ChipFlux wrote: »
When at the table, I don't concern myself with trying to best or play back at certain players as an end unto itself. Rather, I try to make the best decision in each spot while, of course, understanding the game I'm sitting and the styles, tendencies, and capabilities of each of the players and how to best proceed in certain spots involving them. I am seldom the defacto best player at a particular table, but the better players and I usually recognize each other during the course of play. Paraphrasing from Rounders "piranhas don't eat each other". I don't go out of my way to avoid players, but I definitely look to exploit those players who I perceive to be exploitable. To extend the piranha analogy, I don't try to eat all the bait, but I don't let others feast while I starve, either.