For the first time in a loooong time I went and played some poker down at a local bar 😎. It was a really great setting, just three tables, in a tiny distillery that makes all their own spirits. The game was casual, and everyone was really friendly. The stakes were at 25c/50c which made for some fun, easy going action where everyone had a chance to take a risk or two.
I really love poker, but I rarely play these days. I used to play with my mates in college on Friday nights and it was always a hilarious and exciting time. After watching the WSOP main event recently, I decided it would be fun to go and meet some new people and play some cards!
Things went well for me right off the bat, I got some great cards and made some strong hands, the pots were decent and everyone was there to see some action. I enjoy playing cards because it's extremely good for your mental health, what with all the hand variances and the odds of making winning hands, against the odds of the pot and the potential payouts… Then you've got you're opponents to think about - how they act, how they bluff, what they do when they have a strong hand … There's so much that goes into a game of poker, it's really naive for someone to say it's all just a game of chance.
All in all, it was a great night. I doubled my money and a bit more 😀 and I met some really nice people. I'll be sure to play again next week!