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Playing Your A-Game

It involves several important factors

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Sep 17, 2010


In my last column, I discussed a new book titled Peak Performance Poker: Revolutionizing the Way You View the Game, by Travis Steffen. Essentially, this book is about how to play your A-game, and how to play at that level as frequently as possible. Athletes strive to play in the “zone,” and poker players are no different. We poker players can learn a lot from athletes, in regard to the techniques that they use to try to play in the zone or achieve “flow” — the optimal psychological state that’s characterized by a degree of concentration so focused that you are totally absorbed in the activity you are performing. Most serious poker players take a simple approach to the game. They study, play, study some more, and play some more, and are able to achieve good results by doing nothing else. These players will never reach their true potential or ...

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