What Ayn Rand Can Teach You About Making Your Opponent Tilt

Posted on Sep 01, 2009 by Gugel in Psychology

Guilt is a powerful way of controlling people

Guilt is a powerful way of controlling people

I’m almost done with Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  She’s a really good writer, though the story can get a bit frustrating at times.  Anyway, one of the key points in her philosophy is that guilt is a powerful way of controlling people.  Make them feel guilty and they’ll do almost anything you want.  It works for religions, charities, and yes, even poker.

Guilt it the secret to controlling your opponent and making them go on tilt.
All you have to do is make your opponent feel guilty about a play he’s made.  To do that, you have to find out how to push his buttons.

  • Is he playing above his bankroll and losing a certain amount of money will make him feel guilty?
  • Will he feel guilty when you flop the nuts and he calls all 3 streets with middle pair?
  • Will he feel guilty if you minraise his continuation bet, he shoves with air, and you call him with top pair-weak kicker?

Find out what buttons you need to push to make your opponent feel guilty and tilt is guaranteed to follow.

What do you do to get your opponent to go on tilt?
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One Response to “What Ayn Rand Can Teach You About Making Your Opponent Tilt”

  1. BigT

    07. Sep, 2009

    I find that the ultra-tight players online can sometimes be persuaded to do the wrong things simply by pointing out their very tight play. For example, in John hasn’t played a round in 30-40 hands make a comment like “Got your aces finally, huh?”

    It shouldn’t work, but occasionally you see the guy suddenly play the next 3-4 hands [poorly].