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Most of the time I will have music playing in the background.. if i'm at a live game.. i'll have one earbud in playing some trans or chill ambient music but am still able to hear what's going on at the table..
...Other times if i really am not in the mood to socialize and there are just idiots at the table.. i'll turn it up to drown em out lol
I like music when I play. I add all genders to the mix from kids music to oldies to reniassance to rock-n-roll to country it tells me how to bet a hand I am in when I get god hole cards. From the all-in rock-n-roll to the conservative grinding of country.
I use to watch tv or soccer,but i read a book in were they talk about mainfullness, and who important is to train your brain to be concient on wath you are doing and that way you can concentrate 100% on it,so now i only play,when isnt a very important tournament i relax a little and watch tv/soccer.
Different vibrations different effects, I prefer the quiet though or I'll put some EDM on or some classical for a short while. I find any music constantly going eventually ends up turning me out but for a time it can be exactly what I needed.
how do you play? Music, if so, what?) Or do you concentrate in silence, another option, watch TV?
each person has his own way to concentrate, there are people who prefer silence and others with music, I think that the night is better to play, but be careful when you get tired do not continue and good luck
I actually like silence for the most part. But if you are a bit tired, I can definitely see how you would benefit from music too. I think the biggest thing is if you feel distracted, then it is not a good idea. You know, like if you are more focused on the show being watched as opposed to the hand being played, then it might not be a good idea.
Definitely music, and depends on the time of day and mood I'm going for. Mostly something relaxing, and simple. Classical, EDM stuff without lyrics for the most part. If I start to get a little tired or zoning out while playing then start the rock...
sometimes I listen to music during the game but it is rare if tournaments in the game go long and long then I find it starting and watching sometimes funny shows and I watch and play poker at tournaments so that I can’t get bored!
I have really bad tinnitus...like the scream of jet engines all the time, 24/7, and the way I have learned to deal with it is to try and replace that noise with music that plays in my head, favourite pieces that I know every note of and I find that very soothing, I don't really like headphones etc
I like some older rock playing in the background but what I usually hear are 3 little girls either laughing or fighting with a little bit of crying mixed in. So I play most of my tournements at 3AM so I just hear them snoring 😊