re: Poker & How much to play each session?
Originally Posted by Mase31683
The last one really is all that matters. Continue playing?
1)As long as it is +EV to do so
2)As long as the EV at the table is more +EV than what you could be doing in life
Sometimes it'll be late, and you're putting in crazy hours, and just barely grinding out a half BB/100 or something, and maybe some friends want to hang out. Is it really worth sticking at it to grind a few bucks an hour?
Sometimes the donks leaving will make the table -EV, or neutral, and then you might as well go. It's all about assessing the table. If the table is still profitable, continue playing. When it's no longer profitable leave. Don't assign arbitrary win/loss stops
I agree with this entirely, however this isn't the way I play online poker.
I play for a set amount of hands each session. It equates to around 1.5-2 hrs most days.
There is no reason to leave a table based on time / buyins won or lost etc.
However I find it easier to fit in sessions if they are scheduled by time.
If I am enjoying the session and the table is playing well and I have the time, I will play longer.