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Right Before you Tilt

August 12th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ah, the poker steam. If a poker enthusiast claims never to have looked down the shadow of a looming poker tilt – they are either telling a lie or they have not been wagering for a long time. This doesn’t infer obviously that everyone has been on tilt before, some players have wonderful control and take their losses as a loss and leave it at that. To be a great poker player, it’s absolutely crucial to treat your wins and your defeats in the same way – with no emotion. You participate in the game in the same manner you did after taking a hard loss like you would after winning a big hand. Many of the poker pros are not charmed by tilting following an awful defeat as they are very accomplished and you really should be to.

You have to understand that you will not win each and every hand you are in, even if you are the front runner. Hands which normally cause players to go on tilt are hands that you were the leading choice or at a minimum believed you were up until you were hit and you squandered a large chunk of your stack. Bad beats are bound to develop. Embrace that fact right now, I will say it once again – if your brother plays cards, if your parents play cards, if your grandma plays cards – We all have bad defeats sometime. It’s an inevitable outcome of playing Texas Holdem, or for that matter any kind of poker.

Seeing as we are assumingly (nearly all of us) in the game for one purpose – to earn a profit, it will make sense that we will play accordingly to maximize profits. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you suffer a large blow in a No Limits game and your bankroll is only has remaining $120. You have lost $80 in a round where you were sure to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and held a 10 – 1 edge. And that fiend! He sucked you out on the river? – Well stop right here. This is a classic opportunity for a brand-new player to start tilting. They basically burned too much cash on one round that they should have won and they are angry

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