Texas Holdem Excellence
How do we define odds to ourselves? Are they things that happen because they are suppose to or are they things that were written and statistics made them happen. Odds and statistics play major roles in almost every event in life. They affect everything from who we marry and how long it lasts right down to what shoes we wear. These odds and statistics are very noticeable to everyone especially in a game of Texas hold'em poker. The game has some skills involved but the odds still apply to the type of cards a player is dealt in order to use his skills. This poker game is new and is played by many but only mastered by a few. I happen to look at myself as some one who has mastered the game.
On Friday brad came up to me in school and asked if I was coming to the tournament tonight at his house. I responded "its Friday night what do you think I will be doing." He then said" Be there around 7 with the usual twenty dollar buy in." Walking around all day with a big grin on my face because in my head I was thinking that I have this thing wrapped up. I know there were going to be fifty or more people at his house for the tournament which was winner take all. The grin on my face was from me remembering the last three weeks in which I won the tournaments very easily. Later on in the day we were sitting in our English class talking some trash to each other. I said to Dan" are you guys prepared to go down again tonight for the fourth strait week." Dan responded " there is no way you can win again the odds are against you, so you better be prepared to take a beating tonight." I snapped back" Yes, they might be running out but the odds also state that I have a one in two hundred and fifty chance of winning which I am willing to bet on." He came back saying" Yea but those odds will run out and I hope I am there when they are." I calmly said" Yea will I hope you are there tonight so I can take your money and send you packing." This conversation suddenly made me fired up for tonight. I have never been so ready to play Texas holdem in my entire life, and I knew I was going to win.
Around seven that evening we all showed up at brads. The cars filled the street of the quiet community to the point people were walking half a mile to get to his house. When I walked in to his extremely extravagant house I heard all the commotion downstairs. There were people yelling all kinds of things and all of this before the poker even began. As I walked down stairs I was greeted by brad and his brother Brian. Brad said" Hey buddy how’s it going?" Followed by “You have the cash so we can put you in a bracket." I replied back" Not much, and of course I have the cash, I wouldn't leave home with out it." He then continued to tell me that I was in bracket four which had some pretty good players but a lot of new comers to the game. I was looking forward to my first table.
This game of Texas holdem is a new age of poker the basic way the game is played...