This is a discussion on Nervousness tournaments within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I get very nervous and impatient at the end of live tournaments and online , why it happens and what I have to do?
Not long ago, I recall someone speaking of fear. "From time to time we all feel a tinge of fear. It's what reminds us that we are alive."
And so it is with poker. I think it's only natural to feel a little bit of anxiety as the bubble approaches. The chips are sure to be flying as some of the short stacks make desperate attempts to chip up, while some players try to take advantage of the fear of others that are trying to stall and fold their way to a min cash. Big stacks are constantly raising to keep pressure or the short stacks. All-ins will be frequent among both the big and short stacks as they try discourage anyone that would hinder their attempts to steal blinds. And you yourself must often decide whether or not to play a hand or play it safe, whether to take advantage of a legitimately strong hand to try to increase your own stack, or to protect your stack and wait for the bubble to burst. In making these decisions, there is a hard learned lesson that must always be kept in mind, that the best hand doesn't always end up winning. There in lies the cause for being nervous at this juncture.
I think that nervous feeling should remind you to stay on our toes. Without it, you can become unfocused and miss important details that you should take into consideration in you decision making process. You might not differentiate between the guy who has been folding every hand for the last twenty-five minutes and the one that has been going all-in from the cutoff every time for the last thirty.
Take a deep breath and embrace that feeling. Let it be a reminder that you are still in the game. And not just in it, but in it to win it.
None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with all of you. All of you are locked in here with ME!
this problem attends the many players,the problem is that you get tired playing for a long time and get used to many situations,it is necessary to restrain emotions with a method such as tea or coffee is to imagine that you just started the game
That's normal and almost everybody has these feelings during tournaments. The important thing is that you don't show it. Others could read this insecureness and nervousness and relate it to your hand or can interpret other facts. The most important thing is that you show comfortable mood and hide the others...
Try focusing on each and every hand individually.. Don't think about anything else; winning, the money, bubbling, other players.. Just put it out of your mind and concentrate on the cards. This may help.
in my opinion it is because you are near to become the best player in the current tournament out of the X amount of players that participated on it. hopefully you will get used to it, making yourself feel confortable despiting the result of it.