re: Poker & Casino play: do you admit to being a strong or weak player?
Come to the dark side Wreckoning!
Be true to yourself is some of the best advice I've ever been given. With table talk they can get tells
from you if your not careful, but they give off tells too just by actively seeking out information be attentive to that.
I myself do not like lying and making up elaborate stories it just complicates things. When you find someone at your table who does exaggerate and lie making stuff up they are usually bluffers. People who are loud and boisterous are usually maniacs or borderline maniacs with little patience.
I come to a table and size it up, be myself and play to the best of my ability. If I am uncomfortable with the other players and/or I'm losing just because they are lucky or because they are outplaying me I will either leave or ask for a table change.
Life is full of the good, bad and all in between, some people are good at grifting but that don't make it honest. To me poker isn't an excuse to be dishonest, bluffing is part of the game, sometimes even a bluff in real life may be necessary for survival, but over all I try to cultivate the good in my character rather than encourage the darker side of my nature.
Eduacte yourself in the game, stick with your bankroll management, play your best game at all times, bluff in the game when you can get away with it but above all be true to your self. That was some of the best advice ever given to me and I pass it on now to anyone reading this.
Let your game do the real talking, there is truth to the addage; "Action speaks louder than words." Be true to yourself, know your limitations, in the end you are what you do ..... not what you say.
The truth is, winning or losing, the most dangerous person at the table, is you. Like Kenny Rogers likes to say; "Know when to hold'em and when to fold'em."