Avoiding tilt after bad plays getting rewarded

    • chessmaster1234
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      How to avoid tilt after stuff like this happens?

      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, 1.1 Tournament, 10/20 Blinds (2 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      BB (t1730)
      Hero (SB) (t1270)

      Hero's M: 42.33

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9, A
      Hero bets t40, BB raises to t160, Hero calls t120

      Flop: (t320) 3, 2, 6 (2 players)
      BB bets t120, Hero raises to t360, BB raises to t1570 (All-In), Hero calls t750 (All-In)

      Turn: (t2540) J (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t2540) 5 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t2540

      Villian shows Ace 4

      Maybe just go up in limits so that I can play less bad players?
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    • cyzo
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      Originally posted by chessmaster1234
      How to avoid tilt after stuff like this happens?

      Maybe just go up in limits so that I can play less bad players?
      either that or give them some bad beats back
      instead of tilting use the bad beat constructively and take a shot that isnt TOO horrible for your bankroll or try out a looser LAG strategy like the pros use
    • cryoburn
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      Originally posted by chessmaster1234
      Maybe just go up in limits so that I can play less bad players?
      Wow..

      First of all, if every time I read that I received a dollar I'd be fkn rich. That's microstakes players' biggest fallacy.

      Second why did you go broke on that flop with Ace high? I see people do that all time. It's a big leak.

      You played it very badly why play higher stakes with better opponents?
    • Wriggers
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      You may have been dominating preflop but when the flop came down and the money went in (Why were you calling on that flop btw?) he at least had some sort of draw on, whereas you just had 2 overcards.
    • chessmaster1234
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      I just get so frustrated when i know hes bluffing and i make a unbelievable call then he rivers a straight or flush.
    • gormless
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      I think you need to add a NOT to the subject of this thread:

      Avoiding tilt after bad plays NOT getting rewarded

      :f_eek: :f_eek:
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Sure OP, go up in limits, you'll meet lots of friendly (but lonely) regs waiting to play a friendly match, or two, or three or whatever
    • cyzo
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      He was clearly ahead vs the opponent so stop calling OP bad. This is an HU sng, not FR. He has to play to the specific opponent. Obviously the variance will be higher vs loose donks like the opponent in this hand.
    • chessmaster1234
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      i usually play 2$ Hu sngs. At the start of every session i play one 1$ hu to see if variance is on my side. If stuff like this happens i can easily take a break without losing to much money playing on tilt.
    • cryoburn
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      Originally posted by cyzo
      He was clearly ahead vs the opponent so stop calling OP bad. This is an HU sng, not FR. He has to play to the specific opponent. Obviously the variance will be higher vs loose donks like the opponent in this hand.
      Yes he was ahead but did he had enough of a read to go broke? Besides the blinds were so small he could wait for a better spot than ace high...
    • Ultifanatic
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      TO be completely honest about our question....

      Originally posted by chessmaster1234
      How to avoid tilt after stuff like this happens?
      If you tilted because the villian caught a card on the river....>realize that you are playing poker and it happens, no tilt required.

      If you tilted because you had a read that you were ahead and the villian sucked out to beat you.....>realize you are playing poker and it happens AND that is the situations you want, no tilt required.

      If you tilted because you figure you are better than the villian and you are upset that he beat you.....>realize you are playing poker and your ego does not play for you.....your brain does and it plays alot better than your ego, no tilt required.

      If you tilted because you made a bad play at a bad time and you got beat.....>realize that you are playing poker and it happens, learn from your mistakes do not complain about them, no tilt required.

      Realize that the world is against you at poker, realize that it is a straight up hill climp on a slippery slope playing poker and realize that blaming loses, losing sessions, bad hands, idiots and every other negative factor in poker on tilting is just a BIG EXCUSE. Avoid tilt by training yourself not to tilt, just like training your self at any other endevour.

      I will not even get into the variance comment on our side or not.....because next you will talking about if you get AA on your first hand you know you are in for a lucky session....

      Oh and the hand itself.....quite crapola.
    • cyzo
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      Originally posted by chessmaster1234
      At the start of every session i play one 1$ hu to see if variance is on my side.
      What does that mean. Do you move up if variance is on your side and quit if its not? because I actually heard that if you win 1 you are more than likely to lose the next.
    • cyzo
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      I think you are falsely assuming that luck can be controlled. You have to realize there is nothing you can do about it. Just keep playing.
    • AquamanBT
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      This is key...


      Hero's M: 42.33

      I have to give a +1 to NightFrostaSS... at higher buy-ins you will get humiliated if you keep calling pushes this early with A high...
    • chessmaster1234
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      ok made some adjustments. Playing only 2$ hu sngs, even at the start of the session. After bad beats i just take a break, not think about poker and then return after i get my confidence back. Is there any Hu sng hand evaluation on this forum? or do I just post hands in the sng forum?
    • chessmaster1234
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      This is against the same opponent. Just sick

      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, 2.15 Tournament, 10/20 Blinds (2 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Hero (SB) (t1660)
      BB (t1340)

      Hero's M: 55.33

      Preflop: Hero is SB with J, J
      Hero bets t40, BB raises to t1340 (All-In), Hero calls t1300

      Flop: (t2680) 6, 8, K (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (t2680) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (t2680) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: t2680

      Results:
      Hero had J, J (two pair, Jacks and tens).
      BB had 10, J (three of a kind, tens).
      Outcome: BB won t2680


      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, 2.15 Tournament, 20/40 Blinds (2 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Hero (SB) (t1280)
      BB (t1720)

      Hero's M: 21.33

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q
      Hero bets t120, BB raises to t1720 (All-In), Hero calls t1160 (All-In)

      Flop: (t2560) 6, 3, 4 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: (t2560) 7 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      River: (t2560) 10 (2 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: t2560

      Results:
      Hero had Q, Q (one pair, Queens).
      BB had J, Q (flush, Queen high).
      Outcome: BB won t2560

      Guess im done for today.
    • cyzo
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      Don't stop when that happens. Rematch such horrible opponents!
    • crowes
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      Originally posted by cyzo
      Originally posted by chessmaster1234
      At the start of every session i play one 1$ hu to see if variance is on my side.
      What does that mean. Do you move up if variance is on your side and quit if its not? because I actually heard that if you win 1 you are more than likely to lose the next.
      Better way is to take a deck of cards and pik one and if it is a face card play if is not dont play. U will save that $ for the face card day =) =) =)
    • NenadNacevic
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      To answer the initial question.
      I borrowed coping with tilt from out fellow sportsmen - tennis players.

      When they're frustrated they just smash the racket and continue playing like before (at least the good ones). Instead of venting out by hitting the ball constantly in the net or wide...

      So if you're pissed try yelling, and if that doesn't help maybe kick or hit something...don't go all in every hand to vent.
      I personally like calling those lucky donks "idiot", "donk", "lucker"... depending on how severe the suckout/bad play is ... I know it's not nice but essentially it's the truth and it keeps me from tilting so, meh.
    • Alficor1
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      Hitting your table with mouse really helps too. ;) You'll need some spare mouses though.