Last night we had a poker game. It's the first one I've had in like six months at least. It's been a while. Way to long if you ask me. I'm thinking about having another just after the new year. We didn't really know how it was going to turn out. We didn't have enough people until really the last minute. It ended up being myself, Lynda, Jon, Ed, Thomas, Rob, Brenda, David, Julio, and Troy. I was nearly knocked out early. I took a pretty big hit on like the third or forth hand. I thought for sure I had it, but the guy I was up against hadn't ever played with live ppl. He'd only played online. It took a little bit for me to figure him out. Of course by that time he had a big chip lead. We started out with $2125 in chips, by the 3rd or 4th hand I was down under $800. It seems I play short stacked a LOT. Would that be art imitating life? Well that's a whole other story. Anyway, I waiting until the cards came back and was able to get back even with the starting amount, but by that time a few others were building their stacks. I ended up all in for about $3000 and two pair Q's and 9's. I lost, but I ended up in the money with third. That's $50 in winnings. So I doubled my money. That was great and all, but I think the coolest part of the night was Lynda. Friday night she came over and with her never really playing a serious Texas Holdem game, we did some training. Lynda, Brandt and I played a learning game for about 4 hours or so until LATE Friday night. We would play then hand and then turn up our cards and say why we played the hand the way we did. That way we could discuss the hand and decide if we could have played it better next time. So by the time last night came around she was awesome. She kicked so much ass, including my own, and tied for 1st. She and Troy were playing heads up for quite some time. They decided that they were just going to call it and split the winnings. Troy actually, since he was ahead at the time, insisted that he get more. So he won $101 and Lynda won $99. Not bad for a $25 tournament. Anyway, next time I should probably not teach her so well so she won't beat me so bad. :)