Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Poker gems, #175

Alan Schoonmaker, in Card Player magazine column, October 22, 2008 (vol. 21, #21), p. 94.

"Poker is all about picking on the weak. It may be weak hands, weak players, or just weak play." ("Shulman says," Card Player, Oct. 24, 2003) You may dislike that aspect of our game because it seems immoral, and it certainly is not chivalrous.

If picking on the weak bothers you, poker may be the wrong game for you. Poker is predatory, but so is life in general. The strong eat the weak everywhere, not just at the poker table. Winners recognize that reality, while losers deny, ignore, or minimize it.

1 comment:

Memphis MOJO said...

"while losers deny, ignore, or minimize it.

or have no clue