Page 20 - This is a discussion on What Do You Do During Breaks? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; What's up guys? I was just wondering how you spend your 5 min. breaks. Eat? Smoke? Nap? Or run around real quick and be back
I am a smoker (I know, it's a bad habit), so I usually go to tthe balcony to have a smoke, which is not as enjoyable now unfortunately because I live in Toronto and it is cold outside (now it's -9 Celsius).
Anything I would do at any time in the game because I particularly find the breaks too short and because they are too short I find them unnecessary.
I would find it necessary if they were longer. 5 minutes I don't even have time to go to the bathroom calmly.
If I want a 5 minute break I simply put away for that time and I won't lose many blinds "almost nothing at the beginning of a tournament" because I can't actually set a certain time to be hungry or thirsty or want to go to the bathroom.
That's my opinion...
During breaks I prepare a little meal like a sandwich and warm milk. Sometimes I go to the can, or just listening to music. Most of the time it is the first option. I can happen that during the break I go to bed when it actually is too late to keep on playing. But that only happens when I built up a big enough stack to make it to the money.