16 good reasons why you do not win poker and how you want successfully
Seven years ago, I quit my job on the railroad, and made 45,000 dollars per year in poker. My career started as a poker writer when I realized that I would not tear it as a lot of And why it all went to the poker table? I have some poker cracks, why have not I?
1. varnish of any self-reflection
I went through a period of intense self-reflection in my life, did not take the whole thing but on my game. And if I did it, I did it behind closed doors.
I only talked to a few people about poker, and no one was at the expert level. Even when I was thinking about my game, I did not realize what had happened.
Fedor Wood is currently the best player on this planet and he has to say that about self-reflection:
“I think the reason why people fail in poker is the same, why they otherwise fail, it’s because they do not reflect, especially about themselves.
There are so many levels on which you can work to become a better player and many players do not even know it because they stick to existing patterns of thinking that they have adopted as they grow up.
As with anything else, the key is to generate value from experience. If you make a mistake, you should realize that you have done one and are actively improving in this area.
I always see people making the same mistakes and that brings great frustration – they can not get out of it. Rejoice over your mistakes, because this can be better. ”
Evan Jarvis, founder of Gripsed Poker, agrees with Holz: “One of the main reasons people do not win poker is the lack of self-reflection.”
Self-deception was the reason why I was not capable of self-reflection. As a beginner I had absolutely no understanding of the variance in poker.
I was the guy who won a $ 10 tournament on PokerStars for $ 10,000 and thought I was the best player in the world. In my homegame, I always thought I was the best, and that self-deception got worse as I started working in the poker industry.
I thought I was one of the best because I was hanging out with the best. Erik Seidel put it in a nutshell:
“The biggest danger is self-delusion, the realistic assessment of your own weaknesses and strengths is the most important thing.”
3. Lack of honesty
Why this self-deception? It was the lack of honesty. It took me years to understand the power of my own vulnerability.
I was recently at a dinner in San Marino with Andrea Dato and he told me how he used to discuss hands with his friends, changing details so he would not be so stupid.
At that moment, he was ashamed of his game, and so did I when I had the opportunity to discuss my hands with professionals.
As a scribe, I had my uncertainties anyway and saw myself on the career ladder far below them. I did not want to reinforce that by presenting myself as a fish.
I failed because I was not honest with myself. I knew something was wrong. I knew that I could not handle it. I knew that I had to invest in this dream and I did not want to do the hard work.
I knew this and did nothing. Joe Beevers, the winners of the ‘Poker Million’:
If you Win a 100 players in your local Cardroom to ask ‘are you at Poker?’ what would you say?
If you were to ask ‘How many percent of the players to win at all?’ How would you answer that?
The first answer would probably be ‘I’m ok’, ‘or’ I win a bit ‘. The second answer would probably be 5 to 10 per cent. Both can not be right, most of them just cheat yourself.
Why is it like this? No idea, but that is the reason why most people in poker never win. You are not honest to yourself. ”
4. Not open
There were so many reasons that I would make it as a poker pro never. I have, however, perceive any of these reasons, because I was not open-minded. I always knew everything better.
I was not ready to learn. I was inflexible. I had won 10,000 dollars in an online tournament and everything was clear. What should I learn?
“Only ignorant, it’s not as bad as the complete unwillingness to learn,” said Benjamin Franklin.
Highroller-Pope Erik Seidel said: “Open to all, flexible, is the real challenge.”
How can this narrow-mindedness? Of course, my ego. I thought about Philip Gruissem, and why he plays poker