POKERSTER9 wrote:It's very important to keep your temper in check. Keeping an even temper is the best way to survive in tournaments. If you get too upset over losing a hand you have to move on and start the next hand like it's the first one. All the pros I see that are successfull show no emotions when playing. You can't too up or too down.
While I agree that it's important to remain calm after a bad beat, there are several pros that come to mind who wear their emotions on their sleeve...Mike Matusow can be heard three casinos over if he loses ANY hand, and Phil Helmuth will humiliate the living daylights out of you if you beat him.
I wouldn't recommend this strategy to the average Joe Poker player, because usually (at least in the pro's case) it's more or less an attempt to pull you out of your game, but it is successful for them.
I'd say if you are destroying filing cabinets and laptop computers after bad beats, then you could probably benefit from a good anger management class.