The poker room was really cold and I was shivering

The dealer told that person that the AC system had been broken all day

Every Saturday night, my friends and I go downtown to the poker room to play in the $300 Texas Hold’em no-limit tournament. My friends and I have been playing in this particular tournament for the past six months. I had a couple of finishes in the money, but I’ve never been able to get the big prize. My friend Jack had a first-place finish two months ago. The guy is still using his winnings from that tournament to play cards. There were almost a hundred people that day and the first place prize was over $5,000. Last Saturday night there was a radio event held at the same time as the $300 tournament. The poker room was unusually packed with people. The place is always busy, but 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 temperatures were cold and frigid. I was wearing a lightweight jacket with a hood and I could feel my teeth chattering. The cold hands and shivering teeth made it difficult to bluff many pots. During the first break, I heard one of the dealers talkin to a different player that wasn’t in the tournament. The dealer told that person that the AC system had been broken all day. Since they had two large events that night, they decided to wait until after the place was closed to fix the air conditioning problem. It really changed my strategy and gameplay.


Commercial air conditioning system