Playing online poker has to be the most popularly played online gambling activity for real money prizes world-wide. There are facts and figures to support this supposition, but we are more interested in the amount of fun you can have learning to play poker like a pro, so that you can also win like a pro.
Poker is a thinking man’s game; it is a game of skill, strategy, psychology and so much more. It is also the kinds of game you can start playing online with $39 in your bankroll and make $2.5 million by the time you are finished. This is what Chris Moneymaker did!
Christopher Bryan Moneymaker from Atlanta, Georgia is a 35 year old American poker player. He won the World Series of poker event in 2003 when he was a 28 year old amateur, and made history. This is because he is the first man to have qualified for this event in an online poker game and he basically revolutionized the WSOP. The press refers to his effect as the “Moneymaker Effect.”
He has a Masters Degree in Accounting and his claim to fame is that he turned $40 into $2.5 million and not by using his accounting skills – by playing poker. So you see that poker is every man’s game and its meteoric rise in popularity online means that a heck of a lot more women have access to playing also.
I recon that every woman should try her hand at playing poker, they no longer have to duck and dive around dodgy smoke-filled rooms to have access to this game. If you are a gal and you give it a try, if you stink, you can always go back to playing online bingo without anyone ever needing to know you tried and failed.
The beauty of playing online poker is that all good sites have poker schools. For example Poker Stars and other sites even offer players the opportunity to receive lessons from pros. Certainly the online player is able to sit-in and watch some very exciting high stakes games and poker has turned out to be a very popular spectator sport.
There are a great many variations of poker, each game has their own rules, but the basic tenet remains the same. Some games make use of community cards, while others don’t and some poker games make use of only three cards while others make use of five or seven.
The typical poker game that a US family would sit down at the kitchen table and play would be Razz. It is a type of 7-Card Stud and it features every year at the WSOP. It is lowball poker which means it is played for ace to five low, so the aim of the game is to be dealt seven cards and make up a low hand of five cards. The player with this hand – 5-4-3-2-A, is generally the top prize winner. This game is available at many online casinos and often features in tournaments where a medley of poker games is played as a feature of the tourney.