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I was so sure that we’d loose a bunch of people this month because of the virtual shutdown of I-90 that I actually removed one of the tables before the event started.  But we defied the odds with a capacity crowd and so I had to have the fifth table brought back out.  Huzzah!

Thanks to inspiration from our awesome Poker 2.0 organizers in San Diego, Shawn and Bryan, we assigned everyone to a new random table after the second round of blinds were done.  The increases everyone luck surface area but exposing them to a new set of players.  We’ll need to smooth out the transition and the randomization process but it worked great and the resounding response was “keep doing it”… so we will.

I feel like I should stop bragging about the Columbia Tower Club but they’ve been such an awesome supporter of Poker 2.0.  The food, the views, the 

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service… all perfect.  We’re gonna keep playing there as long as they continue to invite us back.  (Note to self: find better lighting to take the winners pic.)  

For those interested, here’s the link to info on the deal that the Club put together exclusively for Startup Haven members.

http://startuphaven.com/benefits/columbia-tower-club/

Thanks to our sponsors, without whom this community of founders and investors would not be possible:

  • Wilson Sonsini
  • Colliers International
  • 2014-07-24 19.30.22Columbia Tower Club

If you’re in the need of a top notch legal team, a sweet office space or an inspiring place to hang out and work, look them up.

2014-07-24 19.30.36Here’s how it all went down in the winner’s circle….

Small-dog Pot Winners:

1st) Kevin Leneway, Founder, Haiku Deck
2nd) Herman Calabria, Founder
3rd) Tony Ford, Colliers
4th) Richard Wood, First Hill Partners
5th) Lew McMurran, Principle, McMurran Ent.
2014-07-24 23.17.276th) Ryan Rwaliany, Founder, KitchenBowl
7th) Chris Bradbury, Angel Investor

Big-dog Pot Winners:

1st) Herman Calabria, Founder, NewCo
2nd) Tony Ford, Colliers
3rd) 4th) Richard Wood, First Hill Partners
4th) Lew McMurran, Principle, McMurran Ent.