Kristi's in West Texas with the crones this weekend, visiting Historic Jefferson. It's not that the town name has the word "Historic" in it, but it's almost always said that way.
While they're out gallivanting through antique shops and taking ghost tours, the house became the center for a big poker tournament. Unfortunately, despite lots of people expressing an interest, only seven made it out for the tourney. We did have a great time, playing about 2-1/2 hours to determine Mike as the big winner ($205). In somewhat less time, Jim, myself, and Ronnie were determined to not be the winners.
Anyway, if you're looking to have some people over poker you cannot go wrong by using the fabulous Home Poker Tourney for information about everything related to running your own game or tournament. And if you are going to run your own tournament, I give very high marks to The Tournament Director software to handle the clock, blind increases, prize distribution, etc.
On a sad note, the Purdue Boilermakers fell to Wisconsin in a 20-17 heartbreaker.