do you think it's important to have good math skills to be successful in poker? obviously i know it doesn't hurt to have a firm grasp of math. my problem is i can not do math in my head, i can not figure out percentages for the life of me. i can do them on paper but i think i'd look pretty silly trying to carry the one sitting at the poker table. i just have horrible math skills, i never could get it, history, yes, english, yes, math and science, yeah umm not so much.
i'm the type of person that can't learn things like math from reading, i have to learn by doing it, so i can break it down right in from of me instead of visualizing. so figuring out pot odds
and fold equity is next to impossible for me. perhaps it's something i can learn from repitition, perhaps not. in short, what future does a guy like me have in this game if i can't figure out some of the most important aspects of the game. i'm not completely inept, i can do math it just doesn't come very easy for me. i have analize the cards and trust my instincts to make decisions before i act.
what's your take on this. thanks for any imput you can give me.