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Irrefutable Southern Logic — Work Smart, Not Hard

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Dec 11, 2013


Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, stated that it takes 10,000 hours of practice at something to attain mastery. I’ve played poker with plenty of people who have played poker themselves for ten thousand hours and are still awful. Poker is an exceptional activity where participants will not improve unless they are actively trying to get better. A person can expect to improve simply through repetition and observation at most things in which one participates, but in poker, doing and observing does not yield improvement by themselves; improvement in poker requires active thought and pursuit of knowledge. People get ideas about poker from many places, and most of them are wrong and laughable. A guy forfeited a heads-up match on the bubble in the third round by the third hand because the dealer was left handed. Many players believe in lucky seats. They’ll actively bounce around the table looking for ...

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