can't play well. Going through the adoption stressed and pissed means I've lost many times and in the early rounds.

Monday night I won the 10pm qualifying tournament! It wouldn't be that big of a deal except now they now pay the championship winner $5,000! The championship game is April 26 and I will be in it. $5,000 can pay for my trip back to ET or summer camp for the kids. Well, it might be a down payment on summer camp but I'll tell you about that later.


kristine said...

You go girl!

Yes, $5000 is a comely sum.


paige said...


Go go go--this sounds like a fabulous way to bankroll a trip to Ethiopia!!!!

Bennett said...

You go girl!!!
5K ain't bad no way you look at it.

I saw your post and I left you a reply on the blog.


trice said...

Hey Val,

Are you in the south burbs? I coudln't remember. There is a summer camp in Frankfurt that I'm in love with!!!

haze said...

Good luck!!!

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