Ah, the steam. If a poker gambler claims never to have peered over the barrel of an upcoming tilt – they are either telling a lie or they haven’t been gambling very long. This doesn’t imply obviously that each and every one has been on tilt in the past, some players have wonderful willpower and take their losses as a loss and leave it at that. To be a good poker player, it is absolutely important to treat your wins and your losses in a similar manner – with no emotion. You compete in the match the same way you did following a tough loss as you would after winning a big hand. Most of the poker masters are not tempted by tilting following a bad loss as they are very professional and you should be to.

You have to understand that you can not win each hand you’re in, regardless if you are the strongest player. Hands that typically cause people go on tilt are hands that you were the favored or at a minimum thought you were up until you were rivered and you lost a big portion of your bankroll. Bad beats are bound to happen. Accept that fact right now, I’ll say it again – if your sister plays cards, if your mother plays cards, if your grandparents play cards – They have all had bad beats at some point. It’s an inevitable outcome of playing Holdem, or for that matter any kind of poker.

After all we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for a single reason – to earn a profit, it certainly makes sense that we would play accordingly to maximize winnings. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you take a big hit in a NL game and your stack is at $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 had a 10 – 1 advantage. And that fiend! He banged you out on the river? – Well hold it right here. This is a classic choice for a fresh bettor to start tilting. They just burned too much money on one hand that they should have won and they’re agitated