Like a lot of men, I enjoy a game of poker from time to time. Usually it’s a small home game among friends, but in the past I’ve also played online or in a casino (visit this site to play).
If there’s one thing that all men can agree on, it’s that poker can definitely be a frustrating game. Sometimes you’re dealt a great hand but you lose when no cards come out on the table. Other times you make a great hand only to lose when another player has an even better hand. Any game of poker is sure to be filled with bad beats and lucky draws.
What makes poker so challenging is the limited information we are given. So much of poker is a guessing game. Even if we make all the right moves, we can still get burned. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have more information? Unfortunately we cannot.
One hypothetical question that gets thrown around often during a friendly game is this:
Would you rather know what cards are going to come out or would you rather know what cards every other person is holding?
It certainly is nice to dream. Shit—I’d be happy to have the power to know either. But for argument’s sake, let’s see if one is really better than the other in another edition of The Great Debate. Frank Wheeler joins us after a long layoff. (more…)