I wrote this up on my other blog. I felt is was most appropriate to put it here as well. I have added some some new links on the side. There are some real bloggers out there that I read and you should too. For now, you can click on the links from my other blog. Also, you may see that I changed the name of this. I am not sure why I have the address but not the same name. This name is better.
Dave, of All Things Dave notoriety, had a couple of more comments including one extremely tough question. One is too tough to answer accurately. Yes, I said that. Can't necessarily be answered to a definite point. And I will prove that case.
Dave wants to know what you should drink when playing poker, if one should drink at all. The answer to the latter is obvious. Why wouldn't you drink when playing poker? And if there is anyone out there that just stuck their nose in the air saying "I don't drink". Leave. Now. If you don't drink then you don't play poker. And if you play poker, then you need to start drinking. If not, you are the table buzzkill. Poker is supposed to be fun.
But what do you have poured in that tumbler to tempt the taste buds and awaken the mind? For that, there is no definitive answer. I could defer to the some of the masters who I believe provide fantastic answers. Iggy, the blogfather, would answer Guinness. Who am I to argue with a man of such high standing? Another,
Al would quickly say Southern Comfort. The entire bottle. For the first hour. Then you bring another. BadBlood may answer Heineken.
Linda would probably tell you to drink wine.
I would say either Lite beer from Miler or Maker's and ginger. Depends how long I intend to play and whether the casino has Maker's Mark. I can plow down Lite until the cows come home. It will let me keep my senses and not get me too blitzed. The Maker's and ginger will get the buzz going but it is a nice mellow drink. You don't slam those down like water. But once we hit the wee hours in the morning, I may switch to Bailey's and coffee. A caffeine kick at 5 in the morning is needed to keep the game going (just don't let the Bellagio see you walk out with their coffee glasses).
It is all about having a good time. Yeah, those pros will say you shouldn't drink, but they need to make a living at it. I am just another guy playing here and there and just enjoying the game.
But should you play drunk? Depends on your definition of drunk. Buzzed up? Comfortably numb having reached that plateau where it seems you just can't get drunker and still have the control of your arms? Or falling out of your chair and slobbering about how your aces were just cracked by the Hammer?
I do pretty well hooched up. Some of my better sessions come from playing as I come home from the bar. Maybe it is because I am willing to bluff a bit more or I just want to ram and jam.
Does that work Dave?