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    PokerOwned Master ac13's Avatar
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    How to deal with 'scary' money?

    Hi,

    I played on full tilt poker and won a step 1 ticket, eventually I won till I came to step 3 ($28) ticket.
    Now I used that ticket for a big MTT with a huge prizepool 1st was $75000 and 2nd was $45k
    I was incredibly scary at the beginning, I had no idea how to handle the stress.
    I even went several times to the bathroom 5 min before the tournament would start.
    It was horrible, I was way to tight, couldnt do anything.

    This was a long time ago but I would like to see how you guys handle it, when you are scared.
    Any advice that I can get helps me!

    Thanks,
    KnifeHunter5 / ac13

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    that was a long time ago lololol, understatement of the year goes to....

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    If the money scares you its a very good sign you shouldn't be playing that tournament. Its alright to take some shots, but if it effects the way you play its too big.

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    PokerOwned God Drywallman3's Avatar
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    wow, I can only imagine you playing a live tourney. Using the bathroom 5 times before the game is a little overboard to me but hey I don't do anything that makes me nervous or scared.

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    PokerOwned God greengiant's Avatar
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    Whenever I feel like i'm playing like scary money I slap myself and tell myself it's only money, just play poker andd have fun!

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    Dude you should stick to the slots lol

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    grow some balls n push some chips around

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    PokerOwned Master trudizzle's Avatar
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    hahaha...I guess when we all first started we all got a lil nervous in bigger tournys but it just goes away unless its towards the end.

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    You just have to play through it. Nothing to be scared of really. It's only money, lol.

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    anytime you go into the unknown you become scared.. but i learned through experience that if your going to play.. play exactly the same way you would in any other tournament.. and after the game is finished its not a bad idea to go through your hands to see what you could of done differently.. its all a learning exp

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