I gambled the other night.
Yes, I'm just as surprised as you all are, lol.
I met a friend at a local pool room and while I was sitting there, an ex league mate was egging on this guy to play me.
I don't know who the guy was, he didn't know me. I offered him the breaks and he offered me the 8 ball playing 9-ball on a diamond bar table. I heard he was good on the bar table, but I happen to love diamond bar tables. :)
He asked, "since we don't know each other, do you want to play for $5 or $10 a game?"
I reply, "$10 is fine."
I had $50 on me and I decided that amount would be my limit to try to play this guy.
I had to borrow a cue! I had no idea I'd be playing pool, or even be in a pool room this night, much less gambling lol.
We went back and forth for a long time, and even my league mate made fun of me because I wasn't pulling ahead or he saw that I was down a game a lot, lol.
Eventually, a few hours later, I pulled six games ahead and he quit, and I won $60.
But what's more important about this story is how GOOD it felt to play because I played really good. A few people watching said to me, "I had no idea you played that well." LOL.
Sometimes I think that is the coolest thing to hear. :)