This is a discussion on Leaving the table. within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; For some time I have been obsessed with this aspect of psychology related to poker.
Unfortunately, I suffer every day, if I have a positive session
For some time I have been obsessed with this aspect of psychology related to poker.
Unfortunately, I suffer every day, if I have a positive session (1 or 2 boxes up) I want to close, On the other stage, if I am losing,
I am not able to close, even after the 60 min.
But in the case of winning, I always think, why not close and go with a good taste? Why risk losing the earned?
I know that this has to do with the short-term mentality, and it should not influence me, and I should think only in the long term,
and be clear that the way I finish a session should not be influential for my game, but unfortunately, despite knowing the theory, I can not put it into practice.
For me, usually it means I am playing above my bankroll if I want to book a win or find myself chasing my losses.
I don't play for a living and lately I am able to have just as good a time on a $0.02/$0.05 table as I would on a $2.5/$5 table and instead of risking $500 I'm risking $5.
If I had a big enough bankroll that losing (or winning) $500 a few times a session wouldn't bother me I'd play there instead.
Playing at stakes where I don't have to worry about the results seems to help me.
Good luck to you!
October 13th, 2017, 9:19 AM
Join Date: Jan 2017
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: HE NL always
Actually unlike in tournaments, in cash games there is a right time to leave the table.
If there is another big stack on the table, even with aces I fold and get out of that table I am not joking.
I want to keep the table such that the maximum I can lose is the buy-in I come in with (which is the maximum always as this is good BRM). If you have another bigstack on the table it just takes one cooler hand or bad beat to make all your session count for nothing. If you want to make more per hour, go to higher stakes but do not stay at a low stake table with a massive stack if there's someone else who can knock you down past your original buyin x2. It's that simple really.
Leaving is not at all a bad strategy, it's very good bankroll management.
July 24th, 2018, 12:14 AM
Join Date: Dec 2015
Online Poker at: AmericasCard
Know when to leave.. what to start with at micro
As others have stated, : Leaving the table is not always wrong. It's you, your game, your comfort level. Poker is hard enough when you do feel comfortable. Discomfort for me is being surrounded by bigger stacks that love to bully.
Playing micro, $0.02/$0.05 table, if you put down less than a buck, it seems like the sharks love to shove their stack at you right off the bat, to make you fold, so they can have a good laugh. What do others think is a decent amount to put down, at micro, to prevent bullying, if that can be done.
July 25th, 2018, 10:25 PM
Join Date: Jul 2015
Poker at: wpn
re: Poker & Leaving the table.
I think it's important to to realize you're stack size is only relative to the next biggest stack.
You may be up $2000 on 1/2...but if the next biggest stack is 200...then you've only got 100BB at risk.
Set a stop loss at how many BB you're willing to lose back.
If you lose desire to play then just BOOK THE WIN
July 25th, 2018, 10:30 PM
Join Date: Feb 2018
Online Poker at: BOL
Starting with Micro is the way to go. I have to fight myself to not want to go to higher stakes bc for me that would be a big mistake.