Have you tried to quit poker but came back? Or quit for good? I'm currently trying to quit due to constant bad beats

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No, I haven't tried to quit poker and I'm not even going to try to quit poker because I love the game and I'm going to play poker for a long time and try to win a huge amount of money after which I won't need money very much and I'll get to poker as a job I think you just need to take a break and everything will work out
 
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Yes, last summer I stopped playing for 3-4 months due to a series of bad beats (and of course I was a little more busy, this helped me not to resort to poker and give myself a rest, relax and get bored) - I think it worked for me benefits, although now I feel again that I need a break, because... It's becoming more and more difficult for me to control my emotions.
 
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I had a big time rest from poker, but I see it as a hobbie, so the return had the same results than the last time, just a fun thing to spend time, and not seeing it as a revenue maker.
 
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I think I'm at the end my rope right now. I already quit playing online all together a few months ago because I just feel like the algorithms are always screwed up on every site and flopping the world doesn't matter you'll always get drawn out on (not literally always, but at the worst times)

But lately I started feeling that way about playing live poker. There's no casinos where I live but someone runs a cash game on the weekends $1/$2 and several bars have $15 tournaments during the week. A few weeks ago I get ace queen raise preflop the flop is queen 6, 7. I bet $1500 (you start out with 3,500 chips) this woman calls turn is an 8. I go all in for like 12 thousand just thinking she's probably not going to have two pair with what's out there and i should be good. But she had the one hand that gives her a straight 9 10, she hits her gutshot. All my chips disappear, anything other than the 8 hits she folds and I win the hand.

Then the other day I'm playing with this donk who is very lucky and that's what I don't get is how people get lucky against me all the time but I'm rarely ever the one getting lucky when I'm behind. Anyway I have King Queen the flop is Queen Jack 3. I check for action the guy bets again 1500 I re-raise all in. He calls me with King 3, so the King is dead to him the only thing he can hit is a 3. Turn doesn't change anything, river is a 3. It's like is this guy psychic or something? And these things are happening to me so much it's like people are picking up on it because they can just hit whatever magical card they need to beat me by the river.

Another ridiculous hand we're down to 4 of us 3 get paid I got pocket Kings I'm all in preflop. I get called with Queen 9. Flop is a King giving me a set Jack and something else, turn some card that changes nothing and river is a 10 giving him a straight. I make the money if not for that river.

Another hand I get Ace King raise get called flop is King 9 something, I bet opponent goes all in with 10 9, river is a 10. That was another time I would have made the money if not for that river card.

Also at the $1/$2 cash game last Friday (a week ago) I have Ace Jack of diamonds. This was not a bad beat but I bet $18 someone goes all in for $138 over that. There was a third person with less than that I sat there for a long time and decided to fold. It seemed to be the right decision at the time the one who bet $138 turned over Ace Queen and the one who had less had pocket 6s. So I would have been calling a lot of money with the third best hand but of course 3 diamonds come out I would have hit the flush. It's like the bad luck just won't stop.

I have more I could mention even. It gets to the point that I just decided to give up. What is the point of playing? I'm ahead and opponent just hits their two outer or whatever, just dumb luck but it happens repeatedly. I'm sitting at home instead of playing cash right now just fed up. Usually I get it in good and I'm ahead when my chips are in the middle, but if I happen to be behind I just lose while my opponents can have like a 4% chance of winning the hand after the flop yet get their magic card on the river. I like poker but just constantly dealing with the bad beats gets old especially when it's not evening out for me at all.

What's weird is this happens almost on repeat I play for a couple of months when I first go back I'm usually almost unstoppable win practically every night but after about 3 weeks to a month the bad beats start I quit I go back after a couple of months and I'm winning again until the bad beats start. I thought the cards were random how do these patterns keep happening to me? I need a poker therapist.

I know obvious you could say "that's just poker" but it's not. I play with a lot of the same people and they're not dealing with these bad beats like I am. I see favorites mostly winning when it's other peoples hands but not mine.
Remember that randomness can sometimes appear as patterns, especially in the short term. The nature of randomness means that unusual sequences of events can occur, including streaks of bad luck. However, over a more extended period, these streaks tend to even out.

If you find that the frustration and disappointment outweigh your enjoyment of the game, it might be worth taking a break from poker to recharge and gain some perspective. Poker should ultimately be an enjoyable pastime, and it's essential to prioritize your mental well-being.
 
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I quit playing live poker during covid ( but may come back soon ). Not having much luck online in small tourneys or in the CC freerolls lately either .
 
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I think everyone has bad days at some point, but I think it's like the wheel, after a while the good moments at the poker tables come back.And regarding giving up, after a while you will surely return to the table, I tell you from my experience of over 15 years of online games.
 
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I've had quit poker for a couple of years when I was in college and came back to play a few years after I graduated. I don't know if it's because I play poker for so many years or because I'm usually a negative person when I'm playing poker (lol), bad beats doesn't affect me like they used to when I started to play. I just know they are going to happen no matter how well I play.
And your pattern I think it's the usual, we usually play better after a break then we get tired and we start to lose more.
 
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I played over a decade ago but stopped after getting overly engrossed and wasting money.
I came back a few years ago and have kept it in control. I am now in a better place in life. I now have more time for it and more expendable income.
 
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I have never played for real money with the aim of becoming a pro, just for fun.

But know that you are not the only one who goes through a situation like that. Variance in poker exists and this is normal.

Maybe you don't have the necessary sample of tournaments played or you're running bad. Either way, at some point you will start to run well.

The deck has no memory, you are not persecuted and poker owes nothing to anyone. This is all part of the nature of the game, either you understand and deal with it well or the best thing is to actually stop playing.
 
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I think I'm at the end my rope right now. I already quit playing online all together a few months ago because I just feel like the algorithms are always screwed up on every site and flopping the world doesn't matter you'll always get drawn out on (not literally always, but at the worst times)

But lately I started feeling that way about playing live poker. There's no casinos where I live but someone runs a cash game on the weekends $1/$2 and several bars have $15 tournaments during the week. A few weeks ago I get ace queen raise preflop the flop is queen 6, 7. I bet $1500 (you start out with 3,500 chips) this woman calls turn is an 8. I go all in for like 12 thousand just thinking she's probably not going to have two pair with what's out there and i should be good. But she had the one hand that gives her a straight 9 10, she hits her gutshot. All my chips disappear, anything other than the 8 hits she folds and I win the hand.

Then the other day I'm playing with this donk who is very lucky and that's what I don't get is how people get lucky against me all the time but I'm rarely ever the one getting lucky when I'm behind. Anyway I have King Queen the flop is Queen Jack 3. I check for action the guy bets again 1500 I re-raise all in. He calls me with King 3, so the King is dead to him the only thing he can hit is a 3. Turn doesn't change anything, river is a 3. It's like is this guy psychic or something? And these things are happening to me so much it's like people are picking up on it because they can just hit whatever magical card they need to beat me by the river.

Another ridiculous hand we're down to 4 of us 3 get paid I got pocket Kings I'm all in preflop. I get called with Queen 9. Flop is a King giving me a set Jack and something else, turn some card that changes nothing and river is a 10 giving him a straight. I make the money if not for that river.

Another hand I get Ace King raise get called flop is King 9 something, I bet opponent goes all in with 10 9, river is a 10. That was another time I would have made the money if not for that river card.

Also at the $1/$2 cash game last Friday (a week ago) I have Ace Jack of diamonds. This was not a bad beat but I bet $18 someone goes all in for $138 over that. There was a third person with less than that I sat there for a long time and decided to fold. It seemed to be the right decision at the time the one who bet $138 turned over Ace Queen and the one who had less had pocket 6s. So I would have been calling a lot of money with the third best hand but of course 3 diamonds come out I would have hit the flush. It's like the bad luck just won't stop.

I have more I could mention even. It gets to the point that I just decided to give up. What is the point of playing? I'm ahead and opponent just hits their two outer or whatever, just dumb luck but it happens repeatedly. I'm sitting at home instead of playing cash right now just fed up. Usually I get it in good and I'm ahead when my chips are in the middle, but if I happen to be behind I just lose while my opponents can have like a 4% chance of winning the hand after the flop yet get their magic card on the river. I like poker but just constantly dealing with the bad beats gets old especially when it's not evening out for me at all.

What's weird is this happens almost on repeat I play for a couple of months when I first go back I'm usually almost unstoppable win practically every night but after about 3 weeks to a month the bad beats start I quit I go back after a couple of months and I'm winning again until the bad beats start. I thought the cards were random how do these patterns keep happening to me? I need a poker therapist.

I know obvious you could say "that's just poker" but it's not. I play with a lot of the same people and they're not dealing with these bad beats like I am. I see favorites mostly winning when it's other peoples hands but not mine.
I did..same
 
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USed to play seriously for many years, 12 tables at the same time... 8+ hours a day 5-6 days a week. But for past like 5 years i'm just chilling, maybe a freeroll or few MTTs during evening at the PC, mayeb live game with friends or maybe couple of weeks without poker at all.
 
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I totally agree with the cycle that happens when you quit for a while, you come back as unstoppable and then you lose practically every hand, I’ve been dealing with the same problem for like 2 years. But I think the problem is when you’re on edge you tend to call more often than your usual range and bet more agressive than you used to so the loss is more significant every time and on the other hand when you’re somehow tilted people hit more often against you since negativity brings failure as they say. Anyway that’s the dark side of poker and dealing with it is big part of becoming a winning player
 
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Never tried to quit, when I have too many bad beats like you I stay away from poker for a week or so.
 
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Many have tried to quit poker, but few quit)
 
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I never wanted to stop or quit. I play as a hobby and I have fun playing.
 
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Years passed without poker, but somehow I always found my way back.
In any case, I think poker was much more enjoyable in the 2000s, although I had more time for it with university/college than I do now with a regular job. I think a break is often good, there is more than just poker in the world. I think the pros also take - probably smaller - breaks, otherwise they would go crazy.
 
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ilove poker its so hard to quit its better to study all the game
 
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No, I haven't tried to quit poker and I'm not even going to try to quit poker because I love the game and I'm going to play poker for a long time and try to win a huge amount of money after which I won't need money very much and I'll get to poker as a job I think you just need to take a break and everything will work out
Be mindful of any negative impacts, such as financial strain or excessive time commitment, that may arise from prolonged engagement in any activity, including poker. Taking breaks and managing your play responsibly can contribute to your long-term enjoyment of the game. Ultimately, finding a sustainable approach that aligns with your goals and well-being is key.
 
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Yes, I have given up poker at some point in my life. But you always do the things that make you happy, like sitting down to play a tournament live or online. But I always enjoy poker in my life and I think it will be forever.
 
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