This is a discussion on Playing for $$$ or Glory? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; This might be, and probably is, an old issue... but when you need to make $ do you play better/have a better outcome than when
This might be, and probably is, an old issue... but when you need to make $ do you play better/have a better outcome than when you play for the sake of just playing to be the best at the table?
When I play to just unwind, say after work, I seem to do better. When I sit down and tell myself that I've gotta win this game because I've been losing for a few days I seem to not do so well. In other words is it a frame of mind that might determine whether I win or lose or do I just chalk it up to the fate of the poker godz? Tourney v Cash? Kinnish or Mike McD? I hope I'm making sense, here. Thanx for your input.
I don't think we should limit ourselves to just those aspects. In my case I do not do it for either one or the other, because as all gambling, poker is random, so relying on it to solve it economically is a lot to ask. As for the glory, I think it is a goal more distant than the previous one.
when i just want to have a good time playing poker.i tend not to take the game seriously and try all the strategies that go through my head.but when i'm motivated enough to play my best level and that I set myself a goal to achieve. then the I achieve good result. yes yes the state of mind counts for a lot during a tournament.
I believe the two are related.
Initially, really playing under the pressure of money hampers our performance, so we should have a good control of bankroll. Also for this reason I prefer to play the tournaments, since we only pay once and we know exactly how much we are risking.
However I like to think that I play for both money and fame, even though the money is more important to me at the moment. But I believe that earning money will also gain the glory, and vice versa.
I personally play to challenge myself, for me its about improving myself as a player. My knees are too knackered these days for any physical sports so poker fills that competive void of consistently pushing for improvement. The money and glory are a by product and welcome bonus of this
I play for the money. The glory is an added bonus. It's best to not put a lot of pressure on yourself when you play. No matter how good you are at the game we all have bad days. You just have to learn from your mistakes if you made any and except the bad beats when you get them. Remember sometimes you kick and sometimes you get kicked.