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Young and Full of Play

A kid’s positive impression

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jul 24, 2009


Thirty years ago, when I was a punk kid, poker was an older man’s game. At 15, 17, and 21, I played against opponents who were 35-70, mostly. There were few books, and most of them weren’t very good. And, there was no Internet poker — and no computer learning programs! The game was illegal in most states, and games were hard to find. Good information and experience was hard to come by. Things sure have changed! Nowadays, with online multitabling, you can play more hands in a month than the old-timers used to play in a decade. And the available information is fantastic. Great minds have studied the game and categorized the information in books and computer programs. It has created a lot of good young players with skill sets beyond their years. I’ve turned into a wily veteran, and I can’t help but be impressed by how much ...

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