Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Haplessly Turning the Tables on a Poker Ace

The Hapless Jewish Writer once lost $50 in less than five minutes, playing Texas Hold’em.

The loss occurred at a somewhat sketchy underground poker room that was run by Orthodox Jews in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn and featured free punch and Hydrox cookies. The HJW asked for $50 in poker chips (the lowest amount they were willing to give him), sat down and played two hands before another player put all his chips on the table and declared, “I’m going all in.”