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Has anyone developed odd habits when playing online? I've started to give myself a talking too (out loud) if I hit a bad run of luck, just to keep the tilt monkey away!
Just wondered if there were any other examples? (I don't want to hear the "naked poker" stories)
Speaking out loud is a good habit for online poker. This means that you are involved in the game. Habits do not interfere with the game. But it is at this moment that you realize how difficult it is for live poker players.
If I'm in fairly long tourney, I like to cook some food during the first hour or so, it distracts me and stops me playing too many hands in the early stages. Or maybe I'll decide to bake something if I'm feeling particularly loose and twitchy.
I'm absolutely certain this is not recommended strategy, but at least you also end up with yummy food after a potentially card dead first hour.