You can find hundreds of reasons why I play poker and why I want to play better and better. But once upon a time I came across a post by feruell, who started with micro-limits and recently made another million.
This post reflects why I am in poker. And I wrote it, when I myself had just started playing. And got only a few thousand dollars in my whole career.
What strikes me a little bit about poker is that all it takes is learning to play one game. One simple game. Not exactly simple, of course, but not complicated. There are books, articles, videos, forums at last (the latter, though, in my opinion, do more harm than good).
So, you have to learn how to play, and it will bring in at least hundreds of thousands of dollars.
And the main thing: you don't even have to play better than everyone else to make money. Bad players are not a sea, but an ocean. You can pick and choose.
The simplicity of this scheme seems unreal to me.
No, well, it's understandable that many people don't know about poker, about spinrates, about mathematical expectation, about amount of money that's being made in all this business.
But if anyone is in the know, I don't see how in our mercantile world you can give that up. Especially since otherwise you have to work for highly questionable salaries that will never make you rich.
Poker is fantastic. If I wasn't already playing professionally, I would start learning right now :)
That's right, you gotta know how to play the same game. I've learned to play dozens of games in my life. The last one was StarCraft 2. I, while barely playing the first part, was able to get pretty good at the second. In just a few months. Poker is something similar. And it's something I'm willing to spend years on, not months.