What do you do before start playing poker ?

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darkgonz

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what do you do before you start playing poker
 
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Hello.
I read books, watched TV series, cleaned the apartment, went shopping. Now poker is my hobby and other things do not seem so important to me.
 
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Just choose the chair and start playing. I try never to stop at the table.
 
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I dont have many things which I am doing before playing poker, tbh I only make sure that I have bottle of water near my pc :D
 
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I make sure I'm not hungry !! I make some stupid decisions when hunger arises :)
 
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Hi ,
I am eating my breakfast , walking with my dog , shopping lunch , working at home . Poker is my hobby and other things do not seem so important to me.
 
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make sure i got a full soda and chips
 
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First of all, I set a really good music setlist and make sure that I have some snacks!
If I go to run a big tournament, than I do some mediation/yoga and set my phone to Silence mode! It's been working so far!
 
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First of all, I eat an hour or half an hour before the game. The most important thing is to prepare enough tea, coffee or juice until the break in the tournament. 10-20 minutes before the start of the tournament, I like to relax, turning on the music and lying on the bed so that my body and mind can rest :)
 
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I watch TV series or videos on youtube. when I'm tired. I sleep for an hour to be in good shape and I take the time to eat. I prepare myself physically and sometimes mentally too. I repeat the same sentence for several minutes for example "I am happy" to get rid of all the negative thoughts which can prevent me from playing my A game.
 
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Hi.
Before I started playing poker, I loved playing computer games. But now, if I have free time, I enjoy playing poker.
Good luck.
 
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Pretty much same as everybody. Set a music playlist, make coffee, read my pre cash/tournament bible-notes and do a quick mind focuse meditation.
 
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what do you do before you start playing poker
Before playing Poker, it is as if I had to prepare for a party or go to the cinema: I prepare the drink, the snacks, I turn off the cell phone, ... everything in my power so that nothing and no one bothers me and I don't get up until the session ends.:rolleyes:
 
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Online I don't do much - should change that.

Before a live version I get myself mentally prepared. Remind myself of things I want to do, to watch for. I find that getting a game plan in mind is helpful to having a successful session.
 
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I have no specific ritual.
Only when I go to play an important tournament, I try to be without any commitment so that the mind is clear and calm.
 
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Everything ready to have a great time concentrated, water nearby, playlist ready, without any pending, in my mind the food that I will eat in a break, and sometimes I watch poker videos about 20 minutes before starting, they are sessions of other players playing tournaments:icon_rr::icon_rr::icon_rr::icon_rr:
 
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Computer game

As far as I understand I started to play poker, I really loved to play the computer game - Star Craft and War Craft.
 
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I make sure everything I wanted to do or needed to do beforehand is done, so my mind can just enjoy and focus on poker. I always go to the washroom, let my pups out to go to do their thing, grab a drink maybe even a snack sometimes. In the evenings I always get my PJ’s on so I’m very comfy. Then I can just relax and play away
 
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I eat and walk around. I get the blood flowing and make sure I'm comfortable.
 
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I watch movies, or stream games, or do nothing :D
 
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Nothing. Except for few short exercises maybe. Physical preparedness is very important, so I try to not to forget about it.
 
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If it's a weekday, I come home from work, eat, then cook for myself the next day, and if I have time and energy, I open poker rooms and see what I can play. If it's a weekends, I go grocery shopping, then cook, do some household chores and sit down to play poker. Sometimes I go for a walk, chat with friends, and when the desire and mood appears, I start playing poker.
 
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Usually before i start playing poker online i review my hand history and what i have played a day before , watch over my tournaments a little review of what i did a day before. After that i make me a coffee and i prepare for the grinding .
 
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