I became acquainted with cards in the late 90s while studying at Moscow State University. Lectures and seminars were often replaced by many hours of dueling with friends in Kinga, my preference was 'up and down'. The game is known in some companies as 'student poker', although it has nothing to do with real poker.
The familiar "Hold'em" and "Omaha" games were introduced to us in the mid-noughties. Like for many in those years – through betting. Almost all of the well-known websites were available to play poker at that time. I didn't even think about a professional career, but I still had an interest in poker. It manifested itself in downloading all poker shows from torrents, watching nightly high-stakes battles on FTP and active participation in forum discussions. The latter did not go unnoticed by GipsyTeam, and since summer 2010 I have been a member of the site's editorial board.
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