Friday, August 11, 2006

Winning with a Jack on the river

I've recently been learning how to play poker, Texas Hold'em specifically, and I crossed a weird line today. I read my first poker-related news report and liked it. (Check it out here.)
I don't know how it happened, but I actually enjoyed reading about each big hand that lead up to a former Hollywood agent making $12 million by playing cards.
Part of this is the chef's fault. I watched him play poker online for a while and before long, I was shouting advice to him from the couch. Finally, he showed me how to log in for my own games. We only play for fake money, but it still feels great when I win a hand or knock someone out of the game.
I'm getting the hang of some of the lingo, and my favorite hand is Ace/King suited. The fact that I have a favorite hand is probably enough cause for some intervention.
Speaking of addictions, this is day 11 on the patch with no cigarettes.
See you at the tables.

2 comments:

Mary B. said...

Gin Rummy seems to be the only non-childhood game that I'm decent at. I'll kick your butt at Old Maid, but poker? I don't even know 'er! (Bad joke, I know.) Congrats on the patch, sweetie!

demento#1 said...

yeah i kicked your ass.