About 6 years. The biggest rooms were banned in my country and there was nowhere to play. Meanwhile Pokerstars has obtained a license, a large competitive networks with a good traffic has grown up (GG and ACR). However, it is still forbidden to play poker at 888 or Party poker.
But today there is at least a place where to play online so one reason why not to take break is solved
my biggest poker break was when I lost a month's salary once again at high limits in one day in Hyper turbo multi table games on pokerstars I set self-exclusions for 180 days and no matter how I tried to unblock myself through tech support I didn't succeed.
when u hold AA Or KK and u get a bad beat with 7 2 off , is the time you need a break ! I always think what is this algorithm doing and why?
So when the bad beats become more often i loose my believe in the poker platforms. and the breaks can be very long after that.
I have been playing fairly regularly for about 11 years. My largest break was for a little over a year and it was just recently. We were moving from one province to another. Selling a house and buying another, so it took some time and was pretty stressful, so poker was definitely not in the picture at that time of my life.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus
a soon as I have found out I wanna be a professional poker player someday and I noticed the special bond between me and poker I have never taken a break. maybe a month but sooner or later if you feel the same you will understand that poker is not just a hobby but it's your work your love and your future and you want to find fame and achievement in poker
I have never had a break of more than two or three weeks. Three weeks is my longest break. Sometimes a break is very useful, but if the break is too long it can negatively affect the development of the player.
I went to travel through europe and havent played for 1.5 years once. But i take regular breaks of a few weeks every few months. Even after playing poker for more then 10 years im still not sick of it.
Approximately twice a year, I take a break for 1-2 weeks, but no more. The break allows me to relax and regain strength. And after the break, my concentration improves significantly and I become more patient.