Basically, I'm a winning player, but I feel compulsive about playing, which leads me to play for much longer sessions than I originally planned. I'll tell myself I'm going to play for an hour, and then 5 hours go by. Especially when I am down money, I keep playing until I get even or just have a slight loss for the session. But I don't spew countless buy-in after buy in and I don't jump up in stakes to get money back quickly. can you be addicted to poker as a winner?