If I wanna donk off my bankroll, and jump into HUGE buyins I drink..LOL But no, I try not to drink and play. Unless its live, I have ONE cookie monster, cuz I am a very shy person, and it helps my mingle)
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Ugh when I drink and play it always seems like the roulette table is right around the corner. If I'm winning I'm fine, but if something gross happens at the table, I can't control my impulses very well when I'm drinking, so I usually find myself docking around at the roulette table.
I think that when we meet with friends to play we usually drink but I do not recommend it if we really want to leave far away because alcohol diminishes the senses like playing when one is sleepy ... but if it's just for fun I do not see it badly
Everyone plays more aggressive and start talking a lot more than usual. I do not like to play against a person that drinks at the table. One time i lost some money when i underestimate him and followed some tells, but people in this state have no strategy, they just play almost every hand and raise a lot.
I drink when I play and you have not gotten me into anything.
Of course it's socially nice, I find it nice and relax during the game.
I've played without drinking too and I do not see a problem playing without the drink.
The important thing is to keep focus, concentration and clear drinking with parsiomonia.
I would never drink alcohol while I am playing poker. If your just playing for fun it might be ok with a group of friends but never for real money. I think alcohol can definitely affect your decision making and would definitely cause you to make bad decisions at the poker table. My advice would be to stay away from alcohol if you are a serious poker player. The more focused you are at the poker table with a clear mind the better chance you have of maximizing your winnings at the table!
I personally like to have a few drinks while I'm playing. I think this is one of those situations where it depends on the person. Like with many things, its best to drink in moderation when you're playing poker. Having a few drinks actually helps me play better by calming me down. If you're the type of person who will continue to drink until you're wasted, you probably shouldn't drink and play poker. Nobody plays good drunk. If you can drink in moderation you should have no problems. It may actually help you somewhat the way it helps me.
How do you feel about poker when you drink? And what are you playing?
I feel great and I almost always play while drinking. It has had many negative effects and many positive. All and all, if I would like to be serious and actually win on a consistent basis and better my game, I think it would be beneficial to learn how to focus and play sober.
I used to drink alcohol while playing poker and made a lot of mistakes, now I don’t drink alcohol while playing, but I try to focus on playing in poker tournaments and in a cash game, I think it’s better not to drink alcohol while playing!
I think that alcohol makes us uninhibited and play our hands more relaxed, playing hands that possibly if we had not taken any alcohol, we would not be playing haha. It can be beneficial to spend some time playing poker without getting nervous and relaxed and get money with hands that we probably would never have played. I do not recommend playing poker while drunk haha
Drinking alcohol and playing poker is, like almost all of us knows, very bad idea. It may look nice, chasing some crazy draws, have a feeling that you can beat anybody etc. But, the aftermath tomorrow, hangover and big loss, not such a nice feeling.
On the other hand, had found really enjoyable to drink one or two Jack`s in the beginning of some live tournament or cash game, especially when i am in some new city, playing with people i don`t know. It will help me to relax in a proper way, cose i am very introverted.
definitely not a good combination to play poker and take a few drinks at the same time ... I did it a couple of times and at the end of the day I ended up losing my money ..! so I do not recommend it to any player ..!
I do not drink alcohol. If you drink during a game, this indicates a non-serious attitude to the game. I prefer sports. Sports allow me to be more focused and disciplined. This is an obvious advantage over alcohol.