Just back from a poker tournament.
At my new job at http://www.ongame.com/ where we amongst other things develop & maintain http://www.pokerroom.com/ , 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 :)