when i engage into contest, i take that contest seriously. since i am a serious competitor, i tend to feel nervous, anxious, or even an adrenaline rush. i still perform well… but sometimes anxiety or adrenaline will get the best of me.
i think that… no matter how many times, or how long you compete in events… these emotions are still there. it seems to me that experience is the ultimate teacher.
that being said… you need experience. keep playing in these tourny’s. u will still feel the same emotions, but will act differently than you used to (over time). emotions are always a factor, but being able to keep a cool head through these feelings, will help you to grow.
btw… i smoke weed. but i dont smoke weed before i play in a tourny or at a local event. this will not help you play better at events and is not good advice.