Before you Tilt

Ah, the poker steam. If a poker gambler claims never to have peered over the shadow of a looming tilt – they’re either lying or they haven’t been playing very long. This does not infer obviously that every poker player has gone on tilt before, some players have wonderful control and carry their losses as a defeat and leave it at that. To be a great poker gambler, it is especially crucial to approach your successes and your losses in a similar way – with little emotion. You compete in the game in the same manner you did following a tough loss as you would after winning a great hand. Most of the poker masters are not charmed by tilting following an awful beat as they are highly professional and you really should be to.

You have to be certain that you can not win each hand you’re in, regardless if you are the front runner. Hands that usually cause players to go on tilt are hands you were the leading choice or at least thought you were up until you were hit and you lost a huge portion of your stack. Awful losses are bound to happen. Embrace that fact right now, I’ll say it once more – if your sister plays cards, if your parents play cards, if your grandpa enjoys cards – We all have bad losses sometime. It is an inevitable outcome of playing Hold’em, or for that matter any type of poker.

Since we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for a single reason – to acquire cash, it certainly makes sense that we would gamble appropriately to maximize our profit potential. Now let’s say you are up $100 off of a $100 deposit, and you take a huge hit in a No Limits game and your stack is down to $120. You’ve squandered 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 advantage. And that amateur! He banged you out on the river? – Well stop right here. This is a classic opportunity for a fresh player to start tilting. They really just blew too much money on one round that they should have won and they’re agitated

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