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I don't really remember at what age I started playing poker but I remember as a very young kid going over relatives houses watching them play poker regularly and love it. The first time I really started playing on the regular for money myself was in my early 20's.
I started playing poker this same year, from that moment it has become a passion, happy moments and sad moments when you lose hehe, it is a love-hate relationship with poker. I hope it remains forever more love than hate
I have played poker as far back as around 10 years old, just playing regular Texas holdem. As far as putting up my own money to play, I was around 16-17 when I started buying in for about 10-20 dollars for cash games with my friends. I am now 20 and for the past year I have been taking my game very seriously, with my best score being around $150 profit playing 1/2 in an Indian casino since I’m still under 21 lol. Hope in the next five years I can say my best score is in the 4 digits!
If I'm not mistaken, I started playing poker (No Limit Hold'em) when I was about twenty-four years old (2010). The interest arose when I watched some final tournament tables on television. I don't remember which tournaments, but I remember that I watched Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey more than once.
I started playing poker 4-5 years ago, I was 40 years old. I am 45 years old now. Over the last two years, I have become more patient and have significantly improved my skills. To a large extent, all the improvements have been due to my participation in our wonderful community.
I started playing poker when I study at university. I just play poker with friends for fun. Now poker is still one of my hobbies and I think it is not bad if you can manage your money the right way. I studied many things from poker such as controlling my emotion, having patience, ... they help a lot in my life.
I learned about Poker from my parents in this life. As it is, I have played Poker in previous incarnations. Here I started playing poker after a friend showed me Poker Stars. I personally was fond of Full tilt poker, I liked It. This was at the age of 28. Approximately.
I would say I learn poker from my father, he had always poker games , on Fridays and Saturdays with relatives. But I didnt learn Texas hold'em until 15, watching my brother play that. Ever since I have liked holdem over other card games.
I started playing when I was 17. It was with friends and we used change as our chips. We started with Texas holdem and soon learned other games like 5-card draw, stud, Omaha, and pineapple playing dealers choice. I miss those home games. It seemed like a $50 or $100 buy-in was such a huge amount at the time but everyone was a good sport if they lost and it was always fun.
I started around 14 or 15, then when Black Friday took place I quit playing/watching poker. Recently read The Biggest Bluff (I'm 30 now) and it peaked my interest again so I'm back to studying and plan on playing uNL MTTs.
I started playing poker about 10 years ago .... and from that comment I loved poker .... the first 5 years I played on the weekends as a hobby .... then I started playing at night after from work .... and a couple of years ago and I started studying and watching videos with the intention of improving my game ... and taking it more seriously ...!
I started playing online in my last semester of high school. When I moved away for college and didn't know anyone in the new city was when I tried my 1st live tournament. Came across a flyer about free holdem poker that was played weekly at a restaurant/bar. Only restriction was that you had to order something to either eat or drink to be able to play. This is where I actually learned more, since we had to deal with the cards and chips ourselves, picked up some chip tricks and learned I'm still excellent at reading people. I ate out once a week all through college haha.