My 2 year anniversary is a symbolic one.
Last year at the exact same time my wife and I had vacation plans to visit Hawaii.
I had the entire trip booked only to cancel last minute because of the unmissable opportunity of high stakes poker in Macau.
I gave myself many justifications for missing the trip:
1. one hour in the cash game could pay for the entire vacation.
2. These games won't be here forever.
3. If I win this month I won't have to work the rest of the year.
4. Hawaii will always be there.
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I was wrong: I don't play poker to gloat those two sweet words, 'I won.'
I reflected on this fact after a rough 24-hour session in Macau. Despite losing, being exhausted and loopy, I was inspired, felt a deep sense of accomplishment and was proud of how I played.
It's the contentment that only comes from knowing you've played your best.
In poker, like anything in life, it's important one derives their satisfaction from within for not always are we awarded a victory in spite of giving our greatest effort.
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The recent ‘Brain vs. AI’ matches between Claudico, the most advanced poker AI in the world to date, VS. 4 of the best Heads Up No Limit Hold'em players in the world has left the poker community wondering: will a machine ever beat a human at poker?
The question is boring for the answer is trivial. Absent of some global catastrophe that sets us back to the Stone Age, it's an absolute certainty.
The real question is: When?
Why So Certain?
Despite the pros smashed Claudio for over $730,000, I'm convinced our time as the superior species for poker is coming to an end.
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