Poker Psychology

These articles, many from poker book author Ian Taylor, look at poker psychology discussing such topics as bad beats, downswings, tilt, and controlling your emotions.  Ian Taylor and Matthew Hilger wrote the classic poker book, The Poker Mindset: Essential Attitudes for Poker Success which discusses these topics in more details.  





Poker Tilt Tips : Your Guilty Conscience

Poker Tilt Tips : Your Guilty Conscience

Back in the late 90’s, before he became sidetracked with writing songs about Michael Jackson, George Bush and vomit, Eminem released a catchy song entitled ‘Guilty Conscience’. It was a song about the two voices that talk to you, one ‘bad voice’ (played by Eminem) representing temptation to commit crime or do what is wrong and one ‘good voice’ (played by Dr Dre) representing logic, reason and morality.
Poker Emotions : Is Poker Controlling You?

Poker Emotions : Is Poker Controlling You?

Anyway, something that really stood out to me was a subject that had nothing to do with actual trading: most of these rare extremely successful traders (including the ones who had families) were completely immersed in the world of the markets. A lot of them were into currencies or foreign markets and would often be in and out of bed during the middle of the night as they glued themselves to their monitors.