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I Gave My Money to Texas Hold ‘Em

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I was doing so well at first on Friday night. A few of my friends got together this weekend to play a little poker, Texas hold ‘em tournament style. I was the chip leader and feeling good for a while, then my friend S. called my bluff and left me destitute. Unfortunately, I never recovered and she went on to win the entire game.

That’s $5.00 down the drain. I guess you could say it was an inexpensive form of entertainment with my friends for several hours. For some reason, I thought we used to play with higher buy-ins, but it’s been a while since I’ve played.

After the poker game, we retired to the basement home theater to play a little of a Tiger Woods golf game on D.’s Xbox 360.

If I had one of these things, I’m afraid I’d spend too much time playing games.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar LAMoneyGuy

I’m calling the cops on your little operation! :)

Maybe I’ll let you off with a warning this time. Seeing as I’m guilty myself. I also donated $5 to the party I went to this weekend. I never had the chip lead, but I was third on a table of 10 late in the game. But no one wants to hear my bad beat stories.

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avatar Doobie

As I mentioned Friday, that was a very un-Flexo-like bluff there too. Anyone who reads this site knew you wouldn’t seriously gamble that kind of fake cash away!

Ironically, I also recall you trying to negotiate deals with the banker and also providing us links to articles dealing with gambling on a budget. Your “tell” was when you gave us the link to Fox News. Once S. saw that, she knew you weren’t serious.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,435 (Platinum)

Hehe. If we’re going to talk trash — er… trash TV — let’s not forget S. walked away with your hard-earned Lincoln as well, Doob…

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avatar Doobie

Sure, just go tell everyone that we lost to a girrrrlllll. LOL

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