Before you Tilt

Ah, the tilt. If a poker gambler states at no time to have peered over the shadow of an approaching poker tilt – they are either telling a lie or they have not been betting long enough. This doesn’t imply of course that every player has been on tilt before, a handful of people have wonderful willpower and take their losses as a loss and leave it at that. To be a good poker player, it is very important to treat your wins and your losses in the same way – with little emotion. You compete in the match in the same manner you did following a hard loss like you would after winning a huge hand. Most of the poker pros are not charmed by tilting after a horrible loss as they are very experienced and you should be to.

You must understand that you can not win every hand you’re in, regardless if you are the front runner. Hands which normally make people go on tilt are hands you were the favored or at least thought you were until you were rivered and you burned a large portion of your stack. Awful losses are going to develop. Embrace that fact right now, I’ll say it once again – if your brother plays cards, if your parents enjoy cards, if your grandparents play cards – They have all had poor defeats sometime. It’s an inevitable experience of participating in Texas Holdem, or in reality any type of poker.

Seeing as we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for one reason – to acquire $$$$, it would make sense that we would play appropriately to maximize winnings. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you take a huge hit in a NL game and your stack is at $120. You’ve lost $80 in a hand where you were assured to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and held a ten to one edge. And that amateur! He bled you dry on the river? – Well stop right here. This is a classic opportunity for a new bettor to start tilting. They basically blew too much cash on one hand that they should have won and they are pissed

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