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Winner’s Circle

by David Downing |  Published: Jan 01, 2010


I’ve been doing this for a long time now. In many respects I am unusual in that I have remained (mostly) an amateur over such a long period, without going bust or turning into just a break-even player. I have never been a superstar, neither have I been cannon fodder. But what has changed over this period, quite dramatically, is what it means to be a winning player. Gunfighters Back in the day, being a good player was simple. You sat in a cash game, week in and week out, and if you won more than you lost over a long period, you earned your spurs. It was that easy. And in actual fact, it was quite easy. If you were a good money manager, did not froth with tilt and were mostly tight, no more was really required. The standard wasn’t high, and meta-game skills like finding the right ...

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