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Due to the many hours that a poker session takes, how do you handle stress? You have some previous ritual. Relaxing music or heavy metal? Do you like to talk while you play or do you prefer to go deeper into the session?
Hello, I am from Argentina and I do not know if anyone ever heard the name "mate" but generally well while I play I have some delicious mates in the company of my wife and the day passes quickly by playing like that
i don't feel stressed when i play. i think it's because i know and understand what to expect when i play mtts, which is my main game.
-i know downswings are inevitable so, i make sure i have solid abankroll management plan.
-i know i'm going to bust out of 80-85% of mtts i play without cashing. so, i focus on maxing out my return the other 15%.
-i know mtts have a ton of a variance, so i put myself in the best +ev situations i can every time i play. it doesn't mean i'm always going to win, but i am giving myself the best opportunity to come out ahead in the long run.
-i understand that the point of an mtt isn't to win every hand, to win every pot, to not lose flips, to not bust out, to not downswing, etc. because that's impossible. all that is inevitable and is going to happen and it happens to even the best players. it's out of my control, so i don't focus on it. i just focus on what i can control and that's my +ev decisions. after that, it is what is.