Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Poker is Good For You by David Sklansky & Alan N. Schoonmaker, Ph.D.

SUMMARY OF POKER'S BENEFITS

Because this essay is so long, you may not want to reprint all of it. We believe that a good summary is simply a list of the headings. Please feel free to reprint as much or as little as you wish.
  1. Poker Is A Great Teacher.
  2. Poker Improves Your Study Habits.
  3. Poker Develops Your Math Skills.
  4. Poker Develops Your Logical Thinking.
  5. Poker Develops Your Concentration.
  6. Poker Develops Your Patience.
  7. Poker Develops Your Discipline.
  8. Poker Teaches You To Focus On The Long Term.
  9. Poker Teaches You That Forgoing A Profit Equals Taking A Loss (And Vice Versa).
  10. Poker Develops Your Realism.
  11. Poker Teaches You To Adjust To Changing Situations.
  12. Poker Teaches You To Adjust To Diverse People.
  13. Poker Teaches You To Avoid Racial, Sexual And Other Prejudices.
  14. Poker Teaches You How To Handle Losses.
  15. Poker Teaches You To Depersonalize Conflict.
  16. Poker Teaches You How To Plan.
  17. Poker Teaches You How To Handle Deceptive People.
  18. Poker Teaches You How To Choose The Best "Game."
  19. Poker Teaches You The Benefits Of Acting Last.
  20. Poker Teaches You To Focus On The Important Subjects.
  21. Poker Teaches You How To Apply Probability Theory.
  22. Poker Teaches You How To Conduct Risk-Reward Analyses.
  23. Poker Teaches You To Put Things In Context And Evaluate All Variables.
  24. Poker Teaches You How To "Get Into People's Heads."





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