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Wednesday, May 24, 2006 

Yoda of Poker...

Last Night...
I think it's safe to classify myself in a slump this past week or two.  I can't hit the broad side of a barn let alone a flop.  I have very little to report in the line of success...so, with that...let's choose a different topic.

Let's get philosophical...
Was playing a while back online and one person was critiquing another's fold and what merit the fold truly represented as the pot odds were extreme.  A debate ensues.  From out of no where, an individual that had been sitting silently until that point says the following:
"A bad fold is only a small mistake"

I wasn't paying the debate very much attention as I'm usually multi tasking several tables.  But for whatever reason I stopped and repeated this blurb to myself.  A bad fold is only a small mistake...whereas a bad call can be disastrous is really the message I took from this and it really stuck with me from that day.  Sure, you feel like an idiot when you make a fold only to realize you had the best of it when all the cards are turned over.  But in the end, you're only out as much money as you invested in to that pot.  Nothing more, nothing less.  You still have chips and a stake in the game.

The intent here is to not overanalyze the simple stuff.  Sure, you're going to make bad folds from time to time.  But knowing when to make the right call is key!

Conclude my Yoda of Poker thinking I have...mmmmm....

May the force be with you,

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