September 08, 2004
I've won more money that I ever lost gambling. I've been known to bet on football games, but I prefer cards, because I believe that I have more control over my fate in a card game. I've bet on the dice table at a casino a few times, but I really don't understand that game yet, so I stay away from it. I don't put money in slot machines. I stick with what I'm good at.
Poker is my favorite card game. You always have three things going on in a poker game: First, you need to read your opponents. Second, you need good hands. Third, you can't look at money as MONEY--- it's just a way of keeping score.
Have somebody bet big on the last go-round when you have a quiet, 10-high flush in seven card stud and he's got a pair of aces showing. Does he have a boat or just two pair? If it's two pair, you've got him gutted. But if he FILLED that hand, he's going to gut YOU. Calculate the odds. You already saw two other aces on the table. Naw, no way. Raise HIM.
Sometimes that's the right move and sometimes it's not. Either way, it's got-dam exciting.
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