If you set your goal as making money, you tend to play poorly when you’re losing, because you’re focusing mainly on outcomes. However, if you set your goal as being a good decision-maker, it won’t matter whether you’re winning or losing, because all that matters—all that matters—is the quality of your decisions, not the outcomes of those decisions.” – John Vorhaus, on results vs. decisions in poker.
You were born broke, you die broke–everything else is just fluctuation.” –John Vorhaus on variance and the long-run.
Deception is what you do to others–delusion is what you do to yourself.” – John Vorhaus, Poker Night
It’s not the player betting big into a scary board you have to be afraid of, it’s the player calling those bets.”
Don’t play any hands unless you have to.” – Mr. Multi on early-stage tournament strategy.
Most problems encountered postflop actually begin before the flop. You ended up in a tough spot because, well, you went down the “tough-spot” road with poor preflop decisions and hand selection.”