Why do you play Poker

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1player1

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I like to play games, and I love to win. Poker is a game where you have a big influence on the chance to win, and if you love to optimize your chances, then it is the perfect game for you.

How do you then maximize your chances to win?

First you have to win more than the casino charge.

Rake:
You can't beat the rake, but you can play in the casino with the lowest rake.
One example is playing 1/2c cash games where the rake vaeies from 3,5 % to 5 %.
Over time you can save a lot of rake playing on a casino with 3,5% compared to 5%

Reward systems.
The rake can also be reduced by the reward system offered by most casinos.
And now it gets difficult to predict the value.
Many rewards are more a lotery ticket than a reward, and I don't like lotery tickets.
Reward systems often try to motivate you to play more, so be carefull not to fall in that trap.

freerolls:
Playing the freerolls offered by the casino can contribute to the chance of beeing a winning player, so use that opportunity.

The way you play:
Most important is the way you play.
Only play good hands
Position is important, late position give you more info on your opponents, early position gives you less information.
Respect the value of your hand and don't take more chances than the value of your hand.
 
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I play Poker because I love it ...! everyone has a hobby ... mine is without a doubt poker ... and maybe one day I will become a professional ...!
 
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CardShark1991

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I play Poker due to a variety of factors. The first being the winning, the second being the thrill of the game!
 
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1player1

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So we all agree we love playing poker for various reasons.
But noone mentions the cost of sitting at the tables. In my oppinion minimizing this cost is also an important part of being a winning player
 
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It's the best sport I've ever played to keep my brain active.. it doesn't stop for a sec, always making some calculous to find the best probability and make the best decision! Even before the money, that's why I play poker everyday since I played for the first time
 
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Do you think promotions adds to the exitement of the game, or would you prefer a pokersite with minimum promotions and a lower rake?
 
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I play poker because I like it and I think it is a magnificent game. We use mathematics a lot and many universities use poker or the methodology for learning.
 
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I play because of money. I do not make a lot, but it's something and I need that too.
 
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Marcelobp

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its simple, because is fun and make me takes every decisions in the round .
 
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por que juegas poker

Hello, I have been playing poker for a long time. I do it because I like it and if I can earn about $ dlrs. best. but basically I play because I like it
 
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Love the game.

No better game than Texas Holdem, Been playing for at least 30 years. Combination of skill, luck, and opportunity. Just love it, in person or online.
 
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Why do I play poker? Because of the big prize. For me, the real poker is Tournament poker. I think the best and easiest way to make big money is clearly poker!
 
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Why we play, the only reason we play? For the big pots. For the life changing money. For finally moving out of your mother's basement and into a sick house in Thailand with tons of poker friends. For traveling around the world and playing in the biggest games on the planet. For bottle service at Tao and playing hooker/not a hooker. For partying so hard you black out and wake up naked in an inflatable raft full of hundred dollar bills.
 
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Why I play, the only reason I play? For the big pots. For the life changing money. For finally moving out of your mother's basement and into a sick house in Thailand with tons of poker friends. For traveling around the world and playing in the biggest games on the planet. For bottle service at Tao and playing hooker/not a hooker. For partying so hard you black out and wake up naked in an inflatable raft full of hundred dollar bills.



I agree ! For the money ofc !
 
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I play POker to win, to have fun, for the amount of emotions you feel when you are in a tournament, especially if it is a tournament in which you paid or won a large entry and more if the reward is thousands of dollars. So many emotions that you feel, which is what I think, give a poker player joy and enthusiasm to compete in this game.
 
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I play Poker only since a few months, for me it's fun, and when I win it's big fun.
Poker is a fantastic combination of maths, strategy, psychology, discipline, luck and a never ending process of learning...
 
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I like to invest my time in order to get dividends from the game.
 
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Usually it's just boredom or if I put the little girl to bed. Not specifically the profit desire for celom
Now I like it more and more... You could say I'm good at it in part. So I've already won smaller major tournaments
At the same time, I think it improves thinking sometimes logic. You can also learn to limit the expression of emotions.
 
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I like to put it in the hobbie category not “ addicted “ to gambling as outside lookers would say
 
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