re: Poker & When should you call it quits at a table (FL Holdem)
Originally Posted by mynameisneo
Did you really expect any better from a new member on their first post on a forum?
I thought you'd been around the internet long enough to know that new members never search.
(in anycase, none of those links particularly useful because they'll about NL games and I'm just starting to learn with FL)
I suppose you're right
Since you did decide to look through them (I checked up on you and you were viewing one ) I'll write something new about it (even though it seems like the millionth time).
For a start, when it comes to this topic FL and NL are exactly the same.
In poker results don't matter. At all. The only thing that matters is making the best decisions you can with the skills and information you have available to you. So knowing that, it doesn't matter if you're up down left or right in terms of money at a table.
The only things that matter are as follows:
- Are you playing well? Are you tired? Are you upset because of a bad beat? Are you winning lots and therefore playing a bit too aggressively?
This is objective and only you can tell. If you're not playing your A game or close to it then you should probably quit. This means you quit as soon as you feel yourself getting mad, or if you notice you're not really concentrating any more.
- Is the table a good one? Are their fish at the table? Are you better than your opponents? Could you leave and find a better table to play at?
If the table is only filled with decent seeming players then you should probably quit. You make money off of other players mistakes, if your opponents are not making many mistakes then you won't be making much money other than short term variance. You could be worse than your opponents and that means in the long run you will lose money to them.
- Does the money in front of you constitute a large proportion of your bankroll? Can you afford to sit with 200bb's or 300bb's at a time? Are you playing differently because you don't feel you can afford to lose that many big blinds?
Obviously if this is the case then you should leave, following solid Bankroll Management is very important. You also don't want to making decisions for any reason other than it's the best decision you can make.
They're pretty much the 3 reasons to leave a poker table. Nothing to do with being up or down or running good or whatever. Basically, If you're playing well and the table is good, stay. If you're playing badly or the table is poor, then leave.
I hope this is the answer you were looking for.