What is Tilt in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 28, 2024


A tilt in poker is when a player becomes overly irritated and frustrated and starts making reckless and aggressive plays that are even more costly for their bankroll. Sometimes, the cause of tilting can be other players’ behavior or losing in a particularly embarrassing fashion. No poker player is immune to tilting, but learning how to deal with it is essential for long-term success.

Tilt Poker Example:

The most common reasons why poker players tilt are bad beats and losing streaks. In such examples, their judgment gets clouded, they adopt a suboptimal strategy and start playing too many hands.

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