Hi everyone, my name is Moderndukes, and I play Poker. You may also know me from other such games as Medal of Honor (PC), Clash of Clans (iPad), Call of Duty (PS4), and other games. Moderndukes is my gaming avatar or my nom de plus. And, I started a poker club called Duke’s Poker 11 years ago on Pokerstars.com.
The club originally started with a small group of friends and colleagues that played every Sunday night. A few times in the club’s history, it looked like the club might fade away, but more players joined even as others played less frequently, We manage to keep a decent number of players showing up. Here we are 11 years later and Duke’s Poker is still going strong and it is still fun to play! Can you imagine keeping a poker club going for 11 years? That has been a phenomenal accomplishment!
We usually play a Texas Hold-em, tournament-style with a $5.50 (CAD) buy-in. We have played other formats including Heads up, Knockouts, Cash Games, Big Stack, Rebuys. Turbo, and small tables, but we generally return to our classic format. Pokerstars has many game options, and club members can advocate for any format.
Winning cash is great. More importantly, though, any game with more than 4 players earns the top players all important points towards the club standings. The more players playing in any given game, the more tournament points you can potentially win. Points are accumulated throughout a year long season ending on New Year’s Eve. A very few players have earned the bragging rights to claim each year’s title. It is not easy to do, and doing so mean’s something.
The other cool aspect about the Poker Clubs on Pokerstars is that family members in the same household (and on the same IP) can play together in our tournaments. No where else can you do that on Pokerstars. That makes it an awesome Pandemic activity. You can also conveniently play on your Desktop, iOS, or Android phones and tablets.
So, if you got this far into this post, congratulations, you have won a prize. Quite a few years ago, Pokerstars had a tryouts for their Pokerstars Big Game TV show. You had to win three different rounds of the Big Game tournaments to qualify to prepare and submit an audition video. I won my way through the process and created the following video. It is embarrassing now for me to even watch it… So Enjoy!
Since you didn’t see me on the premier season of the Big Game on TV, I guess that tells that the audition judges didn’t like what they saw, Now this video remains to mock me!
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