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Old 03-15-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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Does adderall improve your play?

How much 1-10 would u say aderall helps you get longer sessions? I am strongly condisering get it (not just for poker, but for school etc). Does it make u concentrate better for long sessions? I cant play 24 tables for more then a hr or two... will adderall make me be able to play for longer then that? Thnks
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:58 AM   #2
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

sure its legal speed but just like w/speed there are negative side effects but your teeth wont fall out so thats a plus
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:48 AM   #3
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

i just smoke crack and inject crank. i haven't slept in months.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

any serious replys please... really curious how aderall affects ur play
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

it's player dependent. in general, you'll be able to grind longer and probably focus better but in the long run, people will tell you it's not worth it. if you are that curious, just try it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

I have found that this type of stuff helps you pay attention to the game, but comes with a few side effects that may be -ev.

For example, you may be tempted to rush into a decision. Your judgment will be effected also. I find that I think people are lying a lot more on adderall, and I find I am more aggressive. Both of which are bad for my game, and I end up calling and betting into people obviously telling me they have me beat.

Oh, and after about 6 months you may develop stomach ulcers, and it will make you shaky (my leg won't stop from my years of taking it as a child).

I would say it may help you play more, but not win more.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:29 AM   #7
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Id like to hear of other experiences of adderall/ritalin and poker too, been interested in the effects for a while. Great thread.
Read Mike Matusow's book. He talks at length about how adderall effects his game.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:59 PM   #8
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Read Mike Matusow's book. He talks at length about how adderall effects his game.
mike matusow also cries like a 3 year old everytime a 60% hand doesn't hold up. about how 'nobody runs as bad as him'

he's good but he's one of the most inconsistent pros
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:02 AM   #9
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

I have been prescribed adderall for about 7 years to treat my adhd. It definitely help with concentration, but I would be very cautious in how you use it. I feel that it gave me the ability to stay up longer if needed & was a life saver after 36 hours without sleep.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

I don't know anything about acquiring the drug..
is it hard to get a prescription? or can you buy it off the shelf?
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #11
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

A prescription is required. Your family physician can write the Rx if they feel it is appropriate. Kind of expensive without insurance. Depends on whether or not pill or capsule is prescribed.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:47 AM   #12
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

It definitely helps my play a lot, I find I always read more into what every player is trying to do and I can play marathon sessions on it. However there are some footnotes in my story I think. I always have been someone who has no problem staying up really all night and I find that taking a pill like that I stay up all night guaranteed and energized through the next day so I never ever take it two days in a row except finals week except for one occasion.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:53 AM   #13
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It helps your play unbelievably. Once it wears off, I become a spewy tilt-tard.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:55 AM   #14
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

its really good

i take adderall when i grind sundays or other long sessions

its vital
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:33 AM   #15
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Re: Does adderall improve your play?

Is aderall the best for this?? Or can virtually any other concentraion meds do the smae thing?
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