How to play Poker.

2 min readAug 31, 2018

Very simple procedure. :: this is actually a paraphrased quote by a magician and a… :: (in Texas Hold’em) you get two cards, if you think you’ll win, then put $ in the pot. If you think you’ll lose, put your cards in the muck. :: What’s complex about that?

Einstein.influence :: it’s human to complicate the simple.

We’re driven to think we earned something… :: And when we don’t earn it… we decline the offer.

Check this out… when I was 18 y/o I was banking $18oo/month by playing 4 hours of poker a month. :: I would have become an alcoholic at 21 y/o, so I stopped drinking, and I took a break from poker for a few years, to get the foundation right.

How to earn money! :: while playing games.

Whether the game is monopoly, chess, scrabble, poker, or a skateboarding game.

This is the template I actually use… :: look up “(insert game) jargon”.

Write in…
Funding. (empty slot.)
Time. (Empty slot.)
Effort/energy. (empty slot.)

then fill an emotion positive attribute bit of jargon into the empty slot under the corresponding category…
In this case… :: Hands won fits into effort. :: Hands seen fits into time. :: Pots won, pot size, biggest pot, fits into funding.

Now? All you gotta do is raise your standards. :: Win one pot. :: Biggest pot, say “$14”…

The metrics seem small (your welcome)… but if you raise the standard each time you play, the venn diagram of your poker playing ability will manage itself quickly.

Then you learn the practice basics through doing the thing (poker in this case), and test the algorithm. :: Don’t worry too much about quick wins, just tally up the foundation, and leave the table. :: If you lose you lose, get the money back somewhere else, and try again…

Once you win $100 at a poker table, you’ll up the metric to $101 next time. :: Your process got you the $100… so your process will get you to $101, $102, $120, $200, $300 and then $1000 before you even realize it. :: Let it happen, but have backup metrics in case the money doesn’t fall into your lap.

The idea is to build emotion positive metrics, and track those. :: sometimes the easiest win will be $.overall, sometimes pots won, sometimes, biggest pot. :: No matter what the win is, raise that standard, and continue the process.