Saturday, October 08, 2005

Perhaps I should explain...

Poker is another in a long string of money-making hobbies. A couple of years ago, I broke my knee by falling off of stage. (A whole other story). While laid up around the house for a month, I watched the 2003 World Series of Poker broadcast on ESPN about 12 times in a row. The depiction of Chris Moneymaker, an Everyman from Nashville/Knoxville, was inspiring to thousands, including me, to take up the game that has been around for centuries. I started playing online, and after 6 months of practice parlayed a $1 satellite tournament to a $25 seat, which I won, to the tune of about $1300 in real money. I've been trying to recreate that feat ever since.

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