I like the challenge to beating those better then me. I really don't think a bad beat matters to leave a session. However, I like to leave a secession when the feeling of the chat goes bad. Win or lose there is no reason to make someone else's game rattled and there is nothing to say. I do chat its to avoid the sleep trance others put on me. Kind of like a bounce spell in fantasy game. Some chat though can be a little to much punishment. That when I get out.
I am gonna tell what i usually do:
---> If i am winning, meaning that i have a nice table with 1,2 or more fish always targetting them and avoid zero spots with regulars there is practically no reason to withdraw unless i'm tired or dont have the mental willingness to play any more.
---> If i am losing 3bb (3fullstacks) i immediately withdraw and play later or the other day.
I leave when i feel tired, not paying the same attention as i should, or there is too much crappy play going on and doesn't motivate me.
When none of this happens, well...there's always the time to go to bed!
For me it is only two reasons:
1) when you feel that you don’t play your A-Game, eg. lack of focus, tiredness, TILT, won too much, lost too much)
2) when you are (one of the) worst players at the table
I say leave a poker session when you're tired, tilting, distracted, or if you're up or down a lot of money.
Agree with all of this except leaving, because you are up. Maybe for some people "winners tilt" can be an issue, but for me I play better, if I am winning, not worse. Also winning could be a result of being at good tables, and it can give a psycological advantage against other player, who might shy away from getting involved with you.
So in my opinion winning sessions should be milked for as much as possible. Its a bit like stock market investing, where its usually a mistake to sell to take home a small win. Instead you should let your winners run and dump your losers. Of course at some point other factors like being tired will set in, and then its time to end the winning session.
Hello, efranto2286! I'm think, sure, not need afraid your opponents for the table,
because then why to play in the Poker generally?.. But, if you feel, and main
understand through several time of playing session, that you are more weak
by skill with compare other, I think is better withdraw from this table, that save
your bankroll, and try to raise your poker skill before next time. But this can use
only for the cash tables, because in the any tournament you can't go away from table,
and need will to adjust under a real situation... Therefore, of course, the tournaments
need to play by bankroll also, as and the cash tables!
re: Poker & When is it advisable to withdraw from a session?
All poker pros are advised to leave when you stop to show his A game! But I have a problem with this roda-- if I won a large sum, I'm even when there are a lot of fatty fish !!! What it is? I can not do anything!
If you are losing and starting to tilt. I lost $260 last night because I wasn't playing my A game but I refused to leave the table and fight another day. I haven't tilted like that in a long time. I think I'm just burnt out from playing so much this week.
At pretty much the exact moment you start realizing you're not playing your best (at least as far as your edge becomes too narrow against your opponents) is when you want to stop. That's the tipping point and after that your game will continue to degrade so there's no point in trying to catch up. Of course you may do well against fish if you're dead tired too so then it becomes a question of whether denying yourself sleep is worth the trade off of extra EV.
When we want to professionalize poker it is a good idea to have goals to achieve; play X amount of hands, play X amount of hours or earn X amount of money, but to achieve these goals we must keep in mind that we must always deploy our best game (A-Game). Demand too much, lack of concentration, fatigue, tilt, all of them are factors that affect our game and our performance at the tables.
So, when to end a session? When our A-Game decreases markedly, when we notice that our decisions in the game are not the best. Here is the difference between a bad Win Rate and a very good Win Rate.
For me it depends on how the table is. If there is an obvious donkey at the table who keeps busting and reloading I will usually hang around. At pokerstars now this is quite good because if you get all your chips in good you can cash out based on percentage to avoid losing to a lucky suck out.
If the table is playing tight I might hang around as well as there's good opportunities to steal.
If there's too many loose cannons I usually leave either quickly or at any point I am in profit.
I really believe this all depends on the individual. You need to examine yourself with an honest view. What things can cause you not to play your best ??? Some players like to play for a certain number of hours, some will play as long as they think the game is good, The list can go
For myself, I have different things for live play and for online. Online I will play as long as I am not distracted by something else, TV, phone, doorbell, etc.... Live play, I will stay as long as I believe that I have an edge on at least a couple at the table. I will also leave live if the table seems to "Nit" up, players only playing prem. hands
The only rule I will not break is that I set a stop-loss amount each session, because I know myself and if I begin to run very bad, my temper kicks in and I play worse and chase hands so if I do reach my pre-set amount, I will stop no matter what. This has probably been the best "rule" I set.I only use it, maybe every other month or so but it saves me from my worst losses
A bad spell?
When our opponents are as good as us or better?
Before even going into a session, set yourself a limit of how long you'll be at the table for.
Set your number of buy-ins you're willing to lose and also set a ceiling for yourself and stick to it.
Set yourself some limits and you should no longer have to ask this question.
"Respect people for who they are, not just what position they hold."-Shinedown.45
Probably the best time is when you either have a bad run,
Have a tilt moment, when you're chasing loses.
or when you're up by such a high amount that you think, maybe its time to call it a day, cause a bad run is always around the corner thats just poker.
But if you have a bad run and you get the urge to win it back right away and thats all you think about, its better to turn you pc off right away
I think, the time to leave is when you do not know what situation you find yourself at the table. If your opponents are constantly changing it is preferable to take the money elsewhere. It is always good to know your opponents and if you can never do much change your game.
I leave a session when I know I am outmatched at the table or know I am not playing my best game. I could just be off in my thinking (which if I recognized would prolly lead to me never playing) am tired, angry or trying to protect winnings, chase losses instead of analyzing the proper way to handle each hand.
for it is advisable to withdraw on 2 occasions the first is when you are on a negative streak and lose with premium cards the second is when you have won enough up to 10 or 20 times your entry and you are tired.
Poker as entertainment-play, have fun, but don't turn your head off) Luck in poker is 60-70% success rate If you have a bad day, poker can help you) why not?), but when you have a good day, you sit down at the table and the cards are against you, a good day becomes a bad day ))) A good time to leave when you have lost 5-7 attempts) it is impossible to return this day, if today you lose, tomorrow you may win) always remember this, and poker may become the entertainment of the time for you luck and fun are all about poker )))) good luck