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So I have been playing 1/3 regularly at a local casino and been having a huge problem. When to leave. I don’t hear much from people about this being a problem as much as it is for me. It’s just about how the cards are running for me and noticing when the deck turns bad for me. It seams that if I figure this out I will definitely do better with wins and losses. I mean there are going to be losing sessions and I can’t do anything about that but two sessions ago I was up a bit over $500 before even playing for an hour and the deck turned on me and not too much later I was in the negative and ended up cashing out up $35. Next session just off to a rough start and coughed up $600. Really can’t do anything about sitting down and the first hand I see is pocket aces after the utg player blind raises to $20. There was a caller after and then I re raised to $80 and got the utg player all in after he hit top pair on the flop. He rivered his second pair. A couple sessions before that my pocket aces got cracked by kings. I know I am drifting off the subject but any thoughts would be appreciated. I just felt that that $500 win would have really helped me out and I can also look back over this year and find that if I left at the right time on a lot of sessions I would be in the positive instead of negatives easily. Thanks
 
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So I have been playing 1/3 regularly at a local casino and been having a huge problem. When to leave. I don’t hear much from people about this being a problem as much as it is for me. It’s just about how the cards are running for me and noticing when the deck turns bad for me. It seams that if I figure this out I will definitely do better with wins and losses. I mean there are going to be losing sessions and I can’t do anything about that but two sessions ago I was up a bit over $500 before even playing for an hour and the deck turned on me and not too much later I was in the negative and ended up cashing out up $35. Next session just off to a rough start and coughed up $600. Really can’t do anything about sitting down and the first hand I see is pocket aces after the utg player blind raises to $20. There was a caller after and then I re raised to $80 and got the utg player all in after he hit top pair on the flop. He rivered his second pair. A couple sessions before that my pocket aces got cracked by kings. I know I am drifting off the subject but any thoughts would be appreciated. I just felt that that $500 win would have really helped me out and I can also look back over this year and find that if I left at the right time on a lot of sessions I would be in the positive instead of negatives easily. Thanks


Thank you for posting.

It would seem by your post that the variance is effecting your mindset. It is good that you are recognizing that. Therefore the answer to your question is a personal one not a follow this strategy it is best kind of thing.

You should book some wins. It will be good for your mindset. So if you are up big walk away.

Hope this helps
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It depends on your abilities to control your tilt, players at the table and each pot. If you're a weak player then it's better for you to run away when you hit some desired number of gold coins.
 
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I always put a dollar amount to stop playing. Buy in 100.00 I want to stop at 500.00. If I lose the first buy in I will rebuy but stop at the 500.00. Lose the second it’s not my day and go home!
 
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So I have been playing 1/3 regularly at a local casino and been having a huge problem. When to leave. I don’t hear much from people about this being a problem as much as it is for me. It’s just about how the cards are running for me and noticing when the deck turns bad for me. It seams that if I figure this out I will definitely do better with wins and losses. I mean there are going to be losing sessions and I can’t do anything about that but two sessions ago I was up a bit over $500 before even playing for an hour and the deck turned on me and not too much later I was in the negative and ended up cashing out up $35. Next session just off to a rough start and coughed up $600. Really can’t do anything about sitting down and the first hand I see is pocket aces after the utg player blind raises to $20. There was a caller after and then I re raised to $80 and got the utg player all in after he hit top pair on the flop. He rivered his second pair. A couple sessions before that my pocket aces got cracked by kings. I know I am drifting off the subject but any thoughts would be appreciated. I just felt that that $500 win would have really helped me out and I can also look back over this year and find that if I left at the right time on a lot of sessions I would be in the positive instead of negatives easily. Thanks
Poker is a game with incomplete information and unexpected surprises. Even if you read your opponent well, you can only judge the strength of the hand by taking into account his range and the bets made. It is not given to us to know what cards will fall on the table. You can be a favorite on all streets and on the river your hand suddenly turns into a suitcase without a handle. It's a pity to throw it away, but it's impossible to win. I would advise you to operate with more tangible things. For example, be at the table for an hour, two or three. In general, so much time during which you can maintain clarity of mind, regardless of the current result. Or, on the contrary, set a loss limit - winning by ending the game without going beyond the red lines and not succumbing to the desire to recoup or increase the amount of profit. Good luck!
 
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Hello.
Sometimes we all need a break to get back in shape and evaluate our progress and results. But still, if you do not have enough patience and you can not be a disciplined player, that is, you can not follow the system of bankroll management, then it is better to find another hobby. Good luck.
 
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Is it possible to put some chips of off table? Let's say you won some and saved it, then you play for remaining chips.
 
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It's all one big long session. Try not to worry about the day to day as long as you have the bankroll. Just play while you are in a good mindset and not sleepy.
 
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Is it possible to put some chips of off table? Let's say you won some and saved it, then you play for remaining chips.

No. All chips have to remain on the table until leaving.
 
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I always put a dollar amount to stop playing. Buy in 100.00 I want to stop at 500.00. If I lose the first buy in I will rebuy but stop at the 500.00. Lose the second it’s not my day and go home!


You wouldn’t buy in for the max of $300?
 
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A professional player never finishes a session depending on the cash register! The only rule is to finish the game when you stop playing well!
 
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I think it makes sense to determine the optimal time you can play in a good mindset. End the session when the time is up, unless you are running good and other are on tilt where you can take advantage of their mistakes.

Avoid playing just to recoup losses. That leads to desperation, overplaying hands and desperate bluffs.
 
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once you reach your goal yould stop
 
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Best ways to decide when to leave. Before you start your session set an amount of time that you think is your optimal time for staying on your A-Game (for me it's 6-8 hours)

Once you hit that time check in with how you are doing. If you are down money at that point it's usually best to quit, but if you are up money then I recommend going thru the following checklist to decide if it's worth continuing to play.

#1 Is the game good? (Are other people stuck, steaming, tilted, dumping, etc.)
#2 Is your seat good? (Do you have position on the right players to cash in)
#3 Are you playing good? (If you're playing well then keep at it, if you're not playing so well maybe it's time to leave).

Remember there will always be another game, there will always be another good game, so unless you are sitting in what you think is the greatest game of all time, you'll probably find yourself in a similarly good game in the not too distant future :)
 
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my approach to cash games...

1. win or lose 2-3 buy in, get out
2. play max 3 - 4hour / session & take break.
 
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I believe, once you have a game baseline, the time to leave is when you perceive you are playing out of you baseline, and taking decisions that usually you do not,or taking decisions based on your feelings.
 
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I would like to know the answer so I can help, but I hope you have good luck the next few times you keep playing.
 
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This is really a difficult subject. Knowing the right time to walk away with your profit is something only you can assess.

And this assessment depends on very personal factors:

Do I need exactly this value I have now?
Is the table too easy?
And am I with the same concentration as I started?
Can I take the risk?

All these answers and a few more, you will have to look for them in that moment.
 
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Hard to say anything better than what Evan said above but, If your letting it affect your game after being up, there is no reason to stay in the game. You can always cash out, go have a coffee or something and if you feel better about it all buy back in for you normal stack and pocket the profit. Its not what many consider classy or the right thing to do but its your chips and money. Do whats best for you.
 
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You always have to get out of the game when you tilt - Nathan Williams.
 
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