I’ll admit that I’m not the best person to talk to about quitting a game when playing free poker online. I’ve been known to play longer cash game sessions when I’m losing than when I’m winning. This is something that needs improving in my game, and I need to learn to walk away when I am losing. Quitting isn’t easy, and knowing when to quit is a skill that’s not easy to learn. There are obviously no clear rules about quitting that need be followed, but there are factors that you should consider when you’re in the middle of a cash game session.
You always want to play your “A” game. You want to play when you can focus without worrying about falling asleep. I’m not a big advocate of short sessions, but I’m definitely an advocate for playing when you’re not sleepy. idn poker online is way too easy to play nowadays without even leaving the house, leaving you more vulnerable to playing when tired.
You should be aware of when your energy is waning and think about quitting. Trust me: Players will know when you’re playing fatigued-especially in live play. I would also suggest that you avoid talking to other players about how long you’ve been playing or how many hours you’ve worked during the day. The sharks will smell the blood in the water and take advantage of you. If you’re tired, you should quit.
If you are playing players who are particularly bad, then you want to try to play longer games. Chances are, if the bad players have been playing for a long time, they are going to get tired, going back to what I was saying earlier about playing when exhausted. They will play even worse, and although you also be off your game, you will still play better than they will.
Some people make the mistake of quitting too soon when they’re ahead. If you’re winning and playing weak opponents, you should keep playing for as long as you can.
Some people have poor tilt control. If you’re prone to tilting, you should seriously consider quitting a session as soon as suffer a bad beat. I know this advice is a bit extreme, but you always need to remember that money saved is money earned. When you’re tilting, you’re not playing your best game and will likely end up losing a lot of money. For those who have better tilt control, you may not need to quit. You may just need to step away from the table for a bit to clear your head before returning to continue the session.
If you don’t know when you’re tilting, I suggest bringing friends along with you to the table who understand you and your game. You should tell them to take you aside when they notice that you’re tilting.
There will be times when you just can’t win. Sometimes you just can’t win when you have the best hand. It happens to everyone. It’s the universe’s way of reminding you that luck does play a role in everyone’s life.
When things don’t go your away, you should consider leaving your session. This is even truer for people with tilt issues. Taking bad beats will leave you feeling frustrated and will take you off your game.
Running Away From Problems
There are times in all of our lives where we feel troubled on personal matters. Nobody should gamble to avoid issues elsewhere in your life. Always try to sort out problems before taking part in a poker game.
So, if you are ever feeling any of the above then chances are, it is time to get out, whether you are playing free poker online games, or poker in a casino.