Thursday, December 11, 2003

The Trials and Tribulations of a World-Class Pro

The Trials and Tribulations of a World-Class Pro is an article written by Roy Cooke where he talks about Mark Gregorich dealing with serious mental and emotional matters that come along with being a poker pro.

Here's a sample: "Very few players play better when things are not going well. When things are going badly in life or at the table, the majority of players tend to exacerbate their losses. Not putting yourself in negative situations in the first place is the best defense. Many players lead lonely, sheltered lives as a way of reducing the effect of personal conflicts on their poker game. I think that is a sad way to live life, and too much of a sacrifice. That said, structuring your life with stability as a foundation could aid in the longevity of your poker career."

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