However it happened, we have a suggestion. Do NOT assume you know it all. Former World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jamie Gold once admitted on TV he still felt he had a lot to learn about the game. He didn't say exactly what -- maybe strategy, maybe reading an opponent, maybe something else.
One of the nicest things we've heard people say about basketball legend Tim Duncan is that despite his stardom and championship rings, "he's willing to be coached." We all need to be -- and not only in the fine points of poker:
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. - II Peter 3:18
The Bible suggests we grow in the "knowledge" of Jesus. We think that means not believing everything you've heard about Him, just because someone said it was so. That even goes for church ministers, because we've found some of them might have personal or denominational agendas.
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. - Acts 17:11
This verse comes from the early days of the Christian church, which had roots in the Jewish synagogue (verse 10). The people in this city listened to what the apostle had to say -- but they went to the Bible (they only had the Old Testament at that time) to verify whether it was accurate.
Read through the Bible carefully, and you may find some surprises. It's helped change our thinking over the years about going to poker rooms or casinos -- much less playing games there.
So tell us: what's the best piece of poker advice you ever received? Who gave it, and how did it help you? The comment box is open.