Ashkan Fattahi is a leading musician, composer and songwriter who devote a significant part of his time on playing poker and improving his skills. Here, Fattahi is going to tell us bunch of fascinating facts on why poker is such popular.
Poker is one of the most widespread card games in the world. While it might have initiated relatively gradually in the 18th century, its popularity indeed spread fast over the years, where now we have a rich history of poker to follow. Whether the impact of games played on the big table or simply the joy of poker itself, the number of partakers has risen dramatically over the recent few decades.
From professional gamblers to casual players, poker has caught the attention of millions of people around the globe. According to the World Poker Tour, we have more than 100 million poker partakers worldwide!
Ashkan says, for some people, the pleasure of games such as online sites comes from the fact that the gameplay is extensively surprising. The lack of strategies applied means that these pastimes are genuine games of chance, so you do not have to try to play these games. But for many poker partakers, that is a flaw, not a selling point.
He added: “At its expert level, poker requires remarkable skills and experience. Although the essential poker rules are rather easy, expert players build up years of experience to learn perfect strategies. Tactics, tricks, and the all-important ‘poker face’ are all vital elements of the game and can count hugely in the sense of excitement.” While many gamblers see poker as a significant source of extra income or even a full-time career, most do not consider financial goals as the main driver. The ability to compete with other partakers and show your upper hand by beading them in a challenging match matters the most.
Fattahi claims that poker gamblers are very competitive, and almost everyone, from the top poker players in the world to less experienced rivals, sometimes wants the victory even more than the price achieved later. This naturally leads to more severe competitions, with more and more players trying to beat their opponents and get that rush of adrenaline running through their veins.