How to deal with tilt after playing cash?

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When I go all-in with JJ, QQ, KK, AKs, my opponent always has AA. And when I manage to see the flop with pocket cards, there will be overcards on the flop every time...:(:(:(
 
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Maybe you should try another tactic of the game, play, not go all-in, act depending on the situation. You can also pause the game, close poker, go for a walk, or do something that has long wanted to do, but put everything off. And after a while, return to the poker table to win).
 
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When I go all-in with JJ, QQ, KK, AKs, my opponent always has AA. And when I manage to see the flop with pocket cards, there will be overcards on the flop every time...:(:(:(
No, it's just selective memory! Try to record your own and other people's moves per session ( I'm sure the result will surprise you).
 
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The variance of Poker is the beast that lurks in the shadows... & ultimately what deters aspiring players from Succeeding.

Our goal should be not to focus on winning, any specific hand, but to analyze & improve our strategy w/ solid foundations and reasoning.
 
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I’m such a competent tournament player, but the complete opposite in cash. So I’ve long stopped tilting after playing cash. What I have done is work on my cash game leaks playing play money on pokerstars. Basically I’ve learned to play 2 fewer hands an orbit and fold to large river bets unless my Spidey sense says that’s a bluff. I’m seeing much better results playing 5c/10c cash on ACR. Still waiting on my laptop so I can resume playing tournaments.
 
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When I go all-in with JJ, QQ, KK, AKs, my opponent always has AA.

It seem very unlikely, that your opponents ONLY stack off AA preflop in general. So most likely there is some selective memory at work here? But that being said, if your opponents only stack off very nutted hands, then stop calling 5-bets and maybe add a few more bluffs to your own 5-betting range.

And when I manage to see the flop with pocket cards, there will be overcards on the flop every time...:(:(:(

Just because there is an overcard on the board, does not mean, your opponents always have it. You need to learn to deal with these situations and do a reasonable combination of pot control, light value betting and bluff catching rather than go "oh crap it came K72, and I have JJ, so now I am going to lose".
 
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Bad beat. DON T continue with restrating any other games, just thake 30 min pause. Have a drink, go oustide. and dont set in your setting automatic rebuy!
 
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It took me a long time to not tilt when I get a bad beat. I just remember I got it in good and they did not. You did not make the mistake and they did. Many players will play there aces super fast so they dont lose but over time they will win 80% of the time. We always remember those horrible moment but he is the real question....... Do you ever remember the bad beat you are winning?

You also need to remember poker is a long term game. It does not matter what happens today or this week or month. Its the long term we need to worry about. Here is what happened to me this year. One one site I went with no cashes for the 1st month of the year. The fist 9 days were the same. By the end of march I was not just even but well up for the year. Was I worried about the downswing? Nope. I knew it would turn.
 
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Make a review of the session played and see if you really made the best decisions and do not conclude by analyzing only the final result of the hand.
 
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today i lost everything going all in with a full house against a higher full house in a cash game . the only thing that can heal the pain is time
 
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Whenever I get pissed off at the game, I usually go and play my guitar, or take my dog for a walk, or just alt+f4 every single window and decide I'm not gonna play td lol.
 
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When I go all-in with JJ, QQ, KK, AKs, my opponent always has AA. And when I manage to see the flop with pocket cards, there will be overcards on the flop every time...:(:(:(


It sounds to me mate like you could use a nice complete strategy to work with

Here's a nice playlist for it http://gripsed.com/win

As for the tilt related question specifically. Here are a couple of key videos on that topic.



Hope those help you out mate, the more you learn the more you'll earn!
 
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Whenever i played bad or running bad in cash games, i usually switch to tournaments where i can think of hands better and gain my confidence again.
 
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The way I see it, you're under the impression that bad things happened to you.
We tend to think that way when the probability of something happening is low.
 
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Simply try to play as optimal as possible .Variance happens .I had so many times my A10+ get sucked out on by A2-A9.Top pocket pairs beat by trash hands and so on .
You just need to regroup , take a break ,and remember why you are playing this .Anyone that beats you by luck will win now ,but in the long run if you are a decent to moderate player you can actually make some money .Just don't get tilted .Good luck !
 
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No need to go all in with pocket pairs. Cash game is not a tournament poker game. You can get a big benefit from any hand that looks much worse on the preflop, but gets incredible strength on the flop and other streets. The blinds also don't rush you. It is important to play calmly and not put most of your stack in one hand.
 
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I do not think it is a selective memory. It happens to me all the time too, but I do not complain. When I have KK, someone else has AA. I run into AA with my AA only once during my career in a live poker and with KK, I run into AA only once in my live poker career. As I said, I do not complain, that is online poker.
And how to deal with tilt? Few tips:
1. Get up and do not play, at least few hands.
2. Analyze your hand and ask yourself what could you have done better if possible.
3. Get a chocolate or good meal - good meal releases dopamine so you will jump into better mood.

No, it's just selective memory! Try to record your own and other people's moves per session ( I'm sure the result will surprise you).
 
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i just chill and netflix nothing we can do with the cruel variance in the world
 
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With high pockets,connectors, suited, rules do apply..

The internal rule getting dealt a high pockets, suits, connectors, is, "It's my day, catching these cards, I'm shoving."
The variance rule is: almost every hand can be beat by another combination.
Going forward, try to take screen shots, of: preflop, flop, turm, river. Then you can go back and see how often your shoves got through. And what the cards are you lost to. It may be valuable just to see, with screenshots, every step in your win or loss.
If you track your play for a period, you will see how profitable your auto-shove strategy was, vs your normal play.
 
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I am not often on tilt, since I always choose cash-out and therefore I mostly lose money to bad decisions, but there are still spots, where I know what they have and they make bad calls and still get there. But to answer your question, I usually stop playing for like 1 or 2 hours and then try to decide, if I am able to not play on tilt anymore, if I still am i probably wait for the next day.
 
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I think if you do the right thing then you will always go in the black and win because it's just accidents that prevent you from playing right, do training every day and you'll be getting better every day, each other
 
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Hey, I think you should just take a little break. Take a break from the game for a while.

Believe me, you will return with renewed vigor ;)
 
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When I go all-in with JJ, QQ, KK, AKs, my opponent always has AA. And when I manage to see the flop with pocket cards, there will be overcards on the flop every time...:(:(:(
If this happens every time, why do you keep playing cash games?
You didn't think about it???
Maybe you should just focus on tournaments.
 
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Wish it was easier.

But I have to remind myself of my breathing.

But sometimes the daily stress along with some bad beats and money losses makes it really hard to concentrate or even realize that I'm tilting.
 
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