When Wed Oct 17 8pm — 9pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Poker lesson for beginning to intermediate players; followed by cash poker game for invited members
Host David Tucker


  • Cost: Free

Cancellations for this event must be made before October 17, 2018 — 8:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Poker is an all-American, amazing game.

It's not pure gambling. Rather, it is a game of skill influenced by chance. It is an entertainment which teaches mathematics, calculated risk-taking, caution, patience, self-control, insight into the intentions and deceptions of others, self-insight, critical and quick thinking, deductive skills, good judgment, investment analysis, psychology, acting, stress-management, ethics, interrogation, observation, and so on. Poker games teach valuable life skills which transfer into many important contexts. Oh, and it's fun.

Does this activity belong at the Makerspace? Yes. I think of this place as three things: (i) a collective for obtaining and sharing tools, (ii) an educational institution for tinkerers and artists, and (iii) a social club. Poker is one of the traditional activities that makes country clubs worth the price of admission.

This is a beginner class. I'll be teaching basic rules and strategies for the first half-hour. Then I'll move into more advanced subjects for the next hour.


Makerspace members are encouraged to apply to me personally at [email protected] for a free invite to the cash game. No more than 20 people will be invited. The game will be Texas Hold'em, with blinds of $0.50 -- $1.00, and a minimum buy-in of $50. Starting seats and seat positions will be randomly allocated. It is not necessary to attend the lecture to play in the cash game.

If there is sufficient interest, we'll be having this game regularly.

Special Considerations and Warnings

The cash game is limited to applicants who are Makerspace members who have reserved their place with me personally at least 12 hours in advance. Each table will seat between 7 to 9 players, so there may be a waiting list if the confirmed invitees number, say, 11.