About Poker Tournament Distractions And Avoid Them


About Poker Tournament Distractions And Avoid Them

When you are playing online poker there are a lot of other possible distractions as well. A player could be playing in several tables. He could be chatting with his friends, or have several browser windows open and going over other sites.This will certainly cost him the game, because in order to win, your Poker strategy should be to remain focused. Fortunately, there are ways that you can avoid this. First off, you should play in only one table.

Playing poker at most tournaments, or even just in a casino, and you’re inevitably going to be bombarded with distractions. Whether it’s pretty cocktail waitresses, lights and cameras, an audience gathering to watch the play or even a full band playing in the back-ground you’ve just got to shut your mind to them all. Sure you can look, sure you can listen to everything that’s going on around you just not whilst you’re actually playing poker. It really is all down to your ability to concentrate on the task at hand. I remember some years ago seeing a show on TV, or in Party Poker,can’t remember what it was but it was a live show. Anyway, I remember this young kid had a solo singing spot, a balloon in the audience burst with an extremely loud bang! The kid just carried straight on, the voice never waivered and the eyes never left the camera.

Many of us who work in the poker media industry will see the players who have survived a day at a World Series of Poker event also hanging around a local bar at closing time several hours later. This would be okay if they had been eliminated and had no firm plans for the next day. The problem is that many of them were still in the poker tournament and needed to be fresh for the next day’s competition in order to have a chance at winning a WSOP bracelet. Most poker players are very diligent about shutting out distractions at the table. They tend to be less skilled at avoiding the distractions that a city like Vegas has to offer overall.

Having earlier said that it’s OK to look at the pretty waitresses or listen to the band away from the poker table, there are times when even that, or at least over-doing that, isn’t to be recommended. Quite frankly if you’re playing in any sort of poker tournament, you really need to adopt the life of the proverbial monk for its duration. Quite simply the temptations of going out on the town the night before any tournament has to be avoided. Whilst only a fool would over-indulge themselves in free drinks’ or any of the other distractions on offer, when sitting at the poker table,like in William Hill Poker only a fool will go out and get trashed the night before a big tournament. Getting yourself relaxed and ready for the tournament is one thing, so do have a drink or go to a show etc if you fancy it. Just don’t over do it as you’ll be in no fit state to concentrate on the poker game the next day; especially with a head that feels as if someone’s trying to hammer their way out of it and mouth that tastes like the cat litter box.

Whether you’re playing in a high class poker tournament or sitting at home playing online poker, the last thing you need are any poker distractions taking your mind off the game. Distractions that can make your mind wander away from concentrating on the cards in front of you aren’t always something that catches your eye or indeed even a sound that you hear.

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