Originally Posted by Rmoneymaker8
Its like this constant broken record voice in the back of my mind sayin "get out.. get out".
The answer to your question is to listen to that voice.
Or get better at playing with a deeper stack.
BRM may be in your future.
With a comfortable BR, you sit and sit and sit with whatever stack you want, and if you lose it all, oh well, that's why you have X stacks in reserve in your bankroll.
Without a comfortable BR, it's going to sting when you lose a buy-in and a half. A lot.
Once I developed a healthy BR, I started feeling more comfortable with deepstack poker, and now I can double up, then double up again, and with two hands that would have doubled up my 100 BBs on two seperate occaisons, I've doubled up twice to 400 BBs.
I'm quite comfortable at deep stack poker in live games, and unless all the weak players leave and all the regs stay and the action dries up, I'll stick around and take their 150-200 BB stacks over and over and over again, until I get tired, have to go do something, get hungry, need a break, or start playing poorly.
Which are textbook answers...
1. The table is no longer profitable.
2. Your stack is too significant a part of your BR to lose.
3. You start playing poorly/lose your edge/tilt.
4. You are an hour late for work
5. You are tired. (Mr. Lee sleeps on the table at the 80NL @ The Bike in LA. Haha. Mr. Lee)
Pay attention especially to rule #2.
And a custom rule #6 for you -
6. You're not that good at deep stack poker.
If you are a 8/7 and have 300 BBs and open raise from UTG to 3 BBs I have you pegged for a giant hand. And I'm calling you with a crappy one if I have effective stacks anywhere near yours.
Most of the time, I just gave you 3 BBs. Every once in a while, I hit a set, flop two pair, a low raggedy straight, a baby flush, and I get it in a favorite to your AKs or AA or KK or QQ or maybe AQs.
That's part of my deepstack game, and while you'll say "what an idiot." I'll say "I'm so glad he didn't put me on 35o here."
GL on the felt.