Controlling your emotions is plain hard and not everyone can do it. After all most poker games
include large amounts of money to win or lose so there probably is a reason for you to get upset – but you can’t. There are tons and tons of different ways to keep your cool at the poker table. After a bad beat you should always get up and walk around. You have to “Walk it off” basically. Like an ankle sprain, your hurting real bad, and you have to get up, take some deep breaths, and keep the blood flowing. If you ever play in a poker tournament that takes those 15 minute breaks for smokers or for whatever reason you’ll find that those 15 minutes are substantial and crucial to winning and having a fresh mind – whether you get a bad beat or not. So it’s always good to take breaks, but you should make it mandatory if you have just been the victim of a very bad beat.