Tuesday, June 30, 2009
life is poker?
#1 - it's a game. On the television set I keep hearing poker "pro's" talk about their "sport" and poker is a sport like Elvis was a blackbelt. Just saying it doesn't necessarily mean it is so.
#2 - Apparently there is a lot of luck involved.
#3 - Apparently the people who know what they're doing will win more than the people who don't (don't discount #2 though)
#4 - Two fours is sailboats (who knew?)
#5 - People will fold to you if you can do cool things with your chips.
Stuff I'm still confused by:
#1 - How do you become a poker pro? In baseball that just means you're getting paid to do it. If you win a big pot...or small pot for that matter, does that make you a pro? Is it just the guys with the bad shirts and hats with iron on dot com patches that are pros?
#2 - Why is a pair of 3's called "crabs"?
#3 - Why doesn't anyone let me back in a hand after I've folded and some good cards turn up?
In poker the people who seem to do well
-know what they are doing
-lose a lot, but keep playing
Life is a lot like poker. Way more than a box of chocolates. It's not even close...
at 7:18 AM