Originally Posted by PokerMagpie
I have seen this phrase show up a few times in various web sites and poker webzines. In poker terms, what do people mean when they say "results oriented" and why do they always speak of it negatively ?
Because the result of any given hand is not the goal.
The goal is to make the correct decisions. The results will fall where they will.
The best you can do is play the hand correctly and make good decisions. Obviously, you can do this and still lose the hand. You can play perfect poker and still lose, but if you are playing perfect poker (if there is such a thing), you will in the long run be a winning player.
In poker (again as I understand), nothing matters but evaluating each situation correctly and making the right decision. If you do this, results will follow.