I was thinking of quitting but if I did, what else would I be doing in my free time. I do play poker daily and only for the fun of it. Not for trying to win money and thank goodness I play as a recreational player.
I know most poker players will want to quit playing because they have probably lost so much of their bankroll and it's a common problem.
Another problem that many players don't even consider a problem in the transition from regular work to poker is the lack of a real social environment. Most often we have to sit alone for hours in a closed room, alone with the monitor.
For me personally, this has never been a big problem. I'm a pretty independent person. But I know people who are really depressed by this loneliness.
Many people like to "crackle" at the cooler in the office or just chat with colleagues right at the workplace. As a professional player, you won't have any of these. Even if you play in a casino, things will be different, because poker is not a team game. Each player at your table will be your opponent.
Thus, for me personally, professional online poker is hours spent alone with music and a monitor.
Again, this is normal for me, but not the fact that it will be normal for you. If someone is serious about quitting their job, be sure to consider this factor.
Many times, especially when things are not going well, everything seems ugly, I had long negative streaks and they always are, the key is to know what one looks for in poker. Knowing how to decide how much you are willing to invest time to learn, where you want to go, how much money you are willing to lose and all those things are key to not get frustrated along the way. It is very hard when we wait for more than what can really happen, the most common thing in poker is to lose, since of all those who play very few become winners and professionals.
I live in the village and in winter I have a lot of free time, playing poker, I not only have fun, but also strive to become a good player, for me this is a kind of goal, poker does not interfere or harm my life, so why would I quit playing? No - no - no, and again no. Best regards, Sergei.
At first, poker was interesting and fun. Now more often the thought arises that poker sometimes takes my time and maybe I should have stopped playing. Not that I was losing money. On the contrary, I get some pocket money from poker.
Never quit just take breaks. I notice when I play non-stop poker for more than 2 hours without a break, I lose concentration very quickly. Once I had read a blog somewhere from an SNE, that your session should not be longer than 2 hours. So take a break every 2 hours.
For my poker is like hobby, i not must Play, i do this when i have free time. I not Play everyday, Play only when have time afford too lose.i have long break with poker ~2 years, but i back and quit is for me any problem, but i like Play
Hello. I have quit playing, deleted all my stuff and swore I would never play again. I have found that after a break from it all, that ol' feelingg returns, I play again and wish I had never stopped. Just like "The Beverly Hillbillies". "yaw come back now, ya hear?"
Several times I planned to stop playing poker. I really love playing poker but it pretty much takes me away from my social life. A lot of times it happened to me that instead of going and seeing friends, I stayed home and played poker. But that didn't stop me from continuing to play! Now I first look at when my tournament is, and then I agree with my friends when we will see each other.
I never say I'm going to quit poker and the reason for that is I love the game as hobby to make money etc I will say since covid online has been booming and I'm like ing it especially with all this crazyness in world going on ( covid) but I keep usually a good buget and I love poker I never will quit.
You can't even imagine how many times such a question has arisen, especially it is acute and becomes very realistic when you lose a lot of money. but I take long breaks in the game to solve this issue. Now I am in a period where there is no poker.
Every citizen has his opinion which is the most correct !!
I actually did quit, for a while. I won't get into why. It only lasted about six months or so. So I guess you could call it a break. But when I "quit", I didn't have any intention of playing online poker again, or at least not on any serious level. I created a Zynga Poker account. To me playing on Zynga was like the equivalent of playing solitaire for an hour or so just to kill time, not something to take seriously. But it was hard for me to play and not try to do my best to win. Eventually I started back with freerolls on BOL and ACR before settling on ACR. I'm still not into it the way I was before. I feel like I could win more if I played more. Yet I regularly go days at a time without playing.
None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with all of you. All of you are locked in here with ME!
I tried to quit playing poker when I read articles about bots at pokerstars and believed in them myself, when I started losing money there all the time, but then I changed my mind and continued to play.
I did for a few years due to work and life, but then the lockdown started last year and I got back into it, I haven't been to work for nearly a year or so due to me having health problems and also now me being pregnant so got nothing really to do when the children are at Nursery so I play for a few hours when I have my balance
In the interest of discussion rather than topic starter...
Around the lower reaches of the dark depths of a serious downswing, there is an area one humorously refers to as the ‘whatever they need’ zone. I’ve heard others call this place ‘deathswitched’. Variance pockets that extreme lead to many ‘wtf, it’s rigged’ type posts & threads.
Spending enough time there is enough to make anyone quit!