Busto to Robusto

Tue, 2009-07-14 20:00 -- Ray

In late 1998 I became interested in poker when I discovered that it was a game of skill. I bought several books on poker strategy and began studying the game. About the same time a movie called Rounders was released, several online poker sites started and the Two Plus Two strategy forum launched, all of which helped spur an increase the level of interest and participation in poker. Poker began growing significantly when Chris Moneymaker, an amateur player, won the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, the World Poker Tour (wikipedia) was established and the introduction of the hole card camera to TV poker broadcasts. The subsequent poker boom resulted in many people playing online poker, including a lot of college age (and sometimes younger) kids.

DeucesCracked and 918 Films have produced a good documentary on Greg Lavery (aka CAPTAIN ZEEBO, captZEEbo on 2+2), one of these young poker players. The film provides an interesting look at Greg's life, as well as, a glimpse at some of the other young players involved in the game. However, it should be noted that Greg's story is not representative of all (or even many) of those involved in online poker.

From Busto to Robusto: Captain Zeebo from Ryan Firpo on Vimeo.

see also
Deuces Cracked - From Busto To Robusto

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