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February 22, 2005

Local Poker Clubs

There is a recent article in CardPlayer Magazine by Bob Ciaffone ( Poker Coach ), that talks about 'grassroots poker' and how it is being played everywhere these days! The article touches on how Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments are being played in bars and clubs around the country for 'prizes'. Mr Ciaffone, goes on in the article to mention a club that is in the Detroit area called the Metro Poker Club. I happen to be a member of that club!

Playing in local games with friends has always been popular, and it serves the dual purpose of allowing friends to get together, AND to play some cards. These games are generally controlled stakes 'fun' games.

Playing in a more orgainized structure, like a local club is a lot more intense! Something like the Metro Poker Club where you play for tournament seat prizes is a pretty incredible experience! Not only do you gain tournament play experience, but you generally play against more people that KNOW and APPRECIATE the game, than in some 'fun' game.

The Benefit? You learn more, and you learn faster.... especially if you are as competitive as I am! ;-) I would MUCH rather play against GOOD players, than against sloppy players. WHY? Good players will test your SKILL... sloppy players simply test your patience! ;-)

Posted by fatbill at February 22, 2005 10:37 AM


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