Online poker offers opportunity, risk and reward all rolled into one illusive combination. I started playing online poker because I love being on the Internet surfing around but did not really know what to do once I got online. Bored with reading articles, visiting websites about soccer or news I decided to play some online games. One of my friends was playing cards online, and it looked like fun.
So I had a go, and instantly there was just something enjoyable about the game. I am the type of character where I judge myself based on the very best. If I run 100 meters, I want to know how far from 10 seconds I am. If I play soccer I want to know whether or not I could play against the best. This has kept me striving for the top in many areas of life, and poker was (and is) no different. Once I started watching T.V and learned to play properly, I was hooked joker388.
I quickly discovered that poker is basically about the battle for money. We use chips, which are more fun than the paper cash to handle and possibly less daunting, and cards are the mechanism where we mentally oppose one another for the cash reward. This is true of cash games and to some extent tournaments. Poker can be viewed as the most simple form of combat, the person with the most at the end of the battle is the winner. But poker is not limited to people who have money and the rest must watch. There are no barriers to entry to this potentially lucrative market.
One of my passions is starting something from very little and building up, in business and in life. There is as much satisfaction in the journey than in the crossing the finish line in my opinion so it is only natural I looked for ways that anyone can enjoy playing poker no matter whether they have cash to spare or not. I see online poker as a legitimate way of building something out of absolutely nothing. In short, the American Dream, the ultimate challenge in many different ways.
Annette_15 is a female Internet poker player famous for her amazing results, aggressive play, and being the first female to win a World Series of Poker Main Event when she won the WSOP Europe main event a couple of years ago. Her story is amazing because she asked her mother when she was 14 years old for her mothers credit card to deposit $50 into online poker so she could play for real money. Her mother refused her request. Undeterred, Annette played free roll tournaments until she got a few dollars by finishing high in the tournaments. She then built her bankroll over time with good results and careful bankroll management to the massive bankroll she enjoys today. Poker is littered with stories like this. The only thing you need is a good poker game, and plenty of discipline and you can have a story like Annette_15. But how do you do it?