Monday, October 11, 2004

Just back from a poker tournament.
At my new job at where we amongst other things develop & maintain , one of the top 6 online poker sites in the world the management decided to kickstart the internal poker interest.

Said & done, they started "clash of the staff", an internal Texas Hold 'em poker 2 day tournament with a first prize that was pretty amazing...
An all paid ticket to Vegas for the WSOP 2005!
Almost forgot, it included the $10.000 buyin as well...

We were 93 entered with the buyin at $1.000, the first day was played online until 40 remained, the next set was live with dealers and everything.

After the first day I was in 9'th place with $3.450 in chips, unfortunately it all went downhill from there as we went live :(
I ended up somewhere around 30'th place after a serious streak of bad pocket cards, rotten flops, worse rivers and players that folded every time I had a hand worth playing... grrr!

On the other hand, in June I didn't know Texas Holdem from a burrito... so I guess I'll be back for the next one.

Yup, one more chance is coming up this spring :) The company is sending 2 of us to WSOP 2005 :)
How cool is it to work at a place where poker at work is encouraged :)


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