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It’s Been Ten Years

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Sep 01, 2013


Lately there has been some publicity with Chris Moneymaker as it is the tenth anniversary of his historic win. While reading an article about Moneymaker, it made me realize that it’s been ten years since the release of my first book, Internet Texas Hold’em. That book was released in July 2003. My website by the same name was also launched that month. Little did I know how my life was about to change. I wrote Internet Texas Hold’em while living in New Zealand, where I was playing full-time online poker. I had started playing at Planet Poker in December 1999. Eventually, I quit my day job and moved to New Zealand in 2001 with the plan of paying the bills by playing online poker. At that time, there weren’t that many online pros as this was before the big poker boom. I loved playing full-time my first year. But during ...

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