This was written by the author, Oleksii Krivoshenin, who claims that he has won the second-largest poker tournament in history. This would put him in third place overall. I will summarize his main points here for those who have not yet read his article.
Poker is about luck. But even if you make a good hand with pure skill, luck is still involved. The author says that luck decides the outcome of a poker game. In fact, if you play like this then it is impossible to become a top professional.
Poker is a complicated game that can make it very hard to identify which way is best. For example, many people know that betting big and waiting for an even split is usually a losing strategy. That does not mean that if you are playing against a computer or on roulette that you cannot win.
To the author, you must try to use your common sense, human beings and brain. The game is more fun when you do not think too much. At times, it is better to let the computer or robot to make your decisions.
But it is impossible to predict everything, but you can control the amount of data you receive from the computer. However, it is better to use the computer less. You should still let it make some mistakes.
If you do not make the right choices in an action then you will lose your money. Humans are prone to making wrong decisions in gambling games. They tend to decide against their benefits.
The author claims that poker is a science. There are some theories and facts about poker that you must keep in mind. The most important is that it is very difficult to improve your strategy or skills. So there is no point in trying to do so.
Poker is very risky business. Therefore, you need to learn to make small bets and learn how to avoid losing more money than you win. If you do not learn to avoid losing, then you will end up losing big sums of money.
Some of the best players in the world do not get any alpha study. They simply play poker because they love it. The author does not claim that alpha study will help you to become a professional poker player.
Poker has its share of problems. The author believes that these problems can be solved if you play the game smartly. Like in any other game you will also have bad beats.
Poker is not for everyone. It is not for kids. Poker may not be good for them either.
Oleksii Krivoshenin does not claim that poker is easy. Poker requires skills and knowledge. The author does not think that poker is simple.