Chris Wynn - Poker Champion

Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  Hopefully, the first of many.

Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, but I did win a small local poker tournament back in October.  Sarah gave me an early birthday present and bought my entry to a poker tournament that our gym (Pro Sports Club) was putting on.  The prizes were pretty good and she thought I would have fun.  I played pretty good and ended up winning.  I won a trip for two to Vegas, four nights at the Wynn Las Vegas, airfare and the whole deal.  We are hoping that our name will get us a free room upgrade, we'll see.  Little known fact the owner Steve Wynn is not a real Wynn, he changed his name, but I think we will let him join the club as an honorary member.  We are going to go in mid February, should be a lot of fun.  They even put out a bi-monthly magazine called the Pro Pulse that had a nice photo spread of my victory.  Check it out.

The tournament had kind of a weird format, almost like a shootout.  We played for an hour and the top two chip leaders at each table moved on the second round.  I moved on without having to do a whole lot.  They raffled off a few additional seats for people who didn't make the cut.  We started with just over a 100 people, and were down to 35 or 40 for the second round which played out the same as the first.  Round three got us down to about 24 people and then we played to the final table.  At the final table there was another hour long cap to see who would have the most chips at the end of the night.  I had a pretty big stack at that point so I just stayed out of trouble and watched everyone else to make sure I kept the lead.  I was surprised at how conservative people were and not doing whatever they could to get more chips.  Second prize was a $1,000 gift certificate to the gym and then it went down to I think a $200 gift certificate for 8th place, so the real prize was 1st place.

Anyhow, it was pretty fun, they even handed me a trophy at the end.  Can't wait to go to Vegas, my parents are coming out to watch the kids while Sarah and I go.


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