One Day at a Time

          hen people start agreeing with me, I always feel I must be wrong.”   Oscar Wilde must have had poker in mind when he wrote that. You only have to play on the Internet for a short while to hear the hordes of unlucky experts bemoan their misfortune at having to play with idiots who don’t know a good hand from a bad one. “How can you call a raise with that rubbish?” they will ask. “It was obvious I had aces or kings!” If I am being abused verbally by other players about how badly I am playing, I always feel this is a good sign. These “experts” confuse their understanding of the mechanics of the game with the skill required to win consistently. The very idea that everyone knows what is correct is evidently wrong when applied to poker...

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