Originally Posted by josh_dei8
If you set down at a cash table have 3 goals in mind when you sit down, when you reach one of these 3 goals it is time to stand up and walk away.
1. You lose all of your buyin
2. You double your buyin
3. Set a time limit on how long you will play, 1 hour, 2 hours etc.
When you have hit one one these 3 it is time to stand up and walk away.
On number 1, if you're going to leave when you lose a BI, you're limiting your ability to play good cash game poker in my opinion. This is ok advice for a total noob who doesn't know how to play, but for anyone serious about learning the game this is a horrible limitation to put on your game.
If you agree with my opinion here, note that this means you must be very careful not to play above your bankroll - you have to be prepared to buy in more than once. And I do think setting a max number of BI's is a very good idea - it just ought to be more than 1.
On number 2, I've seen this advice before, from people I respect, and strongly disagree with it. This is accurate if you're bad at deepstack play, but if you have an edge on the table imo you shouldn't leave just because you doubled up, you should stay as long as you have your A game.
Just my opinions.