Tag: poker mental game & planning

Aug 21 2020

Switching to Live Poker Post COVID-19

Aug 21 2020 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

The COVID-19 lockdown led to a dramatic increase in traffic for online poker websites. Figures were at five-year highs with many new players taking up the game as well as many returning after an extended break.Let’s face it, if you are into online poker you will never be bored during a lockdown.The question is what happens with the live...

Aug 14 2020

How to Study Poker in 2020

Aug 14 2020 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

Poker is getting tougher year after year. It is no longer enough to learn some strategy and stick with it. You must be constantly searching for improvements because your opponents will be working hard.Improvement at poker is difficult. Not only is the game extremely complex but knowing how to learn effectively is an art in itself.There are numerous pitfalls...

Apr 10 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown Poker Strategies Part Two: Dealing with Stress, Inactivity, and Isolation

Apr 10 2020 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

As the coronavirus lockdown continues, people are steadily becoming more and more stressed with the situation. Even on trips out of the house to places such as the supermarket there is only more stress to be found. Panic buying has made many of life’s most basic necessities difficult to get a hold of.Poker players should always be working on keeping their mental...

Jan 31 2020

Cognitive Biases and How They Apply to Poker: Part Two

Jan 31 2020 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

Cognitive biases can cause havoc with our thought processes when playing poker. They interrupt and distort our thinking leading us to feel we are making rational decisions when in fact the opposite is true.Here we continue our look at cognitive biases and how to notice them if they are affecting our play.Survivorship BiasThis is a form of selection bias...

Jan 03 2020

Cognitive Biases and How They Apply to Poker: Part One

Jan 03 2020 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

Every living person is biased to some degree. We all make daily decisions that are influenced by some kind of cognitive bias. Poker players are not immune from this phenomena either. There is a long list of biases that affect our results, but unfortunately most of us are unaware of how they affect us.What Is a Cognitive Bias?...

Dec 20 2019

Self-Talk In Poker

Dec 20 2019 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

Stories are powerful. They are everywhere and we live for them. The narratives that we choose to engage with, serve us both as a source of entertainment and a set of directions to follow. Poker is great at highlighting that. Every reasonably experienced enthusiast of playing card for fun and profit knows how incredibly complicated coming up with objectively 'optimal' lines is,...

Oct 15 2019

Deliberate Practice In Poker

Oct 15 2019 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

We're constantly on the lookout for newest tips, tricks, and shortcuts. We're all excited about quick fixes for big problems. This is the new normal. We're conditioned to think that everything can be solved in a matter of hours. The main protagonist in your run of the mill Hollywood movie usually goes from zero to hero in a matter of two hours. If...

Aug 19 2019

How to Play Your A-Game Every Time

Aug 19 2019 Published at PokerVIP under tags  poker mental game & planning

Bringing your A-game to the table every time you sit is the holy grail for a poker player. Once you start to reach your potential it’s crucial to do so. In fact, it has long been said that one of the biggest differences between the best mid-stakes players and regular high-stakes players is that the high- stakes players always come prepared to give...

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