Sometimes, when you are dealing with loss in poker, it can be hard to know when the right time to push forward is, and when it may be time to go home. Whether you’ve been playing poker for years or just starting out, this is something we all struggle with. There is always going to be a desire to keep playing, regardless of how you are playing that day, but how do you judge when the right time to call it quits is? We are here to help with a few things to consider when thinking about playing on, or quitting.
DEALING WITH LOSS IN POKER
If you are dealing with consistent loss, it can be tempting to want to play yourself back into the black. Sometimes, this works and you can come out on top. Sometimes, you will just make things worse for yourself. Some things that will affect your decision should be whether you feel you are being affected by tilt, and how well you are playing. If you are playing well, and still feeling positive about the game, you should keep playing. If you are struggling with tilt, it is best to take a break as reassess your strategy.
HOW WELL ARE YOU PLAYING
Experiencing a minor losing streak doesn’t always mean you are playing poorly that day. However, we know it can be very frustrating. If you feel as if your strategy for the day is strong, and you are optimistic about your chances to come back from the loss, we encourage you to keep playing. Some of the most rewarding games can start from a minor losing streak. The best way to make sure you are making the right choice is to step back from the game for a moment.
TAKE A BREAK AND RELAX IN OUR LOUNGE
Luckily, our Houston Poker House has a variety of amenities to help you clear your head and get back into the game. Take a break in our lounge, grab a drink, and get a bite to eat. Many times, this can be enough to clear your head and get past tilt. If you’re still feeling off your game after a break, it may be time to call it a day. However, one bad day doesn’t have to mean a bad week or month of poker. Once you’re back on your game, come back and visit us again.
COME SEE US AGAIN SOON
Here at Lions, we want you to have the best poker experience possible. So whether you’re dealing with loss or having a winning day, we want you to be enjoying the game. We look forward to seeing you.