Most don’t realize they are playing badly

I HAVE been talking about some very interesting hands that I have witnessed lately and trying to keep an open mind.

In fact I’ve been trying to get into the minds of some of the protagonists, as to how or why the hands developed through flop turn and river, and more importantly the decision making that goes on in their heads, thus culminating in deep and meaningful conversations amongst the players (and myself) as to the quality, merit, and standard of play through the hand (or lack of it in some cases)

In most cases the observations from the post mortems have been light hearted banter but you know that some people are quite upset by the outcome. Yes there have been some very dubious calls made. The money has gone in with a very speculative expectation of winning. Most recreational players don’t even realize that they are playing badly and they just want to be involved in the hands because it’s a bit of fun and it’s exciting.

I have to mention my friends Benta and Jacki, both beautiful people who just love playing poker and want to be in every hand. Do they always have the best cards? NO, hardly ever, but this is their night out and let them enjoy it the way they want to. So take the bad beats with as much dignity and decorum as you can, just keep smiling, like my other great friends Stevie and Sir Nigel.

It strikes me that these games are mainly there because it’s a fairly cheap night out for a recreational game of poker. Nobody should be playing in these fun games if they are trying to make a living from them and earn their wages. 

Huge congratulations to Tatiana for winning a seat in the €660 at Torrequebrada. Suerte!

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