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It has helped me to be patient and to make some decisions based on calculated risks, that is, to analyze first with a little calm before making a decision and perhaps it has also helped me to read people a little.
Yes, without a doubt, I learned a lot playing poker. I became more patient and effective in my personal life. Although poker is a hobby for me, in my case it is a very useful and positive hobby.
It's better applying what you learned from life to game.
When things going well or looks good, it might change to worse anytime. Like when you hit top set or straight on the flop later end up cracked by flushes, full houses etc.
At that point you're best, it looks guaranted but there's always two more cards to come and some people willing to risk it all for that probability. So you can't be in a control of anything everytime, it's the most common thing among poker and life.
I learned that when it comes to making decisions, you should not be results-oriented. You should always make the best possible decision based on the best possible information you have at that moment in time. If things do not turn out as you had hoped then that is not your fault - you just had bad luck.
Be patient and let things ride it out/// (example if your in tourney and you have mid good hands its best to fold while other people are raising let them all fight each other) make your goal to be in the top 10 so you get good payout
For me, it's like some kind of restraint training. Good training in developing the ability to assess the environment before making any decision. With the development of the ability to predict the consequences of their actions.
at least being patient, is the most important one imho
financial 'grammar' is other thing if i spel it right in english i mean economy if someone don't get me right
another thing is math
there are lots of things you can learn from poker that's my point
Poker teaches us to think ahead.See and anticipate a particular situation.Teaches you to set goals and achieve them.Well, about the sweetness of winning the game, the feeling is probably familiar to everyone.
I believe that poker gives us knowledge and skills in three areas:
1. Cognitive behavior: these are thoughts and ideas, many of which are unique to the individual. When people talk about things like "positive visualization" or "separate thinking," that's exactly what they mean. Poker is full of pitfalls for players with incorrect cognitive behaviors, but once you learn how to treat the game correctly, the same view becomes useful in many other real-world situations.
2. Emotional intelligence. No one likes to lose. A failed poker game or a series of such sessions is just as emotionally draining as any of the stressors we face in everyday life. To make profitable decisions, you just need to know all your shortcomings and strengths. The easiest way is to remain in the dark about your own feelings, but you can't control what you don't understand.
3. Practical skills. Not every player is good at math or has the patience to pore over EV ranges and calculations. However, even without diving into the game so deeply, you can develop a lot of practical skills that will have alternative applications.
I think it might be the other way round, "What have I learned from Life, that I can take to the Poker table" and that has to be "Patience" and "Drive" to become better at the game.
I study Poker from Book's and Video's, just as I studied at School, and being patient waiting for good thing's to happen even if it is just waiting for Christmas or a Birthday to come around.
When I first started playing Hold-em I could never understand why I couldn't win a single Free-roll, even though I understood the Stud and 5 Card Draw games I played for years, and did well at, because Poker is Poker Right!
Wrong! Hold-em is a totally different Monster and need's to be approached in a different way, also playing different forms of Hold-em whether it is a Cash Game or SnG or even an MTT, they all have different approaches, having the ability to adapt and approach each game with a different playing style, is paramount when you want to be successful at the game.
It took me a while before I made the money in a free-roll, and even though it was only a few Cents, I never gave up, because Life has taught me to be determined, and to do my best at whatever I choose to do.