There’s a bigger story here I don’t have time to write just yet, but this weekend I participated in a round of Tombstone Hold ‘Em in Colma’s Italian Cemetery. My roommate has pictures up, and there are tons more if you search for the Flickr tags lastcallpoker, graveyardgames and tombstoneholdem. Jane, who help put the day’s games together, put a set together of some of her photos.
The main thing to remember is this: Tombstone Hold ‘Em works just like Texas Hold ‘Em, only backwards[…] Each team has 3 minutes to leave the table and pick any two pocket cards (tombstones) they want, to make their best 5-card hand. The only rule in picking your pocket pair is that teammates have to be able to touch both stones and each other at the same time. So you’re touching one stone, your teammate’s touching the other, and somewhere in between you meet. If you can’t make the reach, you can’t pick the pair.