Originally Posted by beerobrian
Wow, everyone on this thread must be a zen master because I still sometimes have a conniption when someone hits one of two outs to beat me. I play with emotion and that is why I'm terrible at live games. My avitar is the only poker face I need these days. Oh, and I must disable the player chat. I have a typing sailor mouth!
I am far from a zen master. But I'm not a hypocrite, either. At least I try not to be one. That means that I have to try to remember all the times that I've told other people that you actually want people making bad calls when you're ahead. So I can't really complain too much when someone calls me with a two-outer. After all, I'm only getting what I wanted, except for the part where they get incredibly lucky.
While I try to avoid engaging in insults and arguments, as it is a very big distraction from the game, I've always been hesitant to disable chat because it could give me clues to when another player may be going on tilt. What I used to do, which I guess kind of worked as an exercise to quell the urge to insult other players, was type a comment in the chat box, then delete it.