Originally Posted by IcarusJam
Have you ever tilted at the nosebleeds hu games? Do u play live nosebleeds?
For a brief period I was sitting at 500 / 1k cap to see if anyone / who would come and play. Observer84 came and we played hu, I lost a buyin and being that one buyin was 30k I started getting frustrated right away. Later I opened A9o to 2500 and he shoved for the 30k cap, i called very quick without really thinking about it much at all but I knew it wasn't a good call and I should have folded.
The fact that I was upset after loosing one buyin shows that I definitely shouldn't have been playing that game at the time, and I think the stakes made me play worse, more prone to tilt.
I definitely have had problems with tilt, I think its important to always be playing comfortable stakes where you can handle the swings and where loosing won't set off bad emotions that will lead to tilt. I think I'm more likely to tilt when playing higher stakes to where I will be thinking about the money a lot more, and loosing a buy-in or a few will upset me much more then when I'm playing more comfortable stakes. Obviously this is where tilt can be very costly, you just have to be very self aware of your state of mind and be ready to quit if you find yourself, and also set stop-losses before the session and sticking to them, especially when taking shots at higher stakes.
I haven't played any live nosebleeds although I would definitely like to, I just dont know where the games are and the games that do run are usually PLO or mix holdem / plo. If anyone knows of any highstakes nl holdem games that are running in vegas, or even wherever, send me a PM and let me know!