Originally Posted by kmixer
There is no reason to set a goal for leaving. Some people think that it is a good idea to leave say if they double up. Or leave if they lose two buy ins. What does this mean though. If you are coming back tomorrow it's just a continuation. If you leave while you are up it could be ok for tonight but that money is comng back to the table tomorrow anyway.
I disagree - partially.
If you feel the table is profitable, stay and play. If you feel it is not, leave.
Of course, emotions tend to get in the way. Not even AA is 100% to win, and you're 100% likely to get it in preflop given the opportunity. If you suffer a couple of beats, take a break, consider leaving the table.
If you're up a few buyins, and you feel yourself going card dead, and the action on the table prevents stealing blinds, then consider leaving - even if only temporarily. A lot can be said for somebody who is up, takes his money off the table, goes to the gym for an hour, gets something to eat, and returns ot buy-in again and make another couple buyins.
And do something with a portion of the money you win. Set it aside, in a seperate account. Maybe take like 25% of your profits out of your roll and put them into an interest bearing account/pay bills/buy a drum set.