I played $1/$2 limit hold'em successfully for the second time last night. After about an hour I was up $25. Since we decided to start playing no-limit at our regular poker night, I felt it was prudent to get a little practice. And let me tell you, I definitely need it. I was doing okay for a while. I stretched my winnings up to $30, but then I made my one bad decision (TM) and called an all-in raise on the river. Needless to say my pair did not hold up.
What I should've done was parlayed that $25 into two super-satellite tournaments for my shot at a free trip to aruba. But I do need some practice. Maybe I should start reading up more on my no-limit poker.
Updated 3/28/2005: Wow! I just had an awesome session. The great thing about no-limit is you can really pick on those people who are not as good as you. One person at my table kept buying back in for some reason. I proceeded to bust him twice. I played some tight-aggressive poker, and believed people when they raised over the top. Well, not always. The aforementioned loser raised over me in a number of situations. Either he was executing a great play, or was bluffing. I called him down a few times and caught him bluffing with 4 high once! But in general, I was playing much more solid poker than last night.
The night wasn't all great though. I had another session playing $1/$2 and got badly outplayed by one character at my table. However, my no-limit gains more than amply made up for my losses: I left the table with $175 after a $25 buy-in! Between this and my poker tournament championship title, I guess I'm not half bad!