Ah, the poker steam. If a poker gambler states never to have looked down the shadow of a looming poker steam – they’re either lying or they haven’t been wagering very long. This doesn’t mean of course that each and every one has gone on tilt before, a number of players have excellent willpower and carry their losses as a defeat and keep it at that. To be a great poker player, it is very critical to approach your wins and your losses in an identical manner – with little emotion. You play the game in the same manner you did following a hard loss like you would after winning a great hand. Most of the poker masters are not attracted by tilting after a bad beat as they are highly accomplished and you must be to.
You need to be aware that you won’t win every hand you are in, regardless if you are heavily favored. Hands which usually cause people go on tilt are hands you were the leading choice or at a minimum believed you were until you were side swiped and you burned a gigantic portion of your bankroll. Bad beats are going to happen. Embrace that reality right now, I’ll say it once more – if your sister enjoys cards, if your mother enjoys cards, if your grandpa enjoys cards – We all have poor losses sometime. It is an unavoidable experience of competing in Holdem, or for that matter any kind of poker.
Since we are assumingly (most of us) in the game for a single reason – to earn a profit, it certainly makes sense that we will wager accordingly to maximize our profit potential. Now let us say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you take a large blow in a No Limits game and your stack is at $120. You’ve lost $80 in a hand where you were sure to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you decided to go all-in on the flop and held a ten to one advantage. And that guy! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right there. This is a quintessential choice for a new gambler to start tilting. They just lost too much $$$$ on one hand that they should have won and they’re agitated