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What do you do while playing online poker?
Join Date: Mar 2020
Poker at: Poker Stars
I try not to do anything and not to be distracted by anything.I only allow soft music or a humorous series that has little meaning.The neighbors get bored sometimes,and while I'm playing, they start stomping their feet like they have a herd of elephants there.
Relaxing / chill out music is my best friend.
Sometimes it can be same flash games to play next window, but it's to rare. Usually happens when the tounnament is ending (2-3 hours) and I want to go to bed, but have to play)
Since I bring everything I need before the tournament, my table is like a small market.I have everything I need and don't need. So I drink juice, coffee ... eat snacks ... And if I'm bored while playing, it's always my cat that I keep in my lap.I play with her until the better game starts.
If I'm playing only one table a like to listen to a podcast or watch youtube videos that are not taking all my attention, 4+ tables I only listen to music while playing. I can't concetrate if I need to talk to someone while I'm playing so most of the time I'm really focused on my hands and at the tables
Sometimes I listen to sports on TV or music in the background. Mostly, however, I try to focus on the cards and analyze the situation at the tables. Focusing your attention is the most important thing in poker
I try to concentrate in the game so I wont miss important things, it works over all. Since I get easily distracted and If I start doing something else ill come back to folded aces or something. also it helps to pay attention to your opponents tendencies while your not in hands so that you don't get bored easily. since its online and you can easily see everyone chip count, that helps also knowing what and how they bet with what they have.