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I think it would depend on the prize payouts for me. If it's a big reward for staying put, I tend to stay in it and not feel tired. However, if I am playing for $8 first place and there is another 6 hours to go then the tiredness kicks in quickly and I lose motivation. I have made it a rule not to play long games unless it is a significant payout comparable to what I would get for working an equal amount of time in my regular job.
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I agree that poker can get boring at times. Something what helps me get through the grind is having a show on the side that I can watch. Or something else going on besides poker so your mind doesn't get to bored. Either this or playing a couple more tables, this will make it more likely to be in action at all times.
I would imagine 7 hours would be tiring to almost anyone, it certainly is for me, especially with only a 5 minute break on the hour from a tournament ... that being said ... you adjust, because it is something you love to do ... and mostly I play cash games online, so it is easy to sit out for whatever reason, and go back when I am ready ....
Probably if you just listen to music or surf the net or anything else but poker, while you play, it is fine but if you only concentrate on the game... watching others play ... making sure you are on top of your odds .. ranging your opponents etc .. I don't see how it couldn't be somewhat mentally stressful and tiring ... you just have to make the most of your off table time and have some balance then you can deal with it more positively .. at least for me : )
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I know many good tournaments that last a very long time,
if you are a tournament player and you want to develop poker, you must be prepared to play for a long time !!! Go in for sports !!! Good physical condition will help you stay focused and not get tired for a long time !!!
I agree with you. If the game lasts more than 4 hours, I also start to get tired and lose concentration. For me personally, the first two to three hours of play is the most productive time.
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I have played poker games that makes me very tired, I played an online poker game for 7 hours, it left me exhausted, I prefer to play quick games that last for a maximum of 3 hours.
I also get tired after a long game of poker, or rather I donít get tired, but my head starts to hurt a lot.
The best option is to play 1-2 game tables for 2-4 hours. This option brings both income and pleasure from the game!
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When I enter a tournament, I know it can be long. I played a 9 hour one and I didn't feel tired, but I think the 5 minute break could increase as the tournament lasts, early hours 5 minutes after 3 hours increase to 10 minutes and so on.
Tournaments enjoyed no matter how long they are, going forward and seeing in the lobby various awards and positions drives me to get away, to really cash at most 2 hours because I get bored easily and receive bad cards or good without action kills me , but let open leg action many times do not play and I get bored
I find playing for 5 hours or more gets tiring. If you are tuned in and really focused on your game I feel like it should get tiresome. There is so much involved in studying how other players play there game, then when you play in hands it takes that much more attention to detail.