How does it feel like winning poker for the first time?

    • jmchezka
      jmchezka
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      Joined: 21.07.2014 Posts: 10
      my first real money poker winning... i'd probably say it was just beginner's luck. i won because everybody folded. i won my first dollar in poker :D

      winning makes everyone happy. but the level of happiness will depend on how much money you won (IMO).

      can you still remember your first poker win?
      how much money you won?
      how did it feel?
  • 9 replies
    • Rihard4a
      Rihard4a
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      Joined: 08.09.2010 Posts: 2,038
      My first win was couple years ago in some pub league. It was 2 table tournament and my first place was worth about 60gbp.

      And the feeling was like in any other competitive game. I used to be a semi pro in one FPS game, therefore winning was pretty common thing to me.
    • Paakjis
      Paakjis
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      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 141
      My first win was in year 2009. In online room I won ticket to live tournament in local casino (Riga), that was ~14 eur rebuy mtt with ~60 people (back then it was ls, 10 Ls). I was so confident that I will win this, I already told my friends to pick me up at night with my winnings. Tournament was sooo sick in a good way, people was just rebuying all the time. I lost all stack in 3hand, and made rebuy (which was my last, because I didn't have money for anymore, even addon) after that I just crushed souls and got really, really lucky. At the final table I was so nervous, besides my hands, my head was also shaking :D .

      I won it, and prize pool was huge considering buy in, I won ~ 1000 EUR in cash and also ~ 600 $ in online poker room. Most likely, i will remember that day for rest of my life.

      At the time, I tough, next year wsop, yeah right ... :D
    • johnnichol
      johnnichol
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      Joined: 18.07.2014 Posts: 9
      2 dollar sitngo about 8 years ago for 12.50. i ran round the room with my arms in the air like an aeroplane.
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,245
      Just before Black Friday, I won a $50 Australian Freeroll on Full Tilt out of over 800 players for $15. When Full Tilt resumed as a .eu site a few days later, I won it again for another $15 (only about 350 players).

      The first time, I sat there in disbelief with my arms in the air as the board ran out in my favour. The second time, I thought how easy is this?
    • djsaffy
      djsaffy
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      Joined: 08.08.2009 Posts: 212
      Trolol :D My first win ever was a sat to Daily Dollar Fulltilt Before black friday :D And on Daily Dollar i finished 5th from 13k Entrants :D Was a 11 hour long poker match :D Picture I was kinda tired but one of the happiest moment of my life :D
    • badgerer
      badgerer
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      Joined: 29.03.2010 Posts: 555
      Originally posted by djsaffy
      Trolol :D My first win ever was a sat to Daily Dollar Fulltilt Before black friday :D And on Daily Dollar i finished 5th from over 13k Entrants :D Was a 11 hour long poker match :D Picture I was kinda tired but one of the happiest moment of my life :D
      looking at those payjumps i think i'd be bitterly disappointed with 5th.
    • djsaffy
      djsaffy
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      Joined: 08.08.2009 Posts: 212
      I was out with QQ vs AK he got the wheels on the river so was kinda unlucky i was disappointed too but happines was the main feel :D
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      I'd been playing four weeks and got 2nd in a loyalty freeroll with 105 players in it; got me a nice $700. I had zero bankroll so was ecstatic and upset I didn't win it at the same time, even though I had no clue how to play! :D

      Sigh, those were the glory days... :f_cry:

      Mal.
    • PokerPPP
      PokerPPP
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      Joined: 29.10.2009 Posts: 494
      I can't remember my first win, nowadays however, it does not matter how much I win, meaning I am not ultra happy when I win a lot. I think my undarstanding about value of money is different. For example, I won 1K euro a month ago - biggest tournament win ever for me. I was happy for like 1-2 mins and then it was all back to normal, like nothing happened