WICHITA — The last charity poker tournament I played in scored me hockey loot, and now — thanks to The Eagle’s sponsorship of Cards for the Cure — I have a shot ay playing in a major poker tournament that could then land me in the World Series of Poker.
OK, that’s the slimmest of slim odds — I would not bet on me — but the benefit for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Friday and Saturday is sure to be fun.
Founder Spike Anderson, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, shares his top reasons for business people to participate:
– You can wear pink in public without being ridiculed
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– It's your chance to bluff the competition
– You can go "all in" without putting in a full day's work
– Nearly everyone knows someone impacted by breast cancer
– It’s your chance to "raise the ante" against your boss
– We'll post your best poker face on Facebook
To which I would add my No. 1 excuse when I want to do something fun for “work”: Networking!
However, if anyone posts pictures of my poker faces — or of me crying in defeat moments after play starts — there’s going to be trouble.