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In my opinion, a break in poker is absolutely normal. I believe that the break may sometimes be even useful to the player. Personally, I, after a short break, always make the best decisions and, in general, play more diligently.
I was thinking sometimes the stress is too much,is it ok to take a week or a month off ,so i can refocus ,i just fear i might lose my touch with poker and maybe forget valuable lessons
No, do not be afraid to take sometimes breaks in poker, you will not forget your valuable lessons, and then after resting with new forces and focused continue to play and win, good luck with your games!
Breaks are good for you, poker can be brutal at times and its good to clear your mind then come back stronger. I take large breaks from poker and i did forget most of the poker intricacies i learned but meh. Most of the game you will not forget.
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Yes, you need to rest, but also not to play much and the best result is to play at the same table. Then the whole concentration increases. I once started playing at four tables at once, nothing left only the money spent, then realize you need to relax after a defeat to forget him. Not much hour, two, three, generally to unwind and Snowie forces forward.
Definitely breaks are ok and even good for mental game aspects of poker. Personally I try to play through bad beats and downswings BUT I also do from time to time take breaks from the game as accumulated tilt no matter how small can sometimes influence future hands. Lately I aim to take at least a day or two a week away from the tables to recharge and ensure I'm giving balance to other hobbies I enjoy too.
Patience and discipline are two skills you must master to succeed at poker long term.
If you play excessively and find yourself falling into traps or making bad calls or pushes it may be time for a break. Anytime your to close to something to see clearly, it's always best to step back for a while to regroup so you can come back stronger.
Having a break sometimes is not something bad. You can not forget the basics for several weeks or month and some rest can help you to refocus and come back stronger. I personally have such periods of up to month when i have other priorities and simply do not play poker.
Poker is a game of highs and lows. Winning and losing pots can cause your mood to swing from absolute elation to crippling disappointment. Sometimes, especially when the lows begin to outweigh the highs, taking time off from the game may be a good choice.
Of course, if a friend, it's best to take a break from the game, but if you are stressed. Valuable lessons can be reviewing the while not playing, but you can not forget your style of play, hope I helped.
Rest is necessary. I took a break in 2 weeks and did not play poker. Now I feel again the desire with new forces to enter the game mode and the desire to win. A break is needed, but not very long.
Although during the break - i read some important moments for me in the game.
Your fear is quite justified, after a week it is difficult to return to the optimal form and after a month and even more so. Can you recommend a play through day two, which would reduce the amount of stress.
I think its very helpfull for you to take a break from time to time and do different activities. You kinda reset your brain for a short term..you'll see things different when you come back on tables..
You should take regular break or perhaps you just need to play less. I find the right ammount for me is 3 times a week. If i play too often i find myself enjoying the game less and making bellow par plays.
I was thinking sometimes the stress is too much. Is it ok to take a week or a month off ,so i can refocus? I just fear - i might lose my touch with poker, and maybe forget valuable lessons.
Of course it's ok to take a break in any type of activity. Sometimes you have to refresh your mind. It can be helpful.
When you are on a break, you can learn more about poker. It's never enough knowledge, I think.
If you need a break , no need to worry , just do this and you will come back stronger . I don't believe at all that stop playing for some days/, 2-3 weeks , affects your gameplay , your poker capabilities and skills . On the other hand , if it's a really very long time , most probable you become a little rusty , but if you begin playing and studying your hands , everything will go back to normal sooner or later
If you're asking, then you probably need a break. You'll probably jump right back in if you only take a week off. If you take a month off, you'll probably feel a little anxious at first, and a little rusty, but once you're playing in your session for a bit, you should be good to go.
Taking a brake is great way to refocus your goals and review what is working for you. Just lounging ahead with heavy thoughts can give you bad results for the session or longer. A brake can give your head a chance to clear.