Patience is #1 by far. But also knowing when to pull the trigger and not underplaying your hand. There is nor sure fire way to guarantee winning, but giving yourself the best opprotunities when the time arises is key. Some hands its just best to live to see another hand, I have learned to fold AA in a heartbeat when the writing is on the wall.
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I get fasted 6 hours before the tournament and if I get hungry like bread and drink some water to keep the thoughts pure and better understand the players' actions during the tournament.
It's very simple.
It becomes necessary to provide comfortable working space, monitor, and configure it so your eyes don't hurt, comfortable chair to not have numb feet and my back did not ache not to fidget on it every five minutes.
While playing poker, all other programs, forums, chats, social networks, only poker should be disabled. Nothing in your room should distract you from poker.
Warn your relatives not to distract you while playing poker.
To prepare in advance a supply of food, taking into account not to run to the bathroom )).
how do you keep a solid mindset for the duration of a tournament?
Sometimes I tune in before a tournament. But rarely helps. The mood comes during the tournament. If you manage to collect a lot of chips, then you can build the game from their mass. I often bluff and put pressure on those who have few chips. Gradually, the number of chips grows and you can count on getting into the prizes.
Most online poker players ... we know that when playing tournaments we must prepare mentally to spend hours playing a tournament in which there will possibly be times when we hardly see any action ... So "Patience" It will be our best ally ...!
As many others have said patience is very important .... you should always have a reason for what you do ... as in not let yourself just do something stupid because you have become bored, or more simply just to stay focused on what you are doing ... do I pull this off every time .. not even close ... it is something to be worked on and you should always ask yourself ... what is the reason I am making this play .... boredom may be a reason but it's not a good one, and lack of patience will not serve you well .... as far as what helps you to stay focused, so you can hold onto that patience ?? .... I imagine if every member was asked, most would come up with the answer that works for them, and most of those reasons would be different than for others, so you have to stop and figure that one out first ... so that is the real question there ....at least imo ....
" Chance favors only the prepared mind " ~ Louis Pasteur
In a tournament, patience is one of your top skills. It only takes one mistake to go out. When I've had my deepest runs in tournaments, I often have long stretches of folding hand after hand, just waiting for the moment to strike and get a big pot.
Patience is very important. This honestly depends. A good way to practice patience is to play for lower stakes, like penny tables. Tournament survival is everything. Some players have the go big or go home attitude. While that may help a player win big, it causes big loses. Consistency is important if you're happy with cashing every tournament, instead of big risks to have a chance at a chip lead.
Patience is in my opinion a very important skill for a poker player. Often poker comes down in making your move on the right moment. I would say that for me I got better in dealing with patience by experience (playing more tournaments).
Patience is one of the most important things in the game. I think if you are in a good phycsical contition and you play till 2-3 tables you can keep your patience. Music is basic, because it helps and protects concentration. Breaks must be used to get some rest and recover energy.
I think patience is the #1 thing you need to have BEFORE you even start playing poker. If you have zero patience then this isn't the game for you. You need to be in it for the long game, especially if you are playing tournaments. Most times, the game doesn't even start until late registration is over and that can be 5 hours sometimes. If you can't wait it out for a decent hand and just play any 2 cards then you will probably be out long before late reg is over. You definitely have to hold out and pick your moments to play your cards.
To last at a poker table, patience is an essential ally. the game of patience is a strategic weapon. when you learn to exercise discipline and discipline. it is a technique for getting through a bad card cycle or recovering from bad moves. but the biggest advantage of this technique is that by showing his patience, a player will send his opponents an image of solidity, serenity and above all an ability not to panic.
to keep yourself in a solid frame of mind for the duration of a tournament. The first advice that seems the most obvious. it's sleep, sleep and more sleep. to increase its ability to grind. you have to understand that endurance and strength of mind develop in a similar way to that of a runner who trains every day. with experience you build a solid frame of mind during the game. a large part of your poker decisions must be automated at the unconscious level. because a decision that requires reflection consumes more energy than an automatic decision.
It’s key to being a good poker player but I also see situations where you have to be aggressive and not be bullied around , I see people making the mistake of sitting back and waiting for the perfect hand and are slowly bled , learn to balance patience and being aggressive at the same time cause every hand is a winner and a loser .