sit and go hit and run?

    • SuperSeanE
      SuperSeanE
      Global
      Joined: 11.09.2009 Posts: 48
      Hey guys I was just wondering what you think about below:

      I logged in to titan poker at 8.30 am this morning like I do mon-fri intending to grind away at the 30 and 50 dollar DONs on ipoker. However I hit a massive heater and won 550 dollars in two hours.

      Can I just log off for the day and go and enjoy my planned weekend off early? I am doind by the way. I have enough titan points this week for my quota of vip club bonuses and rakeback that I set myself for each week so I thought what the hell.

      I have never done this before as I normally play set hours 45 hours a week and pay no attention to short term results only really looking at my balance at the end of every sesssion. Although occasionally I may start steaming from losing a lot of 70-30s in a row on a bubble.

      So can I just leave while winning? Is there any real truth in the thought of 'wow im running so well so I need to carry on until im not running well'

      OR 'never leave the tables when you cant miss until your play is becoming affected by tiredness or fatigue.' (clearly if my play is not A B game then I logg off)

      Does it really make a difference: if there is any truth in the claim that im running well does it matter if I play more games now or logg off. Becuase if I am running well then be it a week month day or whenever I logg in next I would still be running well.

      Any thought would be much appreciated
  • 6 replies
    • raun
      raun
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2007 Posts: 746
      Originally posted by SuperSeanE
      So can I just leave while winning? Is there any real truth in the thought of 'wow im running so well so I need to carry on until im not running well'
      if you play a daily set time i think you should stick to that no matter if you are on a heater or a downswing.
      the only time you should deviate from your set time is when you come on tilt. then you should of course leave immidiatly for the day.

      thats how i do it.
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Having a set time is stupid. Poker will become more of a job than a hobby.

      Just go and enjoy the weekend and life! Plenty of sensible reasons to have a break for a bit.
    • raun
      raun
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2007 Posts: 746
      maybe so but continuing just because you are winning is stupid as well.

      and having a set time also means that you dont spend your day trying to get a profit if you got off to a bad start.

      and lastly, for some poker is a job as well as a hobby in which case it is a good idea to have a set time imo.
    • FrozenRope
      FrozenRope
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2007 Posts: 283
      I have never done this before as I normally play set hours 45 hours a week and pay no attention to short term results only really looking at my balance at the end of every sesssion. Although occasionally I may start steaming from losing a lot of 70-30s in a row on a bubble.


      It appears that you do look at your progress while playing, As your thinking about the results and money won. Which I don't know about you but to me it looks like your results oriented.

      If you play by a set time period and your disciplined enough to stick to your schedule winning or loosing should not factor in, just bringing your A game everytime you play (if possible). If your not in the right frame of mind or not on your A game then doing something else is a must.

      Still waiting for your video project whats happening on that front???
    • aceonetheriver
      aceonetheriver
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.12.2008 Posts: 594
      "its ok to hit and run " but then what?! its just one big game...long game..u dont play by the day..u play by the year..ok u won 550$ and u " logged out " but then what ? ur gonna come back later , maybe today, maybe tomorow, next weeck...and continue this One long game..right?! so it is ok to do so..if ur a bingo player..or a casino gambler...who wants to hit and run...if u can beat poker today, u should beat it anyday! its not bingo or lotto, or whatever....and the same can be said if ur losing , so u lost 50$ or ur running bad..its not over(if u follow BRM)... so no matter what the results are...if u think the game is gd and easy, u should STAY...if its getting hard for u, or ur on tilt...and u cant beat it...even if ur winning u should LEAVE ! turn ur Pc off...go eat something :P

      Thats how i see it..hope it helps :)
    • luvr7
      luvr7
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2009 Posts: 16
      And part of the fun of playing poker for money is being able to set your own hours and do what you want. If this were a normal job and you reached your quota for the week and it's Friday you might wanna take an early weekend. I say why not?