LEARN ABOUT SKRILL FOR POKER
Become a better loser
For Fedor, succeeding at poker is as much about dealing with losing as it is about striving for victory.
“When I lose I have to inject logic again… I tell myself it’s part of the game,” Fedor says. Clearly unphased by the prospect of losing, Fedor continues, “some people have to run good and other people have to run bad – that’s just how it is.”
You can’t help but admire his nonchalant attitude to losing, especially when the high-roller tournaments he enters see hundreds of thousands at stake.
But admiration aside, Fedor’s message is an important one for all players – don’t let losing throw you off. Instead, tackle each game with the right focus and wait for luck to swing back in your favour.
Put your ego to one side
Fedor also urges caution when it comes to rivalries with other players.
“You have to get rid of your ego in some way,” he says, reflecting on past rivalries of his own. He goes on, “train to focus on the game and not rivalries or other players.”
In a game where losing hurts your bank balance, as well as your reputation, ignoring rivalries is easier said than done. But keep your competitive streak in check and your thinking will stay rational.