Plan Your Next Steps Wisely

Successful players learn to concentrate on the next move or the next question and let the ultimate goal (winning the match or scoring as high as possible in a reading game) take care of itself. The same attitude is needed whether you take a lead (or score well on the first few questions) or fall behind. Panicking when you fall behind and trying to score triple points on the next move or question will not allow you to catch up. Similarly, assuming you’ve got the match "in the bag" leads to careless play and a lost advantage. When you watch good players during a round, you can’t tell whether they are leading or behind. Their approach is the same either way: one move/question at a time.

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