A friend of mine recently moved across the country to get away from the bonds and obligations of his family. He wanted to be on his own and do some thinking on his own. While I cannot speak for him, his decision to retire from playing three card poker is well founded in reality.
My friend enjoyed a great deal of success playing table poker for many years. And while it was his skill at the game that led him to success, the fact is that he also enjoyed the social interaction with his fellow players and the camaraderie he felt he experienced with them when he played. But after several years of retirement, the opportunity arose to join a group of poker players on a frequent basis and enjoy those same good feelings.
I had been wanting to play with new people for some time. In fact, my one and only motivation to play poker were to meet new people. Since I already had friends that were playing, I found the need to play with them again. And when I discovered that I could make more money this way, I took advantage of it.
But now I get to say goodbye to all of the play time I’ve spent with the group. I’m getting better at playing my own games of poker. I also get to learn a lot about teaching and mentoring others. And I get to have a few more laughs along the way.
When I play with friends again, I get to relax and enjoy having a social time with them. And if we play a more challenging game of poker, I get to get my head out of the game a little bit. I’m always amazed at the difference that playing more than one game of poker has made for me.
It really gives me a chance to relax and enjoy the game of poker that Ilove. There are plenty of people that will join me that won’t tolerate playing a game of poker all day long and I enjoy the interaction with these people.
The other thing that makes this social interaction fun is that I get to get out of the house and meet new people that I normally wouldn’t. I’m often trying to find new places to eat and I have some great dinners with new people. It’s almost like we’re all getting a little drunk and playing cards in some great restaurants.
The great thing about table poker is that there is always going to be another game to play and another group of people to play with. It’s a great way to meet new people and enjoy socializing with others and that’s what a few drinks can’t provide.