A 1st place finish in the #TPTE – Twitter Poker Tour – Europe & 2nd place in a home game.

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During the last few weeks, I  have been playing in the Twitter Poker Tour – Euopean edition because they have a 2pm EST start which suits me quite well. The poker game they play is No Limit Texas Hold Em, which I like. Although the season consists of 12 sessions and the #TPTE is at the halfway point, I have only played in two previous sessions. My results for those two sessions were a second place finish and a 7th place finish. This time I was able to nail down a first place result, the first for me since playing in the #TPTE.

This evening, I played a tourney in the Boston, Mass area with a group called Boston Social Media. There were 10 people total and the event was hosted by Kevin Palmer of Social Media Answers.  Frank Days of Tangyslice.com, was the person who originally contacted me about the game. I proudly wore my TPT t-shirt that I won at a previous TPT tourney to the game.

Typical of home games, we all got a chance to deal when we got the dealer button. By the time five of us were left, we had a designated dealer to allow the game to progress a little faster. The blinds went up every 20 minutes and the tourney lasted about 2 1/4 hours. Only three persons were paid. First received $125, second $75 and third $50. The buy-in was $25.00 with no rake. I came in second place and pocketed $75.00.

This was my first live tourney in a couple of years that I actually made it into the money. I think everyone had fun although I am sure that everyone wanted to win.

Do you play online tourneys or home tourneys or casino tourneys? How are they different? Which to you enjoy more?

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3 thoughts on “A 1st place finish in the #TPTE – Twitter Poker Tour – Europe & 2nd place in a home game.

  1. It was nice meeting you in person. And Kevin Palmer was great to host the event in his home. Hope to see you in June. The group had a great mix of people and skills. Your skills are good and sometimes you just need to catch cards to go along with those skills.

  2. It was nice meeting you in person. And Kevin Palmer was great to host the event in his home. Hope to see you in June. The group had a great mix of people and skills. Your skills are good and sometimes you just need to catch cards to go along with those skills.

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