Here at Ohio State Steve and I have been hosting a regular, Thursday night poker tournament. It draws about 20-25 people every Thursday, it’s a $5 buy in with unlimited rebuys and an add on. The pots aren’t huge, winner usually takes home about $100, but it’s a lot of fun and great practice for tournament play.
Tonight I played very well, finishing third. It backed up the first place finish I had last week. I lost tonight to a bad beat, I went into the flop a 2.5 to 1 favorite and ended up losing on an ugly river, but finishing 1st and 3rd in a 25 person tournament builds confidence and gets me a little bit more respect in games we play during the week.
How do I approach these tournaments?
The tournaments have a very fair structure since we’re playing and don’t want it to be based on luck. Our goal is to provide a tournament where solid play prevails. We’ve adopted a point system to reward top repeat performers with a “tournament of champions” at the end of the quarter. I am actually the point leader right now after two solid …