• In Advance of a Tilt

    Ah, the steam. If a poker player states at no time to have peered down the barrel of an approaching poker steam – they are either telling a lie or they have not been playing very long. This does not indicate of course that every player has gone on tilt before, a few people have great control and take their losses as a hit and keep it at that. To be a good poker gambler, it is absolutely critical to approach your successes and your defeats in an identical way – with no emotion. You compete in the game the same way you did following a hard beat like you would after winning a big hand. Many of the poker masters are not charmed by tilting following a bad beat as they are very professional and you really should be to.

    You have to understand that you won’t win each and every hand you are in, even if you are the front runner. Hands that frequently cause people go on tilt are hands you were the favored or at a minimum believed you were until you were side swiped and you squandered a large chunk of your stack. Bad defeats are bound to happen. Accept that reality right now, I’ll say it again – if your sister plays cards, if your mother plays cards, if your grandpa plays cards – They have all had bad beats sometime. It is an unavoidable outcome of participating in Texas Holdem, or really any kind of poker.

    Seeing as we are assumingly (nearly all of us) in the game for one purpose – to win cash, it certainly makes sense that we will wager appropriately to maximize profits. Now let us say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you suffer a large hit in a NL game and your bankroll is only has remaining $120. You have squandered eighty dollars in a round where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and had a ten to one edge. And that guy! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right here. This is a quintessential choice for a fresh bettor to start tilting. They just blew too much cash on one round that they should have won and they’re agitated

     February 12th, 2007  Spencer   No comments

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