re: Poker & Double or nothing merge
Originally Posted by goaldriversv
thanks bear. this forum especially you have improved my game an immeasurable amount when it comes to handling emotion. i've come to realize that a lot of my emotion stems from my competitiveness. however, that's certainly no excuse. i need to continue to let it go when it comes to poker and really everything. there really is no use getting emotional about poker. it's silly to think about, but it's hard to overcome my competitiveness. i remember bad beats (AND bad plays i've made) for a really long time, but i rarely recall when i win or suck out. i'm a really bad loser even in real life especially when it comes to tennis. it's actually quite sad to see a man in his early 30's get emotional (mostly verbal) on the court when there's no money (except pride) on the line. it's part immaturity as well (or perhaps all lol). baby steps...
your attitude on and off the felts is truly something i remind myself about whenever i get online. i always remind myself what would bear do. seriously, i'm not joking. it's the type of attitude i want to have. an example i see quite often on this forum is when all those noobs ask stupidas questions about how to join a freeroll and how to get a password. your response to each one of those amazes me. i don't have that kind of patience for stupidity, but i know patience is a virtue. you're a unique one bear...in a good way and i have tons more to learn in poker both skill wise and on handling emotion/variance. thanks for the continued help and support.
EDIT: didn't mean to hijack your thread, op
Thanks Nick. That means a lot to me. You're a really great player, and I've learned a lot just by watching you.
I understand the drive for competitiveness, but I try my best to just remember that there will always be another game, another game, another hand, another hand... and if we are so focused on the win and the trophy at the end, we are completely missing the moment-to-moment experience.
I'm glad that you are learning to control your emotional demons; it certainly is reflective in your play as of late.
Continued success to you, my friend, and I hope to see you in League this autumn. You would be an asset to any team.