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08-05-2022 , 05:24 PM
Anyone else deal with ADHD and poker? Medicated or not?
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08-05-2022 , 10:03 PM
Yes. I am a high-functioning autistic.

What do you want to know?
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08-06-2022 , 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by JayKon
Yes. I am a high-functioning autistic.

What do you want to know?

Winning? Losing? How do you perform
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08-06-2022 , 12:08 PM
Yes, I'm a winning player overall. Though I've had some rather serious bumps in the road.

As to "perform", I'm not sure what you mean.

I would point out that no matter who you are, you really need to constantly study the game to win consistently ... and even then there will be losses.
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08-06-2022 , 02:15 PM
My respect-o-meter just clicked up one notch for JayKon.
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08-06-2022 , 10:03 PM
I will add something about ADHD/Aspergers/high-functioning autism that is relevant.

This condition requires mental stimulation and poker most certainly provides that, along with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. In the beginning, there is so much going on that the mind jumps from one thing to another, ultimately not absorbing much and resulting in, well, losing your ass in the game. However, the condition also allows for some rather intense focus, seeing things that are invisible to most people. This can result in correctly making some incredible bluffs, hero calls and tough folds.

The thing is, you REQUIRE knowledge of the game and of live reads (which are a combination of betting patterns and tells) to understand what various things mean. Once this basic knowledge is achieved, ADHD can be an incredible asset to a winning poker player.

I won't lie, it's a tough road to get down, but it also has benefits outside the casino.
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Yesterday , 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by JayKon
I will add something about ADHD/Aspergers/high-functioning autism that is relevant.

This condition requires mental stimulation and poker most certainly provides that, along with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. In the beginning, there is so much going on that the mind jumps from one thing to another, ultimately not absorbing much and resulting in, well, losing your ass in the game. However, the condition also allows for some rather intense focus, seeing things that are invisible to most people. This can result in correctly making some incredible bluffs, hero calls and tough folds.

The thing is, you REQUIRE knowledge of the game and of live reads (which are a combination of betting patterns and tells) to understand what various things mean. Once this basic knowledge is achieved, ADHD can be an incredible asset to a winning poker player.

I won't lie, it's a tough road to get down, but it also has benefits outside the casino.

Yeah I genuinely feel/know that my technical poker skill is far above most if not at a professional level but my ADHD really cripples simple things like self control/attention which lead to me getting turbo railed but when Iím analyzing hands or looking at hands from a different POV than being in the actual hand I turn into a god
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Yesterday , 12:01 PM
Yea, I get it. The thing is to get that laser focus, you need to understand what you're looking at and why - it has to be interesting.

I'm going to recommend a book on tells. It's a bit old at this point, but it goes into why people do different things. There is an interesting story at the beginning of the book concerning doctors learning their craft that illustrates the importance of observation. You'll like that part.

"Phil Hellmuth Presents Read 'em and Reap"
https://www.amazon.com/Phil-Hellmuth...=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Take your time with it.

Be patient, these things take time, sometimes a lot of time. However, what's a couple of years compared to a lifetime?
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