Hello again, my poker mates!
It’s been a while since I signed in, and what better day to make a comeback, than one after winning a very significant poker tournament? My very first of its kind! I just grabbed a spot in the top 15 in the 9stacks Aussie100#1 tournament! The fact that I am also the only woman to make it so far on 9stacks, is quite staggering as a thought. Aussie Millions, get ready for maidumji!
Please indulge this billo, as I bask in the glory of winning a package to Australia worth Rs. 2 lakhs.
On October 21st, 9stacks hosted the Aussie100 Tournament, where on offer were 15 packages to Melbourne, Australia, for a buy in of only Rs. 5500.
I tried to win a ticket by playing some satellites but no luck there. Nevertheless, I decided to take my chances and invest the buy in amount for a chance to win such a cool prize.
In the beginning levels of the poker tournament, I played pretty tight and avoided the big pots. This helped me maintain a good stack in the middle, though it’s true what they say, you are as good as your last hand! I lost a significant amount of chips to some bad beats and flips (which in hindsight couldn’t have been avoided) and by the time the bubble phase arrived, found myself on the short end of the stick with a short stack (If this isn’t every tournament player’s nightmare, I don’t know what is!)
This is when I felt in sync with mountain dew because “darr sabko lagta hai, gala sabka sookhta hai” you all, no kidding!
On a serious note, this final phase was when I realized that so much is out of one’s hands. Skill can get you closer to the finish line, but your moves are as good as the table’s reaction to them. I saw so many people get busted on monster hands and bad beats, I honestly knew it could go either way for me as well. Thankfully, I was able to steal some blinds and held on to my insignificant stack and once reached the final 15, went all out on a suited QK losing to an Ace high hand.
It took me a good 15 minutes to wrap my head around the fact that I actually won! I consider myself a newbie as far as competitive online poker goes, so yes, it is a significant win for me. This was probably my best online poker tournament performance till date. The great thing about 9stacks I feel, is that they keep coming up with really cool, very do - able promotions and in my opinion, the best poker offers and tournament formats. Gives all us amateurs the confidence to really pursue the sport and motivate ourselves to do better each time.
This win has boosted my confidence. I have been working very hard towards improving my game everyday and this win validates the effort I am putting in. It feels wonderful!
I am gearing up for more poker tournaments where I hope to compete for more packages which I can redeem for cash.
So long story short, you will see Maidumji in Australia, mates!