Sunday, January 14, 2007

Not a bad night at poker

Last night, Scooter, Nicky, Molly and I drove out to Eden Prairie for Mark Kantor's monthly poker game. All in all, it was a pretty impressive turnout. The original sign-up sheet had 33 people on it when the tournament started with several more people coming in late. Because of the large turnout and to keep the game from lasting until 4 in the morning, Mark limited rebuys at 9. Even better, because of the large number of players, Mark announced that he'd be paying out to the top 6 players.

In an odd coincidence, despite Mark having 4 tables set up, I managed to get seated at the same table as Scooter and Molly. In fact, I was immediately to the right of Scooter. I wasn't especially crazy about this turn of events since I'd rather not sit at the same table as people I know. Or more importantly, people who know me and know how I play. But oh well.

Anyway, I managed to take a few key pots and survive to take 4th place before getting mowed down by Jay who took out like 3 or 4 people right before me and went on to take 2nd place. For taking 4th place, I got $132. I also had 3 shootout tokens which got me another $15.

So not a bad night, all things considered!