I haven't been playing much poker lately. I'm up about 12 bucks for the month playing in just a few WWdN's, a Mookie and a CC's Thursday Night Bash. I haven't sat at a live poker table since the middle of October.
The reason is simple, and many of you already know it. I have a rather welcome distraction in my life and it's taking up my weekends. But don't worry... I'm not giving up on poker and I'm not done sucking out on all of you.
The key is getting Lady Luck into poker. A couple that plays together, stays together, right? Here's where you come in.
Who's got some advice?
I figure breaking out the deck of cards during foreplay is a bad idea.
The good news is that she's not a complete novice. She's played cards, she enjoys games... has even played a little poker here or there in her past.
It's the whole Texas Hold 'Em thing she's worried about. She says she tried it once and couldn't quite grasp it. I explained it was probably the easiest of the poker games to learn.
The bad news is that she'd be learning from me. Frankly, I'm not sure there's a real sound way of teaching my way of playing poker. In one of my favorite all-time posts (The Legend of the Luckbox), I laid out just a few rules of sucking out. But, really, is that a skill that can be taught?
Can Michael Jordan teach you to fly?
You see where my dilemma lies, right? I suppose it makes sense to just start with a little ABC poker. But you only learn by doing. Maybe I'll buy her into the Bad Blood New Years Invitational. Frankly, watching her lay a bad beat on GRob would make my 2007.