Back in the day, they stole a cookbook from God. His secret ingredients were all spelled out like a husband’s list at a metaphysical grocery. His secret formula laid bare. The mystery of the Universe unraveled like a 5000 year Matlock drama.
I’m not sure I believe the whole apple to gravity thing. I do know Newton was a very smart dude.
I don’t get how a patent clerk with little formal education could come up with theories that explain the entire known universe. But sure as shit, Einstein had the answers.
Or so we thought
Didn’t work out that way. did it? As it turns out the elements of the unknown, or the too small to understand, would prove almost everything we know and knew….to be less than absolute. Einstein and Newton explained most of the big world but in the sbo quantum world, that inside the atom stuff, everything was backwards. The laws wern’t even suggestions there. They had the cookbook and were ready to bake brownies…but the damn oven kept melting away.
I have a theory
I’ve always thought our investment peaked our interest. Every year I log at the old sawmill makes me more dependant on the bossman’s good grace. Better still, lets neuter the metaphor: the more I’m invested in the retirement fund and the 401K…the more I’m interested in the stock market report. That would mean the more time and money we invest in poker the more interest we should take in the game. Pretty obvious stuff eh?
But what about quantum poker?
I made that up to make a point.
On a hand-by-hand micro level high investment should yeild a LOWER interest. At least, it should, if we want to win. The worldwide wonk, the widows peak of wisdom, the great Otis taught me this.
One night I was hosting the local game and Otis made a now rare appearance. (he’s handcuffed by diapers these days) Within 2 minutes he blew my mind. He lost more than my enitre bankroll on a single hand of online poker when he knew he was probably behind. But he had the outs,and the pot odds made the call a 50/50 flip. He made the call, I never woudda had the balls. Its emotional disinterest on a single hand with a HUGE investment. He lost, but in the long run it will pay off. That’s why his bankroll is much larger than mine.
So, big picture, we should devour poker knowledge, but in each hand we much have our emotion run counter to intuition. That’s been F”N hard for me to swallow. I find that the more I put into a hand, the harder it is for me to back down. The less I’ve committed to the pot the easier it is to walk away. But that’s how losers talk and my interest level should be independent of my investment.
Hopefully I’ll figure that out. Hopefully that whole string theory thing will work out too. I have my doubts. Hopefully I’ll figure out a way to post on this site without being so damn long-winded. C’est la vie.