So last night I moneyed in my first-ever live poker tournament. I made the final table with $15,000 chips at Riverside and took out two people for a total of three bounties and eventually went out in 7th place with A7 of clubs, all-in before the flop. (The chip amount is arbitrary; I won about $200, for those of you who don't know poker.)
I'd like to thank the poker gods for the pocket Aces and for letting me slow play them just this once, I swear, and for letting me suck out with pocket Js, pocket 5s, and pocket 9s to make two flushes and a set, respectively. Because really (and this is what makes it so infuriating) poker is only partly about skill.
Next time, though, I want first place.