Just Before you Tilt

by Carmelo on November 28th, 2008

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Ah, the poker steam. If a poker enthusiast claims never to have stared faced over the shadow of an upcoming tilt – they are either lying or they haven’t been playing for a long time. This doesn’t infer of course that every poker player has gone on tilt in the past, some players have great control and take their losses as a hit and keep it at that. To be a brilliant poker gambler, it’s absolutely important to approach your successes and your losses in a similar manner – with little emotion. You play the game in the same manner you did after taking a hard loss like you would after winning a big hand. All poker pros are not attracted by tilting after an awful beat as they are incredibly experienced and you must be to.

You must be certain that you won’t win every hand you are in, regardless if you are strongly favored. Hands that commonly cause people go on tilt are hands that you were the leading choice or at least believed you were up until you were hit and you lost a big chunk of your stack. Bad losses are going to happen. Face that reality right now, I will say it again – if your sister enjoys cards, if your parents enjoy cards, if your grandparents enjoy cards – They have all had poor losses sometime. It’s an inevitable effect of participating in Texas Holdem, 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 would make sense that we will bet accordingly to maximize our profit potential. Now let us say you are up $100 off of a $100 deposit, and you suffer a gigantic blow in a NL game and your bankroll is down to $120. You have squandered $80 in a round where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you decided to go all-in on the flop and had a ten to one advantage. And that fiend! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right here. This is a classic opportunity for a new bettor to begin tilting. They just blew too much cash on one hand that they should have won and they are pissed

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