Saturday, November 14, 2009
Following in Glenn Beck's Footsteps
This post is an apology to our regular readers. We were going to do a series on the "debate" with narrow minded full stackers but are scrapping it after much consideration. After all, winning an argument requires a certain amount of cooperation on the part of the arguee - where the person in question decides to submit and see things from your point of view. Doing so in this case is also counter productive, because it is tantamount to tapping on the glass. As long as we are dismissed, our play becomes highly profitable. The minute we are taken seriously, we will seriously need to consider doing something else, like working at McDonald's ;)
As anyone who has been following the last few posts can see, narrow minded fools will not be persuaded under any circumstances. They simply change the argument when they see a point which they can not possibly win and spout more and more ridiculous things as a consequence. Had we not let our utterly massive egos get in the way, we would have ignored such blather long ago, and that is precisely what we will do from this point on.
For those of you who have been following this blog over the course of its evolution, you fully understand that this blog was not meant to promote short stacking or any other style of poker. It was meant to challenge conventional wisdom and groupthink to reach conclusions that help a person succeed in their own fashion. I should know. I have read pretty much every single significant text on hold'em since the day I declared that I wanted to be a professional over 6 years ago now. While I am very grateful for the knowledge that has been handed down to me, I also never had the chance to develop a style all my own. This knowledge has given me the tools of the professional and given me a good living, though it has also almost certainly prevented me from ever becoming a top player with a unique approach to the game. I am hoping to break that mold for the rest of you and not further waste your time by engaging in arguments with idiots. I'll leave that to Glenn from now on.