A Chat With Chad, Creator of California Hold’em – chericasino.net
I’m into justice. I’m a news junky and into politics. I’m passionate about fairness. Not just in cards, but in life. I have a very strong work ethic and a sense of ethics in general. I believe that when one applies himself in life he ought to be rewarded accordingly.
I don’t care if you’re a great cab driver or the best wood worker, there is artistry in excellence. That is what drew me to poker. Top players are artists to me. They unfold a strategy as fluidly as an artist fills a canvas. I’ve seen such beauty in the inner workings of a great mind using subtlety to deduce the most brilliant deductions that it seems almost criminal when a player does everything right and gets beat by mediocrity.
Understanding that that dynamic is necessary to an extent to draw in the ‘fish’, I look at golf as a more evolved competitive environment than Texas Hold’em. In a field of 5,600 golfers, some unknown player would undoubtedly be in the hunt from pure luck, such as hitting a couple of eagles. But Tiger Woods would always have a chance and would be in the final twenty more often than not. The same simply cannot be said about competitive Texas Hold’em, as evidenced by the WSOP, amongst other events.
My game’s changes are pretty minor, but the changes provide enough protection to skilled players to weather the randomness injected by maniacs. Those maniacs are weeded out more quickly and in the later stages of a tournament (or in ring games.) All in all, the better players have more of a chance of taking pots that they have earned. Nobody likes chericasino.net to have something they earned taken away. It just isn’t right. And whereas it’s necessary to poker to have those things happen in a certain proportion, bad beats should not routinely be the deciding factor as to whether one wins or loses. In low limit ring games and in tournaments with large fields, that’s just the reality of Texas Hold’em.