Lou Krieger is the author of 11 best-selling poker books along with more than 400 columns and magazine articles about poker strategy. He is the editor of Poker Player Newspaper, and you can catch his views, opinions and commentary on poker by tuning into his "Keep Flopping Aces" show on Rounders Radio, airing every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. You can also read Lou's latest poker strategy articles at Pokerology.com, where he's a regular columnist.
Although the basics are clear for all to see, poker excellence can be elusive, and much more an art than a science at it's highest levels
In poker, as in life, intuition can be a valuable attribute, but temper it with thought and logic. And don't follow it blindly. If you persist in doing so, magicians will fool you, con men will swindle you, and good poker players will take your money.
Most of the money you'll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play, but from the ineptitude of your opponents.