This is a discussion on Too much poker???? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; When is enoughs enoughs...when is it break time when do you walk away.and yes when do u run...inotice that I play my best when I
When is enoughs enoughs...when is it break time when do you walk away.and yes when do u run...inotice that I play my best when I first start playing for the day and as I progress through the day I get looser and at theendof a10 hour session I'm seeing almost every hand without realizing..thinking I'll just out play him after the flop knowing that there seen a lot my tricks for the last few hours and are catching on to me
I particularly think that even if we like poker, it's good to take a break even once a week. Beyond the pleasure that a person generates playing this sport, it also causes mental exhaustion, stress, etc.
Younger people may not see it this way, but in my case I need to play fewer hours or rest a whole day.
For myself, I do not play poker all day. I need to go outside and get fresh air. Go take my pups for a walk etc. I mix my poker with tasks inside and outside of my house. This works best for me. I then occasionally reserve a Saturday or a Sunday (as those days seem to lots of game choices on 888 and Poker Stars) for playing all day, but I have to be in the mood and I need to have tasks around my house complete. I play up to 6 tourneys each day, spread throughout the day. Having more balance is key for me.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus
Definitely the time for a break from poker is when there is zero in your poker and bank account. Then it's definitely time to learn BM, poker strategy, and a good poker mind book. At least I had it - I said after the first year of the game - tired of losing, it's time to learn poker. Since then, I am a winning player
I never take more than a day off. I'm very competitive, I've drag-raced for over 50 years. I'm 74 and the only income is from Social Security so I try and grind out a few bucks playing freerolls and micro tournaments. Every penny helps....
JUST KILLIN TIME,,,WAITING FOR TIME TO KILL ME...
If you are playing 10 plus hours a day and start to drift off into the twilight zone, it is a good idea to take a break and get outside for some fresh air. I am talking the entire day or weekend, what a difference the outdoors makes on you physically and mentally. If you need a break take it, you deserve it. Capo1014
you must always be able to stop in time or you will lose your concentration and your game will deteriorate after a certain time there will be tilt aggression everything should be in moderation poker games and recreation you will not earn all the money we are not robots
I work as a driver 5 or 6 days a week. It's hard daily work, so I only have free time in the evenings. For me, poker is a hobby that allows me to rest and relax after a hard day, so I mostly play poker no more than 4 hours a day.
I usually stop playing when I am either tired or bored. I consider tilt to be playing anything lower than your optimal game, so once I'm making mistakes due to tiredness, I stop.
But above all, when I stop enjoying it, I will not register any further tournaments. Taking the regular breaks at MTTs really helps too. I always get up, walk around and have something to eat/drink. This renergises me, so when I come back, it feels like I'm coming to the table virtual felt for the first time.
It's always good to take a break, distract yourself, and come back. Everybody needs not to think so much as poker requires a lot of that haha. In my case, when I stop I listen to music, I go out, I enjoy the outdoors, I play lol, etc.
When I first started playing poker, I played too much. I really didn't do anything else but play poker. I missed out on being with girlfriend, in the beginning. Then I had to make a change, needed to put priorities first. Family is number 1 then poker, but that's why me and girlfriend split up. Then I met wife and had kids, they needed to come first , before any poker. I got my priorities straight and now will always be that way.