Sunday, November 23, 2008
I started learning to play poker last night. My friends, Carol and Dale, made room for me at the table and their friend David appointed himself my coach. I had a little cheat sheet with the various configurations of cards listed in ascending order and with David's help I made it through a couple of hours of play and lost only $8.00. I even won one hand. I think the hardest part of the game is the "poker face." I gasped a lot when I saw my cards and that made people laugh. I need to cultivate a demeanor of nonchalance. That could be useful away from the poker table, too.