Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Movie: Rounders

So even though I've been playing poker as a hobby for more than a year, I hadn't watch the king of all poker movies, Rounders, until tonight. I can certainly see why it's so popular among the crowd I hang out with, although the premise that poker is 99% about reading people is, well, misleading to say the least.

Of course, watching a movie that's about not knowing when to walk away makes one think about their own playing style. If there's one thing I need to work on, it's making those kinds of calls: walking away when you know that what you have might be good, but it isn't fucking great. If I can master that, the old game might improve a tad.

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