Why do you play poker?

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Mark | Poker and Life, Poker Tournament

Despite being in a rotten tournament slump these days with no cashes in ages and underdogs constantly busting me out, I still somehow enjoy the game. Why else would I keep playing through frustration after frustration with a bank account that would be better off if I didn’t play at all? Maybe it’s simply a bad habit when I’m bored or maybe it’s more of a love/hate relationship…..fact is I keep playing. Why do you play poker?

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2 Comments to Why do you play poker?

Rob Benwell
August 27, 2011

Like many of you, I grew up in a house in which playing cards was second nature. My earliest memories are of Go Fish and War. These quickly evolved into various forms of Rummy, Canasta, Pinochle, Spades, Hearts, a local game called Catch-5, Bridge and yes, Poker. My family loved playing cards and didn’t really seem to favor any one game over the other. Looking back, playing cards was the perfect social experience, bringing people together for a fun and competitive activity. I can clearly remember my parents playing in their “card club” one night a week.

I played regularly in high school, in college and for at least a number of years after graduation. Then life intruded. People moved, they got busy with their jobs, marriages and kids. Their priorities changed. Who had time to play cards? After all, a decent poker game needs to be played over at least five or six hours with six or seven people righ

September 5, 2011

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