Variance Is The Enemy – Pro Grinder David Lappin’s 7-Year Poker Journey

We often feature words of wisdom from some of the biggest names in poker. Daniel, Phil, Phil and sometimes even Phil. We came across this blog entry from Dublin based poker pro (and coach) David Lappin that we thought was worth passing along.

After 7 years in the game, although Lappin may not be the biggest superstar on the planet, he’s got some words of advice and a journey to share with up and coming rounders and even those who find themselves in the depths of the grind.

So with that in mind, here is the best piece of advice I can give, the Lao Tzu Pearl of my seven years: Choose your battles. By that I mean, don’t fight against imaginary adversaries, who, in a poker context, are actually your individual opponents or rivals. It sounds weird but it’s true.

Everyone who plays the game long enough has a poker journey and this is David’s and while it’s a long career, thus far, it’s an easy read so kill a couple minutes and check it out.

Read: Tilting At Windmills

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Bonus: Here’s a video from a few years ago when David tried to explain to old dudes some of the “Online Wizard’s Glossary.” Hilarious.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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