Originally Posted by SavagePenguin
Poker is a game of patience and self control.
The best person to tell you how to deal with your problem is you.
Maybe stand up and breathe? Or force yourself to count to 10 in a slow and calm manner?
The more experience you have at the table, the less insulted you should feel by bad beats.
Great advice, and it's very true about experience. Play 250,000 hands and then allow yourself to rant in chat. I guarantee that after that, you won't rant in chat.
The OP is a real sore spot for me personally, and the other night I had the perfect example of why:
I was playing a double stack ring game, and there was a person at the table that spewed off FOUR HUNDRED BB's
with bad bluffs and bad calls. Well, eventually he got it in bad and stacked someone when he hit a gutshot straight draw. The loser in the hand started in on this guy calling him names and whatnot and guess what, the guy left the table.
Thanks a lot for making the ATM machine leave the table. This guy was just giving away money.
I then searched for him and he sat at another table and did the same routine, calling 5 bet shoves with 64o for example. He lost, reloaded, lost, reloaded, then won and someone started in on him and he left THAT table.
Why on EARTH are you trying to make the "bad" players leave the table?
If you want to rant, fire up the bad beat thread and go at it, or PM someone, or get a buddy on MSN or aim or whatever and vent away, but don't do it at the table, it's costing you more than you can fathom.