Wow, I had a blast yesterday morning. I played in a $3 or 750 Ultimate Points, Hold'em multitable tournament. This is the cheapest multitable that I know. 170 players started at 6 a.m. my time. I finished 6th - and busted out at 9:20 a.m.
I saw some horrible play, and some great play. And I also watched others play!
I must admit that I should have finished in the top 4 - but I tilted a bit at the final table (I was late meeting some friends).
Starting out, I tried to remember everything that I have read on other Poker Blogs and the links to the left. Given that this was a multitable, survival was the key early on. I played very tight for the first two hours. When I finally had a big stack, I used it to bully the small stacks. My luckiest hand was an all-in on AA. My opponent had 99. The flop had a 9, but the river was an A. There is justice!
I won $25 (not a great amount per hour). The learning and enjoyment were worth much more than a $3 investment. I love winning, and would love to build a huge bankroll. But even more important at this stage of my poker career is the sheer fun of competition and the daily learning.
I highly recommend these cheap tournaments as great fun for the value.
If you are not a member of UB, and are considering joining, please email me so that I can be your sponsoring member. We both benefit significantly from your first deposit!