Zach6668, on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007, 1:33 PM, said:
It's a long run session. If you continue to play your A game, or are playing well, etc, then it doesn't matter how you do on a session by session basis. If you want to leave when you get to a certain dollar amount, that's fine, if you want to play a certain amount of time, that's fine. It doesn't matter though. As long as you're playing the same game (read: not tilting, steaming, etc), it doesn't matter if you play one round, sit out for an hour, play another round, sit out, etc, say 5 times; it would be the same as sitting for 5 consecutive rounds. Extend that to playing 100 hands in one day, for each day for a week, it's the same as playing 50,50,200,100,100,25,175 hands over 7 days. It's a long run game. I think I explained this very poorly, but I think there's too much to even scratch the surface.I would recommend reading Theory of Poker.
Money022, on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007, 11:35 PM, said:
Say you've been at a table that's full of people giving their money away and you're playing your A game. Two hours into the session you've hit your daily goal. You're not tired, everything is going your way, and the fish have just reloaded putting hundreds of dollars of dead money out there to be collected. Tell me again why you'd walk away from this table?
I believe we may all be somewhat on the same page, just saying it different.First, there is NO WAY to consistently play your "A" game, professional poker players, Drivers, Athletics can't do it and openly admit it. My statements are based on my personal experience. In the long run of a session I know at some point I am going to get beat or make a mistake. Once I make the amount for my session I prefer to leave "I can always come back". According to many of you the seat does not play any role in your session as long as you are playing your "A" game... Okay, I agree with you. When I am seated at a table where players are giving their money away it is difficult to walk away. The longer you sit there, one or more of the players at the table "luck will change". They don't have to be a average player or a good player. This is why I prefer to take my winnings and leave. This is my experience, you have different opinion, I respect each of your positions, experience.