How did you get to know poker?

D

dompoker

Visionary
Platinum Level
Joined
Jul 22, 2019
Total posts
696
Awards
1
Chips
137
I used to watch poker on TV, there I saw a commercial about Pokertars, and I started playing poker.
 
Rahatis

Rahatis

Legend
Platinum Level
Joined
Feb 7, 2017
Total posts
1,447
Awards
2
Chips
186
By watching a friend of mine playing online for a couple of hours.
 
7

77ecos

Visionary
Bronze Level
Joined
Aug 2, 2015
Total posts
856
Awards
2
Chips
66
more than 15 years old, when I was a minor I was 16 years old and I started to watch the tournaments that were broadcast on espn, watching poker movies and so I investigated more and I loved this world of poker
 
A

a1232

Rock Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Nov 22, 2022
Total posts
306
Awards
1
IE
Chips
37
Movies and TV seem to be a consistent theme and that's how I first got interested too when I was pretty young, wish I had invested more time back then to really understanding it!
 
A

arshuns

Rock Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Jun 27, 2022
Total posts
387
Awards
1
BY
Chips
87
Many years ago, you could only learn about poker from movies. It was only later that tournaments were broadcast on television. It was from the movies that I learned about poker.
 
10gerka

10gerka

Visionary
Platinum Level
Joined
Aug 6, 2018
Total posts
999
Awards
3
Chips
135
I spent 3 years ago playing games on my pc, surfing the social networks, until I came across an advertisement on facebook of the poker game, I did not take much importance and continued browsing, the next day once again I found a video where they promoted this game, I was struck by the way the players were at the table looking at each other without blinking, an atmosphere with an adrenaline rush, I started watching it until the end, and from there I fell in love with the game and never stopped playing it until now.
 
manzanillo53

manzanillo53

Legend
Platinum Level
Joined
Mar 13, 2017
Total posts
1,240
Awards
2
Chips
117
How long have you been familiar with poker and under what circumstances did you get to know it?
My first was watching my brothers friends play a home game when I was 18 I guess. So much money was being tossed around I said I will never play that. Then when I was 45, guessing, my GF took me to the casino and because I hate machines I eventually sat at a poker table. I have never been in the red since. Only online, that is another story hahahaha
 
DiegoRamos

DiegoRamos

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
May 21, 2015
Total posts
1,952
Awards
5
BR
Chips
205
How long have you been familiar with poker and under what circumstances did you get to know it?
15 years ago, but I started playing for real at 8.

School friends introduced me to the basics.
 
billywaines

billywaines

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Feb 26, 2019
Total posts
9
GB
Chips
5
about 15 years ago now. it would come on chanel 5 uk and thats when i first started taking notice of the game called poker
 
T

tashad30

Rising Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Nov 3, 2022
Total posts
2
GB
Chips
17
I think since I was around 19 so 11 years, I've always given up on it and then gone back to it though, I just have so much fun once im actually deep in a tournament.
 
N

Niykk

Visionary
Bronze Level
Joined
Feb 24, 2022
Total posts
606
Awards
1
Chips
125
Playing with colleagues while drinking beer is when i first started. Good times.
 
tony2521

tony2521

Rock Star
Platinum Level
Joined
Sep 8, 2013
Total posts
424
Awards
3
PA
Chips
124
I got to know poker through some friends that I frequented in the casino and in one of them they began to have tournaments and play cash and it caught my attention because it is a game that does not depend only on luck but on your ability to read a your opponents and know if they have a good hand or not.
 
YuriSLopes

YuriSLopes

Rock Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Apr 26, 2021
Total posts
353
Awards
1
Chips
92
I would say... 4 years ago probably.

I drove a friend to Bicycle casino in Los Angeles cause he was going to play and he asked if wanted to tag along but I had no clue about the game.

Still don't have much clue haha, but since then, I started to study cause I wanted to play at the Bicycle also but, ended up moving and never got the chance.
 
BelFish

BelFish

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Aug 11, 2019
Total posts
2,296
Awards
2
BY
Chips
123
For probably about 20 years, considering that the first few years, when i did not have the Internet, i played computer games with poker in the casino ))
There were all kinds of games (5CD, 5CS, 7CS, TH, Omaha, ...)
 
GarotoMaroto

GarotoMaroto

Rock Star
Platinum Level
Joined
Aug 22, 2022
Total posts
404
Awards
1
BR
Chips
162
I did a thread little similar to that few months ago XD
I already had a interest in poker,but what made me really want to play was Two and a Half men
I was watching and Charlie and Jake was playing together against Charlie's friends XD
I believe this was 7 years ago
God Bless
file
 
staytrue001

staytrue001

Rock Star
Bronze Level
Joined
Jan 22, 2023
Total posts
242
Awards
1
UA
Chips
26
My friend introduced me, he has been playing poker for a long time and I decided to try it too
 
dreamer13

dreamer13

Legend
Platinum Level
Joined
Mar 18, 2022
Total posts
3,033
Awards
2
LV
Chips
393
For a long time, one of the poker rooms tried to lure me into their networks through pop-ups, but I did not give in and trained to close this pop-up window before the enticing numbers loaded. What can we say about the delight that I experienced when I found out that you need to play against people like you, that everything depends on you and that the psychological factor plays a huge role! I will say that the way poker interests me, I was not interested in anything and never. I don’t want to say that I have found my own and I don’t want to rely on it as the main income, but the fact that this will be a part of my life for a very long time is 100%! I spend a lot of time on it, relative to my family, work, etc.
 
A

alabos

Visionary
Platinum Level
Joined
Jun 12, 2017
Total posts
931
Awards
2
CA
Chips
29
I see it a lot in tv when they started.....but playing a lot tradional poker before so i basicaly have start long time ago before....
 
MazzErati

MazzErati

Rock Star
Platinum Level
Joined
Jan 15, 2023
Total posts
269
Awards
1
UA
Chips
120
It was somewhere in 2016, I came to visit a friend, and I saw how he won 800 from 100 dollars playing Omaha in cash, in a matter of minutes (20 minutes) And then it really fascinated me!
 
DiazPoker3101

DiazPoker3101

Visionary
Platinum Level
Joined
Jan 28, 2021
Total posts
629
Awards
3
AR
Chips
131
Playing with a friend one summer night, this misunderstood love for poker began, and well, four years have passed since that great day that I discovered poker.
 
Ruslan L

Ruslan L

Visionary
Platinum Level
Joined
Aug 30, 2022
Total posts
688
Awards
1
UA
Chips
201
How long have you been familiar with poker and under what circumstances did you get to know it?
I only started playing regularly 5-6 years ago. But in general, I have been familiar with this game for a very long time, more than 20 years.
 
Highfish

Highfish

Rock Star
Silver Level
Joined
Sep 17, 2022
Total posts
222
DE
Chips
131
I started playing poker as a young man in the early seventies. After Friday training at my sports club, a few like-minded people always got together for a round of 5 card draw. At that time I had just started my studies and it was not easy to keep up financially as a poor student.
I would compare the stakes then with NL 200 nowadays. Of course, I was there anyway. :)
I will never forget one hand from that time in my life. I had 4 kings and my opponent had 4 queens.
A few days later I was the proud owner of a brand new stereo system with all the trimmings.

After finishing my studies I worked in france and it was over with poker; until 2001. By chance I discovered pokerstars and NL Holdem. Of course, I had no clue about the game. But as an old poker expert no problem for me.:giggle:
So, I whipped out my credit card and deposited 100 bucks. Of course, immediately to a NL 100 table. I can handle the guys there. Within 5 minutes I was broke. :oops: I did the same game I think 10 times in a week before I got a little smarter.
I deposited another 100 bucks and played NL 2 to learn the game. Also I had joined a poker forum to learn the game properly. That was my last deposit until today.

By the infamous black friday I made it to NL 1000 and plo 400 reg on full tilt. After that I lost interest in poker a bit. Thank God PS saved my bankroll later on. During this time I was also very tense professionally and had little time. So I cashed out.
In the meantime, I am retired and have plenty of time. I am considering whether I should attack again as an old fart. :unsure:
I live in germany again. Unfortunately, the legislator has limited online poker. I can only play up to 4 tables and max, NL 200. There is also hardly any rakeback.
In the meantime I played some hands on NL 50; it is almost like NL 1000 in former times. 😁

Sorry for the long post. Maybe one of you has had similar experiences. See you at the tables. GL to all of you my friends.
 
antonis32123

antonis32123

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Dec 25, 2014
Total posts
6,465
Awards
20
GR
Chips
374
First I was playing done games for fun with friends or family , rarely . Later I started watching some TV shows and then I liked it very much , but I played for real money later in my life
 
Baldy86

Baldy86

Legend
Bronze Level
Joined
Jun 6, 2020
Total posts
1,131
Awards
1
Chips
31
15 years ago or so i saw poker after dark and high stakes poker on tv with doyle brunson and others and i kept on watching it and liked it and thought i would like to play too
 
Top