- Jul 7, 2015
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It is not easy to make a lot of final tables when playing tournaments - so if your heart is racing I am sure you are not the only one who gets like that.
I do feel some excitement as I get closer to the top 3-4.
I remember when I was first playing poker that the first time getting to the final table or close to it, I was thinking oh my word is this really happening to me. Adrenaline kicks in and I know it happens to everyone when it's their first time. Just to put me in a spot of bother, I receive a monster hand like AA, KK, AKs or AKo I'm all in pre flop and go out from someone's lower cards. I go from wow to oh dear that is sad way to end my tournament.
Now that I've played plenty of poker for years and when I get to those situations again in tournaments, I am level headed and control my ego knowing there can be variance and tilt situations.
the final table is like a holiday for me. I value this moment very much, because it is rare. All my concentration, even which is not left, goes to the final fight.