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How to Beat Your Own Mind

When you play Poker, your biggest and most ferocious enemy isn’t the person or people sitting across from you at the poker table. Your most difficult adversary is your own mind, and that is the kind of enemy that can sometimes be one of the most difficult to conquer. If you are ready to take control over your own mind and take your Poker game to the next level, follow the steps outlined here and you will see a clear difference in the way you play, almost immediately.

One of the first things that you should remember is that the mind is fallible. It doesn’t matter who you are. If you have a mind, it can be affected in one way or another by chemicals in the brain caused by emotional response to different events. Chemicals and emotions aren’t the only culprits, either. Your confidence in what you are doing, or lack thereof, can also sway your decisions in dangerous ways.

First, try to understand what is planned and what is not when it comes to the types of things your mind is telling you to do. When you first sit down at the table and come up with a strategy that seems solid to you and your mind suddenly begins to tell yourself that a new and wildly different approach should be adopted, you might have a problem. That kind of thing doesn’t happen unless your mind is undisciplined. Always keep track of what you are doing and create a logic test to put your decisions through before you make them. If a move doesn’t make any logical sense, it’s probably not a great idea. Finally, take breaks often and do not let yourself get fatigued. Being too tired can be your worst enemy.