This is a discussion on Most Common Fears in Poker? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Fear of foolishness: For many players, it seems that preserving self-esteem is more important than making money.
Fear of losing: When you are afraid of losing,
be bubleman hahahhaha its my firts fear on a tables hahahah and always its my hearts stop hahahah
4th September 2017, 4:21 AM
Best advice I can give you.
Have no fear in playing any 2 card just know when to do it example it seems to me that most players want to play only top cards nooooo play any two cards and you loose fear and keep playing of course your not going to play 72 when they make a big bet right with only 2 players in. How about 6 to 7 players in for maybe not to much and your suited or even if not you won't play that too huh. I always almost do. Don't be scared any to card are as good as aces before the flop not head up with and all in o course u fold that's what I mean by knowing when to risk for big money with any to cards you be a better player now they won't know you don't only played AK you have to take control as when you have AK or 72 best thing to try everything out and I mean do everything so you can see what works play lots of freerolls don't be scared That would give you lots of confidence in your game and also put the fear you fear on a lot of other players you also have to play a solid game so they can have respect in your play. Your may think what is th his dude saying play 72 and have them show me respect and play a solid game wow figure that out I have and I manage to play that very well.
4th September 2017, 6:49 PM
Marcos mats 
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Originally Posted by maykon98
Fear of foolishness: For many players, it seems that preserving self-esteem is more important than making money.
Fear of losing: When you are afraid of losing, you are afraid of taking risks and, as we all know, without risk there are no rewards.
Fear of being defeated: This is probably the most common fear that affects many players. After suffering numerous bad beats, players begin to fear every draw their opponents may have.
I particularly often suffer from this fear of being defeated, I get the feeling that no card is good enough to be played and this causes me to lose all the chips and sometimes frustrating myself.
Has anyone ever had any of these fears on the tables? How do you overcome?
fear is a natural thing, I try to follow my instincts when fear takes over me, I often got and I came back strong for the game and in the times that I did not get the fear of risk took me out of many tournaments.
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4th September 2017, 7:30 PM
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re: Poker & Most Common Fears in Poker?
the biggest fear is that you will be relocated)
4th September 2017, 7:35 PM
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I have two years of the game and could not overcome their fear in the game and now don't know how to fight I think the fear will always be with us
4th September 2017, 7:40 PM
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Cтрах можно перебороть, главное не поддаваться эмоциям, ведь это всего лишь игра.:закатывать глаза:
4th September 2017, 8:01 PM
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when your day is not very good you always get scared to lose, even more when you have a good hand but think that the villain has a better his confidence leaves you scared.
4th September 2017, 8:06 PM
Andrew Popov [1,381]
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I've seen a lot of psychological nonsense written about poker ... Forget all this. You should just stick to some mathematically sound strategy and go ahead. If you certainly want to win money, and not just have another reason to talk with your psychoanalyst ...
4th September 2017, 8:18 PM
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re: Poker & Most Common Fears in Poker?
My fear is that if I get AA that they will get beat out.
4th September 2017, 8:48 PM
One of the most compelling aspects of poker (actually gambling in general), is that because it requires so much focus and clarity of thought all the nebulous and existential fears of daily life tend to fade into background noise. So much so that I am inclined to think (god forbid), that poker actually serves in the best cases to help us negotiate our sublimated fears allowing for a sort of catharsis that can improve one's quality of life.
But poker is, as much as anything, a psychological battleground waged within oneself and against others engaged in the same internal struggle. I've been told this and am inclined to think there's some basis for the claim even though my understanding of psychology is about as dubious as it gets.
Since I see the act of playing poker as a sublimation and management of general fear, I think there's an argument to be made that fear in poker can be conceived of and generalized as the summation of all fears, thanatophobia, the fear of death.
Part of confrontring death is learning to embrace it, I think Freud called it the death-drive and if nothing else it's useful for the argument I'm trying to make. Judging from the way people play poker I'm convinced that not everyone embraces death in the same manner. Some are more eager than others, shall we say?
If I were to go way out on a psychological limb, I might go so far as to say that it's possible that the joy of poker resides in the eros generated between the fear of death and the desire for death (prolly complete horseshit). Or maybe, I just like stomping fools, who knows?
I do believe one of the great battles I fight personally is learning to balance my self-destructive tendencies with my desire to play to the best of my abilities. To play poker well, one needs at times a heroic disregard for self-preservation and having a tendency to self-destructive behavior can be beneficial, but only up to a point.
I think this aspect is one of the great limiting factors for many players because it's so difficult to interact with the unconscious mind.