Imagine I bet you and a group of your friends $10,000 that you couldn’t win a soccer game against another team. Imagine I gave you the option to play against one of two teams, the first team is made up of 10 year olds and the second is the first team of your local high school. Even though it might hurt your pride a bit to play against 10 year olds, you wouldn’t risk losing the bet with that amount of money on the line. Your line of thinking in this imaginary situation is as follows, “since the combined skill level of my friends and I are superior to the combined skill level of the 10 year olds we are more likely to win the bet”. Every time you sit down in a poker game you need to make the same type of bet with yourself.