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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!
13th October 2017, 9:19 AM
Rational Madman [2,481]
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.