3 Things Poker Players Can Learn From Kung Fu Panda


Kung Fu Panda 3 hit the theatres in India last Friday and many of us might have watched the movie. After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po makes a transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle. Without any more spoilers (in case, you haven’t watched it yet), let’s delve in the movie to find out what a poker player can learn from it.

Here are 3 quotes/dialogues from the movie which a poker player may follow:

Time is an allusion, there is only the now

In your poker career, you may face several situations where you get puzzled over certain things to do now or postpone. A few around you may also advice over holding things back but, if you have spotted your aim, there is no better time to get started than “Now”. So, put off the lazy you and start acting on your poker ambitions now. If you act now, you’ll be able to give your best in the present scenario which will eventually make you prepared for the future as well as leave you with a successful past.

If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be better than what you are

For an example, if you keep playing those mid buy-in tourneys, you’ll never be able to play the premium ones which fetches huge prize money. At one point of time in your poker career, you need to scale up, play bigger games and take shot at bigger prizes. This may vary for every player based on their skill level, bankroll and a few other factors. However, if you want to outperform yourself and achieve what you haven’t been able to, you must start scale up your levels. A good poker player always scales up prepared. So, don’t miss the preparations.

Your real strength comes from being your best you

When you’re in the game, give your best of skill and knowledge. There can be times when you’re not at your 100% efficiency. A good poker player identifies these times and either avoids playing or find ways to improve the efficiency level. It’s very important to be playing at your best level to be a winning player in poker. Mastering this game of skill is an everlasting process which you should keep working on. Being the best you while seated at a poker table or logged in to an online site will fetch the best rewards you deserve in the field.

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