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Challenge: Eradicate Entitlement Tilt

CajunDragonCajunDragon Posts: 173Member
edited October 2014 in Poker Goals and Challenges
Here is a prime example of what Jared Tendler calls entitlement tilt! I didn't think it really effected me but I was wrong (as usual!!).

After not being dealt a decent starting hand for hours at 1-2 MGM, I pick up K K UTG+1. I thought I was calm and logical but apparently what was going on in my brain was: "Yes!! I'm finally dealt KK and I damn sure going to win a big pot regardless of the board or players actions"

Anyway, I raise to $15 and get 2 callers. The board comes out 2 :s: 9 :s: J I bet $40 and both players call. The next card was a J :s:
I hated that card.. Without thinking I angrily shipped the rest of my $150 stack in. That was the single worse card that I could of seen and that bet is only getting snapped off by trips or a flush. Vs these particular opponents who play face up and honestly it's just a check fold. I know this but was tired of being drawn out on multiple times over the last few days. Now that I'm aware of it, maybe I'll stop lighting money on fire!



  • BigLarryBigLarry Posts: 86Subscriber
    Obviously it's a check/fold on turn. Also, considering your stack I think you should bet less on flop ($25) to set stacks up properly.

  • neverlearn2neverlearn2 Posts: 2,862Subscriber
    yea entitlement tilt is bad and something i never really thought of til read his book. Its funny now I can see certain spots especially when playing 1/2 where i could kind of see myself tilting.

  • chilidogchilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    I think quitting poorly (a tommy Angelo concept) , and entitlement tilt are two of my major leaks. I am a competitive person and acknowledging that I'm losing to terrible players is sometimes really difficult for me. I understand the math and statistics of poker (engineer by trade), but I know that many times I feel that I deserve to win vs certain players , which is obv not true.

    Poker is not chess -- the best player does not always win. He/she will win more frequently , but definitely not always or poker wouldn't exist (at least in its present form).

    This is a concept that I know intellectually, but need to do a better job of internalizing and accepting it.
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  • CajunDragonCajunDragon Posts: 173Member
    Hi Larry... I tend to bet more on really drawy boards because well. 1-2 players call and if they are going to pay an improper price to draw then why not let them? I just have to be fully able and willing to fold when the draw(s) come in. One of my leaks I used to exhibit was not betting enough with my big value hands because I was thinking more 'protection' then value but I mean I'm playing a 100BB cap game (most of the time) so now I go for the gusto. I redeemed my self in my last few sessions. Folded when behind, pounded them when ahead.
    BigLarry wrote:
    Obviously it's a check/fold on turn. Also, considering your stack I think you should bet less on flop ($25) to set stacks up properly.

    Thanked by 1BigLarry
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