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Playing While Drunk/tired/too High/etc--i Realized Something


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So...I'm up about 5k in online poker, and a big reason it is not more is that I have played multiple times when drunk or very tired, or when very pissed off after breaking up w my girlfriend, and at least three times I've blown my entire online roll (1k or more) during an entire session while drunk. Even though I know this is a stupid thing I do it anyway.But I realized something yesterday. In a good scholarly book on gambling, The Age of Chance, Gerda Reith (who is a prof of sociology at the University of Glasgow) connects the impulse to gamble with a "childhood fiction of omnipotence." The feeling of indestructibility that you get when playing the game, taking the pot away from someone, etc. And I realized that this is exactly why it is so appealing to play when drunk/exhausted/whatever. I feel like in spite of this, and I'm aware i am drunk or whatever, I can overcome any boundary, and even if i'm playing someone who is drinking a cup of coffee at 10am in Liverpool I believe I can still outplay them. I think this is why game selection/bankroll management/self displine in poker is so hard: the desire to gamble is at odds with the skills required to discipline yourself.

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I have friends that are very good players.. but they only LIKE to play when they are drunk. When they play sober they are superb players but when they are drunk.... not so much. I can honestly say that when i'm drunk I dont think about playing poker really at all ( I only think about it every other moment of the day).

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well, drunk you are just more careless and reckless generally,and tired, youre just more at risk to miss the details of the game.The reason people go so incredably broke while playing drunk is becuase they get tired and want to quit the game, being drunk and stubborn and careless makes them not want to quit the game untill they are forced too via going broke.basically you want out of the game, and the only way is to go broke, so subconciously you make poor decisions so you can go broke.

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alchohol doesnt helpweed helps if you are nervous at a FTand cocaine helps if you are multitabling (alot) at stakes you can beat(just what ive heard)
QFMFT...The first 2 lines anyways can't speak on the cocaine part not my style
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So...I'm up about 5k in online poker, and a big reason it is not more is that I have played multiple times when drunk or very tired, or when very pissed off after breaking up w my girlfriend, and at least three times I've blown my entire online roll (1k or more) during an entire session while drunk. Even though I know this is a stupid thing I do it anyway.
i did the same thing so many times i was up about 15k online but i shoulda been up around 30. every time i was drunk and around a comp i would sign on to party and play 20-40 holdem or 5-10 NL. ( i usually play 5-10 limit and .50-1 NL) and sometimes i would win ya know but most times i busted and didnt even remember what play i made to lose. id get pissed the next day that i did that and every time i would promise myself i would never play after drinking again..but then every once in a whule i would try it and win so that would make me wanna all the time but i would usually lose and keep telling myself i wont ever play drunk again. then the GF broke up with me which was really hard for me and then i found another reason to play higher stakes and started losing doing that. And once being drunk and still upset bout the girl was the worst combo. Basically iv lost a couple thousand in the past month or so and i dont know what to do anymore considering i might not be able to play online anymorep.s. im going to turning stone casino in NY this weekend anyone else?
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I've done much field research on this subject, including last night when I put in a nearly blacked out sesh of 3/6 nl. I suck at poker when I'm drunk, but it's so so so so so so so so so so fun. I actually think being stoned helps my game, but don't take my word for it, give it a try.erac

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I've done much field research on this subject, including last night when I put in a nearly blacked out sesh of 3/6 nl. I suck at poker when I'm drunk, but it's so so so so so so so so so so fun. I actually think being stoned helps my game, but don't take my word for it, give it a try.erac
i dont smoke anymore but iv been told by a lot of ppl that smoking increases their concentration. i could def see that working
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When you are drunk its all or nothing mostly.You want to hit a home run,a BIG pot.You don't enjoy the snowball.So it can't be profitable on the long run imo.Fun?Hell yeah.

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playing O8 drunk can be a recipe for success. At low limits the game is about nutpeddling and if you can hold your drink you keep telling yourself (nutpeddle, nutpeddle). it takes away creativity but I've posted some pretty big positives playing drunk at 10/20.

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alchohol doesnt helpweed helps if you are nervous at a FTand cocaine helps if you are multitabling (alot) at stakes you can beat(just what ive heard)
i've heard the same thing :)except i like playing drunk!!! Actually i'm going to go get drunk and high in about an hour and play :club:
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