This is a discussion on Good Chess Players at Poker or Myth? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I have seen through the years that many players or former chess players manage to be successful in poker, I do not know what percentage
I have seen through the years that many players or former chess players manage to be successful in poker, I do not know what percentage it will actually be with respect to those who try, in my opinion it is possible that it is due to the level of concentration that They acquire with chess and patience for each move, another of the great virtues of Poker players, as well as the ability to anticipate moves or thoughts of their opponents.
Is this a reality or a myth that the chess player ends up being a good poker player?
Myth or reality: poker as a sureway path to realize American dream?
April 17th, 2020 5:02 AM
Join Date: Nov 2017
Online Poker at: 888poker
Yes, I think so. Every chess player can become a good poker player, a least a decent one. All the player needs is patience and some time to learn the basics. After a while, he/she can easily beat at least NL2-NL5 or low tournaments. It's not that difficult to adjust chess game to poker, both of them are logical and math game.
Do sharks complain about bad beats? No way. They stay aggressive, bite the fish, act scary, and remind everyone they are a shark!
In general, I believe that any sport always helps to improve discipline and responsibility. Therefore, regardless of whether you play chess, tennis or football, regular sports training is always a significant advantage.
Hello! In the past, I played chess well, I can't say that it helps me a lot in poker, in chess, intuition is useless, but assiduity can be, although I have patience by nature, whether it is there or not
I think chess players have a slight edge in poker than non chess players, I used to play chess a lot and when I started playing poker it seemed a lot easier, I boasted to my friends in my neighbourhood that I can beat them soon after learning the rules, we ended up playing a small home game which I won easily, then entered some bigger fishing club who had mtt, 40+ players , won that too, and then again next time we played, since then I'm not sure whether I have gotten better or worse lol , however this almost shows that a chess backround is hard, tough, needs creativity and good memory, strong motivation and will to never give up, attention to detail, these are a few reasons I can think of that come from chess, some poker players learn this but perhaps over time and not from day 1 , my opinion
you don't know the power of the darkside
there are transferable skills between the two games. But being very good at one does not automatically imply that one will get very good at the other.
The amount of time and devotion needed to reach the top at either game more or less prevents this.
But if one is good at strategy games generally, then i might suggest that one has a natural aptitude for this kind of thing. From my experience, the better one is at chess, the more likely one is to be able to become winning poker player. But this is by no means guaranteed as a ' given'.
I believe that these are two intellectual games for calculating the moves in advance.I think a great chess player has to play poker well and vice versa.Many aspects of games overlap, and I myself play this and that.
I don't know if this is a myth, but examples show that chess players have an edge in poker. But my nephew is a candidate master of sports in chess (he was once the champion of the millionth city) and he did not achieve much success (he did not achieve any results in poker at all).
I think poker requires more than just being a good chess player.
At one time I played chess well, but I didn't have any titles, maybe it helps me, but I'm not 100% sure about that.
In chess, everything is in front of your eyes, and in poker there is a lot of unknown, and based on this, I see no reason to draw parallels between these two games, even though they have something similar.
It is possible that the issue of concentration helps, but more than anything I think it is the mental agility and the good reading they make of the table, the movements that the opponents make and the key moments to attack.
Yes, I have found many chess players at the poker tables and they have a good performance since they have the ability to do good analysis with a lot of patience and in the end they end up liking poker more and they abandon chess since poker can get out of it. profit and make a living from it, something that you see very little in chess, also that poker generates more passion and madness since it is like an art to try to guess the cards that your opponents carry.