Just Before you Tilt

October 28th, 2023 by Averie Leave a reply »

Ah, the poker steam. If a poker player states at no time to have stared faced down the shadow of a looming poker tilt – they are either lying or they have not been playing very long. This does not mean of course that every player has been on tilt in the past, a handful of players have wonderful willpower and take their losses as a hit and leave it at that. To be a good poker player, it’s absolutely important to appraise your wins and your defeats in the same way – with little emotion. You compete in the game the same way you did following a hard loss like you would after winning a huge hand. All poker pros are not enticed by tilting following a bad beat as they are highly professional and you must be to.

You must be certain that you cannot win each hand you’re in, even if you are the front runner. Hands which usually make players to go on tilt are hands that you were the favorite or at a minimum thought you were up until you were rivered and you lost a large chunk of your bankroll. Awful defeats are going to happen. Accept that fact right now, I will say it once again – if your siblings enjoy cards, if your mother enjoys cards, if your grandma plays cards – They have all had bad defeats at some point. It’s an inevitable experience of competing in Hold’em, or really any type of poker.

Since we are assumingly (most of us) playing poker for a single purpose – to earn $$$$, it certainly makes sense that we will bet appropriately to maximize profits. Now let’s say you are up $100 off of a $100 deposit, and you take a big hit in a No Limits game and your bankroll is at $120. You’ve burned $80 in a hand where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you decided to go all-in on the flop and held a 10 – 1 edge. And that amateur! He sucked you out on the river? – Well stop right here. This is a classic choice for a new player to start tilting. They just lost too much $$$$ on one round that they really should have won and they’re pissed


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