Avoid The "Tilt" In Poker Strategy
When the poker player is playing a far-from-the-normal-game of poker, it is referred to as going on "tilt". This is an emotion-driven style, possibly because of something that might have happened in the game to provoke them to go on "tilt".
Instead of clinging to any regular game plan, a player might go on "tilt", doing things that they wouldn't be doing ordinarily in normal game play: The player begins to make over-aggressive bets, remains in the betting for longer than they should, showing no self-control or discipline.
What couls happen to cause a player to go on "tilt"?
One main reason (in fact, the usual reason) for the times that a player goes on "tilt", is when the player just experienced a bad loss, expecting to win the hand, which is referred to as a "bad beat".
This causes a heavy rush in emotion in the player that cannot be contained easily - emotions become more influential than the powers of logic and reasoning; "tilt" playing is created by emotion over reason.
In the mind of the player, they see all their patient strategy utilized to stack up chips being blown away in a flash of horrible luck, and the response is to try to get back what he had loss. The brain is in a state of stress, with the desire to get back all the lost chips as quickly as possible.
Can you avoid "tilt"?: The answer would be "yes". A player should possess the ability to cling on to their emergency exit plan, and this requires a lot of discipline. Most players, even the professional poker player, erroneously trust that "tilt" can be warded off by reflecting for a few minutes after the game to recollect their thoughts and simply counting to ten to ease the tension building inside.
This sounds easy, in theory, but maybe it is not so easy.
The only sure way to ward off "tilting" is to take yourself out of the game for awhile. If you are playing in a casino, stand up, leave the table, walk away and don't look back. Take a walk or get something to drink or eat. If you are at home and playing on the internet just hit the "stick out" button and you are done. Stand up and walk away. Allow your mind to reset. A fresh start will make you a better poker player than one who is trying to desperatly come back from a "bad beat".