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How professional players always win

Creation date: Oct 4, 2021 1:07am     Last modified date: Oct 4, 2021 1:07am   Last visit date: May 25, 2023 9:12pm
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Oct 4, 2021  ( 1 post )  
Steffen Lehrer (steffen1lehrer11)

Long live intuition!

Take Bertrand Grospellier alias ElkY. (Then it occurs to me: I finally need a cool nickname, but that's a different topic!) The Frenchman is a member of the French professional team of Pokerstars and is as trained as a competitive athlete.

He says that he eats a healthy diet, does a lot of endurance sports (you immediately believe!) And has now also started meditating in order to be mentally up-to-date at all times. His colleague Fatima Moreiro de Melo, a professional from the Dutch poker team, says in a subordinate sentence that she will also be working with a criminalist in the future.

After all, the job of a profiler is similar to that of a poker player. “I also have to pay attention to every physical reaction that my counterpart changes. A minimal twitch in the carotid artery or even a change in breathing - I have to include everything in my game. This is the only way to be successful in the long run."

Supporters of the theory that poker is just a game of chance anyway would now perhaps remark that the best mathematics is of no use if the cards don't play along. That's correct. But only in part. ElkY sometimes still plays privately, with friends. “Of course they win against me one evening. But if we play for a week, I always win. "


Let's take an extreme example: two players only play one hand. The probability of winning is roughly evenly distributed. However, the more hands you play, the more likely the professional will prevail. With well-thought-out decisions, rational calculation and mathematical knowledge. Every now and then an amateur makes it to the final tables of the big tournaments - but most of the time the poker professionals work it out among themselves.

But guess what? The time for vengeance has come. The next time I'm really lucky in the casino, I'll shout: “Ha, now you can pack up with your madness of probability. Long live intuition! "

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