3/31/2008

Poker Queen

Saturday night was the annual couples Texas Hold'em tournament at my friend Tammy's house. I had rearranged some plans so we could go and hired a sitter. Last year's party was so much fun that Tammy invited a lot more people and the turnout was awesome, 40 people buying in at $10 each. I've played a few times but Mike gave me some tips in the car ride over.

I had a few drinks and some snacks, socialized a bit, and then at about 8:30 we started to play. My table took things pretty seriously and moved right along getting more hands in before the blinds were raised than the other four tables who were a bit rowdier. Poor Mike acted as council for another girl who proceeded to get some very good hands and took a LOT of chips. Nobody at our table got knocked out for a long time.

One by one people started dropping and we consolidated tables. Next thing I knew it was 2am and I was still playing with just two other guys. Most of the people had gone home. I was pretty tired and decided third place was good enough so I went all in on a bluff and lost. Everyone was quite impressed. I took home $70.

Next up, Mike's office is holding a similar tourny as a fundraiser for March of Dimes in two weeks and we are already entered. Much more enjoyable than walking 7 miles last year for MOD while I was 7 months pregnant.

4 comments:

Sharkey said...

Sounds like you made enough to pay the babysitter. Not too bad for a night out!

WILLIAM said...

Not bad...third place.

running42k said...

Very good. When I read that you had a few drinks, I envisioned a bad outcome, but it seems like things worked out ok.

dcrmom said...

Wow, I'm impressed.

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