Monday, June 16, 2008

Hello brings you a poker tournament - a story told in pictures

So I've heard over the past few months that quite a few people who come across this blog do so because they want to learn more about Hello (the agency where I work). Last Friday was the Hello poker tournament, which seems a perfect way to introduce the curious to the odd universe that is Hello.

When we do things, we don't really go for half measures. So for this poker night, we brought in professional dealers and regulation tables. To kick us off, Event Poker talked us through the rules of Texas Hold 'Em.

There were prizes.

And suspense.

And, of course, the key ingredient for any successful Hello night.

There was laughter.

And tattoos.

And did I mention?

There were winners.

And those that were not so fortunate.

In the end, it all came down to one table.

One by one they went down.

And then there were two.

The pressure was on.

But in the end, there can be only one.

Guess who that was?

(You'll notice I didn't choose to post about Hello Race Day a few weeks ago where I came in 24th out of 28. Hey, it's my blog. I'll sugar-coat if I feel like it.)


Rico said...

I have to point you to an error in your post:

"There were three left". No no no, there were four left! Me and Jakob went out at the same moment!


snooky green said...

Very true. I would like to state that Rico did, in fact, come in fourth.

I apologize for my unintentional slander. :P

Hello Yellow Jello said...

Fools!!! Your coworkers fell victim
to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is 'Never get involved
in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less well known is this:
'Never go in against Cori when cash is on the line.'" Ha Ha Ha Ha. (Thunk)

Kevin said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I'll need to plan any visit around a Hello poker night. :)