My Complete Poker Manifesto, Part I: My Poker Story
January 20, 2012 2 Comments
In this multiple-part blog series, I will spill my complete guts about my poker business that I have been running for the last three years.
Everything in this article is the complete truth and you will probably have a new view of me after reading it.
That’s completely fine with me.
If I cared what people thought about me and if they were judging me, I would have never pursued getting serious about becoming a profitable long-term poker player.
I don’t like to discuss poker with most people because I feel it makes me look a complete sick degenerate gambler, but that isn’t the case at all.
Most people don’t understand poker and how it is one of the few exclusive ways to “gamble” but win big long-term. Poker is a beatable game from experience, and having played over 1,000,000 hands of online poker, I can estimate that poker is about 70% skill and 30% luck short-term.
It also has the ability to be 100% skill and 100% luck short-term at the same time.
This is called statistical variance, and it effects every poker player no matter how good they think they are.
Becoming a profitable poker player is about putting in heavy hand volume with focus on long-term results.
I don’t care about short-term results because they can vary from great to downright frightening at times.
I focus on making the best decisions at every single opportunity I have.
Some of the moves I make in poker games might seen absolutely absurd to the average player but I make decisions based on multiple levels of thinking. Every decision I make I analyze with a variety of factors including my perceived table image, the opponents I am facing in the hand, the stakes I am playing, my bankroll situation and how willing I think my opponent is willing to lose his or her entire stack to me.
In this series there will be nothing I will not share with you about my experience over the last few years.
You will have the opportunity to learn some tough life lessons from this article even if you haven’t been introduced or had an interest in poker in the past.
Each day I will post a new part of this series, so stay tuned.