I`m sure, that even for the most professional players poker is very stressful. I need not tell you of beginners, because for this sort the game is even dangerous. I mean our health. In different ways emotions during playing give stress on your heart, therefore we must be careful)
hey man I consider my self a player that gets the game and for sure not a beginner any more and trying to move up my game i have no one local that i can find as a mentor/ coach/ some one to talk poker with and i feel more and more strested out when i screw up because i cant get feed back and suggestions what do i do I'm knew to this blog thing... GusDaNuts9
Haha, it depends! Sometimes I feel that it's that "stress" or "rush" of sweating out hands that draws me into the game. Long sessions can be very relaxing, I think on some level playing a bit of poker can exaggerate whatever feelings you had before entering the session--assuming you break about even. Losing IMHO is always more stressful than winning...then again you know what they say about mo money.
I would say that an 8-10 hour MTT wears at me mentally more than a stressful week of my day job. Seat 2/3 and 6/7 focusing on the cards 5 feet away from you, managing opponents tells, calculating the value of a bet to keep callers active when you have a monster hand, the swings of the bad beats... It takes a toll on you, well me at least.
Poker is as stressful as u make it, if u become tilted and continue playing while tilted without improvement it can become stressful and could probably cause some negative health effects(high blood pressure for example) . So avoid playing while tilted, it will do ur health and ur bankroll some good
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Stress is part of the life of the poker player.
The range of affectation, a priori depends, in addition to the type of person, of course, the approach to poker.
For those who are a hobby, stress has a more restrained dimension, and the more you become professional, the more stress you suffer. However, despite suffering more stress, you are also better prepared to cope.
Poker is a stressful and anxiety rousing thing for many, and this points up further the mistake of not incorporating respect for psychological aspects of the game in one's approach. Human beings when over-stressed or over-anxious do not perform as well, either physically or as confidently, when under these influences.
Uncertainty is the second name of poker. And if you add to all this the need to pay bills, keep a family, children. Then it is easy to imagine how seriously professional players can suffer from stress.
I feel stress if I am playing a too high limit or too many tables. But I must also say that a bit stress is a good thing because otherwise it can get boring and you do not want to not care any more if you lose money. A bit of stress keeps you wanting to get better and crush those stressful villains