nope doesnt bother me 1 little bit,now if it was live id be annoyed,but then again observers have to be off the poker room floor less they are waiters ,waitesses ,serving the players or the dealers lol
It doesn't bother me too much ~ I even had people sitting next to me watching me play so it's all good with me [MENTION=22]wabbit[/MENTION] I love the picture and good company to have while playing poker I think
Slightly off topic but it came to mind when I saw this:
People who sit behind other people in live games. What the deuce is that about? I'm not sure if that's exclusive to Pittsburgh, but it completely baffles me. Some guy will sit down and have his girlfriend sit behind him while he plays for hours on end.
Is she really that tied down? That bored? That much of a poker fan?
I love to play and study and watch poker, but there is not a chance in hell I would ever go sit and watch someone play live where I can't see the cards or what's going on.
I've seen guys come with 2 or 3 "boys" and I have to make sure I don't laugh because it looks so ridiculous. Nothing says "I'm his bitch" better than accompanying someone to their $1/$3 cash game.
I almost want to walk over to them and be like "Really? You guys have nothing better to do?....Do you have any kind of pride left?"
Nope does not bother me as long they don't talk or gossip they I don't mind them watching. They might like to watch to learn more strategies they can use when they play. If your being bother of them watching you then I guess your not focus on the match your playing.
Drives me insane... When I play online I want to be completely in "the zone"... I put on my play list and crank the music up so there are no distractions, preferably alone in the room so movement doesn't distract me, but as that's not always possible I'll try to sit a little closer to the screen to lesson my peripheral vision. Talk at the table doesn't distract me, but just about anything happening in the room with me can throw off my concentration...
Don't know why it gets to me so much, as it's no big deal when I'm playing IRL, but It's the same thing when I'm working, while it's obviously not practical for a customer to not watch or be around when I'm picking their lock or opening their car, pretty much anything ELSE I do (repairs, rekeys, etc) I do in the vehicle alone. When I had to work with other locksmiths at my old shop, I'd do as much work as I could in my car, and when I NEEDED to work in the shop doing machining, brazing, casting, code cutting keys, etc I made it very clear early on "Do no talk to me, do not be near me"... When I'm doing my book keeping or insurance forms or putting together an estimate, I'll actually just give Sunni some fun money so she can be out of the house shopping. (she doesn't mind... lol)...