Any professional activity, or a game connected with money - should not be accompanied by a drink.
But I think that quite a lot of entertaining players are not sober. They make very strange decisions. Such actions will not make any normal person.
In Russia 5% alcohol by volume is considered a "soft drink" classified with soda. Alcohol is a hard drug and i'v heard of many players getting ruined by it,that being said I am not one to look down on others with Vices.
Drinking or anything that clouds the mind does not make sense to me if you want to play seriously. 1 drink may relax you and let you be looser if you are a tight player but for me after 2 I make rash decisions
I usually drink cold water while I'm playing ... sometimes I take some kind of cool natural cold ... but I do not drink alcholicas drinks I think it could affect me when making decisions when playing poker ..!
In a serious game I would not drink, especially games that go on late as it makes you tired. Sometimes though if it's a low buy in for me, and I am just chilling, playing for enjoyment in the afternoon one or two can be nice but any more than that can seriously affect decisions.
I would never do that,. I can never think of how can drinking be beneficial in a any poker game, if it is for recreational reasons, just make sure you do not put yourself in a position where you might tilt instead of having fun and lose money that you can not afford losing.
I may consume 1-2 drinks per hour of play and it has no discernable effect on my play.
I usually do not drink while playing.
I have played with only 3 people who were hard drinkers and consistent winners. All 3 were alcoholics, but high functioning alcoholics. If you met them and did not smell them they did not appear inebriated. As alcohol has its greatest effect on motor function not cognitive function I'm certain I would mop the floor with them in almost any other contest, but these guys are tough poker players.
I've also seen dozens of other poker players drink a bit too much and destroy themselves on the felt as reduced inhibitions drives them off a cliff with fantasy based desire instead of solid math based decisions and proper evaluation of the immediate pot situation.
Alwaysdrink is good but only if water or other drink to relax and stay attentive .The alcoholic beverages consumed not recommend because they are obviously harmful and seriously affect your game and when making serious decisions.
I'm not very attracted to alcohol, so I do not drink it verbatim. Etl happens very rarely if I really want it. As for what to drink while playing poker, I prefer to drink juice or other soda, it helps me to win others at our table.
i always drink when i play house games, but online i never had. and to tell the truth i actually have better results when i drink. maybe because the alcohol make sme a loose player and i take more risks.
I sometimes drink beer while playing poker, but when I drink strong drinks vodka or cognac, then I do not play poker and I postpone the game the next day because in a state of intoxication I can make many mistakes and this can lead to a loss!
To drink when I play online, never (ok! poker is poker, not for me). Offline (nice term) is nice because it adds some level of socializing. Poker night. Itís a time for snacking food, pizza, beer, whisky.
honestly can say if i drink i play better, usually in 4-6 pint region, if above that and i m too drunk i play bad, i can honestly say i made most of my bigger final tables under the influence, it stopped the nerves because i had problems keeping composure n being nervous, checking average stacks and payouts too often, when drinking i play more n enjoy n not worry too much about busting, also more tendinancy to bluff, but with control, craziest thing i did when drinking was in christmas period, i had whisky gifted as present, i drank half a bottle and reg a $108 hyper hu on star, think i beat 3 oppents to make final table and we chopped for $1200 or so, was probably only 2nd time that entire year i strayed from my usual tight bankroll mangement guidelines, i play on stars as andrewj500050
I typically only play on vacation, so I like to enjoy a drink or 2 at the table. When I was in Vegas, I had 2 fun sessions at Flamingo while sipping on a drink or 2. Hit my first straight flush in the afternoon session, with both of my cards, and I got a $200 bonus for it!
There are certain games I wouldn't drink in, but I think a drink or 2 can help people liven up and have fun at the table!
My perspective about poker: poker is fun!