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Old 11-05-2007, 05:26 PM
smash1820 smash1820 is offline
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Default How do you control your emotions?

Hi,

I have been playing poker for a couple of years, but last night I experienced a very emotional event. Over the past couple of months, I had built my bankroll from $50 into $1,250, but after an undeserved loss of $60 last night, I went on serious tilt and managed to throw away another $300, to reduce my bankroll to a pathetic $900.

Normally I play $10 SNGs, but this weekend I tried playing $11+$1 Turbos, and after having very short-term luck with that, I decided to try playing $22+$2 Turbos... To make a long story short, I played 2 rounds with 6 tourneys per round, and I lost 12 tournaments STRAIGHT!!! [img]/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

My question is: What can I do to help control my emotions? Other than reading books (I'm currently reading "The Poker Mindset"), what strategies do you guys use to keep up solid play? How do you handle bad beats? What can you do to avoid going on tilt?

While I hate to admit this, I am a very emotional poker player and react strongly to bad beats or undeserving losses. I just KNOW this is eating in to my potential earnings, but I've been struggling to fix it. Help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

Clam down.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

[x] 12 tournaments STRAIGHT!!!
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

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Clam down.

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1 clam juice a day helps keep the tilt away


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Old 11-05-2007, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

undeserving losses? lol

thinking like that is why u go on tilt in the first place.. it's poker, draw outs happen, donks get lucky.. if they didn't they'd quit.

At what point does it become an undeserved loss? When u are a 60% fav? 70%?
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

honestly... I used to play sngs... they weigh on your emotions way too much... get into cash games
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

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undeserving losses? lol

thinking like that is why u go on tilt in the first place.. it's poker, draw outs happen, donks get lucky.. if they didn't they'd quit.

At what point does it become an undeserved loss? When u are a 60% fav? 70%?

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When you wake up every day knowing you will get your money in good throughout the day and go to bed with less money than you had when you woke up HYACHACHAHCHAFHA
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

Move up a level to try to earn back your losses!





not.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: How do you control your emotions?

Find a way to contact the guy or guys you lost your $300 tilt money to and explain to them what happened and see if they'll give you your money back.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:50 PM
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smack might help
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