Monday, August 30, 2010

In poker, what a difference a day makes

I'm not much of a tilty guy at the tables. Sure I'm prone to becoming upset like anyone else at the hands of the river but this usually doesn't affect my play. I'm more likely to get up from the table than to eke out any-two-card revenge in the next hand.

But one thing that does affect my game is being tired. Usually it's the kind of being tired that I don't even realize until it's too late. That's usually when I'll be prone to calling instead of folding, etc.

The next day, however, everything is much clearer. Poker continually reminds me of pitching in baseball -- you're much more apt to be at your best when you're fresh, when you play with aggression and control and when you play within your physical limits.

1 comment:

Memphis MOJO said...

I used to play at one of the casinos on Friday nights, but lately, not so much. I've found the same thing you wrote about: When I'm tired (on fridays), I just don't bring my A game.