Saturday, July 23, 2005

Pflugerville poker tour

Just got a call from Doug. He's playing in a poker tournament today. He plays in this poker league, where every night of the week there is poker at a different bar around north Austin/Pflugerville. They play for 12 weeks and at the end of the 12 weeks the top 8 players from each bar play in a day-long tournament. The winner of this tournament gets a trip for two some place. Doug just usually plays on Sunday nights at Hanover's (here in Pflugerville), where he was the top player for this last 12 week period. However, he has played a few games at some of the other bars in the league so he has an idea about the competition. He figures he has a 25% chance to place.

Anyway he called and said he's doing well in the tournament and thinks he's in the top third so far but didn't want to say much more because he didn't want to jinx it. He said the players are playing slower and more conservatively than they do in the regular games.

If he gets to the final table I may go watch him play. I might do that anyway. Only I know little about poker and I'm sure I'd have to be quiet.

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