02-20-06 [poker] - 2

02-20-06 [poker]

People talk about how the story of guys like Chris Moneymaker is so great for poker. Personally I never found that story very compelling. Yeah, some shmo can win the lottery. Big fucking deal, we don't do lifestyle stories about the guy who bought the lottery ticket each week. "I've just been buying lottery tickets in my home town each week. I'm just having fun. I'm not even the 4th best lottery player in my home town." Lame. The real great poker story are the 16 year old kids who are making $500k a year by being more skilled at high limit games and destroying the online game. Self-taught prodigies that built a bankroll from nothing and are crushing a game that rewards pure intellect.

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