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  • I am halfway through the tourney master class and I just won a tourney!

    I finally took the plunge on Black Friday and signed up for premium. I am about 60 percent through the tournament master class .... and tonight I won a 47-player tourney. It’s my poker league on Poker Stars. Most of the players are pretty terrible so I’ve been kind of disappointed that I haven’t been crushing them. I had been profiting but not as much as I expected.

    anyway, I have already picked up a lot of little things from the master class that I had never really thought about.

    My favorite hand of the tourney was one straight out of the class....

    i am the big stack with about 70 BBs in the BB and another guy with about 50 BBs is in the CO. He was playing pretty tight and straightforward.

    He raised and I called with 96s. Flop comes 457, two spades. He bet 10 BBs, which was a little too big for straight odds on the OESD, but I decided that this was a spot where I can really try to build my stack to win the thing. I knew that flop would offer me a lot of possibilities even if I didn’t catch my straight.

    Turn was another 4. I led for about 14 into a pot of about 27 and he tank folded.

    Anyway, yay me.

  • #2
    Congratulations mate!

    It's always so rewarding when it feels like the hard work is paying off.

    Keep up to the good work.

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    • #3
      Awesome!!! I also just started the new tourney masterclass and its great! Keep up the good work.

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      • #4
        Just won again. Same group. This time was 6 max and 49 entries.

        yay me!

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        • LondonImp
          LondonImp commented
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          Nice work mate, keep it up

      • #5
        Update: our group does a $500 tourney every few months. On Monday I won a $50 sat to get in (I had the most chips when the 4 seats were awarded).

        The tourney was last night and I took third of 50 for $4470.

        so since I started the tourney master class, I have won three tourneys of 40+ people and finished third in another.

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        • Cal42628
          Cal42628 commented
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          I don't think it is the course. I went through the same thing : straight first places. It is much easier to have one month of $50,000 than $10,000 every month
          Last edited by Cal42628; 12-28-2020, 08:24 AM.

        • LondonImp
          LondonImp commented
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          Cal42628 In the short term, luck does have a higher weighting on our results than skill. But that does not mean skill is not a factor. We also can't control our luck, but we can control our skill. How do we do that? By studying. What do we study? The tournament master class. Therefore the TMC is clearly a factor in the improving results, even if positive variance is also a contributor.

        • JFletch2323
          JFletch2323 commented
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          Obviously it's a combination of skill and luck. I know there are things I have done in all the tournaments that came directly from what I've added to my game from the classes.

      • #6
        Update....

        I won again tonight. 44 players. $75 buyin. $977 for first.

        Tonight I ran pretty good. I flopped quads against aces, rivered 2 pair to beat aces when I was all in, and flopped a set against a guy with top 2 pair.

        Anyway, this is pretty much the best 6-week stretch of poker in my life. (I also won a 200-player, $109 on Bovada just before joining the site.) I know it’s not all my brilliance but I do feel like I’ve sealed some leaks and I’m making better decisions.

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        • #7
          Update

          this week I took 3rd in a $125 and 2nd in a $50 for a net of $1200.

          of course i still stink at NL2 cash games!

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          • #8
            Update.....

            Just won again: 36 players, $125 buyin. Won $1283. And tonight there was no real rungood involved. I never sucked out, never coolered anyone. I only got it in twice in flips and I won one and lost one.

            Over the last 30 tourneys I've played with this group (since I joined PCP), I have an ROI of 245 percent. There are 9 cashes and really only one mincash. The rest are top 3.

            Anyway, I know these results are not sustainable and pretty soon I'll be back in one of those droughts where nothing goes right, but I am enjoying it. And I am also definitely playing better, largely as a result of things I've learned here.

            Thanks to JL and the other coaches and those of you who have helped in the forum and on slack!

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            • LondonImp
              LondonImp commented
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              Good work again mate.

            • JoeyStyles
              JoeyStyles commented
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              Damn, you're lucky!

          • #9
            What strikes me is you're winning $100 tourney but think the world of a this free course. Something's not adding up.

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            • LondonImp
              LondonImp commented
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              The course isn't free... What are you talking about?

            • GeeTeeoh
              GeeTeeoh commented
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              not free, you must think people are stupid to hand you something that valuable for $99

          • #10
            Originally posted by GeeTeeoh View Post
            What strikes me is you're winning $100 tourney but think the world of a this free course. Something's not adding up.
            No. I subscribed. I had been a free lurker before this 30-tourney stretch. The current results are since I became a premium member.

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            • #11
              JFletch2323 keep up the good work, man. Like Londonlmp said, it feels so much more rewarding when you're putting in the time and effort to sharpen your skills. Keep working hard and the results will continue to follow. Good luck out there on your grind.

              P.S. Ignore anyone that isn't happy for you. Good luck, good luck!!

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              • Cal42628
                Cal42628 commented
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                I think you're missing the point. Everyone is god's gift but that is not the point. We are talking bout what mtt is and what it is not.
                Last edited by Cal42628; 01-31-2021, 01:03 AM.

              • LondonImp
                LondonImp commented
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                "Haters gonna hate"

            • #12
              To me there is nothing more useless than 'good job'. That is no substance. If you think more blind optimism is going to do you solid, and maybe it will. Nobody making life changing money here. Nobody hating on you.

              If skill= result , why would anyone coach? why would people quit?
              Last edited by Cal42628; 01-31-2021, 07:48 AM.

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              • LondonImp
                LondonImp commented
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                Professional athletes are coached every day. Are you telling me these people aren't skilled?

              • Cal42628
                Cal42628 commented
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                I was trying to have exchange on streaks in mtt, mtt , mtt courses, etc with someone who recently won. You brought in ' who is or isn't happy for ??? ' That's petty.

                haters? It's ok, forum isn't for me. I just don't see how everyone saying ' good job' is helpful.
                Last edited by Cal42628; 01-31-2021, 10:15 AM.

              • Maniac1130
                Maniac1130 commented
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                Cal I wasn't referring to you when I said that, though. Honestly, I didn't even see that you had commented earlier in this thread until just now.

                I was under the impression that the OP was saying that he felt like the Tournament Master Class was helping his game. Obviously he is the one that won those tournaments and not the class itself but it's the time he spends away from the tables that helped him make better decisions in-game which he thought lead him to winning. All I was trying to say was keep up the hard work. I think working hard and spending time studying is beneficial and was trying to be encouraging. I don't see how being negative towards someone is 'useful'. To each their own I guess.

                Petty: adjective: of little importance; trivial: of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor --> that's petty according to Definitions from Oxford Languages on Google.

            • #13
              Wow, what happened to my thread?

              Let me say again the point of this thread: I think joining PC premium, and the tourney master class, have helped me make better decisions. I have been winning more lately, which obviously is not entirely because of the class or even my skill level. There’s still luck involved.

              (Update: I came in 2nd again on Friday.)

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              • #14
                JFletch2323, where abouts are you in the Tournament Masterclass if you don't mind me asking?

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                • #15
                  Originally posted by Maniac1130 View Post
                  JFletch2323, where abouts are you in the Tournament Masterclass if you don't mind me asking?
                  I finished it about a month ago.

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                  • #16
                    Originally posted by JFletch2323 View Post

                    I finished it about a month ago.
                    Very nice. I am working on it now.

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