Shortly after Greg Raymer won the 2004 World Championship of Poker, I met him at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California. When asked what advice to people who have had to learn to play poker, said players often. They feel they have to use fancy moves to win at poker if, in fact, ABC poker is usually much higher, especially in tournaments.

In this spirit, here is my poker / ABC Life. In my opinion, in every lesson of poker, there is a life lesson.

A is for Action. There are five poker actions: check, bet, fold, call or raise. Before deciding on the measures to take, pause, take a moment and ask yourself: “What is the right action today is based on the information at hand”

B is for Breathe. Do not forget to breathe and move now, before the measures.

C is for courage. It is the courage to take action, even if fear overwhelms you.

D Vitamin D. long hours at the poker table or computer Vitamin D deficiency and influence their judgment.

Energy E. Everything is energy. What gives you energy? What makes it so powerful? Write it down. Him

F is for comments. Noah St. John calls his comments reflect love to help people see the truth.

G is for Go for it! This is what my mother, 83, when asked council says. “Go out and take a risk!”

H is the halo effect. This is when players profile opponent early on incomplete information.

I is instinct. As the collection of information is important, trust your instincts.

J is for joyful. For each individual situation to see the joy and see what happens. Some people may even think you’re crazy.

K is advised to keep ‘em. Change the style of play for your opponent does not, standing on one hand.

L is for lucky, the intersection of preparation and opportunity. It gives us an opportunity, happy or unhappy.

M is for attention. Poker and life are best when played at this time.

O is for Opportunity, see the good in any situation. It’s easy to find the good in victory … However, a loss?

P is the position. Poker and life are more successful when. In the most favorable position

Q is your mind at ease. Sometimes I think too much at the poker table. Most often, too feed in life.

R is the fear of the publication, blame and guilt. Statement that no longer serves you.

S is for Should’uv that has no place in poker or in life.

T is for Trust your instincts. Stop. Observer. To gather the information. To your instincts. Confidence in them, and leave.

U is for you to understand. If someone you know is better than you understand, that control communication.

V for Victory Vision, the art of changing victory loss.

W is why the question, “Why am I a winner?”

X is for X-Factor. Whew! Google says that 55 + million results for X-Factor! On American Idol, Simon Cowell tells X Factor, what is the illusory star quality.

Y is for Y-Yes, when the word finally penetrates your doubts and say, “Yes, I can, I am Yes, I”

Z is zero in the pot. With nothing to gain, you really good?

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