Originally Posted by cardriverx
We're all playing this game for one reason: to win money.
I'd suggest picking up a book on Psychology of Poker because this statement above is wrong. People play for many different reasons.... knowing this (& figuring out why they do what they do) will help you to beat them on the tables. Many play to 'win money' but for many this isn't the main motivating factor by a longshot (ie. if it was, then why are there a handful of good players only
playing $5 priv. tourneys when they'd likely be able to run with +ROI in bigger buyin MTTs... & when they can afford to be playing at a way higher level than they're choosing to play at?).
Why can't you be a pro... or make it in the bigshow? Who knows... maybe you can?? I'm assuming though that you might not be quite aware of the scope of this (ie. think back to the first couple weeks you played poker & I'm guessing (amongst friends) you thought you were pretty good at this game? (just assuming here but do know this is common), now consider how much more you know in the while you've been playing... then think some more & think about how much more there is to learn).
I can run fast but I doubt I'm going to win a 100m Gold Medal at the Olympics. I've KO'd alot of people (mostly while working) so why can't I get at 'er & shoot for kicking George St.Pierre's azz? (maybe I can?).
Maybe you will become an ass kickin' poker player.... but maybe not??