re: Poker & When to leave live 1/2 casino cash game?
I stay for 6-8 hours, longer if I'm playing well and the game is good.
Poker is one never-ending session. It's really tough for me to get used to that, I'm sure many people have trouble with this. The short term results really are irrelevant. The only thing we can do is make good decisions (better than our opponents). We can't control them, or the cards that fall.
If poker were like chess, good players would never lose. But it's not chess, it's poker. People get lucky, and sometimes we get coolered. There is no way to avoid this. However, this double-edged sword is also what makes the game so profitable (sometimes, and definitely over the long term for solid players). That is why the fish sit, because they win sometimes. Those of us who take the game seriously need to take the beats, and keep going. We'll get them in the end (assuming we make the right decisions).
Perhaps you should post some hands from your sessions. Post hands that you either won alot, or lost alot. You can take notes on your phone during the game. Use a notepad app. Try to remember all the details you can. It is possible you are/aren't making mistakes. You need to analyze your play often, so you can improve.
If you do post hands, never post the results. Don't hint at results, make sure there is no way to tell if you won or lost by reading the post (if you want the best analysis possible).
Like the time you had a flush, and the dude had a boat.... We don't know if it's a cooler, or it was totally obvious the way the hand went.