Tuesday, May 01, 2007


1 MAY 07

In honor of the day and the title of this post, I was thinking about tilt. For once, acknowledging tilt saved me money. I was playing last night and got up early at a 10/20 table featuring a couple regulars in the 50/100 game. You can be sure there will be many multi-way capped pots, and they didn’t let me down. I played good, solid poker and let the cards do the work until two consecutive opponents won big pots with the exact same hand.

9 4 off-suit.

I turned to LV, a regular and also active duty Army (like me) and remarked how I donked away a bunch of chips the last time morons sucked out like that. I noted that I failed to adjust my strategy for the table-tilt, and I vowed I wouldn’t do it again.

I walked away up a buy-in.

How can it be that the pros don’t tilt? Surely that’s what separates the men from the boys,* right?

It turns out, even Daniel Negreanu goes on tilt.

* You know how they are always talking about what separates the men from the boys? I’ll tell you what separates the men from the boys. The sodomy laws. – George Carlin

Editors Note: Apparently, the Card Player link died when Daniel put up a new post. Here is a link to the same tilt-related post on his FCP website. Sorry, but it may not be accessible from your work computer. I sure can’t get it on mine, so I’m posting this from home.


Anonymous said...

Pros tilt. They just recognize it and adjust accordingly. Sometimes that adjustment means leaving for the day and finding a nice toilet to flush your head down. :)


Matt Silverthorn said...

Linky doesn't work?

DrChako said...

Thanks. Try the new link now. It's at the bottom of the post.