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|Updated||October 14, 2013|
|Category||Games - Cards & Casino|
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It’s Becoming almost as big as baseball, football, hockey, and other sporting events.
Television has increased its popularity. With the Internet, it’s coming into our homes at a
lightning fast rate. The rage that’s sweeping the nation – poker!
Although the game has been around for years played in family recreation rooms, smoky
bars, casinos, and even retirement homes, these days, poker has become the game of
choice for hundreds of thousands of people.
Family game night used to mean getting out the Monopoly board and battling over Park
Place and Broadway.
Now, family game night is more likely to be characterized by
breaking out the poker chips and battling each other for the best hands.
More and more people are talking about their bad beats, their great hands, and their
prowess for play.
Popular on college campuses, fraternal clubs, and even retirement
homes, poker has become our new game of chance, and our new game of choice.
What has led to the rise of this game? Most likely, it has been television and the media.
On any given evening, the average person can flip on the TV set and find a poker game
The World Series of Poker, Celebrity Poker Showdown, and Ultimate Poker Showdown
are rising in the ratings as we tune in to see professionals battle it out and compare our
play to theirs.
Nearly every home these days has at least one computer. The Internet has become our
lifeline, in ways, for information, contact with the outside world, and – yes – our portal to
the world of poker beyond our kitchen table. Now ordinary people can log on and play
poker with people other than our parents, kids, and friends.
Many professional players
sponsor online website where they are required to play allowing Average Joe to match his
poker skills with the likes of Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson.
Perhaps the biggest rise in poker popularity – specifically online poker – stems from one
man’s $40 online buy-in leading to the Cinderella story of the industry. Chris
Moneymaker qualified for The World Series of Poker main event through a small buy-in
satellite event at Poker Stars.
At the Series, he outlasted a field of 839 entrants – the largest in World Series of Poker
history at the time. He pitted heads against some of the most well-known poker
professionals in the world – and won! Moneymaker’s first-place finish netted him $2.5
million dollars, which wasn’t bad considering it was his first live tournament.
Many people looked at Moneymaker’s win as monumental. After all, he was just an
average guy. He could be anyone’s next door neighbor or co-worker, and he went up
against the pros and won.
Chris Moneymaker opened the door for everyday people to
dream about being the next professional poker player.
In fact, the 2004 World Series featured triple the number of players over the 2003
turnout. At least four players in the WSOP final table won their entry through an online
card room. Like Moneymaker, 2004 winner Greg “Fossil man” Raymer also won his
entry at the Poker Stars online card room.
There are a myriad of tips and tricks for playing the game of poker.
Everyone seems to
have an opinion on the best way to play the game.
True, poker is a game of chance, and many would argue that there really is no secret to
winning the game.
However, there is a best way to play. As Kenny Rogers sang in “The
Gambler”, you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.
Know when to walk away, and know when to run.
There are many variations on the game of poker, but the one most popular today has got
to be Texas Hold ‘E
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