For example, I lose my entire bankroll. Or finished playing and go to rest to calm down. I can watch a movie, read a book or listen to music. It really helps to relax
I have never lost my entire Bankroll, to do so is like breaking an unwritten rule "Never bet more than you are willing to lose".
I have bought into games and even before I touch a card I say to myself "That money is dead and gone" or "That money is not mine, It is part of the Prize pool" It is my job then to try and win as much as I possibly can, and generally speaking you cannot possibly win it all as some will go to other places 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.
So I play as good as I can, and if I make the money, I am satisfied, I tried my best, If I win then sure I am ecstatic, being in 1st place is everyone's intention, but don't knock yourself out if you only finish 2nd or 3rd you must surely have doubled your buy-in, so you are still in profit.
I have gone on "Tilt" so many times in Cash games I barely can count on them, but I never buy-in for more than I can afford to lose, and if I lose everything I bought in for I go home, sleep on it and say there is always another game. I have seen some men win a small fortune playing roulette
, then go and lose it all in a cash poker game
, Why? There is no sense in it.
It is the same when going to a Racetrack and losing a fortune on the horses, you always keep enough back for a taxi ride home!