Pre-Session Warmup Ritual

NickohlessaNickohlessa Red Chipper Posts: 4 ✭✭
Strategy videos? Meditate? Blood sacrifice to the honorable Dan Harrington?
What do you do pre-session to get into the right frame of mind?


  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Las VegasPosts: 5,440 -
    If I haven't played for a few days and I'm getting ready to multi-table MTTs, I play a handful of those ridiculous spin-n-goes first.

    The idea is that, having been out of action for a bit, there's a danger I'm going to play too loose when I start the MTT grind. The spin-n-goes seem to purge that tendency.
    Moderation In Moderation
  • CriminalBizzyCriminalBizzy Las VegasRed Chipper Posts: 103 ✭✭
    I talk to myself in the third person and play metal rock to pump myself up.
  • IAmTheCloudPokerIAmTheCloudPoker Red Chipper Posts: 18 ✭✭
    I always play a few hands at a lower stake, or watch a Twitch stream playing cash, to get me into 'poker mode'.
  • ShamanShaman Red Chipper Posts: 38 ✭✭
    I quick read notes from session before, noting issues I had, and things I did well. I think about a concept or two that I want to work on during the session and spend extra energy on that.

    Listening to relaxing music before a session also helps along with re-reading my list of general rules / principles to help me get into the right mindset. I also set boundaries for the session such as stop loss and criteria for leaving the poker session such as a predermined time, number of hands, or change in mental focus (read tilt)

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