If you play poker while drinking low-alcohol drinks, will your game improve?

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Do you think that if you play poker while drinking low-alcohol drinks, will your game improve?
 
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Haha, it's subjective but essentially, no... :)

If you are playing poker socially, for fun.. Pound some drinks and have a laugh! :cheers:

If you are playing poker for profit, drinking will rarely (if ever) improve your expectations.

Low alcholol drinks will incrementally have the same effect as alcohol drinks.

It'll just take longer/more drinks for the negative impact to present itself... :)

If you want the flavour while you play, drink 0% beer.. :wink:
 
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Acadien07

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Drink a glass of wine!🍷

Me I enjoy drinking a good glass of red homemade wine ! You need to relax especially when you lose with pocket aces ! But it’s part of the game it will give y you time to get another drink 🥂🥴
 
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Drinking any alcohol while playing will affect your game

It affects your inhibitions,
which affects your decision-making process

you will make mistakes in judgement
and may not be as able to analyze the game effectively

You may be able to play adequately
with a very small amount of alcohol in your system

But if you are not careful, you will use too much,
and it will begin to affect your game adversely

If you are playing recreationally/socially,
it may not be that big of an issue

But playing seriously, for big stakes -
Better leave it alone


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54m

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There’s times where I have played really well while, drinking and other times when it’s a nightmare, it’s never the same playing sober or when your zipping some chelas!!!
 
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I don’t think so, since even low-alcohol drinks can knock down concentration and lead to a loss.
 
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Alcohol doesn't make me better, it makes me bitter.
 
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I really don't feel like my game gets better or worse when I eat any food or substance.
 
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Do you think that if you play poker while drinking low-alcohol drinks, will your game improve?
My game under the influence of alcohol becomes very terrible! I already had a bad experience when I played poker while drinking alcohol, then I almost lost my entire bankroll, from that moment I do not drink alcohol when I play poker! Personally, alcohol affects me very badly, and I advise everyone not to drink alcohol, at least while playing poker! Good luck at the tables!
 
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slothi

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😁….maybe the alc makes you a bit careless and your play more loose because of that….and this can bring success in some spots….but I don’t think this is an improvement of your game….😉
 
Alexey Shley

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Definitely not. Alcohol dulls attention and concentrates. It can fail at the most inopportune moment. Although, maybe later I had to take responsibility in order to make a decision.
 
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my friend don't mix your game with the fun related to alcoholic drink, I did that a lot and I just lost because of making wrong bets, and wanting the bralho to turn his cards around and kick the players who have nothing to do with it so I stopped doing it that !
 
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As with everything there is no general simple answer it all depends on many diferent factors.
Example if you are playing too tight a little drinky will loosen that range up goldielocks style.

Personaly I almost never drink while playing poker. Perhaps once every 50-100 sessions.
Its never planed but rather just having a beer or a glass of red wine with a rich lunch or dinner.
It only makes a diference in realy rare super hard spots and I end up making a risky play.

Try doing a couple of trial runs and let us know your observations.
 
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GORA1979

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alcohol and poker

No matter what anyone says, alcohol and any serious and responsible business are simply not compatible !!
 
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Few beers do not influence game in any way. If having more then the possibility to win or loose big increases significantly.
 
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First if you drink alcohol to improve anything, you probably should not be drinking at all. It seem that alcohol is a crutch or playing poker is an excuse to drink. If you enjoy a drink while playing, awesome or have one just prior to playing also good. Put never correlate drink to doing anything as that might be the start of another problem. A friend of mine always said, "Nothing a 2/4 (case of beer) can not solve", funny at the time, not quit true.
 
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no, I don't think so, maybe just relax and get a little more luck through freer play:)
 
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Hi.
I have not drunk alcohol for many years. In my opinion, alcohol is evil and alcohol only leads to loss and frustration.
Good luck.
 
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Alex Sentsov

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I try not to play drunk. But sometimes there are very good results. :)
 
daddybrooks

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Drinking isn't going to *improve* anyone's game. However, if you tend to play very tight, it's likely going to open up your range (hopefully not too much) and let you see more flops. If you're on a good spike run and are hitting flops with those marginal or junk hands, you can indeed do well of course. The converse is also true though, if you play marginal/junk hands and *don't* hit those flops, you're just handing over those chips.

When i'm in Vegas, i do take advantage of those free drinks and I still do well. I just make sure to pocket some of the winnings over time and never take more out of pocket. That way if I blow it, i'm not back to even. Also, never go to vegas with the intention of making a certain amount of money, just take what I can afford to lose as it's just recreation for me.
 
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In my opinion, alcohol interferes with concentration and promotes impulsive and erroneous decisions. In my opinion, playing poker while drinking alcohol is not right in the first place in relation to your bankroll. :)
 
mavrulit

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Alcohol can boost your courage, but it will play a bad joke on you in the end. Your actions will be confident, but you will not be able to adequately look at things. In addition, drinking beer during a long tournament is fraught with the fact that you will miss a good hand due to an elementary trip to the toilet. I do not recommend drinking alcohol while playing.
 
SopianaeExtra

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Alcohol can boost your courage, but it will play a bad joke on you in the end.
The solution to that problem is: You need to drink some more.


Actually, this might not be my best advice.
 
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Sometimes the variance decides for you how you will play today and nothing will depend on your condition.
 
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