Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Depends how long I've been playing. If I'm coming to an end of a session and going to take a break soon its good to leave on a high. Why wait til a bad beat takes half your winnings back. When would you rather leave? After a bad beat or after a good hand.
I never leave when I'm down. I can't face it. If I've got half my original stack left I have a tendency to blow the rest cos in the heat of the moment I'd rather leave with zero or leave up. It's not a good way to think imo.
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 41 (M)
It depends on how it was won, if iv made a bad call/play etc for whatever reason and get lucky id leave, but if iv just out played someone then ill stay and be a bully. But depends on the table too, if iv been there a while or not, if its 1st hand etc.
Joined: Dec '07
Age: 37 (M)
Posted by awood88: Depends how long I've been playing. If I'm coming to an end of a session and going to take a break soon its good to leave on a high. Why wait til a bad beat takes half your winnings back. When would you rather leave? After a bad beat or after a good hand.
This is a wrong mind set. In poker you can only play your best to win you can't run from bad beats, you wont hit less bad beats by leaving. Wether you lose half of your winnings in the current session or the same amount in a loss where you just sat at the table gives the same result. Cash game is all about playing the specific hand value vs the specific player the best way no matter if you are near the end of your session, in the start, just won or just lost.
So if you are a winning player, more hands equals more money
I only hit and run if I had planned to leave in the first case, meaning I only leave if I think the players at the table are better than me and im only playing the orbit untill blinds reach me but was lucky to pick up a hand.
I double up and leave the table only when I start SSS session. However I mix my play very often so with BSS I take many different factors into consideration when making a decision about leaving/staying at the table. If I have good reads on my opponents and they are bad players - I definitely stay. If it's possible to win 5 buy-ins instead of 1 from them, why not do that, right?
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 30 (M)
Yes, I usually leave the table if I win a big pot. It's because people whose lost money into that pot often try to win following pots and even they have dominated hands, they would find 2outs on the river or something and I get HUGE tilt after actions like that.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 34 (M)
It really depends on the type of table and the type of players! If the players in the table are lose I will probably stay in the table and try to increase my stack But most of the times if I double my stack I run from the table and I enter in another table with the initial amount.
I think that is the right thing to do! cash games Poker is all about respecting our bankroll.