Ep. 81 - Why is it so hard to close matches?


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In this episode, Brian and Josh discuss the challenges of closing out a match. Topics reviewed include loss aversion, the benefits of practicing being a closer, and how you can use a self-talk closing script and visualization to help you have a plan for closing situations. Additionally, the co-hosts talk about how professional players often struggle to close out matches, and that this is a phenomenon that occurs at all levels of the game.

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