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Your premise is off here. It isn't that high level players ignore math, it's that a lot of other concepts start to become more important. The incomplete nature of the information that we are given in poker means that it will never be a purely mathematical challenge. Figuring out what flaws exist in your opponent's game and then exploiting those flaws will ...
If you had more chance to win by playing every hand, everyone would play every hand all the time and there wouldn't be much of a game.
Heads Up is very special type of game... Adjustment your style to the opponent, bluffing is more important than following to some mathematically optimal strategy. Look at Viktor Blom (Isildur1). His hyper-aggressive and "non-optimal" style baffles most opponents on high stakes.
What is neccessary to know is the following: Did he start to play poker after he was a successful hedge fund manager? There are some people who get successful and this time by successful I mean having money and after they got the money, they started playing poker. And there are of course guys who are good in poker and love it an do their normal job as ...
The point of winning in poker is to maximize your EV. Math is great tool for analyzing multiple situations, and so part of your decision process. Many successful players, not knowing math, are really good at estimating their optimal play without using it. That is all about it, deciding your optimal moves better then your opponent. If you can do it w/o math ...
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