Danielle Andersen, also known as "dmoongirl," recently signed a deal with Ultimate Poker and is the latest guest on the Strategy with Kristy podcast where she talks about her new sponsorship, moving to Las Vegas with her family, and discusses the keys to longevity and balance in poker.
Here is a snippet from the interview:
"The first thing that comes to mind when I think about having longevity in poker is mental health. Take care of tilt and frustration. You have to understand variance. I guess the key word to all that is balance. I just think that it's completely inevitable that, if you are a professional poker player and you don't have balance, you're going to be miserable. You're going to live a miserable existence. It will affect your game and your life. It's hard because, in other professions, you might be kind of forced to have more balance. You go to work from nine to five and then you have your social functions. As poker players, if we want to, we can sit in front of our computer for 18 hours a day, not talk to anybody, and be in our underwear. Nobody would know the difference. So I think people can get sucked into just making as much money as they possibly can, but ultimately the goal in life is to be happy. I just think balance is the foundation of that."
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