Take a game like Texas hold’em. It’s not just a one-type, one-style game. And every single one of its permutations requires its own particular set of skills: There are full ring games that will be either loose-aggressive, loose-passive, tight-aggressive, or tight-passive. There are shorthanded games, pot-limit, no-limit, and tournaments.
We all start out with perceptions of the correct way to play a particular type of game. And when you factor personal style into the mix, the upshot is that there’s always one certain type of game that an individual player tends to gravitate to. This does not mean that the games that don’t fit our own particular style are any less ski11-based or any 1ess interesting than the type of game another player specializes in. It just means that we’ve all got a Slot Gacor game that for each of us seems to have the most comfortable fit. Nothing wrong with that, of course. That is, unless it leads to The Trap.
You know The Trap. Maybe you’ve even heard yourself uttering its chant: This strategy has worked for me in the past, I am not going to change it, the reason that I am doing poorly is just BAD LUCK.
It’s too easy to get stuck in The Trap which leads to thoughts 1ike “I like full ring games and if the game is shorthanded I am not going to play.” There’ll be an equally trapped group of players out there who will only want to play if the game IS shorthanded. There’ll be another group that only wants to play pot-limit. Or no-limit. Or wi11 only play if a game is in a tournament format.
This kind of thinking is fine if you like running in place. But if it is your desire to be a great player, …