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What was your longest session online or live?
What makes you keep going? :D
5-10 minutes....that's what it normally takes for me to bust a tournament
No seriously, I think around 15 hrs.
Actually forced to play that long because of running deep in big MTTs.
Normally I'm definitely not a fan of very long sessions because it tires me mentally.
Also if ,say some day I play 8-10 hrs, most of the times the day after I just don't wanna play.
Like my brain has to recover from that long stretch of decision making.
I think the longest time I have played without any break besides the usuals five minutes at the top of each hour was 15 - 16 hours. I do not really like playing that long, because you will most definitely not be able to present your a-game in the late stages of such a session. In my case this only happens when I am playing one tournament, last long in it and then start another one. Thus I only get in such situations when I´m successful. What an irony!
I have played one tournament about 12 hours on Poker Stars it took forever but I did take 1st place so it was worth it. That was some years ago. I am just coming back to poker after a 4-5 year break
First of all congratulations to your victory in this tournament. How much did you win? I hope for you, that it was big money, because playing one tournament for 12 hours is a really long time. The blinds must have increased only every 15 minutes or so.
Was it the sunday million? It is the only tournament on Pokerstars I know which would possibly take that long.
When playing live poker cash game I had once sat at the table and leaves 18h 11 am so I stayed 17 hours in the cash game with 5 1/2 on the button. And the reason was simple avida already done much profit in the evening but the owner of the house which was my friend Pedio for me to stay at the table but rather to draw more players to the game to see me with so many chips on the table.
The longest I've played was 36/48 hours. 2 18 hour sessions with just 6 hours of sleep between. during the rodeo when the casino I played at hosted and there are a bunch of the cowboys gambling at the poker tables. Was a good few nights, would definitely do it again. that said I'm not sure if I actually have it in me to play that long of a session ever again but I like to think that I could with the right incentives.
10-12 hours no more
motivates me to know that as time goes on getting better. delay as two years to win my first 2 cents and now when I lose everything I can easily earn more than a week 0.04 to 3 dollars.
and because I still need to learn not to get angry and throw me all in on every hand XD
Uouuu am impressed by the 15 -hour response (+ ) a few spoke , haha , I found incredible , wear must be very great !!! I was particularly 7am constant playing , it's my record in the live online ... I remember I was close to it as well.