After a number of months reviewing session / training videos / grinding 6 max 2nl (recommend xfilxx - Grinding up the micro's series) have viewed them a number of times... Confidence in my game is building and today was my first foray into the 'Special Tourney's' having qualifed during the week for the The $11 Sunday Storm through a $1.10 Sit & Go with top 4 getting seats from 45 runners. With a modest BR which started at $20 in April 2011 and grinded to $70... Qualifiying and/or buying into this tourney does not break the bank...

Tourney started at 5am (Australian Central Standard Time) monday the 2nd of Jan 2012 (Nice to be on holidays to play in these tourneys) - 30,000+ runners and playing what I felt was pretty solid poker, I made it to the money (which was obviously the aim)... and had a lucky break doubling up when my AQ shove held up to the 'Villans' pocket 7's, hitting the A on the river...

This took me into the top 1000 and feeling pretty good about going even deeper when I picked up pocket Q's... Clear shove (I felt) with my 10BB stack, however ran into pocket bullets and the touney ended for me in 800th or so and my biggest cash so far which more han doubled my BR to $150+...

Back to grinding the Micro's - was not going to play 5nl until I hit BR of $100 at least - nice to be there after the tourney today - Next aim is to qualify for a Sunday Million and take an annual leave day... That is certainly the goal for 2012...

GL at the tables...  hititflush