Trying To Earn A Online Casino Malaysia Scholarship
When I first joined Online Casino Malaysia a little more than a month ago, one of the most attractive parts of the program was the promise of earning a free month at Online Casino Malaysia as a reward for superior play in free tournaments. However, it became clear that just playing well in a few tournaments would not be enough. Most of the top players in the PokerPages skill league played over 100 tournaments in the month, which is quite a lot. Especially since I’m reluctant to play in a tournament unless I feel like I have time to play for at least three hours, since that’s about the amount of time that I’d spend in a tournament if I play well.
Others may need to play 100 games, but some don’t. Others can make up for a lack of games played with especially consistent play, and my goal is to be one of those people. After 23 games, I have a score of 1756 points which is currently good for 195th in the league. That’s a vast improvement over the 1717 points that I had at this point last night, and I only played one game between then and now.
That game started out inauspiciously, with my pocket kings coming in second in a three way pot to Ace Ten off suit. I kept most of my chips because the winning hand was a short stack, but my 8800 dropped down to about 4000 after that due to bad luck. Then I finally got pocket aces for the first time in about ten games, and quadrupled my chips through that. My luck was much better after that, and I even manage to finally defeat ace ten off suit with a pair of kings. I barely missed the top 40 after my AK was defeated by K6 (two sixes on the board) , but 43rd out of over 1500 is considered to be a very good finish in the league.
I had been on a cold streak, but my luck seems to have turned lately. If I can continue this hot streak, I might leap over the 150 or so players that stand between me and the top 50.
I plan to post daily about my progress.
A Little Bit of Luck
I’ve been writing a lot about hands ending badly, but that was because that’s what the memorable poker hands had been doing. When bad luck defines my game, then it ends up being the subject of this Blog. I haven’t stopped getting unlucky, but it has been happening less often. Less bad luck equals more good luck.
I won a couple of great hands yesterday, and I’ll get to those now.
In one hand, my stack wasn’t dangerously short but it was still shorter than I would have liked it to be. I saw the flop with an ace and a six, and I paired both cards on the flop. I made a large bet for most of my chips, and one player called. The turn brought a ten, and I went all in for about 4000 more chips. The other player called me and showed pocket tens. With only two outs left in the deck, I got the ace I needed and won the hand. It’s not something I’d like to try every game, but it feels great to catch that card.
The other hand was in a similar situation, but this time I had the ace and queen of diamonds. I made the minimum raise, which was actually about half of my stack. The flop gave me two diamonds, but no pairs. When it came time to bet, I felt that my stack was too short to not take this chance and went all in. I got one caller – this time with pocket jacks and no help on the board. The flush never came, but I did catch a queen. That hand helped me finish in the top 100 out of over 1500 in that free tournament at PokerPages.