So last Tuesday I was invited to a friend's house to play some Texas Hold 'Em. The buy-in was $10 but you were given an opportunity to buy back in for another $10 if you lost all your money.
I lost all my money.
So I buy back in and this guy puts me all in with a king showing on the flop. I had a king with a nine kicker. As soon as he said "all-in" I said "call". He also had a king, but his kicker was a 10. I lost, I was pissed. I did have fun, though, and I learned a couple things that I was sure to use next time we played.
So last night we played again. I bought in for $10 and was given the opportunity to buy back in for another $10 if I lost all my money.
I didn't lose all my money.
In fact, this time I was one of the last two players left. The guy that put me out of the game last Tuesday got what was coming to him. I beat him worse than he beat me, which was great. The flop showed a 4, 5, and 6. He went all-in and I called him right away because I had a straight, which is what I thought he had. I was right, but I had a 7 and an 8 and he had a 2 and a 3. I was ecstatic. He was not. Fuhgeddaboudit, Whaddayagonnadoo, ah?
So after he left it was down to two players. I thought I was gonna win the whole thing cause I had been playing well the whole night. Unfortunately for me it was getting late so we decided to call the game and walk with whatever we had. I bought in for $10 and walked with $100. I'd say it was a good improvement from last week.
UPDATE: I played again last night (Thursday). A good time was had by all and 100% of the proceeds went to the Eduardo Maeso Foundation. A very worthy cause. Everyone was wearing brown ribbons, which is the symbol for that charity. Anyway, this time we played till the end and I walked with all the cash. I bought in for $10 and left with $80. I guess I'm not that bad at poker. On the other hand, I might not get invited back since I'm taking everyone's money. We shall see.