re: Poker & I want to start a poker career? advice please?
Lots of good response ITT, you can certainly see the quality ones.
Just a thought on your 3 folded hands, even tho it has been touched on. When you fold, your decision is made, and the reason you made it is the only factor that matters. If you called an all in pre with AA and the other player flips over 27 and the flop comes 777, do you think you made a bad call? So what ever happens after your decision is irrelevant. Only your decision is of any importance. Since you didnt post any detailed HH it is hard to say if the folds were the best decision, and in the 7 8 hand there are certainly times to play it. Even the other hands can be played in the right situation, but probably your folds were good, and then you need to find some amusement in those insane flops that turn your trash into gold. But to then call a raise and 2 callers with 2 7 cause it flopped so good last time is, well,, I think you get what I am saying.
Tilt is the time to get up. If you are tilting, get up. If you cant see those 3 hands w/o starting to let it influence your play, get up. As stated, your money won is not any reason to get up if you are playing well or conditions are good. However, if you lose and start to chase your losses, get up.
Tips for reseting??? Well, I am prone to tilt. Since I play primarily online, I have a rule (sometimes). When I start to tilt, I put all tables on "sit out next blind" or, if I am tilting bad, I hit the off switch on my PC. But, I also try to work through tilt now, If I notice any sign, and I am now pretty aware - which was not always the case, so it important to understand if you can play on tilt and not see it - then I take the good old dep breaths, try to see any humor in the situation (he limps, I raise with AA, he 3 bets, I 4 bet shove, he calls and flips J9o, and the flop comes J9x and he holds) I mean, sure, you want to scream YOU DONK HOW CAN YOU CALL A SHOVE WITH THAT??? But, seriously, if you were watching a game, wouldnt you double up in laughter at that play? So see the humor. If your decisions are good, then realize there is a lot of satisfaction you can get from that.