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Before you Tilt

Ah, the poker tilt. If a poker enthusiast claims never to have stared faced over the barrel of an upcoming poker steam – they are either telling a lie or they haven’t been gambling long enough. This doesn’t infer obviously that everyone has gone on steam before, some players have awesome willpower and carry their losses as a hit and leave it at that. To be a strong poker gambler, it is absolutely important to treat your wins and your defeats in the same way – with little emotion. You play the game the same way you did after taking a difficult beat like you would after winning a big hand. Many of the poker pros are not tempted by tilting after a horrible defeat as they are highly experienced and you must be to.

You need to be aware that you will not win each hand you are in, regardless if you are heavily favored. Hands that normally cause players to go on tilt are hands you were the favored or at least believed you were up until you were side swiped and you lost a large portion of your stack. Bad beats are bound to happen. Embrace that idea right now, I’ll say it again – if your brother enjoys cards, if your mother enjoys cards, if your grandparents play cards – We all have poor losses at some point. It’s an inevitable experience of playing Holdem, or in reality any kind of poker.

Seeing as we are assumingly (most of us) playing poker for a single purpose – to win money, it certainly makes sense that we will gamble appropriately to maximize our profit potential. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you take a gigantic hit in a NL game and your bankroll is only has remaining $120. You have squandered eighty dollars 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 edge. And that amateur! He banged you out on the river? – Well stop right there. This is a quintessential choice for a new bettor to begin tilting. They just burned too much $$$$ on one round that they should have won and they’re pissed


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