Philosophical Friday #023: Is initiative a Mirage? (part 2)

In this week’s installment of Philosophical Friday Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas resume their discussion on initiative from where they left it last week.

They attempt to carefully reach at the source of their disagreement and articulate it as clearly as possible.

Will they reach disagreement compatibility this time around?

Tune it to find out!

Philosophical Friday #022: Is Initiative a Mirage?

In this week’s installment of Philosophical Friday, Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas investigate the validity and relevance of Initiative in poker, from two different perspectives.

Is having the betting lead an intrinsic strategic component of the game or is it another of poker’s many illusions?

Join us to find out!

Philosophical Friday #021: The Responsibility of Poker Influencers

Following recent news, Brad and Duncan take a look at the very complex and controversial topic of poker influencers, especially when their publicized suggestions go wrong.

What are the responsibilities of those with large platforms but also of their followers?

What can be done, if anything, for proper accountability to be established across the board?

Philosophical Friday #020: Is Poker Predatory?

In this week’s installment of Philosophical Friday Brad and Duncan try to answer a question from the villager Alan.

Is poker a predatory professional?

Do poker players have ethical responsibilities against their opponents and how should they act to obtain peace of mind in the long run?

Philosophical Friday #019: Poker Entitlement (or Entitlement in Poker)

Join Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas in this week’s philosophical discussion about entitlement. Should poker players be entitled to good results after they put in the effort? What can we learn from life in general and how does variance and uncertainty fit in the big picture?

Philosophical Friday #018: Emotional Intelligence

This week Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas explore the role of emotions at the poker table. What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and how does it relate to poker? How relevant is it to today’s pattern driven games and is it possible for one to cultivate it properly? Tune it to find out!

Philosophical Friday #017: The Mystery of Intuition

Join Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas in their conversation on arguably one of the most mysterious traits of poker players, intuition. Crediting the villager George for his excellent suggestion, the philosophical duo tries to define the concept, argue for its necessity, discuss its applicability to poker and ultimately investigate how it can be cultivated to improve win rates.

Philosophical Friday #016: Handling Uncertainty

This Philosophical Friday Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas following a suggestion from villager Ben are diving into the world of uncertainty. What is its role in poker and could it be eliminated or at least mitigated? More importantly, how can it be used to our advantage? Tune in to find out!

Philosophical Friday #015: The Art of Quitting

Join Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas in this week’s episode of Philosophical Friday as they discuss a subtle yet very crucial concept: quitting. Is quitting an easy way out or a valuable tool? How does one find the right time to employ it and if they do what are some potential benefits?

Philosophical Friday #014: Fun vs Profitability

This week Brad Wilson and Duncan Palamourdas try to identify the two main incentives behind playing poker: namely having fun and being profitable. Are the two mutually exclusive? Are they at odds sometimes? If so, how does one find the proper tradeoff? Tune in to find out.