I find that I can get nervous on final tables because of the massive pay jumps. I know that with one mistake I could be out hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
I’ve been working on managing my nerves in this situation and I’ve seen slow improvement. I think that I just haven’t gotten to enough final tables to completely calm my nerves.
It’s a shame poker makes us suppress out feelings because it would make a hell of a television show if everyone could scream and cry when they wanted to.