The Biggest Mistake of All

Posted on May 15, 2009 by Gugel in Psychology

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
- Peter McWilliams

Youll never be a great poker player if you avoid difficult situations.  The more you get challenged, the more youll think and adjust, and the better player youll become.  The great thing about heads up is that it puts you in tough spots way more often than 6max or full ring games.

Youre first priority should not be making money.  It should be becoming a better player.  The money will come eventually.


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2 Responses to The Biggest Mistake of All

  1. absoludicrous

    18. May, 2009

    You’re first priority should not be making money. It should be becoming a better player. The money will come eventually.

    This comment is pretty far off. I think its important to develop a base strategy, make some money, and then work on perfecting your game through challenges.

    After all, the best poker players got to where they are (nosebleeds) by grinding out dollars vs fish at the lower stakes.

    You need money to make money.

    Take maney.

    The F Do.

  2. Gugel

    18. May, 2009

    @absoludicrous

    I definitely see what youre saying. From my conversations with high stakes players though, it seems like only a modest part of their motivation is money (like 25%). The rest is from an intensely competitive nature, the respect they receive, the lifestyle, etc.