I mean, headphones, kind of music you listen, playing other games on celular (if allowed) to "distract" a bit, taking a walk, cigars, drinks, gums in mouth, playing with chips... what is your stuff around you to keep you in good poker transe? And obvius, the advantages and downs of each thing on play.

  • I guess a talk about shades could be usefull here too. – H_7 Aug 21 '13 at 22:25

never play poker when you are tired or drunk. never! :) taking a walk is good option, it clears your mind) other things like headphones, cigars and chip tricks are only distract me. but it's very personal.

  • I miss the things you use to keep good playing..so you use nothing? do use shades in live play? tks for answering. – H_7 Aug 22 '13 at 22:25
  • i look stupid in shades:) i use nothing, except of clear mind and good mood – Suic Aug 23 '13 at 5:16

I focus on my opponents. I watch for tells, determine styles of play, see if I can find things to exploit at the table. That keeps me busy enough.

Okay, I admit it, I also play with my chips.

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