Do you have any rituals that you follow before starting an online poker session ?

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How do your pre session rituals help you to prepare for the game ?
 
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Eat, drink, or at least have some food and drinks ready to last me until the break. I also have my wife near me, most of the time and I can always ask her for help. Of course, before this, I either use my spare time to analyse my previous play, mistakes, try to train my mind to recognise the situatiions that went wrong previously and minimise my future mistakes, practice a bit at minimum stakes. Read a bit to refresh my mind about my play. Usual stuff like that, which everyone does.
 
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The only thing I usually do before playing a tournament or freeroll that I think will be long is to try to have a bottle of water or a glass of water nearby, to hydrate well during the course of it, although I don't consider it a ritual. Another thing is to try to go to the bathroom before starting, I think it's important to keep you 100% focused on the tournament.
 
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Like my good friend Zorba, I refuse to answer that question on the grounds of self incrimination.
 
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I don't have any specific ritual. I don't like to be hungry or sleppy when I'm going to play, also I try not to play when I'm too stressed or sad.
 
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I do nothing special before playing poker, I just make sure I don't have to hungry during a tournament, if this happens then I become nervous and I don't play as I should :)
 
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going for a walk with my dog and buying some RedBulls ^^
 
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When it comes to preparing for a game of poker, I have no set ritual. However, I do have some rules of thumb that I follow. For instance, I make sure to have a good meal beforehand and get enough rest, as being hungry or sleepy can seriously impact my game.
 
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I'm checking to see if my powerbank is charged. Once through a power outage I couldn't finish the final table.
 
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I eat a lot before I start my poker sesion and make a lot of reserve of fluids beside me :)
 
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listening to music before an important game or an important MTT, taking a bath to clear my mind before starting an MTT, I think those would be my main actions before a game, but in general I want to be relaxed and in a quiet place to be able to do your best at the tables
 
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Sleep enough, take a walk with my kids, do sports eat some nice stuff... ;)
 
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Put on my headphones and start the same album. Always the same. For some reason it's not getting boring, I just know that the game has started.
 
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I used to have a warm-up routine but then I took quite a long break from poker, and don't have it anymore, as I haven't been taking poker as seriously. Although I plan on getting back on track 😉
 
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I'm not doing anything that everyone here describes. I sit down and play. If I need anything, I'm waiting for a break.
 
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I don’t do anything at all.

Just sign up and it’s showdown

I need a restroom break, I take it (remember there is a sit out button for that)

Just play and enjoy the moment.

All I do is avoid distraction…
 
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Plenty of coffee and water. And make sure I go to the toilet. 😂
 
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bring plenty of food and drinks to finish everything before the game, take a walk in the fresh air and start playing quietly with nice music
 
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Poker players are one of the most superstitious "subcultures". Regardless of the level of the game, both amateurs and professionals equally believe in luck and try to attract it with the help of rituals. Each player attracts fortune and protects himself from failure in his own way. The main thing is that the ritual does not turn into an irrational superstition, because of which the player violates the basic strategies of the game.I always have an amulet with me.
 
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How do your pre session rituals help you to prepare for the game ?
One thing that really helps me is sticking to the chart. You can find pre flop charts on google that tell you which hands to play pre-flop. I find if I only play those hands, it seems to really up my game.
 
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bring plenty of food and drinks to finish everything before the game, take a walk in the fresh air and start playing quietly with nice music
And don’t let people get in your head. You can’t take things personally, or you start to make bad calls.
 
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