Hold ‘Em Hold Up! (*groan*)

Armed robbers forced their way into a home in Fair Oaks that was hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament.

The robbers evidently had access to the invitation to the game, and made off with several thousand dollars.

Judging by the Virginians I know who carry their sidearm while hosting poker tournaments in their home, it seems not very bright to attempt such a robbery in Fairfax instead of the District…

3 Comments so far

  1. Krempasky (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 9:40 pm

    My guess is that the crooks had someone playing in the game to help. They hit the game at 11:20 – just as it’s wrapping up. That’s pretty early for most of the games I’ve played in out in Virginia, and that’s the perfect time.

    Gee – I thought you only should wear the weapon when you have strangers there – but who knows?

  2. wayan (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 9:04 am

    I can see it now – the accomplice goes all-in on a pair of pocket Aces, looses to a flush and then calls in the gang-bangers to keep from folding before midnight.


  3. Don (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 11:20 am

    Sheesh, I didn’t need this reminder how chump-change I was. The combined pot in three rounds of games the last time we got together for a game wouldn’t have even paid for all the beer and deli platters we consumed, much less justified a home invasion.

    Hmm. Maybe what I really didn’t need was a reminder how fat and drunk I am…

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