Finally Some Cash From A Cash Game!
Friday 2/21/14 time 8:05 PM - PokerHelena
Couple of weeks ago I was invited to join a private cash game. I knew that the players would be much more experienced than I was, so I was a bit hesitant before going. But as the saying goes - if you want to become better you have to play with those that are better. So all I had to decide was what would be the price of my learning this time.
The buy-in was 50€, which I considered to be quite a good price to pay for a good learning experience (and tons of fun!). The beginning didn't go well at all. The game was definitely much more aggressive than in a casual bar poker game. I froze, made few rookie mistakes and slowly started losing my chips.
I tend to take every game very sersiouly. I'm definitely not one of those players who go to table and then bluff big time until I'm rich or broke. But I did realize I should loosen it up a little bit.
After an hour or so, however, I started to get into the game more. I guess on one hand I relaxed a bit and on the other hand learned more about how the other guys were playing. First big bluffs were revealed, first painful losses were made. So bit by bit I started winning my money back.
Confidence obviously plays a big part in poker. I was way too careful at the beginning, but it's better than playing in an unconfident manner and losing it all. Eventually I finished the game with 85€ on the plus side, which makes it my biggest win in a cash game so far. I think I was 2nd or 3rd in terms of winnings, which was not bad at all. Not quite a millionaire yet, but it's a start :)