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Good Job, Stupid: Poker Room-Induced Tilt and How NOT to End a Downswing

All Mike Patrick wanted to do was head out to play some poker. A series of events leading up to the beginning of his session induced tilt before he even sat down to play a hand.

This is the (hilariously heartbreaking) story of what went down before and during that poker session, as well as the lessons other players can learn with regard to how to potentially avoid making stupid mistakes.

Witnessing ‘The Tank’ Get Shattered

Poker has gotten tougher to win at than ever before, which makes it that much more difficult for newer players to build up the courage to take a seat at the felt. Ridiculing such inexperienced players is literally the worst course of action for veteran players to take.

In this op-ed, Mike Patrick recounts a scene he witnessed at the table that quite frankly made him sick, where one of the regs decided to “shatter the tank.” The lessons should be obvious to anyone reading this article.