Poker and Games.
As well as being absurdly fun, games can teach us a wide range of skills and thinking techniques. Whether a game is physical or is just purely mental, it requires its players to make decisions. The players that make the best decisions are more likely to win, so a good game player knows that honing their decision making skills are absolutely key.
Perhaps that’s why I fell in love with poker so much – it provided me an outlet to work on my decision making skills in a fun, competitive environment. The game enables players of all ages and genders to play against each other, testing and expanding their logic, creativity and psychology skills.
I’m proud to have been a member of Team Pokerstars Pro for the last six years. PokerStars is the largest poker site on the planet and offers the biggest and best tournaments, both live and online. A premier live event is the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT). It’s the biggest poker tour in the world, and it’s where my life changed forever. By 2010, I already had a few cashes and was starting to make a name for myself in poker. But at the EPT San Remo event, I entered the record books. I somehow fought through 1,240 competitors, into the money, to the final table, and finally the top spot – winning all the chips and a huge first prize of $1,698,300.
You too can go for poker glory at PokerStars. There are games for players at every skill level, including free play money games. You can play all kinds of tournaments, buying in for free or very small amounts, progressing to bigger buy-ins when you feel ready. There are also many satellite tournaments, which give you the chance to win entry for a fraction of the normal cost. If you’d like to try out some poker, for play money or real money, download the free PokerStars software and start playing at www.PokerStars.com
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