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Mind Over Poker: Founder’s Advice

by David Apostolico |  Published: Oct 29, 2010

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I was inspired to write this column based on the words of one of our country’s founding fathers. I came across the following quote from none other than Ben Franklin: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” In poker, there is only one way to measure success. You are either up or down. You are either making money or losing money. Now, as anyone who has played the game for many years knows, there is a ton of variance in poker. You cannot measure success over one session, one week, or even one month. Depending on how often you play and the level at which you play, you probably will need a longer period of time to measure how well you are really playing. Conversely, you cannot measure success based on past performance. A good year or a substantial tourney payout is ...


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