Doug's Poker Page
I have spent quite a bit of time playing online poker at Full Tilt. I'm getting a lot better at my game, and playing online helped me get practice. I like the interface at full tilt, and there seems to be way more action there. It's Chris's site too, and it pretty much started from EFnet IRC! Lately I've been reading a lot of new poker books. Some of my favorites are: The Super System I & II, Ace on The River, Theory of Poker, Harrington on Hold'em and a bunch of others.
I study the game, and generally have lots of friends who are in the poker scene. Thanks to a particular poker site that I've constantly read over the past year I usually fare pretty well against my friends. We all get together online against each other, and it's usually great fun. The online scorekeeping makes it a lot easier than counting chips too. The new Rush Poker at FTP is pretty nice, I can see WAY more hands than sitting at the casino.
I've always been pretty well-balanced and love my other hobbies. Poker is a hobby to me, and it's probably always will be. It's certainly a game of skill, and not random luck, though luck does help. I play poker online in my free time, which depending on my kids, can range from late nights on the weekends to just a few hours here and there. When I do play, the stakes are low. I play for the fun, not to 'get rich'. It's an enjoyable a challenge. One of the best things about poker to me is the comradery and friends you can make.
Recently I've been playing online poker constantly and have been trying out a handful of poker sites. I play medium-ish stakes on there and it's really quite entertaining - however, a live poker game with full intensity and the ability to look into a person's eye and call them out on their bluff is what makes my blood rush! The most appealing part of online poker sites to me are actually the tour.
You can occasionally catch me watching World Series of Poker on ESPN, and I do play frequent tournaments at the Niagara Fallsview Casino and the Seneca Poker Room.
Here are a few of my favorite Poker players: