Are you superstitious before playing poker?

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I don't have any rituals before tournament, but during the game when I go all in, I always close my eyes and I accept defeat, and then when I open them, I either get a surprise in the form of a lot of chips or a prompt that I've been eliminated from the tournament :LOL:
 
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Hello, no nothing, maybe just my bottle of water and of course arrive rested and eager to play. The times I played tired I lost quickly, because patience is not the same.
 
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I have absolutely no superstitions before poker.
It would just be an extra burden that would distract from the game.
You just have to sit down and play to the best of your ability. Of course, according to the circumstances (fatigue, mental state), as you manage.
 
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Do you follow any rituals, activities, etc
I don't have any special preliminary preparation for the game. Moreover, I have no rituals, amulets and I do not believe in omens. Probably the only thing I always do before a game is make myself a cup of coffee or tea.
 
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The only ritual for me is to make sure that I haven't anything else occupying my mind before sitting down to play.
 
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People tend to believe omens. Superstitions and human civilization have gone hand in hand for thousands of years. Professional poker players also have them. They claim that if you follow them, it is much easier to predict the outcome of the game.Many poker players believe in the help of the so-called guard card technique in poker. You can use anything you have on hand as it. You can simply take a couple of chips from the stack and put them on the cards. This will help avoid the danger of accidentally turning them face up.
 
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yes i always pray for poker gods than i win the 90/10 but never works.
 
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No. I think superstition is stupid.
 
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Yes, you can’t live without it)
 
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I believe that superstition does not exist, everything depends on the confidence you have in your abilities to face the problems you have at the table or in life.
 
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I don't follow any special rituals
 
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I haven't, but I've heard that some people do some pretty funny things.:)
 
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Well no, just grab my ear buds is about it👍
 
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Hello! I agree - all these rituals and attributes are for those who believe in them and don't believe in their own abilities. For me, it's also very important to have a good mood before the game. And also, after observing and analyzing the factors that can influence my decisions, I either try to avoid creating them or not to react to them; sometimes it's difficult, but quite achievable.
rituals and attributes may hold significance for some individuals, but I firmly believe in relying on one's own abilities. Maintaining a positive mood before engaging in any activity, especially a game, is crucial for optimal performance. It's commendable how you observe and analyze the factors that could potentially impact your decisions, and then make conscious efforts either to avoid them or not let them affect you. While it can be challenging at times, your approach is not only admirable but also quite achievable with practice and mindfulness.
 
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I have some “lucky shirts” that I take to Vegas every time does that count? Lol. Good luck all!
 
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Never! statistics are all we need
 
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I believe in luck and skill no room for superstition. If I did that would be to much to maintain and balance all in the same moment. Your bound to bust. I say just play your game the way you want to play. Create your own fate. Good luck my friend 🍀
 
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no , I dont have any supersticions ...the only thing I do before start playing poker is to eat a lot and take some drinks around me , like water and some natural drinks :)
 
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