Ah, the tilt. If a poker enthusiast states never to have stared faced over the barrel of an upcoming poker tilt – they are either telling a lie or they have not been competing very long. This does not mean of course that every poker player has gone on tilt in the past, some players have excellent willpower and take their squanderings as a defeat and keep it at that. To be a powerful poker player, it’s absolutely important to approach your successes and your losses in a similar manner – with no emotion. You play the game in the same manner you did following a hard beat as you would after winning a great hand. Many of the poker pros are not enticed by tilting after a horrible beat as they are incredibly accomplished and you really should be to.
You have to understand that you can not win each hand you’re in, even if you are the front runner. Hands that normally cause people go on tilt are hands that you were the leading choice or at a minimum believed you were until you were rivered and you burned a large portion of your bankroll. Bad losses are going to happen. Accept that idea right now, I will say it once more – if your sister enjoys cards, if your father enjoys cards, if your grandma enjoys cards – They have all had poor losses sometime. It’s an inevitable effect of participating in Holdem, or really any kind of poker.
Seeing as we are assumingly (most of us) playing poker for one purpose – to make $$$$, it certainly makes sense that we will wager appropriately to maximize our profit potential. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you suffer a big hit in a NL game and your bankroll is down to one hundred and twenty dollars. You have lost $80 in a round where you were assured to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and held a 10 – 1 advantage. And that amateur! He bled you dry on the river? – Well stop right there. This is a classic choice for a fresh player to start tilting. They basically lost too much cash on one hand that they really should have won and they are pissed