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Don't Play Drunk

Postby Enuenated » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:32 pm

Countless nights have I sat across a table from someone & watched them get plastered silly and throw away their entire stack of chips. I've been that person too - and there are nights where you're just playing with friends for low stakes and it's more about the fun than the poker - but if you're in a casino, watch the alcohol. The truth is, while you may be more relaxed after 2 drinks, it may lead to you playing looser and less sharply, even if one's not 'drunk.'
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Postby Mortund1985 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:33 pm

i tend to agree with that.  However, i have a good friend who comes home from the bars at night and plays online poker tourneys at AP.  Just in the last month i have witnessed him cash out close to 3 grand, all playing drunk.  i hate that guy.
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Postby Courpastruce » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:49 pm

only play drunk when other are worse.  i play online while drinking but never live to nervous but i get bored online.
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Postby Sages1989 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:34 pm

hi all,

great advice.

especially when your money is on the line.

say, PHILIPIV, how does your friend play

and when....at what time?

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Postby Abstold » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:46 pm

As a general rule I would have to agree with you.  There are extreme cases though, like myself, where I think drinking at the table actually gives me an advantage.  I wouldn't advise this to anyone unless you have severe anxiety, which I do.  I am so anxious and panicky during live poker sessions that my hands will shake really bad.  Because it's impossible for me to just "calm down" I find the thing that works best for me is to drink literally 4-5, sometimes 6 beers.  I don't get drunk really.  It just kind of levels me out and I'm calm and I can focus better.  Just a thought.
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Postby Ploneinan » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:52 am

Personally I kind of like it when a drunk plays.  I need all the advantage I can get and It seems many times sober people take longer to play trying not to make a mistake.  So I say to all…..please have more than a few prior to sitting at a table with me.

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Postby Couser » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:24 pm

there s nothing better to me than to have a good ole cold beer and play online poker.ya just got to keep it within the limits.as much as i love playing and drinking ,once your realy buzzed you kinda don t give a shit and that can destory your bank acct. or get you knocked out of a tourney early.so keep the drinking in prespective.
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Postby Thernand » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:29 pm

I think limit is the key.. Sure have a few cold ones.. But if the stakes are high live or online.. Sober is the way to play.

Then again with freerolls.. Heck suck 'em back.. Its alot more fun hat way!  :lol:

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