Everything is energy. From science to science fiction, most people now get it, and paying attention to your energy at the poker table is a vital part of playing winning poker. It may be as simple as what makes me feel strong vs. what makes me feel weak.
If you go on tilt at the poker table or in the conference room, people usually just think you’re a jerk. Who would ever imagine that it’s because you rarely see the light of day and have a Vitamin D deficiency?
In poker and in life, C is for the Courage to take action, even when fear overwhelms you. Have the courage to let fear be your friend, because fear may just be telling you something is out of sync.
Remember to BREATHE and move to the moment before you take ACTION. This is a good rule of thumb in life as well as at the poker table. Breathe deliberately three times like this: in slowly through your nose; hold for a slow count of five; then, release through your mouth, slowly and gently. Something …
In POKER, there are five ACTIONS: check, bet, fold, call, and raise. Whether at the poker table, or in your life, before you decide on what action to take, pause, and ask yourself, "Based on the information at hand at this moment in time, what is my correct action?" "Correct" is the operative word. You can …
Just after Greg Raymer won the 2004 WSOP® Main Event Championship, I met him at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, CA. When I asked him what counsel he had for people learning to play poker, he said that players often feel they must use fancy moves to win at poker. When, in fact, ABC poker will usually get them much further, especially in tournament poker.