This is a discussion on Peeking within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; When playing online do you peek at your folded cards once the flop goes down?
If you do you are not concentrationg on your game and
The fact is you have likely folded a weak hand not worth playing. If by chance a flop might have strengthened your folded hand, you often want to double check.
That has nothing to do with 'not' concentrating on your game.
In fact it can be the opposite and might be a positive where you decide to broaden your range for a few hands depending on table dynamics. If people are loose and betting a paired eight or a nine to showdown, you might decide to rethink folding a weak jack for instance.
I dont bother once I fold for the most part. If I am watching the hand and trying to figure out the players hands i may look to so if I blocked something but I may look once a month if that to be honest. Once I fold I lost already so it wont matter.
When playing online do you peek at your folded cards once the flop goes down?
If you do you are not concentrationg on your game and only takin a passing look at your dealt cards.
Wow, I never knew this was even an issue. Geez, lack of concentration is due to me looking at my folded hand. Hmmm... I don't buy it. I think lack of concentration is just that. Distractions do occur but that's just life. As soon as I start to blame a feature of the game/site for my lack of focus then I would assume that's where my concentration waivers.
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I often watch discarded cards, repetitions of hands, I do it during the game, it does not interfere with me in any way and does not distract from the game, because I play one table: D.
At Pokerstars, when the opponent discards cards during the game, you don't see them, but you can immediately watch a replay of this hand in which the opponent's cards are visible, this helps a lot to play and build a strategy against certain players.
Lets say you folded a hand that would have had hit the nuts on the flop and there is a lot of action, the pot gets bigger and bigger. What?! your not thinking about that now? I understand that you must move on and not let your decision affect your game but saying "you are not concentrating on your game" its a bit cut and dry.
I will take a look at my folded cards if there is an interesting hand going down where I think I may have thrown away an important card.
One thing I try to avoid is looking back at hands I missed if I have to step away from the computer for a minute. I don't want to see that my aces got folded because the dog took her sweet time peeing.
I usually see them, when playing several tournaments you do not necessarily memorize what folded is almost impossible due to different circumstances, it really is something that I do not give importance because I do not consider it important if I see them or not, it has nothing to do with my concentration on the game. play