These articles have been really great. I’m looking forward to the next one.
Tilt was my greatest downfall in last year’s SCs. I remember getting tilted round 1 against a new player that asked some very basic questions about the game, and then won on turn 2 by Legwork + TME.
I still feel that loss can be attributed largely to variance (mulligan from 4 agenda hand into 5 agenda hand), but I now recognize some better avenues to play, but I don’t think I would have ever won. But after that game I was very tilted, and I played the rest of the day trying to force my decks to do things they just weren’t going to do.
When I mathematically eliminated myself (too far back to ever dream of making the cut) I played much better and had more fun. I’ve since been learning (or at least trying to learn) how to keep myself on the right track and in the right frame of mind to actually win games.