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Podcasts, reading the news/a book, playing micro cash games, or doing some short, low energy tasks from my various checklists. I set time aside for poker, so I neither work while I play (or wait to play) nor play while I work.
It may sound weird but before a tournament I love playing Tetris. In the version: Tetris Tengen.nes. Maybe someone understands me.
I feel like my head is preparing for the adrenaline of the tournament.
I have also read that tetris is a game that benefits the mind.
So I have another excuse to not leave one of my favorite childhood games.
re: Poker & What do you do when waiting for a tournament to start?
Originally Posted by RiverKing422
What do you do when your waiting to play a tournament?? Do you coach yourself, maybe play some warm ups...
Nothing like that, I just do my own thing, I do not live poker, I never wait for the start of the tournament, in life there are many things much more interesting than a poker tournament, so I just sit down and play, and if you do not have time to get into the tournament, it's okay, there will be many more tournaments
Before the tournament, I give myself the opportunity to rest and relax. But sometimes I decide to have a rest and then find some freeroll, which can be played before the tournament, and then the rest is my decision only solution, and in fact I'm playing.
I try to study a little too. Or make a stack before the tournament starts. See what mistakes I have in previous hands to make better decisions. Try to avoid too many coolers early. Ex set over set on the flop without doing my stack.
Well, today I made a sandwich and then took a nap, setting the alarm to go off 15 minutes before the tournament started. Don't like to feel tired while I'm playing. Depending on the site, I'll sometimes play a sit-n-go. Some sites just take too long to player-up to make that feasible.