Friday, October 28, 2005
Chris Fergusons $1 Parlayed Into $20,000
That kind of thing would certainly encourage a lot of people to play at Full Tilt Poker. (I mention Full Tilt because Chris Ferguson is part of that whole Team Full Tilt thing they've got going on over there.) One of the things I learned recently when reading that awful ebook from The Rich Jerk was that people buy hope. Any chance of feeling like they can get something for nothing, or that they can make a lot of money with no real effort, and they're going to go for it.
What people will fail to realize (inevitably) as they scamper like so many lemmings to make minimal deposits at online poker rooms is that winning that kind of money takes skill, effort, and years of hard work to get to the point where you can pull something like that off. Even then you're going to need plenty of good luck to succeed with that kind of endeavor.
Don't get me wrong; I encourage everyone to play online poker (as long as it's legal for them to do so in their jurisdiction). I love it, and I think it's well worthwhile. But as any online pro poker player will tell you, it's not a quick buck or a something for nothing deal. It requires work, study, and preparation. None of which I have in abundance, but I'm smart enough to understand my own limitations too.