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Many high profile players say Lao Tzu's The Art of War contains everything you need to know to learn how to play winning poker. We agree. The aim of this blog is to look at other pieces of writing that might also contain truths about poker.
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“If you can't convince them, confuse them.” “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. The gods help them that help themselves. The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
Actions lie louder than words. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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He is able who thinks he is able. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. As the Fletcher whittles and makes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
If you don't risk anything you risk even more. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relation of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. Two things control man's nature: instinct and experience. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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I will prepare and some day my chance will come. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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Study the past if you would define the future. The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
It's fine to celebrate success but it more important to heed the lessons of failure. Life is not fair; get used to it. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
He that can have patience can have what he will. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. Beware... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. Never mistake activity for achievement. If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes. Adversity is the state... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. Beware of geeks bearing formulas. It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction. Risk comes from not knowing what you're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it. Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience. — To realize that it's just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC. It is said to be one of the definitive works on military strategies and tactics. A few lines from the Art of War... If you know your enemies and know... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at The Art of War (and Poker)
Many high profile poker players say Sun Tzu's The Art of War contains everything you need to know to learn how to play winning poker. We agree. The aim of this blog is to look at other pieces of writing that might also contain truths about poker. Continue reading
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