O.K., Here We Go! First Day of Poker – “DAY 2” (Pics coming soon!)

My first game of cards unexpectedly came against Jimmy ( John's 9 yr old step-son) who asked me to play cards with him.  He said he knew how to play so I whipped out my traveling party poker traveling case and opened it up to find that the cards I had in there were “Scores playing cards” (naked chicks,dancers).  I put them in there years ago after I took out the regular cards.

So there I was with a decision…  Bust out the naked lady playing cards and show this 9 year old a thing or two about the birds and the bees or be a responsible adult…  After careful thought about where I’d be staying as soon as his MOM found out…  I made the responsible decision and went to the store to buy new cards.

Long story short (to late), he beat me in a heads up 7 card stud tournament!  He’s a good player for 9.After warming up against Jimmy I was finally ready to tackle poker room.  So I headed to Delaware Park Race Track and Casino for my first live action of the trip.  I felt butterflies as I approached the glowing lights that holds my fate for the next year.

As soon I entered the casino my will power was tested.  I had to pass all the table games in route to the poker room.  I made it.  Will Power 1, Blakjack - 0.  We’ll see how this battle plays out.

After what seemed like a mile of tables (probably 12), I finally made it to the poker room.  It’s a real nice room and it was comfortable filled with players.  After looking over the house rules, I always do that first because you never know what weird rule different casinos might have.  (There’s some free advice to all you poker players out there.) I put my name on the list for a 1-2 NL game.

I cashed in for $133 and was seated immediately as I anxiously awaited my first hand of the journey (11:30 pm).  The cards were dealt and true to form (for those who know how I play) I folded Jack 5 off suit.

The first hand I actually played was the very next hand. I limped in for $2 with 2 suited cards, 10 – 7 of diamonds. The flop… 9 D, 8D, 6H . Woo hoo! This is gonna be a great trip!  I flopped the nuts with a straight flush draw. I slow played it and won a $60 pot against a nice older man named Don. He said he would be reading this at his girlfriends the next morning..  So Don if you are reading this.. Thanks for starting my trip off right!

I was seated at a real cool table where I met some interesting people.  One in particular (other than Don) was a guy who sat to my left named Josh.  After talking to him (and the table) about my adventure, he told me he worked for a Philadelphia newspaper and said he would do a story on me when I make it to his city.  Nice!  The first news outlet that has asked to do a story on me, to bad I won’t be in Phila for another 40+ weeks or so. Still real cool! Josh I’ll be in touch!

I continued to play until 3am and cashed out ahead.  I won $133., the same amount I bought in for. I’ll take a double up any day!

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  1. Alfarius says:

    it was very interesting to read.
    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

  2. dave says:

    Send me a little more about who you are and what you are doing. But it sure, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    Thanks for stopping by and reading.

    Rooster

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