Monday, February 9, 2009

Don't Let Your Mistakes Compound

The fewer bad decisions you make, the more successful you’ll be at poker

Poker is a game of decisions. It doesn't matter if you're multi-tabling online or playing a single table live, you'll be put to the test often and every decision is important.

You are playing poker - by definition, you win money by making better decisions than your opponents. The fewer bad decisions you make, the more success you will have.

Mistakes are inevitable however. Nobody plays perfect poker, and even the best in the world make mistakes.

If nobody made mistakes, nobody would ever win in the long run. Everyone would just trade money back and forth playing perfect poker while slowly losing money to the rake. That's not my idea of fun. Mistakes are what fuel the poker economy.

So if even the best players in the world make mistakes, what makes them different from you or me?

Great poker players never let their mistakes compound. They take each decision independently and make the very best choice of action they possibly can, whereas when a new player makes a mistake, they often fall off the rails and allow their blunders to multiply.

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Moon Ⅱ said...

You seem like a cartoon fanatic, right?

Poker Kingdom said...

Well, i have to say your article is very good and your picture is quite funny.

Lydia said...

Yes, I really like cartoon...Sometimes they remind me of my childhood and sometimes they really cheer me up...