On a recent flight home from Las Vegas, I happened to be sitting next to a woman who was travelling with her family. We started talking, and I learned that she had a Ph.D. in economics. She then asked me what I did, and when I finished explaining that I use the game of poker
Even if a person is dealt a good hand in poker, they still have to understand the fundamentals and nuances of the game to know two things: to play it instead of folding, and how to play it for maximum value. Holding pocket aces and folding after the flop probably won’t do you any good.
In poker, most successful competitors only play 15-30% of the hands they’re dealt. They play “tight aggressively,” meaning that players only play a limited number of hands, but do so aggressively by betting and raising often. There are some other very good poker players who play more loosely, between 30-50% of the hands they are
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ACTION – A players turn to make a decision in a hand. ADD-ON – In a tournament, you may have the option to add chips to your stack by purchasing more chips. This is not always offered, and if it is ends at a determined blind level. ANTE – A small bet that all players are required to
Through this two-part series, we will delve into the history and legality of poker, why it’s a game of skill, and in the second article explain how using poker skills can improve your personal and professional life. Contrast to popular belief, there is more to it than keeping a good poker face. Poker is a
The journey towards success is a path met with choices, challenges, and celebration. We don’t simply stumble upon our goals by accident. We shouldn’t just sit back and wait to magically hit “lotto numbers”. Instead, we should focus on what we want as well as on what we can control. This is the approach that makes anything
As a coach, consultant, and speaker I’m constantly reading articles and following business trends. I recently stumbled across this post on, The New Wave of Entrepreneurship, by Toptal, a network of the top 3% of freelance software engineers. It’s not often that I write about someone else’s post, but this article struck a particular chord with