Online Poker 'A Kid's Game' According To Li DongMarch 10, 2011 8:01 am
If you’re looking for an insightful view into the world of online poker then you need look no further than director Li Dong’s latest poker documentary called ‘A Kids Game: The Story of Online Poker.’
The 70 minute video features a series of candid interviews with some of online poker’s most successful high-stakes pros. One thing they all have in common though, is that they are all very rich as well as also being very young.
Amongst the cast of players offering up their expert views on the highs and lows of online poker are brothers Di “urindanger” Dang and Hac “TREX313” Dang, with over $15 million in winnings between them. Other top players fearured in the programme include Isaac “LuvtheWNBA” Haxton, Andrew “Good2CU” Robl, Shaun Deeb, Alec Torelli and Peter Jetten, to name but a few.
During the programme a whole range of subjects are explored by this young savvy group who, despite their young age, still took time to reminisce fondly over the “Old Days” of online poker when most player were simply bad. Isaac Haxton mentions that then it was almost impossible to suffer two losing days in a row, while Andrew Robl expands on how the situation has changed drastically over the past five years.
The players also talk about their egos, logical thinking and drive which helps them to reach the very pinnacle of their chosen lucrative career.
However, the downside of the game is ironically discussed by Shaun Deeb who has won around $5 million online from tournaments alone. As he explains some of the young players have the tendency as they become more successful to lead lazier lifestyles and as he comically jokes; “I basically suck at life, but I’m good at poker.”
Another memorable quote in ‘A Kid’s Game’ comes from Isaac Haxton, who said:
“If [people] have some prejudice against it going in they’re not going to listen to what you have to say. They’re going to assume that the stuff you’re saying that [they] can’t understand, or don’t understand, are just the rationalizations of a compulsive gambler.”
Poker fans will find the documentary well worth checking out and the video can be viewed at poker training site Bluefire Poker, although you might need to sign up for a trial account first.