+1 to screamdustry
The thing that helped me most so far (I'm still a tilt monkey, too) was finding a label for my worst case of tilt.
I am an Injustice Tilter.
When I outplay someone and they win the pot, well... that just isn't fair. I then "take more chances" to allow variance to even things up. After all, if they can suck out, why not me? It's only fair...
I also found out it applies to me in real life, too. A perceived injustice to me tilts me. Thanks poker for that self-awareness. After 2+ years I am still, and always will be, an injustice tilter. My best countermeasure so far is to realize the early symptoms and take a break. Otherwise I tilt off 1/3 of my BR typically.
One other thing: who is your ideal opponent? Someone on tilt? Because they will donk off several buyins in short order. Don't be your ideal opponent.
Oct. 2, 2016 | 1:56 a.m.
So I bet pot for max fold equity vs Ax (I am happy to end hand here) and charge AJ, QQ and maybe a curious TT. I'd be shocked to run into two-pair, and 66, 22 seem unlikely. (Is anyone calling a 4B oop with small/mid pairs?) And of course JJ gets my stack.
UTG wins $66.57
Rake is $2.50
June 10, 2015 | 1:43 a.m.
SB: $10.35 (Hero)
Where I think I am:
However, should I have folded vs size of ~70% pot?
Am I better off betting ~1/2 pot and folding to raise? Would villain really bluff river vs my bet, bet, bet line?
BB wins $6.59
Rake is $0.31
April 12, 2015 | 7:16 p.m.
SB: $1.35 Hands: 2)
Hero (UTG): $2.24
MP: $8.87 (Hands: 4)
CO: $3.31 (Hands: 4)
SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02
Pre Flop:(pot: $0.03 Hero has J:club: J:heart:
Hero raises to $0.06, fold, CO calls $0.06, fold, fold, fold
Flop: ($0.15, 2 players) K:spade: 5:diamond: 8:heart:
Hero bets $0.09, CO raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.11
Turn: ($0.55, 2 players) 3:diamond:
Hero checks, CO checks
River: ($0.55, 2 players) 6:heart:
Hero checks, CO bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35
It seems like I keep running into this spot on the river. Have I induced a bluff? Or did villain river 2 pair or better?
[spoil]CO shows 6:spade: 6:diamond: (Three of a Kind, Sixes) (Pre 20%, Flop 12%, Turn 5%)
Hero mucks J:club: J:heart: (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 80%, Flop 88%, Turn 95%)
CO wins $1.21
PS. sorry about formatting
Aug. 18, 2014 | 11:02 p.m.
PokerStars - $0.25 PL Hi FAST (6 max) - Omaha Hi - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
BTN (BTN): $32 (VPIP: 27.48, PFR: 12.98, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 136)
SB (SB): $27 (VPIP: 21.11, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 91)
BB (BB): $25 (VPIP: 21.62, PFR: 10.81, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 76)
Hero (UTG): $41 (VPIP: 19, PFR: 10
MP (MP): $38 (VPIP: 14.00, PFR: 10.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 51)
CO (CO): $18 (VPIP: 45.00, PFR: 15.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25
Dealt to Hero: Ah Ac Qs 9d
Hero calls $0.25, MP raises to $1.10, CO calls $1.10, BTN calls $1.10, SB calls $1.00, fold, Hero calls $0.85
Flop ($5.75, 5 players): 7c 5c 2s
SB checks, Hero checks, MP checks, CO bets $5.51, fold, fold, fold, fold
Preflop my plan was to limp/call OOP, limp/pot IP. I didn't want to play weakish aces OOP in a 3-bet pot. I now see no one had ever three bet :(. But when it was 5 way I
didn't want to pot into raiser because I thought my Ace outs may be in
the other hands that I expect to be a bit ace heavy. I didn't know what to do.
Was my plan too passive, should I have opened UTG?
Given the original limp, was the best play to fold to a raise an 3 callers? Pot? Or given almost 6:1, call and bet a flop I connect with?
Any thoughts on playing weakish aces OOP?