This is a discussion on Poker and music within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I'm sure someone will have asked this question but I'm interested all the same
Do you listen to music while you play poker or does it
Hello, my favorite genre of rock, female vocals, instrumental, my favorite canadian rock band that I listen to almost always, The Birthday Massacre this year released a new album, I advise everyone to listen.
In short...…I turned a straight while listening to a Rick Ross rap mixtape. Either I kept betting the villain or I kept calling the villain's bets but somewhere between the turn and the river I quickly noticed most of the cards where hearts! Then, I was so CONFIDENT in my straight, my dumbass thinks, "Well I have a 8 of hearts so I'm covered."(yeah, like that's gonna do anything). We went all-in and sure enough the villain had Jh, Qh! Boom! Gone! Think god he had less money than me so he couldn't rake all of it so half came back to me.
Listening to music sometimes can cause you to have over-confidence in your hand. To many endorphins swimming around up there. From now on...…music off for me!
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of course I listen to music while playing online, I like it helps me relax and motivates me to play, what I listen to the most is hip hop and electronic music and also from your list I have listened to pink floyd from time to time I listen to a little rock soft too.
The music you like motivates you to play, what you don't have to do is distract yourself with social networks or your phone, that is what can prevent you from concentrating on your game.
I like poker, I adore playing it, and its everything to me. poker is a combination of math, theory, psychological behavior and it is so complicated this is why I love it the most. while playing it I like to listen to music sometimes so that it will make my soul relax. however, the music type that I choose is so relaxing. I have a playlist of 500+ songs I just shuffle them when I'm playing
I think it always depends to the mood you re in and the game you play.
sometimes music is good and sometimes silence , for example finale tables should be quiet and concentrated but on the way there it can be nice and relaxing to listen music.
Online I am more likely to listen to music (sometimes I will and sometimes I won't). In live poker, I prefer silence and to remain attentive to what is going on. I also don't want to miss any potential "audio tells" my opponent(s) give off because I have headphones/music etc. When playing online games, there is no such danger in missing those tells because no one can "pick up on them" in online games. Perhaps that is one reason I am more likely to listen to music online than live. In live poker, I don't think music would distract me much if at all - but I prefer to focus on the moment and game instead.
If I do listen to anything, I like "poker music" to get me mentally motivated. Songs like John Cameron 4 O'clock Rumble, Kenny Rogers Gambler or even Motorhead Ace of Spades. Other times I just prefer classical music and calming things. Probably everyone will just listen to what kinds of music they normally enjoy.
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