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Have You Ever Considered Quitting Poker?
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Have You Ever Considered Quitting Poker?
Iím sometimes unhappy with my results. Running bad, bad beats can be really annoying and frustrating, that sometimes it leads me to thinking, if I should quit? I often dislike the luck that plays the role in this game and tougher opponents. Have you ever thought of quitting? If yes, what keeps you going? For me, itís patience and discipline, I remind myself that success doesnít come immediately.
I play for entertainment purposes, leave the money poker to others. I only play what I can afford to play and shrug off any wins/losses.
This isn't a flippant attitude, I play to win. If you play enough, you know it's likely you'll lose more than you win, within a range of outcomes.
I(f you are a serious, money player, every win and loss adds up, is mission critical. that would be a reason to quit if you're not successful. I would rather accept my losses and occasional wins and keep paying.
If you set the goalposts for success and you're not making quantifiable progress towards it, it may be time to review your expectations. The odds are definitely against you and you only have a finite amount of time. I used to pay much more attention to poker but these days I find there are more important things to do in life that are taking priority. The good thing about poker is that the game isn't going anywhere. Sites will come and go, but we can always play more poker.
I thought about this question, and everyone has his own answer. My answer is this: since I play MTT quite intensely, giving a lot of concentration of energy to the game, and I said to myself. I give myself 5 years of playing, and I'm leaving. And I hope that in 5 years I will be able to achieve the goals that I have outlined for myself in poker.
never quit just like gambling everyone needs to take breaks on piece of advice don't take long breaks i been playing for 8 years i took like 2 year break when i came back i noticed i began to suck.... just like playing basketball or any sport you will lose a certain grip
Those situations are going to happen over and over again, we must be used to it and above all be focused, never lose focus or change your game for those situations, we play most of them to make money so it is essential not to get carried away by those moments of frustration because that moment can lead you to spoil all the days that you have played very well,,Giving up is good when that happens to you over and over again and you can't control that feeling
I’m sometimes unhappy with my results. Running bad, bad beats can be really annoying and frustrating, that sometimes it leads me to thinking, if I should quit? I often dislike the luck that plays the role in this game and tougher opponents. Have you ever thought of quitting? If yes, what keeps you going? For me, it’s patience and discipline, I remind myself that success doesn’t come immediately.
I never thought about it. For me, poker is a favorite pastime that gives me pleasure, so all I think about is just improving my skills.
quit? no. Have many of times taken a break to revive my drive for poker. Sometimes I go through stretches where I play poker, but could care less about playing good. Put it all in with garbage just for the lol's <<<<< not smart.
NOT! I don't think I'll ever give up. Why give up something I like? There are a lot of people who, if they have a worse period and lose some money, quickly think about giving up ... do you do that in your daily life when you run into obstacles? You have to have the ability to get over it, you can't just have bad times, everything is spinning!
I have never thought of quitting but do get fed up during downswings and therefore take a break now and then for a few weeks. I tend to play more in the winter months so this is when I usually need a break or two. For the rest of the time I'm playing only when I can, and only for some recreation, so I don't get as frustrated when running bad.
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re: Poker & Have You Ever Considered Quitting Poker?
man, what do you mean give up? Is it important to think about why you play poker, is it to make money? is it a hobby? I believe you have to align your expectations to reality, it's no use dedicating little time and expecting excellent results, another thing, as poker is a competition, you have to be eager to win, like a basketball athlete, mma, etc. ..
Before thinking about such a question, you need to determine what goals you set in the game. Is it entertainment for you or something else. Besides, playing poker takes up some of your time. Quitting poker - you will have this time and it will be necessary to fill it with something. And if you find something to do that will cover the freed up time, then the question of stopping playing poker is quite acceptable.
I did consider it because I didn't always have options to play because I didn't have much time, poker is not a game it's just a way of life, in which we can improve every day, but this idea made me accept that I couldn't play anymore, now I have some time and I manage to play in the evenings.
Whenever I suffer from a continuous downfall for more than a month, I have already considered giving up playing poker, but so far I still insist on my belief and never give up, hoping it can change my destiny
there always times when you are not more envolved in this universe. Right now indeed I am at this moment. In portuguese we have a good word for this that a old girlfriend used once and I never forgot, it a hiato, or a gap.