An optimistic poker player will always bring out his pessimism – An optimist is someone who believes the future will bring him good things. On the other hand, a pessimist believes that the worst is bound to happen. As we will explain, their perspective when playing the game of poker is very different. At the poker table, which do you prefer?
Yes, there is a big difference, and it affects how each one plays his hand. As a result, pessimists are bound to be losers in the long run. On the other hand, optimists will win more often than not. Let’s illustrate the difference when they play the same hand:
In a Texas hold’em limit game, starting with a visit to BankerQQ, say, KK in the hole, the optimist believes his pocket will keep the Kings, especially as he will take steps to increase the probability (chance) he holds of leading. . On the other hand, with the same cards dealt to him, the pessimist feels confident his opponent will catch Ace or make two pairs – or better – take the pot from him. So, he reacted by playing scared poker. He just called, hoping his KK would last; he failed to protect her. (Nobody can win that way.)
To be specific, pessimists want to see if Ace will fall over the flop before investing more chips in his KK overpair. In the event that Ace falls on the board, he believes his hand beats and folds for each bet – even if the bettor is a loose aggressive player who bluffs a lot. (The pessimist doesn’t even try to read his opponents).