I have something that concerns me.
I play exclusively on-line, and have been playing a few months.
But, when I get a big hand, or even a decent hand and I'm going at it postflop with someone, I can feel my heart rate jump up. Sometimes my hand gets shaky and sweaty, and I can feel the adrenaline coursing through the blood.
Now, on-line it's not a big deal. I don't get so shaky that I can't operate the mouse. But at some point I'm gonna want to play B&M, plus I don't think the degree to which I am getting excited helps my thinking; I think it's a bit too much to the point it's counterproductive.
I'm a hobby musician, and am used to performing in front of other people, so I know something about performance nerves and how a bit helps, but too much affects things negatively. I've probably played so long and performed so many times that I have confidence in my abilities so it's easier to control my music nervousness.
Anyone else have experiences like this now, or in the past? Do I just need to wait until I've played more so I don't overreact?