Let's try to quantify it.
@ 200nl, 6-max:
* For every 6 hands you are dealt, you pay $3 (1.5bb) in blinds.
* 1 dealt hand = $0.50 (.25bb)
* Missing 1000 hands = $500 (250bb)
Scaling down to 2nl that means missing out on half a cent per hand or $5 of value for every 1000 missed hands.
This doesn't take into account relative values of positions though... like a hand on the button is probably worth 3x more the value of a hand in middle or early position.
I think that depending on how much volume you put in on a single table and how many hands you are missing and in which positions, leaving early and playing lots of short table sessions can have a noticeable effect long term.
Last edited by mrmonkey : 14th November 2011 at 5:39 PM.