About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

Chores, Lies, Domination, and Defeat: Poker as Life.

Kevin Smyth



Dad, husband, ultimate player, fly fisher, poker player, escaped from unihabitable Ohio, non-practicing but sympathetic Catholic, compassionate cynic

Poker is like life. I look back on my life’s decisions, moments, experiences and say, hmmm so that’s how I got here…and then, every time I sit at a poker tourney I see my life reenacted. You’re born with a certain amount of momentum. It’s like the chips you sit down with at the table. There are some with more, and some with less. But it’s your life at the table, you’re in charge, make the most of it. Follow the rules, try to win, try to dominate actually, have fun, and never, ever, cheat. And so on...



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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