This is a discussion on Do You Fidget While Playing? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; I normally always have a deck of cards in my hand or my rubiks cube whilst playing online. IT just gives my hands something to
When I play online, I try to get up and stretch every 15 minutes. If I am not playing more than one game at a time, I listen to music. When I play live, I try to remain as still as possible before I play in the hand. I may fidget after I fold. I try not to give away any tells in how I use my card protector, which I sometimes play with in between playing the hands.
My fidgeting depends on the game.
Online - None - I am sitting back in my lazyboy recliner chair with my laptop. I watch television and play poker.
Live Home Game - no fidgeting - the homemade poker table is uncomfortable and I have to sit back and just fold my arms.
Live Casino Rooms - I lean forward on the comfortable padded arm rests and shuffle a few chips. Just can't manage the big stack shuffles like some players do.
Online I'm usually working and playing only freerolls/low stakes tornys to keep my math on point - so I'm usually slightly distracted while playing a table, thus, boredom isn't really an issue for me. Btw I don't suggest doing other things while playing it's counter productive.