This is a discussion on How do you stay occupied? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Sometimes I get lucky and go deep in a tourney. I wonder what people in the same situation do to keep from getting bored and
play poker or watch a movie, go out shopping and take the game on my mobile, take notes, dream of where to spend the winnings... poker is never boring if you want to learn it!!!! If you ALWAYS want to be paid at least the last paid place, it is hard work and pure boring stress!!
I even saw A CC MEMBER CHECKING A FLUSH ACE HIGH (NUTS) TODAY!!!!
Most of the times I think what miracles I could do with my bigstack instead of waiting that EVERYBODY with less chips gets kicked out of the tournament and I get my $!!!
Is that what YOU are thinking about??? Don't play poker, there are coupons for free that give you more ROI!!!!
In case it's not you, defend your stack and use it to grow, but don't get trumped, money (chips) is not everything in this world
I find that anything that isnt pertanent to the game is a potential distraction. The moment i lose focus is when i potentially miss valuable information. going deep is an excellent time to practice ones self control.
I have dual big screen tv's running during deep mtt tournament play. I usually watch sports to pass the hours during large mtt tournaments. Basketball is the main sport playing during this time. It definitely helps me stay focused during a 5-8 hour affair.
I really need nowadays sth to keep my mind "occupied" as you say if I am playing only one/two game(s) , so am watching youtube videos or listening to music or reading CC threads , this also helps me not to go on tilt I think . I might not be 100& concetrated on the table/players/moves but at least am not getting bored if the games last too many hours (especially in the night )
I try to better watch the rivals behind the table. I'm trying to completely immerse myself in this game, to make the brain concentrate on this tournament. But it's hard to force him to do anything, and he can easily outsmart you. Sometimes it makes me sick.
If I go deep in a tournament I would never get bored. I would be over the moon with excitement ! I would be watching every player trying to figure out how to get one more player to fall out of the tournamnet so that I could move up another notch on the winnings parade.