Specifically, who we really are when the odds are against us and we have to experience the risk of losing something very valuable (our hard-earned money, in this case).
At SA Poker, we have had the privilege of seeing professional and amateur poker players put their mental wits to the test.
There are people who love the pressure and thrive in scenarios where one decision makes the difference between a major win and a big loss.
Others don’t seem to function the same way. The moment that their chances of winning are even slightly unfavorable, they instantly throw in the towel and quit.
Why is that?
We’ve noticed that it has absolutely nothing to do with your knowledge of poker theory, the hand you’ve been dealt at the table, the amount of money you have for playing, years of experience, or even your IQ.