Joined: Dec '11
Age: 28 (M)
If we look at the meaning of sport RAE get the following: physical activity, exerted as game or competition, training and whose practice is subject to rules. The first part of the definition that relates to physical activity sport has generated extensive debate on bwinpoker community for many years in which not even the players agree.
Besides all the obvious benefits associated with playing daily exercise, sport has much to teach poker players. So merely terminological debate will not prevent me from relating the poker with other individual sports that can guide us at all levels and with other team sports that will make us better understand the differences.
The collective practice social power relations, friendship, support one another, and gives individual roles within a group pursuing a common goal. Ultimately, integrates the individual and makes you feel part of something bigger. Since in online poker tournaments at bwin are alone, the above values ​​are not applicable in the year of the competition.
However, there are many groups of players who are associated with the time to study the game and form groups like Ffttr. The principle idea is to prepare a technical level and, of course, is the most productive part of the partnership, but many people underestimate the preparation in a psychological group. To understand the importance of the latter we have to go to individual sports.
Individual sports positively affect self-esteem and confidence, and are highly valued attitudes that involve effort, perseverance and mental toughness. Obviously the athlete is not nourished simply this, the victories are based primarily on technical mastery and practice (both in training and in competitions), but the mental toughness often makes the difference.
There is a very common in the world of tennis: "If you take a track to the top ten players in the world and put them to rally in training, someone who does not know will not find out who is number one and who number ten, as not unlike his playing ability, but his mentality in competition. " I think this pretty much sums up who the Current number one in this sport. Comparing this with the poker, the more laps I give, more analogies are, and this is because adding a random component increased, the impact of the above values ​​becomes critical. And only one word comes to mind: Tilt.
It is in individual sports where we see more relevant perhaps the role of our minds and where we can find more parallels with the poker. But I have also spoken of team sports and the importance of the group, because that is where we come to see how best to deal with the tilt (the mental level problem more common among poker players).
You can try to work on your mental strength individually, but the team sport greatly facilitates this task. Basketball players or football they need each other not only to do it right on the track but also to balance emotional level: when you play as a team, if you lose you will never be alone.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 58 (M)
Posted by fcumred: Now either you are an excellent poster, or you have copied that from somewhere else.
I did a check on google and I cannot find anything to match this post, so it would appear your posts actually are not copied and pasted from another site.
I am not sure whether to commend you or call you a baffoon
I'm sure I've read something similar to this from a book which pertains to pker as part of a sport or not. If I'm wrong and this isn't pledgerism then this 19 year old should be writing columns for the NY Times or something. Although there's nothing saying it isn't copied and no matter if it is or not it's worth reading for the most part.
Joined: May '08
Age: 37 (M)
yeah just as other mobsters pointed out- this smells a bit like plagiarism, but anyways even if it's your own content (and if it is- hats off to you for the effort)- i must admit i'm too lazy to read such long posts don't know is it just me, but when i see a very long post, usually i just read a couple of sentences and get bored (unless the post is really funny)