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What Poker Players Can Learn From Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow is admired by many across the globe for his swagger, antics, and most of all – his spirit of thrill and adventure. The Pirates of the Caribbean series is incomplete without this idiosyncratic pirate who has won the hearts of millions of people through his wit, humor, and erratic persona.

But, do you know that his “qualities” can be extremely useful in the game of Poker as well?

It may sound surprising at first but if you look closely at his personality traits, you will find that they can also be applied at Poker tables to achieve desired results. We’ve all been mesmerized by “Captain” Jack Sparrow, but now, it’s time to learn some lessons from him that will help you excel in Poker:

Never lose your individuality-

It happens more than often that Poker players try to play like the ‘top guns’ of the game and imitate their style and strategies. While it may work in a game or two, it won’t help you in the long run. So, as Jack Sparrow always maintains his individuality and develop his own ways to deal with a problem, you should too. To quote Jack “the deepest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers”, thus we advise you to never betray your true-self and find your own path to success. 

Have a code

There are some basic Poker rules which are meant to be followed religiously. Beside these, you must also have a code of conduct for yourself. It is essential to play by this code and follow Jack Sparrow’s rule of “what a man can do and what a man can’t do”to identify what you choose to believe in. When you play by the code, you will earn the respect of other players and enhance your credibility at the Poker table.

Perseverance

“The seas may be rough, but I am the captain of my ship! No matter how difficult, i will always prevail.” 

Jack Sparrow is definitely the epitome of perseverance. If Jack can find his way out of a deadly trap of cannibals, you too can certainly find ways to become better at Poker, irrespective of your current level of skills and experience. So, if it ever happens that you feel like giving up because of a losing streak, think like Jack.  You are the captain of your game; no one can take that away from you. So, buckle up, stay positive, and try harder to bounce back better than before.

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Think long-term

If Jack Sparrow can understand the fact that “not all treasure is silver and gold”, it should not be difficult for you to realize as a Poker player. It usually happens that Poker players win a few matches and start basking in that glory too quickly. However, one needs to realize that Poker is not about short-term winning rather long-term success. You will have to maintain your record consistently and not behave impulsively after winning a few games.

Never halt your progress

This is easily one of the silliest mistakes made by Poker players. They halt their progress thinking they have achieved it all after a winning streak, but that is not the case. In Poker, you are continuously growing, and you will always learn new things no matter how skilled you are. As Captain Jack Sparrow believed in never-repeating his successful tricks, likewise you must also innovate and transform your skills. Regardless of whether you play Poker game online or offline, never make the mistake of using the same tactics over and over again.

In short, Jack Sparrow may not be a Poker player, but he definitely has the traits to inspire players to believe in themselves and take their game to another level. If you want to stand out above the rest and improve your chances of success, you must incorporate the above-mentioned qualities in your Poker game as well as your life.



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Ram Kumar blogs at DeviceBowl. He is a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering. Addicted to Blogging and Coding.

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