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Is gambling disease common among poker PROs who don't play other games?

Most winning, disciplined grinders do not get involved in gambling in other games like roulette because they are disciplined. They are winning players because they understand the math behind poker and ...
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Prospect theory and loss aversion refuted by poker players

Kahnemans theory is slightly more nuanced. You are actually supporting his evidence with your example as he found that people are more risk averse when they are winning and conversely they are more ...
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Decrease in utility playing in same stakes (I stop caring about the amount of winning after some time)

I like Grinch91's answer about clarifying what your goals are and looking at the money as buy-ins--I just wanted to add a couple perspectives. One skill that would really help you is to be able to ...
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Best mental state for playing

We are all different but in the end it's all about biology and psychology. Some things apply to all of us meanwhile some only apply to some of us. Being rested is a major factor which determines ...
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Dealing with the desire to play weak hands

This is very common. Tilt is a good phrase to describe it in the extreme. However, it is always present to some degree with all players. It is caused by boredom, distraction, the need for speed and a ...
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What are some good smartphone apps to help dealing with tilt?

I don't know about an app, but I've always found it helpful to leave the table and go for a walk when I go on tilt, or even after a single bad beat. Physically removing yourself from the environment ...
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Bad move/bet or tilt situation?

The way you played pre-flop in both cases was fine. Maybe you could have raised more each time, but that's not the point here. In the AA case, you were raising when the current pot was 250 (50 SB + ...
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Dealing with the desire to play weak hands

Not sure this is an appropriate question here. If so I will delete. It even has a name : tilt Even very good players will go on tilt. You just have to step away from the table. The table is ...
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mental hand history?

If you are referring to the Tendler and Carter book, the section 'Improve your C-game' two things are stated. Firstly, "Your C-Game [are] the cracks in [our poker] foundation ... There is always some ...
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how to succesfully represent a good hand

Not that way. The cut off is not a good position to bluff in. That was a 2 bet pre-flop - one raise. On the flop you have to put AQ in his range. He called a raise pre-flop. Check raise the ...
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Decrease in utility playing in same stakes (I stop caring about the amount of winning after some time)

Stop thinking of it as "I won 1$, that's not much" and start thinking of it as I won a buy-in or two buy-ins. Start asking yourself what you want to use poker for? If you're playing cash games and ...
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Is gambling disease common among poker PROs who don't play other games?

I'm completing the book Hooked; how to build habit-forming products. Its claimed that roughly 1% of people who engage in a habit-forming activity, such as gambling, develop an addiction. Alexander ...
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importance of psychological factors in poker?

The short answer to your question is that the psychological factors (PF) in poker are considerable to a high degree. It has been said that poker is a mind f*** game played with cards. Online the PF ...
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Fight, Flight, and Freezing At The Table?

What you are describing is not uncommon. Many players feel the similarly, especially when playing for real money. There are some things that can be done to reduce both the frequency and the impact of ...
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Is gambling disease common among poker PROs who don't play other games?

I am predicating my answer on a definition of “gambling disease” as meaning your referring to professional players that could not pass the 20 questions from the gamblers anonymous test or could be ...
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Quantified-self devices to measure tilt

I would strongly recommend doing some mindfulness exercises. Recognising your own tilt is really useful and allows you to deal with it. Being aware of your current state of mind will give you a clear ...
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Advice for exploiting Sucker Reputation

so the profit center guy sees you as a sucker because in his opinion you are playing way to tight, right? If thats the case, the guy won´t expect you to bluff that often, so bluff more often when you ...
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