Poker, also called “Texas Hold’em” by many Americans and Europeans, is an extremely popular card game that has been the draw for many celebrities and entertainers for many years. With the popularity of poker has come not only attention from celebrities but also came numerous television shows and movies dedicated to poker itself. Poker is basically a family of related card games where players wager over what hand is best based on the rules of each game. There are hundreds of variations on poker but the basic rules of all of the variations of poker are basically the same.
Most of the time you are playing poker, either online or offline, you are playing with two decks of cards. Usually each player has a basic hand which comprises of four cards. Two of these cards are known as the “quesen” and these are used for betting and folding. Once all of the players have had their turns, another round of betting takes place. This is the “flop” and is where the last betting opportunity is before the cards are turned over and the new round begins.
Many poker stars are well-known for being skilled at the game and winning large amounts of money. It’s no wonder that even the smallest of stakes games are fast rising in popularity. Poker has even become illegal in certain countries because of the large amounts of money that can be won. While many people may consider poker to be nothing more than gambling, there are actually some skills that can be learned through poker itself. Below we will look at some of the top poker stars and learn how they became the skilled poker players that they are today.
One of the top players who is often referred to as the face of poker is Mark “The Colossus” Broad. Mark first started playing poker at a very young age and continued playing it for the next 12 years. During this time he won thousands upon thousands of hands and ended up earning millions. Because Mark has such a high win percentage he is always in the headlines and people seem to always look up to him. Below we will take a quick look at Mark Broad’s career and see how poker influenced his life.
Another player who is considered the face of poker is Phil Ivey. Phil started playing poker at an extremely young age and continued playing it throughout his college career. He won his first ever poker tournament at the age of 17 and went on to become one of the best poker players in the world. Later in his career he decided to turn poker into a business and now he is one of the richest men in poker. Before becoming rich he even played in the baseball World Series and made a very unlikely come back to play poker.
Bill Clinton is another player that many people consider the face of poker. When he was elected President of the United States people expected that poker would now be a huge part of American politics. However, when Clinton came to play poker the whole country had to be involved in the game or risk being thought uncaring. Fortunately poker did not become politics and Bill Clinton was able to enjoy himself and win some great poker tournaments.