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My journey as to why i play on Pokerstars
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/Feb/2013

Why I play on PokerStars and best moment

By: Killeraxa89 @ 15:57 (EST) / 537 / Comment ( 0 )

 Why I play on Pokerstars


In 2003 I had no clue about the game of poker, sure I knew it was a card game but never really cared much about Poker on a whole. One night while flipping through the channels I saw two guys going heads-up for some poker championship and millions of dollars on ESPN. It was Chris Money Maker vs Sam Farah. In one particular hand Moneymaker made an insane bluff for all his chips and if Farah had called he would be champion…but he didn’t and that allowed Moneymaker to win the match later on. I was shocked that this amateur who qualified for the WSOP using a PokerStars satellite could beat a pro and bluff him, I was so drawn to Poker after that night

I was so eager to play but there was one problem, I was only 14 at the time and couldn’t play “Real” money poker. That however didn’t stop me, I decided once I reached the age of 18 I would play real money poker and hope to win big like Money Maker did. Until then I setup an account for just free play to practice and hone my skills. Those 4 years went by pretty quickly but I wasn’t really playing that much on PokerStars like I planned to, you things like school work and bossy parents got in the way. But anyway so I got my debit card and loaded up funds to begin playing and soon realize it wasn’t as easy as I thought.

The game felt different in comparison to the play money tournaments and SitNGo’s games I was playing, I tell yeah it looked way easier on TV when I could see the players hole cards. My fav game was Texas NL Hold’em that’s all I play up to this day, but back then struggled a lot getting knocked out of tournaments and I couldn’t figure out why I was busting early in tournaments and never getting really deep enough to make the money. After losing a few dollars I thought it was best to stop playing before I lost anymore. Then came College and with my busy schedule I had to put poker on the back burner once again even though I did lose, I had so much fun playing the game just like with anything one does.

In 2012 after I was done with school I made it a mission to start playing again during my summer break like a boss LOL. I took advantage of the great features Pokerstars presented to players where I was able  to watch how the pros played. Watching guys like Shaniac, IDOLLS, Mattidm and Marcel Luske really helped me get a great feel for the game and understand when to be patient and when to be aggressive. After just 3 days I finished deep in a $0.55 Turbo tournament with over 2000 players. I felt so proud of myself for achieving this accomplishment and that few get to have, that was one of my best moments.

PokerStars is a living for others just to kill time. For me Pokerstars is an absolute thrill and a great recreational activity I enjoy doing almost everyday. And one day I hope to win it big just like how the first I saw a complete amateur win it all, he once started at PokersStars too.

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