How to play a specific hand. Remember to mention if the question concerns Hold'em/Ohama/Stud, Limit/No-Limit, Ring game/Tourney.

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At what point should you leave a cash game?

Postby Thoody » Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:33 am

Yeah I have a question for the massive.......  

Yesterday........all my troubles seemed so far away......
Doing well in the cash game easily.....

Suddenly... My chips stacks half the size it used to be...
theres a nutter in here next to me ...

When........ Should I go I dont know.... I couldnt say...
I lost $20 now I long for Yesterdayyyyyyyyyy...

Basically I was doing well in my cash game (5c/10c NLHE 6 seater came in with $8)
and got it up to $45 I didnt do anything wrong but a mad man came in the room....raising lots etc any way on a few occassions with this idiot I was getting the right odds to draw out on him it just cost me a lot of cash to do so and unfortunalty I missed my draws eventually I was down to $25 and left before I lost anymore...

So what Im asking is...when you reach a certain amount of $$$$$ is it wise to leave the game and start another ?

Let me know your thoughts .........
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Postby Milefor » Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:25 am

ur lucky u only lost that much yesterday i decided to go for the ap 1$ no limit brought 40$ in within 15 mins i was up 60 dolllars to 100 got pocket queens then we raised all low cards eventually by the river im all in he flops the nuts aces....
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Postby Nour1981 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:44 pm

made this mistake frequently....
if you're playing .5/1 nl and up about 40/50, i'd stop personally only because i've had a bad run after having that surge everyone loves to get....
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Postby Waime1984 » Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:34 pm

In these games if I sit down with say 20, if I lose 10 I usually stand up, cause by then most everyone has more money than you at the table anyway and will bully you. If I get up to about 20 dollars more than I sat down with I will stand up then go play a sit n go or something
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Postby Ruspinfirl » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:59 pm

I think it wise to leave if you get over twice what you started with. After that I tend to become overconfident and bet hands that i shouldn't.

Likewise i try to leave with half of the original left if i am losing. That way i don't get to the stage of chasing poor hands for a draw
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Postby Pred1984 » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:57 pm

It's time to leave when you begin to make poor or marginal plays you normally would not.  Doesn't matter if you're ahead or behind.  It's even better to leave when you begin to consider such actions seriously (i.e. before you actually begin to do them), but this is probably quite a bit harder for most people to do.
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Postby Theirthe » Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:22 am

If you are losing to much it just might not be your game that day so you have to leave. If you are on a roll you might want to stay. If you make a lot though you might want to leave and maybe go bank to make sure you banked something.
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Postby Sust1982 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:39 pm

After depositing $ 50 into my AP account I sat at a 50 cent $ 1 table. Within 20 min i was up to 216 bucks. Then over the coarce of 8 seperated hours I lost it all. Money management is sooooo important. If your up say twice what u originally invested, quit.NOW, while u can.
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Postby Ruspinfirl » Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:40 am

I can't agree more. I thought originally that online was a bit of fun.
But if you don't treat it as real cash it can soon become expensive
At least with casino money you can see your stack going away from you physically
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Postby Beform » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:23 pm

I usually play the low limit tables.  At a .05/.10 table I will bring $3.00 to the table.  If and when i get to around $12 I will leave the table.  That is unless someone is throwing their money at me.
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Postby Theirthe » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:50 pm

If you starti winning a lot you stay until you start losing. You leave once you start losing to much even if you are up money.
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Postby Etonly » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:54 pm

when you keep winning and winning and winning, you shoudl stay... but when you're losing, people know your play and will expose it... you need to stop at this point...
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Postby Restong » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:03 am

if the moneys coming your way why stop?thats stupid. you should stop when you feel uncomfortable or when you start to feel like someone is getting the best of you. the money is coming your way for a reason. theres a donk(s) at your table. stay there and keep busting them. take their whole bankroll. stand up once you feel like your starting to get tired or when your making mistakes.
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Postby Gagoem » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:10 am

I think it's all about feel.  Sometimes you should just say enough's enough and get away from the game (regardless of how much you're ahead).  There's nothing worse than not quitting when your instincts were telling you to do so.  I'm guilty of this sometimes myself, and I always regret giving back some of my winnings (if not all of them) simply because I didn't quit when I should have.
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Postby Diguirses » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:18 pm

I agree I normally stay till I start losing or get tired,  If it is your day to win take advantage of it,     As far as losing  once I have lost half of my starting stack I normally quit.

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