Originally Posted by PW300
If i play a cash table, is it better to play for a certain amount of time or should I be looking to make a certain amount of money before I leave. For example, if I brought 25 to a .10/.25 table is it realistic to expect to make it to 50 or should I quit if I just make a 10$ profit then move to a new table and start again.
Once and for all.....first ask yourself when/why to enter a table.
The answer is, because you think there's money to win at that table.
There's basically 2 ways to enter a table:
1st: through table-selection you come to the conclusion there's fish/bad players at that certain table (good choice).
2nd: you just jump in at a table without any investigation upfront (hmmm......bad choice).
Anyways, whatever way you've chosen, you're at that table, so when to leave ?
Well, it has not to do with whatever money you've won or lost.
It has to do with the way you won/lost that money.
After all you could have been very unlucky while losing or very lucky while winning.
To put it straight.....if you are winning because you're simply the best (one of the best) player at the table, keep on going.
Why leave and jump into another table, risking to face better players ?
If you're losing because of bad luck, still being the better player, keep on going, try to avoid tilt and just leave until you think "enough is enough, not my day".
No matter, winning or losing, if you are at a table, where after a while you find out the other players (or most of them) are better players than you are.....immediately exit that table and try to find a softer table.
Assuming you're in good shape there's only one reason to leave a table.....being.....to many good players at your table to make a decent profit, while there's other tables to make a better profit (aka tables with worse players).
On a sidenote, no matter win or loss, exit when getting tired.....exit when getting distracted.....exit when getting drunk after that next bottle of beer.....or in a few words.....exit whenever you're not able to play your A-game, for whatever reason.
I guess this is gonna be a long answer so to summarize.....when to leave a table ?
Just when you are not able to play your A-game or when there's to many good players at your table, in which case you'd probably better find a softer table.
Finally some tips about spotting assumingly bad players:
-players joining and paying a BB instead of waiting the BB coming to them.
-players playing shortstacked
-players not topping up
-players with extreme stats (visible when you use a HUD)
-players with weird bet-sizes
-players with screenname 10058765 or papuceman.