Join date: Apr 26, 2022

Accepting responsibility for your own results is the foundation of good control. Losers blame bad luck, mistakes by dealers and other players, unfair rules, and many other factors to protect their egos by rejecting this responsibility. Winners accept responsibility, and it helps them stay in control

You Must Act Decisively

Parts 2–5 tell you how to get an edge. but that edge will accomplish little unless you exploit it by acting DECISIVELY.

The word “decisive” was emphasized because you can’t fully exploit your edge without being decisive. The ability to exploit edges is almost independent of the ability to get them. Some losers know what to do, but don’t do it.

Unfortunately, no matter how well you manage information, nearly all poker decisions must be made with incomplete information. Some risk seekers don’t care; instead of trying to get enough information, they just act impulsively. Some risk avoiders say, “Don’t make a decision until you get all the facts,” but you’ll hardly ever get them all. This position is often just an excuse for indecisiveness.

Whether you like it or not, you must make your decisions quickly with incomplete information. You can’t stall, procrastinate, or form a study committee. When it’s your turn to act, you must put in your money or fold your cards.

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