I sometimes do it, when I need to play x hands to get a ticket, but in general I don't see a problem at all. Lots of players follow strict BRM rules and set limits, so when they've won their amount, they stop playing. But why worry? there's another player coming to replace him.
Poker is a complicated and complex game. When you win big and your stack get big you need to re calibrate for deep stack play. If you dont know how to do that you should get up from the table. Hence it may look like a hit and run but it is just protecting your intrests.
I do not care as long as I get his chips in the end .. he can do this all his life I'm going to be very happy .. But you need to be careful sometimes he does this to change his reading on the table ... and when he goes to the end he can extract lots of your chips.
I have done it on occasion, to measure the hand of the opponents, or simply to make a blof. I do not consider it to be a bad practice because until now it has worked for me and I managed to get it right with mine despite not linking anything.
If I sit down to play, then I play for several hours and if during this period I win and then I stop playing the card, I’m out of the game, but there are players who play one or two hands, they win and leave, and such players annoy me, I’m I do not want to play with such players and press the button to be out for 5 minutes while they are playing!
Well, I think that hit and run is bad for the game because of several reasons: it breaks a good game, ruin your image if you are a regular at that stakes, people don't give you action anymore, you miss your chances to win more money. So the next time you play poker, don't hit and run, and play until the end.
Lol, what your talking about is often referred to as 'ratholing'. I occasionally do it if i'm taking a shot at bigger stakes than I normally play. Or sometimes I just don't feel like playing for very long so in that case i'll rathole after a quick double-up. If it's online poker then who cares, do it whenever you please. In a live game it's generally looked at as somewhat rude but hey, it's your money so you can do as you please with it .
Keep in mind though, if you want to come back to that same game then you'll have to bring the exact amount of chips that you left with until a certain amount of times passes(usually a few hours.).
I think where it becomes unethical is when you sit down, win a big pot or double up and leave really fast only to go sit at another table right away and keep doing it over and over again. If you sit down, double up fast and then leave to play a mtt or to take a break from playing, that's probably fine. Of course some might say they see no problem with doing it over and over, but that's probably because they do it a lot themselves.
I will sometimes want to leave after winning a significantly large pot. I will always stay til the blinds come around to me at least once then leave before the BB hits me a 2nd time. Leaving immediately just seems like bad ettiquette, so I will stay for an orbit or 2 after.
Dosen't bother me....if i play one hand and double up in BRM mode then i leave.....my stratgey comes first.....especiallly if im playing higher stakes....if it upsets a player great its to my advantage the next time we meet.....
we can not always criticize that kind of actions sometimes they just want to steal the pot and someone has something better sometimes you have a strong hand but not so strong example if you have 7-7 bets 3 bet and they make you a re-raise of 12 bet I think it's okay to run is telling you that you probably have a better opening hand like JJ or QQ up to AK this I read recently it is better to make a mistake to lose fewer chips before the flop than to commit a big one after the flop and lose a lot of chips good luck greetings
It bothers me when player doubles up on me then leaves. But that is poker. I would have like to get another chance to win it back however It’s his right to leave anytime. But bother me more is if I see him seat another table right after rather than leaving the casino. Means he’s too afraid to continue playing poker deeper stack with the table
Online I think, its just part of the game, that people can leave, whenever they want, and for whatever reason. Also why does it even matter? Online there are always other tables running and other people playing, so players being "stuck" have plenty of chances to win their money back.
In live poker I would personally be hesitant to make a "hit-and-run", if I though, it would be ill received, and I might come back to play with them another time. I think, if you are a professional or semi-professional live player, you need to treat the weaker players in your game like your customers, and try to make them happy.
I can still see situations, where I might do it though. If for instance I am sitting with a big stack, and some wild maniac is deep stacked as well, that might force me to play outside my bankroll and comfort zone, and I see no reason, why I should accept this. So in that situation I would just make some excuse, that my wife texted me, and our son is sick, so I have to go home.
I've never understood all these debates about poker etiquette. I get why hit and run might be annoying to other players at the table, but if its not against the rules of the poker room or casino, players can do whatever they want. If someone wins a big pot and wants to leave the game its their prerogative.
I've done it once. Playing a 1/2 NL and had $130 on the table. 3 people shoved before me and I looked down at Q4 suited. Based on the play I realized I was at least live, which I was. Two had AK and one had AJ. Flopped a 4 and rivered a 4. scooped and had to leave since I went there with a bunch of people.
Am I the only person it irks when someone hits and run. Do you ever do it? Is it ok to do it?
You are definitely not the only person doing that, in my opinion the majority of poker players are irritated what it happens to them even though they do it themselves sometimes. I think the reason is that people regard the person who makes a profit and quickly leaves the table as a weak player and feel he would have made mistakes if he stayed longer, and if that rationale is correct, then the person is making the best decision for himself to leave the table with his winnings. After all, that was the reason he sat down at the table in the first place, to make money off the other players, not vice versa.