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The Poker Mindset – Attitude #1

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Feb 22, 2012


The Poker Mindset is a set of seven attitudes that every poker player should try to master, regardless of their game, limits, or technical skill. They are realities to be aware of and attitudes to adopt to succeed at poker over the long term. Just like technical skills, the Poker Mindset will help you make better decisions at the table. In fact, in some situations it could be argued that defects in your Poker Mindset could lose you more money than defects in your technical game. This is the first article of a series where I will examine each of the seven attitudes of the Poker Mindset. It includes excerpts from my book, coauthored with Ian Taylor, The Poker Mindset. Attitude #1: Understand and Accept the Realities of Poker Many players fail to achieve success in poker because they fundamentally misunderstand the game. To understand poker, an aspiring player needs ...

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