Doesnt effect my live play much but totally ruins me online.
13th February 2018, 9:38 AM
Online Poker at: ACR
Tilt can really hurt your bottom line. My advice would be to take a break if you sense yourself tilting. Or at the very least, drop your stakes to minimize the potential damage to your bankroll.
13th February 2018, 10:24 AM
Tilt is a negative psychological state of a poker player caused by bad luck ("moves" of rivals, "not calling" cards, behavior of opponents, etc.). During tilt you are guided not by reason, but by emotions, and this is simply unacceptable for a poker player. Tilt can manifest in different ways: someone - in savage aggression and a blow to the keyboard, someone - quiet "hissing" behind the monitor, but always he has one thing in common - you do not own more in psychological terms, and you need to stop the game in this state.
Tilt for many players is like a vicious circle. First you lose simply because poker is a dispersion game, you can not always win, and there are times of bad luck. Then you are covered with tilt. And then you lose already because of tilt. It is he who will not allow you to make optimal decisions, call raises according to the chances of the bank and dump cards in time, even when it is clear to the newcomer that you are pulling dead. The result is often deplorable - a loss of huge sums, an attempt to recoup on larger limits, which in the state of tilt (and indeed itself) leads to even greater losses ... Do not be a tilt, you would just shut down the poker client, or even continue to play, correctly assessing the situation, and would recoup after a while, showing the correct game.
Tilt is born from a lack of understanding of poker and a general psychological imbalance. For example, the notorious "moves" - when your leading combination suddenly move on the river (the last street of trade). A lot of opponents are not playing by the rules, and call your raises are not by chance. Naturally, someday, they will be lucky, and they will grab a winning card. But the emotional wave covers the unbalanced player even if the opponent played correctly. For example, he, the scoundrel, did not throw off his suited connectors against your pocket aces, and on the river grabbed a straight. Here he is not a "fool", but you - once so aggressively played aces on a dangerous board and so seriously took the loss of the hand.
Understand the basics of playing poker, its patterns, and become a balanced person - that's a simple strategy to avoid tilt. But if you really fell into it, then there are some practical tips for getting out of it:
- put the tables on a "pause", or just go out of the game;
- Walk around the apartment or stroll along the street;
- in any way, calm down and make yourself forget about poker for a while;
- Spill out the energy if you feel the need; a good solution is a boxing pear in the room, or a shockproof mouse (a joke).
13th February 2018, 12:04 PM
Online Poker at: Full Flush
re: Poker & Tilt
The bad news is that having tilt problems in your game is like fighting a losing battle over and over. The good news is that you can overcome at least 90% of it if you are willing to practice doing nothing but positive self-talk while you are playing. If you do that, before you know it the BADS at the tables will pass through your mind without much reaction from you at all. But there is that 10% and that's the % that shows you do have feelings and there is not a damn thing wrong with blowing up now and then, and still let it go before the next 2 hands come and go. If you lose focus you lose future hands and pots
13th February 2018, 7:08 PM
John A [5,024]
My favorite video on controlling tilt in poker, by jared tendler: