Poker Health Tip – Control Your Tilt

September 10, 2007

Often while playing online, we come across those individuals that completely ‘lose’ it at the table – cursing, beraiding others for their ‘bad’ play, moaning about all the bad luck they have, etc.  You know the type.  We have a recommendation for them: either a: move down in limits so it isn’t so painful, or b: quit playing all together.

Neither choice is all that appealing to someone stuck a few hundred or a few thousand at a time, but it is a necessary choice.  Playing successful poker requires a calm emotional state – to think clearly about the game – at a higher level than the ‘average’.  Generally, playing successful poker will result in you getting ‘sucked out on’ more often than you do it to someone else.  So don’t let that next unlucky hand set you off.

It all hinges on being able to put it all in perspective. Read the rest of this entry »