Originally Posted by 4sorbetter
I think that you should be more concerned about when you're going to play your best game than your opponents playing are their worst. That is something that is much easier to figure out, and just maybe just as profitable.(I have no research or numbers to back that up, just thinking)
I agree that there might be times when there are more drunk, just got home from the bar and want to gamble players on, or just bad players playing. But one great thing with online poker, all time zones are playing at all times. If you do think that the play is looser in the morning for you then I would do what I can to make sure that I am playing my best in the morning, and not setting my alarm to wake up and play groggy so-so poker.
lol, I dont EVER set an alarm if I can halp it
But I see your point. I already have my own personal rule that if I am not feeling good about playing, I will not play. At the danger of sounding holistic, I have noticed a real connection between my mood, or maybe a better way to put it is my energy level in terms of positivity among other things, and my winning game. Of course, I hit the tables sure I am gonna kill and dont sometimes, but then I know much sooner when to switch gears or just take a break. When I am tired or pissed off or whatever, I never really play that good, so I have gotten pretty disciplined with my state of consciousness and whether or not to play. Having said that, I love to hit the felts after a great night out with friends in the bar, so......
I was asking this because I have heard it mentioned a couple of times that among other criteria, playing times is something to think about when gearing up to play. I am for the most part bound by times when I CAN play, and mainly have to go by that, but am curious as to what others think about this topic.