Originally Posted by haopei
It's hard to keep control when you're on tilt, especially when you have less experience playing poker. How can a player on tilt control himself? What sort of mindset should be have? What should he always keep in mind?
this is the simplist question ever. How do you control yourself when you go on tilt? stop playing
the question should be how do you control yourself so you don't go on tilt? That would think of it as a long sitting of poker. Dont think of it as how much you just lost, think of it as how much you lost over say 10k hands, if you are still down alot then you need to plug some holes.
I used to go on tilt alot but now I have learned from experience to control my emotions much more. Alot of people go on tilt but if you let that control all your emotions your bankroll is as good as gone. do yourself a favor and get up, take a walk, or do something else besides poker.
If you still find you cant control yourself then poker might not be the best game for you, or at least cash games are not. Try tournaments where if you go on tilt least you only lose you buy-in and not your bankroll.