On-Line Poker Boom
Crock65 and I were talking last night as we played at Poker Stars
. Think about what I'm about to say really carefully. Go back to Chris Moneymaker's WSOP
win. Let's say Johnny Chan or one of the other pros had won instead. Then Stars doesn't get as popular as quick and on-line poker just doesn't have that major boom. Millions of people heard the story of the buy in that got Chris the fame. This launched what will always be (The any dreamer can win a million from on-line poker, Boom)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think even this forum came about shortly after the boom. So did hundreds of other forums. Chris and Poker Stars have totally revolutionized the poker world. ESPN played a nice little part also. If anyone can think of it, do you remember how many sites you played on or knew about pre-Moneymaker? Then think about the after Moneymaker? It's funny but before all of this I played in a live game maybe once a month, hell once a year and even then we only played stud, draw, and Jacks or better. After all the hype literally everyone I know wanted to play NLHE and if they couldn't it was because they were playing on-line. I think we all owe a little bit of credit to these three superstars: Poker Stars for getting someone there. Chris Moneymaker for following his dream. And good old ESPN for cramming the WSOP down our throats with all the replays and advertising. Hell, I didn't even have a computer till after the fact, but poker was one of the first things I did and some of the reason I got the damn thing. Anyone else share my view. I think all the younger players will agree, but how about you seasoned veterans. Is this true?