Eight Keys to tilter less

By Tommy Angelo
This series of articles will not teach you how to play poker, but how to become a poker player. It is open to all poker players, regardless of your limit, whether you're playing live or online. The variant does not matter either. If you play poker, this series is for you.

Several articles on the fact specialize bet and give you all the right strategies to build, which is an important part to be a winning poker player, but this article will specialize in everything that has no connection with the made bet. We'll get to work on us to play our A game more often.

Where do we get these eight key?

It is key that Buddha discovered to stop suffering. It's part of his teaching and for him, the important thing in life is to try not to suffer. That playing poker can be something with. What we will do is to take the Buddha's teachings and apply poker changing some concepts to make them applicable to poker.

Let's see the points raised. The first point is the "right view".

It will make you see things as they are. Distortion must exist between what you think and reality. We try to apply concepts that have a connection with the poker, as the bankroll for example.

The third issue will focus on "mindfulness."

This is one of the points that I particularly like. He will teach you to be aware of yourself and what you are doing, to pay attention to your actions. When you become aware of the extent to which your mind is busy, it can become a hobby to master your mind.

The theme is my favorite, Reciprocity; a word I invented.

The other theme is the fact that "leaving". And it can be more profitable for some.

The following is the "good talking" what you should say and should not say.

The other is the "right action" and, as its name suggests, we'll see what we must do and not do.
And theme that everyone expects "Tilter less." Any player who has played only a little poker at any limit knows that it is impossible ever tilter.

Here are 8 steps in our way. What is the most important part?

I think they are all important to not tilter. You can not see these parts as independent of one another. It is like a wheel. All parts of the wheel assembly work. One could say that "Tilter less" is the most important, by cons, what we do to achieve this is important too. It's like playing poker eventually. You can not just work folder or caller or raiser, or etc.. You must be good in all these aspects to be a good poker player. That there are interesting with this article as is the fact that you never finished the work. This is not like an article where you get information and move on. For this article to be effective, you need to read the whole thing, more than once, work and read it in 1 year and 2 years, etc.. What is also interesting is that if you are reading this article for the first time and you work on one aspect for 1 year, for example meditation, when you reread the item within 1 year, you will have a new vision of it and you will be aware of more things.

You can work on this article your entire life.

The "right view"

What is the "right view"? It is everything that is not a bad vision. Now, what that poor vision? How to know what is right and what is not? Buddhism teaches us that we can have a good vision having poor vision. A good example is when we play poker and we are result-oriented. In other words, justify our decisions with respect to the course of things. Therefore, the fact of not being oriented on the result would be good vision.

I think I saw a good example the other day and tell me if this is the right vision or poor vision. Last week I was playing bowling with friends and a coach and the coach had placed a screen to see the ball move on the driveway. After launching his ball, the guy was right back to the screen on to see the results of its momentum. I think it might be interesting to play poker without ever seeing the result. For example, you play against an opponent, you are on the river and it will in all. When you decide whether or not bluff your opponent, it should not be important to see the result. You've made your decision and you can not change anything. It's the same thing when we learn on TwoPlusTwo or DeucesCracked. It focuses more on why the game because the outcome being focused on the outcome we can tilter.

We now define what we mean by "tilt". Tilt generally means to be emotionally affected and negatively by something happening to your poker table. For my part, I would say that the tilt is:

"The tilt is the fact of not playing his A game. "

Maybe it is because you are tired, emotionally troubled, because you are hungry, etc.. Everything influences you to make bad decisions rather than good is what I call the tilt.

If we go back to being guided by the outcome and tilt it creates us. Being tilted affects our ability to judge. For example, you are on the river with top pair and your opponent goes all-in. You must be wondering if his hand beats you or if it bluff. You think you bluff and odds then you call. He returned his cards and he had the nuts. You will be guided by the outcome; so you think you made a bad game that you have actually done. Immediately after playing this hand, you let yourself be influenced by the result and you say you played badly your hand. The only effect of the tilt is that it hurts you play.

There has for some time that I thought about a concept I call "professional".

My goal is to always play my A game. By cons, who knows and who can tell me what my A game? I can be a good player, a good coach, a good writer, but how can I be a good judge of myself in what my A game? This is where I thought the professional. Imagine a guy has to earn money to live poker. All his money comes from poker. So this guy must always think of poker. When eating is to play poker, when sleeping, it is to play poker. Everything else for this player is what I call the metagame. This guy, professional, will ask how to maximize his poker winnings. He will say: "What should I do in all aspects of my life to maximize my poker winnings?"

Another example. I make a lot of money in the casinos. So I want all the people of the casino to be happy. The dealer is happy, that people will be happy to play them back. I'll never say anything bad about the casino. This is an example where I will not be myself, but I'll be the professional who will guide its actions to maximize its profits. You have to be quiet a poker table not the other players know what is happening inside you. But how to keep it calm you?

For a long time, I've learned to hide my emotions at the poker table before no longer experience these emotions at the poker table. All this is a matter of long and hard work. Be quiet a poker table is a professional attitude.

Here is a hand that you could play yourself:

Affirmation: This is a hand I played last night. And this hand has obsessed me all evening.

Right view: Wrong perception, bad attitude. Being obsessed with one hand all day is something that you should avoid.

Affirmation: I was "card dead" for a while with nothing to play and I finally got KK.

Right view: Finally. Remember that word. "I finally succeeded, I finally got a good hand, etc.."

Affirmation: There were fish at my table.

Right view: No! Poor eyesight, there are no fish at the table. Think of the trees when you play golf. They are not in your way, they are there and that's all. They are part of life.

Affirmation: My opponent was in early position and decided to limp with his usual crap.

Right view: Error. Misjudgment and you should avoid this kind of judgment.

Affirmation: All players before me and I raised folde. I was alone with him. I obviously expected to see out the ace as is the case every time when I have a big pair.

Right view: Having a big pair and wait for a big pair this is something very bad. Misperception.

Affirmation: The flop came with two spades KQ8 and I was pleased with the flop. Fish decided donkbetter and I hate donks bets.

Right view: The fact hate is bad in itself.

Affirmation: I raised my opponent and wedged. The turn was a brick, my opponent checked, I bet my top and set my opponent wedged. The river was a 6 of spades, which scared me.

Right view: We must evacuate the fear of his mind. The river was a 6 of spades and that's all. We can not do anything.

Affirmation: My opponent checka the river. I thought he was going to bet, but no. So when he checked, I thought I might be able to fetch the value, so I decided to bet; My opponent has wedged. I proudly showed my set of kings and he showed me a flush. Chat, I wrote: "Nice catch, moron." Then I told myself, "I should have checker the river, I'm bad at poker."

Right view: Here you may have reason!