Card Games… Once upon a time, I didn’t even know how to play Rummy. Well, to say it better, until the age of 16, I had no knowledge about how many cards were stacked in a deck!????? So, we can stop thinking about my awareness on a Suit and Rank.
There was one reason behind it. Dad was (is) an addict to the card games. He was an expert in Rummy and often played it for money. I never know how many times he managed to win, but there was a Big NO from Mum for me to play cards even for a fun session. So, I hadn’t played cards for quite a long time in my life, well, until I ended up in college 🙂 I still remember the first day when I felt so afraid even to play one game as I was so shy that my zero knowledge about Cards would lead to being exposed among friends :). And to be frank, I had a great understanding that the card games are played only for money and not for fun!
Then came finally one day, I got a chance to try my first ever Card game ” Solitaire” on my PC :)… (Shh.. Don’t tell anyone… This is supposed to be a great Secret) And that’s when my game world opened up to the Card Games. There are days I have stayed awake to cheat my computer to win a single game of Solitaire.
And then there were occasions when I met up with and enjoy bachelorette nights out where I have openly accepted my in depth knowledge level of Card games (acted as a grownup and out of the shy box) and watched other playing. There were days I needed to have a coach to monitor my cards and guide me through my next move in a game of Rummy and Yes, Of course, your guess is right.. Even to make sure I did really have the winning cards! 🙂
Finally, there was a day when I played poker during our caravan stay with other friends on our Scotland trip. It was quite hard to learn and for a day or two, I thought I was never going to learn it, but with my interest in poker and the tremendous time I spent on playing Solitaire definitely improved my confidence to crack Poker after a few more games. There are days when we have played poker until dawn while the kids were fast asleep and there were no children around to steal the coins 🙂 (That’s what they thought about the Tokens. We used to bet to make the game more entertaining, but all the betting stops with friendly games, and I do not have the courage to bet for bigger.
But when you witness some great wins, isn’t it something that glues you to the TV and put you in a some Nail Biting Moments!? The 2014 Poker Event which was played for 9 hours at the final table finally ended with a spectacular poker hand! Watch the dramatic ending to the 2014 PokerStars Canada Poker Cup in Montreal and Witness the Canada cup champion with a Crazy 4-way all in Poker hand.
Robert Notkin, who qualified for just $30 on PokerStars is the new Canada Cup Poker Champion, winning $354,379! Something that would take a long time in my life to achieve something like this :), Well, Let me dream Bigger 🙂
Watch the great game here! Might teach you some good tricks in Poker 🙂
Note: Even Mum is now a great Solitaire player and I am the teacher for her… He he…:)
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