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Old 08-16-05, 04:45 AM
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Default How did you started to play poker ?

So...did you played 5 card draw , the game that we all played when we we're younger or you started with hold'em ? I first played holdem a year ago when a friend of my invited me to his house and showed me how nice online poker is...after that we started to get other players and now we have a group of 6 players that meet every weekend and play until we go broke just kidding...
we have bought poker chips , a poker table and everything to make us feel like in a casino and it kind of works...we are improving our game day after day...i will invite them to join the forum next saturday when we're going to play again...

I would like to hear your stories about how you started to play poker...

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Old 08-16-05, 09:30 AM
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great post,
i knew how to play 5 card draw before i knew holdem
although i always confused the ranking between two pair and trips
i thought two pair was harder to make
also, i never understood what a full house was, i thought full house was holding 5 face cards .

i only learnt no limit in february this year, i played tons since then so that's how i improved more than not.
i'm in uni so my friends taught me, we have weekly poker sessions which i never won, came second is the closest. but now i think i can win cuz i improved so much over the holidays right now.
there's a second group of friends whom i play with weekly as well, and i always pace first or second in that group

me and this one guy next door to me is obsessed with poker, i think we play atleast 4 heads-up games a day, playing for 5 pounds maybe not much money but yeah,
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Old 08-16-05, 10:20 AM
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who doesnt start with good ol 5 card draw? as far as i knew that was POKER, i didnt know about anything else till my friend taught me 7 card stud in middleschool. He was vietnamese and his familiy had a tradition of huge poker games during get togethers..he taught us their house rules and it went from there. we were under 13 but had weekly house games

it was lots of fun, we also ended up getting into blackjack, dice games, and all sorts of action, but 7 card stud was our most legitimate game. i admit not really getting into holdem untill a few years ago when it became somewhat of a fad/craze. its hard to play other stuff now, holdem has a way of taking you over as the one and only gamble. probably a goodthing though as it keeps me away from that darn roulette wheel!!! that thing will kill ya!!!
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I think everybody started playing 5 card draw before the last 5 years. Now all the kids play holdem. Espn should get all the credit. I had never even heard of holdem till I saw it on t. v. I can't wait to watch WSOP every Tueday night. I can't wait to watch WPT every Wed. night. I think it has made me a better player. Anyway back to where I started, I bowl in a mens league and after every bowling night we go into the pro shop and play 2/4 for a couple hours. Its amazing how much money I make. Most of these guys have alot of money and they are true river rats. you lose some hands but win alot more. these guys come in and lose $200 almost every single week. Granted they do win some weeks even though its very rare, but thats what keeps them coming back for more.
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Old 08-16-05, 11:21 PM
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I started off playing poker 5 Card Draw probably when I was nine or ten years old. Got tired of it and focused more on Blackjack. Then I caught the World Series of Poker in 2003 and was intrigued by these "new" versions of poker that I had never seen before especially Texas Hold'em and have been hooked ever since. I am hooked in watching Texas Hold'em events on TV with the World Poker Tour in particular. I just recently turned 21 and have been playing the cash games at casions and online along with online tournaments. Needless to say, I think I am an addict already at this tender age.
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Old 08-17-05, 08:40 AM
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needless to say, i think the transition from other things to nolimit holdem occured majorlywhen Chris moneymaker won the 2003 WSOP.
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as it an be seen fromthe wooopin increase in the field the year after (2500 !)
now it's only getting bigger
soon it's gonna reach 10000 i think
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Do you know how many is in the WSOP 2005 or it hasnt started yet?
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Do you know how many is in the WSOP 2005 or it hasnt started yet?

Started and finished mid-July. ESPN will start showing the events next week. There were 5,619 entrants in this year's main event.
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I've been playing some form of poker on and off for several years...

Last summer I watched CPS for the first time and started playing Holdem online at Pacific.. shortly after.. I went to a local billiards hall that sponsored tourneys.. and now I mainly play online...
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yea i saw the 2002 wsop in person and feel in love with poker ever since. i started playin texas holdem and have not stopped since. it is the best game in the world. thanks
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