Now Bill obviously had a lot to learn about the English language, and probably knew sod all about Poker, but I found the message quite fitting to describe my new method for holding my concentration in long tournaments.......... Music !!
I have a tendency to read, surf the net, wander into the kitchen and make sandwiches etc. whilst playing long MTT's, or I would open a STT to keep my mind active through the dead periods.
Anyhow, I have now started putting a loop of around 6 tracks on Media Player - they must be upbeat or easy to sing along too - and whilst Clicking my mouse with my right hand I tap out the rhythm with my left hand on an imaginary drum set placed on my Computer desk.
Tonight whilst doing this I played through a 4 1/2 hour tourney - only going away from the Table during 'official' breaks, and finished in a very nice 3rd place for $111.
Tonight's play list consisted of
- Homecoming by Kanye West
- Dare by Gorrillaz
- Everybody Needs Somebody from the 'Blue Brothers Soundtrack'
- Lollipop by Mika
- American Idiot by Green Day (This is a homage to Daniel Negraneau, it was the nearest thing I could find until someone records a track called 'Canadian Cunt')
- Jake the Peg by Rolf Harris.
I now need to get them onto my MP3 player ready for my next live game