What helps you handle TILT?

GreGo

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Tilt.
It's like an crucial beast hiden deep into your consciousness.
It's watching you.
It's waiting for only chance to breaking into your composure.
If you let it in - futher only defeat.


"Going on tilt" is when a player becomes enraged about something and starts making ill-advised plays based purely on emotion.







And some advice that help you to fight with tilt:
1. Introspection(don't forget: if you are not ruling emotions-emotions will rules you)
2.Prevention better then cure(don't let tilt reign)
3. It has already sunk it's little toxic claws into you? Two words: stop playing! Take a rest, change your activity.

P.S. WHAT'S YOUR BEST WAY TO DETECT AND COMBAT AGAINST TILT?
 
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Tilt.
It's like an crucial beast hiden deep into your consciousness.
It's watching you.
It's waiting for only chance to breaking into your composure.
If you let it in - futher only defeat.


"Going on tilt" is when a player becomes enraged about something and starts making ill-advised plays based purely on emotion.

And some advice that help you to fight with tilt:
1. Introspection(don't forget: if you are not ruling emotions-emotions will rules you)
2.Prevention better then cure(don't let tilt reign)
3. It has already sunk it's little toxic claws into you? Two words: stop playing! Take a rest, change your activity.

P.S. WHAT'S YOUR BEST WAY TO DETECT AND COMBAT AGAINST TILT?



I can only answer based on my own experience.
As soon as I sit down at the tables and at some point the thought begins to come to me that the poker room or the honest giveaway generator should let me win, I understand that I am in a pre-tilt state, and that a couple more, three unlucky distributions and I can lose control and I leaving the tables.
 
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I spend about 15 minutes without a game I'm going to have coffee
 
jaymfc

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experience :) eventually, you understand bad beats are part of the game.
still hurts but I move on instantly. when beat by a trash hand I dwell on it for a minute but don't change my play.
it doesn't change so you have to :)
 
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easy,,, :canabis: :smokin::marchmell
 
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Verbalizing the thought process is my favorite tip -- Making sure to say out loud what you're doing and why. That way there's no instant bad decision-making which is what we are all naturally drawn to in a tilt state, for example quickly calling a big raise pre-flop with T6s.
 
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Actually I've found helpful to play a little play money. You can relax, play for fun, cheer up with easy wins. And after chilling the tilt out you can come back to your normal play.
 
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Keep emotions out of the game and don't become results oriented. Rinse and Repeat. Just a thought.
 
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get out... take a coffe... make some exercicies... then you came back
 
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For me, it’s bankroll management that I need to be strict with to have more control of my tilt.

I tends to put my winning moneys in separate account and treat them as “play money” . I keep telling myself it’s Monopoly money so who cares if I lose them. I know it’s weird but that what helped me to keep my emotion in check.

P.S. Jared Tandler’s book, “Mental Poker” s a great reading if you are interested.
 
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The best way is to save up all that repressed tilt anger and go to one of those places where you can smash things to your hearts desire. That way you don’t break any of your things or kill your spouse.
 
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Oddly enough I started to listen to mediation music when I play. No only did I find myself in a better place emotionally, I found I concentrated more and played better poker this way. And when that bad beat happens, I did not tilt much at all any more.
 
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The best way is to save up all that repressed tilt anger and go to one of those places where you can smash things to your hearts desire. That way you don’t break any of your things or kill your spouse.


True story.

I hosted a poker 8 years ago. I was drunk at that time. We had fun good time. Then next morning when I went to the bathroom and there’s a HUGE HOLE in the wall. I was furious and asked my friends who did this? No one answered. That was it. I never host poker ever again in my place.
 
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playing in comfortable stakes and going outside and having a cigarette.
 
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Anyone who plays micro stakes at pokerstars, if they don't know how to control tilt, will live tilted, so bad beat happens there.
As, for now, I only play there, tilt doesn't even affect me anymore
 
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I remind myself that I made a good decision and we have to expect bad beats. It is part of playing poker.

Then I remind myself that I have another game soon in my future, to correct any mistakes I may have made in my game.
 
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During the game it helps me a lot to drink something. That makes me more concentrate and sure about my movements. Once i feel tilt, i try to calm down and as soon as i am able, i stop playing till the moment that i feel peaceful and my will is strong. That moment may come in some hours but the best option is to leave a day to pass.
 
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I just don't tilt, and to do that I just tell myself I'm not going to. That hand that could make me tilt is in the past. There is nothing I can do about it, so why should I get all upset and start losing even more. I start thinking about how I'm going to get my money back, and telling myself I will. Most of the time I do too. But we all lose at one time or another.
 
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I'm in full control of my tilt.
How???

I'm always on tilt
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Zapahlohotrona

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I never won tilt. It seems to me everything is individual here. I always tilt after moving and can not cope with it.
 
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No matter how much I try to fight this infection, something does not work.I think it is necessary to devote a lot of time to this-to become a Buddha OR YOGA.It's very hard to control yourself when you lose money.
 
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If my percentage of wins (getting to the top places) for the evening is less than 50%, then I am on tilt, and I need a break, a few days or even weeks, I sum up the results after analyzing the last games.
 
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No matter how bad the beat I compliment the winning hand . Helps me stay focused.
 
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using play chips on poker stars taught me - over time, over a number of years - how silly it is to tilt, or to get overly emotional over a simple card game.

play chips are free, so there was no cost paid for the valuable lesson I learned on Stars, which makes it even more amazing to listen to how many people tell me there's no value to play chip poker, its brainless poker... well yeah, that's kind of the point. Why would I get angry over "braindead poker"? Oh I used to, for sure. But I took hundreds if not thousands of bad beats at the play chips, and yet I still climbed the ladder as I slowly profited my way to the top of the heap. One day in the middle of it, the light bulb went off and I realized how immature I had been by reacting emotionally to the results of my card games. From then on I quickly "changed my ways", I became a nicer person at the tables when exiting, complimenting others instead of insulting them (or thinking insulting thoughts if I didn't outright voice them). Those days are long since over, and every lesson learned at the play chips has translated over in full to the real money Cardschat freerolls and such. I never ever tilt these days, I don't see any point to it nor am I ever in a spot where I feel any anger welling up inside me. Usually I burst out with a good belly laugh, but those kind of emotions are perfectly okay and healthy. Instead of getting angry at the world, I laugh at the absurdity of that one-outer hitting the river, laughing at the universe, which can be a very funny place indeed sometimes, if you have the proper perspective with which to see it. :D
 
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Tilt.
It's like an crucial beast hiden deep into your consciousness.
It's watching you.
It's waiting for only chance to breaking into your composure.
If you let it in - futher only defeat.


"Going on tilt" is when a player becomes enraged about something and starts making ill-advised plays based purely on emotion.







And some advice that help you to fight with tilt:
1. Introspection(don't forget: if you are not ruling emotions-emotions will rules you)
2.Prevention better then cure(don't let tilt reign)
3. It has already sunk it's little toxic claws into you? Two words: stop playing! Take a rest, change your activity.

P.S. WHAT'S YOUR BEST WAY TO DETECT AND COMBAT AGAINST TILT?

#1 Understanding what tilt is, where it comes from, why it happens


#2 Reflecting deeply on the root causes, working with them, and overcoming them



#3 Bankroll Management? Yep!


When less money is involved it's a lot harder to get upset... then it's really only a game
 
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