This is a discussion on Down time from the game within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Each person has a rest period.During this time, people travel or do household chores and even receive treatment.Do you play tournaments at this time?And what
Each person has a rest period.During this time, people travel or do household chores and even receive treatment.Do you play tournaments at this time?And what do you think-is it worth taking a break from the game?
For me, the game is a rest, and I use my free time to play, get pleasure from it. And that's why I also try to play during the holidays. It is a pity that several times, as in the last one, it did not work out, since in the country where I was vacationing, there was a ban on playing poker for money(((( Straight broke up. When I was going on vacation, I very vividly imagined myself lying under a palm tree with a glass of cold and delicious ****tail and playing poker. But alas
Everyone needs a break from everything at some point. However, it also greatly depends on how you view poker and its stress. If you play poker as a professional, then that is your job and you should maintain a clear outlook with mental breaks whenever you can; in this case, poker is a huge part of life and a break is doing something else to relax. Alternatively, many people have standard 9 to 5 jobs and poker could be the relaxing break for them. I would say that ultimately a relaxing break comes down to variance from one's daily routine or life-style.
p.s. Alluded above, but it also depends on how you interpret poker. Are you playing the micros? High stakes? Are you playing in the WSOP main event, or a small home game with friends? Are you constantly putting your brain to work calculating pot odds, hand ranges, and tell spotting/concealing or are you just having fun and playing loose poker for the thrill? All of these mean different things and varied levels of stress/relaxation, so naturally you need to do some introspection to your own situation and determine the breaks that you need to remain clear-headed and play well (or relax if that is the goal).
Rest is necessary in any field of activity. Poker in this sense is no exception. But rest for me does not mean complete calm. If I don’t play poker then I play tennis or chess. For a change, I can read books on poker theory. Fortunately, there are no problems with them now, there would be a desire.
in my opinion everything in excess ends up getting in the way, so yes, we have to have a rest time, yes from poker. Because if we play 24 hours a day, every day of the week we will go crazy. So we have to build a grid where the best tournaments are, at the best times, and also have days of rest.
Somehow I played all my free time in one online game for more than 4 years without a break I could not tear myself away, and then I suddenly burned out and abandoned. I think that you need to rest so as not to burn out !!!
I play whenever I don't have something better to do , especially if I want to play a MTT which may requires up to 6 hours if you make a final table.Otherwise I don't register or I may play something faster like SNG or some Cash game tables.