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The Poker Mindset – Attitude #5

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Jun 13, 2012


Matthew HilgerThe Poker Mindset is a set of seven attitudes that every poker player should try to master, regardless of their game, limits, or technical skill. Just like technical skills, the Poker Mindset will help you make better decisions at the table.

This is the fifth article of a series where we will examine each of the seven attitudes of the Poker Mindset. It includes excerpts from my book, coauthored with Ian Taylor, The Poker Mindset.

Attitude #5 Leave Your Ego at the Door

Watch poker on TV, play in your local card room, or even play online, and you will be amazed at the number of poker players who have seemingly huge egos. You will see players boasting about their skills, berating the play of others, and taking the most innocuous action as a personal insult.

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