Monday Night Poker
Game: On Hold Until Settled.
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First...it's not about poker, it's about all sorts of different card games,
mostly poker. Second, it's not about card games, it's about fun. It's about 20
people sprawling into a room, half of which brought food, eating a great meal,
playing some good tunes, having a couple beers, talking with friends and making new ones,
and oh, yeah, throwing some cards.
About every 3rd MNP, for no known reason, it's a quiet night.
Only about 10 people or less show up, we play mellower music, we're a little more relaxed,
but it's still a lot of fun.
Rules (or "I don't know how to play so I can't
come!" Wrong answer!)
We go over the rules before every card game. We
often play dummy hands to teach the rules. We run two tables, the low stakes table
for fun and learning, and the high stakes table for serious betters. If there's
enough of a crowd, we often have more than one high or low stakes table going.
Low Stakes: Nickel ante, quarter maximum
bet, two circles round the table (max 50 cent bet/raise by any one person). Pot
matching limits (for pot-matching games like .357) is $1 or sometimes $2. Expect a
nightly gain or loss maxing out at $5. You can back out of any hand if your
uncomfortable or unsure of the rules.
High Stakes: Dealer calls the
shots on ante, raise, and pot matching. Typically there's a nickel to quarter ante,
typical dollar max raise, pot matching up to unlimited. We've had $5 pot matching
with people risking more. Big pots won/lost = $30. (6 people who matched a $5
What you should bring
- Appropriate food for at least 4, or $3 for dinner. If you do
bring food, use your own judgment. (i.e. A $0.49 bag of chips from the vending machine to
"share" with everyone would probably not qualify). Please be honest as
I hate going broke throwing Poker Night. Don't worry about the money, but don't screw your host!
- Your own beer, other alcohol, or any non-alcoholic drinks
- Loose change
- Good attitude.
- Any music you want played, or movies.
What you Need to Do
Let me know if you are coming! (Cook and
bring some food if you'd like to help!)
Time: In-house cooking starts at 6. Dinner starts at 7.
Cards start at 7-8. Ends when the last person goes home.
Phone: Off the hook.
Turn left on Treyburn Ct. (Its the second house on the left) (2405).
Disclaimer: Since gambling for money would
be illegal (unless it's run by the Church, State, or someone giving the State kickbacks
like a racetrack), we only gamble for tokens. To keep track of what tokens are owed,
we use markers that everyone is familiar with, typically nickels, dimes, and quarters.
It is up to the participants to settle up and exchange the money for tokens at the
end of the night. No, really, I'm serious.