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Old 07-03-2018, 01:43 PM   #1
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Envy Tilt?

Has anyone been in games where huge sums of money are being transferred about a table and you keep getting J3, 2/5, 7/2 type hands and it's tilting? I try to be patient but it seems like sometimes I just can't get started in these games. It doesn't tilt me, tilt me I start trying to complete every SB with even complete junk and trying to crawl in on the button with questionable hands. I'd have to say its a form of tilt because I'm playing worse and I'm very envious of how well the other players are doing.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:01 AM   #2
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Re: Envy Tilt?

Which table would you prefer to be at: One full of nits where no one is winning, or the one you describe?
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:05 AM   #3
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Re: Envy Tilt?

The one I describe yet these feelings of frustration I experience are by definition short-term. I have to alter my strategy.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:25 AM   #4
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Re: Envy Tilt?

One of the best things you can do for your poker game is stop comparing yourself to other players.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Envy Tilt?

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One of the best things you can do for your poker game is stop comparing yourself to other players.
Agreed, it's hard not to sometimes but i think i'll try.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:47 PM   #6
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Agreed, it's hard not to sometimes but i think i'll try.
Of course it's hard, we naturally like to compare ourselves to others. But if you can learn to do it you'll be amazed at how much more you enjoy poker when you're not fixated on what cards other people are getting, how much they've won, how good they run, etc.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:41 AM   #7
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Of course it's hard, we naturally like to compare ourselves to others. But if you can learn to do it you'll be amazed at how much more you enjoy poker when you're not fixated on what cards other people are getting, how much they've won, how good they run, etc.
You're 100% right and I'm definitely open to any new ideas or new perspective, thanks
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:08 PM   #8
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You're 100% right and I'm definitely open to any new ideas or new perspective, thanks
Concentrate on the ways in which each individual player is exploitable, and what strategies you might employ to exploit them, rather than stew about how you're not getting a chance. There's a million questions you can be asking yourself as to how to maximize your profits when you do eventually have a hand. Think "I haven't played many hands tonight, maybe I can squeeze wide here since my table image is tight and the caller/raiser is loose?" over "**** this, I'm 3betting J4o" and disregarding the situation out of frustration.

I find that focusing on what others are doing, and how I might play a hand if I had one, keeps me grounded, and I only end up tilting when I've stopped analyzing what is in my control, and start thinking about the things that aren't.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:24 AM   #9
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Re: Envy Tilt?

this is tough sometimes. Like the last time I played live was definately envious of the other reg I know. I played 7 hours and didn't make a hand on a good table (lower stakes) the entire time. Biggest hand was 1 pair !. Other reg I know sits down near the end of my session and flops a nut flush and a set of 88 within 30 minutes of sitting down. Its hard for me not to be somewhat effected by this. Damn I'm unlucky
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