Ah, the poker tilt. If a poker enthusiast claims never to have looked down the shadow of an approaching tilt – they’re either lying or they haven’t been playing for a long time. This doesn’t indicate obviously that each and every one has gone on tilt before, a handful of players have great control and take their losses as a hit and keep it at that. To be a powerful poker player, it is especially critical to approach your wins and your losses in a similar way – with little emotion. You play the game in the same manner you did after taking a tough loss as you would after winning a huge hand. Most of the poker pros are not charmed by tilting following an awful loss as they are highly accomplished and you should be to.
You need to understand that you will not win each and every hand you’re in, even if you are heavily favored. Hands that usually cause players to go on tilt are hands you were the favored or at a minimum thought you were up until you were rivered and you burned a gigantic chunk of your bankroll. Bad beats are going to develop. Face that certainty right now, I’ll say it once again – if your sister plays cards, if your parents enjoy cards, if your grandparents play cards – They have all had poor losses at some point. It is an unavoidable effect of playing Hold’em, or in reality any type of poker.
Since we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for one reason – to earn $$$$, it certainly makes sense that we will wager appropriately to maximize profits. Now let’s say you are up $100 off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you take a huge hit in a NL game and your bankroll is down to one hundred and twenty dollars. You’ve squandered eighty dollars in a hand where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and held a 10 – 1 advantage. And that guy! He bled you dry on the river? – Well stop right there. This is a quintessential opportunity for a new player to begin tilting. They really just lost too much money on one hand that they should have won and they are pissed