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24 May 2006 @ 10:10 am
 
Hi everyone!

I just recently started playing Texas Hold'Em after getting sucked into watching episode after episode of Celebrity Poker on Bravo with my boyfriend. Before I started watching it for awhile, I had no real understanding for or interest in the game, but now I guess I'm hooked.

A couple of weeks ago we started a bi-monthly poker night at our house playing no-limit, winner takes all hold'em with a $20 buy-in. It's just been pretty much the same group of friends so far, and we've already established a tradition of going out afterwards, with the winner buying everyone a round of drinks.

I just started playing online (play money) last night. I have a Mac, so the sites I can use are somewhat limited. So far I've tried Pokerroom.com & Fulltiltpoker.
 
 
 
stupendous badassuproar on May 24th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've already noticed the insane play on the play money games, both in the ones I've played so far and the ones my boyfriend has played. Granted, in my regular in-person game there has been some crazy play, but that has more to do with the fact that we're all relative beginners, but I think that some of us have more legit strategy than others, who are playing crazy hands to the river and then getting really lucky.
sizzlingsevensizzlingseven on May 31st, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
Ditto for me - loved watching it on TV, started playing for free online, then took the plunge and played with some real money.

I've been wanting to get a group of girls together to play, but I'm finding it a challenge in my area. Maybe I need to include the boys.... their money is just as good, right? :)

Anyways, welcome! Hopefully we can share some ideas and strategies.

Niki
stupendous badassuproar on May 31st, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've found with the play money, I can deal with the sit-and-go tournaments much better than the cash tables, because most people don't do the crazy stuff since they want to stay in the tournament for as long as they can. I felt pretty proud the other day...I placed #2 in a sit-and-go that started with 90 people!

This Saturday night is the real money game at my house, I'm excited to be playing again.

I want to take the real money plunge and play online for real, but I'm a little intimidated by having to sign up for something like Netteller and give them all my bank info, etc. I wish PayPal still supported online gaming.