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Before you Tilt

Ah, the poker tilt. If a poker gambler states never to have peered over the barrel of a looming poker tilt – they are either telling a lie or they haven’t been playing for a long time. This does not mean obviously that everyone has gone on tilt in the past, a handful of players have wonderful willpower and take their losses as a hit and keep it at that. To be a strong poker gambler, it is especially critical to treat your wins and your losses in an identical manner – with no emotion. You compete in the game in the same manner you did following a difficult loss like you would after winning a great hand. Most of the poker masters are not tempted by tilting after an awful loss as they are highly professional and you must be to.

You must be aware that you can not win each and every hand you are in, regardless if you are the front runner. Hands that usually make people go on tilt are hands you were the leading choice or at least believed you were until you were side swiped and you burned a gigantic portion of your stack. Bad beats are bound to happen. Face that idea right now, I’ll say it once more – if your brother enjoys cards, if your father enjoys cards, if your grandparents play cards – We all have poor losses sometime. It’s an unavoidable effect of playing Texas Hold’em, or really any kind of poker.

After all we are assumingly (almost all of us) in the game for one reason – to win money, it does make sense that we would play accordingly to maximize profits. Now let us say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you suffer a big hit in a NL game and your stack is down to one hundred and twenty dollars. You have squandered $80 in a hand where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you went 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 here. This is a classic opportunity for a new gambler to begin tilting. They just lost too much cash on one round that they should have won and they are agitated

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