Bad luck, how not to go into tilt.

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do not agree new style not enough information did you get in well? was there a mistake made in the hand? if not continue to play how you play.... honestly bad beats just happen move on
 
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Such periods happen to everyone, some go to other limits, take a break or try to play in a new style. What is better to do if this happened.

do not agree new style not enough information did you get in well? was there a mistake made in the hand? if not continue to play how you play.... honestly bad beats just happen move on

Hey tick, the OP wasn't making a statement/offering advice, I'm pretty sure they were asking a question but just didn't put a question mark at the end!

gallora, if you realise that you're on tilt, taking a break is probably the best thing to do until you stop steaming, otherwise you might lose your bankroll really fast! When you talk about some players going to other limits, I reckon you can split those players into two camps: the first camp is players who ARE on tilt because they've had some losses (because of bad play and/or bad luck) so they play HIGHER limits that they can't comfortably afford, to try and recoup their losses quicker. Those players are making a big mistake, they're likely to find themselves down to the felt before too long. The second camp is players who have had some losses but respect and follow basic Bankroll Management guidelines, so drop down to lower limits to make sure the game is still comfortably affordable for them with their particular size of bankroll. Those players are far more likely to build their way back up to the higher limits, and those players are almost certainly NOT on tilt! By the way, I agree with tick's advice that, if you've been playing well and making good decisions but are losing a lot simply because of bad luck with the cards, there's no need to change your playing style, just be patient, stick with it and, sooner or later, variance will even out and you'll get back to winning. Good luck at the tables, and have fun!
 
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Hey tick, the OP wasn't making a statement/offering advice, I'm pretty sure they were asking a question but just didn't put a question mark at the end!

gallora, if you realise that you're on tilt, taking a break is probably the best thing to do until you stop steaming, otherwise you might lose your bankroll really fast! When you talk about some players going to other limits, I reckon you can split those players into two camps: the first camp is players who ARE on tilt because they've had some losses (because of bad play and/or bad luck) so they play HIGHER limits that they can't comfortably afford, to try and recoup their losses quicker. Those players are making a big mistake, they're likely to find themselves down to the felt before too long. The second camp is players who have had some losses but respect and follow basic Bankroll Management guidelines, so drop down to lower limits to make sure the game is still comfortably affordable for them with their particular size of bankroll. Those players are far more likely to build their way back up to the higher limits, and those players are almost certainly NOT on tilt! By the way, I agree with tick's advice that, if you've been playing well and making good decisions but are losing a lot simply because of bad luck with the cards, there's no need to change your playing style, just be patient, stick with it and, sooner or later, variance will even out and you'll get back to winning. Good luck at the tables, and have fun!
also prefer to keep playing and not pause. Although I begin to play more carefully, I do not lose my game practice.
 
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I find it difficult to enter the game after a longer break. I mean breaks for more than a couple of weeks.
 
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if your style does not bring good results, you can change the style of play.


if you play well and lose one tournament you can take a break
 
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Sometimes it’s so unlucky that you miss the registration time for tournaments.
 
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I think everyone has a breaking point. Some higher, some lower.

Gotta try to keep self evaluating to see how you've been playing.

I've been on a never ending run of getting beat by inferior hands in AIPF showdowns. I've noticed that I've finally let it get to me as my play has deteriorated. Now I am even losing hands I SHOULD lose.

Hope to self correct starting now.
 
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one thing you can do is go over hands with some group of players..... see if you made mistakes?

if im on tilt or just cards screwing me i usually take a bit of walk if can 5 minutes dont play hands let it pass etc...

if like 3 hands get crushed in row when def should have won the 3 etc.. sometimes is first games of a night and i walk away...

this is the true beauty of poker.... confidence comes with seeing enough hands.... bad beats are part of that process... honestly only change if you have a strategy to implement and try etc.. then review... Reviewing you play is huge...

bad beats are bad beats so say your struggling at a certain time in tourneys and honestly if you had ACTED ahead of that time you might not run into that hand so to speak or if you do it doesnt matter cause your stack absorbs the loss...

this is the type of review im talking about.... so that bad beats? are an oh well get on horse and ride again :)
 
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Such periods happen to everyone, some go to other limits, take a break or try to play in a new style. What is better to do if this happened.


Try watching this and doing the exercises


You may be surprised at how much a little writing can really help!
 
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Such periods happen to everyone, some go to other limits, take a break or try to play in a new style. What is better to do if this happened.


Get to the root of the issue and settle your emotions so they won't ruin your sessions!!!


Other ways to recover are just taking a break, taking a walk, clearing your mind and resetting.

Be motivated to play your best poker rather than to just make money and naturally you should find yourself entering into a state where you're enjoying things and less likely to get upset. :icon_comp
 
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When you can feel yourself tilting there are a few easy things to do to get yourself back to your A game.

1) Take a break. This can be anything from 5 minutes to make yourself a cup of tea to a couple of weeks complete break from the game.
2) Drop down a level or two. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. If the Poker Gods have deemed it's your turn to have your Aces cracked 10 times in a row, better to do this at $0.05/$0.10 than $0.50/$1.00, right?
3) Analyse your game. Review your hands honestly. Are you making the right plays? If you're not sure, have someone who plays a similar level, or higher to you and you respect their game to analyse it with you. They might see something you are missing. If, after an honest analysis of your game you can say that you're are still playing good poker, this should generally make you feel good about your game and therefore remove the tilt.
 
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You have to stop and see what you did right and wrong in the old style and try to absorb it for your new style, your style will surely change from the beginning so you will have to absorb the good things and discard the old style mistakes
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I don’t know if there is bad luck or not, but today again my AA vs Naked 8 were killed on the river. You can always say that this is poker, but when it happens so often in heads-up, it’s not nice.:mad:
 
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When i have bad luck i take myself tilt.I cant change my strategy and game style! :(
Sometimes i take little break , some weeks and i play again! :)
 
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I myself often fall into tilt, how to manage this ?,,
 
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Such periods happen to everyone, some go to other limits, take a break or try to play in a new style. What is better to do if this happened.



Thank U 4 Posting

Your question seems to be tilt focused. If so then you need to address what is causing the tilt directly not indirectly.
Changing your play would suggest you would be winning and therefore not tilting.
Taking a break means not playing and therefore not tilting.

They are not solutions to tilt. Just avoidance of tilt stimuli.
Losing is part of poker it cannot be avoided.

Tilt is an emotional irrational response to outside stimulus. We can work on our EQ so that we do not respond irrationally to outside stimulus.

The best thing for you to do is get Jared Tendler's books "The Mental Game of Poker vol 1 & 2"

These books help you identify the issues behind your tilt and then give you strategies to limit the effects of these issues. There is no better resource available and the books in digital format are about $10 U.S. each.

Hope this helps
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Once again, lost with AA. But with each subsequent loss I begin to play more calmly than before.
 
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Realign your expectations. Better tilt control comes over time after playing an enormous volume of games. The better question is why you expect that bad beats won't happen to you.
 
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If you notice bad luck is affecting your play, quit.

If you suffer X number of enemas due to online magic, quit. For me, X is 3 losing three all ins in a row where villain has 8 outs or less when all the chips go in. Online, that happens more frequently for me than winning 3 all ins in a row where I am the big fav.

When the online magic is strong, only way to counter is not play.

(This assumes you are a +EV player)
 
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take a break....remember that bad plays and players are the only way some people can win over time
 
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I pause the game, until I stabilize again. I study some basic concepts, and when I see that I feel good, I go back to the game.:ridinghor:icon_stud:musicus::icon_thum;)
 
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Normally when I lose several hands in a row or some fish takes me off the table, I prefer to stop playing for a few minutes or maybe a couple of hours until I forget about that and recover my level.
 
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