World Poker Tour Magazine, Issue 92

WSOP Preparation: Focus, Focus, Focus

For many players, especially those from an online background, the experience of playing poker for 15 hours straight is a daunting task and one that can put a strain on your skills. This month Jared Tendler explains how to stay focused and maintain your A-game throughout the WSOP.

Everyone knows what focus is, but not everyone knows that focus is directed by your goals. What you do and do not pay attention to depends entirely on your goals. I want to stress this point, because it’s very important and is often not appreciated. Indeed, any time you have an issue with focus it always comes back to a problem with your goals first and foremost. Poker players, and people in general, rarely say they have a problem with goals. However, every single person with problems regarding focus has some issue with goals.

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