So I've now played over 150 live tournaments in the last year and a half. The first 50 I was clueless; the next were probably mostly following "Kill Phil", and the last 50 have been a mix of everything I feel I've learned.
I've kinda latched on to another system of playing lately, it's mostly based on Arnold Snyder's "Poker Tournament Formula" (the 'rock-paper-scissors' metaphor), which calculates and accounts for the 'speed' of tournaments and their subsequent relative difficulty factors.
In any case, I'm ready to hit it hard again with a fairly strong regimen of play, and I've decided to track my growth and progress by starting this journal (or diary or blog or whatever you want to call it). I'm going to chronicle my next 150 tournaments (which I expect to complete within a year's time), and see if the ongoing accumulation of data can actually add up to any useful insight.
I also plan on attending a WPT Boot Camp at some point during that span of time, and I want to see what impact that will have as well.
My goal is to work up to higher entry tournaments and learn to navigate the deeper waters until, who knows, maybe one day a very decent score.
I look forward to sharing my journey, and also to anything you all might have to share.
So feel free to jump in, comment, ask questions, berate, or completely ignore as you wish.
It'll be fun to see what happens.