How did you start playing poker?

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Hello, this is my first thread, and since is the first one there is one question I would like to ask you all, and that is "how you started playing poker?". Maybe some family memeber taught you about it, or you watch it in youtube and thought it was cool and you try it?


For me it was looking at my dad play at pokerstars when I was a kid, he used to play a lot and sometimes he even ended up falling asleep while playing freerolls. Then, one night when he fall asleep I continued playing for him and ended up winning, imagine my excitement, after that I started to watch videos and study the rules and I have to say that I really like playing poker and I get so much fun with it.

So.. how you started playing poker?
 
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As a kid, we had a pack of cards in the house but no gambling culture whatsoever.

Years later I would watch the odd poker video knowing nothing about the game (hand strengths etc.). After an extended period I realized (as well as the You Tube algorithm) that I was getting more and more fascinated with poker.

I then would thrill to watching the European Tour events sponsored by PokerStars from beginning to end. Likewise the wsop.

Finally it occurred to me I should start playing the game myself (never yet playing a single poker hand) and so I joined PokerStars and learnt by playing 'play money' MTT's.
 
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I started playing with friends, but after watching the wsop on ESPN. It was when the poker boom started, with moneymaker.
 
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I saw some WSOP on the TV and then i saw what freerolls was about..

Both things make me wanna start playing this, you dream big.. every night.. every day
 
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I started playing wsop ps3 game. It was really fun and you could compete with friends for bracelets.
 
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I watched many poker tournaments before I started to play poker. And it's very exciting not just a gamble game like I thought. People go all-in, bluff or hit a monster on river and win a big pot,... All of the things led me to become interested in poker and I started to play poker.
 
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i started with friends and after i stated play on line on fulltilt (2010)
 
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My mother taught me how to play 5-card poker, years later I saw texas holdem on television, I downloaded pokerstars and started playing, I really liked it, to this day I still play.
 
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I remember being very young and watching my parents, uncles and their friends play poker ..... from that day it was love at first blind, I say sight !! Good hands.


 
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by watching poker tournament i learn to play poker
 
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I started playing at the age of 16. I was out with some friends and when we entered a bar restaurant. they started to play poker. I didn't understand anything about this game, but I immediately wanted to learn to play. I won with each surely thanks to the luck of the beginner. but it was only when I finished my studies that I really started to get interested in poker and especially to want to improve my game.
 
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I saw a poker program from Pokerstars on TV. It was a kind of advertisement. Since then I have been playing poker.
 
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I started play poker because my parents and my friends play at this moment and then I saw WSOP on TV and I decide learn and start play this beatiful game 🙂

Sorry for my english 😬
 
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I saw an advertisement for pokerstars on TV, registered and started playing.
 
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I started playing poker through another card game called truco, I don't know if it exists out there, but there was an online site where I played a lot of truco and after a while they implemented poker in the online room, I had no idea of as if playing, then I would enter the tables and watch people who knew how to play. Just looking at it, I started to catch a bit of the morning game, because I learn very quickly any game related to cards, so I went to search the internet for rules and hand groups, after that it was a way of no return, I fell in love with the game
 
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I had heard about poker for a long time, I knew the rules, but I didn't play for a long time, I was busy with other things, but I regularly watched tournaments wherever I could.
After a while I decided to try to play, it turned out to be a profitable business, so I decided to take it very seriously.:)
 
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sou o TROS1984

eu comecei a jogar poker aqui no brasil na minha infância no vídeo game o jogo pokerstates aí uau foi top não sabia o que era direito mas sabia que ia ficar na minha vida o que mais tarde seria meu esporte predileto , mas iniciei em 2009 quando joguei na plataforma do PS, um amigo no play money cash convidou pra jogar dinheiro real comprei alguns dólares e comecei joguei $4.4 180 pessoas e cravei meu terceiro torneio lol , pensei quero viver do poker . Mergulhei de cabeça mas não fui muito longe pois não me dediquei o bastante pra migrar para o lucrativo hoje amadurecido decidi alguns dias voltar pra jogar pra ser lucrativo entender as regras e ter uma estratégia sólida de jogador regular ganhador , comecei daqui de baixo estudando o básico e jogando todos freeroll que eu puder . e poder me tornar um dos lucrativos regulares fazendo o certo não como jogava só pra e divertir agora quero me tornar jogador lucrativo .
 
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As a kid, we had a pack of cards in the house but no gambling culture whatsoever.

Years later I would watch the odd poker video knowing nothing about the game (hand strengths etc.). After an extended period I realized (as well as the You Tube algorithm) that I was getting more and more fascinated with poker.

I then would thrill to watching the European Tour events sponsored by PokerStars from beginning to end. Likewise the WSOP.

Finally it occurred to me I should start playing the game myself (never yet playing a single poker hand) and so I joined PokerStars and learnt by playing 'play money' MTT's.

This is very similar to how I started playing poker too. However, no one was ever against me learning poker early on: the game just never interested me. I have like zero interest in the "thrill of gambling" and to this day, things like betting on horse racing or casino slot machines never appeal to me. I am not 100% against these things if someone gets enjoyment from it, but I guess I just don't see how you would win at these long-term. Horse racing (and other sports betting) has "odds" factored in, so you are never really "ahead" through much research and statistics because chances are someone has already factored that information into the "odds" and slot machines are a joke because of them literally pre-set by the casinos.

I don't know, I guess I just had little interest in poker because I put it under the same category of chance while underestimating the value of skill and psychology that poker offers and these other forms of entertainment do not.

I more or less learned the rules of poker in elementary school from some friends of mine (obviously we didn't gamble with real money) and I had a little fun with poker, but it was just another card game like go-fish or war. It was kind of fun for us to have massive piles of chips all over the floor though and then imagine we were playing for millions or something lol - to be honest, I don't even think half of us knew how hand kickers worked: we just knew basics like a flush beats a straight. :D

I guess I wasn't ever really against poker, it just didn't interest me a whole lot. However, I always did seem to have an interest in psychology and a knack at reading people. It wasn't until a college student of age 23 woke up from bed one morning and literally thought to himself: "hey, I bet I could be good at poker." I then started learning poker more seriously as just a challenge to myself. I literally was learning just for the love of the game and as a way to put my psychology skills to the test. Since then, I've actually been enjoying my poker improvement and been doing better than I would have even thought. :)

In my quest for improvement, my first big step (just after learning all of the rules and subtle points of the game) was finding a poker forum community I could interact with. It was that day I created my account here at cardschat.com and the rest is history as they say :)
 
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I started in 2009 11 years later I'm starting over from the basics because I was just a player for fun but now that I have great schedules and ROI.
 
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i like card games in the country we play truco a lot and a friend invited me to play poker and since then it's been part of my routine to play poker!
 
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light I'm sorry my post, in portuguese I got excited here lol
 
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Hello, this is my first thread, and since is the first one there is one question I would like to ask you all, and that is "how you started playing poker?". Maybe some family memeber taught you about it, or you watch it in youtube and thought it was cool and you try it?


For me it was looking at my dad play at pokerstars when I was a kid, he used to play a lot and sometimes he even ended up falling asleep while playing freerolls. Then, one night when he fall asleep I continued playing for him and ended up winning, imagine my excitement, after that I started to watch videos and study the rules and I have to say that I really like playing poker and I get so much fun with it.

So.. how you started playing poker?
Dude your dad must have slept the most peaceful sleep of his life lol lol lol lol when he woke up he found a gift in the box there for him lol lol XD
 
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My husband has been playing poker since he was about 12 with his friends. When online poker started, he then started playing there. I would watch him quite a bit, and gained interest. So then I opened up an account and started playing when he would play. That was about 11 years ago I think.
 
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