re: Poker & When done?
I leave a session when one of the following occurs:
- I am tired
- The table is no longer profitable. Reasons for that are many such as:
- Remaining players are good
- I am playing very tight and players no longer pay me off(and I am not willing to play looser)
- I made a lot of money and it now represents more than 10% of my BR
- I lost money AND my image is not good(whether for reason or no reason)
- I suspect I am tilting
- I have bad position and cannot change it(say a very aggressive player to my left)
The absolutely worse reason to stay is to "break-even". Your table image is probably bad after big losses and you are probably tilting(and not admitting it). Clearly, you cannot play your best game in such a situation. So staying to break even is a recepie for even more losses.
Another thing about avoiding tilt that I do is to play VERY tight after losses, say one round. When players tilt, they usually do the opposite which easily results in even more losses. By tightening up a lot, you have more time to shake-off a big loss and you don't allow other players to take advantage of you.
Obvously, if there is one or more bad player, you want to stay as long as you can, even if tired. If a better position (with respect to the bad player) becomes available, I will try to take it.
This is my 2c worth of session management.