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In many cases, setting expectations is a deception of your brain: you use your consciousness to influence the subconscious, which as a result helps you make better poker decisions.
You should concentrate your attention, both at the table and outside it.
If you do not allow yourself to be distracted, you will be more inclined to notice when you become less concentrated, followed by the elimination of distractions.
You have to make a plan for the game and how to achieve results.
You must decide what you expect from yourself in poker and if you are trying to achieve success, you must have high expectations.
It is more dangerous to strive for and achieve less than to try to achieve more, but to fail. Success in poker is a matter of raising your standards. If you want to succeed, but your expectations are low, they are sure to be met.
You should constantly work on improving your game and not be the one that plays twice a week. But you don't have to play all the days of the week without making a clear plan. This will not be an adequate solution: if you really think that you can play seven days a week and how to include in this plan such necessary activities as recreation, relaxation, stress reduction, meeting with friends and
family, etc.? You will fail with this plan. Your expectations should be optimistic, but combined with a realistic plan to meet them.
It's not easy, but raising standards and striving for more by setting clear and understandable goals for yourself as a poker player will help you avoid many traps in trying to achieve inaccessible goals.
Just want to say that if you have a gaming session, the first thing to do is to strive to abstract yourself from everything that happened to you during the day so that outside thoughts do not stop you from concentrating on the main thing. Turn off the phone, the TV, try to stay in the room alone, so you exclude the possibility of diffusing attention to different processes. Another very important factor is your physical condition. No matter how hard you try to concentrate on the game, if you feel unwell, have pain or you are hungry, all your efforts are in vain. It is also important that you are comfortable sitting at the table, the muscles are relaxed, so you eliminate another undesirable distraction. Now is the time to talk about exercises for the development of concentration. One of the simplest and often used by different authors - "Two-minute concentration of attention." To perform this, you only need a clock with a second hand. Put the clock in front of you, relax, focus and for 2 minutes watch the second hand. Focus only on its movement, on how it moves on the dial, from division to division, from digit to digit, everything should be concentrated only on this process. As if this is the most important thing that can be for you. If during the execution, you are distracted by something, think about something outside, then calmly start the exercises anew. If you daily perform this exercise at least 2-3 times, you will soon be able to see positive results.
I have been playing 11 years. 10 of those, just mindless play. After reading a book by Jason Tendler, I realize that watching tv, and other things affects my game in a profound way. I enjoyed your comment!
Sometimes it is difficult to find the concentration necessary to start deploying your best game, but with the hands study either watching videos or reading a book you can get better development in our plays, although the experience of playing not only months but years is the one that ultimately helps you get out of tight situations
In the literal sense, concentration in poker is a consideration of all the game aspects, on which the outcome of the hand may depend. ... Secondly, the player, having reached a certain level of concentration, easily resists external stimuli.
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