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Focus and maintaining it...

    • rgmuzza
      rgmuzza
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      Joined: 23.10.2009 Posts: 4
      Hi all I was just wondering if anyone else has a lot of trouble maintaining focus in online poker? I have many cases where I know I shouldn't play cards and I will just because I want to play a hand or not fully concentrating on what others could have. I just cant seem to take online poker anywhere near as seriously as live play. I lose a lot of cash this way and notice I don't do it in live play.

      I guess I'm just wondering how you guys handle it and stop yourselves from getting bored while not in a lot of hands.
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    • Janusrichmond
      Janusrichmond
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      Joined: 28.07.2009 Posts: 2,450
      Play more then one table at the same time. It´s a bit tricky in the beginning but after a while its not very hard. Much more action which makes it more fun!
    • rgmuzza
      rgmuzza
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      Joined: 23.10.2009 Posts: 4
      What size screen do you use? my eyes arent very good and so I need the tables at a decent size to see the cards and multi-tabling gets tricky for me on my 22"
    • kenshin79
      kenshin79
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      Joined: 20.10.2009 Posts: 9
      ya, 1 table is so boring, it should more than 2 to keep focus
    • THeGaME23
      THeGaME23
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      Joined: 12.10.2009 Posts: 398
      Try playing 9+ tables at once, it will really really help.
    • Agiz19
      Agiz19
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      Joined: 19.03.2007 Posts: 1,126
      ....more the tables , weaker your game....
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,120
      Originally posted by Agiz19
      ....more the tables , weaker your game....
      Thats not necicerally true...Some players have leaks in there game playing 1 or 2 tables that arnt there if you play 9 or 12.
    • Agiz19
      Agiz19
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      Joined: 19.03.2007 Posts: 1,126
      more tables, more waiting for QQ+ hands and AKs, AQs....in my opinion this is not poker anymore but waiting for the strongest hands and shipping it allin hoping to win , its just bad, like that noone will ever be great poker player , maybe making money is easier and more efficient. But still waiting for the nuts is retarded , i tried that and all i got was suckouts and crackks...
    • GunFlavoured
      GunFlavoured
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      Joined: 19.10.2008 Posts: 626
      Originally posted by PocketAcesJohn
      Originally posted by Agiz19
      ....more the tables , weaker your game....
      Thats not necicerally true...Some players have leaks in there game playing 1 or 2 tables that arnt there if you play 9 or 12.
      I agree, playing more tables can stop you from playing marginal hands when you get bored. Need to have a solid game fist or you will end up losing money.
    • PocketAcesJohn
      PocketAcesJohn
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      Joined: 19.06.2008 Posts: 1,120
      Originally posted by Agiz19
      more tables, more waiting for QQ+ hands and AKs, AQs....in my opinion this is not poker anymore but waiting for the strongest hands and shipping it allin hoping to win , its just bad, like that noone will ever be great poker player , maybe making money is easier and more efficient. But still waiting for the nuts is retarded , i tried that and all i got was suckouts and crackks...
      Who said anything about waiting for the nuts? Playing 9 or 12 tables i'll still personally play suited conectors, low pocket pairs, A-Xs etc if the implied odds are good enough.
    • Atoks
      Atoks
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      Joined: 01.06.2008 Posts: 1,397
      Maybe u should try the audio technology that supposedly helps u focus better. Basically it's like music only it has other tones incorporated that help ur brain work harder. Open the wikipedia and look for "Brainwave synchronization".