Originally Posted by 1Birddog
Just doesn't appeal to me to quit when I am ahead, although, it is probably better to do so. But, how do you determine when you are ahead enough to quit? A time limit is very good, I have found. Usually, 2 - 3 hrs will be enough. Do not play when you are tired? Your concentration is low and you will not be at your best. Also, I have found not to try to play more than one game at a time is better.
Totally agree with not playing when tired. I know there are a lot of multi-table players out there, but I prefer to stick with one, two at the most and only if the same game (nlhe/nlhe or stud/stud, etc). More than 1, concentration is divided, at least it is for me.
Long time friend and live table player once made a comment that stuck with me, and seems to be true. Don't know the logic, but I no longer play 1. hungry or 2. with Mother Nature calling. Take that break to take care of 'other' business.
One of the things that always make me wonder about length of play is the number of people who play drunk or stoned. I can't find a book anywhere that addresses alcohol or smoke improving skills and decision making.
GL on the flat screen felt.