re: Poker & When to cash out in a cash game?
Originally Posted by cracksniper
To be brief when do you take the money and run? I went on a cash table and spun £70 into £300 then on one hand lost the lot. I won't go into too many details but we were both all in I had the AKh on a 2h board he had an over pair it all went in and i didnt hit. I am thinking that if i treble up from original stake then leave the casino. One hand can do all that hard work. What do you lot reckon?
Booking a win is, as I reiterate repeatedly to everyone who asks a question like this, utterly ****ing retarded.
Winning at poker is all about averages. The game is full of variance, so you'll see huge upswings and then you'll see huge downswings, and if you're a skilled, winning player, that all averages out to positive (= money in your pocket). Therefore, you shouldn't concern yourself that a winning session will turn sour because it will, and if you don't let it lady luck will catch up to you and ANOTHER session will turn sour for you. What you should worry about is making decisions that over the LONG RUN are profitable, and to do that you need to play as much of your A game as possible. And when else would you play more of your A game than in a table you're crushing? Why would you deprive yourself of the bottom-line boost that putting in hours when you're winning already gives you? If you're playing a table you're crushing, you play on until you can no longer play your A game, or the other players quit.
If getting that huge beat that wipes out all the money you accumulated over expectation
is the point that puts you on tilt, just play until that hits. You'll win so much in a ton of sessions it won't matter, and then in others it'll bring you back to even or slight losses. If you are in fact a solid winning player it all averages out to positive.
If you aren't, well... you cannot outrun lady luck forever.