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Just Before you Tilt

Ah, the poker tilt. If a poker player claims never to have looked down the shadow of an approaching steam – they are either lying or they have not been competing very long. This does not indicate of course that everyone has been on tilt before, a handful of players have awesome willpower and carry their losses as a defeat and keep it at that. To be a great poker player, it is extremely critical to treat your successes and your losses in the same way – with no emotion. You play the game in the same manner you did following a hard beat as you would after winning a big hand. Most of the poker pros are not charmed by tilting following a bad defeat as they are incredibly seasoned and you really should be to.

You need to be aware that you will not win each hand you’re in, even if you are heavily favored. Hands which frequently cause people go on tilt are hands that you were the leading choice or at least thought you were until you were side swiped and you lost a large portion of your stack. Awful losses are going to develop. Accept that certainty right now, I’ll say it once again – if your sister enjoys cards, if your parents play cards, if your grandpa enjoys cards – We all have bad beats sometime. It’s an unavoidable experience of competing in Hold’em, or really any type of poker.

After all we are assumingly (most of us) in the game for one reason – to earn cash, it certainly makes sense that we will play accordingly to maximize our profit potential. Now let’s say you are up $100 off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you suffer a gigantic blow in a No Limits game and your stack is at one hundred and twenty dollars. You’ve burned $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 fish! He bled you dry on the river? – Well stop right there. This is a classic opportunity for a fresh gambler to begin tilting. They really just burned too much cash on one hand that they should have won and they are pissed

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