Every Monday night, our friends & I go downtown to the poker room to play in the $300 Texas Hold’em no-limit tournament.
My friends & I have been playing in this particular tournament for the past more than five weeks. I had a couple of finishes in the currency, however I have never been able to get the big prize. My buddy Jack had a first-place finish numerous weeks ago. The guy is still using his winnings from that tournament to play cards. There were almost a hundred people that afternoon & the first place prize was over $5,000! Last Monday night there was a stereo event held at the same time as the $300 tournament. The poker room was unusually packed with people. The place is consistently busy, however there was hardly any room to stand. Since there were a ton of people inside, the air conditioners were working overtime. The pit boss must have turned the thermostat down to 60 degrees, because the indoor air un-even temperatures were chilly & chilly. I was wearing a lightweight overcoat with a hood & I could recognize our teeth chattering. The chilly hands & shivering teeth made it hard to bluff numerous pots! During the first break, I heard 1 of the dealers talkin to a odd player that wasn’t in the tournament. The dealer told that person that the A/C plan had been broken all afternoon. Since they had numerous large events that night, they decided to wait until after the place was closed to repair the air conditioner problem. It entirely changed our strategy & gameplay.