I discuss the importance of asking great questions when studying and when playing poker. Voltaire said, “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”
My mission for today is to teach you that the quality of your poker education is a result of the quality of the questions you ask. I’ll give you some great questions to ask yourself when hand reading your opponents, as well as spur you to start asking better questions to help you understand your opponents and their actions.
“Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question.” – unknown
“Ignorance is a temporary affliction, remedied only by asking the right questions.” – Colin Wright: Exile Lifestyle is the blog of author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler, Colin Wright
“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire: Voltaire (real name François-Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778) was a French philosopher and writer of the Age of Enlightenment. His intelligence, wit and style made him one of France's greatest writers and philosophers.
“He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.” – Danish Proverb
“No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don't ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.” – Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Astrophysicist
Here’s my challenge to you for this episode: Make a list of questions that you could ask yourself on the river that will help guide your river approach. Take a situation of your choice: Maybe the flush completed, the board paired, an over card came, a seemingly unimportant card came, or whatever situation you want. Now, make a list of at least 3 questions to help guide your actions on the river. What knowledge will help you make the value bet, the bluff bet, the check raise, the check call or the check behind that’s correct in this instance? There are plenty of questions you could ask yourself to guide you to the correct strategy.
Send me your river questions via email and I’ll reply with the questions I like to ask myself on the river. Let’s learn together, you and me, taking our question asking skills to the next level!
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