The following is from his interview in Card Player magazine, Nov. 19, casino edition:
Avoid going on tilt, never play when tired
or when in a negative frame of mind.
Poker is such a complex game. There are so
many variables and so many things you have
to think about.
In a tournament, you have to consider what
the stack sizes are, who you think is
desperate, who you think will be aggressive,
who the suckers are. Even when you are not
in a hand, you have to play attention to
each player's style, so that you can pick
up on anything that might help you in a
If you preoccupy your mind with bad beats
and feel sorry for your bad luck, your
judgment will be clouded and your
decision-making will be poor.
When things are going your way, there
is nothing wrong with moving up in limits
and taking a shot. But . . . there's
nothing to be ashamed of by moving down
a level or two. You have to throw your
ego out the door. When you are running
badly, you are not playing with confidence,
and your decisions reflect this. Move down
to a softer game, and rebuild your
confidence. When you're making good
decisions, move back up again.