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I have done this at times when I know I
How many of you all warm up before a big game by playing another game?
I have done this at times when I know I am not feeling the feeling I would like to be feeling prior to the start of a game that I would like to win.
I'm not sure if it helps, because I seem to just tilt anyway...
Currently I am testing out the hypothesis of abstinence of playing non-essential games so that my focus will be good, and I can stay riding a wave of good playing and success...
In the sports world, especially in Playoff, and other high stress scenarios, Coaches have given their players days off, with no practice, so they will regain freshness of mind...
What is your experience?
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to warm up before an important game I prefer to watch strategic videos. it helps me not to tilts when I suffer too much loss during my games. the most important thing when playing poker is to have fun. if not, I stop playing until I'm back to play my A game again.
never. i guess this is one area where i'm superstitious and feel like i could be wearing out my luck. aside from that you can also start tilting before that big tournament if you're playing well but luck is on the villain's side. i'd be careful
I have always preferred to go into a tournament "cold" and warm up throughout the tournament. I find that if I've played a few games and lost or been sucked out on, I can take a negative vibe into my main tournament.
I feel fresher and more focused than if I've already played for an hour or two.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
I am also often playing some SNGs before the MTTs start. But more because I do not like to mix them much while playing. So you can call it a warm-up. But I am usually multi-tabling a lot the MTTs as well, so you can hardly say, what is now really the warm-up because the MTTs often start at different times.
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