Recently at Winstar Casino (located on the border of OK/TX) the poker room held their annual River Poker Series. It's their largest poker event of the year and it lasts about the full month of August and ends with the big poker event over Labor Day Weekend.
Several top pro poker players play in it, and that includes Maria Ho.
She was also signed on this year as their Celebrity Spokesperson. So, she was on their Instagram page in different areas of the casino for a couple of weeks. Then I noticed a Q and A session with her. One question and answer reminded me exactly of our parallel sport (pool), so wanted to share!
Q: What is the most frustrating thing for you at a table from your table mates? Too much talk, too little talk, not enough room, body odor? I personally get frustrated when someone reeks of smoke or body odor. Thoughts?
A: I mean B.O. can be a little rough especially if you couple that with not enough room to hide from it! ? Otherwise I try not to let myself get too frustrated at the poker table because that could be detrimental to my ability to play my best.I love her answer!
As you all can attest, I actually state quite frequently in my blog about not letting things distract us that can get in the way of us playing our best pool. And she used almost those exact words! And I will add a reminder, once you figure out there are many things you can't control around you, then that allows for you to focus back on playing your best. "Give yourself the best chance to play your best." I should put that on a shirt! lol. Too much?
Thank you for reinforcing my favorite advice, Maria!