Beware, I`m back - with `the concept of poker!!!`
I am over my mood now and back playing.
I hope I didn`t offend anyone with my rant last week, but I`m over it now.
My problem was quite simple. I could not get my head around the poker concept - I need to draw a comparison to things and truly understand what my aim is. (I work as a consultant in real life, so this is what I do for a living)
I`m not an emotional person, I think logically, I`m competative, not affraid to gamble and I have a very good mathematical brain - all, I would guess, very good traits for playing poker.
So I could sit for ever and read books on poker, take it all in, make the right moves, be patient, etc.
I have now found a comparison to something I can relate to that should get me around the bad beat situation, although I`m sure in the years to come I`ll still get frustrated!!!
The best comparison I can make to poker is horse racing. You will bet based on form, the going, the other horses in the race, etc. You end up picking the 1:5 fav for the race (we will call this horse `pocket aces`). Now you know that horse should win, and most of the time it does. However, on every 5th race in a 2 horse race it comes second - the 5:1 shot catches it just before the line!!!
The next time u bet on Pocket Aces you are in a 4 horse race. pocket aces is still fav, but on this occasion it is only 1:2 fav.
So, do u get my drift???
This helps me to come to terms with poker - a game I`m fairly new to (one year or so)
It might help others
P.S. I`m away this weekend, but you better all be aware - I don`t care how good you think u r, I WILL take you out when I get back