This is a discussion on What are the main reasons for you to end a poker session? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; This is an issue that will soon post my reasons here but first I would like to know yours.
Depends on how much I am up , Amount of Hours ive been at the table or Just the Overall Action at the table.
if Im at a 1/2 and Double my buy in ...Usually if I don't see anymore action after 2 hours I walk. This varies when it comes to 2/5 Because 2/5 there is always action. So usually if my Win/Loss ratio comes into play , If Ive been doing nothing but bleeding chips then I'll get up even though I hate leaving the table down but it keeps me from forking in another buy in and tilting myself.
For me it is only time (it is necessary to sleep sometime), and if it is serious that a prize of some sum which seems to me weighty concerning my bankroll. Here should be another reason - the loss of some percentage of the bankroll, but I do not know how to stop - and so once again yesterday merged his bankroll,although it was necessary to end the session when he lost 1/3 of it!
Usually I stop playing when I'm starting to feel tired. You can't make good decisions at the poker table when you are sleepy. I usually play late at night so its easy for me to end my sessions because its usually past time for me to go to sleep.
Well it can be for the time I've been playing, if it's hours I stop, also depending on the good or bad run you have, sometimes even if you're very good at playing cards are not on your side, at that time a couple of games and if nothing I better retire a couple of days.
Normally if I'm on a cash table, it is time restricted. Other reason would be my game is off that day. I don't mind playing on a losing session as long as there reads are right. If i'm getting sucked out, it is just part of the game.
"Luck comes and goes but knowledge stays forever."
I walk when I lost my buy in limit. If I walk up then it usually went I have a feeling I’ve lost momentum, table broke, too many new player or I had a hot run and feel it could be awhile before I get premium hands
I like to end my poker session when I believe I have earned my government check. It probably doesn't matter but it helps me to stay on-line. There are a lot of factors involved. Like getting rid of hard players so the donkey can win and BSing so the table believes its something worth fighting for. The players get a little scared but when you show up for your restaurant work, weather a patron eating or a waiter or dishwasher, they seem to cash in by the meal they eat. Remember waiters and dishwashers can win too. I do this at Bellisios in Duluth, Minnesota. At least it seems to help it rain.
I usually stop when I am running really bad and seems that the bad beats are going to keep going. also when I am really tire and feeling like a dog do to all the bad beats. I also end up my sessions early if all the tournaments I sign up for are done or I am either busted.
For me, the main factor in this issue is playing time, this is advice given to me by strong players who play plus. Because winning or losing should not affect the time in the game.
An exception is the situation when at the table you see very weak players who “give” you money. This is about cash games.
When I play in a tournament, everything is limited by the schedule of distances per month, which means 4 tables per day for mtt/10 tables per day for sng.
When playing at cash tables I will leave that table when I have won or lost a certain % of what I brought to the table. That way I never get hurt that bad and if winning I do leave with some $$-- To many times I have extended my stay at a table and have lost all I won plus some. Once I reach that % Iwill move to another table.
I always stop playing when my bank manager phones or knocks on my door with a rather worried look on his face.
When I’m tired and need my beauty sleep (yes, need a lot of that now).
When I have lost my buy-in (I rarely reload).
And sometimes, when I have had two or three monster hands, run down in quick succession with rubbish. I say “yea right” and hit the exit button.
Actually, my bank manager is a friend and is always good to me (got to say that, haven’t I). I only play for entertainment and the levels that I play, does not worry the bank manager or me.
Play more hands than usual.
You often bluff without good reason (both preflop and postflop).
Feel hopeless that you can not win a single bank.
Make bad calls on the river, knowing that you need to fold.
That chances are that you are in tilte. In this case, you need to immediately terminate the session.
Trying to keep playing with gritted teeth will usually be a bad idea for most people and can turn into even greater losses. You simply will not have a clear logical thinking, you will play C, D or even F-game.
If it seems to you that you are tilting, then most likely the way it is.
Cover the tables immediately. The game won't get anywhere from you if you come back tomorrow.