Originally Posted by Mase31683
I had the same problem back when I started. Super competitive want to win every hand I'm in.
I actually had to read some books on zen and that helped a lot. You need to change your way of thinking honestly, it's hard. I played sng's a little back when I could still play on Stars. My technique to caring less for those was I would be running 9 SnG's simultaneously while I played.
If I got knocked out of one be it a beat or simply running into a better hand? Whatever, I'm still playing these 8 others, let me register in another....and back to 9.
If you're concentrating and focusing all your energy into a single tournament, then it's going to hurt that much more to take a bad suckout. So that's my quick fix suggestion, and longer term read a bit on removing yourself from the emotional side. I believe Mike Caro wrote a few articles on similar subjects as well if you wish to search for those.
i get where you're going regarding multitabling. when it's a leaderboard promo such as the one on carbon a couple months ago, i would multitable 8 at a time at least. nowadays, i multitask while playing 1-2 tables at a time. i'm studying for the gmat while playing and i wouldn't be able to handle more than 2. if it's an mtt, i only focus on that 1.
i'll definitely look into those mike caro articles you mentioned. i get too emotional when it's something competitive. i'm a very bad loser. if i win, it's like who cares, i should.