June 29, 2010
One of the definitions of grind is to work hard. Â So you're not grinding if you're not working hard. Â
If you're a grinder, something worth considering.
I'll give you two reasons to play more poker. Â One: to make more money. Â Two: to get better. Â The second reason leads to more of reason number one, unless you're a losing player, in which case you're playing to get better anyway. Â Hopefully.
I talk to MagicNinja a lot about this. Â What makes the best player. Â If they're playing while you're sleeping don't they have an edge on you? Â Time passes and the games don't get easier. Â The BP oil spill should tell you something about fish.
Let's say you have 15 minutes to play. Â Only 15 minutes. Â You can ambivalently load up some tables and click some buttons. Â Sometimes you'll probably get stuck and play longer, you'll miss your reservation or your class or that flight to see your grandma. Â Let's say that's not you though.
Instead you are Chuck Norris. Â Chuck fucking Norris. Â You can look at your biceps and that kid from Ladybugs in the mirror and prepare. Â You can mentally decide to play. Â You can win that trophy.
MagicNinja's brother is one of the most diligent online grinders ever. Â He is Chuck Norris. Â He will not play a session without taking a shit and a shower. Â So if you did just that you would be doing better.
The more you play, the more you can play. Â Just take it hand by hand.