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Stop Berating Your Opponents For Their Mistakes! You Make Them Too!

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Apr 15, 2015

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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius I am truly thankful that I am able to play poker for a living. Based on the quotation from the wise man above, I honestly feel privileged every day to be able to play and report poker for the media as well. However, while playing on the poker tour, I occasionally come across players that are irritable, jaded, and often simply rude while playing poker. I have seen some players even berate others for their “poor” play, which does not make the game enjoyable for anyone. Recently, I witnessed a player (I will refer to him as “The Villain”) repeatedly criticize his opponents for their “poor” play, when, in actuality, he had played the hands poorly. Then, The Villain berated a player after a bad beat, stating that he was a ...


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