Before you Tilt

[ English ]

Ah, the steam. If a poker player claims never to have peered over the barrel of a looming poker steam – they are either telling a lie or they have not been playing very long. This doesn’t imply of course that each and every one has gone on tilt before, a handful of people have great willpower and carry their squanderings as a hit and leave it at that. To be a great poker gambler, it’s especially important to treat your successes and your losses in the same way – with no emotion. You compete in the match in the same manner you did after taking a difficult beat like you would after winning a huge hand. Many of the poker masters are not tempted by tilting after a bad defeat as they are incredibly seasoned and you should be to.

You must be aware that you will not win every hand you’re in, even if you are heavily favored. Hands that typically cause players to go on tilt are hands that you were the favorite or at a minimum thought you were up until you were hit and you burned a gigantic chunk of your stack. Bad losses are bound to develop. Accept that certainty right now, I’ll say it again – if your sister enjoys cards, if your parents enjoy cards, if your grandma plays cards – They have all had bad beats sometime. It’s an inevitable experience of playing Hold’em, or in reality any type of poker.

Since we are assumingly (nearly all of us) in the game for a single reason – to earn money, it certainly makes sense that we will bet accordingly to maximize our profit potential. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you take a big blow in a NL game and your stack is down to one hundred and twenty dollars. You have squandered eighty dollars in a hand where you were sure to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you decided to go all-in on the flop and enjoyed a 10 – 1 edge. And that fiend! He bled you dry on the river? – Well stop right here. This is a quintessential opportunity for a fresh player to start tilting. They really just blew too much money on one round that they really should have won and they’re aggravated

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