I was playing poker full-time for approximately 2 years. The reason I stopped at was that it did not really work with the family. It was difficult to create a work situation at the computer at home with all the work that is required with small children. When I felt I like take up the game again, it felt like backgammon was closer to the heart of since backgammon is a game that requires a lot more for learning and play well. Below are two videos of the two players who inspire me the most. Both indicates that it takes a long time to develop into a good player in backgammon.