Poker and our Principles – Life lessons

Playing poker is also a real collection of important life lessons. Yes, poker and our lives are very similar. Although poker is just a game, and life is … life … the main lesson of poker is to live in such a way that your needs match your capabilities.

This is a simple principle, which, nevertheless, constantly comes into conflict with our ideas about the game. It constantly seems to us that we can win much more than we actually win. And this is not so. We win exactly as much as we are worth. The second lesson is to bluff in such a way that you do not have a sense of shame for cheating a partner in the game.

This principle is also quite common, but we almost never follow it.

And we suffer from shame – although this feeling has absolutely nothing to do with it. Don’t bluff too often – when you don’t have a good figure on your hands. And do not miss the bluff when you have such a figure of cards. The third lesson – playing cards means that you should not be upset by a small loss and rejoice in a big win. Small and big are rather relative concepts. Losing a little bit, you can significantly win. And vice versa, constantly winning, you can lose everything on a loss. Just three lessons. But there are others. Poker is good because it repeats our life in many ways. “Do not steal”, “do not covet”, “do not envy”. These are all poker lessons – although in fact they are life lessons.

When bluffing, for example, we must remember that bluffing is not cheating. This is an attempt to imagine your cards in comparison with their own. That’s all. Just an attempt! You are asking to raise the bid or close it. And this opinion about one’s own bluff is either supported by the second party, or is not supported. And if it is not supported, then your bluff remains just another bet. And nothing more. The game of poker is a game with our own ambitions and our idea of monetary claims. How much should we win? How long can we live on this money? And is it possible to win so much that you don’t have to play for the rest of your life?

These questions are sitting in our heads all the time – even when we lose.

The art of skillful alternation of wins and losses, accurate calculation and good tactics distinguish a good poker player from a bad one. A good player is the one who remembers all the poker lessons. Remembers and uses them in life. Basically, you should live exactly the same way you play poker. The fact is that our life is a game. And not only in poker. And in this game it is necessary to follow the rules – so that no one ever breaks them. This is another lesson of poker – strictly follow the rules.