Leaking your chips in poker is bad news so here’s how to avoid it
1. Blowing off tiny stacks
You sat down with £100 and you only have £15 left after losing a horrific pot with K-K v Q-Q. You angrily shove your last £15 into the pot with 7-6 suited because you just ‘don’t give one’. You lose.
You flop a set in a multi-way pot. ‘Are we going to your mum’s at the weekend,’ your partner says from the sofa. You try and ignore them. They ask again in an angry tone. You turn to answer. You turn back and you’ve folded. Wonderful.
You’re waiting for a hand to finish so you click on that funny cat video on Facebook. You laugh like a drunk teenager, then click back to find you folded Aces preflop to a min-raise. F%*k your life.
4. Avatar hate
‘That bloke there is such a t%@t. What the f@*k are those sunglasses about. I’m going to call here with 2-6 just to spite him. Sweet two pair. Oh. He’s got a set. Bollocks.’
So you get a $10 bonus for every $100 you rake. But as you grind 12 tables to ‘earn’ the bonus you realise it has cost you $80 to win it.