Poker Night Recap (April 07)

Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:24:24 am by Dustin
Filed under Dealing with People, Finance, Fun, General, Household, Payroll, a little about life

Last night I had my first poker night here at my place. It ended up being Brandon, Matt, James, Jason, and myself. Jeff was invited too, but his excuse for not being able to come (other than being a bad friend) was that he had to fix his computer. On a Friday night. What a lamer.

There were a few mistakes for the first time around. For example, apparently chips with values divisible by three are hard to calculate for these guys. I think five will be better next time.

I personally ended up getting second to Matt. I was the Short Stack coming into the head-to-head and was able to catch up to being ahead with some all-in moves. Then came the pair of Queens, pair of Sixes hand. I had Ace/Four which means if Matt did not have the other Queen or Six to finish the Full House, I was in. He had the bloody Six. That brought me down to about 100 chips to his 700. From there I battled but could not make any progress. Then I went all in on a Straight Draw but did not get the card, and Matt had a Face Card Pair.

The whole game only took three hours for five people starting with about 180 chips.

I was using this game as a trial run to see what I could learn. and that was quite a bit. I think I am going to make this event a monthly thing on the third Friday of the month. That makes the next one on May 18th. I also think the buy ins are going to go up to $15 or $20.

If you and any of your friends would like to come, send me a line, and I will put you on the list.


  1. James

    Personally, I vote for holding the buy-ins at $10, but that’s partially just because I expect to lose lots.

    Good times.

  2. Dustin

    So that is one vote to raise them and one to keep them the same. Anybody else want to vote?

  3. Phil

    Poker! I don’t even know her!

    (sorry just had to do that)

    P

  4. Dustin

    I figured somebody would.

  5. Jeff

    Alright, you boobs. I had to fix my father’s computer and my g/f’s grandparent’s computer. My own computer works fine, thank you.