Zach6668, on Thursday, August 16th, 2007, 1:41 AM, said:
How do you deal with 120 BB downswings that occur over < 500 hands?Actually, in general, I think my only tilt problem occurs when I suffer 4 or 5 bad beats or coolers or 2nd best hands, etc, within a few minutes. That's kinda when I can sorta feel the wire snap, so to speak.I tend to think, other than those occurances, I'm good at handling the beats and swings of SH LHE, but what do you do, or recommend for accepting the beats, and controlling the tilt issues a bit better?
If you really take time to think about tilt, you will become quite sad. Think of all of the charities you could give your money to as opposed to poker players who are looking to take your money anyway. Think of how much you could have used that money to spend on yourself, loved ones, bills, etc. If you begin to look at tilt that way, it will happen far less.People often tilt when they are not prepared emotionally for a session. You need to be well rested, nourished, and in a good frame of mind. Tilt is a natural part of poker. So is gambling. These are habits that you want to work on fixing. They are leaks. Everyone has them to a certain degree. The first thing you do is acknowledge it which you have done. Through repetition, you can fix these problems. Listen to soothing music. Take breaks as needed.One very important element of tilt that many people don't understand is br management. If you are playing within your br, you should not have a reason to tilt. In fact you should welcome people to draw out on you, make mistakes and get rewarded, etc.It is those people who are temporarily holding your money for you. That money is in a huge interest bearing acct. When they show up again, they will not only have your money, but plenty more of their own. Let them hold for a bit. It will come back to you if you are the better player.
If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter," then by all means paint - and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh