Finally I won one of those 5 table 45 person sit and go's on Poker Stars. I played two tonight. In the first one I finished 8th, on the bubble and one out of the money. I felt like I played well in both though, especially in the one that I won of course. I'm having a lot of fun in these. I'm wondering if I'm playing better, if the structure is suited to my game or if the competition is just soft, they are very low buy in tournaments after all. So far I've played six of these and made the final table (nine players) in four of them.
If Tropical Storm Arlene does not keep me out of the Biloxi/Gulfport area starting on Sunday then i'll play the Monday and Thursday NL rebuy tournaments in Gulport. I don't know that I'll make the final table but I hope to play well. I'm also looking forward to the 1/4/8/8 game and maybe even the 6/12 that Biloxi spreads sometimes. Hopefully Arlene will move quickly and be gone from that area by Sunday Afternoon when I should be there.
Then July 1 is our trip to Vegas. I'm starting to really look forward to that as well now that I'm regaining a bit of confidence in my game. I miss having somebody to sweat me when I play online like I did for a while. It helped settle me down I think and really THINK about what I was doing since I was sort of teaching (scary thought) as I played.
I know I've got a LONG way to go but I feel now like I'm making progress.