Ah, the steam. If a poker player claims never to have peered over the barrel of a looming steam – they’re either telling a lie or they haven’t been gambling very long. This doesn’t indicate of course that every poker player has gone on tilt before, a handful of players have wonderful willpower and carry their losses as a loss and keep it at that. To be a great poker player, it’s absolutely important to approach your wins and your losses in the same way – with little emotion. You play the match in the same manner you did after taking a hard beat like you would after winning a huge hand. Most of the poker pros are not tempted by tilting after a horrible defeat as they are incredibly experienced and you really should be to.

You must be certain that you can not win every hand you’re in, regardless if you are the front runner. Hands that typically cause people go on tilt are hands you were the leading choice or at a minimum believed you were up until you were side swiped and you lost a huge portion of your stack. Bad defeats are bound to happen. Face that fact right now, I’ll say it again – if your brother enjoys cards, if your parents enjoy cards, if your grandparents enjoy cards – We all have bad defeats at some point. It’s an unavoidable experience of competing in Holdem, or for that matter any type of poker.

Seeing as we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for one reason – to acquire money, it certainly makes sense that we will bet accordingly to maximize winnings. Now let us say you are up one hundred dollars off of a 100 dollars deposit, and you suffer a huge hit in a No Limits game and your stack is down to $120. You’ve lost eighty dollars in a hand where you were sure to pick up $200two hundred dollars when you decided to go all-in on the flop and enjoyed a 10 – 1 edge. And that fish! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right there. This is a quintessential choice for a new gambler to begin tilting. They really just lost too much $$$$ on one hand that they should have won and they’re angry