What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
I was surfing the archives section of the 2+2 forums last night and stumbled upon a neat little flowchart of how to play a poker hand. The guy who long ago created this flowchart had evidently done so in an effort to teach his girlfriend how to play poker. He wanted a means of simplifying her thought/decision process on each street of a hand, and this is what he came up with:
My first thought when seeing this chart was, "hey, this is pretty cool!"
My second thought, however, was, "hey, wait a minute! This is a simplified version of my REDi system. He's just put it into flowchart form!"
In other words, I can (almost) overlay REDi directly on top of the flowchart process:
.... but, honestly, for a beginner, this is actually a pretty good way to think about a poker hand and arrive at a reasonable decision.
So, my third thought was a repeat of my first one: "hey, this is pretty cool!"
They say that there are no new original thoughts, just original people rediscovering and reorganizing things to fit their own world view. I suppose this is just another example of that notion in action. Pretty cool, indeed.
All-in for now...