Johan Palokangas, a jovial tour regular, recently exited the card room with a slightly sour expression, having lasted just one hand after the dinner break.
He briefly recounted his exit for us. “I shoved with A-9 over a raise and he called with 9-7. He made a flush!” Though deflated, it takes more than a bad beat to keep this man down.
“Give me 45 minutes…I’ll be back!” he announced Schwarzenegger/Terminator-style. We quickly departed before he asked us for our clothes, our boots and our motorcycle.