Tuesday, 22 April 2008

You Got's to Know When To Hold'em or Fold'em!



The last night in Puerto Madryn we entered a Texas Hold'em poker competition at the casino. Four tables of ten were narrowed down to two tables of ten and then narrowed to one table of ten and then by some miracle, I was in the last four. Eventually, it was just two of us. Yours truly came second and cashed in a nice US$800 prize, so I was well chuffed.

I won the annual poker comp back in my last year of college and the family likes to play cards ( a lot!) so I have some experience but I still think the exhaustion of late nights, and early morning fishing and fighting the big salmon till my arms were droppin' off (see previous post) was the best preface to a perfect poker face. No emotion - No tell tale twitches - Just yawning, even when I had my top hand to throw off the competition! - ALL IN - I BET THE WHOLE POT!!!.....ha ha Suckers!


Photo: Last 4 standing! (not Photoshop'd - I swear!)




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10 comments:

Old Knudsen April 23, 2008 4:54 am  

You catch big fish, win big cheques at poker, you are Paddy Bond if I wasn't already so cool I'd want to be you.

Xbox4NappyRash April 23, 2008 8:01 am  

800 US bucks, or about 94 euro. Sweet.

Quickroute April 23, 2008 11:13 am  

Old Knudsen: I am so cool, I may have to charge people to enter my website. I am 002 - License to Bill!

Xbox:I'd like to buy $US from you asap - I've PayPal'ed my 94 euro. p.s. Blog comments are legally binding contracts!

Xbox4NappyRash April 23, 2008 12:56 pm  

Unsurprisingly not for the first time in my cretinous existence, I may not have thought this through fully.

Patricia April 23, 2008 4:03 pm  

Wow,that's so totally cool! Fishing in the morning, poker at night? is it you or Isidoro Canones making a comeback? jajaja find out who that one is!!!
In the meantime try to learn to play chinchon, and we'll have a competition when we meet again.
a la boite, a la boite!!!

Quickroute April 23, 2008 5:19 pm  

Patricia:

It think I get the gist of this Link. Some dodgy gambling cartoon character! and Chinchon is probably similar to Gin so you're on - Big stakes!

Quickroute April 23, 2008 5:41 pm  

Xbox:

The way the dollar is tanking you could mae a killing out of this!

Nomadic Matt April 24, 2008 8:03 am  

congrats on the poker....im a big poker player myself....off to amsterdam today where i will get a few good games in

Shaunj April 25, 2008 11:53 am  

lucky in cards...unlucky in love so they say in Poland(sorry had to inject a bit of Irish bleakness-miserable fecker that I am)

Quickroute April 25, 2008 6:43 pm  

Nomadic Matt: Good luck with the poker and say happy birthday to the Dutch Queen as I belive it's her birthday today - Party like there's no tomorrow!!

Shaunj:Irish Bleakness? - no such thing my friend! - we call them soft days - remember?

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