It influences a lot and requires skills to control them, it is not an easy thing considering that during the game you move from one state to another very quickly
Yes. Poker is a very "people-oriented" game and emotions play a lot into the human psyche.
Sure, poker is also about statistics and risk management, but first and foremost it is an emotional game. The best players can control their emotions - not necessarily "poker-faced" all the time, but at least not going on tilt.
All the things have different ways to think about... When we think in emotion the first thing that come on mind are about the bad emotions, that can make we play worse. Let me take another thought way, have you saw Daniel Negreanu playing? Some times he use his feeling to decide what to do, When more you play, more you will understand some moves and bets, depending of your ability you will take some decisions in pilot automatic, and in these case you will use your emotion, based on your ability on poker, and will play better. Per exemple, imagine you have enough reads of certain player, but in a crazy move your emotional tells you to call, cause he are bluffing, It's your conscious telling you through emotions that you have to take this action.
I think dominating your emotions is one of the most important skills that you can learn to be successful in poker. I already read a lot of stories of good poker players, even pros, that ended up going broke because they could not control their emotions and started to play above their limites.
a lot since through emotions we get to make mistakes when losing an important hand, sometimes it is best not to get carried away by emotions because you will make more mistakes that can lead you to be eliminated from said tournament
today i played the twitch freeroll i busted just before the bubble
but i kept following game play from a specific player and every hand he shoved with he won
i mean he would have some good hands but the majority were complete trash like j2 310 i mean i can go on an on and he made it to the final table 3rd place like how bad players win good players loose, this does demotivate me at times
Originally Posted by Goughy88
Emotions are one of the biggest areas of poker, like you wont find someone beating 200nl+ that hasnt put in a lot of hours into their mental game.
i have said this many times learning to control your emotions is key to wining at poker
I think that the more experience you have in the game, the less you are exposed to the negative influence of emotions !!! It is also very important not to play for the money that you are not ready to lose and to play the level of limits at which you will feel comfortable emotionally !!!
Emotions are from the most important things in the game. You must be in a good condition, in order to have good results. You should not get carried away from the good times and of course from the bad times!
A great deal. Imagine you're on a hot streak. Kerp hitting all your draws, winning all the coinflips, really feeling like you're playing your A game. Now you take a bad beat. How do you feel now? Took the wind right out of your sails. It's easy to become emotionally invested in the game because of the nature of the risk, reward, and uncertainty. Personally, one of my biggest leaks is chasing losses, or trying to "get back" at the person who sucked out on me (or if we're being honest, I just played poorly against). It's tricky keeping emotions out of it, but learning to distance them from the outcomes, WIN or LOSE means a solid game over time.
Hi! I think emotions affect the game a lot. Bad mood, anger and irritation make you play more aggressively, risky, it can ruin everything. Excessive fear also spoils the game, because opportunities to play a successful hand are missed, the stack melts and the player becomes vulnerable . A sluggish, sad mood creates a passive game when everything is on the machine. When a player is in a good mood, they can think better. That's how I see it. You need to be able to manage your emotions during the game. But I don't always succeed.
Emotions are serious factor to the poker game. Very frequently they can cause you to make wrong decision or give free information to your opponents so controlling emotions is very important skill for the game.
I like poker as a game, a lot of different emotions and the joy of victory is one of the many reasons why I play poker. If I lose, my pulse quickens, my palms start to sweat. I try to get out of the game in a timely manner, at the moment when emotions are about to begin to gush over the edge. I just go to drink some water and close the program.
I have been playing poker for over 10 years and for the last 5 years emotions have not affected my game in any way. I have learned to focus only on my decisions and this allows me to profit from the game.
Over time, having played a lot of poker, I apply what poker leads me to be in my daily life. Everything is easier for me, I am more patient, I learned to know how to wait to control emotions. Dream and prepare to achieve that dream
Emotions influence any aspect of life and poker does not escape from them, if you let other players bother you, if you react negatively, if you are too excited and a bad hand lowers your self-esteem, all these factors affect the type of game that you can generate in the poker tables, I think that the colder and more calculating you are, the better for the game. Regards.
Emotions come naturally. The higher stakes you play, in ring games; the closer to the final tables you get, the faster your heartbeats tendes to get. But the better players deal with all of these stuffs.
__________________ "A man's true feelings come out in a Poker game"
I’m a fairly cool headed and relaxed person to begin with, so I know that helps. For the most part I don’t even have to think about keeping my emotions in check, but there are times when a monster appears after a bad beat. Luckily, the monster goes back inside by the next hand or 2 .
As time goes by and I play more poker I am even less bothered by much of anything on the poker table. Plus, I have my poker playin husband I can vent to and that helps a lot. You should hear us in our house, all the venting back and forth that can take place when we are both playing, its really quite comical. So much cussing Haha!!!
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus
Emotions lead to stupid actions that guarantee the loss of money or a good chance to win. But it's very difficult to keep your emotions in order. This requires extensive experience in self-control. Not everyone can boast of such a skill. Poker does not forgive a bad emotional or mental state.
The ideal is not to allow emotions to influence your decisions because if you do you could end up losing everything ... for this reason I try to make my decisions based on reasoned criteria such as my statistics on a player, the notes and reading about some game pattern
We are all human so emotions do come into playing poker. Some control them better than others, and even the best pros have "mindset" coaches that help them with that. Just keep improving and using your emotions to your advantage.