Hourly schedules aid timely table exits after losses.
Many years ago, Tommy Angelo, an "old-school" pro player and author of several poker books, taught me how to get out of the game during a bad session.
The basis of his method is a mathematical approach to assessing prospective losses through knowledge of hourly wages. Let's consider it with his example.
Let's say you're playing a $5/10 live cash game with a +20BB ($200) win rate per 100 hands over the long distance. With approximately 33 hands played per hour, your average pay per hour is $67.
Now let's say that after a full day of play, you're down $5K. Of course, this is not great, but not too much for your limit. You already know to end the session, but instead tell yourself:
“The game is very good. Maybe I should play another hour?
The correct answer to this question can be found as follows:
• Remember that you only earn $67 per hour
• You are already in the red by $5,000
• The next hour you will most likely be playing a non-A-game
• Total: The best you can expect on average is a $67 return
After going down this path, ask yourself - do you really want to spend another hour in the current situation for the possible $ 67 that you will receive if you play well?
Let's be realistic: you're just relying on luck. But even with your best hopes of making $5K back in the next hour of play, mathematically you can only count on $67.
Remember, we don't play poker to get lucky. We play to have a good hour for a long time.
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