Poker Made Easy-ish

Posted by admin - 09/12/10 at 11:12 pm

I’ve always loved games of chance for one simple reason. I’m very good at them, as long as there’s no actual money on them.

If we’re playing for matches, chips, or miscellaneous debris, I will beat you down like Joe Pesci in Casino. However, when actual money gets on the table, I’m totally Don Rickles from that movie, getting clubbed with a phone.

That’s why places like 52 Stars are not only fun, but also a good way to figure out what you’re doing.

It used to be if you wanted to learn to play poker with real players, you had to go out and lose money while doing so. There was an entire industry of guys with gold teeth and nicknames centered around a location (“Chicago Pete,” “Minnesota Lou,” “California Prison Bob”). Now you can sign up and learn to play, and win or lose without fearing for your extremities.

— Reid Kerr wonders why he had never heard of “Texas Hold ‘Em” before ten years ago.

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