I started out with winning a quint hand and was feeling pretty good. Then we had a wall game, which increased the pot for the next hand. I was continuing on my hot streak and won that game as well. The following hand another player won. But that was it for the others that day.
As wonderful as it sounds, it quickly became awkward and a little ugly. Each game I won, the undertone became louder.
Some of the players continued to make comments that contained that tone. It’s not what you say, but how you say it. I became increasingly uncomfortable. I wasn’t going to lose on purpose, to make them feel better and if I left early that would not sit well either. Even though, I was the only one to leave the game with money, I didn’t feel great about it. They ruined it for me.
Of course no one likes to lose, especially when playing for money. But how can you begrudge others for doing well. That is what the whole pi thing is for . Your loss is capped by an agreed upon amount. Usually, if you play with the same people week in and out it probably evens out.
If that is not the case in your game, you have to decide if it’s the right fit for you. It usually is not about the money, at least in my game. What we play for will not change any of our lifestyles.
Try to enjoy those small victories that come your way and help your friends enjoy theirs as well.Share