I've been playing for about fifty five years. My mother and father taught me the game when I was around twelve years old. Westerns were really big on television back then, and we used to play poker on Saturday nights before Gunsmoke came on at ten pm.
"I knew a man that I did not care for, And then one day this man gave me a call, We sat and talked about things on our mind, And now this man he is a friend of mine" - Friend and Lover, Reach Out In The Darkness
Good afternoon everyone, I started playing poker at the end of 2018, I remember I made a deposit of $ 10, on ps and I lost that amount very quickly.
The game of poker all the time you have to make decisions, on 12/15/2020, I had to make a decision, in the action where the blids were at 150/300 and BTN goes All in with 7000 chips and the SB with 6800 call and hero on the BB with TT and 6950 chips.
What to do in this situation, call or fold?
I spent my entire bank bank and fold, villain with A2s from BTN and call from SB with AKo, if I had called I would win the hand and become the CL.
Is the fold the correct move? I can forget that hand.
More than 15 years, but I was more active in 2012-2014.
Came back this year after a couple of years off. I believe I learned more this year than in the last 14 together. Even thought I still have a lot (a ton) to learn.
One thing is certain, the amount of material to study is unparalleled if compared to 10 years ago. At the same time, since ppl have easier access to content, the field is better than it was before. So, it's harder to win.
I started to play poker in 1997 when I was 19 in casino. It was 5 cards Draw Poker. Then I discovered Texas Holdem in 2005 and start to play online in 2010 at Poker Stars. So started to play poker a pretty while ago.
It's inconvenient to speak, but I've been playing for 8-9 years, and I haven't achieved any tangible successes for my pocket. Although I can say that without replenishing the balance on the PS I can make myself a bankroll for playing at micro-stakes within a week, which I often lose in the casino. But at the moment I hardly play in a casino, but before that I had hoped for 2 years that I would someday be lucky in slot machines, but I was not so lucky. I don't hope anymore and decided to play only poker.
Well I started playing poker about 7 years ago ... and the first years I played on weekends ... it was just a hobby ... also due to the job I had, I hardly had time to play ... and ago a couple of years I have tried to take it more seriously and now I spend more time playing poker
In general, I have been playing cards since childhood. But I also started playing poker two years ago. And honestly, I had no idea that poker was such a profound game in terms of strategy, tactics, skills and experience.
I've been playing online poker for about 10 years or so, never in big tournaments. I think the greatest has been one of wcop and no great win, really I have never been able to dedicate the time he deserves to become a good player.
Mostly online, although I have played live profitably on average 2 -3 days a year over the last 10 years.
I was introduced to the game by a new girlfriend (who also knew about as much about poker as I did at the time which was zero... just to be clear...lol). She spent time by playing various games at some cheezy gaming site (I forget the name of it) that offered a bazillion online games. Basically, you payed $10 a month to be entertained, I do not believe you could actually win anything. Well, Texas Hold'em was one of the games you could play, and we entertained ourselves playing it on occasion. Eventually, we found ourselves playing more Texas Hold'em (even though we had no clue what we were doing) than the "Racing Games", "Wheel of Fortune" type games, "What is different in these Pictures" games.. lol! I still fondly remember my brain being scrambled trying to figure out how my THREE PAIR lost to some SEEMINGLY INFERIOR hand. I suspected some sort of software/site malfunction...lol!
Eventually, I decided I should research the rules of the game(keep in mind this was a new relationship and not a real high priority at the time). Knowing the basic rules was helpful, and I started to realize how ridiculous the play was at the "cheezy site". I graduated to a monthly subscription site ($25 a month) which was very profitable over several years. My poker experience was also supplemented for a short time by playing at PokerStars (although slightly unprofitable), up until Black Friday.
FUN TIMES, what a Great Game! So many ways to Win! So many ways to Lose!
While my day job limits my poker playing time to a couple hours a day, on average, I find it to be a nice change of pace and a relaxer. I am new to the site within the last couple months, but am thoroughly enjoying it!
I started playing poker in 1965.My high school friends and i played almost every weekend.Back then it was only 7 card stud,and 5 card draw.When online poker came along,then i started playing online,and once a week my friends and i got together and had a home game of texas holdem.If my math is right,ive been playing some sort of poker for 55 years.