Ah, the poker steam. If a poker gambler states never to have peered over the shadow of an approaching poker tilt – they’re either lying or they have not been gambling very long. This does not indicate obviously that every poker player has gone on steam in the past, a few people have awesome willpower and take their losses as a defeat and leave it at that. To be a great poker gambler, it is extremely important to treat your wins and your defeats in a similar way – with no emotion. You compete in the game in the same manner you did after taking a hard loss like you would after winning a huge hand. All poker masters are not enticed by tilting following a bad loss as they are incredibly accomplished and you must be to.

You have to be aware that you can’t win each and every hand you are in, regardless if you are the front runner. Hands that normally cause players to go on tilt are hands that you were the leading choice or at a minimum thought you were up until you were side swiped and you lost a gigantic portion of your bankroll. Awful beats are going to develop. Accept that reality right now, I will say it once more – if your brother enjoys cards, if your parents enjoy cards, if your grandma plays cards – They have all had poor losses at some point. It’s an unavoidable experience of participating in Texas Hold’em, or for that matter any type of poker.

Since we are assumingly (almost all of us) playing poker for a single purpose – to earn $$$$, it will make sense that we would gamble appropriately to maximize winnings. Now let’s say you are up one hundred dollars off of a $100 deposit, and you suffer a large hit in a NL game and your bankroll is at $120. You have burned $80 in a round where you should have picked up $200two hundred dollars when you went all-in on the flop and enjoyed a ten to one advantage. And that amateur! He banged you out on the river? – Well stop right here. This is a classic opportunity for a fresh player to start tilting. They really just burned too much money on one round that they should have won and they’re agitated