In ranking my hobbies, Poker would be right there at the top. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the nearest casino is 4+ hour car ride. Las Vegas, the Mecca of Poker,a 3 hour flight. So I don’t play often, helping keep my priorities more or less “in check.” When I do play, I have a blast. I also find it therapeutic. I’ve learned about myself through poker – how I handle emotions, approach decisions, and deal with difficult “players.” I also see the poker table as a perfect oval microcosm for life.
I’ve written about some of these “Life-Psychology-Poker” themes in Poker Pro Magazine and other outlets. See below for a few of my recent articles that can be downloaded. Hope to see you at the tables soon (odds are I’ll be watching).