Tonight was Andy’s monthly poker night. Lance and his wife Stephanie hosted, which means I got invited, too. Apparently, I have a "reputation" of being "fun" and "wicked," and Andy’s team likes me. I know, shocking, huh?
There were 12 players, so Lance set up two tables. My table consisted of Lance, Eric and Nick, who I’ve played with before, and Matt, a newbie to the monthly games. I’m not the best poker player – these guys know all of my 3 tricks! – but they were all a little scared of me. "Loose cannon" and "what are you doing?!" were directed my way a few times! My first hand was pocket aces (had I been at Dan’s table, I would have gone all in!), and I got lucky most of the night at our small table.
Andy’s luck, not so great. But we both made it to "the final table," complete with comfy seats (yeah!).
I got snaked a couple times, but then remembered the things Andy had told me about poker. Then, slowly, Charlie was taken out, Dan was ran over by Andy, and Nick got knocked out. With a 10 and 6, and a 3, 6, and 10 on the river, I went all in against Eric (who I heart, but hate losing to!!). Andy and Eric didn’t see my two pair, and Eric thought it had it! Sorry 🙁 Then Stephanie was busted, and I’d made my initial $20 buy in back!
I only come to poker with two goals: #1, don’t go out before Dan and #2, try and break even! So when it came down to Matt, Andy and I, and Andy busted Matt, it was all good! Andy and I split the profits of the evening: Andy getting $80 and giving me the first place pot of $100!
I’m officially retired from poker! I’m quitting on a high .. until next month!
Blueberry and chocolate chip muffins Monday morning! I promised my kids muffins if I won, and they all wished me luck!!