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Marc978’s introduction to poker

April 18, 2018

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What’s your poker story? How did you fall in love with the game?

Marc978 has been on Replay Poker for three years now, but his fascination with poker began when he was channel-surfing. Read Marc’s story below, and share your own experience to let us know what drew you to poker!

Every poker player has a story, and mine began when I was born in 1996. I was born very ill – heart problems and kidney problems and a few other things that were relatively minor. I almost didn’t make it through that first night. However, I beat all the obstacles, and after three years of treatments and surgeries, I finally got better. The only thing that I couldn’t do was play in contact sports because of my heart problems. I was very passionate about sports, so not being able to play was disappointing.

When I graduated from high school in June of 2014, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I needed to find something I would enjoy and could be passionate about. One night in 2015 I was going through the TV channels when I came across the show, “Poker After Dark.” I started to watch it and became very interested in poker. At the time, I didn’t know what was going on and didn’t understand much of the poker that was being played, but I decided that I wanted to learn how to play poker.

Later I searched Google for “Free Poker Websites” and Replay Poker was the first website that came up. I created my account and started to play at a ring game tables, and shortly after I took my seat I busted my Replay bankroll! It was a learning process! I watched a lot of poker videos and read a lot of books and articles. I busted my Replay bankroll several times, but I never gave up and began to play solid poker. I fell in love with poker, and I am always trying to learn new strategies to become a better player.

I’ve played real money poker only at the kitchen table with a few friends but never seriously. I want to continually improve my skills playing live poker, and I’m hoping to go to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut to play real money poker soon.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do this or do that. Believe in yourself and do the things that you love. Don’t be afraid to take risks and don’t let any medical problem or disability define you. Live happy and follow your dreams.”