Final Table Tilt
Here is a situation I found myself in a few times. Though I am fairly new to the game I managed to get to a few final tables. Same happened yesterday at our Noble freeroll. I played about as well as I am able to at the moment. Cards were not good to say the least, but I managed to steal a few blinds, winning the hands I did get, got to the final table and then BOOM.
I get A 7 off, certainly counting to the better cards I got in that tourney, so I thought I call the blind. As soon as the next person calls I realized I made two mistakes, not realizing I was at a full table again and that I was in early position. A few more callers, a raise another call and I noticed I had no business in this pot. So I did the logical thing and pressed the All-In button.
Of course I got kicked out. I tried to make light of it and said: oops, wrong button. But man was I mad at myself.
So what is the mindset supposed to be when getting to the final table and to avoid these black outs? I'd just love to get a stab at the top 5 or maybe even winning, 6th the best I ever finished.