Friday, February 24, 2006

Going All In

I'm playing poker tonight. At a mansion. For nickels. One of these things doesn't seem to fit. And if you said, "well it's obviously you becuase you're a rotten poker player", well then you're probably closer to the truth than I am.

It's an interesting group. We used to play a lot more regularly, always for low stakes. Then I started to get involved with another group where the stakes were signifciantly higher, and I pulled a couple of guys with me. Now we play two or three times a week for stakes in the hundreds of dollars, (I usually avoid those hands, preferring to take small pots and curling up in a fetal position and sobbing when the pot gets above $20), and we haven't seen the other four people coming tonight, for cards anyway, in several months. I expect that there's going to be a culture clash when someone from the original game makes a "big" raise of $1.00 and then one of the three of us raises $35. Should be interesting. The promise of chaos is more intersting to me than the actual card game.


Blogger Pud said...

The best is when everyone gets drunk and starts raising the stakes to crazy heights, like pink slips to their cars.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Actually, at the moment I’m in the mood for a game of strip poker. Alas, I took the female home an hour ago.

11:28 PM  

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