Poker, a game of “constant pricing and repricing of risk”, is fast becoming a younger and more lucrative game. It is getting younger, cleverer, duller and much, much richer. A 19-yo Norwegian woman won the most recent World Series of Poker and $2 million (to add to her $800,000 in internet poker winnings). The article also mentioned 3-time poker champ Stu “The Kid” Ungar and this was something interesting about him:
Ungar won or finished high in so many gin tournaments that several casinos asked him to not play in them because many players said they would not enter if they knew Ungar was playing. Ungar later said in his biography that he loved seeing his opponent slowly break down over the course of a match, realizing he could not win and eventually get a look of desperation on his face. “It was fucking beautiful,” he noted.
Yeah, it’s beautiful when you win the game. So, why are you stil sitting in front of the computer and reading this? You should play some poker!