Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Just wondering how long do you give it. I was just playing 5/10 live the other day and after 1 &1/2 hours of seeing 62, and my small and big blind raised when I have 73. i just left. i realized it was not happening for me. do any of you have a time limit?
My response was this...
1.5 hours in a live game? What is that, like 50 hands? So basically, you played 50 hands and decided it wasn't your day?!? [As an online multitabler, you can play 50 hands in under 4 minutes. So the post was basically saying... "I didn't get a hand for 4 minutes..."] And in your other thread you mentioned you sometimes drive 2 hours to get to the casino?
As my good friend Vito Corleone used to say, "you can start by acting like a man!"
Not being a troll/hater, just if you want to seriously play live for a living, you need to suck it up. It's like if you were a baseball pitcher... sometimes you don't have your "A" stuff. But if this is your job, you need to suck it up and try to get through it. (Unless you're terrible and will lose money with anything but your "A" game - in which case you need to find another job).
FWIW, If you play online, you can just take a break and try again in a few hours.
Have you ever talked to one of those "old timers" who talk about the golden years of online poker (between 5-10 years ago)? They always say something like "if I wasn't so lazy and put in some more hands..." Well, the games aren't getting any easier, and the legislative environment is more uncertain. Can you be sure *you* won't be saying the same thing yourself 5+ years from now? You can say the games are getting tougher, but they are still pretty good.