Between the family, the writing, and getting my taxes ready to submit, I hadn't been out to the card room in a couple of weeks. Finally went on Friday and played a small tournament that I straight-up bubbled. While that was annoying, I am long past when a result like that would actually bothered me. It got me thinking about how long it had been since I walked into a poker room for the first time. It was a room in Atlantic City, and it was an intimidating prospect to walk in there past the large floor man and his broad-striped suit. To try to interpret the board. To play poker with people I didn't know for the first time.
I wrote a guide to help those of you who want to leave your home game or your interwebs and head down to the casino for the first time.