When to go to bed
This, I believe, is as important, or more so, than knowing how to play low pocket pairs.
I would be very surprised if I were the only one to have dealt with this problem. Say, you played five or six hours during the day (assuming you are home sick or unemployed or it's Saturday and your wife is at her mom's for the weekend - whatever) and hadn't been doing very well, then you get into a couple of freerolls
around 8 or 9 pm. You start doing well in one of them and let the other two go, eventually. You play your heart out and there are five really good players at the final table, one of whom is you. It goes on forever and is after two when you take first place. Say it's around fifty bucks, or just less.
You know the minimum to withdraw is fifty bucks and, anyway, you want to have a few bucks to get into a few tournies with better odds
than 2K or better players. So you play in a cash game with half your winnings.
Your luck is still holding and next thing you know you have $75 - enough to withdraw $50 and still have $25 to play with.
The perfect time to go to bed.
But you are still energized from the WIN. You ignore the voice in your head saying GO TO BED!
The worse case scenario is you lose every penny of the $75 after awhile on a bad beat. You name it, you flop a nut flush and are beat by a boat. Whatever.
The real question I am asking is - HOW do you learn to listen to that inner voice that knows when it is time to quit. How do you know you aren't on a winning streak that might go on until dawn.
Damn, it's a hard question!!
Leftylou wants to know what you think.