This is a discussion on Reasons for tilt within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Hello! I was reading a couple of articles on how to control the incline and one of the tips was to first recognize what led
Hello! I was reading a couple of articles on how to control the incline and one of the tips was to first recognize what led to the incline.
With this in mind, I share with you what personally makes me lean.
1) The "super professionals" who insult other players.
And for you? Haha
A string of several bad beats in a row or whenever my opponents' bad plays are rewarded.
Changed my mindset and realized all I control is my decisions and that I actually want my opponents making bad plays whether they get lucky and win or not - after that I have been much happier playing poker.
1. Bad plays by me
2. Bad plays by my opponents when they get rewarded for it
3. Coolers/setups (the situations where nothing you can do but lose)
4. Losing flips/losing with monster-draws to a 2nd/3rd pairs. My winrate on these are too low that it makes me sad to see how I'm losing another one.
As you can see, a lot of things tilts me but I forget them the next morning. All these poker things doesn't matter as long as you are healthy and happy IRL.
Frustrating hands cause tilt. Unfortunately, emotion is a part of poker. I try my best to avoid playing with emotions but after a big hand being bad beat or getting all in preflop with a monster and getting called by a terrible hand that has no business stacking off against me, then losing can cause me to go off the reels. I honestly try to avoid playing any hands after a bad beat to avoid tilt but sometimes you seem to get a decent hand that you must play. Winning a big hand after a bad beat is the greatest way to alleviate tilt. If I get a good hand after a bad beat I will often jam it in to give the impression that I am tilt shoving. I will get some calls that I may not have gotten otherwise. Quickest way to replenish those lost chips imo.