Originally Posted by Fuffufnick
lol.. It seems so easy and logical to say, "just walk away for awhile, calm down, do yoga, drink tea..etc". But there you are on a good table, playing well, having a good time and a good session until wham... 15 years to grow a tree, 15 minutes to cut it down. Then you look at that and see how you got coolered. You know you've been playing better than the others and can continue to do so. Can you all really get up that easily under such circumstances?
If I am tilted, yes I will take a walk.
However, I don't tilt easily. I can usually take a bad beat, and continue to play well.
But sometimes we all get tilted. And sometimes, we don't even recognize that we are playing bad until after the fact. That is the worst thing.
They call it "steaming" because you will actually feel hot. It feels like there is pressure in your head or something, trying to get out. If you ever find yourself feeling that way, I think it is time for a break. Many bankrolls have been decimated by tilt - don't let that happen to you.