Eric Nagel

Eric Nagel

CTO, PHP Programmer, Affiliate Marketer & IT Consultant

ASW Charity Poker Tournament

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NBCF LogoLast week I signed up to play in the Affiliate Summit Charity Poker Tournament, hosted by dk, and benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I haven’t played in a tournament in some time (actually, my last one may have been the Football Fanatics tournament in Vegas last year!) but I was once a pretty good poker player.

I was playing in some home games, then decided to enter a tournament in Rochester. Realizing I didn’t have the proper skills, I read Doyle Brunson’s Super System, learned about pot-odds and how to read players, then took first place in the tournament. It took about 8 hours from start to end, but it was worth it. I’ll definitely be studying that book before this game.

Breast Cancer has hit us close to home, so even if I end up buying a $150 burrito (every player gets an $8.00 Chipotle Burrito Certificate (and they just opened one here in Buffalo!)), it’s worth it. Besides, there are a lot of really great people playing, so this begins your networking at Affiliate Summit!

The only downside, for me, is that the game starts at 9pm, which will feel like midnight to my body. So I’d better sleep on the trip out there, as I’m an early bird, not a night owl.

If you haven’t done so already, start making up your schedule for Affiliate Summit at You can see what I’m trying to make it to at

See you there!

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