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Dealing with tilt

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How do you cope with tilting? It costs me my bankroll each time i get tilted, any strategies to minimize the loses?
 
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I usually look at if I did get my chips in good or bad, you can run badly, then take a short break, if on the other hand you play badly well it time to take a few lessons ofline maybe ;)
 
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just try not to play tournaments that day and try to do things other than poker because if you are very into tilt, you will be very bad at playing other tournaments, I suggest you don't play that day or take a break
 
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Take a break. You can't win poker if you don't keep your cool. Good luck.
 
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Take a break usually helps. But you need to accept that bad beats will always happen in poker and sometimes you're going to make all the right decisions and still lose. After I start to see poker this way, I rarely tilt. If I know I made the right decisions, I just move on and don't let the bad beats affects me.
 
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Take a break, and learn from your mistakes...don't play with your entire bankroll + before every game (either a cash game or a tournament) accept an amount that you don't mind losing and don't think about it anymore, just enjoy the game! ;)
 
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Sometimes, when there is a bad streak, it is better to take a break (a little week), release the bad vibes and get back on track.
 
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How do you cope with tilting? It costs me my bankroll each time i get tilted, any strategies to minimize the loses?
If can't recover in time, for sure the game is lost. You do not need to cope with tilt if you don't get tilted! Why do you tilt? Bad beat, huge stack loss? Its all part of the game. Tell yourself it was just an unlucky hand, keep focus, & move on with the game.
 
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The first step is to implement some form of bankroll or budget management. Some reasonable numbers can be to always have at least 100 X the buyin of an MTT, you want to play, 50 X the buyin of a SnG and 30 X the full buyin of a cash game. In this way it will be almost impossible to lose all the money in just a single session or a single day. And if you have a tilt problem, then enforce these rules on yourself by setting playing limits on the site.

On pokerstars you can set limits individually for cash games, SnGs, tournaments, casino games and sports betting. So if your bankroll or balance in the account is 350$, then set the cash game limit to 10NL, the SnG limit to 5$ and the tournament limit to 3,3$. These can be changed later, but if you want to increase them, it takes 24 hours for the changes to take effect. So you cant chase after losses by suddenly jumping up and starting to play 25$ SnGs or 50NL cash games. If you have a tendency to go in the casino section to recoup losses, then seriously consider setting the casino limit to "dont play".

The second step is to get into a habit of ending your session, if you start to feel tilted. If you play cash games, end the session right away or at least, when the blinds come around again. If you play SnGs or MTTs, then stop buying into more games and concentrate on finish those, you already have running. It can also be a good idea to use some sort of stop-loss system. Like maybe if you lost 10% of your bankroll in a single session, then you are done for the day, even if you dont feel tilted.

The last step is to learn to tilt less. A lot has been written about this subject, but one of the best advices, I have seen, was in a recent post by another forum member. He wrote, that when he suffer a bad beat, then he ask himself, how much this will matter to him next year, next week or even tomorrow? And the answer is always "not at all". So why then care about it now? At the end of the day its just a game, and we are hopefully only playing with money, we can afford to lose. Finally there are books about tilt management. Many people recommend Jared Tendler "the mental game of poker".
 
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Time to sit out for awhile, bad beats are part of the game unfortunately, got to swallow it and move on if you can
 
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Breaaaaatheeee

Get away from the tables a moment... do something else and then return...

New mind, new results...
 
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I don't necessarily tilt, but come up against a lot of players who do. Best to just let them run out of juice by folding if it's obviously a tilt raise.
Those that do it, Best to just calm down and fold until you regain your focus and obtain a good hand.
 
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How do you cope with tilting? It costs me my bankroll each time i get tilted, any strategies to minimize the loses?
Bankroll management. This is a risk-adherence strategy that prevents bankroll losses. I always follow bankroll management in a disciplined way and thanks to this I have good results. My bankroll is only growing.
 
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Well, I used to withdraw whenever any of my poker sites went over $500. This would cool my tilt because I would tell myself, how can I complain when I am withdrawing $500 in winnings every 4 months. Now with so few forums and poker sites surviving since Black Friday, I notice I withdraw at the $100 or $200. level. Same sentence to calm myself down, do I really need to tilt, for any amount of time, if I just did a withdraw of profits in the last three months.
 
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How do you cope with tilting? It costs me my bankroll each time i get tilted, any strategies to minimize the loses?
Hi.
In order for your bankroll to be safe, you must first of all be a disciplined player. Without discipline, you will lose money over and over again. Discipline will allow you to limit yourself when necessary and adhere to bankroll management.
 
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I listen to meditation music while playing and that keep me calm when playing. I also meditate prior to playing may days. If I am in a good place when starting i usually wont tilt. If I do start to tilt or feel it coming on I stop playing as soon as passable.
 
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O, yeah, my favorite, the Tilt :mad:o_O:poop:!!!
I try not to let him run my game. I know I've made mistakes and lots of them since I keep losing. When I'm on tilt I do all kinds of stupid things, it costs me backroll (I keep playing dumb until the backroll goes down to 0), tight game (premium hands and so on), and a bunch of other things (my nerves on a fist place)...
 
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