If you are in a downswing , you face many tilt problems recently , you are tired , or you have some other problems that affect your poker performance , then taking a break is not bad , quite the opposite , it's essential I would say in order to come back stronger , with your batteries recharched , full of energy , without tilt , and also with improved gameplay
Playing every day (regardless of whether the whole day or only in the evenings), a person easily gets tired mentally and physically. And even if it is good to sleep and eat, the brain still gets tired and he needed rest. When you play a lot, all thoughts are busy with the game, for a day the human experiences a lot of emotions. It's stress for the whole body. I believe that it is necessary to take a break in a few days at least once in 2-3 weeks, completely forgetting about poker.
This one comes down to experience and training your endurance.
I have no problem sitting at a table 7 days a week and sleeping on the couch, I just need a good reason to do it.
I mean, I've walked for weeks at a time so this would be easier.
Depends if this break will give you a new perspective of things. Sometimes we feel we need to take a break from things because it gets uncomfortable although we have a solid concept and play correct but get nothing after numerous buy ins, then a break is not necessary.
Poker is supposed to be fun, so if you ever find that you’re no longer enjoying it, then a little break can reignite that passion.
Alternatively, if you find that your frustration stems from a downswing, then that can be great motivation to study extensively while taking a break from actual playing. That way you’ll be even better when you do head back to the tables!
Every sport or competition takes place for a set amount of time then they take a break for a specific period of time then it's starts again and poker is no different. The difference with poker is that you choose when your down time is and when you start again, do this to your advantage.
Sometimes, rest is just necessary. I always play much better if I rested for a few days before. After a good rest, I am more focused and have enough patience to achieve a good result. Therefore, I highly recommend that you rest regularly.
Yes i think a break is needed so you can get back to your best game. Poker is a mental game so you need to be at your best. If you have been playing against poor players who have been hitting lucky and fulltilting you it really affects your game.
It worked for Dario Sammartino, runner-up at the Main Event of the WSOP this year. It was well documented during the coverage that he had taken significant time off from poker prior to his outstanding run during this year's Main Event.
The PRNG categorically refuses to align itself with my poker hopes and aspirations.
playing online a person gets stuck inside and puts to much into playing this game now this is my view and probably people aint gonna like it but there is more to life than poker, go outside and get some sun good for the soul
Do you think taking a break from poker is neccessary?
Some of the pros would say yes. One of the books I read, Tom McEvoy said if he just hits a rut, he goes play golf for a few weeks, then comes back refreshed.
A solid player should do this, but sometimes if you just hit a bad run it might make you want to just go hog wild entering tournaments, when you might want to step back, relax and not go on a tilt run. When I said a solid player shouldn't do this, I meant go on tilt.
It depends on how much you play. Generally it is good advice to have at least one day in week without poker even if you are pro player. If you feel exhausted and in bad shape is better to take a break instead of continuing playing bad and loosing money.
I just came back from a couple month break.
I wasn't enjoying playing anymore, It felt like something I had to do on my days off.
And was wasting my free time.
Doing anything everyday will burn you out eventually.
I think that you need to rest and take a break. Not only from work, even from your favorite activities and games. Especially if there was a black streak in poker. Take a break to review your strategy and work on your mistakes.
After ACR’s MOSS 2019 tournaments I decided to take a break from poker. I didn’t buy in for the remainder of the year
So in a way I took almost a calendar year off. I feel refreshed and excited to play again. I lost that excitement last year. That break from poker was the longest I’ve ever gone without playing since I started back in 2002.
People need a break from time to time, if the downswing is causing you to tilt your stack or bankroll, then I would say a break is a needed, but use that break to go over some content, study watch vids read books review your hands, poker is ment to be a fun game,
It’s necessary to take a break from poker. If you play without long breaks, concentration and motivation are simply lost. I always turn poker out of my life for 3-4 days within a month. The ideal option is 5 days of play, 2 days off.