To get around the legalities of gambling â€“some of the local bars have been holding Texas holdâ€™ em tournaments â€“ w/ free entries. A bar/ restaurant in Newark, DE holds a tournament like this every Tues and Thurs â€“with a small prize of $100 and $35 gift card for the bar.
I attended last week and this week and itâ€™s fun. The ratio to men vs women is huge â€“ I was one of 6 or seven both times â€“the other 40-50 were guys. This week I only lasted about an hourâ€¦.I was dealt big slick â€“and only two people were in for the flop ..the flop comes and itâ€™s 3, 3, K. Iâ€™m holding the best hand on the table except for trips. My guy checks and I bet 1,000 ($5,000 was our total stake). He matches and goes all in â€“but this guy has been bluffing (and showing his cards each time) A LOT. So Iâ€™m a jerk and I meet him all in. He flips over K, 9. Iâ€™m golden. Nope. The turn was a 9 â€“ his Kings and 9s bury me â€“except the river was another freakâ€™n 9 â€“adding insult to injury his full boat kicked my ass! Iâ€™m going back next week for more â€“ some of them really know how to play and Iâ€™m hoping to improve my gameâ€¦.