Penny Poker

January 22, 2006 at 6:26am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I just wrapped up my first Texas Hold ‘Em experience. We played with a jar of pennies I had sitting around. Conclusion: I’m no good at poker. At least not poker with pennies. Bluffs don’t work with pennies, for one thing. And it’s too easy to be stubborn, to stick around longer than you ought to, when you’re only talking about $.03. The good news, in my opinion, is that I’m not addicted to the game. One of the reasons I had held off trying out Texas Hold ‘Em is I’ve seen how it can grab people and make them obsess over the game. I was addicted to online cribbage for a while, and I thought poker might do the same. I had fun and I hope to play again, but I don’t see myself playing all night or losing money on the game.

Before we dove into poker, we also played some pitch. I love pitch. I come from a four-person, ten-point pitch family. Tonight we played five- and six-person pitch. With the five-person crew we played call your partner and ace-deuce, and when the sixth person showed up we just played three-person teams. It was a good time, but I still prefer good old fashioned four-person games. Then again, I just love playing cards, so I’m not complaining.

Now that it’s 12:30 I should really go to bed. I haven’t been up this late in quite a while. Not even on New Year’s Eve. I feel fine right now, but when the dog wants to wake up and go outside in the morning, I’ll feel it. Sleep in, Daisy! Sleep in! Good dog.

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