TigerWu
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May 27th, 2018 at 1:41:16 PM permalink
I probably learned how to play poker when I was maybe 9 or 10....

It was five card draw and a variation that I think was called Baseball, but when I look up the rules for Baseball nowadays it sounds a little different from the version I learned. I probably just learned some house ruled version or something.

But five card draw was pretty much the version that everyone played casually.
billryan
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May 27th, 2018 at 2:11:55 PM permalink
I learned bridge and hearts at an early age. In college I played a lot of heats and pinochle. Tried to learn backgammon but there simply weren't many good players to learn from. Never got into poker nights. Crushing an opponent in bridge is more satisfying, to me, than winning a poker hand and a few dollars.
Now, if Texas Hold Em had been around, it might have been different, but seven card stud, draw poker and games like baseball or follow the queen bore me. Enjoy a good game of Guts, on occasion.
RS
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May 28th, 2018 at 1:53:40 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Otoh, I've been welcomed into several WoV member poker games lately


I appreciate the donation. :)
FleaStiff
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May 28th, 2018 at 4:46:27 AM permalink
As with blackjack there is probably a difference between learning to play poker and learning to play poker well.
Now that I am frequently on an oxygen machine I seem more able to focus and remember things so I may give some new games a try. I think that I am even getting better at arithmetic after a few whiffs of the stuff and plan to give blackjack another chance despite a bankroll that is depleted by my paying for the oxygen machines.
beachbumbabs
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May 28th, 2018 at 8:27:01 AM permalink
Quote: RS

I appreciate the donation. :)



I made a mistake playing you. I read you wrong, and everyone saw it but me. I won't be doing it again. :) Call it tuition. It was half winnings from other people by that point, so a lesson well learned.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
PokerGrinder
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May 28th, 2018 at 9:38:08 AM permalink
I learned to play poker when I was about 12, but Iíve been playing Gin Rummy since I was 5. Gin was my first love.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
FleaStiff
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May 28th, 2018 at 12:01:24 PM permalink
Butch Thomas: The Pre-School Poker Coloring Book. Ages 4-7.
RS
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May 28th, 2018 at 7:51:12 PM permalink
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I learned to play poker when I was about 12, but Iíve been playing Gin Rummy since I was 5. Gin was my first love.


You play poker like a 12 year old. Ohhhhhhhhh!!!! Burrrrrrrrrn!!!!! :-)
PokerGrinder
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May 28th, 2018 at 8:15:29 PM permalink
Quote: RS

You play poker like a 12 year old. Ohhhhhhhhh!!!! Burrrrrrrrrn!!!!! :-)


Lmao good one 🤷‍♂️
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
MaxPen
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May 28th, 2018 at 9:48:58 PM permalink
Quote: RS

You play poker like a 12 year old. Ohhhhhhhhh!!!! Burrrrrrrrrn!!!!! :-)



I disagree. He is definitely playing at the 13 year old level. He keeps repeating that one year of experience over and over and over again.😜🤑

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