Friday, June 15, 2007

2007 Sunset Heads Up Tournament

Just got back from the first Heads-Up Sunset Poker Championship.
It was a poker night that lasted from 9pm - 5am. I placed third in the Championship, which sounds good, but actually its a little short of any of the prizes. Dang! Maybe next year. But, I did do well in the tournament poker games, which I'm happy about because I haven't won in awhile.
So, yay!

So, here is the trophies that I helped designed. I was really hoping to win one of them, but one mistake in poker can cost you the whole game. But, that's the ups, downs and unpredicablity of texas hold em. That's what I love about it, cause everyone always has a chance to win.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Accordion Fold Poker Book

I designed this final project for my book binding class.

Basically, its a beginner's guide to Texas hold em' poker. The binding is done in accordion fold style and when folded up, looks like a giant playing card. Inside continues the playing card theme and looks as if your shuffling. I chose to use the Ace of spades for the front cover for the final project, but eventually, I might want to create all 52 playing cards that will fit in a nice box. How ambitious.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Concord Fundraiser Tournament

This I think is the first real tournament I played that had more than 9 players. I think the total was about 35 players and I placed 18th. I was mostly nervous and folded a lot of hands and rarely raised. As I got more comfortable, I started to play poker.

Ray and Jose made it to the final table. Ray busted out at 9th.

but....Congrats to Jose for winning the Concord Fundraiser tournament!