Tilt is an emotional response that usually results from a bad beat or losing a big pot. Your emotional response interferes with your ability to think clearly and results in poor decision-making and irrational actions. If you play poker, chances are you have experienced the dreaded tilt. While there are many tips and tricks to keep yourself in check and protect your bankroll when tilt is in play, the most important of these tips is self-awareness. Tilt affects every player differently and having a thorough understanding of how you respond to it can mean the difference between winning and losing.