Cash Game Tilt Trend
i frequent the casino a few times a year and each session goes exactly the same. I play strictly $1/$2 NL hold'em.
The first hour I usually play my best, winning $50-$100. The next few hours I tend to hover until I am back to even. I then lose a moderately size hand and next thing I know I am shoving the rest of my stack with a solid hand but never sure if I am ahead.
I am writing this because I definitely suffer from several forms of tilt. The biggest one comes from folding moderate hands per flip to a $7-$10 raise only to see me flop a monster and see people throwing money around. I then tend to play more moderate hands (j10os, 68s, j9os, etc) hoping to catch that same monster hand. It leads me to staying in pots with potential draws and 2nd pairs hoping to get lucky on the turn.
It is at this point where I realize I am down and tilt from chasing my losses. I overplay big hands. For example, starting with AKos and $140 - raising to $10 preflop, getting two callers. Flop being AhQs5s. I check to be cute, guy bets $25. At this point I don't know if I am ahead but assume I am and just shove and he snap calls with AQ. Some would say it's bad luck but the point is there is no reason to jam there. I would normally make it $50 and see where he goes from there.
My point is that these sessions keep happening and I know I can play well but I suffer from watching others win pots I should win and then seeing my game change to chase those winnings. I should walk away from the table but I dont. My mood changes, my cards seem to get worse or not hold up and I end up busting out.
I would appreciate any advice here as to how to handle this type of scenario. Should I just go for a walk more often? Switch tables? I am open to all advice.