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  6-Jul-12, 19:54   #1
Taking a Break 0 

Joined: Oct '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 665
A question for you all. Does having a break from playing help?

I have had a bad run recently and I now have a chance of an enforced break. Will it help? I am going for a few days in Minehead, weather predictions are shite and I am going with missus and her sister, so all in all "Great Expectations" it ain't.

I could always take the laptop, log on and go for it. Let me know what you think?

GL to you all.

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

  6-Jul-12, 20:11   #2

Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 6714
Providing the down-swing does not affect the way you play then no, its just one of those things that can not be avoided.
Take the time to review your game, see if it is a downswing or if tilt is taking hold of you, see how you can improve.
Reviewing you game and try plug leaks, we all have them.

Have a nice enforced break!

  6-Jul-12, 20:11   #3

Joined: Feb '11
Location: Argentina
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 56
When no luck is better to stop a while, study strategies, reading and then head back to calm.
In conclusion, it is helpful a break from poker to clear ideas and improve the game.
I hope you serve.
A hug!

  6-Jul-12, 20:18   #4
Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 63 (M)
Posts: 3340
i certainly hope so,as like you i'm on a bit of a downswing and my roll has taken a right hammering in the last week or two.
i'm not going to p lay again until sunday night to see if a break does me some good.
so i hope it works for us both marcwinz Thumbs Up

  6-Jul-12, 20:18   #5

Joined: Jan '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1204
I find it does because you might not think you're being affected but as soon as you start playing again after a break you realise you were being affected in most cases.

  6-Jul-12, 22:41   #6
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Posts: 5643
Yeah. Take your break, enjoy it and come back invigorated and having forgotten about all the crappy hands that you lost to. Maybe read a few good poker books while youyre away too.

  7-Jul-12, 01:10   #7
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Philippines
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 544
Absolutely yes, Taking a break will refresh yourself from bad beats, bad run, suck out by miserable hand....lol... A well needed break has been very good on me...then go back to the tables and back on the winning ways again...Studying your game is absolutely a good time to when having a break...Learning from past mistakes is what we should learn..... Big Smile .....but sometimes i always do the same mistake again.....

  7-Jul-12, 09:19   #8

Joined: Oct '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 665
Thanks to you all for you input. I am going to have a break from Monday. I am going to take some books with and have a break from the tables.

GL to you all in my absence and hope you all win a lot of money and I hope to come back to some good news stories.

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

PS for all those in UK - I am taking a umbrella - I'm gonna need it !!!!!!

  7-Jul-12, 09:29   #9

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Canada
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 1490
A break is definitely beneficial, if you think that emotions are altering your play. Some people need less time than others, even as little as a few hours. Others, like me, need longer breaks. I usually play a lot for many days in a row, and then take a break for a week or so. I do this routinely, whether I'm winning or losing. It just helps to keep me fresh, and remove the "burned out" feeling. I always feel fresh and ready to play my A-game after a break.

  10-Jul-12, 00:43   #10

Joined: Mar '12
Location: Netherlands
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 600
the longer the break ,the better for your pokergame i guess..

i was exctualy forced to stop for about a week,,my pc kinda fell into 1000 pieces, so have to buy me a brand new one...probably will be laptop this time..wanna play poker ,,,at other places then only at home...hope i can find me a good and cheap one with the widest screen possible...

must be i5 processor at least.....

in that week i realised how much money i did miss,by not playing...so was a good time to think things over...evaluate my vieuws on poker...

gonna try to play only freerolls on a certain site from today on.. and deposit only at stars...but this year is almost over...so will step on the gas from januari ,next year,, untill then no more cashgames for me...see how much i can build untill end of this year ...

Feel free to remind me in the near future ,to stay of the cashtables.. at least till 2013.

to reply to retributions post: indeed poker is mentaly heavy,,especialy if u play a couple a days in a row...after 5 days non stop poker,,even if i won all days..the 6th ot 7th day i am like a zombie..
tired of poker...last month i was so tired i passed on 2 invitation tournaments...which i would not miss ..if i was not pokerexhausted. Confused Agree

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