I got into poker through the gaming scene I was a part of 7 years ago. More and more gamers made the transition to online poker. They not only seemed to love the game but also made some money playing. It was just a matter of time before I made the jump and joined the rest.
I quickly knew that I did not have the most talent for the game or card games in general. I had to study and play a lot to get results. I made some money during the years though, I even went ‘pro’ for a year. I quit my day job to grind the tables online. It wasn’t a big success though I would definitely not consider it was a failure either. I made more money during that period then I would have made working my day job. This was probably the most fun I had during my life so far. Oh, the freedom I had back then..
I almost forgot, why poker ?
It’s hard to explain and I realise it’s hard to understand if you are an outsider.
Poker gave me more in life than anything else I have done. I got to know some amazing people during the years, both live and online. People who are incredibly smart and interesting. I felt emotions I never felt before in my life. I learned about patience, discipline, hard work and never giving up.
I got to know myself through the wonderful game of poker.