This week I have been at a DPE team off-site. DPE is our Developer Platform Evangelist team. So most people on this team are DE's or Developer Evangelist. Coders that present. Monday night we had a poker tournament after the dinner activities. $20 buy-in so not much at risk, but real money. 13 guys and 1 gal started the night. Yep jump to the end of the story and you can guess who won. NOT me. I did well, we were playing Texas Hold'em. I played conservatively and patient. Then I moved to the table with Lindsay. The tables had become unbalanced since she was knocking out everyone on the table. First one person, then the group VP, then a guy with Pocket Aces. How do you loose with pocket aces against a 9 3 off-suit? When the 9-3 hits a full house when you get the river.
Anyhow, I hung in there with Lindsay until the final table. I was 5 over all. I didn't loose to her, but when I went all in for the second time, I had a solid straight, but the only card in the deck that could beat me did, with a higher straight.
It was fun. Lindsay did beat us all fair and square. She donated the money to a great cause i-know.