I admit my last post was somewhat depressing. The polotics might be getting to me because I don’t always feel that way about poker. Even without gambling and playing out of your range it can be a really fun and challenging game.
The first thing that first drew me to this game was the challenge. I knew it was possible to make money playing online poker and I wanted to be one of those winning players. Before I even made a deposit I went to the book store and bought internet เเทงหวยออนไลน์ by Matt Hilgar and joined the Internet texas holdem forum to learn as much as I can.
Probably the most helpful lesson I learned was to start start low and only move up a limit when I had the proper bankroll. The idea behind starting at low stakes and building up is to prove that you have the skills to beat a limit before moving up to a new limit.
This challenge really brought me into the game. Something about trying to build a huge bankroll from nothing, using long term skill, was a lot of fun for me. It was even more exciting when I started charting my daily results and seeing how my efforts were paying off.
Besides actually playing the game, I love the drama that goes on in the poker community. It’s pure entertainment sometimes. Watching someone go from $100 to $50,000 to $0 in a day, a young gun taking on a respected pro in a high stakes games, seeing $300,000 pots slide across the virtual tables… It’s pure entertainment!
And the corniest one is the cumminity. This keeps in the game even after I get burnt out from playing. I don’t play to much poker lately, but I still follow the forums and read blogs daily.
Wow, I almost want to start playing seriously again!
Why online poker is incredibly boring!
Other then the occasional tournament with fellow bloggers, I’m officially burnt out from playing poker. I’ve come to realize that it’s just a dull game. The only thing that makes it exciting is the gamble when money’s involved. And when you get used to the stakes you’re playing it gets boring boring again. This is why people move up to stakes they can’t afford – so they don’t die of boredom.
The main issue I have with poker is the learning curve. Once you know the basics in game play, theory, and psychology, there’s not much left other then tweaking those skills – a slow boring process.
Today many winning players are essentially bots. They run 10 tables with poker tracker stats overlaid on their tables and play like a computer. Programs that play poker for you are looked down upon, but that’s pretty much what these 10 tabling grinders are. Playing human poker bots is no fun!
If all of the sites closed down real money tables, how many of you would continue playing for fake money? Probably none. But if you take that analogy to a sport or game you’re into then the answers will probably be completely opposite. I know that I’d ride bmx with the same passion whether or not I was making money.
So what do you think? Is poker boring? And if not, what makes you keep coming back for more?