This is a discussion on Should you quit a juicy game if you're running like absolute sh*t? within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; So yesterday and today I've been running like absolute sh*t on GG.
Assuming your decisions are not being affected much by the nasty run, ie. you're
Should you quit a juicy game if you're running like absolute sh*t?
So yesterday and today I've been running like absolute sh*t on GG.
Assuming your decisions are not being affected much by the nasty run, ie. you're still making EV+ decisions, is it a good idea to quit a good game so as to maybe find lady Variance in a better mood later?
Or maybe keep playing, until the variance changes direction? The risk being you might already get $200 down, and a $30 upswing won't help you much.
I'm not superstitious at all, but this kinda bad runs are making me have second thoughts. That damn graph looks like it's keeping going down.
I have found my luck/variance runs on a daily schedule. If I have a bad day, I look forward to having a good run the next night. On these bad days, there is nothing I can do to placate the gods of poker.
For some, a change of play or game might help. For me, it is a daily cycle.
It can be a good idea to quit, because even though you might think, you are not affected and still playing your A-game, often times the truth is somewhat different. And there is also the psycological aspect, where ofter players will know, you are losing, and might therefore be more likely to get involved with you. For this reason even just changing tables can sometimes be a good idea. Wash away the bad memories and start with a clean plate.
I have a set amount of money I am willing to lose (usually 3 buy ins). If I go through that then I am done, regardless of how juicy the game is. Just have to hope for a good game on a different day when variance is on my side.
Yup, I completely agree that some days are better to opt out of.
Put it down to algorithms or variance but some days I run in a farcical manner -nothing but relentless rags. This week I cashed several times but only in one tourney did I have a blissful run where I kept climbing through nutted hands rather than strong hands. In all other tourneys it was like pushing a rock uphill - the entire week.