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Real Poker: Reading People, Reading Hands, And Being In Tune With Yourself…. Psychology and Poker: Part 2

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Oct 23, 2019


The psychological aspect of poker is often understated in importance. How others think and react emotionally, and how you think and react emotionally can significantly affect decisions. Being in tune with your own and opponent’s thinking, while making the required adjustments, brings about superior judgement. I’d like to reiterate that I have little formal psychological training. These views are based on my observations from tens of thousands of hours of play. They will contain both what you need to change from your basic human nature and what you can read from others. They are by no means complete, in any particular order, or applicable to all circumstances. People Project What They Want You To Think, What You See Isn’t What You Get People wear a public mask, often to cover weaknesses and insecurities. Our ego aspires to be perceived as better than we truly are. At times, especially at the ...

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