One of the most important attributes for playing poker is having passion for the game. To be a great player I believe this is a must. In my opinion passion is a term applied to a very strong feeling about a person/something or in this case- poker. Passion in poker also can be describe as an intense emotion, with compelling enthusiasm or desire to win and excel. On the other hand addiction is a state that is characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite adverse consequences (gambling) that can also be relate to poker.