My girlfriend wants me in the middle of a MTT.

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Well, what make you get out of a MTT when you are in the half of it?? A urgency?? A headache??
 
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quicky during a break? send her my way? shes just trying to see if she is more important. Dont fall for it. Shes not more important. Unless its a freeroll or something.
 
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Well, what make you get out of a MTT when you are in the half of it?? A urgency?? A headache??
if it's something that can wait until after my game, i'll wait. if not, i just sit out and do whatever it is i need to do. it's not that big of a deal as i only play microstakes mtts. so, sitting out during the middle of a $1 mtt doesn't bother me. when i get back, and hopefully i'm still in it, i just make the necessary stack adjustments.

i've even sat out of a final table to grab dinner with my gf. luckily, i was 2nd in chips when i sat out for ~45 minutes. came back and i was still in 4/4. did some maneuvering and was able finish 3/3 in the end.
 
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Sometimes its best to sit out a few hands anyway, if you are lucky you wont miss more than 1 orbit!
 
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if you don't take care of her,,,she will find someone who will,, :ciao:
 
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You can combine them, strong sensations from 2 sides and see who is the winner on the river
 
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I just manage it by saying that i take this particular day or evening off and cannot be disturbed. It is like when I am studying for university. We have a healthy relationship where we just adjust to each other and as long as it is not everday and we still have quality time together it is all fine and should be.
 
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Your lady or poker? Your lady or Poker? Your long term happiness or poker. UMMM I would take the lady sir. Always another poker game and taking care of the lady in your life is more important.
 
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Bro just organize your time better, make a set poker schedule for MTT if your a grinder...if not, let your SO know you cannot be disturbed. Never leave a final table to go out for dinner! Crush that table and take your girl out the next day bro. Guys are nuts man.
 
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Well, what make you get out of a MTT when you are in the half of it?? A urgency?? A headache??

Missing an orbit isn't really the worst thing in the world, but I would rather be focused on the MTT continuously (as do many top pros). I suspect more important is WHY someone (especially girlfriend, but really anyone) wants your attention while you are busy.

They likely just want to know where your priorities lay and don't want to be ignored all the time. Even the smaller MTTs can take several hours, it is no surprise someone wants something from you during this long span of time.

For everyone (mostly family) around me when I play poker, they are aware of what I'm doing and typically leave me to focus. Communication is key with these things (exponentially so for close relationships), so setting some boundaries and guidelines beforehand (even if negotiated, or compromised) can go a long way :)
 
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Make proper planning with gf if it’s gonna be long mtt grind. If she has plan to go out then you better play sng instead. You don’t want to miss ft . Best of wishes
 
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I include the part with my girlfriend in the tournament preparation.
 
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I don't start the game if I don't have enough time. I also don't start the game if I feel bad. Of course, sometimes there may be problems with communication or electricity, but this is a force majeure.
 
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only death makes me leave in the middle of MTT:eek:
 
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if it's something that can wait until after my game, i'll wait. if not, i just sit out and do whatever it is i need to do. it's not that big of a deal as i only play microstakes mtts. so, sitting out during the middle of a $1 mtt doesn't bother me. when i get back, and hopefully i'm still in it, i just make the necessary stack adjustments.

i've even sat out of a final table to grab dinner with my gf. luckily, i was 2nd in chips when i sat out for ~45 minutes. came back and i was still in 4/4. did some maneuvering and was able finish 3/3 in the end.


I am in a similar frame of mind, when it comes to on-line Poker, I really do not invest that much buying into games I may be called away from, only not from a Girlfriend, my problem is with my Wife and Daughter, so I have two who must be obeyed, when it comes to lifts somewhere, or help around the house.
That's another reason I prefer Live games over On-line, they know better than to interrupt me during my time! The Pub and Casino's are My Time to do as I wish.

When the fun Stops, STOP!
(or go to the Pub)
 
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Just tell her she can do whatever she wants while you’re playing LOL
 
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