re: Poker & Leatherass- mass grinding is bad for your brain
Originally Posted by BlackRain79
Thanks for posting this. It was indeed very interesting. I have thought about what the effects of 24 tabling for hours on end might be doing to my brain several times in the past. There really is no information out there on the subject. We are guinea pigs as he said. I wonder if there might be some other jobs out there though that could compare such as an air traffic controller at a busy airport, having to process huge amounts of information very quickly. And whether or not there are any long term studies on the effects.
I agree, I think a detailed study with players being monitored as they play would be fascinating. I think poker is a really different hobby/job because there are many people who grind huge amounts who also go to school full time. The added stress of lectures, homework and grades and then going home and grinding for hours must get to you. Personally I have only gone too 18 tables and that was just a few weeks of madness on my part. It does get easier to do but it did wear me out mentally.
There is also the tilt issues, I may be presuming too much but in his book Dusty admitted to some huge tilt sessions before he went to Jared Tendler and he had the heart attack very young. I know that I let myself get emotional over poker but more in a 5 seconds oh come one wtf was that way now and again.
Originally Posted by WiZZiM
when i played 20-25 tables of sng. after doing so for 2-3 hours i would start to have head spins. it felt like i was going to pass out on a few occasions. one of the main factors that forced me to stop playing.
So you do not play at all now online Wiz? I admire your thoughts on the game but I also know the main way people grind up is mass tabling and people tend to think they have to to make use of bonuses and promotions. Maybe less tables and taking shots at higher levels earlier could be benificial to many players and cut the head spins out.