How do you prepare yourself just before an online poker match?

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Hello everyone!
I wonder if do you guys make some specials, like a ritual, procedure or whatever.
I, about half an our before, take a good shower, fix about 1/2 liter of coffee to drink during the game, liter of water, put on wearing my cowboy hat and, finally, set up the songs to roll. These all if the game is a kind of an important one.
What about you?
 
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I don't have any ritual for preparing a tournament but very often i like smoke cigarete just before the game. That's all.
 
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I don't have any ritual for preparing a tournament but very often i like smoke cigarete just before the game. That's all.


Good,
Thank you for replying. I'm thinking about a good cigar during the game.
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I like to make sure anything that I was planning to get done that day is actually done, that way my mind can just relax and focus on poker. Then just before, I usually prep a drink that will last a while, dogs out for a pee etc. I prefer enough time to get my computer all set up and myself seated comfortably. That’s about it here :). I would say my set up time is about 20-30 minutes beforehand also otherwise I can feel too rushed.

As for you gettin your cowboy hat on :) I like it, good for you!!
 
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I don’t do anything special before playing poker.
I just sit down to play and enjoy the game.
Thats it.
 
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I don't have a ritual, but I need to be fully focused and NOT SLEEPY. That's actually very important.
 
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I prepare my seat comfortably, put on music and find myself something to drink so that way I don't move from there again until the first break
 
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I check that my laptop is plugged to electrical socket because i don't want to run out of battery.
I prepare a cup of coffee and I get a mineral water bottle and just before playing I go to the restrooms.
 
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i start my grind at 2am, the moment my alarm rings at 1:45am I just make myself 1 cup of coffee and ready to roll, easy and simple
 
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If I plan to play any long session I use to eat before I start it.
Also, I take some 1-2h or sleep in afternoon when I plan a long evening session
 
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I rip a bowl (Canadian here), take a bathroom break ( I have a weak ass bladder so usually this doesn't help anyway), meditation for 5-10 mins, stretch and rip an other bowling if I'm feeling it.
 
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Very interesting topic ! Good man OP ��

Personally, i do not have preparations, just launch movie and start playing when i am eager to play. This means i play less, but my results are much, much better than when i force myself to play.

Yes , i do poker full-time and do not grind when i feel off. I believe less is more, on many occasions in Poker.
 
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those who most often win but there are few of them :)
 
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I usually drink some beers and chew gum
 
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Im just trying to stay as relaxed as possible
 
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What I normally do is that I chill out before hand and go out for a walk as well.
 
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Eat well, slept well and in a good mood, then you can start ... and the game can begin:)
 
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If I need to play serious game, I need to sleep at least half of hour before, cause serious tournaments last at least 6-7 hours, but most of them are much longer.
 
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You need to be well-slept, rested. Be with a clear head, sane, and tune in to a deliberate patient game, do not make hasty moves
 
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