This is a discussion on Staying Alert? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; Just curious how you guys stay awake during long tournaments. In a tourny right now thats been going for hours, and I'm not sure if
Not always possible with my busy schedule, but I try to be well rested going into the game and sometimes even take a short nap beforehand if I have the time.
I also have coffee sometimes...are we all hooked on coffee? lol
I actually don't really have coffee to keep me awake though. I just take coffee when playing poker because it tastes good and more importantly, because it warms me up.
I think as important (if not more important) than even sleep for alertness is where your mind is at. Even if you are well rested, but distracted - you won't be alert in the game. Too many people at their computer play poker with YouTube videos on other tabs or the tv in the background etc. When I play online poker (and live poker too), I'm strictly focused on the game and alert to the subtle situational fluctuations that come up
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