- Nov 17, 2019
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Yeah well i think game was a bit different back then. Not so agressive. Less people really knew whats going on.I was wondering, how old school pro's become what they are in the old times?
No internet, no coaches, no videos, no foruns, no freerolls.
Like, if you live in a small town with 1 casino: 3 MTTs in a week
Moving to Vegas? Spending months in casinos watching great players?
I believe one aspect which no one has underlined so far was that they were gamblers plain and simple. They were attracted to poker because they were driven to gamble and poker makes as much sense as anything if you were inclined that way.
The game has changed immensely over the past 30 years and although some will still claim all poker players are gamblers period, I argue otherwise. It is a way more diverse game these days with many who came to poker via computer/strategy games, other with an academic interest in math and statistics and then those who love the game but are not interested in gambling generally.
I think the old school guys were mostly attracted to poker by the compunction to gamble.