Friday, May 29, 2015

Poker is a great teacher

People, who are not into poker, will tell you that it has no benefits whatsoever, but that is not true. Apart from the fun and entertainment it provides us, it also teaches us some very useful skills. For example, game like ‘blackjack’ develops our variance and money management skills. It also develops our skill of decision making, choosing a career, investing money, buying property, job performance and many more. Today, I am going to tell you that how poker playing can actually improve your life standard. 

It improves math skills: A person who plays poker can learn a lot about mathematics, probabilities and statistics.  ‘Pot odds’ teaches people the importance of calculation. The math in poker is of high level, a serious poker player can learn college level mathematics.
Develop Strategic thinking: The game rules makes people to think strategically, poker rewards goes to people who can outnumbered their opponent in different thinking and get piece of information by just looking at people. This skill of strategic thinking is very useful in the real world, especially when you are running your own business.

Develop emotional maturity:  Through playing poker people can develop the skills to control their emotion or rather hide it in plain sight. It teaches you to handle emotional swings, you will learn how to deal with situation either you win or your lose. Handling the win or lose with calm is very important, in fact handling any situation with cool head is important and that is what pokes teaches us.

Financial management: While playing the game of poker, if you losing significant amount of money, then you are not playing it right.  When you play poker, you know that even if you have plenty of money, you can’t keep losing it, you will need some reserve cash to be in the game. Players learn to reserve/save some cash for later and don’t bid every penny they have, this habit makes people learn how to save money in real life too.

So, people who argue against the poker game are short-sighted, they don’t understand that this extremely fun and entertaining game teaches plenty valuable life lessons. These skills and lessons come in handy when you have to make some important life decisions.

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