Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What is Important in Poker


Poker is played for money. Money is how we keep score. But correct play is not judged by who wins the most money. Correct play is a matter of positive expectation on our actions -- and our actions include many more things than merely betting. I don't like to think in terms of "the best players" because that is basically meaningless. The best players though are the ones who play correctly. The best players are the ones who consistently get the best of it the best.
A player who could be or even should be a great winning player is not a great player if he makes losing choices. Circumstances dictate a player's ability. If the best Hold’em player in the world were to walk into a cardroom every day and only play stud, that person could be a poor, losing player, even though he could be more successful than anyone else if he made other choices.
Skill is not some mysterious ability that doesn't ever exist in actual reality. Skill is only skill when it is applied. Some folks who can be great players in some situations are complete fish in others. Some of the most talented poker players are dead busted because they in fact often play poker terribly.

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5 comments:

Moon Ⅱ said...

Lovely picture

Poker Kingdom said...

As far as I am concerned, the reason that i play poker is mostly for fun.

Lucilla said...
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zuoye said...

I concerned the poker, the reson just is to build more confidece and courage, and of couse the money. And the attitude too. your life attitude...

Lucilla said...

I have looked through your articles and you always get cute pictures. That's amazing. I love your pictures and they really cheer me up.