Originally Posted by RamDen
The best way to deal with the bad beats is not to play at a level where it can affect your confidence too much or make too big a hole in your bankroll
Most bad beats in my opinion are the result of bad play
Originally Posted by ceoofthenbm
if you don't have the power mentally to move on from a bad beat, then you should probably just throw in the towel.
sorry but... what's with the new member hit and run posts?
I don't care who you are, at some level virtually everyone is at least somewhat prone to problems with beats. All you need to do is watch any televised poker event to see tons of pros having problems with bad beats (phil hellmuth anyone?)
I'd wager the vast majority of posters here have at least some problems if not serious problems with dealing with it.
Something I read in a recent book sparked this idea and thought it was a pretty interesting take on the thing so here it is. If it helps someone coming to these forums for the purpose of improving their game, awesome! At the least I think it's just interesting.
Sorry but... virtually no one starts playing poker with the ability to immediately move on with no emotional consequences from bad beats...it's a skill that you need to improve right along with all the others.