best warmup before playing poker?

  • 3 replies
    • mute20
      Joined: 13.01.2011 Posts: 563
      I think a good idea is to review some hands you played badly. Especially mistakes you have made constantly in the past.
    • Svarthjalmar
      Joined: 14.05.2010 Posts: 27
      Granted, I have very little experience, but I do need to prepare especially well if I plan on playing a ring game (tournaments are different, for some reason), because I have problems concentrating sometimes. I tend to play late at night, and since I'm working full time and have two kids, I tend to be a bit sleepy when I sit down.

      What I've been doing lately is taking half an hour to an hour to read, watch videos, whatever to get myself into a poker state of mind. Then I take a nice, brisk walk to refresh myself. Then I'm ready to play.

      I find that on a weeknight I definitely need to get some air and wake up properly before I start playing. Of course, on my walk, I try to focus on poker as I walk. Listening to a poker podcast doesn't hurt, when I have one.
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi angalius,

      There is also a similar discussion here:

      How do you warm up for a session?

      which may help.