re: Poker & What do you do while playing poker?
Assuming this is online specific, I personally can't have any other ambient noises happening.. makes me lose focus. The time it takes for people to bet, how much they bet when they do, etc- it's all factored in. As for live poker, I try to focus on everyone else. Mannerisms, speech, what they say and when they say it. I've seen ridiculously obvious tells
at some higher stakes games that others (apparently) haven't noticed. I always stick to pretty small stakes though, not confident enough. har. "Pay attention and it'll pay you."