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Whenever I start getting frustrated and canít (at least by my view) seem to win a coin flip to save my life. When I actually get tilted, which is NOT very often itís time for a break. If we are all playing online and start grinding for 24-48 hours then you are going to slowly feel yourself telling you itís time for a break. Iím sure most of us have gotten hot on a given day and everything is going our way. But you have to shut down!! Physically AND mentally. You have to realize that the ebb and flow of the game itself will slowly start to even things out. A small pot here. Then another. Then a big pot. Then itís definitely time to get up from the table/computer. The basic difference between playing LIVE poker versus playing online is the social interaction between people. If your grinding live tournament/cash poker games then you do have social interaction. People are generally social animals. They crave interaction between people. So it is even MORE difficult to grind online for extended periods of time basically all alone. Sure you may get a little message online occasionally but to sit at your device and play poker YOU ARE ALONE!
So to shorten that novel up a bit when you start getting agitated again and again itís time to take a break.
So true! Itís sometimes hard to remember, especially when it matters most. But I also find that the intensity of tilt is a very good indicator of when to leave the game. I generally try to observe and control my tilt. But when I see it but feel I canít do anything about it anymore and am just ranting at the screen (which I very rarely do) itís time for a break. And to wait for the tide to turn.
I do not know the answer. But I think there is a moment of saturation. There comes a time when you no longer enjoy what you do (both in poker and in any other activity) and that should be the time to stop. Take a break. Do something else. And then come back (or not) with new impetus and new ideas. Greetings!!!
You should be able to concentrate on other things in life besides playing poker. Taking time out from poker is not a mistake, you should also have time for family and other interests in life. Poker should mainly be fun
When you are exhausted ... or. Worried about some reason other than poker or when you are in a bad mood ... sick ... those will be good times for you to breathe. Think and take a nice rest ... good luck friends ... after the break ...
There are lots of situation in which your poker sucess is more gambling as well playing poker. If aou not only play to habe fun it is necessary to have the best psychical mood. You need to reduce yout emotions. This can be you are tired or you are angry, tilt etc. If you play a tourney and you have no time for the final table because yu have work to do or a meeting.
Years ago I was playing between 12 or more hours a day. And I lost a lot of money because I would be real tired and real depressed, and always trying to get my money back. That never did work. Now I take breaks all through out a week of playing. Like if I play a 5 or 6 hour tourney, I don't play much the rest of the day. In my opinion, no matter if you are winning or losing, you should take at least one day a week away from the game.
Well, I consider that poker is a game where you need to dedicate time, if you are really good at this, you have to try to play professionally, and dedicate the hours, regulations, as long as you are successful, and with a few good results...
When your grinding poker and then jumping around trying to make money other ways like betting on game, playing in the casino and then flushing your hard earn roll u won the night before and waste all that time. That’s when it’s time to take a break
The question is interesting. I play about 80 hours a week. When more, when less. What to do with ITM? We must try to get into the ITM zone and win. Can there come a time when I will stop playing poker completely? - That time will surely come.