From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
I’m old as well and I don’t know about most players.
As I’ve said before...
Each individual approaches it differently. The learning curve is a continuous journey instead of a final destination.
I think most players who have played for a long time will agree that they don’t really “know” it as a final learned solution.
I think that is why it has strong lasting appeal; you can never get to the end of the road with it.
Like chess it has an eternal quality that has the ability to surprise and delight you even after years of play.
Patience and watching is a critical factor because this is an adult game, it weeds out a lot of impetuous children very quickly.
It is a lot like Baseball which I also love. Baseball takes patience and a lot of watching to understand.
This game, like Baseball, will reward you for thinking correctly short and long term about a lot of fixed
and random variables that exist on many different levels; and then adjusting your thinking as conditions change.
Thinking correctly in a dynamic environment requires experience, knowledge and concentration.
Few people can do this really well. I’m not one of them because I have several flaws that prevent
me from being a really good player but I can appreciate the game as played.
I think a writer once said of Baseball:
“Many watch but only a few understand”
You're only as old as you feel. But well said Trugrit....GP
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