This is a discussion on When to leave live 1/2 casino cash game? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I've been playing live lately with decent results so far. But other night I got into some tricky spots and am smacking myself for not
I've been playing live lately with decent results so far. But other night I got into some tricky spots and am smacking myself for not cashing out a little earlier. The night was slow and I was down most of evening then a few big hands and suddenly I'm more than doubled up. I definitely had the thoughts of leaving shortly after but the table felt too good to leave. The table was so juicy and so many bad players even I knew I had an edge and I'm just average.
So I stayed, went card dead a bit, lost some chips, got into a tricky spot or two lost some chips, got AA and got no action. Then got coolered turning a nut flush and losing to 22s that hit a boat on turn. I lost at least a BI worth of profit but still left slightly up.
So when do you leave a live 1/2 cash game? Honestly I felt good staying and if I didn't have to drive home and was less tired I would probably STILL be sitting there if the table stayed so juicy and easy haha.
Do you regret the times when you suddenly swing up after being card dead and then get coolered and lose most of your profit? Or do you feel good about the decision to stay even knowing you're risking losing a lot of your profits to a fish beat or cooler?
I know it depends but just curious as how you handle live cash game decisions to exit. Other times I got lucky because I'd win a few big pots and the table breaks like an hour or so later and I just go home rather than joining a new table but this time I felt like I had to stay and see how far I could go with the fish.
28th June 2016, 9:59 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
With the words of Daniel Negreanu - "When you win-stay, when you continue to lose and lose better leave" .
28th June 2016, 10:13 PM
Poker at: Bet Online
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.
29th June 2016, 12:08 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: Texas Holdem
You should leave when the fish leaves, you lose your edge, or you're getting too tired to maintain your A-game.
In all other circumstances, you should keep playing. Up or down doesn't matter. This is a long-term game that revolves around making good decisions. As long as you do that, you win, even if you lose in the short-term.