This is a discussion on Is Ambiance matters in Online Poker within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; I mostly play online poker at my home.
Is surroundings matter while playing at home?
For myself it depends, sometimes it matters and sometimes it does not. Sometimes I just sit down and play not considering my surroundings. Sometimes I feel like having ambiance, so I dim the lights, start the fireplace up, grab a hot cup of cocoa or tea, get my pjs on, play some music. It really depends what I feel I need in that moment to play my best.
The environment while playing poker is important because it is a factor for concentration. A calm environment without distractions will allow you to develop a balanced game without external inconveniences. On the other hand, an agitated environment will lead you to discomfort when you need to make decisions.
YES, of course the environment counts and a lot, it is not the same to play in silence and concentrated than in a noisy environment and that prevents you from focusing only on the plays that you are carrying out, a conducive environment will make your game be. auspicious.