When you're playing online, it's easy to fight the power of boredom. You can play more tables, and the play is much faster. You can also search the web for
online porn interesting articles. Boredom is the sworn enemy of good poker play.
And when you're playing online, it's rarely in a social setting (especially if you're doing that online searching). And if it's not social, beer seems to be less of a necessity, although I know plenty of people who still crack one open while at the keyboard.
That all changes when it's time for the home game.
Over at Poker Watch, Dan tells us all about the 4th Annual Dallas Series of Poker. It was a $75 buy-in with 20 players and payouts up to three places. He's got a good write up.
There's also a write up over at The Fat Guy, and it's there that you'll read about the devastating power of boredom. Here's just a taste:
I don't even want to think about the other major mistake that I made, but for self-education (and self-flagellation) purposes, I shall. Pocket 7s for me in SB, one limper and I raise. BB and limper call. Flop comes Ace-blank-10. Spooky, but I make a small bet to see what everyone is thinking.
Any guess where that one is going? This weekend, I'll be at a home game in Greenville, SC. Two other Up For Poker contributors will be there, Otis and Randy. I'll be sure to give you a roundup as soon as I get a chance.