Many different things have been brought up so far that contribute to how well or badly a player will do in general in poker. However, rather than being overwhelmed by them you should view the possi‐ bilities as empowering. All of these elements are in your hands to do with as you choose. They are all very concrete ways to improve your poker game and gain an edge on your opponents. The fact that there are so many different aspects to poker and varying degrees of skill means that the differences in win rates between players will be
huge – and, assuming you are prepared to work hard, this is a very good thing as it means upward mobility and the potential for you to make a lot of money. However, these are just some of the underlying factors that will contribute to your success, and it is now time to move on to discuss the more concrete factors involved in winning at high stakes no limit hold’em.