After my previous thread about luck, I thought my losing streaks might have been caused by lack of enough Supporters and a possible shuffling problem. After several recent tournaments though, and significantly increasing supporters and fixing the way I shuffle, I'm not winning anymore than I normally do. Whenever I'm playing a match at a tournament, my opponent always seems one step ahead of me. No matter how lucky I get, they always have a winning combo they can pull of just in the nick of time so that I lose. Every tournament, I always have one game where I whiff all of my supporters and can't do anything, but as an overall matter, that normally isn't the issue anymore. Whether it be misplays or some trick my opponent has, I never seem to win as much as I would like to. Now, since I'm not making this thread to lament on my issues, I want to figure out just what I'm doing wrong. What is it exactly that causes me to lose? Is it a bad playstyle? Am I not looking ahead in the match enough? Could it be that my decklists are bad? And so I turn to you, the community, to answer these. When you win consistently, how do you feel you played those matches? Are there any specific techniques you use to win? How do you deal with a bad situation like the lack of a supporter? When you lose, how do you get yourself in the mindset to win the next game? Please be as specific as possible. As another note, I am always a completely nervous wreck before a tournament, which often causes misplays. What are some good techniques to calm down? Being the person I am, I probably will never be able to make myself completely calm, but I'm curious as to how all of you keep your focus and not break under pressure.