It’s good to be lucky and lucky to be good: Free poker tournament for UNBSJ students

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UNBSJ held its first Texas Hold ’em poker tournament with $700 in cash prizes available.

The tournament, held on Sept. 28, saw fewer players than expected. Approximately 16 people came out to Colonel Tuckers bar to play for a chance at one of the three cash prizes.

The tournament was free for students and non-students were charged five dollars to play. The game started out with two tables of eight players, and each player was given chips. The blinds increased every 20 minutes. When enough people were eliminated, the tables were put together.

Jen Brown, UNBSJ’s social director says the tournament wasn’t as successful as she hoped, “I’m a little disappointed that more students didn’t come out for this event considering there was $700 up for grabs,” she says, “but the students who were there enjoyed their time!”

The top three players certainly enjoyed themselves; Dakota Lutes, who won first place left with $400, Armin Allahyari, who was in second place, got $200 and Rick Wood won $100, coming in third.

Wood, the third place winner, says he enjoyed himself, “It was a good time, and free cash is always nice.”