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Thanks for the articles and tips are very good, the tilt is something I have to control, often you can affect another tournament you are playing, and the tilt can end up losing a tournament in which you came good.
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Very interesting article.. It's takes a lot of experience to deal with bad beats the right way. From my personal experience I used to get tilted based on a lot pre flop all in unfavorable outcomes like 80% against 20% (AA against a lower pair) not realizing its not so rare to get beaten with that kind of hand
5th August 2018, 10:09 AM
take a break? why?
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
A lot of people and articles advice to take a break from a poker.
But what you solved by that? You just forget what happened, so it can happen again in the future, you just delay your anger to next game.!!!!
I think you should analyze your play(right after playing,) or (still on tilt) with somebody who play really well and he can tell you straight away what could be wrong about your play, so you will find a lot of times, you could play better this hand.
Also you should put a questions to yourselves: Why I am on tilt?, Didn't I know what is poker about?, How could I play better this situation? What I do next so it will not happen again in next game? and so on,
than you can analyze and find out the answers, so you can prevent your bad game OR your bad emotions to happen again.
5th August 2018, 2:25 PM
Online Poker at: pokerstars
Game: NL Holdem
Video of Negreanu helped me with tilt.Here is a link.
How to Deal with Bad Beats - YouTube
5th August 2018, 3:05 PM
Poker at: ACR
Good article. Being well fed and well rested can help avoid going over the edge on tilt.
5th August 2018, 3:29 PM
Online Poker at: PS
Game: play all
I don't deal with Tilt! I let the opponents to suffer from it
5th August 2018, 5:56 PM
Poker at: PS|ACR|888
Game: NL Hold'Em
Nice article but seems like I don't need it!I have experienced so many bad beats online like many other players which make me think like what happened is the standard outcome ha ha plus I am an easing going guy both in real life and whenever I play.
Having someone calling other fish etc makes more ''angry'' than a cooler. Stop playing after a bad beat is the most helpful of all,especially in cash games, many players after a bad beat try to gather again their lost money and that makes them extremely vulnerable at the tables!!
6th August 2018, 1:52 PM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
The slope occurs with any player.I, to reduce the loss, I advise you to use the responsible gaming button.I always put a limit on the buy-in.
6th August 2018, 11:23 PM
almost always happens when I get many donkeys at the tables it is crucial to know that entering this state is just one of the emotions or feelings that participate in our way of being and act accordingly, so I go outside and take a little of water and I return to sit at the relaxed table
7th August 2018, 8:29 PM
Online Poker at: Everyroom
Game: both )
If you are easy tiltable person, just get a break, look your hands in a replayer, analize. Just try to take control at the every hand. Add one more table, if you totally control situation at the active table. (you can watch hand histories and make non-automatic decisions when you are in the pot). The best way to not get tilted - don't play for the money you can't loose
8th August 2018, 1:53 AM
Chief talking bull 
My problem is taking a losing session in stride. If I'm ahead in a game and don't get off the table at my peak I'll stick around until I go bust trying to get all my money back and more. I need to learn to walk away a little disappointed rather than disgusted.
8th August 2018, 4:59 PM
TILT!!! sr8 degenerate behavior, heres 1 of mine
honestly, online poker only way controlling tilt , shut the computer off,
get out of the house!!
drive fast telling yourself how much of a dumbazz you are, then after the self verbal abuse, park the car and gently sooth talk , calm down.
call your girl, and go from there. (even better pay for a lap dance at nearest strip club)
(don't drink, and get back online felt!!! lol)
8th August 2018, 11:47 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Poker is very similar to a real life. And of course sometimes you loose your game and start getting emotional about tilts. But the thing is that you should stay calm and be patient to overcome it. You should have confidence but at the same time be ready to loose and try to accept it. It's a great psychological training that helps in Poker and in Life. You must understand that the situation is changeable and you will win next time. But you must keep going.
9th August 2018, 12:52 AM
Online Poker at: PS 888 ACR
Game: Abit of both
tilt is never a "happy" place that is for sure ,but to rid of it or atleast contain it , we all need to be in the right frame of mind with little to no fatigue in our systems if we have a losing day we just need to cut our losses and continue playing to the best of our abilities ,continue studying, get better each day ,losing is a part of the game just as much is winning ,of course we all love to win but we all hate to lose especially to a hand we have dominated constantly so with tilt its a love hate relationship my recommendation would be to if we are having a bad day and feel like the poker gods are against us to just shut it down for the day if it continues for the next couple days then to stay away for a few weeks ,go on a vacation get refreshed and come back when you feel ripe and ready the bankroll is not going anywhere but if you continue to play while on "TILT" then it will be gone before you no it ..i wish all the best of luck
9th August 2018, 8:47 AM
Poker at: Titan
I still tilt during tournament.
When all running good and then come a bad beats.
Now begin dunk play, in this tournament and all others.
When out of all games, I have to stop poker till the next day.
10th August 2018, 6:27 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Look for a loss limit. If you no longer control the game and lose a greater sum than you had set then stop playing.
Each negative emotion feeds the tilt. If you are already in a bad mood to a game all you do is increase the risk of tilt, it is advisable to stop, take a break, make a completely different activity to poker. I try to do physical activity to get rid of the bad mood, to expel the negative energy and fill myself with dopamine, so your mind changes. When the mind is in another state, then I could review the hand or hands in which I lost, analyze it objectively and learn from this to move differently in the same situation at the future.
10th August 2018, 10:40 AM
Poker at: PokerStars
we all know and use our own ways to avoid tilt. what is described in the article adds mental relief to the brain with very strong unsuccessful sessions, but I disagree with the opinion about beer. sometimes during the game I can drink a couple of liters of this soft drink, I will add that the trip to the kitchen for a new portion helps to relieve stress from swearing at his bad game and good luck rivals. while it is slowly poured into the glass, there is a slight peace. but my favorite way is to close the client and start watching the news, only it helps to keep the bankroll (or part of it).
10th August 2018, 9:59 PM
Game: Holdem Omaha
I've never been a fan of the "distance" theory, but I absolutely agree that if it's panic-stricken in poker, it's best to take a break and come back with a cold mind the next time.
10th August 2018, 10:38 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
I like to use a false tilt. It is a tilt, but no. For example, after a big pot loose due to a really hurting bad , I only enter in the hand with a premium hand and I go suddenly all in, independent the position I am. This works very well and if you suffer another bad beat, is like the article said, downswing period. Be patient.
But after a really bad beat big pot loose, if I receive avarage hands, I simple fold to think better and breath. I think is important to put down the adrenaline of a big pot battle.
10th August 2018, 10:50 PM
Online Poker at: 3-Card Monte
Sooner you can come to accept aspect of poker that are out of your control, you move forward into personal growth with the game. Sorry I didn't realize this early on, would saved lot of grief.
You have control of calling, raising or folding. Did I make the right call? Was it the correct call? Should I have folded? Yes to those questions should be the only unemotional feeling or thought needed. Yes, right call wrong results, nothing I could have done differently. No, then something to look at next time. Disassociate the negative emotion, look for a different approach next time with hopefully a more favorable result.
Taking negative emotions from the table will keep you going further in that event. It has even prevented me from playing if I'm not in a positive mood to start a tournament. Rather start and finish positive, for me then, tilt is never an issue.
10th August 2018, 11:39 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
#1 way is playing with bad players.
10th August 2018, 11:43 PM
Online Poker at: acr
Game: holdem nl
Many times the tilts can be a secondary effect caused by situations in your personal life .. the problem is how to realize that this is happening? poker is such a complicated game and with so many variations that it could take one or two weeks to detect the mental "virus" that is causing the damage in your game .. much more when you play an AA correctly and lose ... then you start to question that decision making and the next opportunity you decide to play differently and you lose your hand because the best way was with the one you lost .. so, it is a game so complicated that falling in tilts is the most normal .. you can fall in tilts several times a day .. the question is that getting out of the tilt is not easy.
11th August 2018, 12:32 AM
Poker at: BetOnline
This is a good thread. Went on a tear last night couldnt lose. Today, complete opposite. Every premium hand I had got busted played position perfect slow rolled some fast played others but couldnt buy a pot to save my life so I closed out to clear my mind and come on here and calm down because we all have bad swings! But that saddle won't mount itself gotta get back on that horse! Going back in wish me luck!
11th August 2018, 6:03 AM
pillars sometimes work
11th August 2018, 1:02 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
My way of beating tilt is to stop playing for an hour or two and go for a walk so i can clear my head.Taking a walk is really effective for me in handling the defeat no matter how bad it was for my bankroll.I always feel refreshed after the walk and can handle anything.Another way is stretching if i am playing during the night,it helps loosen the body and make me relax.
11th August 2018, 4:48 PM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Very interesting article. The most tricky part is number three. Many times we tilt and do not sense it because it is usually the "entitlement" tilt. We think: "I did everything right, HE played like a complete idiot and won!"
I think I have to work a lot more on this aspect!
12th August 2018, 8:13 PM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: Only Holdem
Thank you for very useful article! No one is insured of hitting the tilt and we always have to be careful and to control uor game. Understanding when you are on tilt is the most important factor, becouse you can take measures to overcome it and take a break if you need it.
So I advise you always control your bankroll and avoid tilt!
13th August 2018, 7:49 AM
I give as many bad beats as I get, it all evens out in the end so there is no need to get emotional over them, at the speed that online poker is played (especially when multi tabling) you don't have time to tilt you need to concentrate on the next hand.
14th August 2018, 1:03 AM
great article I hope to put all these guidelines into practice, when I realize that I am about to go into tilt, I will try to remember this article
14th August 2018, 3:51 PM
Online Poker at: Poker Stars
amazing this post and these 5 tips was not getting out of this inclination, for sure these tips will help me very post was very tilt with the bad beat that had been suffering
16th August 2018, 5:20 AM
We all know what s a tilt , a bad beat can makes you enter into a tilt. I consider tilt as redcard in football sport, so to avoid it you should watch for the 1st yellow card ( in football, if you get 2 yellow cards , you will be out -> red card) . So to avoid first yellow card , you must leave your emotions aways and get your head free , you must 100% concentrated, focus on the game, variance also have a big role , if u re in a negative variance , you better take a break. Sometimes it s useful to take a break and clear your head . And after all tilt happen to pro players. So , try knowing the moment you should take a break and beat it .
Yesterday, 7:23 AM
Excellent article. I just happened yesterday with a player. He was winning a lot, then he started insulting in the chat, and in the end he ended up losing more than half of what he had won. And he retired.
I've also fallen on the tilt, I despair that I'm the last one in chips with a big difference ... or when it bothers me that an opponent is bluffing and always all in, and wins out of pure luck , or when at the tables of money that I do not fall the good cards and when they fall, they beat my hand with a stroke of luck of the opponent who got into the ring with cards of lesser value ... until scream of frustration cursing everyone hahaha, the situation is that after enduring, there are moments that come the good moves.
My advice is: relax and play when you feel good. The rest of games do them in normal to improve and not lose the touch that then will serve you in a future play. It is a game and like any activity, obsessing with it leads to absolute failures.
Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Too be honest I never really found a way to combat tilt it always happen from time to time and always affect me. I guess after that many bad sessions I get accustomed to it I just keep playing most of the times. I have tried most of what the article suggest but I am too competitive to not get emotional and I always expect to win so I tend to mostly dig myself out of the hole or bury myself trying.
Nice article though I am sure many will find it useful.
Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Online Poker at: poker stars
I always find taking a break is best for me.
Yesterday, 1:09 PM
Poker at: ACR
Game: HORSE is fun
While tilt is anger towards losing big hands, but I've also identified another type of tilt which can be even more dangerous, called Winner's Tilt. Winner's Tilt is when you win a big hand and get that rush of adrenaline. once you get that rush of adrenaline, you can end up playing even worse than when you go on tilt because it makes you want to gamble. You feel just a little bit invulnerable and end up opening your range, calling hands you would normally fold to and generally taking a few more risks than normal simply because you feel so great. Winner's Tilt can be worse than Tilt because once you start losing again you can go from Winner's Tilt straight to regular Tilt at a moment's notice. Also, Winner's Tilt can actually last from one session to the next. Have you ever won big, stopped playing, and then woke up at 1am and decided tp pick up where you left off only to lose big? Adrenaline rushes are addictive and can make you crave another one once one wears off. The next time you go on a heater and start feeling great about it take a moment and force yourself to calm down and get back to a normal playing emotion. Because the last thing you want to do is lose all your hard earned chips or cash because you're feeling too good.
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