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I am playing midstakes PLO, HU and 6-max, and I usually average 100 hours of play every month, and maybe 15-20h of studying.
Playing between 4-8 tables at a time, little bit less if there is a lot of HU-action.

I will have some months where I play maybe 50-70 hours, but very rarely less than that, and have played 150h+ a few months, but
feels like that is too much. I play 5-6 days a week. Been playing professionally for about 14 years (NL/PLO).

Just curious to hear from other pros. A problem for me is that when I play less I feel lazy, like I am leaving money on the table.
Since I am playing from home it also feels like a waste if I am staying home and not playing for a few days, even though logically I realize that
there is also a need for rest. Guess that's the downside of living in your office!

Another problem when I play a lot is that its very difficult to wind down and get a good nights sleep afterwards, particularly
if I have played 7-8 hours.

How do you guys balance poker/life? Do you take days off every week, or just when you start to feel fatigued?
A long break/vacation every year?

April 4, 2023 | 10:18 p.m.

Thanks for the quick and elaborate answer. Makes a lot of sense, and similar to how I approach things. Keep up the great work!

Dec. 12, 2022 | 9:49 a.m.

Great video! How do you deal with the balance when it comes to play/study and rest? For example, do you have a day off every week, or try to work/play a certain amount of hours every month?

Dec. 12, 2022 | 12:03 a.m.

I think it was great, and interesting mix between theory and practice!

Oct. 3, 2021 | 4:29 p.m.

Great video, I really liked this format!

April 10, 2021 | 6:12 p.m.

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