Tag: emotional control

Oct 05 2020

Knowing When To Quit

Oct 05 2020 Published at Blog - Exceptional Poker.com under tags  emotional control

An entire book could be written on knowing when to quit, but the late, great, and prolific poker author Lou Krieger summed the entire topic up best when we wrote in Hold'em Excellence: From Beginner to Winner:...

Sep 14 2020

Five Realities of Poker You Must Embrace—Now!

Sep 14 2020 Published at Blog - Exceptional Poker.com under tags  emotional control

One of the most important things you can do to manage tilt in poker is to accept poker for what it is. Many beginning players (and even some more advanced players that should know better) try to bend poker to their will. They struggle with results and ultimately become exasperated with the game when it doesn’t do what they want. Poker doesn’t...

Aug 03 2020

Crazy Talk. Poker. Reality.

Aug 03 2020 Published at Blog - Exceptional Poker.com under tags  emotional control

“You can avoid reality but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” -- Ayn Rand Many players believe in getting lucky. They know they shouldn’t play trap hands out of position, yet they do anyway, hoping for miracle flops. Other players have a favorite hand they always play, regardless of the situation. Others limp-open pots, even when they know that they...

Jun 23 2020

A Simple Technique For Combatting Tilt: Name Your Emotion

Jun 23 2020 Published at Blog - Exceptional Poker.com under tags  emotional control

Tilt Mitigation Begins With Putting a Label on Your Tormentor “So what’s the value of getting people to express what they’re actually feeling, rather than keeping things relentlessly light and bland? The answer is that naming our emotions tends to diffuse their charge and lessen the burden they create.” -- Tony Schwartz The first step to reducing tilt is recognizing that...

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