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And the flop came...

Poker stories. Don'tcha just love 'em! You've hardly put a foot inside the casino before some poor sap has you pinioned to the bar with a no-holds account of last night's bad beat and how the idiot they were up against should never have called in a month of Sundays. We've all been there. Big Eddie Mac seems to have found at least one solution to this problem by straight away asking the assembled company at large if they have any poker stories! For some reason this invitation seems to shut everybody up, presumably on some sort of reverse psychological principle. Clever man that Eddie except when he raises my big blind with 10 -4.

Other solutions have so far been elusive short of being downright rude . Perhaps we should all carry a little card which could be filled in and pinned to our chest just before going into the card room saying :-

 1. Last night I played ........... (enter 2 cards)
 2. My opponent unbelievably called with ................ (enter 2 cards)
 3. The flop came ............ (enter 3 cards)
 4. The turn card was .......... (enter a card)
 5. The river came ............ (enter a card)
 6. ....(enter appropriate comments on opponents play)

This way we could all revel in the schadenfreude without the boredom of having to listen to each others whining and bleating. But I still can't get over Eddie calling me with 10 – 4!

Any other suggestions ??

Keep raising.

The Viper


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