This is a discussion on Let's crush Tilt. within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; How do we do it?:) I am not about to try and rip off the amazing Jared Tendler here (you should read mental game of
How do we do it? I am not about to try and rip off the amazing Jared Tendler here (you should read mental game of Poker Vol 1 +2 ASAP), but lets talk and figure out about why you even tilt to begin with, and why it is absolutely silly in the first place to even do, given the dynamics of the game. Yes, this will be a thread that will rile emotions.
Tilt is just one aspect of the mental game, but it can be crushed. And needs to be because its toxic garbage for people that love poker.
I believe that tilt is primarily an indicator of lack of control over emotions. If you learn to control your emotions, stay focused and be a disciplined player, then in general you are not threatened by tilt.
The reasoning behind tilt is what’s intriguing to me, poker has some luck, you will be beat. I have heard poker is 80% skill and 20% luck..I think that is a fair assessment. So no matter who you are you will get unlucky and lose to a bad beat. The idea anyone takes that personal is perplexing to me. When you know the facts and parameters of a game, why does anyone fool themselves into thinking it can’t happen to them, and when it does go on “tilt”?
Again, as Annie Duke says, she loves bad beats because bad beats bring recreational players and straight up gamblers...and in the end skill will make more money over luck long term.
So wtf tilt? It’s part of doing business to lose sometimes lol
Let people that can’t see the overall picture go on tilt, not people playing with an overall goal of making money long term that understand the dynamics of the game.
Like I just said at a similar post, the best way crush it is to start to play right, bring the breathing and heart bit to the normal levels. This is easy to understand difficult to follow as to following the old and long right way. The coldest the player the better he is and the least affected by a possible tilt
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