Texas Hold ‘Em

For Scott: I was in my first Texas Hold ‘Em tournament Friday. It was for the Garland Hella Shriners Peace Officers. $100 buy in ($15 for the charity) and about 80 folks. I went out at 21 out of the 80. Drew pocket kings twice in a row, and never ended up showing them because no one would call.

This concludes this poker blogging, and probably the only poker blogging you’ll ever see on this blog. Hopefully, this token effort will give me immortal esteem in Chaffin-land.


  1. I didn’t know you were a poker-head! 21 out of 80 is pretty decent if you aren’t a freak about it like me. Of course, you might now become a freak about it…it’s addictive.

    Now, be sure to let me know when the next one of these is. I like to put them on the calendar and watch them go by (unattended by me) because I’m down at the ranch getting sweaty and dirty.

    PS You’ve always been in high esteem with me, sir.

  2. Phelps says:

    I’m really not a poker-head. I did it because the bailiffs at the courthouse tend to be Bella Shriner Peace Officers, and it was their benefit. I play poker with the family, but it is just a social thing, and we mainly play fun stuff like Baseball and Ananconda.

    I had a really good streak; six hands in a row that I couldn’t lose. (the two pocket kings, two of same-suits that ended up being flushes, and a 6-7 that I decided to play that turned into a straight, and something I don’t remember.) I was up to 9000 on a 5000 stake — and then my luck turned, and the poker-heads whittled me down to where I belonged.

  3. Mexigogue says:

    I had to download “Rounders” because I liked it a whole lot. The competition in poker is a lot like pool. In the movie they quoted somebody as saying “It’s immoral to let a sucker hold on to his money.” I like that too. Survival of the fittest.