Look what I won at the Blind Bear poker league final table last night!
I’ll have more to say about poker at the end of the post, but first, the news.
Paula Raiford posted a new event happening at her club. Tomorrow night, Thursday, March 27, Paula & Raiford’s Disco will host Disco Yoga with Rosalynn Ross. The schedule:
6:00: Doors open
7:30: Let’s go disco!
A limited number of session tickets for the NCAA South Regional will go on sale at 1 PM today. Session tickets are $160. Games are Dayton vs. Stanford at 6:15 PM, and Florida vs. UCLA 30 minutes after conclusion of the first game. Winners will play Saturday, time TBD. These games will be held at FedExForum. More info here.
There are practice sessions for the NCAA South Regional teams this afternoon at the FedExForum that are free to attend. Schedule .
From this week’s High Ground News: Downtown brewery High Cotton adds brewing capacity, employees
From Mashable: Men in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un. This is a crackdown from a list published last year of 10 approved hairstyles for men and 18 for women.
All right, back to poker. The 10 people who scored the most points in the Blind Bear’s poker league were invited to the final table to play for some nice prizes. There were $600 in $100 gift cards from six different restaurants. First place got to pick three of the cards, second place got to pick two of what was left, and third got the remaining card. Fourth through seventh got to pick from two grills, a Jack Daniels fold-up chair, and a gong.
With two people eliminated, I was desperately short on chips, with the blinds to hit me and reduce my stack by about half in two hands. I went all-in, and because I hadn’t played many hands everyone respected my raise and folded. Even winning just the small and big blind increased my stack by about 25%. Next hand, I went all-in again, and again everyone folded and I picked up the blinds. From the looks of the players’ faces, I could tell some of them were questioning whether I really had two good hands in a row, or even one good hand of the two. I knew the next time I went all-in I had better expect to get called.
Two hands later, I looked down to find A♣A♥. Nice to have the best starting hand in Texas Hold’em when you know people will call you! I was able to more than double my chip stack and get out of the danger zone for a while. I ended up in fourth place, and got the gong as my prize. Congratulations to Jon, Randi, and Craig, who finished top three.
I changed my Facebook profile pic to the one above with the gong. It’s the first time I’ve changed my profile pic since I joined Facebook.
That’s it for now. I’ll lead off at the Silly Goose after I get home from work. Should be a fun night with lots of Florida and Dayton folks arriving in town.