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Lose yes, never give up
How many times do we think about giving up playing poker because we only
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Longest Time Away From Poker?
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Longest Time Away From Poker?
What was your longest time without playing poker?
Lose yes, never give up
How many times do we think about giving up playing poker because we only lose,
I believe that on many occasions we are not playing focused enough to win.
Poker is a strategy game, and when we play in the long run it comes back for sure!
Who ever thought about giving up halfway and stop playing?
What was your longest time without playing poker????
With this form of play, did you notice any changes?
When we spend some time without playing, it seems that everything changes, and the game fares much better, I believe in continuity, but I do not rule out sometimes to take a break, this is healthy.
The maximum I was without being able to play poker was 3 months because luckily my computer had burned .. then I could buy a cell phone to someone who did not sell it so expensive so there I could download the application of pokerstars and play certain Games since draw format does not allow you and is an exciting game for me ...
Then 2 weeks ago or rather a week I could buy a neet for my birthday so now I can play again what I like and post on cardschat to be part of the membership of this wonderful place.
I quit after a bad beat in a casino where I lost a couple thousand on a river suck out. Took a hiatus for 10 years from the game because I was afraid of repeating my past, well. ......I'm back to my mistakes lol
I gave up poker for about a year or just under a year, I gave it up when I firstly started playing due to tilt and thinking that the odds were always against me etc. till I started watching pros play and then realized that I just never knew what I was doing. Then I started learning the real rules and I got back into it in no time
my longest time not playing poker resulted from a series of bad beats in cash games. I stopped playing for about 3 and half months. Had to really get those losses out of my system, when i did came back had a lot of catching up and brushing up to do
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Yes, i really think this is correct question. For sure, if you want to win in poker you need to make some breaks. I mean, that you need to take some big breaks in your game sometimes. Of course, it,s really hard to do, because people like the game and can,t stop, especially if some good promo is going and you think that this is not right time to make a break. But i,m sure, that you need to have a break in your game. For example, if you understand that your moves in poker is right, but you still can,t win enough money, that means that this is a bad luck, and you need a rest. You need to have a break to clear your mind from different things. After that you can play normally, and i,m sure, that if you good enough - you can have a nice winning streak.
Most of the time it would be just long enough to deposit more money after losing what I had. I'm old but I do learn things pretty quick. Sometimes when I'm on a down hill run, I will just quit for a day or two and try it again after that. Besides a good break is good for me and it would be for anyone. For the past month and a half I been doing like I always do by listing the MTTs I want to play during that day, but most of those days I will get knocked out of my first one and I just unregister from all the others and do something else. So I could say that it's been 1 1/2 months since I really played much poker. I think there has been several times I haven't even turned my computer on for a day or two. I know how hard that is for many players, but it's worth it if you do.
I did not play poker for about 2 months, I had to go to another region and did not catch the Internet, and then I started playing without poker, but sometimes I need to rest, sometimes when I lose nerves,
I stop playing for 2 weeks every year. But i guess it doesn't count because it's when I'm on holiday with the family and simply can't (I gave up trying to play online abroad .. too frustrating).
The worst thing about this sabbatical is that I always miss a couple of the CC Decathlon game!
Apart from that I doubt there is a gap of 24hrs that I don't play at least 30mins of Cash\Zoom .... even on Christmas day I make a point of escaping the madness for 30 mins for a few hands ... it chills me out.
The longest time I did not play poker was when I did not know how to play =)
Now, I play every day - after all, practice is always needed.
There are days when I do not play, but this is if something is very important. This happens rarely, but it happens)
I've gone years without playing. I'm not all that good, and like to play on a friends' table more for the social elements of the game. A year or so I got back into playing online, more to just try to stay in practise or get better for those live games.
Just recently finished up about a 1yr break. I just got to a point where my winnings were not improving and it felt like work on top of my regular job. I think it's good to step away if you're not enjoying yourself. Also, it feels great to come back after a long break. Feels like I'm back to what I love again
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