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Poker is the Best Game Ever

March 10, 2008

I have always been a mild fan of poker, but recently it seems to have grown to a new level. I remember the first time I played poker was with in my buddies basement when we were like 15. We did not have poker chips or a poker table so we had to use pennies to keep track of who owed what. I remember I got my ass handed to me because we played “dealer calls.” I was still a beginner and my friends would throw around every type of poker game variation possible including “stud” and “guts” along with crazy wild card games that messed up my odds calculations. Each game had its own nuance and strategy which made it really tough to get a good grasp on the game.

Over time I watched poker popularity sky rocket. I think the biggest thing that pushed poker to a new level was online poker. I remember hearing of friends making thousands of dollars playing all night in these poker rooms. I did not have the same luck as them. Maybe it was the lack of real people, or real chips, but it did not feel like a real game. I missed the smell of cigars and cigarettes, and eying your openest down, hoping they would crack. Maybe I just sucked and needed to practice more. Either way I started to follow the Bet Anywhere blog to see what is happening with online poker. Apparently now you can even bet on sports games from your cellphone. Maybe I will have better luck with my cellphone than my computer 😉

What do you think whats your experience with poker?

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