Originally Posted by WEC
I have decided that I finally need to rid myself in 2011 of a horrible habit I have. I get so pissed when I lose, especially on a poorly (fishly) played bad beat, that I can not control my anger and feel the need to make some condescending chat statement. I have never had my chat banned so it is not at a terrible level like many who can not control themselves, but I feel it is better if I somehow control this feeling.
I know it will be hard, because when I do not type anything berating in chat when I lose, I can feel my desire to do so rise in my head and stomach and it tries to force my fingers to the keyboard.
It just has to happen, so goodbye bad statements when I lose.
I keep player chat turned off so I don't have to read what others are saying at the table. I will never know if it is directed at me, and quite frankly, I don't really care. There have been times when I have caught lucky cards and sucked out on someone who had me beat, and I'm sure they have had nasty things to say about it, but in the end, it doesn't really matter to me.
I strive to NOT suck-out on people...I want to have the best hand, and win with it. Sometimes, I actually feel sorry for those who commit their entire stack to me because they know they have me beat, and I end up winning.
Try not to get angry. If you are playing within your limits, you can afford to bust out those times when a bad beat happens. If you are playing smart, it won't happen often.
See you at the tables, and good luck with the resolution!