Finally. Managed to win three hands in a row, and didn't feed anybody. The 8th game was such that pretty much whoever won, won the table. It ended up a wall game (everybody holding on to 1, 2, and 4 dots) -- since I was in the lead, I win. Highlights: winning games 3-5. Lowlights: having the power (and therefore the internet connection) go out in the middle of game 6. Fortunately, I got back before the end of the hand; unfortunately, the bot had destroyed my hand in the meantime. Oh well.
Five points for the first day puts me right in the middle of the pack -- 28th out of 52 (the five-point players are at 24 through 30, so my tiebreaker score isn't great).