Right Before you Tilt

Ah, the steam. If a poker player states never to have peered over the barrel of an approaching poker tilt – they are either telling a lie or they have not been competing very long. This does not mean of course that each and every one has been on steam before, a few players have awesome willpower and carry their squanderings as a loss and keep it at that. To be a good poker player, it is very important to approach your successes and your defeats in a similar way – with no emotion. You participate in the game in the same manner you did after taking a tough loss as you would after winning a huge hand. Many of the poker masters are not charmed by tilting after a bad loss as they are very experienced and you must be to.

You need to be aware that you cannot win each and every hand you’re in, regardless if you are strongly favored. Hands which frequently cause people go on tilt are hands you were the favored or at least thought you were up until you were rivered and you burned a large chunk of your bankroll. Bad defeats are bound to happen. Accept that certainty right now, I will say it once again – if your brother plays cards, if your father enjoys cards, if your grandma enjoys cards – They have all had poor defeats at some point. It’s an inevitable outcome of competing in Texas Hold’em, or in reality any kind of poker.

Seeing as we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for one purpose – to earn money, it will make sense that we would wager accordingly to maximize our profit potential. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you take a big hit in a NL game and your stack is at $120. You have burned eighty dollars in a hand where you were sure to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you decided to go all-in on the flop and enjoyed a 10 – 1 edge. And that fiend! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right there. This is a classic opportunity for a fresh bettor to begin tilting. They just lost too much $$$$ on one round that they really should have won and they are pissed

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