Samstag, Mai 02, 2009

Thoughts on the parallels between the "game of love" and poker...

Sometimes (not only on Poker) you fold, 'cause you think you don't have any chance with what you've got, just to find out yours would have been the best hand playing.

In live and on Poker you sometimes simply go "all in" cause you think your chances are so much better than average, so you just can't lose, again just to find out this time you've never had a chance, or the last card gives your opponent such a good hand that you simply look like an idiot...


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But there are more things comparable between poker and the "game of love", going on a low bid table is like going for a little affair or even a one-night stand, you're much more open to take risks and lose, since it's not much you lose and you can - depending how late the evening - even buy in on another prospect table...

But always just playing for the cheap affair on the low-bid poker tables won't get you anywhere in the long run. So sooner or later you have to move over to the high stake tables, where you maybe should play it a little safer, but on the other hand if you're playing it too safe, like always folding if it's not the perfect hand you might end up getting older and older without even ever tried to win the big one... and the blinds you're folding away are gnawing at your self-esteem capital anyway...

This post was inspired by a quote I came across recently:

"Are affairs cheap? Who cares, 'cause who goes broke and then immediately invests everything again. Is it about polishing your self-esteem? Well, if somebody scratches your self-esteem, somebody has to polish it up again. Are you abusing the affair? Oh yes, they will complain for sure."

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