Preparing for the WSOP: Part 2

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When You Arrive

It is very easy to get caught up in the Las Vegas lifestyle, since every day there is an opportunity to go out and party. There is nothing wrong with having a great time in Vegas, in fact if you cut yourself off from it completely, you might actually play worse. The most important thing is to prioritize your days. That way you won’t be dealing with a hangover the day of the main event or a big tournament, nor will poker be the only thing you do while you’re there.

Before You Start To Play Each Day

Before you start playing, set some clear goals around what you need to do to make quality decisions. Write down on a piece of paper or a note on your phone what these goals are to remind yourself later. If you are getting distracted easily, make your goals to not be distracted. Setting these goals focuses your mind and help keeps it sharp. Although, you are going to have to push yourself through some tough stretches where, for example, your mind may be tired or distracted. Remind yourself of your goals, and refocus on playing as well as you can. Rise and repeat as often as needed. Read more

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