23 JAN 06
There are several authors that have addressed this issue. Good players should understand the motivations of the folks sitting across the felt if they want to maximize the amount of extractable money. So, what is my motivation?
Good question – made even better by recent events. You see, up until now, my motivation has been to make money. Pure and simple.
Here is the problem. Pretty soon, I will be guaranteed to lose money every time I play poker. Why, you ask? Have I decided to become an “official” donkey, instead of just an occasional donkey?
No. It’s not that simple. Please don’t think I’m complaining, because I realize how lucky I am. My problem is that I found away to make some serious money while sitting at home on my computer. Without gambling. The amount of money is so significant that I could never hope to get even close at the casino – even if I played 50/100 and won every time I went out.
So, I’m forced to ask – what is my new motivation for playing? I can no longer say it’s because of the money. Maybe just the competition will be enough. I hope so, because I really like playing, and I love winning.