The LA Downtown News profiled a little poker game here in the Brewery last month. I hadn’t played with them at the time, but I knew of the game, since the players were mostly people from my building or people who I’ve encountered in the bar. (Ah, the beauty of having a bar/restaurant in your apartment complex.) I’d link directly to the Downtown News article, but they require subscription for older articles, so instead I will tell you what happened there tonight.
I totally lost my ass.
I don’t know what my problem was. I’m usually a tight-ish player – I’m definitely not aggressive, but this time I was calling on hands that I should’ve thrown away before the flop. And I knew it, too. I think someone was fucking up my Qi. Anyway, my cohorts are getting better since they play several times a week, while I’m usually traveling, so their strategies are changing, every single game. This makes it more difficult for me to read them. Dammit.
Anyway, I’ve heard through the grapevine that there are several regular poker games throughout our complex. I wonder if the same is occurring in other neighborhoods. Anyone have a neighborhood or regular group poker game going on? I know it’s popular right now, but I want to see what the rest of the city is doing outside our little compound of (apparently poker-obsessed) artists.
P.S. Both the host of tonight’s game and I own poker table tops; the host has 2. I also have a set of chips and some Copag cards. We’re disturbingly into it. Anyone else?