Courtney G. Returns from the Great Game Pokerstars in Las Vegas, where she experienced the highest stakes and toughest competition of her life!
Courtney didn’t allow us to divulge what the profit / loss was during the session, but she has many other and very interesting things to tell.
If you haven't already, check out the first post that Courtney posted last week, the day before she played her Big Game session.
"Take it away, Courtney"
When I woke up today, I felt rather strange. Firstly, this is due to the fact that I finally woke up in my bed, and secondly, finally my life returned to its usual course.
A few weeks before Vegas, I woke up in the morning with thoughts of what I need to do in time to get ready for February 20th. I had my own schedule for the day. I started by reviewing hands, browsing online cash for a few hours, then practicing a little with real cards and chips, and playing a little for real money.
The closer the big day approached, the more I felt that I would never be ready. From late January to mid-February, I played a total of about 60 hours in cash games, spent countless hours telling my friends about the hand history in messengers, outlining my strategy for the Big Game (including bet sizing, starting hands, etc.) ). I took notes on the pros of the show's first season, filled Word files with new things I learned and things I wanted to remember, watched a few poker video games, and was coached by some of the great cash players.
I was very nervous a few days before flying to Vegas. I felt good the day we got to Vegas, but on February 19 (the day before my game day) I felt very stressed, that day I was more nervous than I ever was in my life.
I had dinner with my friend and tried not to get nervous. I understood that it was strange to worry at this time. I knew that there was nothing else I could do to prepare, so it was useless to be nervous.
I was sure that I would start to get nervous on the morning of the 20th, but oddly enough, when I woke up, I felt great. I had breakfast and then went to the set. There was a flurry of activity and I didn't have much time to think between makeup, walking instructions on set, photography, and plugging in a microphone.
When it was finally time to sit down and take the cards, the most amazing thing happened, I felt at home. It was like any live game I've ever played. The chip sizes were MUCH larger, but my practice with denominations at home and my experience with tournament chips made it natural to me.
I wasn't nervous anymore. I was ready to play. And I had a great time. This game was incredibly fun to play and I will never forget the experience.
The next day it was over. And it's time to go home. And that brings me to the day when I wake up in my bed and feel strange. It's all over. It's done ... I went and played a huge cash game, I played well, and now it's over.
When I was getting ready and nervous, I couldn't wait until it was over and I could return to my normal routine. Now that I’m back from Vegas and it’s over, I’m a little upset and miss him a little.
I expected to feel it later. It's like falling in love. It's so exciting because you don't know what's going to happen, and you feel anxious, agitated, and nervous at the same time. You can't wait to just find out what's going to happen to this new person, and you can't wait to stop feeling it, but at the same time, it's the most exhilarating feeling in the world.
And then when you finally enter into a permanent relationship with that person and life becomes normal again, you feel happy and relieved, but at the same time you miss the excitement. At least that's how I feel love, haha). And that's how I felt when the Big Game ended.
I don't know exactly when the show will air, but I guess in 3-4 months. I have a lot to say, but I need to hold back until the show airs. It will be interesting to see yourself on TV and relive everything!