Can you control your ego on the table?

L

lepaux

Rising Star
Joined
Apr 12, 2017
Total posts
7
I find that the worst mistakes I make is when I let my ego get in the way and worry more about winning than what's actually on the table.. any experiences with this?
 
KRANKES

KRANKES

Rock Star
Joined
Jan 4, 2019
Total posts
392
Awards
1
Yeah, I got you, sometimes I have to teach this super aggressive noob a lesson to show him that he's not allowed to do whatever he wants, while he's sitting at MY TABLE :)
 
abgvedr

abgvedr

Legend
Joined
Feb 14, 2021
Total posts
1,272
Yes happens sometimes but mostly its for good.
 
C

caracaski220

Visionary
Joined
Aug 27, 2015
Total posts
620
Awards
1
VE
caracaski220

Nope. Id rather páy attention to tjhe other players, not myself.
 
KozakAlex

KozakAlex

Visionary
Joined
Nov 26, 2017
Total posts
979
Awards
1
I rarely control myself. Basically 1-2 hours and more and more I do not have enough attention on the game.
 
L

Lolocomondo

Enthusiast
Joined
Apr 10, 2021
Total posts
47
Yes, sometimes I find myself unable control my ego. Especially after having a good winning pot streak. You should control it and play by the rules that your brain tells you. Don't do your things cause it will not workout. Luck is short term but ability follows you in the long process.
 
Datdude1

Datdude1

Visionary
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Total posts
947
Yeah, I'm working on that. I'm trying to disconnect from my ego once I sit down to play. It's difficult at times but I'm working on it.
 
danoscar

danoscar

Legend
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Total posts
1,508
Hello. If I do not, I lose. Can't tell you how mant times I have seen a player have a huge bank think that any hand they bet, they will win, turn into a maniac and lose.
 
AizenFalck

AizenFalck

Legend
Joined
Jan 16, 2016
Total posts
1,378
Awards
10
I think that when you refer to the ego you mean all its wrong part or am I wrong? Because really ego is all we are, not going into the subject of the word ego so much, I feel that when I get angry I look more at a single player against whom I lost instead of seeing the complete panorama of the tournament, That's when I start to conflict, both with myself, and with the game pattern that has already been giving results, it is a sure loss if you let the ego control you in these cases. Regards.
 
V

vittopio

Visionary
Joined
Nov 13, 2019
Total posts
961
Awards
2
I find that the worst mistakes I make is when I let my ego get in the way and worry more about winning than what's actually on the table.. any experiences with this?
I think if I could control my ego I would already be a millionaire!
 
P

PLAYFUL1

Legend
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Total posts
1,572
Awards
2
I usually have a good ego control going into the tourney but sometimes you just wanna scratch someone's eyes out. It's seems to be at the end of tourneys when the slightess thing sets me off like extremely slow play
 
7

77ecos

Visionary
Joined
Aug 2, 2015
Total posts
696
Awards
2
It usually happens to me often but I quickly focus again, I see the lobby I analyze the situation I am in and it is like recharging my game to stay strong and in control of emotions and decisions:jd4::jd4::jd4::jd4:
 
sharipov8090

sharipov8090

Legend
Joined
Feb 6, 2019
Total posts
1,460
Discipline in poker is a very important thing without which you should not play.The factor that you are not alone in this world who is unlucky in this or that hand can help you fight with emotions.Each of us is defeated.Attitude to the game is what you should be concerned about.this is a game of both you to her and she in response.
 
Tracid

Tracid

Squirrel Tiger
Community Guide
Joined
May 28, 2016
Total posts
6,358
Awards
6
I find that the worst mistakes I make is when I let my ego get in the way and worry more about winning than what's actually on the table.. any experiences with this?
Absolutely! :laugh:

If my ego is granted audience it reliably informs me that as a sleeping goat, an Ungar incarnate, every pot from every position with every holding is an entitlement. Every opponent should fold whenever faced with my open or raise and anything else but mucking is an insubordinate affront. When I win, it's skill. When they win, they got lucky.

Now, let's consider if any aspects of this perspective might harm our expectations or be detrimental with regards to our decision-making process... :icon_scra

Gut feeling tells me we might be able to find something unhelpful there... :laugh:

To me, playing without ego means acknowledging that we have no right to win, regardless of our history or how we play, that in the eyes of probability- we are all equal. Also that there is mutual respect, we are considerate of our opponents, play with integrity and we win & lose as graciously as possible.

As someone who grew up idolising The Brat before ever becoming aware of the aforementioned, growing out of referring to opponents along the lines of 'European idiots who can't even spell poker hunny' (or colourful alternatives) and relearning how to think about the game has been paramount!

I've said it before and I'll say it again- check your ego in at the door before you sit down to play, you can pick it up again on your way out! :biggrin:
 
C

COMIRRR

Legend
Joined
Jan 25, 2019
Total posts
1,330
Awards
1
I don't know if I can answer objectively ... haha
 
S

Shooter74

Visionary
Joined
Sep 12, 2013
Total posts
651
Awards
2
Ego ok....


Tilt is difficult....
 
Juan Oro

Juan Oro

Visionary
Joined
Jun 3, 2016
Total posts
546
Sometimes we go through that at a gaming table, we do not tolerate that a rookie or "fish" wins us a hand or wins us a hand by luck and starts talking at the table and that makes us fall into the traps of the Ego and we We can make mistakes looking to win the chips to the "fish" at the table, we must make decisions patiently and wait for a good moment to make our best play.
"The ego is not your friend"
 
Z

zerosalex

Visionary
Joined
Jun 22, 2020
Total posts
544
Awards
1
If you take poker seriously it's a good important subject to learn how to control your emotions instead of letting them control you. Same with ego but it's a bit different because because you dont want to be soft in order to maximize your profits.
 
R

rdrennan

Rising Star
Joined
Feb 7, 2021
Total posts
6
Ego

Yesterday, I was playing against a player that was in every hand and shoving. I finally, had a decent hand to go up against him..and I won the hand. Was very happy. But, in the end, the player called my huge pre-fop bet when I had pocket QQ. Flop came and I shoved all in to learn he flopped the straight with a 5, 8. to the 4, 6, 7 on the board. He took me out. I just don't understand players that call a huge bet with such mediocre cards. In a way, it makes me feel like its set up. Do others feel this way at times? online poker playing is much more difficult than live games.

Hard Headed
 
niphon56

niphon56

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
May 23, 2015
Total posts
2,572
Awards
2
Most of time i can. :) Sometime it's difficult.

Not necessary to control, it's just oneself.
 
infonazar

infonazar

Legend
Loyaler
Joined
Oct 10, 2017
Total posts
3,068
Awards
1
UA
I find that the worst mistakes I make is when I let my ego get in the way and worry more about winning than what's actually on the table.. any experiences with this?


I always play focused and focus all my attention on my decisions. Thanks to this, I make money steadily. No emotions, just a thoughtful game and a clear calculation.
 
Evan Jarvis

Evan Jarvis

Legend
Joined
Feb 21, 2017
Total posts
1,935
Awards
4
I find that the worst mistakes I make is when I let my ego get in the way and worry more about winning than what's actually on the table.. any experiences with this?

I 100% agree

I find that bankroll management helps with this one a ton honestly, because bankroll management helps with emotional control

and when emotions and feelings aren't getting stirred up it's harder for things like vendettas or revenge to creep into your mind.

That's what I've found to be helpful, that and just taking slow deep breaths,
It's surprisingly effective for keeping your ego and emotions under control

Highly recommended!
 
Top