It's been a long time since I've done a post on bladder control...okay, I've never done a post on bladder control. This has been a pee-free blog, however, this is all about to change.
Considering the fact that gamblers like their beer the the fact that on-line gamers digest a lot of caffeine, it is safe to assume that on-line poker players drink their fair share of liquids. This leads us to our problem. I understand many on-line tournaments factor in a break or two, that doesn't always cover our needs--which begs the question: when is the best time to run to the potty.
I'll keep this post short with an easy answer for once: take a restroom break just before the blinds hit you.
You don't want to go during your blinds, that is just throwing your money away. Bad starting hands may turn into something special if no one raises you out. You need to keep the big blind special on the menu. You also don't want to leave the table immediately after your blinds because then you are missing your position advantage. I always hold it until a hand or so away from my blind. So if you see me squirming and yet decide to play the hand, I've probably got a monster.