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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- How Poker Has Changed In the New Millennium

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Aug 17, 2016

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The poker world is constantly changing, but the changes have been been particularly dramatic the last 16 years. The arrival of online poker brought games into every home, not just in America, but throughout the world. Previously, legal and geographical issues had limited poker to a few worldwide locations. Poker exploded! Games started being spread in countries that had had little or no poker. Capped buy-ins in no-limit games brought no-limit to the forefront of poker. No-limit slowly replaced limit as the mainstay of poker. And then 28-year-old Tennessee accountant Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker main event, winning $2.5 million and creating a publicity storm that exploded the already robust growth of poker exponentially. Online sites grew massively; tournaments sprouted up everywhere and received TV exposure. Those players who either already possessed or rapidly developed quality poker abilities enriched themselves quickly. Some smart, young kids and ...


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