Saturday, August 20, 2011

Poker gems, #433

Mike Caro, in Poker Player newspaper column, August 29, 2011, page 19.

Question 6: Does it upset you when players make decisions that cost you money because of their ignorance?

No. Those plays don't cost me money. They provide me with money. Even if the poor play is successful this time, I know that all such plays bundled together add to my bankroll. That's because players who make mistakes cost themselves money.

That money has to go somewhere. Eventually, it comes to me. So, why should I be upset when opponents act in ways that build my bankroll? They may fail to help me this hand and take the pot. So what? At least they're trying to help me. And eventually they'll succeed.

Isn't that a better way to look at it?

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