This is a discussion on How to deal with tilt after playing cash? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; 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,
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).
re: Poker & How to deal with tilt after playing cash?
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.
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.
Originally Posted by NickeLine22
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".
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Originally Posted by vittopio
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).
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.