Last night I entered a $1 buy-in Texas No-Limit Hold ‘Em poker tournament online and placed 3rd in a field of roughly 1100 players. I won $121 for my efforts. A dollar well spent.
I’m wondering if any of you out there reading this post have caught the poker fever like I’ve caught it. I must say I love to play – to the point that I even bought a book on how to master the game. Perhaps that’s unhealthy, I dunno, but so’s ice cream and I’m not about to give that up.
You can’t miss it on TV since it’s on ESPN, the Travel Channel, the Game Show Network, Fox Sports and PBS (well, maybe not on PBS). Tobey Maguire plays. So does Ben Affleck and a host of other stars. I hope that it doesn’t wear out it’s welcome ‘cuz I just can’t get enough.
There’s just something so thrilling about taking some poor fool down on that last card to win a huge pot. There’s something I like about watching it too. I guess it’s knowing something that they players don’t – what the other players’ cards are – that appeals to me. You feel empowered. Like some sort of deity.
If you don’t play, I highly recommend you find a regular game. Don’t tell my mom I play either.