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Crushing Live Poker With Twitter

by Bart Hanson |  Published: Mar 05, 2014

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Jan. 10 – Trouble with your mental game? Try embracing the variance in poker.  It is why we can gamble on the game for profit. Variance in poker, as we understand it, can be a very difficult concept to deal with. No matter how sound our emotions are when we lose a big pot, not matter what stakes we are playing at, it can be difficult to handle. But, if we did not have this element of luck involved with the game would we really have a game at all? As I understand it, Stu Ungar was one of the greatest gin rummy players of all time. Because the game is based so much on mathematics and card removal it was very hard for him to lose. The purest example of a game with no variance is chess. If you played Garry Kasparov and you were not an international grandmaster, it ...


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