I got to thinking about the many distractions there are when
playing poker online or live for that matter.
Many times I will play while watching TV or Writing my novel, writing and reading RB blogs,
or writing and reading for my Men's group. Pay bills, surf the net.
Needless to say, it's probably not the best game plan for concentration.
I miss much of the chat in the chat box, and certainly miss observing table play and reading players. I'm ok with that as long as I'm in a friendly game for small stakes. However, distractions are not acceptable when playing serious poker for series money. I then seem to have blinders on and total control over my environment and concentration.
When playing Live, distractions can be even more intense.
Hence the reason many listen to music while playing. I personally like to watch players closely when playing Live. That helps me focus.
Here is a perfect example of what I mean about watching closely and focusing on your opponent.[image: http://static.railbirds.com/gallery/2010/11/69687625_kimberly_lansing_wpt_poker_51.jpg]
LOL, I thought my setup for the Joke was pretty good.
Nothing distracting there, just total concentration. LOL