You Can Think More Than One Hand At A Time
by Dusty Schmidt | Published: Jun 13, 2012
“We’ve got to take it one day at a time” is an expression that you’ll hear ad nauseam in baseball interviews, particularly when a team faces a difficult run down the stretch. While it’s a terrible cliché that doesn’t give a sportswriter much to work with, it’s a cliché for a reason. It’s the right approach.
When things don’t go well, you must have a short memory. Even when things do work out, you have to approach the next day with a fresh start. Yesterday’s momentum is only as good as today’s starting pitcher.
In poker, the corollary is to approach each hand with a clear mind. Once you start grouping the results from a number of hands into a session, a rush, or even a week of play, superstition and irrationality can creep into your game.
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