Originally Posted by Inscore77
I'm lol'ing at some of those
You're supposed to. This isn't meant to be the most serious of threads. But some of the rules can be applied just by replacing things like "magic" with appropriate terms.
Take this one - 7. Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. If you deny the power of magic after having called upon it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
It translated thusly - Acknowledge the power of the [insert play here] if you have employed it successfully to obtain chips. If you deny the power of [insert play] after having used it with success, you will lose all you have obtained.
See you have to acknowledge the power of certain plays, not only with their efficacy in your own game but also with your opponents. Provided you're about even or slightly above the level of your opponents, they're perfectly capable of making the same plays as you. When you lie to yourself and say "Oh no, so and so can't have it, must be bluffing" it's important to take a step back, acknowledge that you might be getting a dose of your own medicine, review their betting patterns up to that point in your head and proceed with caution.
Mostly it's a bit of fun though. Kind of like when I took a personality test and added "in poker" to the end of each question. The result of the test showed me to be a "bitch slap" in poker. It's not too different from adding "in bed" to the end of a fortune from a fortune cookie.