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Head Games: How Best to Survive Long Days and The Mental and Physical Fatigue Of An Extended Tournament Series

With Kevin Schulz, Chris Tryba, and Jesse Wilke

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 18, 2015


Craig Tapscott: Whether you are playing many days in a row at a live poker series on the road or online at home during a two-week series, how do you personally maintain the mental and emotional balance and focus to make good decisions?  Kevin Schulz: The mental game is an area that I’ve worked very hard on over the past couple of years. At the higher stakes, I think that this is an area that is one of the most important and often most overlooked. So to address this side of my game, I recently hired mental game coach Jared Tendler to work with me. One of the biggest things so far that has helped me is keeping a journal. I write down some of my goals before each session and then I come back to them after I’m done playing. I’ll try to assess what I did well and not ...

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