Less Known Poker Truths

The player complaining that a table does not have action is never giving any.

Show me a thread asking about win rates and I’ll show you the worst thread in that forum.

No one who announces they are “priced in” ever knows what the right price for their holding is.

A player who is all hot about playing LAG still can’t play TAG.

The more someone whines about running badly, the more certain it is they are playing badly.

Most players lose their A game within three orbits.

Most players require at least three orbits to warm up and play their best.

The biggest leak of many 5/10 players is playing for quarters on their Pineapple app.

The over/under for players at the table who know the exact pot size after the turn is two.

The over/under for players at the table who care is one.

The ratio of time players spend creating a clever three bet range to time spent studying how to play three bet pots is to 9:1.

Thanks to televised poker equity percentages, there is a whole subsection of players whose fundamental strategy involves making very calculated, astutely considered, break even decisions.

The problem of deciding at what game to play in, what table to sit at and in which seat, is one of the most influential factors on a player’s profitability, yet it is the subject of less than 1% of all poker literature.

 

Bonus, because it’s not mine but it is the greatest piece of poker study pithiness ever recorded:

A fish is the villain in a hand history.

6 thoughts on “Less Known Poker Truths

  1. Funny post.

    “Most players lose their A game within three orbits.

    Most players require at least three orbits to warm up and play their best.”

    Contradictions like these could fill another blog post…

    Skill wins pots, luck loses pots…. Unless I’m talking about someone else.

      1. What you really bring to the game is whatever last thoughts you had, whether they are specific strategy considerations or a mood or whatever, and your session is then colored by that throughout. Planning on bringing the “A” game just means you like being your own cheerleader.

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