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So i finf myself today in tilted state that has affected ever game i have played today, how can i get away from the curse of tilt :(
 
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No way to get away from tilt, it is a state of mind. If you have made the right call, then it should be an easy transition regardless of the results. We want villains to come from behind on hands, right? Some point they get lucky, accept it. We want that too, otherwise they would never deposit and give more money away.

Making a mistake can take a little more discipline to get back in to the game. You have to evaluate the call, correct it and then move on. Nothing can change the results of a played hand, besides they we we play it in the future. Hardest part to accept in this game is doing something absolutely correct but not winning. Played correctly is the win, just not the intended result.
 
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Yes;) has a tactic for you to get rid of tilt sim in 72 hours.I'll teach you. Stay 3 days without playing Poker. You have to make your brain forget about irritation. In these 3 days try to sleep more than 9 hours of sleep. Watch some of the movies you like best. Eat foods you like best. Go to places that make you happy. Talk to people who cheer and cheer you up. Do this in the 3 days to increase your high esteem. On the fourth day you can go back to playing poker that you sent the tilt to the forgetfulness zone. Be happy even if you lose.;)
 
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Don't blame the cards, you know this game is all about variance and long term. Simply go to the next hand, play your best and so on. Yet if you lose control of your emotions just take 3 deep breathes, while you calm down and regain control (I saw that in a YouTube video with Daniel Negreanu - it does help)
 
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So i finf myself today in tilted state that has affected ever game i have played today, how can i get away from the curse of tilt :(


Hey mate!

Tilt is super tough, but definitely something that can be overcome in both the short run and the long run. When I was early in my career I found the higher limits I was playing and the longer hours (and lack of nutrition) I was playing often led me to tilt.


Another thing that was very important to be in being able to overcome tilt and play better was to take care of everything else in life that was stressing me before I sat down to play. (This is much more involved work, but it's super worth doing and has SO MUCH BENEFIT!)


Finally, if you're looking for a nice read which really settles the nerves and helps you realize that you're not alone in this issue. Along with many solutions on top of those that have been shared in this thread, then this book will change your life!

https://www.amazon.com/Mental-Game-Poker-Strategies-Confidence/dp/0615436137

Hope you are able to overcoming your challenges and experience more success and happiness in life as a result. Good luck & Happy stackin my friend!
 
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No way to get away from tilt, it is a state of mind. If you have made the right call, then it should be an easy transition regardless of the results. We want villains to come from behind on hands, right? Some point they get lucky, accept it. We want that too, otherwise they would never deposit and give more money away.

Making a mistake can take a little more discipline to get back in to the game. You have to evaluate the call, correct it and then move on. Nothing can change the results of a played hand, besides they we we play it in the future. Hardest part to accept in this game is doing something absolutely correct but not winning. Played correctly is the win, just not the intended result.


Love this post. Realistic expectations and realizing we're not going to win every hand/play perfectly in ever spot really helps to alleviate a lot of stress. Thank you for sharing MrPokerVerse!
 
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Don't blame the cards, you know this game is all about variance and long term. Simply go to the next hand, play your best and so on. Yet if you lose control of your emotions just take 3 deep breathes, while you calm down and regain control (I saw that in a YouTube video with Daniel Negreanu - it does help)


This is awesome advice about the breathing!

Sometimes it can also just be an effect of sitting uncomfortably for a long time.
I learned that while I was travelling in Australia playing online and share the insights here

 
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Yes;) has a tactic for you to get rid of tilt sim in 72 hours.I'll teach you. Stay 3 days without playing Poker. You have to make your brain forget about irritation. In these 3 days try to sleep more than 9 hours of sleep. Watch some of the movies you like best. Eat foods you like best. Go to places that make you happy. Talk to people who cheer and cheer you up. Do this in the 3 days to increase your high esteem. On the fourth day you can go back to playing poker that you sent the tilt to the forgetfulness zone. Be happy even if you lose.;)


LOVE THIS! Just, the best advice, so good :)

I think if OP follows all the suggestions offered in this thread he's never going to have a tilt problem again. All about finding the balance, keeping poker in perspective, and enjoying life :)
 
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I've read a lot about fighting tilt, but unfortunately, apart from a pause in the game, nothing works for me! I think this is the greatest skill in poker, the ability to win tilt!
 
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I'd like to use golf as an example here, specifically, Tiger Woods. When he makes a bad shot, he gets angry and curses. It's a perfectly normal and expected reaction when something doesn't go right. The key is, he allows himself to release the tension and stress that results from what just happened, processes that, and moves on.

In effect, he has just compartmentalized something that put him on tilt, but now he's completely focused on his next shot. Okay, I'm dating myself a little bit with this reference, but my point is, he was doing this when he was the best player in the world.

To get upset with an undesirable outcome is perfectly alright and it's okay to let that steam out. Some people are extremely verbal when doing it, others, not as much. But the key is the same here - about getting over what made you upset as quickly as possible so that you're ready for your next golf shot, or in poker, the next hand. Many players will get up from the table, walk away and a hand or two off, then they sit back down and resume playing.

We all cope differently of course, and many of the resources that others have posted in here are all tools to be utilized to help you recover faster.

I think the one less constructive way of coping is to keep it bottled up, because over time, it's going to build up and the release will be more extreme, which is even worse. It can, in a poker sense, be even more costly than releasing what made you upset earlier, and more gradually.
 
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No way to get away from tilt, it is a state of mind. If you have made the right call, then it should be an easy transition regardless of the results. We want villains to come from behind on hands, right? Some point they get lucky, accept it. We want that too, otherwise they would never deposit and give more money away.

Making a mistake can take a little more discipline to get back in to the game. You have to evaluate the call, correct it and then move on. Nothing can change the results of a played hand, besides they we we play it in the future. Hardest part to accept in this game is doing something absolutely correct but not winning. Played correctly is the win, just not the intended result.


I hate this the most and it ruins my game play and frustrates me, like 3 bet pree flop 3 persons in flop 7 k 10, 96 off goes all in a7 off calls and i have qj i should fold as thats the safe way but i have open ended with two streets to go, i call . A7 wins pot , i rage quit after that.
 
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Yes;) has a tactic for you to get rid of tilt sim in 72 hours.I'll teach you. Stay 3 days without playing Poker. You have to make your brain forget about irritation. In these 3 days try to sleep more than 9 hours of sleep. Watch some of the movies you like best. Eat foods you like best. Go to places that make you happy. Talk to people who cheer and cheer you up. Do this in the 3 days to increase your high esteem. On the fourth day you can go back to playing poker that you sent the tilt to the forgetfulness zone. Be happy even if you lose.;)
This is great suggestion and i will try it. I sometimes forget that patience goes a long way and is the biggest wrench in my game.
 
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Don't blame the cards, you know this game is all about variance and long term. Simply go to the next hand, play your best and so on. Yet if you lose control of your emotions just take 3 deep breathes, while you calm down and regain control (I saw that in a YouTube video with Daniel Negreanu - it does help)
Link please if you have it, kid poker <3
 
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Hey mate!

Tilt is super tough, but definitely something that can be overcome in both the short run and the long run. When I was early in my career I found the higher limits I was playing and the longer hours (and lack of nutrition) I was playing often led me to tilt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyUOQ91cpy8

Another thing that was very important to be in being able to overcome tilt and play better was to take care of everything else in life that was stressing me before I sat down to play. (This is much more involved work, but it's super worth doing and has SO MUCH BENEFIT!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of-owVCW6kI

Finally, if you're looking for a nice read which really settles the nerves and helps you realize that you're not alone in this issue. Along with many solutions on top of those that have been shared in this thread, then this book will change your life!

https://www.amazon.com/Mental-Game-Poker-Strategies-Confidence/dp/0615436137

Hope you are able to overcoming your challenges and experience more success and happiness in life as a result. Good luck & Happy stackin my friend!



Thank you for sharing, i will watch often if same is felt in future and try to engrain patience in my mind. Im also often not following bankroll rules thinking ill make a breakthrough in that "one big game" then try again at same buyin to "win back" n then my stack is blown.
 
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I'd like to use golf as an example here, specifically, Tiger Woods. When he makes a bad shot, he gets angry and curses. It's a perfectly normal and expected reaction when something doesn't go right. The key is, he allows himself to release the tension and stress that results from what just happened, processes that, and moves on.

In effect, he has just compartmentalized something that put him on tilt, but now he's completely focused on his next shot. Okay, I'm dating myself a little bit with this reference, but my point is, he was doing this when he was the best player in the world.

To get upset with an undesirable outcome is perfectly alright and it's okay to let that steam out. Some people are extremely verbal when doing it, others, not as much. But the key is the same here - about getting over what made you upset as quickly as possible so that you're ready for your next golf shot, or in poker, the next hand. Many players will get up from the table, walk away and a hand or two off, then they sit back down and resume playing.

We all cope differently of course, and many of the resources that others have posted in here are all tools to be utilized to help you recover faster.

I think the one less constructive way of coping is to keep it bottled up, because over time, it's going to build up and the release will be more extreme, which is even worse. It can, in a poker sense, be even more costly than releasing what made you upset earlier, and more gradually.



Thanks for the advise, this is also appreciated.

Ps. Always liked that funny quote "if you call, ill show"

I also show my hand alot when im winning which im trying to stop.
 
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How I control tilt, when I take breaks and come back I will play shorter games, like sit n goes, so when I start losing patience I can take a break and come back. this gets me into the swing of taking bad beats too.. you just gotta get into the swing of takin them and knowing that even the best players go on 60+ BI downswings.
 
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It is overcome by accepting that they are game situations, that you can win with the worst game and you can lose with the best hand, if you feel that nothing will beat you, you are in trouble, you must accept that there is always a chance of losing with something not imagined, think of 100k plays then one shouldn't make you go crazy, over time if you make good moves it will just be an anecdote to lose some amazing hands. On the other hand it is also very good to take a break maybe if you go into tilt mode.
 
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I hate this the most and it ruins my game play and frustrates me, like 3 bet pree flop 3 persons in flop 7 k 10, 96 off goes all in a7 off calls and i have qj i should fold as thats the safe way but i have open ended with two streets to go, i call . A7 wins pot , i rage quit after that.

Are you using pot odds to call or implied odds? Are you 3 betting in early position with QJ?
 
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Take a break

So i finf myself today in tilted state that has affected ever game i have played today, how can i get away from the curse of tilt :(


I think the best way to recover from it is to understand that poker has got a luck factor too at first.
Then you should take a break for like a day. After this break you should have recovered ;)
 
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Once you tilt. finish the games you're in and close the poker site and do something else and take the break, at least 1 day i would recommend.

maybe play lower stakes aswell and use the money you can lose to avoid tilt.

also try to play a few games a day and not more than what you set your own limits with.

maybe try to listening to music works for me also makes me play better.

gl on your journey to not tilt. :)
 
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