A Break or Give Up?

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Stop for good, if you can. Otherwise get help.
 
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I don't think you should stop altogether, but you should play more responsibly, I think using money you don't have is not a good idea...
 
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Whatever you do, don't borrow other money thinking that you have to recover what you lost!
 
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Take a break and come back betting a little lower, until you find a Tournament in which you feel comfortable.
 
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Ever go back, give up, if a good break when you come with a devastating streak
 
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depression is likely after a losess, you need a recess
 
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A break is probably more realistic. Why give up on something you love lol
 
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a break can do good for a successful game later
 
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I can't sleep thinking about it every day. I borrowed $500 from my credit card to play poker and lost. I can't afford it now. And interest rates will increase over time.
Should I take a break or stop playing poker for good?
Oh man, you should only play with a solid bankroll and with a limit for table/tournament buyin. It is necessary that you have a strategy for poker play, if your bankroll is for example 500 $, i would play sit&go´s or tournaments from 1-5$ buyin. if you wanna play cash table - i would check out 0,25/0,50NL .
Never start with games or cash tables you aren´t familiar - they might ruin you in short sessions!

Important advise for you, forget the 500bucks you lost. When you try to win the money soon you will loose again!
Take your time and think over the whole situation, why did you play poker with this money from credit card, what was the reason? Did you have a plan which kind of tournament or poker table you wanted to play or just sit down and play fast to give the coinflip a chance?
How long did it take to loose the 500?

I´m convinced that you will make it better in future because you can figure it out by your self!

Greets
 
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In my opinion, it's better to take a break and play poker not for credit, but for money, because you don't mind losing, because you need to enjoy the game, not be disappointed.
 
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Yea, feel this frustration! Want never play again...second time i get out from the turnament by quads tonight. Want never play again!

Never play again

3 mins later...

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Don't chase the debt with more debt. Take a break, pay it off, play freerolls.

To suggest this to someone who has an addiction problem with gambling is like suggesting to an alcoholic to only drink 3 beers, or stick to beer and stay of the hard stuff. DUCY?
I'm not tryin' to be a d1ck here (it just comes naturally) but it strikes a chord within myself as I have family members who have had gambling problems. I honestly think it's best for them to just not play at all. (although I might've suggested some HeadsUp sng's for the OP in this thread... I'm not too sure now).
It is rare for me to suggest to someone to quit playing/depositing because one day my game might actually depend upon it (first I need to start winning)
 
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Yea, feel this frustration! Want never play again...second time i get out from the turnament by quads tonight. Want never play again!

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Badbeat section is in another part of the forum. Nobody cares if the second hand happened 3seconds after the first & personally unless you had quads beat by a straight flush, who cares? (even who cares about quads being beat by a straight flush??? ,,, not me).
 
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It's never a good idea to borrow money to play poker. As many have already said, there's an internal mind game going on over the money that will affect your decisions and the way you play.

Taking a break can be good for the soul. If you just want to play for fun and practice, pokerstars has the best play money games going. You can also collect 15,000 free chips every four hours so you'll have an endless supply of chips. People are a bit looser on play chip tables though so your results there won't reflect how you'll do on real money tables, but there are some fundamentals that will transfer over.

If you want to earn that lost money back, start with freerolls. These will help you hone your skills in MTT which is where the big paydays live. An added bonus is that when you use your freeroll winnings to fund other tournaments and games, it's free money that you didn't have before so it doesn't sting as much if you lose it. Still stings though, but not as much.
 
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It's never a good idea to borrow money to play poker.
I think, that statement is a bit to general. In 2021 the average american had $5.525 in credit card debt. And the situation in other western countries is hardly much different. So we might as well make statements like "It´s never a good idea to borrow money to go on vacation" or "it´s never a good idea to borrow money to buy a new phone". And while this is true, its not the end of the world, if people do it, as long as serving their credit card debt is manageable.

So for me it makes more sense to say, that its never a good idea to play poker with money, you cant afford to lose. And since OP clearly did that, the best thing for him is to quit poker permanently. Trying to win the money back, even if its by playing freerolls, will likely only feed his gambling addiction and lead to more problems in the future.
 
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I think, that statement is a bit to general. In 2021 the average american had $5.525 in credit card debt. And the situation in other western countries is hardly much different. So we might as well make statements like "It´s never a good idea to borrow money to go on vacation" or "it´s never a good idea to borrow money to buy a new phone". And while this is true, its not the end of the world, if people do it, as long as serving their credit card debt is manageable.

So for me it makes more sense to say, that its never a good idea to play poker with money, you cant afford to lose. And since OP clearly did that, the best thing for him is to quit poker permanently. Trying to win the money back, even if its by playing freerolls, will likely only feed his gambling addiction and lead to more problems in the future.
Totally agree with you, too general. Money you can't afford to lose is the sentiment I was going for.
 
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