I get this question in various forms all the time: “Is my winrate high enough?” or “What is the best winrate possible for my $X buyin no-limit game?” I’ve written on the topic before, but I have something more to say about it today.
Poker is obviously a social game. We play against one to nine other players at a time, and understanding their psychology and approach to the game is a critical skill.
But, ironically, I think playing poker is one of the most personal and solitary exercises around. Your successes go almost completely unrecognized. And when they do get recognized by some people, others will always pop in to explain how your accomplishment really isn’t worth celebrating at all.
Your failures also go almost completely unrecognized. If you lose $5,000 today, no one cares but you.
If your goal is to compete, be the best, and be recognized for it, you’ve picked one of the worst possible games. You might as well fire up the Solitaire game on your computer.
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