Beyond Being Beyond-Pain

Max Steinberg

I recently received an e-mail from a reader (let's call him Max) with whom my earlier piece "Beyond Pain" had resonated.

You can take a look at that article Rebuild you bankroll. Reinstall your normal aggressiveness and forget about thinking about your cards or anticipating yet another bad beat.

I hope this helps. It helped me. I think I'll do a column on this issue - I won't use your real name but if you see it, you'll know who you are.

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I hope he sees this.

Author Bio:

Arthur Reber has been a poker player and serious handicapper of thoroughbred horses for four decades. He is the author of The New Gambler's Bible and coauthor of Gambling for Dummies. Formerly a regular columnist for Poker Pro Magazine and Fun 'N' Games magazine, he has also contributed to Card Player (with Lou Krieger), Poker Digest, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Titan Poker. He outlined a new framework for evaluating the ethical and moral issues that emerge in gambling for an invited address to the International Conference of Gaming and Risk Taking.

Until recently he was the Broeklundian Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Among his various visiting professorships was a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Now semi-retired, Reber is a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

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