Keep Your Cool

Playing poker can be an extremely lucrative hobby if you can keep a hold on your emotions. Emotion is one of the biggest enemies to playing poker profitably because it clouds your judgment and very often results in a player going ?on tilt.? Going on tilt is the loss of emotional control where you take huge risks and make poor decisions that you would not make if you had control of your emotions and it is the single biggest source of lost chips in all of poker. That is why keeping a strong handle on your emotions is key to playing poker profitably. By being able to maintain your cool in difficult situations and through the bad beats will allow you to keep the chips in your stack. It is easier said than done to let the bad beats roll off your back but in doing so; you will greatly improve your play and your profitability.