Do You Have a "Winner's Tilt"?

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poker_bro

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Last evening I played cash games, everybody went all-in at the same table, and I won it. I scooped a very big pot(800BB).

I got very excited about that, and it's bad when it happens at the poker table, so I quit playing.

It was very difficult to fall asleep after that and having dreams about mansions, Ferraris and playboy girls in my Jacuzzi.

Okay, that’s not probably a definition of winner’s tilt, because I quit playing before it (yes, I have experience). My worst experience was when I won my biggest tournament and tripled my bankroll at the beginning of my career. Now I am the top pro player (my self-image back then) in the world and I can move stake up. One month and BOOF, those ridiculous thoughts as well my money was gone. Almost busted my bankroll.

It is rare to learn from success, but this time I realized it is a very big problem to me. It is not healthy to have a restless night after every big winning day.

How’s your experience with big winnings and what are your methods to overcome the winner's tilt?


 
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I dont think, I have ever had this problem. As for the big MTT win my advice would be to withdraw half the winning, and then play with the rest using the same bankroll management scheme, as you did before. Like never spending more than 1% on a single MTT. This will prevent you from moving up to fast and busting your roll. The money, you withdraw, can be used on rewarding yourself with something, you want, or to invest in poker training, software or hardware.
 
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I dont think, I have ever had this problem. As for the big MTT win my advice would be to withdraw half the winning, and then play with the rest using the same bankroll management scheme, as you did before. Like never spending more than 1% on a single MTT. This will prevent you from moving up to fast and busting your roll. The money, you withdraw, can be used on rewarding yourself with something, you want, or to invest in poker training, software or hardware.

Good advice. Seems you have very conservative bankroll management strategy. That's something I heard from book "treat your poker like a business"
 
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Hi poker_bro. In my experience, for one thing, I never move up stakes just because I have a BR to do so. That's a big mistake. It's also a mistake to start dreaming about becoming a pro player and winning big money. It's another mistake to stop playing and going back to play in the same day. I like what fundiver199 said. Withdraw some of your money. One question, and I will close this. At what stakes are you playing at, and what stakes did you move up to? GL to you
 
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Sticking to a strict bankroll management helps. I have heard this story many times. One big win gives you a sudden inflated ego and suddenly you think you can play with anyone only to come crashing down to earth along with the bankroll.

Stick to a proper bankroll management and you will find your proper level eventually (even if it ends up being anywhere but at a poker table)
 
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