Originally Posted by Arjonius
This is akin to treating the symptom rather than the cause. It's better, albeit harder, to train yourself to tilt less easily and less severely.
Yes, ideally you can raise your tilt threshold. However, there still is a threshold no matter how high you set it. I imagine the best players have far higher thresholds but they are still human after all.
Once you go on tilt, the only way is to just take a break.
Especially in online poker where you see so many hands, there are bound to be stretches where your sense of reality is questioned because how can KK/AA/QQ be cracked by garbage hands almost every time?
There are stretches where no matter what you do, you cannot win because villains don't fold and the cards fall against you, no matter how improbable.
Since competent players do not play like shit, you simply cannot be "evened" out in luck because you will be getting your money in there well ahead almost every time against these bad players so your chances of getting "lucky" are far and few between.
When the donk shoves with a gutshot against your made set and hit it right away on the turn, and you can get rescued with a paired board, will you hit it? Nope.
I've had gutshots hit on me 5 times in one day (and I single table and generally play no more than 200 per day). When that happens and you realize that your anus is red from abuse, there's no way to avoid tilt. At least for me. There's no coming back from that. So I quit and get them the next day.