Poker Words - A Poker Blog

Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Working is for Suckers

Ok, I just got back from a fun filled business trip to Kansas City where we were deploying a system that I have been working on for the last five years to a new client. Spending a weekend in a server room is not quite my idea of fun. The only thing that I was somewhat looking forward to on this trip is the high speed internet access that the hotel was supposed to have. A few of my coworkers and I planned on using that very same internet to get in a few hours of uninterrupted online poker.

Of course the modem in my room didn't work, and I didn't feel like spending my evening dealing with tech support, so I didn't get to play. Plus we were so drained by the end of the day anyway, that I don't know how much I would have played. My friends said they only played for a little bit. Either way, all work and no cards makes Mike a something something.

As I was flipping through the channels one evening, I saw came across an older poker tournament on ESPN classic. Phil Helmuth was at the final table with four other guys I didn't recognize, and judging by the clothes, I would say it was 80s or maybe early 90s. It was kind of tough to watch because they didn't show you the player's hole cards. Its a lot more exciting when you know someone is on a stone cold bluff, and the opponent is sitting there thinking about a call, or if you know someone is about to walk into a trap, than it is to watch everyone muck their cards and have no idea what they really had.

So anyway, this whole working thing has to go. I really need to start working on my game, and find some way to make a living out of it. Staying at home and playing cards sounds a lot more appealing than spending my weekends traveling on business.

There is supposed to be a big tournament at a coworker's friend's house this weekend. I don't know if I'll be able play, but if I do, I'll let you know how it goes. Right now, I need a drink.


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