This is a discussion on Does Your Family Help or Hinder When You Play? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; It's very bad when you get your attention during a poker game but after all your family can help you by bringing you some snacks
lol, my family. God willing they live a long time. The games I can count of the top of my head are these.
My kids/ and ex were 1 day making so much noise during the bubble of the "Sunday Million" that I lost all train of thought and seen absurd numbers (The blinds, seemed bigger than they really were) and because of that I shoved A.I, which than lead me to becoming the bubble boy.
Another time, my brother (I always have my log-Info auto) on the poker-sites. So on a certain Sunday (Few years back), my brother came to my house on Saturday and he knew I played poker, and I worked hard on my B.R on Stars at the time. So he was bugging and bugging me to allow him to play with my money, and I was like nah, anyways I went to bed. Woke up the next day my B.R was "Busto", lol. He apologized left and right, but It was really a bad day.
Few years ago I was Chip leader of a 80k GTD with less than 100 to go. I was doing well and doing my thing and In the zone, and than (I don't know why), my wife came over and asked "What I was playing for"? To which I showed here the "Tourney Lobby", It was like $17k- $25k or something of that nature, so seeing that number she stuck to me like glue, and even forced me to fold A10s/AKo/JJ and I busted In 30th spot.
Needless to say my family has been an eye-sore to me when It comes to poker, but It's my fams, what can I can.
"A drop-out will defeat a genius, with hard-work"
The main thing that poker does not interfere with the family !! We must devote time and family, the game can not be more than your family! You can always get up from the table and join the general family matters!
re: Poker & Does Your Family Help or Hinder When You Play?
Oh, I love when my girlfriend likes to try and lay in my arms while I play and becomes an armchair quarterback, needless to say, I don't know if its the attention distraction or what but it drives me crazy. I think she got the point the other day when I threw my laptop across the room when I busted out on the bubble of a bigger tourney
my train of thought often leaves the station when someone bugs me while I'm playing.. I usually block everybody out..but its my dog that always seems to inconveniently want to go out when I start playing a tourney even though I take her out before my game starts...
Yes. My family supports me a lot. They have the same hope that I have of one day I manage to win a great tournament and with that bring good money to my house. When I make deposits by bank slip, I give the money to my mother to pay for me.