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I’m Digging Confucius

His wisdom as it applies to poker

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Aug 21, 2009


This guy Confucius was pretty smart. Although he lived more than 2,000 years ago, a lot of what he had to say has a lot to say about poker, and we’ll get to that in a second. First, though, how’s this for a random piece of information? According to Wikipedia, “As a child, Confucius was said to have enjoyed putting ritual vases on the sacrifice table.” I’m sorry, but I have to ask: How do you know?! We’re talking 2,000 years ago! I mean, that would be like someone 2,000 years from now saying, “As a poker player, John Vorhaus was said to have enjoyed three-betting with 8-7 suited.” Yes, it’s true, but I doubt that it’ll stand the test of time. But much of what Confucius said (or, in fairness, is said to have said) has stood the test of time. And much of it resonates pretty harmonically with ...

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