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  31-Mar-12, 15:28   #1
How do you deal with bad beats ? +1 
Joined: Mar '12
Location: Romania
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 640
Hi , so I wanted to ask you guys about the psichological side of the bad beats , cause i recently went through one , it lasted for about 2 days , and I actually could notice, that my game strategie was influenced a lot by this , and that I wasn't thinking it as I should've been. And to make matters worse Smile) , late at night , I managed to pull my self together , and once again play calmly, i was in this tournament but after 4 hours , and managing it pretty good , i had a good chip stack , and playing it ok , no major mistakes the hole 4 hours , my internet connection dropped =)) , and I've got to say I was furious.
PokerStars Tournament # 566010494, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-in: $ 10.00 / $ 1.00 USD
8611 players
Total prize pool: $ 86110.00 USD
The tour started on 03/29/2012 21:00:00 GMT [29.03.2012 14:00:00 ET]

Dear Ciki89,

You finished the tournament ranked 260 th. A prize consisting of $ 37.02 was credited to your real money account.

You earned 115.72 tournament leader points in this tournament. For information on the tournament leader board, visit our website at http://www.pokerstars.com/ro/poker/tournaments/leader-board/


Thanks for participating.

  31-Mar-12, 15:34   #2

Joined: Mar '12
Location: Spain
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 77
Congratulations! Thumbs Up Disagree

Edited by oualidel (Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 15:40 GMT)

  31-Mar-12, 16:10   #3
Joined: Apr '10
Location: Germany
Age: 44 (M)
Posts: 28
Hm, wow... 2 Days? Are you new to Poker?
Normally it lasts for a couple of Hands, if i fell, it takes longer: Away from Table, listn to Music, go out or do something else. But no Poker.

  31-Mar-12, 16:27   #4

Joined: Feb '10
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 998
How do i deal with the bad beats?????

IO start to play more, more agressive and more stupide, and in case i keep having bad beats i start to punch the keyboard. Sometimes i stop for 10 minutes to have some fresh air, but when i go back and as soon as i have the fiorst bad beat i astart to yeld and playing more stupid than ever. Sometimnes this ends with me playing higherlimits and bust my account.

I know this is sad, but its what happen with me and mos of the players who cant control the tilt.

  31-Mar-12, 17:18   #5

Joined: Dec '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 54 (F)
Posts: 21
I shout at the computer.

I have a beer.

I chill.

I play poker.

I have another baad beatt.

I shout at the computer.

I have another beer....

  31-Mar-12, 17:33   #6

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 1277
The only way to deal with it well, is to take a breather and reassess the situation - in a tournament it's much harder to calm down due to the all or nothing style format. But you're attached to the tournament, so chilling is the ideal way. Sit out 10 hands, stat watch the table.

In a cash game i'd say it's different - you can walk away at any time and probably should if you're going to steam - everyone plays shitty poker when steaming. You're likely to start bluffing in bad spots, raising/reraising beat hands, you know the drill.

The best thing to do is sit it out - compose yourself. Calm minds win more money.

  31-Mar-12, 17:39   #7

Joined: Mar '12
Location: Spain
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 77
@jkkpot Big Smile is bad feeling

  31-Mar-12, 17:39   #8

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 3361
I usually play through my bad beats and sometimes they last a hand or two and sometimes they last a day or two. I try to be more patient and play with a bit more sense, but it seems like when I'm getting hit I just have to deal with it. I've learned a bit for being an inexperienced player with about 18 months under the belt by reading, watching and listening to all. Everyone, even newer players make some great comments, suggestions or have good thoughts to share so I try to respect everyone's opinion. By learning to respect all I've became better at dealing with my bad beats to. Good Luck!

  31-Mar-12, 18:03   #9

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 2576
I don't deal with bad beats anymore. 18% is 18%... 10% is 10%... Of course runner runners always piss you off, but you have to remain calm and keep playing YOUR game. Emotions are a big part of poker, never forget that. You have to control your own brain, cause if you don't, who will?

  31-Mar-12, 18:17   #10

Joined: Oct '10
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 57 (M)
Posts: 442
Ignore them, they are unavoidable Blink

  31-Mar-12, 18:26   #11

Joined: May '09
Location: India
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 4873
with boobs Worship

  31-Mar-12, 18:58   #12

Joined: Jan '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 1204
My way of 'dealing with it' is getting really angry, trying to chill by having a cup of coffee and a J. Then I get angry about something else like a missed opportunity for a big pot, lose. Chill, have a J. Same again. Tongue Sad

  31-Mar-12, 20:40   #13

Joined: Apr '08
Location: Mauritius
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 3978
I don't know if you meant how to deal with being on tilt... but all I can say about post topic is that you can't really deal with bad beats... it's part of the game just ignore them as mentioned above...

  31-Mar-12, 22:34   #14
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 5346
Bad beats arent as bad as bad fingers and a bad mouse. Just messed up a huge stack win by hitting fold instead of call!!!!.... time for bed!
But hey,...just smile and move on to the next hand and the next game.

Thats Poker.

  1-Apr-12, 05:50   #15

Joined: May '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 6197
Bad beats are part of poker so you have to deal with it cos they will allways be there, every day, every week every month, every year.

Try to multitable so you can concentrate on more tables.

  1-Apr-12, 20:09   #16

Joined: May '11
Location: Netherlands
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 141
Most of the time i instantly quit playing poker for that day. after a day or two i have gathered enough courage to start playing poker again Tongue

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