Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sucker Rule as applied to Poker.

Tonight I went out and played a little cash game of Texas Hold 'em. (If you don't know what that is click here.)

After reading about the so called sucker rule in a recent webcomic by Jeph Jacques, of Questionable Content fame, I decided that I'd try and see if it in fact held true.

Sure enough, throughout the first part of the night I could always see who was "the sucker", and boy did they ever leech chips. One person in particular this evening played the part of the sucker more than anyone else. After they were eliminated however, I started having a hard time telling who the sucker was. I kept trying to figure it out, all the while my considerable chip stack dwindling, until it dawned on me. I was the sucker now. I cashed out and got some Taco Bell.

All in all not a bad night. 

Oh, and my roommate somehow came home with $20 and he didn't take any money with him. Maybe I should take a lesson or two from him.


  1. Pretty sure not bringing money to an actual casino wouldn't work, but what can I say, you made a great investment.

  2. Taco Bell is always a good choice.