A Good Poker Player is…

When I started playing poker and scoured books and websites for info, I read over and again that a good poker player is…

tight. Only put money in the pot when you have a good combination of hand and position.

aggressive. Once you decide to play, play hard.

not driven by emotion. Don’t let normal human emotion dictate how you play. When you lose big when playing pockets aces, shrug it off.

calculating. It helps to have a strong understanding of probability.

A calculating, aggressive, emotionless person? I’m not sure I want to be a calculating psychopath.

psychopath: noun. A person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse.

(Yes, this is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek!)