Just Before you Tilt

Ah, the tilt. If a poker enthusiast states at no time to have looked down the barrel of an approaching steam – they’re either lying or they have not been wagering for a long time. This does not mean of course that every player has gone on tilt before, a few people have wonderful control and carry their losses as a hit and leave it at that. To be a strong poker player, it is extremely important to approach your wins and your defeats in a similar manner – with no emotion. You compete in the game the same way you did after taking a difficult beat as you would after winning a big hand. Most of the poker pros are not attracted by tilting following an awful defeat as they are very seasoned and you should be to.

You have to understand that you will not win every hand you’re in, even if you are the front runner. Hands that frequently cause people go on tilt are hands that you were the leading choice or at a minimum believed you were up until you were rivered and you squandered a large portion of your stack. Bad defeats are bound to happen. Face that certainty right now, I will say it again – if your sister enjoys cards, if your father enjoys cards, if your grandparents enjoy cards – They have all had poor beats at some point. It is an unavoidable experience of competing in Holdem, or in reality any kind of poker.

Seeing as we are assumingly (most of us) in the game for a single reason – to earn $$$$, it certainly makes sense that we will bet accordingly to maximize our profit potential. Now let us say you are up one hundred dollars off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you take a gigantic blow in a No Limits game and your bankroll is at $120. You’ve squandered eighty dollars in a hand where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and had a ten to one advantage. And that amateur! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right there. This is a classic opportunity for a brand-new bettor to start tilting. They just lost too much money on one round that they really should have won and they are pissed

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