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  • A simple QUESTION (very short); Please answer...

    Just a very simple question for the community:

    What do YOU think is the most important attribute for a poker player to have?

    Why?
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  • #2
    self control

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    • #3
      patience or 1 billion dollar bankroll lol

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      • #4
        The ability to consistently exploit your advantages and edges over time.

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        • #5
          Work ethic and willingness to learn.

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          • #6
            As many things do.....it depends.

            As a cash player, I think that patience is a key, as it is really in any style of poker.
            But as a tourney player, I think adaptability is more important.

            The ability to adapt to opponents, stack sizes, position, tourney stage, make a player better in a tourney set-up, imo, over patience.
            Patience is the word in the beginning of a tourney, as we gain info and reads, but we have to be ready to change gears as tourneys get down to 27 and less and tables get short handed if we are going to be successful...heads up particularly.
            This can roll over in cash formats too, but I find myself staying close to the norm in cash unless maniacs or nits are at the table.

            So..adaptability.

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            • #7
              Poker attribute

              I feel the most important attribute for a successful poker player is to have the right MINDSET.
              If you are not in that positive mental zone before you enter any poker game you are unlikely to play at your most flexible and at your most fearless and ruthless. You must have that desire to really concentrate at all times, even when you are not involved in a hand, so you can be reading your opponents, checking stacks and blinds, etc. And you must be able to carry on with that attitude even when misfortune plays it's hand.

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              • #8
                Memory.

                Long when it needs to be long,short when it needs to be short.

                And the ability to know the difference.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by roomik17 View Post
                  self control
                  what do you mean by "self control"?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by matt0278 View Post
                    patience or 1 billion dollar bankroll lol
                    Patience how?

                    The ultimate in "patience" would be waiting to invest any money in a pot until you ahd the absolute nut hand, right?

                    If you wait to play ONLY those hands, do you think you will be a long term winner? Even if you ARE a long term winner (because people will pay you excessively when you do show your willingness to wait), do you think someone else who takes well measured risks might make MORE?
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                    • #11
                      understanding that any two cards can win
                      Poker Rule #1....Never listen to me...hiccup

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by topthecat View Post
                        The ability to consistently exploit your advantages and edges over time.
                        What aobut the times you are "card dead" and do not have any clear "advantages"?

                        What about situations where you are seated in a raked game with plays of EQUAL SKILL, therefore no one has a clear advantage?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PaidInFull6 View Post
                          Work ethic and willingness to learn.
                          What about even if you "work" very very hard on your poker game, but do NOT exercise good game selection skills? Even if you are the 1000th best poker player in the WORLD, if you sit at a table with 9 other players who are BETTER than you, might not all your hard work go for naught?

                          Plus...

                          Even if you are "willing to learn", what happens if you just have "bad luck"?

                          While it is true that luck will tend to even out the more hands you play, it is NOT a certainty that luck will even out after even 5 million hands. If your bad luck holds through even a HUGE number of hands, despite a willingness to learn, you still may be un-able to learn ENOUGH to off-set that bad luck...right?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by !!!111Dan View Post
                            As many things do.....it depends.

                            As a cash player, I think that patience is a key, as it is really in any style of poker.
                            But as a tourney player, I think adaptability is more important.

                            The ability to adapt to opponents, stack sizes, position, tourney stage, make a player better in a tourney set-up, imo, over patience.
                            Patience is the word in the beginning of a tourney, as we gain info and reads, but we have to be ready to change gears as tourneys get down to 27 and less and tables get short handed if we are going to be successful...heads up particularly.
                            This can roll over in cash formats too, but I find myself staying close to the norm in cash unless maniacs or nits are at the table.

                            So..adaptability.
                            this is pretty much the same as being aware and having the ability to exploit your advantages...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by deleted_username View Post
                              I feel the most important attribute for a successful poker player is to have the right MINDSET.
                              If you are not in that positive mental zone before you enter any poker game you are unlikely to play at your most flexible and at your most fearless and ruthless. You must have that desire to really concentrate at all times, even when you are not involved in a hand, so you can be reading your opponents, checking stacks and blinds, etc. And you must be able to carry on with that attitude even when misfortune plays it's hand.
                              what about poker professionals, who may find times they MUST play? What if at those times they cannot carry the right mindset into the game?
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