Maintaining your concentration during a long poker tournament

Poker is fun, especially tournaments, because sometimes they can be just boring; which, given that the idea is to have fun, seems a bit backward to me.

Now I love playing poker as much as anyone else (or maybe more), and I especially love tournaments; you make a bet and know in advance that you probably won't see it again, but that's okay, you're ready to play and have fun (at least that's my philosophy).

But I have to admit, I've sat through tournaments before and realized that I was bored. So I decided to write this list of tips for myself and all you tournament fans; on how to stay fresh, excited and alert.

Play in small tournaments
Big tournaments attract you with the lure of big prizes, but in reality your chances of winning are pretty slim. If you have a fun mentality, small tournaments make sense - you progress faster and often the atmosphere is better.

Play for fun
It should actually go without saying, but if you lose sight of the fact that it's supposed to be fun, it can start to frustrate you. Think of your tournament wager as the cost of the party. If you can think of something you'd rather do with that money, then you shouldn't risk it. When you understand this, it will allow you to enjoy the games you play, knowing that even if you lose, you had a good night.

People are watching.
Playing poker requires a lot of sitting, not playing. Many people struggle with this by playing too much and trying to provoke action (by the way, gambling to relieve boredom is bad). Try to develop a habit of observing what is happening and trying to understand what is happening; trying to figure out what the people playing might have is a lot of fun when you guess correctly. It's great for your game and it's fun too.

Take a walk
Some people wouldn't even dream of leaving the table in the middle of a tournament, what if you miss a really good hand? But if you start dreaming, you probably need to go and shake things up. Sometimes a little break can be better for your game than the game itself. Determine when you're tired or fatigued, and make 5.

Talk to your opponents
Poker can be surprisingly antisocial at times, but remember that your opponents probably want to have fun too. Chatting with people is fun and it will make you enjoy the evening more - plus it might even give you an idea of how other people are playing the game.

About the author
Hi, my name is Nisha. I love to play poker and casinos; Sometimes I win, often I don't, but I always like the game. I present a site called Jackpot Party where you can play virtual slot machines online (players from the USA can play at their own pleasure).

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