Do you have any ritual before the tournament?

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I wonder how you guys are getting ready for poker? I like everything at my fingertips.My coffee, juice, phone…. Or do you have other habits?
 
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I have the habit of checking my social networks before, relax
 
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I actually try to clear my mind and relax as much as possible. The less stressed I am, the better the decisions I typically end up making. So yeah... deep breathes and relax!
 
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Rituals before I sit for the Grind

For starts I check the leader board and notice I am 10 cent short of being number 1300 on the board. Played last Friday night and placed 29th. Most likely will not move up much on the board until I am a (FRC) Member. I have nothing but time. I start early before a game coffee, smokes, drinks and gotta have Led Zeppelin (No Quarter) when I start. There is no chance of any tells on-line, it is like playing at a table with nine blind people. 1st Goal when playing is to make the late registration cut-off. 2nd Goal is to place in the money, 3rd Win the game.
 
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I actually try to clear my mind and relax as much as possible. The less stressed I am, the better the decisions I typically end up making. So yeah... deep breathes and relax!
I always do that too, and not just before a poker game. Meditation or just sitting in silence.;)
 
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I don’t have a special ritual before a poker tournament, but I try to do everything before the start of the tournament so that nothing distracts me later.:)
 
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I usually put my phone nearby so that i can use it as backup in case of problems with my internet or the need to answer urgent call without getting up. I also like to have something to drink whil i play (juice, water or tea) and i always go the toilet before the MTT start so that i am sure that i will get to the next break without any problem. :D
 
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If I know that I have to play some important tournament, I try to relax a little before the game, that is, take a nap or just lie down relaxing !!!
 
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do not sit at tables with poor mood without breakfast, just as if there are some distractions) complete detachment from everything and go on to victories !!!)))
 
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I like to do Yoga: Surya Namaskar, Parwan and shavasana. Plus a bit of sitting meditation focused on my goals and visualize myself achieving them. During the game I like to hear some classical music and mozart is my favorite. Music with people singing affect a lot my thought process I don't like it while playing, but sometimes some Notorious B.I.G., Dr Dre and Eminem are like a overconfidence boost, as some rock songs can do the same, but while playing mozart makes me more comfortable
 
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Well ... I do all the things I should do first ... then I check my emails, social media, check that I have cold water in the fridge to drink during the game session ... and I enjoy the game .. .!
 
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Coffee and music for me.
 
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That would be a rather big no. Maybe I should, it could have a good effect on setting up the right mind set.
 
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Try to be awake for most of the MTT. When they are scheduled and you had a tough time sleeping, staying awake is it. Although I've done well sleeping through them too.
 
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Go to the toilet, smoke a cigarette, make a cup of tea
 
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I always carry a bracelet with me since that is usually the prize of people who win tournaments but my bracelet is named after my mom
 
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I wonder how you guys are getting ready for poker? I like everything at my fingertips.My coffee, juice, phone…. Or do you have other habits?



Hi.
My ritual is a good rest before the tournament. My talisman is a good mood. And of course, coffee, tea and biscuits are in the range. :D
Good luck.
 
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I have no rituals. If only a good night's sleep, I don’t know. But I know a guy who often gets beer before a weekend game.
 
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Get some coffe could be me ritual but i do it all the time so idk
 
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To check if I have enough coffee in my mug ^^
 
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I try to eat and drink some water first, smoking a haystack is also good haha
 
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I don't have any rituals, I just mentally prepare myself for the game.
 
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