May 16, 2010 11:42:24 AM EDT
I guess I just see things different, cause I just don't tilt at poker. Maybe cause I mostly play tourney, and just know we all start at the same level in chips (for the most part -- sans re-buys. . .etc)
So even if I have a bad beat, I know that me being upset just effects my game in the long run, or maybe in the same tourney or cash game.
When I play poker, I go to battle, I don't go to war. treat each poker session/tourney as a battle, and your bankroll as your war-chest.
So with not being careless with the bankroll, the hits just never hurt. Everyone has their comfort levels when using the bankroll. (I stay between 5-10% -- but closer to 5)
Never gamble what you can't afford to lose.
and in cash games for example, I want at least 3-4k behind me for even a 1/2 NLHE game.