This is a discussion on What was your introduction to poker? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I met poker through a TV show that was playing every Sunday. And you? How was your first contact with poker?
My younger brother invited me to play a .25/.25 home game with his friends. I was nervous that I would just lose all my money, so I tried to study a few YouTube videos, but they were mostly the SUPER introductory stuff. I also played on the Facebook app.
I really enjoyed playing live, and there was a single particular hand that got me hooked.
I was in position, and I turned the nut straight with the backdoor nut flush draw. We ended up getting it all in, and I failed to hit the nut flush (which I needed). I lost the hand, but I was excited to have correctly known where I stood in the hand.
Following that, I studied and started playing freerolls on BetOnLine. About 3 months later I played my first $40 live tournament at a local charity room, and I took 1st for a prize of ~$535. I've been grinding ever since.
First contact don't even remember, probably with someone of the film. But the second after which seriously interested in poker is a television program. I confess I was already tempted by gambling. Poker was the next step in evolution)))
it's thanks to friends that I learned to play poker. I remember to have made big gains from the beginning even if I did not master the game at the time. I was young and a little alcoholic suddenly he always had a good atmosphere.
I saw a long time ago how people play poker in a casino and I really liked this game, I learned all the rules of poker and now I play and if everything is fine and my card plays well then I get a profit and for me it is very good!
I was 19 years old my best mate invite me to go with him to the casino in Valencia spain in that time I didnít know nothing about poker so Iíve been watching him play one the tables of cash games it was a fantastic night. He did explain to me the rules about the game and from that day I knew poker will be one of my passion in my life.
Hi there.My 1st contact with poker was when i was 17 and some friends were playing a game with cards ,i asked what was that and they answered POKER....since there i am addicted .During years i gained xp and i would like to reach the highest level of skill .Good luck friends.
First contact I agree it was maybe movies , maybe some TV series when we are kids (or this doesn't count ????) You get used with people getting excited with the cards , the game , etc .
Ofcourse later when I was teen followed Friends and family members , .some good memories and some fun during my first novice games with cards .
The full , real seduction from poker came later watching all these idols playing on TV shows that I didn't want to miss any of them and I was a fanatic watcher and then I really loved poker . Later it was internet where I learned so much , all the info for the online poker rooms so I got way a lot more interested
I started to play poker thanks to one of my friend. He told me about it and we started to play for fun and we used to play almost every day then I saw on espn some poker tournaments and some cash game on espn and every day I liked poker more and more. Now I play cash and I would like to play some tournaments. I would like to improve my game and maybe one day I could play agains the best players in the world
Have enjoyed playing card games before the bell rings to start our school day. It was gambling but not actually a form of poker. I was introduced to actual poker through television and when it was very popular on the internet years ago.
Without a doubt, the first contacts in poker come through the TV programs, this occurs in most cases where poker is not popular with friends and family.
In Brazil the card game is popular, but poker is not a popular game in Brazil, even in this country casinos are forbidden by law and many have learned to play online poker and have sympathized through the tv.
With the passing of time poker has been gaining popularity in Brazil, more is still new.
my first contact with poker .... it was several years ago ... I was watching on ESPN a soccer match ... and when that game ended I immediately started a transmission of a poker tournament ... the truth is that I called attention and began to see it and little by little I started to understand it ... From that moment I started to investigate more about the rules of the game and about the online gambling sites ...!
I got a cousin from poker and I ordered a quiz on pokerstrategy, after which I was given $ 50. As you can easily guess I lost everything in 2 days In retrospect, I judge it as a funny experience, but everyone used to start somehow
I learned to play with friends several years ago, that after the poker burst in my town began to practice often. It is an addictive game, and to this day we meet to play, as well as follow through other channels such as TV and internet.
in my family almost every member played or still play poker. is a family tradition. i remember i saw my father, my mom and my uncle played poker late night in the house i was like 7 years didnt understand why they so focused, they played small stakes but still so much focus haha! second day i asked them what was all about so after that day they got theirself with another poker buddie xd
I used to watch my parents play friends for change when I was a little kid. They played crazy games like 7 card no peek and baseball with 3 and 9s wild. Nowadays I can't get my local home game to play pineapple. Seems to be strictly hold em and plo now.
Watching the WSOP on ESPN every year as a kid was a fun time for me, always loved it, though I certainly didn't understand it. Many years later in high school my parents would go out of town most weekends and leave us kids at home, and we ended up arranging a weekly $10 winner takes all poker game. We'd usually get 10-15 neighbor kids and their friends to come play, and since we hosted, we got a free buy in.