Poker player and bestselling author Alex Fitzgerald wrote an interesting blog on Advanced Poker Training which sheds light on why poker is more like fist fighting. You may or may not agree, but let’s see the points this Denver resident has to put forth. With his latest blog Fitzgerald hopes to establish that poker is more on the lines of being a fist fight than any casual games that one would play with friends and family.
The author who is also a World Poker Tour (WPT) and European Poker Tour (EPT) final tablist says, “I raise, and, of course, three people call. I was in a multiway pot and sure enough some donkey sucked out and beat my aces. If I bet this river and he raises I’ll just be so pissed.” (sic) Fitzgerald adds that the above lines were entitled statements and his mentors once screamed at him until he understood the game and its nuances.
He further states that many believe poker to be gambling! Many of us will straight away disagree but many would agree to that part. The poker player turned mentor goes on to add that players at some point must have felt that poker is gambling. But Fitzgerald states that adults do indulge in gambling.
Connecting the same attributes to the card game, the poker coach says when a player bets big in poker he is in a fist fight. Fitzgerald puts forth an important question like: What do you want from your rivals in a game? Of course their chips. And he goes on to add how they represent the money one hopes to win in a game.
Players use bluffing as a way to win a hand in poker. The author also mentions that if you wish to play your opponents smartly on a poker table then you must stop acting as if you owe your rivals anything.
In a bid to draw a parallel between poker and fist fights, the author states, “If you have ever had the misfortune of being in a street fight, then you know people behave desperately when threatened. They don’t fight fair. They bite. They go for your eyes. They kick you in the shin. They call for backup.”
The poker coach who is also known as ‘Assassinato’ in the circuit mentions that anything and everything the casino rules allow for is fair. The house will defend itself from you. Fitzgerald in his attempt to draw parallels between poker and fist fighting makes it amply clear that the mind sport is indeed a game of skill played on either virtual or live felts.
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With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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