re: Poker & what is too much?
Originally Posted by soleseeker
Is holdem addictive? Is there a guideline to see if you are TOO INVOLVED?
Is there a gauge to see if you have CROSSED THE LIMIT of playing for entertainment & unable to curtail your playing? Everybody is different. How much time they have, are they neglecting other responcibilities? Can it truly become OBSESIVE? Should you set personal limits on how long you play at a time or how many days consecutively you play?
Just curious to see what others think about WHEN IS IT TOO MUCH. give me a shout & let me know what limits you set.
I find this quesiton hilarious, because well, my friends obviously think its completely abnormal that I play so much poker, and that's their opinion about me playing live poker. I don't play live that much, consider my location, but I play a couple hours a day on the weekends when I can, and an occasional tounament.
Um, I don't think there's an actual set amount for everyone, on what is too much poker. As long as you're not going completely overboard and "obssessed" like you said, I don't think any amount is too much. I've known a few poker players, that go through 24 hour sessions without blinking an eye. And of course, they're winning when this occurs. I would probably never play poker 24 hours straight, I don't think I could just because I love doing other things too much, just as much as poker, so I couldn't just sit at a table for that long. Also, you have to take into account whether your winning or losing. If you're regularly playing 2 hour sessions and profiting, and then every now and then playing a 5-6 hour session and losing big, you should see where you're strengths are and where you're weaknesses are.