Keeping Up Motivation As A Holdem Newbie - How To Retain Focus and Concentration
Hello To All
I've just started playing online poker within the last few months on almost a daily basis, until this year I didn't even understand poker!
Having tried a few sites I find Pokerstars
the one I enjoy most with the variety, I have an issue though. Despite coming 13th in 1 privelage free roll and 3rd in an FPP tourney within the first few weeks, I keep having a motivation issue where for example I could be table chip leader or in the leading few in the event but often around the 90-120 minute mark my focus starts to sway and I will start to play silly hands and give my stack away.
Last night I played in a play money sit and go as I have begun to get fed up of having to deposit then give my cash away, and decided I needed to work through the period when my mind starts to drift.
As usual after a couple of hours I started to lose my stack so decided to sit out for 5 mins, play a hand then sit out again, with a great battle and multiple short breaks I got back into the game and am well chuffed to say I won my first event all be it just being play money the conditions were just the same such as being a MTT event.
I now really wish to get serious and really go for it with cash, and wanted to know if fellow users had any tips and suggestions how they get through periods when concentration is lost and motivation drifts, all advice would be appreciated as I haven't come across any tutorials or strategies that cover this?