I sat down at a table, folded one hand, and then walked into a monster pot, biggest ever. It happened to put me over a major milestone. I then immediately left the table. The question for TNP'ers is - When do you guys leave a table? I have no qualms about any etiquette online. If I score big I don't care if someone wants to win their money back, someone will sit down right after I leave and I guarantee it will be easier to get money out of them than out of me. Whether it is EV+ or not, I just get in a mental state of feeling like I should quit right after taking down a big one even though I know I'm going to sit down in the future with just as much at risk (remember this is fixed limit play) so it's not a question of taking money off the table to avoid a confrontation with someone who has me covered. I also don't feel like I am on a heater and am leaving money behind. What do you guys do? Comments?
Gory details below:
Just back from going to the mall and sat down for a quick session. Surprisingly enough there is adequate critical mass for two tables of 500/1000 so I sit in the last seat of both tables and open up a couple of 100/200 tables as well.
Second hand of one of the 500/1000 tables and I pick up 2h3h/4c and am planning to just flat call the bring-in trying to just play conservatively at the expensive tables. Guy with Ah showing completes so that takes care of bumping it like I wanted without advertising my hand. Don't want to go overboard...yet.
Six handed to 4th street which brings me Ad. Did I mention that this game really agrees with me? Same guy now shows Ah2c and he bets it. A fold. I just flat call again. Three other callers.
5th street says 8c to me and I have a qualifying low. Mr. Aggro bettor shows Ah2cTc and I cannot be behind him. No one else shows anything close to a low. Pair of Nines showing opens for 1000, call, Aggro bumps to 2000 and I make it 3000 and EVERYONE calls!
6th street card hits me directly in the face...5d! What is running through my mind now is balancing a raising war with Aggro versus keeping everyone else in and which one will get me more money. I am showing 4A85 as my upcards so it is easy to put me on a low. I think Aggro will keep betting and the others may dismiss me as a threat since they are vying for a high hand. Three checks to Aggro who opens for 1000, I raise to 2000, a call, a fold (lost one, damn!), call, the back to Aggro who bumps to 3000, I decide to bump figuring these guys are chasing and I need to charge them while they still have a chance to catch so I go ahead and cap it and the three other players call the cap! Is it Xmas or something?
The only card that could make my hand any better would be a Six for a higher straight but I settle for a paired 5. Now everyone slows down and just wants to see a showdown as cheaply as possible. Everyone check/calls my last big bet.
I beat out Aggro's 7432A for low and my straight trumps JJ99 and 9966 two pairs which fortunately were taking each other's outs to boat up (though three of them were up so they weren't being very smart about chasing a boat). Luckily everyone had deep enough stacks that no one ran out. Final damage: I rake a huge, new record, 41,300 pot or roughly one sixth of my bankroll which has breached the quarter million dollar mark. Now 254,759.