Playing with a Winning Hand

I learned how to play poker in college and even used it to help pay my tuition at one point by winning games. After college, I learned about Parc Esta at and moved there because I wanted to try living in a new country. There I met some people who also love to play poker, and every week we get together to play some games. We play for money, so everyone is trying their best not to lose. We’ve all worked on our poker faces so everyone else can’t figure out what kind of cards we’re holding.

At our last game at my condo, I was on quite a winning streak. My hands weren’t consistently good or bad, but I was able to play as if all of them were good. People sometimes say that the game is nothing but luck when it comes to the hands you’re going to get, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t turn a bad hand into a winning game. All you have to do is make the best of what you’ve got and keep everyone guessing so they can’t see through your strategy.

On the final hand of the night, everyone else folded out except for me and one other person. He was looking to claim the big jackpot that I had been holding onto all night. We raised the stakes even more, and he finally showed his hand. It was a good hand, but it wasn’t enough to beat what I had. When I showed my hand, I saw the sadness and disappointment wash over his face. I was the big winner that night, and it felt good. To celebrate my winnings, I decided to take the guys out for dinner and a round of drinks at the local restaurant and bar.