This is a discussion on When do you prefer to play poker in the evening or in the morning? Alone or more? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; in my opinion I prefer to play in the evening and alone because then there is calm and no woman bothers: D:icon_bigs:angel::angel::angel:
The evening is the ONLY time I can ever play. I have a 18mo old baby and my family needs my presence and attention whenever I'm there to give it. So I end up looking forward to the late night every day when I can finally get back to my hobby lol
When I play during the day, I'm not good at it: I very rarely reach the prize places! and in the evening and at night I almost always get a reward! I don't know what this is about! well, in general, I really want to play during the day, and sleep at night)) but it's not working yet))
The time of day does not bother me really if i feel like i am tuned in and focused i will play anytime, personally i think you know when you are and are not ready for a game sometimes i sit down for a game and my head is not in it, usually does'nt go well
I almost always play at night because I find that is when the best MTT tournaments tend to start.
I am also an unexpected virtual teacher during the day to my son due to the neverending curse that is Covid-19 so I really can't devote any time to poker until his school day is finished, which is usually around 2-3PM. That is fine with me because, as I mentioned earlier I have been playing mostly MTT tournaments, as well as some spin-n-gos and sit-n-go here and there. I have been considering getting back into cash tables and there was one night where I was multi-tabling with 2 cash tables, a tournament and a spin-n-go. I did pretty well at the cash tables and made it to the money in the tournament. As far as the spin-n-go, I'm pretty sure that was one of the times I got in trouble with AJ.
Honestly, everytime I see AJ now instead of getting any level of excitement at having a semidecent hand I tend to just get frustrated because I almost always find myself in a crappy position with it. Heads up against one person I will take AJ all day, you can only expect to get so lucky in that situation. I am talking about being dealt AJ suited and I am first to act in the beginning stages of a MTT. I usually do what I consider the normal thing most poker players would do and raise 3x the BB and that would be all well and fine if I didn't always seem to find myself getting reraised anytime I am the initial raiser with AJ. And to make matters worse, it's not just one person reraising me, the last time I experienced this I was reraised by one player and the player immediately after them reraised them all in and this was like the 10th hand of the tournament? Pretty sure blinds were still at level 1.
I know I can't expect to be playing with strictly professionals in a tournament that has a $1-$3 buy-in. I think I am just unfortunately unlucky when it comes to the hand AJ. Not saying I have never won with it because I know that I have, but out of the last 10 times I was dealt that hand there were 3 times when I was the initial raiser and all three times I was reraised.
If you are wondering what happened during the hand I was discussing where I was reraised twice.. after the one player re-raised all in and the action folded to me I thought about it for about 5 seconds and folded my hand in frustration. The other player let their time clock run for like 20 seconds and then called the all-in and this is all preflop in a tournament that basically just started. Half of me is assuming that one of them has to have something like KK or AA and the other has either AK or JJ. Well, I was right about one of them!
The player that reraised me initially had KK and the player that reraised them all in had A10 off. KK ending up winning the hand and I went on to hate AJ just a little bit more than I had before.
Does anyone actually like AJ (suited or unsuited)? I know that AK, AQ, AA and KK are obviously better hands but if there are people out there that like 10/2 or K9 somewhere out there there must be a person who favors AJ?
I have been playing a lot from the morning on (somewhere between 9am and 11am) for the past week or so, and this may continue for the next month+ but I enjoy playing from the early afternoon to early evening the most (1-9pm).
More specifically the right time of the day and the best days of the week.The best time to play poker is during primetime hours in the evening. It is also better to play poker on the weekends and during holidays.
in my opinion I prefer to play in the evening and alone because then there is calm and no woman bothers: D
I see your point it is not really about woman, but the bothering... Especially in summer time, I prefer to play late evening, night. However, I can say the same generally, no disturbing noises at all, not even in the break times, when I go out for a while. There are few specific tourneys in morning, early afternoon time, what I like to play very much, if it happens like that, but those are the smaller ones, max 5-6 hours.
Also a main reason the options what I have, and to be honest, most of the tourneys what worthy to play, start after 7pm, local time, so I prefer to start between 7-9PM, and make several late regs for the running ones, too.
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The best time to play poker is when the lesser skilled poker players are also playing.
This means I only play in the afternoon and evenings, with special emphasis on weekends.
However, from a personal standpoint, I tend to get tired in the late evenings and I lose all motivation to play when I get sleepy, I only want to head off to bed... so this means I generally won't enter tournaments that start later than 5pm... but that's just me. Some of the younger kids have infinite stamina and can play all day and night. I'm old now. LOL