Why learn to play poker?
There are many reasons why you may be interested in poker such as:
- To sharpen your mind.
- You want to see what it’s all about.
- To make money.
- To qualify to live poker events around the world.
- To meet new people and make new friends.
- Typical woman! You want to make the headlines!
There are many games of skill one can play to exercise their brain, such as chess, bridge and poker too. Poker has many different variants however, the most popular is “No Limit Texas Hold’em“. The game is quite complex, as in, there are a lot of different factors one needs to consider before deciding what action to take, whether it is, check, call, raise or fold. For this reason, good players understand they need to stay focused and alert at all times, when playing the game. In Live poker there is also the psychology factor to consider as people act in certain ways when they have good cards or bad cards. Out of all the reasons there are to play poker, I would say that the fact poker helps train your mind, is one of the best reasons.
Alzheimer’s research shows people less mentally and physically active in middle age were three times more likely to get Alzheimer’s as they grayed. Try looking up “ways to increase brain power” on Google and sure enough you will see that in every list of ways there are to sharpen your mind, keeping the mind mentally active is listed. Exercising regularly is also beneficial as it helps clear the mind and keep you fit. A poker tournament can last for hours meaning you are sitting down for long periods at a stretch. Not the ideal fitness program. Fitting in an hour’s exercise to get that heart racing should also be on your agenda.
To conclude, the brain needs exercise just like a muscle so keeping your mind mentally active by reading books which stimulate the mind (not any romance novel), playing poker, discussing intellectual subjects with friends, will help keep you mentally young and healthy.
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