Card games are popular in India. During the 70s and 80s, there were a lot of Indian movie references for card games. It is now back in the picture and the games have evolved. Card games are a combination of analytical and logical reasoning skills. It is not just a game of luck. A game of pure luck is called gambling. Card games like Poker and Rummy are games that involve a lot of skills. I have never played any sort of card games and I was excited to try my hands at Poker.
PokerStars is one of the largest online card games portal which a widespread presence. When I got an Invite to spend the evening with PokerStars and try my hand at the games, I was truly excited. The meetup was organized at Xtreme sports bar in Bangalore. I reached the venue on time and I was pleasantly surprised by the hospitality extended by the PokerStars team. It was more than just a meet and greet event.
We got to meet Aditya Agarwal, a master poker player who rose to celebrity status due to his poker skills. He is such an amiable gentleman and down to earth. His congenial manners made us feel at home instantly. The team had set up a couple of poker tables and most of the invitees, including me, were new to Poker. So the Team trained us by familiarizing us with the rules. We played a few rounds of mock games before gearing up for a game of Poker.
After playing Poker with the PokerStars, my perception towards card games, especially Poker has changed. I did learn the basics of Poker and this event has kindled my interest in Poker. One thing that really grabbed my attention was that this game involves a lot of suspense and studying people.
The evening also helped me network with the Team at Pokerstars and some well-known bloggers in Bangalore. Interacting with them, I realized that many of them felt excited to try their hands on Poker. A few were completely new to Poker and they found that this game needs a lot of practice to hone your skill and it is not a game of luck. Of course, luck has its part to play, but it can be turned around with expert skills.
A game of poker can teach you lot which classrooms cannot. At the Pokerstars website, you can create an account and start playing with game cash and once you are confident, you can play with real cash as well. Go ahead, try it and do share your experience with me.