How Physical Condition Affects Play
I’ve been down over the Christmas weekend with a really bad fever, hitting 39.1 deg C at one point. Even then, I tried playing a couple of sessions, but soon realized it was a really bad idea.
It seems like when I’m sick, I’m a lot less patient. On both the sessions, I made stupid plays, trying to force a steal in an impossible situation. On neither session did I last up to 100 hands. Essentially, I just got tired a lot quicker, and tried to accommodate for that by forcing plays. As such, I lost about two buyins (about $3) over the 2 sessions of 30-40 hands each.
Or I could just be making excuses for my losses, when the simple fact is I’m not that good a player.
What do you think? How does your physical condition affect how you play – and how (if at all) do you accommodate that?