And if you can’t conquer this aspect of the game then there’s no chance that you’ll be able to pull off your dream win, like American Chris Moneymaker.
Moneymaker busted opposition out through a number of online satellite tournaments on his way to winning the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas in 2003, scooping $3.6 million when he knocked out his last opponent on the final table. Neither Moneymaker nor this year’s winner, Australian Joe Hachem, have played in high-profile US tournaments, but both will be fighting it out for a seat at the World Heads-Up Poker Championship in Las Vegas in November.
Heads-up is much like regular poker – except that the winner gets a trophy.
- If you can win heads-up, you stand to win a lot of money too. Online there are a number of poker rooms that offer Holdem heads-up and you can start playing immediately – it’s quick and easy to register and you’ll find there are plenty of tournaments and tables waiting for you once you’re ready to play.
- For the novice there is a free poker room available at the website that hosts most of the Heads-Up Poker tournaments. This is great place to learn card skills and also to practice your poker tournament strategy. The website also offers fantastic promotions and prizes to keep you coming back too.
- You won’t win immediately at poker heads-up play, but with lots of practice and dedication to your strategy, you could soon be making money playing this brilliant game. Many of the world’s best players play heads-up and some of them have won the big money – so what are they doing that others haven’t?
Joe Hachem, recent World Series of Poker Main Event champion, won his first ever WSOP tournament at the tender age of 23.
- He’s certainly got the youth when it comes to hearts and minds. He’s gone to University of Sydney and given a talk at their law School about his poker strategies. It’s an interesting insight into poker and even though poker is far from a science, there is a lot to learn about how to win at this game.
- Chris Moneymaker, recent $1.1 million winner of the 2003 WSOP No Limit Hold’em tournament was 23 when he won. He has become a well-known poker player since then, taking up the family game of football and becoming a key player in the TexasVictor Chandler team.
- Both Chris and Joe Hachem are extremely intelligent, well-spoken and highly disciplined when it comes to poker. You can see the improvement in their attitude and the way they approach the game as people as well as being professional players.
It is no surprise that money has been paid out as the number of online poker rooms that have opened in recent years has doubled. The game is bringing in a lot of money and industry watchdogs are sure to be ready to check out the new comers. 2004 and the popularity of poker have reached fever pitch and the industry is expected to expand at least fivefold.