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Patience and Gambling

by Matt Lessinger |  Published: Mar 21, 2012

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Patience and gambling don’t exactly go together like love and marriage. Gambling is, by its very nature, an activity for the impatient. Working long hours to earn steady income is boring, so gamblers take their chances at making some fast cash in an exciting manner. Casinos make their fortunes off of that impulse, and that is also how professional poker players make their living. But if you truly want to be a winning poker player, you cannot lie to yourself. Do not pretend that you are playing the role of the “house” when you are actually the gambler who wants to make fast money. Skillful poker playing is only part of what sets apart the winners and the losers. I would argue that patience plays an even larger role in poker success, and that is especially true in brick-and-mortar (B&M) cardrooms. Since we remain in an era of former online ...


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