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  27-Oct-13, 19:51   #1
Why Did You Get Into Poker? +1 
Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 2216
Don't think I have seen a thread about this on this forum, thought it would be nice to see everyones starting stories.

Why did you start/get into playing poker?

     
  27-Oct-13, 20:00   #2
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crash58 
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Canada
Age: 58 (M)
Posts: 2423
to enjoy the game because I always have, even when I was younger and myself and some friends would get together on a sat nite and play some. and of course to try and win some money. Thumbs Up

     
  27-Oct-13, 20:09   #3
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 25 (M)
Posts: 910
Posted by crash58:
to enjoy the game because I always have, even when I was younger and myself and some friends would get together on a sat nite and play some. and of course to try and win some money. Thumbs Up

What he said Tongue

     
  27-Oct-13, 20:25   #4
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crash58 
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Canada
Age: 58 (M)
Posts: 2423
Posted by erru9107:
Posted by crash58:
to enjoy the game because I always have, even when I was younger and myself and some friends would get together on a sat nite and play some. and of course to try and win some money. Thumbs Up

What he said Tongue

lol

     
  27-Oct-13, 22:26   #5
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3174
Posted by erru9107:
Posted by crash58:
to enjoy the game because I always have, even when I was younger and myself and some friends would get together on a sat nite and play some. and of course to try and win some money. Thumbs Up

What he said Tongue


what he said,he said Smile

     
  27-Oct-13, 22:30   #6
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Calmplay 

Joined: Apr '08
Location: Mauritius
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3695
Because of that bitch Chris Moneymaker lol Big Smile no I'm just kidding... it's because of the WPT, I discovered and learn the Holdem game from there and I'm just having fun with it lol Big Smile

And also because poker is easy money the most difficult to win hahahah Aww crap!

     
  27-Oct-13, 23:09   #7
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teddybears73 
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 59 (M)
Posts: 3174
aye it's never been as a money spinner for me (probably because i'm not very good Smile )
i started playing for the fun and it's continued like that,sometimes you get a decent payout and it makes it all worthwhile and it's very funny reading all the chat when people get angry at others.
Big Smile Big Smile

     
  27-Oct-13, 23:23   #8
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dlkiv 

Joined: Aug '08
Location: Canada
Age: 51 (F)
Posts: 2558
To supplement my income. And I have. I do way better live than I did online. When online though I was at onetime a sponsored player. Now I like playing for myself. Do not have to answer to someone who wants you at a time and in a game you do not really want to be in, do not have your play questioned, do not have to worry that something is going on that would compromise your morals etc.

I started out just playing for fun and then heard the word freeroll!!! I said what is a freeroll?

The rest is now history

Smile

     
  29-Oct-13, 12:18   #9
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stimp1024 
Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 46
I ignored Poker for years only noticing it because I played Chess and the Chess books kept on shrinking on the bookshelfs but the Poker books kept expanding. Wish I had got on at the start of the boom in 2003 or just before, instead of a couple of years ago.

     
  29-Oct-13, 12:51   #10
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Peter7878 

Joined: Dec '12
Location: Bulgaria
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 1022
Well, to be honest before I was thinking that poker is very difficult game and I will never understand the rules of that game. But thanks to the destiny, I had the opportunity to work for some poker companies (I told this in some of my previous posts) and they teached me and trained me how to play, what are the rules. When I knew everything about this game I started to play because I was curious.

Of course I play poker, because I hope someday to win something big! Big Smile But I just play poker. I am not interested into any casino gambling games. Never played them and I don't know how to play it and I find the casino games more dangerous.

The good thing of poker is that it is a combination between luck, skills, mathematics, risk and gambling. All these elements combinated together are making the game of poker very interesting and attractive.

When I will stop playing poker? When I hit at least $500 000 and I will enjoy my life! Blink

Edited by Peter7878 (Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 12:55 GMT)


     
  29-Oct-13, 12:59   #11
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8623
i wanted to become rich quick...i though i will crush everyone and make millions on a yearly basis... it turns out i was wrong a little bit, so i ended up playing freerolls for a few cents.
i think poker is a great hobby to have- you need little equipment to get started, it gives you something to talk about, when there is nothing to talk about...

     
  29-Oct-13, 13:09   #12
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Peter7878 

Joined: Dec '12
Location: Bulgaria
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Posted by pochui:
i wanted to become rich quick...i though i will crush everyone and make millions on a yearly basis... it turns out i was wrong a little bit, so i ended up playing freerolls for a few cents.



Exactly, as pochui said I wanted to become rich very quickly as well, but unfortunately it doesn't work like that. For 4 years I lost total $1500. Sad And I won almost nothing. I guess I won total: $300, mostly cash games.

I hope one day to change these results! Blink

     
  29-Oct-13, 15:03   #13
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DaCapo71 
Joined: Aug '10
Location: Germany
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 1704
A few years ago we had a poker boom via tv in Germany. And at this time there are a lot of nice Bonus offers in online poker. But now, the marked is overloaded and the promos so nice like in the past.

     
  29-Oct-13, 18:26   #14
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sergejcho 
Joined: Jun '13
Location: Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Age: 63 (M)
Posts: 530
Why did you start/get into playing poker?

because i LOVE this game , because i think that i can know when somebody is really bluffing and because i'm patient player not all iner.
I want to play freerolls , and try to make something from nothing. GL

     
  29-Oct-13, 19:38   #15
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 6668
Firstly i liked the game even though i never played for real money live(i only played live before online).

I decided to try out the online poker offer too because back in the day the no deposit bonuses were pretty sick, got 50 dollars and started grinding.

     
  29-Oct-13, 20:22   #16
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victoryv111 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Posts: 169
My dad R.I.P...used to show us kids and adults card tricks/magic lol when i was a kid 4-5+yrs old ..from there ive done the same as dad showing tricks dad never gambled on cards only horses a little and dominoes..As for me i never put them cards down still walk with a pack most of the times.

i played all the most popular home card gamess we grew up with and some Jamaican varients.

At high schoool we set up an illegal gambling club lol, very serious way back the, but it spread all over the school and they gave up most times and just confiscated the cards, we all carried cards back then so no probs gameon..lol
gambling in breaks in the bike sheds and toilets at youth club on car bonets on pavements on bins lol

This went on for 3+ yrs and they confisciated over 100+ packs of cards from when ever we were caught, our inner city school was a little vegas gambling hive haha..when the headmaster retired our gambling gang chipped in and presented him a hand-carved wooden case with 2 packs of sealed cards inside..lol

Then after school 3+ yrs in the merchant navy saw over 30 countries and gambled with the hardest players ever, who had money to burn and know where to go while at sea..serious times i came out a winner tho.was back in 1980 that..then it was the horses until on;ine poker came along in and WSOP moneymaker, i was doing home games by then 2007-10.

full Tilt original freeroller player kicked it up made many friends now pokerstars mainly.
Great times & experience..nice thread Phisix it brought it all back.. Heart gg all Thumbs Up

Edited by victoryv111 (Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 20:35 GMT)


     
  29-Oct-13, 20:28   #17
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HenryMinute 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 67 (M)
Posts: 207
Posted by Phisix:
Don't think I have seen a thread about this on this forum, thought it would be nice to see everyones starting stories.

Why did you start/get into playing poker?

I got into playing poker, and joined BRM, specifically for the laughs.

You wouldn't believe it but there's some guy who plays on PS and is a member of BRM who keeps getting bad beats.

I sit in front of my PC peeing myself with laughter at his plaintive bad beat stories. He keeps going on about how his AA, KK, QQ, JJ, or whatever got cracked by a donk.

Laugh a minute. Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Mind you, I know how he feels. Keeps happening to me too. It's just that I don't go on about it. Aww crap!

     
  29-Oct-13, 20:36   #18
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Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 2216
Do I know this guy who plays on PS? Blink

     
  29-Oct-13, 20:43   #19
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HenryMinute 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 67 (M)
Posts: 207
Posted by Phisix:
Do I know this guy who plays on PS? Blink

Might do. Blink

     
  29-Oct-13, 20:51   #20
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Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 2216
Posted by HenryMinute:
Posted by Phisix:
Do I know this guy who plays on PS? Blink

Might do. Blink


Dont play at PS. Blink Nice try though. Big Smile

     
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