Looking at players in the aggregate, and using looking at open-ended streaks rather than ones of an exact length, we find strong evidence for tilt. How winning streaks affect players seems much more individual, however.
Continuing our search to understand tilt, we take an individual look at three high-volume heads-up players on PokerStars to see how their win rate changes over the course of a winning or losing streak.
Our quest to understand tilt takes us into the wild to look at some PokerStars heads-up players’ Sharkscope stats. In doing so, we find that the problem is more complicated than expected.
In this new series on the mathematics of variance, we start by taking a look at winning and losing streaks in heads-up sit-and-gos, and how to tell if you’re tilting.