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Do you take breaks from poker and for how long?
 
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I don't play much in the summer. When I do, I tend to play loose, not giving it full focus.
 
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When I'm sleeping I don't play much, otherwise I try to play as much as possible to get the experience and confidence I need
 
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hello

It depends ... I play every day if I have a bad streak I will rest that bad day, and then I would return to the games again !!
 
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The last time I took a break it was because I was playing too badly and I felt that poker was against me and that the platforms were misleading people, the truth is that with time I discovered that I needed a break. Stop playing poker for about 3 months. Then I started with tournaments very occasionally and saw how the rest paid off. Regards.
 
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I only take a break from poker when I run out of money to play. It's very addictive for me. I have no control over when to stop.
 
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I take breaks days at a time, it's a great mental refresher being away from the tables.
 
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Hello.
Of course, sometimes I take breaks. Usually once a month I take a break for a few days. This time is enough for me to rest and regain patience and enthusiasm.
 
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At the moment I am taking a break from poker, I am studying some strategies for tournaments, I hope to resume my game at the beginning of the month, whenever I take a break is not more than 15 days.
 
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I don't take a break from poker because I have a few days to lose, the only break is when I'm at work or on vacation with my family and I can't play
 
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It is always good to rest in the necessary times, since your mind and body are exhausted and that makes you make bad decisions.
 
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Taking breaks at the correct time and duration can be the right decision and can be very beneficial to your physiological well being (mental portion of your game)and your game strategy.
 
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I took a break for a few years while I was at university









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Yes, sometimes I take breaks, usually for a few days. But in general, I rarely take breaks, because I don't play poker so often to get tired of it.
 
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When i don't have money i can't play poker because i know that you will not win money when you need it the most.
 
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Yes, a break is always good, specially when I play too much time daily or when I'm in a bad run. It's good to have another hobbies besides poker.
 
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Yes I take breaks from poker every now and then. The amount of time really depends on whats going on in my life or how poker is going for me at that moment. It might be a break that last as long as a day, a few days, a week a month, really just depends what I need or need to do at that moment.
 
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Normally one or two days I usually take to clear my mind and return just as focused, if I am playing and I have a bad streak I try not to open more tournaments and when I finish I start doing something else no matter it lasts only an hour playing and having the other hours free:jd4::jd4::jd4::jd4:
 
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hi

my job is such that I work one week and play one week
 
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i like to play everyday, no breaks here:)
 
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of course you need to.

there are 2 days per week. and one month per year. you definitely need to rest
 
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Almost without interruptions. I love this game. Although my nerves are burning.
 
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Having a break can help refocus on the game in my opinion. When things aren't going well and it becomes a burden just to play poker better have a week or 2 away from poker to put things in perspective...
 
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If feasible, I play even if a little, everyday.

I think it better to work through the mental stresses - to deal with the mental ups and downs. Regardless of whether you take a break or not, you will face variance, That is just the nature of poker. And whilst I sympathize with shying away from a 'run bad' I realized it doesn't make a difference if you take a break from it or not. You will face variance on you return. so a break seems fairly pointless.

So I try to plow through it. Then, you know what? When you bounce back with a winning session, let alone a winning couple of days, you get high off your resilience.

So, if you can stick to it, sometimes not taking a break can be a real positive. Character building. But again, that is because you have already concluded so much of the game is variance dependent...outcomes frequently come down to luck whether we want to admit it or not.
 
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Do you take breaks from poker and for how long?
Hello, I have a break in poker myself, I do not specifically plan it! I have a major job that brings me the main income, and poker is my hobby and I'm not trying to make a lot of money from it, poker is for me entertainment and kind of relaxation, but I can't play a lot and stable as I get up to work very early and come from work very late!
 
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