[QUOTE=burton_boy;810991]Not much you can do other than simply get over it.
ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE! TILT IS VERY, VERY FIXABLE... BUT IT DOES TAKE A LOT OF WORK
Originally Posted by Raphael
I've been playing for about a year now, and so far it seems like my biggest leak by far is tilt.
This is far worse when I play live than online. Playing online, it is quite easy to just stop playing when on tilt. When I play tournaments online - I also tend to prefer HORSE simply because when the game switches, it's easier for me to start fresh.
But live is another story. I'm a lousy hold-em player, and prefer omaha hi-lo. Perhaps I've gone to Vegas for the weekend, and waited an hour or two for a spot at the Omaha table. It's just not easy to pack up after a couple of hours if I'm on tilt - say after having my aces full lose to quads in a large pot.
So I take a break, walk around, etc, and come back after a half hour. But, I'm still not playing my A game.
Suggestions? (other than living next to a casino)
Tilt comes in MANY different shapes and sizes, but learning how to get a handle on it will make a huge impact on your game. There are so many "tilt-factors," it would take me all night to list them...
EX: Ego-tilt, angry-tilt (all % of anger from kinda to extremely...), entitlement-tilt, trash-tilt, tired-tilt, stuck-tilt, winning a lot-tilt (****y, arrogant, best in world mindset), taking a shot today-tilt, too aggressive-tilt, too passive-tilt, embarrassed-tilt, revenge-tilt... mad at my wife-tilt... on-and-on ...
Any time you're not playing your best game, YOU'RE TILTING! It's just a matter of degrees, types, and the duration of your TILTS!
Most people think of tilt as pure anger and negative emotion, but TILT is so much more, as stated above. There is no easy answer, but there is an easy beginning:
1. Write down "your specific types of TILT." Be totally honest w/ yourself. You're TILTING in different ways than just getting angry... write them all down.
2. Recognize when, why, and how often you tilt (also write them down).
That's where we'll start.
My eyes totally opened up after I began looking at the affects of TILT in this way: When I was playing my best, I would win 2 BB/hr... When I was not playing my best (TILTING), I'd lose 5 BB/hr! Do the long-term math...
I immediately began making LESS TILTING my #1 priority!
Rapheal, write the above suggestions down, and keep us updated! STEP 3 NEXT!