Ever Considered Quitting Poker?

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Gallego1523

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Have you ever thought about quitting poker?
 
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HungryLyan

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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.
 
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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.
 
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Yes and I did stopped to play poker for a couple of years after the poker black friday in 2011, I also didn’t play poker when I was in college.
 
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I never thought about it. For me, poker is just a hobby that gives me pleasure. I do not spend my own money on the game. Sometimes I can take a break for a few days but I always come back.
 
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I don't intend to stop playing poker. For me it is a hobby.
 
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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.
 
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Have you ever thought about quitting poker?



At first my only passion was making money, and when I lost half of the profit I wanted to quit the game. today, recreational game.
 
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Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win.

Think about it.

GL GL,

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louis627

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No, I do take breaks from time to time but for me this is just a hobby.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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 :)
 
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poker is my hobby and why would I stop having fun
 
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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?"
 
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I started playing poker later in life, so I have a lot of time to catch up. Nope - no plans to quit.
 
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giving up playing poker is impossible, because it is a very missious game, you can even go without playing for a while, but never give up.
 
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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. :)
 
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Not really as it’s not stressing my live, I just play for funn and it’s not like a drug for me
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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You cannot quit poker. Poker can quit you.

Sure you can quit it, i have done it many times, not playing for many years and feeling fine.
 
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