Definition of steaming

When you say that a player is in the middle of a "steaming", you have to have the image of a player with smoke coming out of his ears. A player will be in the middle of a steaming, often following an badbeat. After an badbeat, the gambler may be overly full of angry emotions and in full swing. Generally, pro players have better control over their emotions. The steaming can be very costly and therefore is a behaviour to be avoided as much as possible. An evening of steaming can cost you a good month's profit.

How do you recognize a player on a steaming?

The tilted player or steaming will be the player who raises all hands. Usually steaming will cause a player to be far too aggressive. He will raise with any hand, bet on all flop's, can call overbets's, repeat bluffs, etc. If you ever see a player with a full steaming on your tables, first of all, don't try to bluff him, it's probably a very bad idea and always assume that he will be very aggressive. Wait for your hand and take him out.


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