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Discipline: Part V

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Oct 14, 2015


This is the fifth of a series of columns on discipline, which is essential for anyone who wants to be a professional poker player. There are many elements to discipline. Here is a list of some of the most important ones for a poker player: 1. Avoiding tilt 2. Finding games or situations where you have an edge 3. Physical conditioning 4. Mental conditioning 5. Maintaining a bankroll The first few columns in this series focused on the first two items on the list. Years ago, Mike Caro originated something he called “The Law of Least Tilt”. It basically stated that among technically equal players, the one who spends the least time on tilt is the biggest winner. Among similarly skilled opponents, the player with the most discipline is the favorite.” The next column was devoted to finding situations in which you have an edge. Players who only play when ...

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