I'm not a regular poster to this or any forum so I'll ask for some forgiveness for any awkwardness. I mostly intend this to serve as a testimonial and a thank you to the guys at Crush. I haven't played in a while but have recently picked the game back up. I spent most of last week or so working through the fast track and first two sections of the CLP curriculum as a refresher... The game has changed quite a bit since I was paying attention.
Anyway, I'm in CO and went to one of the mountain casinos to try the 1/3 game. I was pretty nervous, but studied pretty extensively and really tried to work on the skills and concepts at micro limits online. My goal was to make sure the math, odds, pre-flop ranges and flop reading were practiced before taking a stab in the live game.
I bought in for $300 in the $1/$3 game. I felt very comfortable in the game and never really felt lost in any of the hands. I'm 41 years old and I've never played for a pot with more than 1000 bucks in it in my entire life. I play played in two of them on Saturday and I won them both. I think that's a real credit to the teaching/coaching on CLP. I cashed out for 1800 or so after about 4 hours of play.
Please don't get me wrong...the cards were good and the runouts came according to the plan. I've had nights like that before, but I've never been able to extract so much money out of a single game. I knew where I was at (most of the time) and didn't get too shaken when I had the worst of it. You guys are doing a great job! I made 1500 in 4 hours and I've never done anything like that before. I know it doesn't always go that way and that I have a ton more to learn. But I'm really excited to continue down this path.