re: Poker & Running For Cover --- Transforming This Manic Gambler Into A Poker Player.
"Technically" I am not compulsive. I went to a psychologist after I returned from Malta, it was a couple hours of talking then there was a test, it ended up being labeled more passion then an addiction since my life is not worse financially, im not hurting anyone and have no signs of depression ect.
This is what bothers me the most, im a loud talkative full of life bouncing around kind of guy, but when im playing cards its the exact opposite, its like im acting.
I don't know if there is such a thing as playing out of your personality or not, but it may be holding me back from my full potential. Is it really bad to play on feel and not the math or odds
perspective of it? I don't think I can be successful if I am never intimidating at the table.
Look at Phil Ivey for example, he sits there and stares you down, filled with confidence and is a very intimidating figure. His play reflects that, people respect his hand and lay down hands simply based on that.
If im stuck playing like I am now it may hurt me in the long run doing this every day for a living, will it not?