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      Tips from Mr. Chips
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                                                                             March 2018 Tip
 Knowing When to Walk Away a Winner
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In every session of poker, it's important to notice when we're on a proverbial winning streak. Believe it or not, that's the correct time to leave the poker room a winner. Your "run of cards" may come right away, when you first arrive at the casino, or you may be playing for hours before it actually hits. The main goal, however, is to know when to quit while you're ahead.
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For some people that "winning goal" may be a mere $50-100 profit. For others, depending on the stakes played, it may be anywhere from $200-500 profit. It all depends on what amount you're comfortable winning. As for myself, since I'm a low stakes professional, that amount is usually $100. Although it may be temping to try a make a little more money, when you're that much ahead, the table can actually take a turn for the worst if you do not leave at / or near your set win goal.
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New, more aggressive players (Maniacs) can enter the game and cause your winning streak to diminish rapidly--sometimes within a few short hands. Someone can out-draw your hand, play useless cards and catch up on the river, or simply semi-bluff you out of some monsterous pots. If that happens, frustration and even anger could occur on your part. Believe me, that's not a comfortable situation to be in. Notice the signs, folks!
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Be sure to leave the casino a winner--everytime you play poker. Develop a solid reputation, whereas your regular opponents always notice you are leaving with their money. That intimidation factor is so important. On the other hand, never, ever, play down to your last chip. If you see that you are down 40% of your original starting bankroll, have to discipline to walk away. There will be other days to play poker, so come back fresh and look for that winning streak to happen again. At that point, leave a winner and feel good about being a richer person.


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