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It is difficult to escape your own prejudices or thoughts. Moved to poker the eight baseless aspects of Magic that according to PVD da Rosa make you worse.
The professional player of Magic: The Gathering Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa published at the beginning of the year in channelfireball an excellent article called 8 unfounded aspects that make you worse in Magic, applauded by the community and in which he emphasizes that it is very difficult to escape from your Own prejudices.
The piece served to create a beautiful debate in the Magic: The Gathering community with professionals and amateurs analyzing honestly certain areas of their games, focusing mainly on their cognitive prejudices.
The main idea is that these (cognitive prejudices) lead you to a wrong judgment and make wrong decisions.
M: TG (Magic: The Gathering) and poker are not at all the same game, but they still have some similarities. Both are card games and both affect both strategy and luck.
From PokerListings, we will try to do our best to try to adapt the eight concepts of pro da Rosa to the world of poker. Who knows, you might even learn a lot from them.
1. Rule of first impression (feelings)
It seems that people do not perceive the total of the experience, the sum of everything lived, but the average of how it was at its peak (eg, pleasant or suffering) and how it all ended.
This point has a direct correlation with poker. Imagine that you are very lucky in the last major hands of a cash game, you leave the table thinking that you have played really well.
If you have been losing for most of the cash game and in the end you are lucky enough to beat your opponent with AJ> QQ, this does not indicate that your game is solid.
Interpreting this rule from the point of view of a tournament, we could take as an example that you make a hero call that offers you a good pot, but little by little you are losing all your chips for being unable to defend your blinds, besides making some mistake fundamental.
Making big winning moves in poker is a lot of fun and makes you feel good, but you can not judge your session based on a hand.
Be honest when discussing your session, even when you earn money you should be able to see mistakes and inconsistencies in your game quickly.
2. The fallacy of the player
To have a tendency to think that future probabilities are altered by past events, when in reality these do not change, they remain the same. Roulette n24
This may be the most relevant point for poker players since it is completely related to the appearance of the game.
Most players are probably familiar with the concept of the player's fallacy, mainly because they have had a bad experience with some decision or style of play in the past, if this happens, it does not mean that you should stop taking the Same decision or play the same way.
For example, we can think of a couple of tens, this is a good hand, but it can be beat. If on two consecutive occasions your tens are defeated by JT, this does not mean that you should stop playing these.
You need to analyze and critically evaluate each move regardless of the end result. If the decision is correct, you must continue to act the same even though it has not gone well on a couple of occasions.
3. Illusion of control
There is a tendency to overestimate the influence of our decisions on other external factors.
Phil Ivey Est
This happens a lot in poker.
We tend to think that we have absolute control over the development of the game when we play poker, forgetting that (in the short term) luck is a really important element.
On many occasions you can lose without it being at all your fault.
Sometimes we even try to justify our losses in a session by highlighting a fuzzy abstract game in order to sleep well at night. The reality is that there are times when we have simply had bad luck. It is necessary to go ahead and avoid worrying about something normal.
Problems can arise when trying to correct problems that do not really exist.
Even the best players in the world have had moments where they have lost money, even the biggest have periods of losses, including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and the rest of top players.
Chance also makes us win sometimes, not because we have everything "under control" and because all our decisions have been correct, but because we have been lucky.
If you want to be successful in poker, you must accept that you do not have control of all the results, that in a tournament or a session the importance of luck is very great.
29th July 2017, 1:39 AM
Online Poker at: Poker Stars
for this statement :
"We tend to think that we have absolute control over the development of the game when we play poker, forgetting that (in the short term) luck is a really important element."
No one has control .... except the "poker gods "