This is a discussion on Tilt on Poker within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; How to prepare for those times when you take a bad beat?
always when this happens to me I lose concentration, how to lessen the effects
read the book Jared Tendler "The Mental Game of Poker"
November 17th, 2017, 12:34 AM
Poker at: ACR,BOL
Fear & Tilt
You need to bankroll manage so even when it does hit on the river it doesn't hurt you so bad. Also with tilt you are not suppose to be seeing poker hand per hand it is move per move of the hand and every 30,000 hands see if you made a profit.
November 17th, 2017, 12:51 AM
Online Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & Tilt on Poker
always hope to win but kind of expect lose too. taking a hit to your stack won't take you out, but going all in, well then before you do that ask yourself 2 questions, do I have him or them" and am I fine with losing if I don't"... Remember this always.
so many people steal the blinds with nothing, or bluff you off a winning pot by over size bets. after a while people get tilted and are ready to call a bet with bottom pair and a flush draw, or they say to themselves, he don't know what I got, while looking at J 4 and you have AK, and the flop has A,K,Q. he's been stealing the blinds almost every hand, everything in you tells you that he doesn't have crap. you shove he calls and hits two 4's on the turn and river. at that point I am ready leave lol..but this has happened to us all. some days it's just best walk away and battle again another day.Happy bank rolling Peace"
November 17th, 2017, 12:52 AM
poker requires daily training especially the mental to control tilt, when we detect our mistakes and fundamentally train not to make these mistakes any more
November 17th, 2017, 4:01 AM
Online Poker at: ACR
The thing that helped me the most was to not look at the results.
Yeah the results show if you "won or lost" the pot. But that doesn't matter in the long run. What all that matters is if you are making the correct plays.
If you are making the correct plays, which is all you should be worried about, you will show a profit in the long run. And then you won't tilt as much when losing a pot, because you know in the long run, you are making money with the plays you are making and you want your opponents to do what they are doing.
November 17th, 2017, 5:00 AM
My suggestion would be to identify specific elements of tilted play and then challenge yourself, or make a point, to not do those things. I know, sounds too obvious, right? For example, how many times in a free roll / pay MTT do you see someone go all-in after a bad beat? So, say to yourself I am not going to allow myself to do that this tournament, before play starts. Visualizing this beforehand will make it easier to make the decision in the moment. Another example would be speed of play. Maybe you're not prone to going all-in but you notice that you are too quick to act after you take an emotional hit during a tournament. Say to yourself beforehand that when I am emotional, I am going to make a conscious effort to slow down, not to be confused with tanking, but just take a deep breath before you act, for an entire round of play. These are just two examples of where being cognizant of tilted play characteristics before the tournament starts, and visualizing what you can do to change your behavior, can help you avoid this pitfall. And then congratulate yourself afterward when you recognize that you were able to perform in the moment, as you should. You are maturing as a player and continuing to improve your skills. By the way, this same sort of approach can be applied to situational poker, in general.
November 17th, 2017, 8:19 AM
Online Poker at: CC League
Game: NLHE, HORSE
re: Poker & Tilt on Poker
I think it is perfectly natural to be upset on a bad beat when you clearly were playing with a better understanding of the game than the villain who just sucked out and took half your stack. It is best to just to keep your head and look for the opportunity to take it back. You know they are just going to lose it again, hopefully you will have the cards at the right time to be the one to catch them. Sometimes you're not. But anyway, bad beats come with the territory, you can't get away from having them. GL. See you at the tables.
November 17th, 2017, 5:14 PM
One bad beat or two are easy to handle if you are proper rolled for the stakes you are playing, the problem comes when you get several suck outs in a short period of time, thats when it starts to get in your head.