This article arises out of some conversations with a coworker, also dealer, motivated perhaps by the boredom of having no game during the hours that we agreed on the table.
In these discussions I learned more than I, though my knowledge in this area were higher than theirs. And, to learn, we must be receptive. If you close in band are not going to learn anything, much as the other person wants to make you come around.
In the talks could deepen the thinking of the profane, the fish, the fish, the donor. Make no mistake, most of the benefits we get is thanks to these players of poker. Are people going to have fun, to have the time, and consider that this, our game is pure chance, he compared (in his words) to play roulette or blackjack.
I replied that, unlike roulette or black jack, poker can be won in the long term (a term that he actually was funny), because here we should not compete with a house or bank, if not we compete with other players, and therefore the bank makes a neutral role, charging a commission, but did not intervene in any way in the development of the game. This change makes the thing.
The Texas really is a simple game to learn, and this attracts many players. But further on it is extremely complex, is a game where you never stop learning, that if you’re open to it. If you think it’s a game where skill has no influence and it is pure chance, really little we can do. In other words, we can not control fate. But if we can get that chance plays a small portion along the time, simply by taking the right decisions at appropriate times (EV).