An Amateur's Dream
Driving between towns in the Texas Panhandle I had a lot of time to think.Â Over the last few years my interest in poker has peaked and waned.Â I have always been a fan of the game but it seems that I go in spurts where I play a whole lot, and then play very little.Â A couple of years ago I was playing in the now defunct Texas Poker League, a free bar league, and made it to two State Finals.Â The winner of the first was awarded a seat in the Main Event of the WSOP.Â Needless to say I was pumped at the chance to make it there.Â Unfortunately I came in 10th out of a field of 160 players and received a very nice Texas Poker League chip set.Â That only increased my hunger to get to the big show.
Poker playing journeyman plumber
More recently I have tried to satellite my way in via online tourneys, and that also has gone nowhere.Â On this one fateful day a story I had read years before floated back into my mind.Â I decided that I wanted to try and trade a single red poker chip for a seat in one of the many $1000 events at this years WSOP.Â So far I have made two swaps. My first was to trade the chip for a pair of toilet seat sunglasses.Â Later the same day I was able to get another exchange.Â This time I traded my lovely glasses for a red 1970 Dodge Charger R/T die cast model.Â That is where I currently stand.
I'm just a simple Texas guy who has a dream.Â I am a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Git 'Em Ags.Â For the last 4 years I have been a Journeyman plumber in the Texas Panhandle.Â I do not consider myself to be an excellent poker player, but I do think I can hold my own in many situations.Â This blog will be about poker, my take on the happenings in the poker world, and my progress in the adventure I have come to call Chip for a Chair.