This is a discussion on 5 Ways to Beat Tilt at the Table within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Tilt is something every player deals with. Knowing how to recognize it and combat can be the difference between protecting your bankroll, or spewing it
Tilt is something every player deals with. Knowing how to recognize it and combat can be the difference between protecting your bankroll, or spewing it away.
Our new and improved guide goes over everything you need to know about recognizing tilt, combating it, as well as how to handle variance and keep from tilting. We've combined all that along with tips from our Poker Experts. If you have ever suffered from tilt (and face it: we all have) then this is a must read:
Good article. I think for me, the important thing is to walk away for at least a few hands and collect myself. I'm an online player, so this is easy; just hit the Sit Out button and go have a smoke break! The next most important thing for me is to stick to my game plan. I don't want to deviate just because of a bad beat.
Thanks for the post! Good luck to everyone going forward!
Knowing what triggers you to tilt is a good one. Makes one think of better ways to deal with emotional responses to situations on the felt. I'm actually looking into Sports Training Hypnosis and NLT (Tony Robins) If I could just avoid Tilt I might actually win.
I could be doing so good and then misread one hand and my stack takes a hit.
Thanks for the post.
This article is the exact thing i am dealing with right now. I am playing micro stakes and a few low stakes games on ACR. These Players will often go all in with 10 3 o and win. This for some reason drives me insane and puts me on tilt. Yes, I know these are the players I should be waiting to KO when i get dealt a playable hand. But these people drive me so insane watching them do this hand after hand and than brag about it just boils my blood. I end up getting angry I used to hit my desk and swear but I have progress in controlling my tilt where I don't do that anymore. So I am making progress. I have won a couple of tournaments when I have been able to keep my tilt under control. I have the potential of being a good player once I learn to control this. I have won some satellite tournaments and some of the venom won some money and than got tilted and lost it all over a couple of days. I still have a ways to go but At least I know with more work on my tilt I will become a good player. Thanks for this article I need to keep working on my tilt. I see progress but still got work to do.
One of the things I’ve been trying to implement to combat some of my tilt issues is saying to myself after a bad hand “This is only one of several million poker hands you’re going to play in your life. It’s fine, learn what you can from it, write is off as poker tuition and move forward”
I think ingraining “one of millions of hands” into my head has helped me put it in perspective
So, I have thoughts on this, and I will try and stay on topic as far as one by one in order like the link has it. But, I want to start with one of my threads from last year.
"I feel like a lot of the poker community especially those that mainly play free rolls or at the micro level, either feel like they are the most unlucky player alive, or constantly have a mindset similar to this "how can that donkey beat me every single time."
I get it, you take a bad beat at the worst possible times, and it just feels like every bad beat that you have ever took in your life swells back into your brain, and all of sudden you're not just mad at this one particular bad beat but the culmination of ALL your bad beats you ever took, and it seems like they are all this one persons fault or that this ALWAYS happens to me.
This is a terrible mental error that needs to be fixed. If it's not you will never make it to the next level of your poker ability. Tilt will consume your mind. If your emotions are too high you make poor poker decisions because the brain prevents you from being able to think straight. No one controls this loss of higher brain function you may have often heard it referred to as the "fight or flight response" where your strategic thought processes are out the window and your pretty much left with your "instincts" or actions learned at what is called unconscious competence.
So since you can't control the fact that your emotional system shuts down your ability to think then it's imperative that you control your emotions BEFORE reaching your emotional threshold. Having a clear mind before you play, having goals, and a clear strategy even a warm up and cool down routine before the start of your session are all important to the success you will have. If you take a bad beat and feel like you are getting close to your emotional threshold. Take time to get yourself back to ground zero again before continuing. You can even have tilt that has come over from another session on a completely different day."
I have spent a lot of time working with tilt, studying different mental game strategies, and I agree with all of the 5 tips. Matter of fact a good bit of what I have learned is from "The Mental Game of Poker 1 and 2" written by Jared Tendler, M.S. which is referenced in point 2 about "entitlement tilt"
Basically, we can only control what we can control.
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The article is as usual interesting and informative. Of course, all these things are in the head, but it is always useful to systematize them. It was especially nice to see the section about the “break”. Thanks to СС for useful and interesting information)))
I think as far as cash games go I find that having a properly sized bankroll for the game goes a long way to controlling emotions caused by the swings and variance. Nothing worse than having a short roll and going on a bad run. Tilt can take over mighty quickly and it usually ends badly along with chasing bad cards. I have some experience with this unfortunately
Patience is something that cannot be taught. To me it has to be learned from experience .
There are some very good tips here , but in the end it generally boils down to individual control.
I realize there are many things that can push anyone. So, it takes a saint sometimes to make it through allll the different situations that can push even the most patient person to tilt !
I am like xxxSSSxxx, I forget hands real quick once played and if I went out - I see why whenI played it and it is best to forget most of those hands anyways !
For me, the beginning of this 2020 New Year is still not very happy. I played 30+ tournaments at different poker rooms and not in one I couldn’t get into ITM and I admit honestly I’m close to tilt and this article is very static. You always plan to achieve new goals in the new year, such a beginning of the year is sobering and descending to heaven from sinful earth. I hope my patience is enough to absorb me tilt)
In my experience tilt is more of an issue in fast games, especially if I multi table. I guess, its because, bad beats and coolers come to fast for my brain to absorb one, before the next one happen. For instance this morning I played some turbo SnGs on Stars and ran not to well. 3 times I ran into pocket kings preflop and lost. When I finally got it in ahead with AK against AT, a T came on the river. When I flopped two pair, my opponent flopped a set. When I turned a set, my opponent rivered a flush.
After this I was already getting into the tilted mindset of "OMG how can I run this bad???" But this is not rational at all. Unlike the previous poster I have actually had a brilliant start to 2020. So why focus on those last 6 tournaments, where admittedly I ran bad, when I have run good in so many others? And this is also part of, what help me overcome tilt. The recent past matter no more than the distant past. By reminding myself about this I was able to regain my composure quickly and win SnG number 7, which limited my losses for the session.
Take a Break and recharge batteries ... It is good advice, there are players who stop playing just hours to get away from a bad run, but I have read articles about this which is advisable to stop playing 1 day, well each person has a different perspective
excellent article, the best thing to control this situation is to get away from the tables take a good rest or even wait for the next day because not all players react in the same way I include among those who have a hard time controlling this situations relax relax and analyze outside the table is the best and you avoid major losses
Tilt situations and successful siuations they will alternate in poker as long as we play. If we see it from mathematical view it is a sequence. That`s why there are the ups and downs. When I encounter tilt situation the solutions are try to keep calm, or take a break, or end the game for that day.
Rest is more like, what to do not to get tilted in the first place, but once I do get pissed off by some ridiculous hands and bad beats, taking a break just seems like the best possible option.
If I tilt at home while playing online, punching few pillows seems like a good thing to do
If I tilt live, I always sit out for a few hands, go out of the room, breath some fresh air and usually call someone to talk about anything other then poker. It calms me down instantly
Very good pieces of advice throughout the article . Thank all pros for their tips
''While tilt can make you lose your bankroll, it can also make you lose something else: your love of the game." This is very true I have to say : Times that I completely lose my self-control/temper and start making tilting stupid mistakes or crazy calls/shoves , I really feel sad playing poker . But if I have control (BRM , playing the games I should according to my skills and recent studying , withdraw after real frustrating bad beats or great unluckiness ) I feel awesome playing poker
This was a really good article. I know that I had problems with tilt early in my poker career but over time I have developed a different outlook. My main goal is to play a hand correctly and not be as concerned with the result. If I get my chips in good and take a bad beat, it doesn't affect me the way it used to because it is just 1 hand. I congratulate the other player and continue to play my best because I know that if I do, eventually, I will catch that player for all of his chips.
Dealing with downswings is the same thing. Everyone is going to have one. I actually did a few months ago and took a few weeks away from the table. During that time, I increased my study and came back to the table with a fresh outlook. It really does work and I would recommend it to everyone when they are in a downswing. Of course, the amount of time you may need away from the table can vary, but take some time away and use that time you would be playing to get in some extra study.
~ Strategywithout tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tacticswithout strategy is the noise before defeat ~ Sun Tzu
This is a great article and looks at many of the reasons a person would go 'On Tilt'. While many people seem to think that it only has to do with bad beats, really there are so many things that can put someone in tilt mode.
Personally for me, I think I have a good handle on it. I can generally keep it under control but every once in awhile I do go for the ride and instantly regret it.
The only thing that really puts me 'On Tilt' is bad beats because I really try to play solid poker every game and they don't even have to be my bad beats. If I see someone continuously taking out good cards with cards that should have never been played it really starts to get to me. That is when I know I have to take a break, even if just for a few hands and hope the tables get shuffled in the meantime.
Otherwise, things like smack talk and not getting a playable hand doesn't really get to me. I actually find the smack talk entertaining.
I am a poker player now for 10 or more years and have not made any breakthrough on online poker yet. I used to go on tilt very often, especially after a bad beat and would blow my bankroll then take a break. Luckily, I do well at live poker but loose my winnings online.
The tips which made the difference for me is; Expect a downswing and Keep on doing the right things.
I play poker for fun and hope to win big or consistently in a freeroll so that I can play at higher stakes. I have been stuck as .10 cent MTT for way too long now.
Good article on tilt and I am glad that I am much better now. I get pist but hardly ever go on tilt anymore. I catch myself and manage it well.
Great Article on a subject that never seems to go away from poker.
I think the main aspect to get your head round to prevent tilt is that poker is a game of probability balanced off against a developed etiquette that not everyone sticks to (and why should they?).
There is always the probability that you are going to lose and therefore you should enter each hand knowing that. As long as you play what you believe is the right way, then you should not get tilted by etiquette breaches, and by this i mean someone calling with 10 3 off suit and hitting the winner. There was always the chance you would lose regardless of compliance with etiquette.
Get tilted when you make the wrong decision and learn from it...but manage your tilt immediately as you are anticipating it and life becomes more bearable.
Also, i love that Gus Hansen got to $11million down before he was able to rectify his downswing...a couple of bucks does most of us!
It is easy to blame, blame the cards, the opponent, or bad luck, the difficult thing is to have the discipline to recognize when we enter tilt, the discipline to get up from the table because we know that we are not playing in the best possible way. That is the tilt, something that every poker player should learn to live with.
It took a while, but thanks to the experience, I can recognize when I enter a state of tilt, in this way I can take measures that are normally:
Recognize that variance is a fundamental part of the nature of poker, that is, I can't win all the hands I play, and
Getting up from the table, a little fresh air always calms my mind.
i get very mad(tilted or almost tilted) when a recreational players beats me with a hand i have dominated,dont know why,but iff i louse to a reg or solid reg that i know i dont care so much. i have been tilt so manny times(i get tilted very easy and im trying hard to impruve that) that now dais i know when im getting tilted,the problem is that is very hard for me to stop playing and try to calm donw,i guess as the article sais the first step is to kno when you are on tild and with time i will be able to handle that frustration(i guess).
Very good article,but this problem is more usual in man,we woman are more calm and get thighs easy,at lest i have never get tilted because off poker,the only one who have the abilitie of tilting me is my husband.
From the 5 ways to combat tilting, I think the most important are #2 and #5. Taking a break from the session, or taking a break from the tables for some days, is the most efficient way to deal with tilting. Once I feel I don't play my A Game, I always stop the session. Another one thing I believe is super crucial, is taking care of your lifestyle: sleeping well, not playing when you are tired or drunk or hungry, etc.
Hello, from my experience and from what I was seeing in the article I would recommend it as fundamental to recognize when we are in Tilt. If you don't want to recognize it, you're going to lose a lot of Bank roll. Then what I would recommend is to take a break. come back and keep playing, also leave emotions when returning because the game is not personal only with the same player but is played with many. It is my opinion I hope it helps someone. regards
Sanguine psychologist is the most stable poker player. Tilt has no chance, cause he enjoys every moment of his life, and he perfectly knows dynamics of processes in his own and his opponents heads.
I would say that it's better to understand 3 obvious facts about our lives, if you'll understand the deep meaning of these words then tilt and your behavior in general will change.
1) Life has start and has an end, it's not a never ending process.
2) You are your own worst enemy.
3) Every move, every decision you make can have positive or negative charge.
Don't waste your time for stupid things like regrets, panic, anger and such. Don't do damage to yourself. Try to feed the universe around you with positive seeds. If you're controlling yourself from such point of behavior then tilt will have no chance and you'll be focused on improving your life.
I think taking a break and gathering in your mind what happened. Accept this is part of the game and keep doing the right thing and you will see the results.
It can be easier said than done but managing tilt is so important in poker
We must be patient and accept variance and bad beats as a normal part of the game. Its ok to get emotional, but the key is to recognize when you are about to tilt and step away from the game until you can come back with a clear, focused mind. Practicing proper BRM is also helpful in avoiding tilt. If the loss is only a small fraction of your bankroll, it is much easier to forget about it and move on.
Anger and agitation are responsible for more loses in poker than just about anything else. In fact, tilt is to poker what kryptonite is to Superman: it can rob you of your power; your edge. This is why it is so crucial to learn how to manage your emotions and not let them get the better of you.
Iíve been playing professionally long enough to know that being stressed at the tables is unavoidable; itís the nature of the beast. However, you can master the beast instead of letting it master you. Thatís what weíre going to talk about today: mastering the beast and getting the upper hand on your anger. If you take my lessons to heart, I can teach you what you need to know to never go on tilt again. Yes, I mean never. And I guarantee it.
Thatís a pretty lofty claim, right?
Not really. I said that I can teach you what you need to know to never go on tilt again. It's up to you to take my methods and make them work. Got it? Good. Now letís get going.
If you'd rather watch than read, you can check out the video version below. THE GRIPSED GUIDE TO BECOMING TILT-PROOF
First, I want you to take a minute and write in the comments section here why you think you go on tilt. If you donít want to write it in the comments, write it on a notepad, a post-it, whatever; just get it down. I also want you to write how you feel when youíre on tilt. (I promise Iím not going totally Dr. Phil on your ass Ė thereís a point to this and it will help speed up your progress by at least 100%.) Examine your responses. If you take time to think and feel out these answers, youíll notice they're slightly different. This discrepancy Ė however minor Ė is where we can find the real reason people go on tilt. 'DON'T SWEAT IT, JUST FORGET IT'.
This mantra echoes the real reason that I think people go on tilt; namely, they are dealing with and holding onto a bunch of things that make them unhappy, or make them feel bad. This is not unusual, and is in fact what draws people to gambling in the first place; they see it as an escape. Yes, the indisputable amount of skill involved to play winning poker makes it quite different than traditional gambling, but it still involves an element of chance, an element of hope, and that acts as the proverbial flame to the unhappy moth who craves distraction, escape, excitement, a Ďshot at the dreamí. This is especially true for people who are drawn to tournament poker, as opposed to cash game poker. Now this doesn't mean that tournaments can't be played profitably. It also doesn't mean that if you like to play poker tournaments there's something wrong with you. However, the fact is that this lottery element exists, and it attracts people who may not have the skills to compete.
They do have the hope though; the hope that this time things will work out for them. Itís actually the main reason why poker tournaments are so profitable. You see, a lot of people gamble, take chances, and when things are going well (i.e. they're building stacks or winning pots) they get removed from their problems and they think that this is going be the day that everything changes. Itís a good feeling. A great feeling. In fact, itís addictive. However, as soon as the tides turn and they're down chips, they realize that not only are all the things that bothered them still there, but they're also worse off than they were before because they've lost some of that precious resource: money. Then comes the spiral of frantically trying to 'get back to even', so that even if they still have to sit with their problems, at least they'll be coming at it from the same position they were before they started gambling.
Unfortunately, usually these frantic attempts aren't very well calculated and they just push the person further and further into a pit of despair. Not a happy place to be. Nobody wants to end up here. Itís akin to people who drink or do drugs to escape their problems. Once the drug wears off (and it always does), the problems are still there, and now you have to deal with them with a hangover, a lousy attitude and residual guilt and shame. Understandably, most people don't enjoy being around someone who's in this place, so it can be hard to find sympathy, and it can be hard to find help. If youíve never been there, itís a difficult journey to comprehend. But youíve got me, so rest easy. Iíve witnessed some pretty sick things first hand. A REAL-LIFE EXAMPLE: WHEN GOOD PLAYERS MAKE BAD CHOICES...
My last trip to Niagara was a stellar example of struggle for escape at its worst, though it wasn't the first time I've seen people go really nuts trying to get back to even. In this particular instance, I saw someone go on tilt after cashing for $7k in a tournament. Why? Because he had decided that unless he got 1st place, he wasn't going be content. He tried to run up his $7k cash into 200k (the winning amount). Suffice it to say, it didn't work out for him. And why did this happen?
On the surface, it may look like it was because he had an unrealistic goal, but there's nothing wrong with aiming for first - you should always want to win. You shouldn't, however, expect that winning is going to be the final outcome. If thatís the result you need to be happy, you're going end up miserable most of the time. Miserable, and acting foolishly. So do I think this unfortunate guyís problem was that he had unrealistic goals? No, though that was an off-shoot of the real issue. I think the real reason this happened was because he wanted to feel like a champion; he wanted his friends and family to see him as a winner, and when he didn't win, he saw himself as a loser and did whatever he could to try to get away from that feeling.
The reality is your results don't determine who you are: the level of effort you put in, and the thought you put into your actions both on and off the table, the quality of your decisions are what determine who you are as a person. Results are not always a consequence of that effort. After all, tournament poker has a high amount of luck associated with it, so where you stand at the end is definitely not an accurate reflection of you or your skill as a player. The difference between winning a million dollars and $50 thousand could be the difference between a coin coming up heads three times in a row, versus tails coming up but ONCE in that sequence. FINDING YOUR NEW ĎNORMALí...
So, yes, you need to be realistic in your expectations so that you don't go on a needless, silly spiral, but more importantly - if you want to never go on tilt again - you have to work on improving your 'normalí Ė your status quo mentality and outlook. Improving your Ďnormalí is why I teach all this other stuff in addition to poker strategy. The fact is your strategy may be completely fine and your knowledge of the game completely sound, but the reason you don't succeed is because you have issues in other areas that are festering like a gangrenous baby toe, poisoning the whole body your success. If deep down you don't think of yourself as a champion, your brain is going to recognize that and take actions to ensure that you don't become one. Or, even if you get lucky and do become a champ, you will not act like one after the fact. Youíll probably throw your winnings back into the community, and the vicious cycle will repeat, only this time you wonít end up on top. You really need to see yourself as the way youíd like to be. Moreover, you have to remind yourself of that vision as often as possible with the use of affirmations. Hence: "ITíS MY YEAR." THE LANGUAGE OF TILT
Just before I get further into the techniques you can use to become tilt-proof, I want to unpack the lingo we use in poker and in gambling. We say that when we get 'stuck' we play poorly, but what does Ďstuckí actually mean? It means attached, and in the case of poker, what we're stuck on, or attached to, is the losses that have happened or the events that led to those losses. We're 'stuck' because we can't simply let them go and move on to a new reality. You can even be stuck on being at a high point. Unfortunately, you canít stay peaked. You can stay close to it, but you cannot maintain a high all the time. The best way to hover around your high is to learn to accept your reality so that you can make the best decisions for that situation. You're rarely going to be at the literal top, so you can't set yourself up to only be happy when youíre there; it's a recipe for disaster.
The bit of poker-speak I really like is 'chasing losses', because if you actually look the sentence, it's literally running towards or after losses. If you're running towards something, you're probably going to get it and get more of it. The statement itself is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Youíre seeking losses; you want losses. Itís not a good strategy and not a good state of mind if you want to be a winner in the game and a champion at life. THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR: A BLESSING AND A CURSE
I think the reason why people get 'stuck' in poker is because they're only thinking about the money, and they always want to have as much money as possible. If youíre inhabiting this mentality, youíre actually missing the point of the game: to make high quality decisions and hope for the best, but expect nothing but a fair outcome - and fair outcomes do not mean that you will win every time you have the best hand. Winning 66% is 2 times out of 3, and 80% is 4 times out of 5; there are very few 100% situations in poker, yet people act like even a 55% edge should be 100%, and when they lose, itís because the world is out to get them. Not so, my friend.
Listen up: when you only focus on the money, you're letting the gambling demons in the junkie/addict part of your brain Ė a part which doesn't understand rationality and reality and odds - control you. When you focus on the real goal of poker, on the other hand, high quality decision making will shine through and youíll be the one controlling the game. The reason that tilters often run to table games is because the part of the brain that doesn't understand rationality and smart decision making has taken over; all it wants to do is get its fix (i.e. back to a Ďcomfortableí place, which is typically a certain amount of dollars.) Just breathe...
Do yourself a favor: when you feel this coming on, take a few deep breaths, have a conversation with yourself, and don't make any impulsive decisions. You just might save yourself $1,000, or in the case of high-rollers $10,000 or even $100,000. RESET AND REGAIN CONTROL
The problem is that this stuff is happening in our minds, and it's hard to regain control over it once it's been activated. The more things you are holding onto or dealing with, the more pronounced the effect is whenever the triggering event happens. You're not just dealing with this feeling of loss or discomfort, but youíre dealing with EVERY feeling of loss or discomfort you've ever experienced and not dealt with, and you're dealing with all of it at once while being put under pressure from having to make more decisions. Good luck, right?
You have to regain control and ensure that you call the shots - not your runaway, wounded, hurt, self. The trick is actually pretty simple: write down the thing or idea or event that is bothering you, and just look at it, think about it, maybe write more things about it. The point is that by putting it on paper you give yourself the chance to actually work with it and potentially change it; you empower yourself instead of being in a position of being disempowered. Usually, you'll realize it's not that big of a deal, or not some impossible task to overcome, because it's just one thing; it's not the 50 things or 500 things that are built-up.
The more often you do this, the lower that total number of things is going to be, and thus each time you trigger that tough zone, it won't be as overwhelming or intimidating. You'll be able to handle it, get through it and know itís nothing you havenít overcome before. "Don't fear tomorrow; you will face it with the same strength and determination with which you faced today." Marcus Aurelius.
Every time you do this exercise, you improve or level-up your normal, and your mind will recognize this, and not try to bring you back down to that same, cripplingly low point. The human being craves to be in what's normal, in whatís comfortable. When you change that drastically, it gets uncomfortable and will seek to bring you back to the 'normal' place, no matter how awesome or terrible the new place you went to is. This is why this is a process and a practice that is done over time. We can handle gradual changes; in fact, we almost donít really notice them. We donít do well with extremes, however, so your normal - or the new normal you would like to have - is something that you move towards over time. Itís something you walk to, taking breaks along the way. It's not a place you want to sprint toward. Another way to look at it: how well does your body adjust when you go from sub zero temperatures to 30 degrees and sunshine and then back within a week? LET THE HEALING BEGIN...
If you want to improve your normal - so that your mind won't see you as someone who wants to be sad, someone who would naturally be inclined to go on-tilt - then start cleansing yourself. Give yourself power over the things that have turned your normal into an unhappy place. You don't have to stay there, but you do need to work through it and learn the lessons. These are the lessons that will allow you to stay in a higher level of normal because you understand what it takes to live there.
There are no quick fixes, no magic pills in the game of poker or the game of life. As you cleanse yourself and OWN your issues, you will start acting from a place of strength, rather than a place of fear and as a result you will make much better decisions and not fall prey to the things that will only give you temporary satisfaction and freedom from short term pain; YOU will already have comfort and satisfaction 24 hours a day. This is how you can reach a point where you will never go on tilt again. Whatever money you lose when you play poker - or straight up gamble for that matter - is not money that is essential for your survival. When you know you can still pay the bills and put food on the table whether or not you win this poker hand or this poker tournament, and when you know that you are a champion because of the decisions you make regularly, and when you don't need an outcome which is somewhat dependent on luck to validate you as a champion, you will be able to play much better, from a much purer place of happiness, creativity and curiosity. You will never go on tilt again. THE ZENITH: A LIFE WITHOUT TILT
When you reach this place you will be able to see every poker outcome for what it is: a lesson that you are fortunate to have the chance to learn from. Until you get here, you will be focused on how the game is unfair whenever you lose, and the way it should be whenever you win. Remember: this is not reality. You are not supposed to win 100% of the time you play. Pokerís a game that revolves around an element of chance. The key is to win more than you lose, and this is achieved by people who have LEARNED THE LESSONS and make consistently sound decisions. You will have some bumps in the road; not every session will be a walk in the park, but if your intention is in the right place and you face your problems and try to learn from them rather than run away from them, you will become a champion and you will never, ever go on tilt again. Tilting isn't something that champions do, after all. There's no value in it. YOUR CALL TO ACTION
So write down the things that have been bugging you! Iíd love to read about them in the comments (youíd be surprised how many of us are licking the same wounds), but remember, if you donít want to air them here, write them down somewhere else - just get them out and make them real. You canít fight a phantom, but you can fight something tangible. Keep writing as challenges crop up. Bit by bit, youíll just clear your brain of all your extra cargo and be left with a clean, spacious, smooth running vessel Ė which youíll need to hold your influx of triumphs, winnings and good vibes.
It's really good article with useful tips how to control yourself in a bad beat situations. Unfortunately I was in that kind of situation and experienced a serious downswing which led that I lost my bankroll in an hour or even less. I was really angry after few bad beats and did a lot of mistakes. It was a good lesson for me and now I will try to stay calm and keep my emotions. Thanks for the article.
The article is simple and informative. I beleive in effectiveness of these tips. I noted down the article and I think it can be very useful not only for beginners but also for experinced players who suffer from tilt from time to time.So as for me I feel tilt sometimes with certain reasons and my method is taking break. I recharge my brain and have higher level of motivation.GL all)))
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its my biggest problem... if l lost all in with super hand to stupid call like 89...
l will make all in with any card... its super when its at least 89.... l can relax after 5 minutes... and its great if lm not knocked out untill tilt goes away
I am reading The Mental Game of Poker in order to improve this leak in my game. I have gotten to the point where I can isolate the main reasons why I tilt, and realize when tilt is coming on. (Injustice tilt=bad beats, Hate losing tilt= not end sessions without a profit/ not being able to quit at when I'm ahead or playing poorly). For some reason though, I have a hard time quitting when I reach my tilt threshold or correcting my playing errors when I reach that threshold. Injustice tilt spurs the emotion of frustration, and hate losing tilt leads to either overconfidence or mild desperation to when money back.