George Danzer Uses “Island Time” To Prepare For The PCA

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We have already heard how a few other PokerStars Team Pros thought about their preparations and performances at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the start of the year and this time it was George Danzers’ turn to share with us how he prepared. He, like his fellow pros took to PokerStarsBlog to describe the early part of the year and the approach he took to getting in the right frame of mind for the PCA.

His method was to get to the Bahamas early and experience the far slower life that is enjoyed by the locals.

I decided to head to the Caribbean a little early this year. Right before the PCA my girlfriend and I spent a week on a small island in the Bahamas. Instead of staying at a resort, we rented a little house and lived the island life. This particular island was about 170 km long, but less than 1 km wide in most parts. We rented bikes and would take long rides down the island’s only road. We stopped in all the small villages and drank beer in the town squares, chatting to local people. Everyone would eventually adjourn to the docks, where we waited for the fishermen to bring in the day’s catch. Sometimes we waited a long while! In the Bahamas, everything is a lot slower. They call it “Island Time.

We cannot think much else that can be as big a benefit as relaxation before a major event and it seemed to work for Danzer as he actually had a deep run in the Main Event and cashed. Along with partaking in “Island Time” he attempted to learn to surf as well as taking in some yoga for a week before the event.

I also tried yoga when I was in the Bahamas and practiced every day for a week to prepare for the PCA Main Event. It seemed to work out well because I ended up finishing in the money. My surf coach Tom told me to “follow the dream in 2014″. This was a perfect way to start the year and hopefully it’s only the beginning of great things to come”.

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